To celebrate Direct Support Professional week, we asked a Bancroft DSP to describe the difference she makes — and why she loves what she does. Felicia Strickland has been at Bancroft for over two and a half years. She works in the Children’s Transitional program, on Campus- read her interview below.
Q: What inspired you to become a DSP?
I’ve been in the healthcare field for over fifteen years, I’ve always had a passion for helping others succeed.
Q: Describe the impact you make on the lives of the individuals and families you’ve met.
I impact the individuals that I care for by consistently encouraging them to achieve their goals daily. A small win often leads to major goals being achieved and that’s what brings me joy. I’m happy to be a part of a team that strives for excellence.
Q: As part of the DSP Certification Program, how has that helped your career growth at Bancroft?
The DSP certification program will offer new ways for me to help the individuals that I care for. I’m delighted to be within the first group to explore new opportunities for change.