RIGHTS

  • To get the job satisfaction – to be assigned a job that is worthwhile and challenging.
  • To have support from your supervisor and co-workers.
  • To share responsibilities with co-workers.
  • Not to be exploited.
  • To accept something back, some help to develop new skills.
  • To be involved in decision making.
  • To receive adequate information & a clear job description.
  • To be reimbursed, if appropriate, out of pocket expenses.
  • To training – initial and ongoing as well as on the job supervision.
  • To protection – insurance and personal safety.
  • To be trusted with confidential information that will help you carry out your work more effectively.
  • To ask for new assignments when you are ready to move on.
  • To be well briefed on the organization you are working for and kept in touch with new developments.
  • To know who you are accountable to and to have clearly defined the channels of communication open to you.
  • To know the reason why, if you have been unsuitable for the task.
  • To know about the disabilities and the effects these disabilities may have.
  • To know what tasks you will be expected to perform and to say “no” to unacceptable tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To be dependable and give the agency notice, if for any reason you are unable to report for work.
  • To be willing to take training for the job in order for you to perform more capably.
  • To have loyalty to the agency: respect its place in the community and uphold its policies.
  • To be patient, and allow for independence.
  • To remember that all personal information which you learn on or off the job is strictly confidential.
  • To assist people with tasks that they cannot manage for themselves.
  • To respect the privacy of others.
  • Not to pressure others into accepting your views of standards.
  • To stipulate your limitations.
  • To provide feedback, suggestions and recommendations regarding the program, to the supervisors and the staff.
  • To treat the people that you are working with as you would like to be treated yourself.
  • To not over commit yourself.
  • To use reasonable judgment in making decisions where there appears to be no policy or a policy has not been communicated to you, then as soon as possible check with the supervisor for future guidance.
  • Not to judge peoples’ capabilities by their physical disabilities.