Support Professional of the Month March 2016

Mitch Eubanks and Tommy Graham for Service

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Mitch Eubanks a fantastic Support Professional, he also serves as the Arc of the Triangle’s rep payee for several of our participants.  Mitch is the epitome of support, and shows it consistently in his care and concern for the people that he works with.

Recently, Mitch went well above and beyond expectations by collaborating with a QP in creating sign language videos for his participant’s coworkers to view in order to facilitate more interactions between his participant and his coworkers, and making it comfortable for everyone.  He also volunteered to lead a collaborative meeting of 3 Support Professionals that all support a participant that Mitch works with to provide them with insight into strategies and techniques that seem to work best for this person, and Mitch was not “on the clock” for this meeting.  Mitch consistently offers support that goes above and beyond the guidelines of service, and that help his participants grow as a person in their community.  He is a valuable asset not only to the Arc, but to the disability community and local community as well.  He is a true agent of social change.

Tommy Graham is an excellent Support Professional who has been working with The Arc of the Triangle for several years now. He is very reliable and hardworking. Tommy clearly cares deeply about his participant, volunteering to take him on weekend outings and mowing the family’s lawn over the summers, all without pay. When on the clock Tommy is no less impressive.  Less than six months ago his participant got a new job. With Tommy’s outstanding coaching, the participant has excelled in the new role, recently being asked to work two additional days a week and making himself invaluable to his worksite. His employers are so impressed that they recognized the participant on the worksite’s website. Tommy also made sure that favorite volunteering activities and exercise were moved to fit around the new work schedule. For his deep investment in his participant, Tommy is very deserving of this recognition.