Core Values & Competencies

The following guiding principles were developed by the staff to articulate the employees’ ethical commitment to each other and to the community we serve.

In the course of our service to persons with developmental disabilities, their families, our community, and the team members we work with, we will strive to:

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Communicate openly, frequently, and professionally, treating everyone with courtesy and respect

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Be tolerant of our differences and respectful of each person

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Promote a family friendly atmosphere that is flexible, accessible, hospitable, and approachable

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Empower others toward personal growth, productivity, independence, and responsibility

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Be impartial, empathetic, kind, helpful, and facilitate communication in our interactions, mindful that one of the most valuable supports we offer is to listen with an open mind

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Be optimistic, knowledgeable, resourceful, creative, pro-active, solution oriented when faced with challenges

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Be courageous and diligent in identifying opportunities and risks, making informed decisions that reflect prudent judgment

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Support team goals and decisions and respond to the expressed needs of others

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Collaborate with individuals served, families, co-workers, community partners and leaders to plan and provide reliable, innovative, high quality services

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Demonstrate the ethical qualities of trustworthiness, integrity and honesty

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Promote a culture of positivity, teamwork and give all ideas a fair hearing

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Committed to continuous improvement and be adaptable to change

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Extend to each other the gift of meaningful, fulfilling work by inviting each individual’s unique contributions, and placing team performance before personal success or failure

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Conduct ourselves in ways that reflect positively on each  other and the agency’s efforts to enable Boone County residents with developmental disabilities to thrive in the community, connect with others and achieve their personal goals