Decision Making & Choice
Strategies for promoting personal decision making and choice have been in place for many years. In 1979, a more formal practice of self choice was adopted. Current policies and procedures are based on the development and provision of valued and coherent services.
Each employee is valued as an individual person and this is reflected by Westcare’s employment practices and promotional materials. Employees are capable of making personal decisions and able to contribute to business/service evaluation. Processes for informed participation, with or without support, may be at individual and service levels and may involve decision regarding personal daily matters and program planning.
A prospective employee (with advocate when needed) is encouraged to have a guided factory tour to discuss information about employment options and conditions. Following submission of an employment application, there are further opportunities for discussion during the interview.
Employees (with advocate when needed) are involved in their own employment management program planning. Their inputs/feedback regarding personal employment goals and outcomes are essential elements of high quality employment assistance services.