Vision, Values and Principles

Disability Care Macarthur region – Disability Support Macarthur region

Vision

To support and help strengthen the wellbeing of adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, by providing long-term residential programs which increase or maintain their level of independence and connectedness with their local community.

Values

The underlying Values central to the operation of the Organisation are that:

  • The wellbeing of people and their families is the primary focus of the service;
  • Families are a primary source of socialisation,health, nurturing, learning creativity.
  •  Empower people to live fulfilling lives and achieve their potential in inclusive communities.
  •  Each person should have the opportunity to develop and maintain the skills required to participate in activities that enable them to achieve valued roles in the community.
  • Interventions that are early, flexible, responsive and supportive are crucial to overall wellbeing and growth.
  • People with intellectual disabilities, operate with their individual strengths and pictures of wellness, and that these will be respected, encouraged and valued.
  •  People with intellectual disabilities benefit from professional and/or therapeutic support with life skills development.

Principles

The Organisation is committed to be guided in its working practice by Principles recognising people in a community service work best in an environment that:

  • Clearly articulates its principles, values, objectives, boundaries,and expectations to all people wanting to engage in its service.
  •  Is committed to equitable access, social justice, and social change;
  •  Supports reflection, learning, growth and development;
  • Treat others in a caring, compassionate and respectful way;
  •  Fosters a sense of team work and responsibility;
  • Accepts, values and celebrates difference and will strive to act non-judgementally.
  •  Is accountable and transparent;
  • Jan Domanski

    Treasurer.

  • Hazel Findlay

    Operations Manager Hazel Findlay. Hazel started off as a swimming teacher for Campbelltown  Council for 15 years. She was then employed by Macarthur Accommodation System as a support worker, working in a number of the houses and with all different residents. Hazel worked as a support worker for 8 years. She then retired. 2 years … Continue reading Hazel Findlay

  • Jenny Mann

    Operations Manager

  • Carmel Dengate

    Carmel Dengate Service Manager Carmel has a background in federally funded Government Authorities including Australia Post and employment services. Carmel has also spent many years in a volunteer capacity in the varied roles of President, Treasurer, Secretary and Events organisation of sporting, performing arts and Community clubs. Her roles as financial auditor, strengths in management … Continue reading Carmel Dengate

  • Julie Singleton

    President Julie has been President of A.C.S.N. Incorporated Management Committee since the Annual General Meeting in 2012. Since this time, Julie has worked very hard to strengthen the governance practices of the Organisation. Julie has worked closely with the Service Manager and Assistant Service Manager on a number of projects. This collaboration has resulted in … Continue reading Julie Singleton

  • Peter McGowan

    Vice President