SHARP Direct Care Worker Awards

2020 Direct Care Worker Award nominations now OPEN!  
Nominations accepted from July 29 - September 18.  

The Orange County Department on Aging has partnered with the community group, Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP), to recognize Direct Care Workers serving clients in Orange County, NC.  Direct care workers impact their client’s lives on a  daily basis and make a difference in our community. Each year six awards will be presented one in each of five different categories and one person will be chosen as "Direct Care Worker of the Year." 

The 2020 Direct Care Worker Award's Ceremony will be held virtually via GoToMeeting on October 22, 2020 from 4:30 - 6 pm. Visit the tabs below to see the  criteria and nomination forms. To join the ceremony:

Thu, Oct 22, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT) 

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  1. Categories & Special Criteria
  2. Eligibility
  3. Selection Process
  4. Nomination Form

Awards will be given in five categories with special attention to the criteria as noted:

  • Client Impact - Frequently recognized or praised for their efforts that make an impact on the quality of their clients lives.
  • Going the Extra Mile - Passionate about providing extraordinary care to their clients in ways that exceed expectations.
  • Leadership - Serves as a role model and demonstrates teamwork and willingness to help other direct care workers and staff.
  • Longevity - Has performed work as a caregiver each year for the last 10 or more years and plans to continue working in the field.
  • Rising Star - Has been a caregiver for less than three years and demonstrates enormous promise in the profession.

If selected as an the Award Recipient the individual agrees to be represented in photographs and videos, as well as included in any and all public relations ads and media campaigns.