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Person-Centered Philosophy

MATEO Employment Services is dedicated to providing consumer-driven services. To this end, persons receiving services will provide the primary direction in shaping their services and formulating their plan of service or support.

  • The plan of service or support for persons receiving services shall be developed through a person-centered planning process. 
  • The plan is to be based on the expressed needs and desires of the persons served and their abilities, capabilities and the supports necessary to reach their goals.
  • Services and supports are to be provided in environments that promote maximum independence, community inclusion and quality of life.
  • Families shall be valued members of the support team.
  • The process will fully explore the individual's and family's desires with respect to life style decisions, and hopes and dreams for the future.
  • The process will encourage, support and enable choice, control, independence and integration. 
  • The process will consider issues and concerns about the person's health, welfare and safety.


To ensure qualified individuals with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in employment by promoting inclusion in the workplace and providing support to achieve employment goals.​


Respect: Respect clients, community partners, and colleagues in the profession.

Ownership: Take pride in meeting commitments to all stakeholders.

Integrity: Act honestly and ethically at all times.

Innovation: Develop creative solutions that meet or exceed expectations.

Teamwork: Work with clients in a stimulating and supportive environment that inspires personal growth.

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