Staff Laughing

We encourage an interdependent way of living. We see the value in making mistakes. We actively encourage personal and professional development so that our young people and staff can reach their fullest potential.

Interdependence: MACS recognise that as social creatures, we cannot exist totally independently from others.

Personal Growth and Development: We invest in our staff and young people, challenge their thinking and encourage training to increase skills and knowledge.

Risk Taking and Making Mistakes: Our ethos and belief is that it is OK to make mistakes and by examining what went wrong, we can improve and use the learning.

Self-Determination and Autonomy: MACS employ experienced and skilled staff that we trust to make appropriate decisions to work effectively and safely with our young people.

Judging Others: MACS recognises that judgements are natural, however, we ensure that ours are examined and explored in a way that results in a positive outcome for all.

Communication: We have a friendly, relaxed, engaging and warm attitude that fosters positive communication between young people and the organisation as a whole.

Trust and Integrity: We earn trust from young people and other professionals by consistently delivering top quality services, underpinned by a core value of trust and integrity.

Involving yourself: MACS welcomes input from all staff and young people and encourages participation in having your say and embracing new opportunities.

How we do things around here

  • No dress code
  • You must take a lunch break
  • We all eat together when we can
  • There’s no deference towards managers, we’re all equally important
  • We get to know each other
  • There are no set times for breaks, as long as you get the work done
  • Make your space your own
  • Have a laugh

We expect all staff to commit to, and embrace the culture of the organisation as defined above.