Code of Ethics

 MAGIC CITY ENTERPRISES CODE OF ETHICS FOR ALL STAFF MEMBERS

As MCE staff I agree to know and adhere to the mission and values of Magic City Enterprises.  I will be accountable for my actions, provide real choice to our participants and show compassion for our participants and all with whom I work.  I will strive to provide superior services.

I also agree to adhere to the following:

  • Focus first on the participant and understand that my role will require flexibility, creativity and commitment.
  • Honor the personality, choices, preferences, culture and gifts of the participants I support.
  • Protect the health, safety and emotional well being of participants by assisting them in preventing illness and avoiding unsafe activities.  I will work with the individual and their team to identify areas of risk and create safeguards specific to these concerns.
  • Always promote the human rights of all participants and recognize and report those who may victimize, exploit, abuse, neglect or harm participants.
  • Protect the privacy and confidentiality of the participants I support at all times during and following my employment with Magic City Enterprises.
  • Help the participants I support to understand and express their rights and responsibilities.
  • Assist participants in speaking for themselves and represent those who cannot speak for themselves by advocating for their preferences and best interests.
  • Respect and recognize cultural context (e.g. religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic class, etc.) of the participants supported by me while separating my own personal beliefs and expectations which may influence participants and their personal preferences.  If I am unable to separate my own beliefs/preferences in a given situation, I will actively remove myself from the situation.
  • Recognize the importance of relationships and proactively facilitate relationships between the participants I support, their family and friends while providing opportunities and supports that help them to be viewed with respect and as integral members of the community
  • Refrain from expressing negative views, harsh judgments, and stereotyping of people who are close to the participants I support.
  • Work in partnership with the participant’s team to support him/her in living a self-directed life while understanding the guardianship of the person I support and work in partnership with legal representatives to assure that the individual’s preferences and interests are honored.
  • Develop relationships that are respectful, based on mutual trust, and that maintain professional boundaries.
  • Respect and acknowledge other members of the participant’s team and follow written plans developed by and for the participant.
  • Never solicit participants who are currently receiving services from another provider.
  • Maintain competency in my profession through learning and ongoing communication with others.
  • Practice responsible work habits and assume responsibility and accountability for my decisions and actions.
  • Recognize the value and importance of modeling positive behaviors to co-workers, participants and the community at large.
  • Actively seek advice and guidance on ethical issues from others as needed when making decisions.
  • Always represent Magic City Enterprises and our participants in a positive, supportive, respectful manner.

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