Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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William Welch

REGION: 2 – Broome
09/08/19

Position: Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide 1

Years of Service: 10.5

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

William Welch says that the most rewarding part about being a direct support professional is watching the change in people as he works with them and helps to enrich their lives on a daily basis.

ABOUT WILLIAM:

Josh Buell, DDSCTA II and William’s supervisor, says William brings strong assets to his workplace.

“He is dedicated and hardworking,” Buell says. “He is extremely organized and focused on continuously learning and developing best practices to manage routine activities both efficiently and effectively. William brings a positive high energy and a personal touch. He brings consistency and helps each of us to start each day running, rather than scrambling to orient ourselves.”

Buell says William demonstrates professionalism in his job and shows that he genuinely cares about delivering excellent, quality care.

“He strives to integrate both an understanding of the big-picture strategy and goals, as well as attention to details,” Buell adds. “He also goes above and beyond the call of duty in pursuing excellence.”

William easily develops and fosters relationships with staff, individuals and guests, according to Buell. He actively participates in meetings and events; his participation enables him to understand the departments’ implicit needs and initiate ideas to support our efforts. He is terrific at welcoming new staff and people we support, helping them to adjust to their new home.

“William is motivated and positively engaged,” says Buell. “He serves as a true inspiration.”