DSP's Making a Difference: Engime "Emma" Dieu
As part of DSP Recognition Week, FADSP is pleased to recognize direct support professionals (DSPs) who are making a meaningful difference in the lives of the people they serve. Engime Dieu is one of those DSPs.
Engima “Emma” Dieu has been working as a Direct Support Professional for Florida Mentor for 16 years. Emma is patient, loving, and supportive of the ladies she serves. She takes time when the ladies she works with get frustrated or give up on themselves. She also keeps her peers encouraged.
Emma has been readily available over the last few months dealing with COVID. She has worked closely with her Home Manager to create and implement in-house ADT programs. She has brought forth creative ideas, such as homemade crafts, dance off games, and outdoor hobbies for the ladies she serves.
Emma has remained positive during these trying times. She is always ready to implement new procedures and the ongoing changes we have seen with COVID. Emma has volunteered to work directly with COVID positive individuals should the home need her assistance.
Emma continuously promotes physical and emotional well-being of the individuals served. She has developed active and fun activities for the ladies she serves to participate in during COVID. She continuously encourages them to “get up and get moving.”
Emma works with respect and promotes relationships with the individuals served and her peers. She takes time and listens to the individuals about their concerns and frustrations. She encourages them to remain positive when they are feeling down or lonely when missing their families because they have not been allowed to have visitors due to COVID visitor restrictions.
Emma is always friendly to new hires and establishes a trusting rapport with them.
Thank you, Engime for your continued service to the individuals served at Florida Mentor!