Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics:

  1. We will treat members with dignity and will respect their unique differences in culture, religion, race, and sexual orientation.
  2. We will respect the confidentiality of each member.
  3. We will respect, safeguard, and advocate for the rights of each member.
  4. We will not use or condone the use of corporal punishment under any circumstances.
  5. We will develop, implement, and administer the policies and procedures of our respective agencies and institutions.
  6. We will only enter into contracts that allow us to maintain our professional integrity.
  7. We will cooperate with other organizations which offer service to our members.
  8. Recognizing that we are a catalyst for change we will:
    a) utilize current and knowledgeable methods and techniques in order to provide quality service to our members;
    b) actively seek out opportunities to learn and develop as well as support growth in our co-workers and other professionals.
  9. We will promote members autonomy and increased self-esteem.
  10. We will treat our members holistically, encompassing family, peer group, and community.
  11. We are committed to the ongoing development of our profession through competent training and supervision of Youth Worker students.
  12. We will conduct ourselves in a professional and ethical manner at all times.

 

See also: Description