Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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Helen Gedney

REGION: 4 – Taconic
09/13/17
Helen Gedney

Position: Direct Support Assistant

Years of Service: 15

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

Making sure that people enjoy meaningful relationships with friends, family and others in their lives.

ABOUT HELEN:

Alfreda Morris, Developmental Assistant 2, says Helen is a very dedicated and compassionate person.  She will ensure everything is taken care of at the home, and makes sure the individuals have everything they need.

“Helen goes the extra mile to ensure that the individuals we serve are getting their goals met and she encourages them to follow their dreams,” Morris adds.

Helen increases the quality of life for the individuals she supports, according to Morris. Helen ensures that the individuals’ choices are being heard and that they are fully participating in their communities. 

“Helen is very passionate about the individuals she supports, and her job as a whole,” Morris continued.

“Helen will come in to work on her day off or stay late to ensure that all individuals’ needs are meet. Helen has created positive relationships with the people she supports.

“I nominated Helen because I want her to know how much I appreciate everything she does,” Morris adds.