Staff Spotlight: Deborah Wyse
A Team Leader at InVision, Deb helps the people we support with their daily tasks and integrate more fully into their communities.
What’s your name?
Deborah Wyse, but I usually just go by “Deb”.
Why did you become a DSP?
It challenges me. It helps me assist others. I enjoy teaching and helping others, and I’m always trying to find the positives.
How many years have you been a DSP?
I have worked for InVision for nearly four years.
What do you like most about working for InVision?
The challenge of helping people be the best they can be.
What’s your favorite part about being a DSP?
Being able to support people as they live their own lives by helping them with the choices they make.
What do you feel is the toughest part about being a DSP?
When I’m being relocated to another person’s house and I have to learn about this person and build a rapport on short notice. It’s also hard when I miss personal, important family events because there’s no one available to cover my shift.
What do you wish more people understood about being a DSP?
The challenges we face.
For example, when you’re in public with a client in a wheelchair, DSPs realize how public places are not as accessible as they are supposed to be. Sometimes people will assist you and the person you’re supporting by holding a door open, but others don’t.
When you’re not working, what do you usually do?
Work at my other job or play catch up in my own home. I tend to work a lot, just ask my parents!
What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
I’ve actually driven in a few demolition derbies!