Principles of practice are the values and beliefs held about what is good practice and a guide for all participants in the planning and delivery of services. The following principles have been identified through workshops with Management Committee, staff and community partners as those that are preferred and will direct the development and implementation of all services for families.
A technique, methodology, procedure, or process that has been implemented and has improved business results for an organisation (satisfying some element of clients’ and stakeholders’ needs). These results or outcomes are substantiated by data collected at the organisation
Best practice is simply the best way of doing things. It is working for outcomes and empowering the workforce. It relies on problem-solving, objective setting, planning and measuring at the operational level. It fosters the concept of continuous improvement as part of the organisational culture. Most importantly, it focuses on meeting the needs of the customer.
Principles Underpinning Junaya’s Work Practices
The notion of empowerment and advocacy assumes an understanding that the way we organise and live in society is not always just or fair or equitable. It assumes that many individuals and groups are oppressed, discriminated against and marginalized in our society. This marginalisation renders families voiceless. Not having a voice means that families have limited access to the skills, perspectives and opportunities available in society. A service with a social justice perspective would promote a philosophy of social justice and equity for people that reflect the multicultural nature of Australia.
Based on the principles of social justice and empowerment as it recognizes the structural societal contribution to a families situation. It involves being a voice, speaking out and working with individual or group to stand up for and pursue their rights and entitlements.
Increasing people’s control over their lives, encouraging a sense of personal control and personal rights and responsibilities. It involves us focusing on building on people’s strengths, competence and resources.