Staff Spotlight: Mary Liller
Mary is a Team Lead in our Residential Program dedicated to helping the people she supports live fulfilling lives.
What’s your name?
Why did you become a DSP?
I had the opportunity to volunteer my services for about 13 years in a social setting, helping with individuals with disabilities. When I saw InVision's advertisement asking for someone with ASL (American Sign Language) skills, I decided it was a good time to go full time in helping support an individual with specific needs.
How many years have you worked with InVision?
Over 8 years.
What do you like most about working with InVision?
It’s a good size company that offers room to grow if one so desires. If you have a question, there seems to always be someone there to help you find the answer.
What’s your favorite part about being a DSP?
The satisfaction of seeing progress made in the individual I support on a regular basis. The feeling that all my efforts have accomplished something worthwhile.
What do you feel is the biggest challenge you’ve overcome as a DSP?
Working long hours in a block is not always easy.
How did you do it?
Ground and prepare before starting my block. Get plenty of rest during my days off and each morning before I start my day, I mentally prepare myself for what may be a challenge.
What do you wish more people understood about your role as a DSP?
I'm serious about my work. It's more than just a job. I deeply care about the health, life dreams, and overall well-being of the individual(s) I support.
When you’re not working, what do you usually do?
I rest, spend time with family when possible, take care of medical appointments, and relax with a hobby or two.
What’s the best advice you’re received?
Best for a crisis... "Take things one day at a time".
What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
I learned to play the piano at an early age. It is one of my favorite relaxing things to do.