Personal Ethics Of The Code Of Ethics And Ethics

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Section 34-30-57, Code of Ala. 1975, (1991) authorizes the Board to promulgate rules and regulations that set forth standards for licensed bachelor Social Workers, licensed master Social Workers, and independent clinical Social Workers. The Board has formally adopted the following standards of professional conduct and ethics including (1d) that states that the Social Worker shall act in accordance with the highest standards of professional integrity and impartiality (CHAPTER 850-X-9 STANDARDS of PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT & ETHICS). The word integrity is a very profound word. Integrity can be used in many different aspects such as: morally, intellectually, and philosophically. In terms of morality, integrity is the act of honesty and upholding strong …show more content…
I strive to do everything in accordance with the Code of Ethics to prevent possible mishaps in my personal life following over and compromising my work as a Social Worker. I feel that the Code of Ethics is not only to be abided by at work, but in your daily life as well. Living one’s entire life in accordance with the Code of Ethics is an area that I feel some fall short. I do not believe that all Social Workers realize how what they do when they are not in the field can impact their work life. As a Social Worker you never know where your next call could take you or who it will be for. The person you are trying to aid could possible be the person that was behind you in the grocery store or possibly even the person you cut off in traffic. For reasons like these, it is imperative that you are living a life of integrity so that the person you are trying to assist is able to fully trust you thus allowing you to properly assist …show more content…
A team is only as good as its weakest link, and when one member is not performing adequately, everyone will fail. If one colleague is acting in an unprofessional manner, it makes people question the competency of the entire group. As a Social Worker, you need the full trust of your clients and the community because they must be comfortable telling you what exactly is going on in their situation in order to properly assist them. As a Social Worker, it is also important to be mindful of the actions of your colleagues, because they are a direct reflection on yourself. If you notice a colleague acting in a manner that is not fitting of the profession, you need to first speak with the colleague and ensure they are aware of their actions and how they affect the agency (National Association of Social Workers). If the situation continues, management needs to be notified so they can take appropriate actions to correct the situation. It is important to promptly notify when a colleague is not performing in a way that a Social Worker should. You never know how long their behavior has been going on before you notice. If a Social Worker is not taking cases seriously by doing the least possible amount of work or is acting in an unprofessional manner towards clients, the effect could be detrimental to the client. As a Social Worker, if you are not properly advocating for your clients, it could ultimately

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