Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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Belinda Sims-York

REGION: 6 – Long Island
09/13/17
Belinda Sims-York

Position: Developmental Assistant 2

Years of Service: 14

BELINDA’S FAVORITE OR MOST REWARDING PART ABOUT BEING A DSP:

Belinda says she enjoys being available for the individuals to help them be the best they can be.

ABOUT BELINDA:

Yvonne Jones, Developmental Assistant 3, says Belinda conducts herself in a professional manner and helps the people in her care maintain long-lasting relationships in the community.

“Belinda has leadership qualities that she uses to help teach other direct support assistants to understand the importance of their role in assisting individuals with disabilities,” says Jones. “She goes above and beyond to help the others on her team.”

Jones says Belinda works very closely with the individuals at the home where she works to make them feel special. They often seek to spend time with her and go to her with their needs because they know she will make sure they are heard.

“Belinda is a leader in being a direct support professional,” Jones adds. ”She goes beyond her expected duties to ensure the individuals are respected, heard and cared for. Belinda often does these things without a second thought, or with no intention of receiving recognition, which demonstrates her sincerity and her dedication to being a top-notch DSP.”