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.

Jacqualine Shelly-Moore is being featured for her “excellence” 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 Jacqualine in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“3 years.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“Seeing the clients smile.”

What makes you proud to work for Ada?
“Taking care of the persons served. Especially the ones who have no one else to do so.”

What is something that you’re learned while working as a DSP?
“Patience. I’ve learned a lot about myself, what I need help in and where I can help others. I’m learning how to talk to people better.”

What is one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?
“Hang in there! Give it some time and it’ll all come together.”

What is one fun fact about yourself?
“I love to make people laugh. I’m full of life.”