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  • All the ‘Treasures’ at Community Treasures!

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Being You

    Very impressed with the whole Team at Community Treasures! The talent, the friendly atmosphere, the knowledge and professionalism of everyone on that Team – staff AND participants – they are the ‘Treasures’ that make up a great group!

    Jane Caron – GMS DSP – ST85

  • Deb Reali – Lead DSP Brighton A

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Sharing your Knowledge, Being You

    Deb was finishing up her shift. As fill-in staff was not completely cross-trained with new resident at Brighton A, Deb took the time to assure fill-in staff was fully informed of all medications and routines and provided fill-in staff the time to become acclimated and ask questions. Deb respectfully prepped residents in advance for the fill-in staff so their routines were not up-ended. The transition and the shift was smooth and successful thanks to Deb’s efforts.
    Thank you Deb for your preparation and knowledge.

    Jane Caron – DSP ST85

  • ALL Team Members that made the Holiday Party a success

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Spreading Positivity, Lending a Hand

    It is not only what we do, it is also who we do it with! Thank you to all who took part in making the Holiday party such a caring and positive experience. The food was delicious, the room beautiful, the smiles on the faces of the Individuals receiving a gift from Santa-PRICELESS!

    Pamela Belisle

  • Jen Cole DSP

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Sharing your Knowledge

    Jen has worked incredibly hard to work with our folks to create all the beautiful paintings and make our Community Treasures Art Auction a success and also help them create all the wonderful wares for our upcoming Craft Fair!

    Michelle Girard-Lynds

  • Gills Gideon

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Lending a Hand, Saving the Day

    A little late with this – thanks for all of your help on Sunday, 11/18, when Brighton A and B hosted over 40 people for some fun/quality time together and a good meal. Was really happy that you know how to carve turkeys! THANKS again!

    The Brighton A and B Teams

  • Doug Tande

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game

    Thanks for taking over the grocery shopping, menu planning, and cleaning the pantry and kitchen. It looks great! The guys, and of course me, really appreciate it! THANKS!

    The Brighton B Team

  • Stacey Smith

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Spreading Positivity, Sharing your Knowledge, Being You, Lending a Hand, Saving the Day

    Always have a warm smile waiting to greet at office,
    Great at directing office traffic!!!!

  • Victoria Beck

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Lending a Hand, Saving the Day

  • Duranleau Team

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Sharing your Knowledge, Being You

    For providing the best supports possible in difficult situations. Also, for maintaining safety for all the individuals and staff. Great job everyone!

    Adriana Worthing

  • Joseph Latham

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Spreading Positivity, Being You

    For decorating the Duranleau office with Holiday cheer. Thank you!

    Adriana Worthing

  • Celia Boutet

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Lending a Hand, Saving the Day

    For being flexible and helping out at Duranleau. Thank you!

    Adriana Worthing

  • Ana Worthing

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game

    Ana is always ready to respond in crisis situations. Supporting the Duranleau team with help and leadership as needed.

    Joe Latham

  • Natacha Uwimana

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Spreading Positivity, Lending a Hand

    Keeping you head when faced with multiple situations on at weekend! Showing leadership and team player.

    Emily Douglas-Jones

  • TIm B

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Being You

    thank u for all u do

    community treasures

  • Tim the tool man

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game

    thank u is just the start to everything u do for us at the treasures

    community treasures

  • terri scott

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Spreading Positivity, Being You, Lending a Hand

    thank u for all the help with everything

    community treasures

  • jennifer cole

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Spreading Positivity, Being You, Lending a Hand

    thank u for all the help with everything

    community treasures

  • Tabitha Averill

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Lending a Hand

    For stepping in to help out and provide double coverage for the home so that the overnight could head out. Thank you, the individuals and staff all appreciated it!

    Adriana Worthing

  • Fatuma I

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Being You, Lending a Hand

    56 Westminster Ave
    just wanted to thank you for helping me get the build up of the two bathroom floor the past few shifts and always doing things in away that lives up to the GEM philosophy

    Cindy Allen

  • Mellissa Lapointe

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Being You, Lending a Hand

    Thank you Mellissa very much for working the overnights here at Millie Morrill House. You are a very hard worker and I appreciate all that you have done. 🙂

    Mary LeVasseur

  • Pam Belisle

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Lending a Hand

    Thank you for taking minutes for the Special Events Committee.

    Annmarie Rotolo

  • Everyone who helped the MMH house while Mary was out

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Spreading Positivity, Sharing your Knowledge, Being You, Lending a Hand

    Thank you to all who shared your van with us. Thank you to the staff for covering the hours. Thank you to the wonderful staff over here at MMH. Thank you once again everyone

    Candy

  • Ashley W

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Lending a Hand, Saving the Day

    56 Westminster Ave

    Thanks for helping out today. Your awesome and amazing with all the clients.

    Jeannette Robinson

  • Duranleau Team

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game

    For providing the best supports possible in difficult situations

  • Consolate

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Spreading Positivity

    You’re always positive, and you work hard. You’re always willing to work, and are an amazing coworker! Hugs!

    Teri Fleck

  • jeannette R

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Saving the Day

    56 Westminster Ave

    For going above and beyond the norm assisting to get are resident home body out to the Halloween Party and dancing and seeing old friends smiles for miles when sharing his day the next morning

    Cindy Allen

  • Cindy Allen

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Spreading Positivity, Sharing your Knowledge

    Thank you for sharing all your knowledge with all of our new staff and always making the overnights entertaining with teaching the staff new signs to help us communicate better with the consumers we support.

    Rachel Fairbrother

  • Rachel F

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Saving the Day

    56 Westminster Ave

    for over seeing the health and safety of 2 extra clients with your 1:1 client at the Halloween Dance at the roost going above and beyond getting a client to be part of the fun and stepping outside his comfort zone Thank you

    Cindy Allen

  • Sergio Dasilva

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Lending a Hand

    Sergio thanks for always having a helping hand when things get chaotic. Your doing a wonderful Job learning and asking question when you need help. Your a great team players keep up the good work.

    Jeannette Robinson

  • cindy allen

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Sharing your Knowledge, Being You, Lending a Hand

    Cindy thanks for always helping out when staff ask question and help all the new staff learn. Thank for being you.

    Jeannette Robinson

  • Tabitha Averill

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Lending a Hand

    Tabitha, Thank you for jumping in and assisting with the Technology Conference Registrations when you were coming to be a participant. It was appreciated!

    Terri

  • Celia Boulet

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Being You, Lending a Hand, Saving the Day

    Being able to bounce from house to house when in need, Thank you for assisting with making dinner and or dinner guest on Friday evening. The ladies were very happy to see you! Thank you for all you do!

    Patti Brown PM — very grateful!

  • Bob Duranleau, Pam Belisle, Abbie Tanguay And Peter Mauro, Dan Harfoush

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Being You

    You guys are an amazing, Talented, and dedicated team. I am extremely blessed to have such a strong team to work with everyday. Our success comes from you all. The things we accomplish together are only because of you and the work you continue to do for the folks in Shared Living program with GMS. Individually you all make the difference and go above beyond to bring GMS SL to the quality it is today.

    I know you all are focused on staying the number one Shared Living Agency in Maine. All of you deserved to be recognized for the exceptional work being done in your Department. Keep reaching your goals and continue to achieve greatness!

    Thank you all for the outstanding work!

    Bobby Dion

  • Bridget McCabe

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Spreading Positivity

    For bringing in treats and a lovely lunch for case managers and shared living coordinators. It was thoughtful and much appreciated!

    Abbie Tanguay

  • Tim B.

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Spreading Positivity, Being You, Saving the Day

    A Big shout out to Tim (maintenance) for putting in a new floor for an individual we support. Your commitment and dedication to the individuals here at GMS goes above and beyond with all you do. I am very grateful to have you here. Know you are appreciated by all of us.

    Kelley J. (grateful PM)

  • Bob Duranleau

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Sharing your Knowledge

    Thanks for your willingness to join me in a presentation about Shared Living to SMACT-Southern Maine Advisory Council on Transition today.

    Pamela Belisle

  • Jen Cole DSP

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Spreading Positivity, Sharing your Knowledge, Lending a Hand

    Thank you Jen for all of your help and positive guidance that has made my transition into the program so enjoyable and happy!

    Michelle Girard-Lynds

  • Darnell Tudela

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Lending a Hand

    Thank you for your help in getting set up for the conference yesterday 🙂

    Terri

  • Darnell Tudela

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Lending a Hand

    Thank you for your help in getting set up for the conference yesterday 🙂

    Terri

  • Terri Scott

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Sharing your Knowledge, Being You, Lending a Hand

    Can’t thank you enough for all of your help with insurance, training and all the patience you’ve shown!

    Michelle Girard-Lynds

  • Danielle Mack

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Spreading Positivity, Sharing your Knowledge

    Assisting the ladies with new ideas in the kitchen! Teaching how to that Home made “Apple Pie” they cant stop talking about it.

    Great Job with direction and kitchen safety.

    Patti Brown

  • Consolate

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Being You

    Amazing job with assisting our client with cleaning his bedroom!

    Teri Fleck

  • Ann Marie Maybury

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Spreading Positivity, Sharing your Knowledge, Being You, Lending a Hand, Saving the Day

    Thank you to our Ex. Director Ann Marie Maybury, for caring about all of us here at G M S… Your commitment to all of us here and the individuals that we support should never go unrecognized. I cant thank you enough!
    Your a truly amazing Lady!
    Thank you for all you do!

    Patti Brown

  • Felistasia Rutakyamirwa

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Being You, Lending a Hand, Saving the Day

    Always being there when asked to switch out to help other DSP’s with schedules. You ROCK!

    Patti Brown

  • Peter Mauro

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Sharing your Knowledge

    Peter is always up to date and providing useful and helpful information on regulations, QA’s, and file audits. He is always willing to lend a hand. Thanks for being a HUGE help, especially on the busiest of days Peter!!

    Abbie Tanguay

  • All DSP’s

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Spreading Positivity, Sharing your Knowledge, Being You, Lending a Hand, Saving the Day

    At GMS we are extremely proud of our talented and hard-working direct support professionals, who often go above and beyond, providing extraordinary support to individuals with disabilities.
    September 10-16 is Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week. The week recognizes the thousands of professionals who provide direct support to individuals looking to maintain independence across the nation. DSP’s are the support system for so many individuals. DSP’s dedication, support and assistance afford people with disabilities the ability to live, work, and contribute to their communities.
    GMS will be one of many companies that will recognize direct support professionals for their hard work and excellent service. Each day there will be an “appreciation station” at the main office teeming with drinks, pastries, and candy. We will also be delivering, to each program, care bags for each DSP. There will be six drawings a day for various gift cards, a Fitbit, paid time off, a $250 visa card and other gifts. This is just a small gesture of our appreciation for the work that you do. More importantly we want to thank you for: doing your job with excellence and perseverance; for listening, being patient and supporting people’s dreams, visions, goals and ambitions; for tirelessly advocating on behalf of the individuals served; and for everything you do that no one sees, but makes a world of difference, WE THANK YOU!
    With Respect and Gratitude,

    Ann-Marie Mayberry, Executive Director; Terri Scott, Associate Director; Darnell Tudela, Residential Manager

  • The Meadows Team

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Sharing your Knowledge, Being You

    I want to thank my team at The Meadows home for being a large part of our home doing so amazing on our Biennial State Survey. Your hard work and commitment to excellence to the individuals we support shows in this accomplishment. Thank You for all you do.

    Kelley Jackson (Your Very Grateful Boss)

  • Joseph Latham

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Sharing your Knowledge, Saving the Day

    For always arriving to the program 10 minutes early and coming prepared. Also, you are always sharing your knowledge and observations to ensure the safety of all the individuals we support. Thank you!

    Adriana Worthing

  • Terri Scott

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Being so welcoming!

    I can’t thank Terri enough for making me feel so welcome and comfortable!

    Michelle Girard-Lynds

  • Tabitha Proctor-Averill

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Lending a Hand

    Thanks so much for helping out with client at 73 after staff decided to leave. Much appreciated! 🙂 Chocolate is on it’s way, once it’s not so hot out and ends up being soup!

    Teri Fleck

  • Michel

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Lending a Hand

    Thank you for helping client clean his bedroom. Looks great! Much appreciated!

    Teri Fleck

  • Paul K

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game

    Thank you for having the kitchen and the sliding glass doors clean before you left this morning! Much appreciated! 🙂

    Teri Fleck

  • Teri Fleck

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Spreading Positivity, Being You

    Thank you for organizing the house, menu, u really did a great job! u are awesome!

    Chantal R

  • Stacey Smith

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Lending a Hand

    Thank you for making the time for all the little things I ask of you. It DOES NOT go unnoticed. 🙂

    Terri

  • Randall Call

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Spreading Positivity, Being You, Lending a Hand

    Randy thank you so much for helping me fill my open shift this weekend. Even with all that you have going on in your own home you are always willing to lend a hand to help out your TEAM members. Thank You again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kelley

  • Andrew Coffin

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Support to others

    I appreciate the way that you interact with the individuals you support. You are always encouraging them to speak for them selves but also provide ” enough ” support that they feel like they can do it. Thank you…..

    Terri

  • Danielle Mack

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Spreading Positivity, Being You

    Staying supportive with individuals during a crisis situation.

    Patti Brown

  • Patti Brown

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Being You

    I want to nominate Patti because she works hard and she is good to me.

    Cindy Gossom. resident at Gorham location.

  • Tim and James

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Being You, Lending a Hand

    Thank you both so much for assembling my chair for me!

    Sami

  • Enock N

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Bringing your A-Game, Lending a Hand

    Doing an awesome job cleaning the apartment and being willing to help!

    Teri Fleck

  • Maria Tuta

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Lending a Hand

    Your a Rock Star! Thank you for assisting our home with support and pitching in with extra shifts while our costaff were out on Vacation.

    Patti Brown

  • Tabitha Averill

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Sharing your Knowledge

    Welcome to ST85! As the new Program Manager you are appreciated and the knowledge you have and are sharing is already making a difference and building confidence within the Team.
    Thank you Tabitha!

    Jane Caron

  • Stacey Smith

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Stacey thank you for nominating GMS fro Random Acts of PIZZA through WHOM and rewarding us all with a special lunch today!

    Pamela Belisle

  • Annmarie Rotolo

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Being You

    Picking up training materials for the training department.
    Thank you!

    Jess Harmon

  • Stacey Smith

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Being You

    Telling a local radio station how awesome GMS is and getting us free Lunch!! You Rock!!

    Jess Harmon

  • Nancy Bizimana

    SHOUT OUT!!

    Employee referrals!

    This shout out goes to Nancy Bizimana for all of the new employee referrals over the past few months. Thank you!

    Matt Giesecke

 


DSP WEEK 2018

We truly hope our direct care staff enjoyed DSP Appreciation Week 2018. Many of you won some great prizes. We had treats for everyone at the office all week and the admin staff delivered goody baskets to all of the programs. Many of our give-aways came from generous donations from Cross Insurance, Anthem, MetLife, Dennison’s Auto Care, Massage Envy, The Home Depot, and MEMIC.

We had one last surprise for all of our DSPs and PMs. After a decade of constant cuts, as a result of literally years of advocating for increased funding for developmental services, our collective efforts paid off. The Maine legislature finally heard our call and voted on a budget that would allow us to increase wages for direct care staff. GMS has always been one of the highest paying agencies in Maine for DSPs, and we are committed to keeping our wages highly competitive. Over the last year we gave two across-the-board wage increases for DSPs. The first was .50 cents and the most recent was .25 cents. We’ve been able to do this as a result of fiscal responsibility and lean administrative costs. At the end of DSP Appreciation week, I was thrilled to announce that GMS would be increasing DSP hourly wages by $1.00!

What do we ask from you in return? Demonstrate your commitment to our mission:  Improving the quality of life of the individuals we serve by supporting their independence. Be a positive member of whatever team you’re on. Be part of solutions. Talk with your supervisor about how you can improve your performance and further your career goals. Talk with your supervisor or a member of the senior administrative team about how you can help make GMS the best place to work. Ask yourself daily, “Did I do my best?” We are a growing agency with frequent job opportunities and we’re always looking for the right internal candidate. We want YOU on Team GMS for a long time!

Our executive director, Ann-Marie Mayberry, started her career at GMS nearly 30 years ago as a DSP. Every director and department head at GMS started out working in direct care. We all know your job well and we all appreciate YOU!

I also want to remind everyone about our DSP level system. All of our DSPs have the opportunity to increase their pay through training compliance and longevity with the agency. Please SComm or email me with questions about this.

Thank you!

Matt Giesecke
Director of Human Resources

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