Unwarranted negative criticism may include demeaning comments that refer to colleagues' level of competence or to individuals' attributes such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, and mental or physical ability.
The prejudices of society form powerful barriers, yet too often, the very social policies and service systems designed to help can create other barriers that prevent many people with intellectual, developmental or physical disabilities from enjoying a rich and fulfilling life.
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The people who assume this complex role must examine their own values and beliefs while honoring those of the people they support. Be aware of my own values and how they influence my professional decisions.
It is hoped that these guidelines will be of assistance when human service professionals and educators are challenged by difficult ethical dilemmas.
Advance my knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development and life-long learning. Direct support staff, agency leaders, policymakers and people receiving services are urged to read the code and to consider ways that these ethical statements can be incorporated into daily practice.
The general expectation that social workers will keep information confidential does not apply when disclosure is necessary to prevent serious, foreseeable, and imminent harm to a client or others.
STATEMENT 17 Human service professionals provide services without discrimination or preference based on age, ethnicity, culture, race, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.
If I am unable to separate my own beliefs and preferences in a given situation, I will remove myself from the situation and seek the assistance of a qualified coworker. The United Nations Global Compact provides us with a policy framework for developing innovative initiatives and partnerships with civil society, governments and other stakeholders.
Social workers should take reasonable steps to ensure that clients' records are stored in a secure location and that clients' records are not available to others who are not authorized to have access. When not all clients' needs can be met, an allocation procedure should be developed that is nondiscriminatory and based on appropriate and consistently applied principles.
The final section, "Ethical Standards," includes specific ethical standards to guide social workers' conduct and to provide a basis for adjudication.
Direct Support Professionals, agency leaders, policymakers, and people receiving support are urged to read the Code of Ethics and to consider ways that these ethical statements can be incorporated into daily practice. STATEMENT 21 Human service professionals seek the training, experience, education and supervision necessary to ensure their effectiveness in working with culturally diverse client populations.
They respect individuals and groups, their cultures and beliefs.
Social workers should use clear and understandable language to inform clients of the purpose of the services, risks related to the services, limits to services because of the requirements of a third-party payer, relevant costs, reasonable alternatives, clients' right to refuse or withdraw consent, and the time frame covered by the consent.
Ethical Standards for Human Services Practice: Providing clinical services to a former sexual partner has the potential to be harmful to the individual and is likely to make it difficult for the social worker and individual to maintain appropriate professional boundaries.
As a DSP, I will commit to promote the emotional, physical, and personal well-being of the people I support. Address challenging behaviors proactively and respectfully. STATEMENT 39 Human service educators provide students with readily available and explicit program policies and criteria regarding program goals and objectives, recruitment, admission, course requirements, evaluations, retention and dismissal in accordance with due process procedures.
Promote the use of language that is respectful, sensitive and contemporary. Characterized particularly by an appreciation of human beings in all of their diversity, human services offers assistance to its clients within the context of their community and environment.
In order to maintain the promise of partnership and respect that must exist in a supportive relationship, a strong ethical foundation is critical to help DSPs navigate through the maze of influences that bombard them.
To read the full code of ethics for human service professionals, please visit the National Organization for Human Services here. Human service professionals work with a diverse clientele. Consequently, we ask our employees, our managers, our directors and our suppliers to adhere to this Code and make it their own.
Human service professionals and those who educate them, regardless of whether they are students, faculty or practitioners, promote and encourage the unique values and characteristics of human services.others as needed concerning ethical problems. Drawing form personal values, culture, and experience, sociologists may supplement, but must not violate, the values and rules specified in the Code of Ethics.
The NASW Code of Ethics reflects the commitment of all social workers to uphold the profession's values and to act ethically. Principles and standards must be applied by individuals of good character who discern moral questions and, in good faith, seek to make reliable ethical judgments.
Regardless of the various types of human service/social workers, there is one vital part of success of human service workers, and that is the mandatory ability to follow a strict set of ethical guidelines set forth by the National Association of Social Workers, known as the Code of Ethics.
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The NASW Code of Ethics continues to be the most accepted standard for social work ethical practice worldwide. The NASW Code of Ethics offers a set of values, principles and standards to guide decision-making and everyday professional conduct of social workers.
sections of the copyrighted NASW Code of Ethics in the development of the CASW Code of Ethics and CASW Guidelines for Ethical Practice.Download