I’ve grown as a direct support professional since I joined Jubilee in 2017. I’m excited to keep learning. I’m a graduate of Jubilee’s DSP II program that teaches advanced job skills. When Jubilee first approached me about the One Job program, I wasn’t sure about putting all my eggs in one basket. In addition to Jubilee, I was working as a direct support professional (DSP) for another agency, and as a translator for the courts. Holding three jobs was stressful and tiring. I thought about how the program could reduce my stress, and that I could make a living working only one job.
Jubilee is my number one family in Maryland. So, I decided to go for it. I’m glad I did. Now I’m more able to focus on the people I support and there are less distractions on my time. I’m closer with them now. I’ve been encouraging one of the men I support to stop smoking cigarettes, and we recently had a breakthrough. Glory to God, he wants to quit and I’m helping him. It’s rewarding to know I’m making a positive difference in the lives of these men.