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Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

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  1. Code of Ethics Social workers-Teachers

  2. Similarities Social Workers Teachers 1.  Commitment to Clients Social workers’ primary responsibility is to promote the well­being of clients 1.  Ethical Conduct toward Students The professional educator makes a constructive effort to protect the student from conditions detrimental to learning, health, or safety.

  3. Similarities Social Workers Teachers Confidentiality Social workers should respect clients’ right to privacy Confidentiality The professional educator does not reveal confidential information concerning students, unless required by law

  4. Similarities Social Workers Teachers Competence Social workers should provide services and represent themselves as competent only within the boundaries of their education Competence The professional educator assumes responsibility and accountability for his or her performance and continually strives to demonstrate competence

  5. Similarities Social Workers Teachers Disputes Involving Colleagues Social workers should not take advantage of a dispute between a colleague and an employer to obtain a position Disputes Involving Colleagues The professional educator does not willfully make false statements about a colleague or the school system

  6. Similarities Social Workers Teachers Service Social workers’ primary goal is to help people in need and to address social problems Service The professional educator manifests a positive and active role in school/community relations

  7. Differences Social Workers Teachers  Privacy and Confidentiality  Social workers should not solicit private information from clients unless it is essential to providing services or conducting social work evaluation or research  Ethical Conduct toward Parents and Community The professional educator makes concerted efforts to communicate to parents all information that should be revealed in the interest of the student

  8. Differences Social Workers Teachers Empowerment Social Workers assist clients in their efforts to identify and clarify their goals Empowerment We strongly affirm parents as the primary moral educators of their children

  9. Differences Social Workers Teachers Social workers should refer clients to other professionals when the other professionals’ specialized knowledge or expertise is needed The professional educator deals considerately and justly with each student, and seeks to resolve problems, including discipline, according to law and school policy.

  10. Differences Social Workers Teachers  Social workers should have a knowledge base of their clients’ cultures and be able to demonstrate competence in the provision of services that are sensitive to clients’ cultures and to differences among people and cultural groups. The professional educator recognizes that quality education is the common goal of the public, boards of education, and educators, and that a cooperative effort is essential among these groups to attain that goal.