An Oregon Provider Organization for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Alex Goode

Direct Support Professional

Alex

Hello, my name is Alex Goode and I have been working as a direct support professIonal since 2015. I have worked as such in a group home setting and am currently employed with ARISE Mentors in an in-home and community based setting.

In regards to this field, what I enjoy most is seeing individuals make and reach their goals of community integration, social interaction, Independence. I also enjoy seeing understanding come upon clients as they learn new skills and improve attitudes and change behaviors.

I graduated PSU with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and learned some skills pertinent to this field such as some American sign language, general communication skills and beginning psychology. During school I also refined my organizational skills and commitment.

My other interests include web development, singing, playing piano, basketball, volleyball,gaming,yoyoing, reading,watching movies and finding new fun things to interest me or my clients.

I have a laid back demeanor that helps clients relax but still focus on their goals. I provide a balanced atmosphere that is relaxed but also a goal oriented atmosphere of learning.