Chamberlin receives award for excellence

SESDAC, Inc. Executive Director Gerald Tracy, along with Christie Johnson, executive director of the South Dakota Association of Community Based Services (SDACBS), is pleased to announce that Lead Direct Support Professional Rebecca Chamberlin, was recently honored and received the "Excellence in Service" award sponsored by SDACBS.  

Rebecca and nominees from other South Dakota Community Support Providers were recognized for their dedication to their work at a statewide conference in Chamberlain on Sept. 15 and 16. The "Excellence in Service" award is given to Direct Support Professionals for their exceptional work and performance in supporting people with disabilities in all aspects of their life, from working with budgets, assisting in daily living skills, to supporting people to participate in the life of the community.

"We are very proud of all our employees and are exceedingly happy to be able to recognize Becky" said Gerald Tracy, executive director.  "She truly understands the extreme gravity and importance of her job. Each day she goes to work knowing she will be assisting people not just to live their life, but experience their life.  That's a pretty awesome and immense responsibility."

Christine DeBlauw, direct support supervisor, couldn't say enough about Becky.  "She is highly regarded by her colleagues and those that she provides supports to.  She always has a positive and wonderful attitude and is willing to give anything a try if it will enhance the lives of those we support.  SESDAC is a better organization with her here."

SESDAC, Inc. provides a diverse range of services to 80 people with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings in Clay and Union counties.  The service provided is tailored to an individual's needs and desires.  SESDAC, Inc. offers residential support, case management, job development and job coaching, education and advocacy.  SESDAC, Inc. operates two Family Support programs providing services to three adults and 73 children and their families throughout 11 counties in southeast South Dakota.

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