Category: Staff Update

Program Services Team Expands

Helps People Achieve Life Goals  As Jubilee grows, providing the highest quality residential support services remains the heart of our work. Jubilee’s direct support professionals are trained and empowered to help the people they support achieve their life goals with direction from our program services leadership team.  Jubilee’s program services management team is growing to 18 dedicated directors and managers… Read More »

Celebrate DSP Recognition Week

Every day is a good day to thank the direct support professionals in your life, but especially so during DSP Recognition Week, this September 11 -17. Thank you, thank you to Jubilee’s caring and professional support staff. You make a difference every day! “To each Jubilee DSP: Thank you for bringing your empathy, creativity, and love. Your support makes so… Read More »

Nominate Your Favorite Staff for Award by Sept. 8

We hear often from Jubilee staff that knowing they make a difference in the lives of the people we support is personally rewarding. Now, it’s our turn to reward our wonderful staff! Our annual Employee Recognition Awards recognize staff who help the people we support live fulfilling and rewarding lives. Nominations are now open for our Employee Recognition Award. The… Read More »

Introducing Jubilee’s Shining Star

Introducing Jubilee’s new employee recognition program, Jubilee’s Shining Star! This award highlights staff who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of the people we support. The monthly winner will be chosen randomly from staff who have been nominated by their peers. To kick off the program, we’re sharing with you our first two Shining Stars.… Read More »

Welcome New Director of Communications and Development

Welcome Jubilee’s new Director of Communications and Development, Bethany Keener. Bethany is already a champion of Jubilee and its mission, and now we will also benefit from her decades of experience as a nonprofit communication and development executive. Most recently, Bethany served as Executive Director for the Spirit Club Foundation, where she worked closely with the Jubilee community. Prior to… Read More »

Congratulations DSP II Training Program Graduates

Congratulations to the 13 newest graduates of the DSP II training program! This 5-month training program gives our direct support professionals (DSPs) increased skills and confidence in their work, which directly benefits the people we support. The program is offered through the Maryland Direct Support Professional Training Consortium, of which Jubilee is a founding member. This is our 9th graduating… Read More »

Thank you Board Members

Thank you to our Board Members who volunteer their time and energy to Jubilee. This June, our Board welcomed two new members, and said good-bye to Val Schrock. Thank you, Val! “We’re thrilled to welcome Michael Hoffman, from our sister agency Makom, and Maia Gauvin, Assistant Vice President-Banking Center Manager at WesBanco Bank to the Jubilee Board. Michael’s perspective as… Read More »

CQL Certification Awarded to Jubilee Staff

Congratulations to the following members of Jubilee’s management team on achieving Interviewer Certification for Personal Outcome Measures from The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL)! This certification was awarded after much hard work, including intensive training supported by a grant from Phillips Charitable Foundation Mary Renderos, Admissions Manager Dominique Clark, Person-Centered Planning Manager Bolaji Adefolaju, Person-Centered Planning Specialist This is… Read More »

One Job Pilot Benefits All

Your Support Makes Program Possible Jubilee’s 250 direct support professionals (DSPs) bring our mission to life though their hands-on support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To recruit and retain a talented and dedicated workforce in this challenging labor market our staff need to know that they are as valued as the people Jubilee supports. We are now taking… Read More »

Next Step in Jubilee’s Racial Justice Work

Justice is baked into Jubilee’s mission as we work to support adults with disabilities lead full lives. Actively doing justice – both for the people we support and hardworking staff – is one of the core areas of our new strategic plan. Jubilee is focusing its justice work on supporting more adults with disabilities from underserved communities, and integrating anti-racist… Read More »

Growth at Jubilee Benefits Adults with Disabilities

New Roles for New Goals By Steve Keener, Executive Director You may have noticed some new faces around Jubilee.  What’s going on?  We’re adding more staff to better serve our community. Our hiring supports Jubilee’s new strategic plan to grow our work in the areas of helping the people we support achieve their life goals, housing support, and community engagement.… Read More »

A Fond Farewell to Carolyn Durojaiye

After 25 years, Carolyn Durojaiye is retiring from Jubilee. While we say good-bye to Carolyn as a Jubilee employee, she will always be part of our history and our community. Carolyn dedicated her life’s work to people with disabilities. Carolyn leaves behind a legacy as a leader, advocate, valued employee and a friend to countless members of our community. Just… Read More »

Support Staff Gain Advanced Training

Congratulations to our DSP II advanced training graduates! Applications open for our next session. As a founding member of the Maryland Direct Support Professional Training Consortium, Jubilee offers advanced training and certification for our direct support professionals. We work to create an educated and empathetic workforce that provide high-quality support to people who rely on Jubilee. Our 7th class just… Read More »

Welcome New COO

Oscar Harrell Joins Jubilee While we’ve kept both hands firmly on the wheel as we navigate this challenging time, we’ve also kept an eye on the long-term health of Jubilee. We’re planning, growing and positioning Jubilee for the future. One where we help more adults with disabilities live their best lives.                                              With that in mind, we’re thrilled to introduce you… Read More »

Jubilee Welcomes New Community Navigator

Welcome Lisa Lorraine to Jubilee! Lisa will serve in a newly created position of Community Navigator. Lisa will connect with underserved communities in Montgomery County to discover what obstacles they encounter in receiving supports from disability service providers. She will help Jubilee think of new ways to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all socioeconomic and racial… Read More »