Ethical Standards Summaries

Ethical standards for human service worker


Most of the neighbors require best services from their known professional people. They expect to be treated different services to be offered to them compared to other unknown clients. This poses great risk to the human service worker whereby it becomes a challenge while handling this type of client. This also puts his or her profession to risk because the services offered should be best and fair to all the clients. The services offered to this individual will also pose risk factors to the human service worker if not done to neighbors best expectations. The neighbor may spread bad rumors concerning the human service worker if his or expectations are not fully met. Human service workers have well understanding of the community behaviors they come from. They are aware of the ethical issues that may conflict with their services they offer to the clients. On the other hand, human service workers have got the state, local and federal laws at hand. As they deal with the clients, they understand the limits to which they should not exceed (Mulki, Jaramillo & Locander, 2008).

In conclusion, human service work dealing with WIC should therefore give guidelines to the clients concerning all the steps following to help the clients so that the neighbor can understand all clients are treated equally. It is important to exercise fairness to all the clients despite the relationship or origin. Human service workers have knowledge and are capable of handling different clients. Because of their profession, it is important to direct tis neighbor to another worker so that he or she can be given services without compromise. Human service work should understand that in the WIC is an area of human services and not where he or she lives so boundaries should be exercised. Ethics must be exercised in the organization. He or she should not entertain any need of favors because of neighborhood. He should listen to the needs presented to him by the neighbor and formulate a way of advocating them avoiding any misinterpretation that might occur when providing help (Reamer, 2013).

Responsibility to the profession

Human service worker is an individual who has knowledge and skills in handling different issues. In this case, he or she is dealing with an intelligent inmate who was once jailed in his or her court. It is therefore important for human service worker to exercise his or her profession whereby he or should not disclose any information. Human service workers are the reflectors of the public human services offered to the individuals. Personal details or professional information should not be disclosed to other people inside or outside the organization. Privacy and confidentiality should be exercised to ensure all the information concerning not only the workers but also the clients. The information should be secured with password to limit access from unauthorized individuals. From the issues of friend request on Facebook, there are many risks that are posed to the human service worker and also to the organization. Some of the risks posed to the worker may include linkage of personal information to this inmate. If the personal information has been leaked, it can lead to the individual being traced in order to provide more information about the organization (Morales, Sheafor & Scott, 2011).

Accepting the friend request may lead to information linkage which may in turn provide more details concerning the company. The human service worker may be tortured if he or she is traced by this inmate. The intelligent inmate may also alter the information hence providing false information about the individual and the organization. Considering the inmate is intelligent and follows all the programs in the organization may ruin the image of the organization since human service worker is an example of the human services. Accepting the friend request would also reflect the commitment of him or her about the profession. The outcomes of accepting the friend request may force many risks to the profession and the organization. It is therefore important for the human service worker to reject the friend request for him or her to keep safe. Human service worker has got a responsibility to protect the image of his or her profession and also for the organization.

Conclusively, it is also a responsibility of human service worker to ensure that his or her public conduct is excellent by ensuring that there are boundaries between the clients, the job and him. Human service worker should ensure that the organization is informed about this inmate. This would keep the organization aware that the inmate is following this worker in order for security actions to be taken. The organization security would therefore investigate about the inmate to get more information about the inmate (Dubois & Miley, 2013).

Ethical standards of human service worker

Human service worker has professional skills on how to relate themselves to other people inclusive of their families and clients. Human service workers are aware of the influences their backgrounds have towards their relationship with others. This should not affect their competent to the provided services offered on their professionals. Despite their values and the relationship they have to other people, they should exercise fairness to all the clients. Human service work should exercise competence and maintain good conduct with others so that the clients can trust and rely on their information. For instance, in this case where his or her partner is being investigated by the child and family service for child abuse, he or she should influence the partner to give the right and reliable information to this organization (Saleebey, 2012). As a human service worker, he or she is liable of giving honesty information about his or her partner concerning the incident.

There is a risk of losing his or her relationship with this individual if he or she will disclose the information. In addition, human service worker may also lose the job if he or she provides false information concerning the individual being investigated. This incident also poses risk to the human service worker whereby he or she is unaware of the reactions of the organization to the information he or she provides. The organization may take the information positive or negative and the actions against the information may pose danger to him or her. Another risk concerns their relationship with the person being investigated whereby trust may be lost between the two people which is hard to build again. Human service worker may also find other ways of dealing with this situation because it puts him or her in dilemma (Saleebey, 2012).

In conclusion, in order for the human service worker to be able to manage the situation, he or she should provide the best information which will neither favor the partner nor the organization. The worker should ensure that he or she provides true information despite the relationship. If the human service worker finds that it is difficult to give information about the partner, it is important to carry out more research concerning the issue. This would help with ideas which will provide insight to the decision and information to provide to the organization (Monette, Sullivan & DeJong, 2013).


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