I’m a direct support professional because I love helping people and that’s what I’m going to school for - for nursing - it’s what I’m passionate about it makes me happy. At a young age I always put other people first and this work is a natural part of who I am.
The number one thing about this job is patience. If you don’t have patience I’m not sure you can do this work. But it’s also a learning experience because it also teaches you about how to communicate differently than what we’re mostly used to.