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Matthew North

REGION: 1 – (Western)
09/12/16
Matt North

Position: DSA

YEARS OF SERVICE: 6

THE NOMINEE’S FAVORITE OR MOST REWARDING PART ABOUT BEING A DSP: “I like helping people and seeing the individuals learn new skills and being able to retain them.  This ranges from cooking to money skills to doing laundry to shopping in the community.  It is part of the progression of life and I like being a part of it for our individuals.”

ABOUT MATTHEW: Matthew’s take charge attitude and calm demeanor adds to the exceptional care he provides to the residents at School St IRA and across the Gowanda Team.    Matthew is willing to swap shifts and pick up overtime to help out the home and team.

Matthew is well-liked and the people he supports look forward to when he works.  He helps make it their home and gives them the support to express their independence at home and in the community - from deciding on how to decorate their rooms to visits to the local library, fairs, hikes, train rides, the list goes on. Sherri Marcus, DA3 says, “Matt looks for opportunities to keep skills, offer choice, and develop relationships with the guys at School St.”