REGION: 3 – Capital District
DSP: Ramon Machado
Position: Direct Support Assistant
Years of Service: 17
This is the second time Ramon has been named Direct Support Professional of the Year for the Capital District DDSOO – the first time was in 2021—and it is all due to his dedication and positive attitude on the job.
“Ramon is very dedicated to the people he serves,” says co-worker Caitlin Perkins. “He always has a positive attitude at work and with his relationships with the people he supports.”
Ramon has an outstanding time and attendance record and ensures his duties are completed before the end of his shift, according to Perkins. Ramon also is known to come in on his day off to do outings with the people he supports. He is always doing fun activities with them.
“Ramon provides positive support for the people in his care when they need help with something,” Perkins adds. “He will help them go through the process to help them make their own choices. He is always giving the people he works with praise.”
“Ramon is a fantastic staff member to work with. He is always going above and beyond to ensure people are safe and happy. He is positive and has a great relationship with those he supports,” she concludes.