In honor of Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 11-17, 2022). We are proud to take this opportunity to recognize the dedicated direct support professionals at Ada S. McKinley.

Aminat Yusuff is being featured for her “positivity and teamwork” in serving to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a Direct Service Professional within our Employment and Community Support Services program.

Learn more about Aminat in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“Since December 14, 2020.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“The work environment includes positivity, respect and support from managers and team members.”

What makes you proud to work for Ada?
“Gratitude from fellow team members.”

What is something that you’re learned while working as a DSP?
“More patience, exercise empathy and kindness.”

What one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?
“He/she should be empathic toward persons served and be patient at all times.”

What is one fun fact about yourself?
“I love to dance.”