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Alba Rodriguez

REGION: 5 – Metro New York
09/08/19

Position: Developmental Assistant 1

Years of Service: 26

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

Alba Rodriguez says the most rewarding part about being a DSP is the relationship she has built with the people she serves.

ABOUT ALBA:

Edmund Harris, Developmental Assistant II, and Alba’s supervisor said she was selected for the DSP of the Year honor due to the “dedication and commitment she has shown to providing excellent service to people with developmental disabilities in Metro New York every day.”

“Her knowledge of the job sets Alba apart from others,” says Harris. “She is dedicated to providing the best care, day in and day out. Alba also makes herself available to the people we support on her free time and does so happily.”

As an example of how she helps the people in her care to live richer lives, Harris tells how Alba will recognizes everyone’s birthdays and makes sure their day is made special.

“She even treats them to dinner at their favorite restaurant to make it memorable,” he adds.

 “She approaches her job professionally and is respected by her peers,” concludes Harris. “Alba has shown in the 26 years doing this job that she is an exemplary employee.”