At Devereux, employees are heroes in every sense of the word, helping children, adolescents and adults with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences lead more fulfilling and rewarding lives. These committed and compassionate individuals humbly dedicate themselves to serving – and inspiring – others.
Jasmine Davis – Devereux Pennsylvania CBHS Direct Support Professional – was recently highlighted.
In your role, what are your main responsibilities?
In the short time I’ve been at Devereux, I’ve learned the ins and outs of working with individuals in a residential treatment facility. In my role, I complete many different tasks behind the scenes, from progress reviews to hazardous surveillance. When it comes to the children in our care, I’m always willing to help out in any way I can. I find so much joy in assisting our youth in setting and achieving short- and long-term goals; comforting them when life’s obstacles are thrown their way; and teaching them that life is unpredictable, and even we adults don’t have all the answers. We also have a lot of fun. We have birthday parties, water fights, dance contests, holiday dinners and much more. I believe an effective treatment is as good as your support system and surrounding resources, and so I do everything in my power to make it positive learning experience for our individuals.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is witnessing the progress of our youth. This lets me know that we, as a team, are moving in the right direction.
Why are you a Healthcare Hero?
I believe I make a difference because I don’t look at this as I job. I treat our youth like family because that’s what we are! I’m always there for them, even if that means being on the verge of passing out while giving TikTok dance lessons. (Just kidding!) I love my job, and if that makes me a Healthcare Hero, I wear my cape proudly!
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