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Human Services Program - Online Handbook - Code of Ethics

  1. The Human Service Worker's Conduct
    • Propriety. The human service worker should maintain high standards of personal conduct.

    • Competence and Professional Development. The human service worker should strive to become and remain proficient in professional practice and the performance of professional functions.

    • Service. The human service worker should regard as primary the service obligation of the profession.

    • Integrity. The human service worker should act in accordance with the highest standards of professional integrity.

    • Scholarship and Research. The human service worker engaged in study and research should be guided by the conventions of scholarly inquiry.

  2. The Human Service Worker's Responsibility to Clients
    • Primacy of Client's Interests. The human service worker's primary responsibility is to the client.

    • Rights and Prerogatives of Clients. The human service Worker should make every effort to foster maximum self-determination on the part of clients.

    • Confidentiality and Privacy. The human service Worker should respect the privacy of clients and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of professional service.

  3. The Human Service Worker's Ethical Responsibility to Colleagues
    • Respect, Fairness, and Courtesy. The human service worker should treat colleagues with respect, fairness, and good faith.


  4. The Human Service Worker's Ethical Responsibility to Employers
    • Commitments to Employing Organization. The human service worker should adhere to commitments made to the employing organizations.


  5. The Human Service Worker's Ethical Responsibility to the Profession
    • Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession. The human service worker should uphold and advance the values, ethics, knowledge, and mission of the profession.

    • Community Service.  The service worker should assist the professional in making services available to the general public to promote the overall welfare of society.

    • Development of Knowledge. The human service worker should take responsibility for identifying, developing, and fully utilizing knowledge for professional practice.

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Helen Hendren, Program Coordinator
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