All employees at The Center for Youth and Family Solutions influence the agency’s work culture and share responsibility for cultivating and promoting our desired working environment.
Shared Mission and Values
Our workforce shares a common purpose. Our mission reflects a belief in the enduring strength, creativity, and perseverance of the human spirit and compassion of a community. The values that guide us include: collaboration, partnership, treating everyone with dignity and respect, excellence, and dedication to achieving solutions.
Supporting Each Other
Our workforce is supportive of each other. We establish and maintain trust with all of our staff. We affirm our strengths and diversity, and seek a greater understanding of our differences. We encourage each other in establishing a healthy balance between our professional responsibilities and life outside of work.
Open Communication and Shared Decision Making
We keep each other well informed. Communication is clear, honest and timely. We ask questions and provide input into decisions affecting our work. Challenges are viewed in a systems context, and solutions build on strengths. We value teamwork, and recognize that productive conflict is healthy and necessary for creativity and effective problem solving.
Autonomy and Accountability
We take pride in the quality of our work and our accomplishments. We set and carry out goals for individuals, teams and our agency to accomplish our mission. We take care of agency property and facilities. We approach our work conscientiously; holding ourselves and others accountable.
Improving What We Do and Taking Action
We are proactive, flexible and adapt to change. We are committed to our professional growth and ongoing learning. We solicit and use feedback from each other, and from those we serve. We keep up with trends that impact our work, and look for new ways to generate creative energy and fresh ideas. We are always taking action to improve the quality of our services.