Great River Homes, Inc. Recognized Peggy Slawson, In-Home Support Service Coordinator for her outstanding job performance at the Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota Conference in Prior Lake, Minnesota
When Peggy Slawson started providing In-Home Support Services in 2014 there was a concern if she would have enough hours to make her a full-time team member. She quickly had as many hours as she wanted to work because of her outstanding job performance.
At each person’s support team meeting, the question is always asked of them, “do you want to continue receiving services from Peggy or would you prefer to have someone else?” The answer is always the same, they all want services from Peggy!
Peggy provides direct support to ten individuals varying in age from 8-61. Peggy is always positive and has a great ability for ensuring person-centered services with full community inclusion.
Some days can be challenging as a Direct Support Professional. Not only does Peggy work well with the individuals, but also with their families. She handles difficult situations calmly and professionally. She is a problem solver and truly wants the best outcome for the individuals.
Peggy’s schedule changes daily to meet the needs of the people she supports. Peggy has a passion for her job and she makes sacrifices for the individuals so they can live life to the fullest.
In a profession where we sometimes have challenging situations e.g. staff shortages, changing schedules, regulations, and funding issues. Peggy overcomes the challenges and is outstanding because of her positive attitude and person-centered thinking!
Peggy Slawson of Plainview is pictured above with an ARRM Cares Award she received for her outstanding direct support of people with disabilities as an employee of Great River Homes, Inc.