Submitted By: Janet Fisher | Mosaic in Central Iowa
Mosaic is a faith-based organization serving people with intellectual disabilities. Mosaic believes that every individual is a person of worth. Together Mosaic staff members, volunteers and the people supported work as partners. This partnership has resulted in individually-defined quality of life outcomes being achieved by people receiving supports.
One example of this involves Jerry, who through the Personal Outcome Measures® discovery process has identified that the indicator ‘People participate in the life of the community’ is especially important to him. One Mosaic employee in particular, Direct Support Professional Rosa Mackie, has taken proactive steps to ensuring that his dreams and desires are understood, and steps are taken to achieve these outcomes. You can learn about the supports that Rosa has implemented to help Jerry improve his quality of life, by watching the video below:
2018 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week
This article is part of a campaign during the 2018 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, to acknowledge Direct Support Professionals who are helping people achieve their individually-defined outcomes, through the use of Personal Outcome Measures®. This campaign was developed through a partnership between CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership and The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP).
Personal Outcome Measures® for Direct Support Professionals
- Overview of the POM, including the 5 Factors and 21 Indicators
- Vibrant discussion about the POM process
- Real-life examples of DSPs embracing the POM
- Strategies for implementing the POM into daily supports