About Macleay Options

Macleay Options is a not-for-profit community-based organisation which also provides in house support services for adults with a disability. We are registered with the NSW Department of Fair Trading as an Incorporated Association with unrestricted membership. 

Macleay Options operates within the provisions of the Commonwealth and NSW Disability Service Acts and their associated Disability Service Standards, as well as stringent Quality Assurance processes. The basis of all our policies is to have maximum consultation with and input from all stakeholders, in particular our service employees, clients and their families or guardians.

We are committed to:

  • Working with employees and clients in a professional and courteous manner;
  • Acting in the interests of our employees and clients with honesty, integrity, fairness and goodwill;
  • Respecting the rights of employees and clients to exercise control over their own lives according to their own values and preferences;
  • Treating all people as equals and upholding legal and human rights;
  • Ensuring that the services of Macleay Options are accessible to all who need them;
  • Ensuring that employees and clients are provided with appropriate services to enable them to achieve reasonable and valuable personal goals;
  • Ensuring that employees and clients are safe and feel secure, while recognising dignity of risk;
  • Working co-operatively with carers, family and appropriate agencies to further the welfare of our employees and clients;
  • Recognising the importance of developing meaningful personal relationships;
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of information imparted to us and not using that information for improper purposes;
  • Demonstrating impartiality in decision-making and accountability to our employees and clients and the community we serve.
  • Membership of the Macleay Options Incorporated Association

We welcome anyone who is interested in helping us with our vital work for the community to Get Involved with Macleay Options.

Our History

Conceived in 1962 Macleay Options Inc. has been supporting people with a disability and assisting their families and carers ever since. The organisation was started by a group of parents who shared the common goal and vision of creating opportunities for children with an intellectual disability at a time when special education facilities in Kempsey and surrounding areas were very limited.

Over the years, we began to offer additional vocational and accommodation services and since the Education Department took over our special education role in 1983, we have focused solely on providing adults with training and employment in supportive environments.

The announcements of the changes to how our organisation is funded with the implementation of the NDIS the Management have actively sort to diversify the organisations income streams to allow greater self sufficiently and development industrial arms that are able to be recognised and be competitive in the open market within their own right, whilst always remaining to its core.

Recent years have seen the organisation blossom and more than double in size.

Committee

Members elect a voluntary Management Committee to govern the organisation yearly at the Annual General Meeting. Currently there are seven Board Members in office. Day-to-day operations are administered by the Chief Executive Officer, Section Supervisors, and staff members.

We continually evaluate new models of services ranging across Respite, Business Services, Accommodation Services, Day Services, Outreach Services and Aged Services.

Macleay Options Inc. is an organisation with a proven past and secure future. We are continuing to expand and enhance our services to meet current and future needs of our clients and consumers to benefit the wider community.

Committee Structure

ChairpersonBetty Green
Vice-ChairpersonGlen Clarke
SecretaryBernadette O’Sullivan
TreasurerMark Prosper
Committee MemberDavid Preston
Committee MemberMary Dunkley
Committee MemberAden Harris

Management

Chief Executive Officer
Michael Milicevic
Email  mickm@macleayoptions.org.au
Phone 02 6563 1271
Mobile 0409 711 800

Human Resources Manager
Julia Ashton-Sayers
Email  julia@macleayoptions.org.au
Phone: 02 6562 2355
Mobile 0410 422610

General Manager
Gavan Landini
Email gavan@macleayoptions.org.au
Mobile 0438 395125

Administration Manager
Roslyn Roach
Email  roslyn@macleayoptions.org.au
Phone 02 6563 1271

Accommodation Manager
Program and Services
Macleay Valley Connections
James Mainey
Email jamesm@macleayoptions.org.au
Phone 02 6562 2355

Sales and Marketing Manager
Fiona Welsh
Email fiona@macleayoptions.org.au
Phone 02 6563 1271 mobile 0418656888

 

 

Annual Report

Conceived in 1962 Macleay Options Inc. has been supporting people with a disability and assisting their families and carers ever since. The organisation was started by a group of parents who shared the common goal and vision of creating opportunities for children with an intellectual disability at a time when special education facilities in Kempsey and surrounding areas were very limited.

Over the years, we began to offer additional vocational and accommodation services and since the Education Department took over our special education role in 1983, we have focused solely on providing adults with training and employment in supportive environments.

The announcements of the changes to how our organisation is funded with the implementation of the NDIS the Management have actively sort to diversify the organisations income streams to allow greater self sufficiently and development industrial arms that are able to be recognised and be competitive in the open market within their own right, whilst always remaining to its core.

Recent years have seen the organisation blossom and more than double in size.

Strategic Plan Summary 2014 – 2017

OUR VISION
To be number one choice as the preferred service provider for people with disabilities to access employment and support services

OUR ETHICAL COMMITMENT
We are committed to:

  • acting in the interests of service users with honesty, integrity, fairness and goodwill;
  • working with service users in a professional and courteous manner;
  • demonstrating impartiality in decision-making and accountability to our service users and the community we serve.
  • maintaining the confidentiality of information imparted to us and not using that information for improper purposes;
  • recognising the importance of developing meaningful personal relationships;
    working co-operatively with carers, family and appropriate agencies to further the welfare of our service users;
  • ensuring that service users are safe and feel secure, while recognising dignity of risk;
  • ensuring that service users are provided with appropriate services to enable them to achieve reasonable and valuable personal goals;
  • ensuring that the services of Macleay Options are accessible to all who need them;
  • treating all people as equals and upholding legal and human rights;
    respecting the rights of service users to exercise control over their own lives according to their own values and preferences;
  • To expression of freedom of choice;

OUR ORGANISATIONAL VALUES
Integrity – Being true in all things alway
Responsibility – Recognising that in all situations there are both rights & responsibilities & being accountable for our actions
Respect – To treasure the dignity of every person
Innovation – Being prepared to listen, take risks & try new ideas
Satisfaction – Providing the support needed to succeed

Funding

Macleay Options is funded by both the State and Commonwealth Government.

The Commonwealth Government Department of Social Services provides funding to support wages for our participants who are employed by the organisation.

The NSW Government Department of Ageing, Disability & Home Care provides primary funding for the accommodation services and day programs.

Macleay Options has four individual business units to enhance our funding along with fundraising activities and corporate sponsorship.

Generous response from the public and business sectors is essential to the continuation of our work.

All donations over $2.00 are welcome and tax deductible.

Employment Opportunities for people with a Disability

People with a disability aged 15 years or older who want a real job and want to earn a wage which reflects your capabilities are encouraged to apply: 

How to get involved: 

Step 1: Contact Macleay Options Inc. arrange an over – the phone interview
Step 2: Take a guided tour of the service and have a skills assessment so that we can work out if we can provide a job for you.
Step 3: We will let you know whether we are able to offer you a position
Step 4: You can undertake a no obligation job trial of up to 3 months
Step 5: If we don’t have any vacancies we will place you on the waiting list

Employment Benefits:

  • Meet people and make friends with co-workers
  • Become a valued member of a work team
  • Know you are contributing to your community through work
  • Gain confidence in yourself when you learn new skills
  • Gain recognised qualifications

Macleay Options Inc. is a person- centred approach organisation which ensures that individuals are in the centre of service design, planning, delivery and review.

Individuals have the choice to shape and direct service and support arrangements to suit their strengths, needs and goals, with the support of families, friends, carers and advocates.
Contact our office on 02 6563 1271 for further information

Careers

Working at Macleay Options Inc. is more than just a job. A career with us means you will be making a real difference to the lives of people with a disability.

We currently have the following positions advertised:

We are currently seeking casual support workers please follow the below links for the selection criteria and further information

Position criteria for Finance Officer 021018 revised 191018

 

Casual Support Worker 040618

If you are interested in potential employment with Macleay Options Inc please contact our Human Resources Department.

Expressions of interest can be emailed to: Julia@macleayoptions.org.au

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