Celebrating DSP Week 2019

We are 1,900 DSPs strong at Bancroft – in group home settings, schools, supported employment and day programs – helping people with disabilities live their best lives each day.

September 8th to 14th is National DSP Appreciation Week.

Join us in saying THANK YOU to Bancroft DSPs. Here are just a few team members that work in a direct care role, or started their careers at Bancroft as a DSP.

CAROLINE

Lakeside

“If I had to give one piece of advice to another DSP, it would be this: Always look for the good in everyone. The people we serve are just trying to figure out how to communicate with us – and when they finally find a way to get across what they want to say, it changes everything.”

JESSICA

Bancroft NeuroRehab

“For the people we serve, we are advocates, providers, and family. We are a support that keeps them motivated during the rehabilitation process. And when I see the progress they make – that’s why I do what I do. At the end of our shifts, we go home to our families, our pets, the comforts of our own home. For many of the people we serve, at the end of their day, they come home to us.”

RENEE

Flicker

“What I love most about my job is the way they greet me when I walk in the door – they smile, they laugh, they touch my face to show they care even if they can’t communicate with words.”

MARY JO

Adult Services

“I love what I do because we serve a purpose and I know I make a difference. It’s given me a whole different perspective. I have four kids of my own who admire what I do – it’s made me a better person and them too.”

ADISA

Children’s Services

“Everyone has a story, and I try to put myself in their shoes. I believe that everything you do in life you have to enjoy it. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like a job, I’m just enjoying time with the kids.”

AMANDA

Early Education

“What I love most about Bancroft is being able to make a difference every day in a child’s life. Seeing them achieve their goals is inspiring and rewarding.”

JULIE

Adult Services

“Just being around the people we support…I feel like its my purpose, I’ve always loved working with people. I love helping them reach their potential”

DAVID

Children’s Services

“I was an accountant for two years and the corporate culture wasn’t right for me. Here, you get to challenge yourself every day and you feel like you’re here for a reason.”

JULIANNA

Lindens Neurobehavioral

“Working at Bancroft has not only helped me to grow in this field but its also helped me grow as an individual. Best part of my day – just being able to help them and know that you are a part of something that is so important to them – that’s so amazing to me.”

ANTHONY

Adult Services

“I appreciate that everyone has different personalities and even when someone may be having a bad day, I love being able to help them have a good one.”

Working here takes special people who are caring and committed. We are always looking for people to join our team.

A little appreciation goes a long way. Is there a Bancroft DSP or team that is special to you? Honor them with a donation.

Catch all the #DSPWeek action on Instagram @Bancroftorg and @Bancroftcareers