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ResCare’s Sechrest nominated for award

April 14, 2013
Times Leader

Carrie Sechrest has been an employee of ResCare since 2007. She works in Barnesville, Ohio. She was nominated for the ANCOR's 2013 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award. As a finalist for this prestigious award, she is among the best and brightest of ResCare's employees. She was nominated for this award by Gloria Llewellyn, Executive Director and Dawn Myers, Clinical Supervisor because of her tireless efforts to advocate for the people we support, enhance their participation in the community and provide leadership to her fellow employees.

ANCOR (American Network of Community Options and Resources) is a national organization of providers that offer services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to seniors. ANCOR receives nominations from many organizations across the country. The organization's purpose is to educate lawmakers locally and nationally about the important contributions direct support care givers deliver every day to our country's most vulnerable populations.

Carrie is on the Women's Auxiliary at the local Eagles organization and she works hard to ensure that the local community is supportive of people with disabilities. Carrie will invite the membership to events at the home with a great turnout. Because of Carrie's commitment to a meaningful and productive partnership with the Eagles organization, the people from the Wiley Avenue home attend many functions at the Eagles facility with no charge. Carrie works hard to build an effective social network with this organization; therefore the people who live at the Wiley Avenue Home are a vital part of the Barnesville Community.

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GLORIA?LLEWELLYN, the executive director at ResCare stands with direct support professional Carrie Sechrest. Sechrest recently was nominated for the 2013 Direct Support Professional of the Year by ANCOR.

Carrie has developed strong relationships with the people she supports. David stated "that she is a nice person and spends time talking and listening to me." Carrie will talk with the people she supports and then help them to identify their wishes and desires. Carrie will then work hard to help them attain their wishes and desires. For example, she will help people connect with family members, plant a garden, take ride to see the Christmas lights or sit on the couch with a cup of coffee and talk.

Carrie will take time out of her own schedule to assist the people she supports to meet family members or go on a trip. She will go to the hospital with someone so that their needs are heard. She will work over when needed.

ResCare is very proud to have Carrie Sechrest as part of the ResCare family.



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