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Jovena Hoyte

REGION 5 – Staten Island
09/12/18
Jovena Hoyte

Position: Direct Support Assistant

Years of Service: 14

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

“I love interacting and being with the individuals,” says Jovena Hoyte.

ABOUT JOVENA:

Team Treatment Leader Sola Azeez-Taiwo says Jovena is a dedicated worker that goes the extra mile for the people she serves. 

“She knows the birthdays of all the individuals who reside in the IRA where she works, and will always have a nice, big celebration for each and every one of them,” Azeez-Taiwo adds.

Jovena always takes the time to sit with each person to decide what he or she needs – clothing, electronic games, preferred snacks and community outings, says Azeez-Taiwo. 

Paula Guccione, DA3, adds, “Jovena is a team player, and will take on the responsibilities of the supervisor when there is no supervisor in the residence.”

“Jovena genuinely cares for the people she serves and makes their home comfortable,” Azeez-Taiwo adds. “When she shows up for work the individuals are very happy to see her.”