The PLUS Company has become a member organization of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), which signifies its commitment to Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), other employees, and people receiving services. By becoming a NADSP Member, The PLUS Company is taking specific steps to invest in staff development and allocate resources to elevate the status of DSPs, by providing the tools needed for success in their work.
“The PLUS Company is dedicated to assisting all of our staff to further their talents through education, training, and enhanced employment opportunities,” says Kim Shottes, Director of The PLUS Company. “Joining the NADSP will give our Direct Support Professionals a clear career path through their certification process, while helping them to provide even better care and support to individuals with disabilities.”
“NADSP Membership is a promise by organizations to direct support professionals, that they truly understand and genuinely value the contributions of the workforce,” says Joseph Macbeth, President and Chief Executive Officer of NADSP. “As a result of this support, we’ll be able to work together to improve practice standards, promote system reform, and advance the knowledge, skills, and values of DSPs.”
The PLUS Company is a nonprofit organization that serves over 400 adults with disabilities in Southern New Hampshire and the Greater Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts. Our mission is to empower adults with disabilities to maximize their independence through customized supports and services. This includes educational classes, vocational training, daily living supports, on-the-job supports, and full residential programming.
Through NADSP Membership, employees of The PLUS Company will have access to a robust library of archived webinars and resources on subjects that are important to DSPs, receive e-newsletters, take advantage of discounted rates for the NADSP E-Badge Academy, and apply a 10% discount for NADSP Training and Curriculum offerings. Along with these member benefits, The PLUS Company will be featured on NADSP’s website, highlighting their dedication to the people they employ, and in turn, the people they support.
The vision of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is a world with a highly qualified and professional direct support workforce that partners with, supports, and empowers people with disabilities to lead a life of their choosing. NADSP works to elevate the status of direct support professionals by improving practice standards, promoting system reform, and advancing their knowledge, skills and values, through certification, credentialing, training, professional development, and accreditation services. www.nadsp.org