Direct Care Staff Code of Ethics

Person Centered Supports

As Direct Care Staff my first allegiance is to the person I support; all activities and functions I perform flow from this allegiance.

Promoting Physical & Emotional Well-Being

As Direct Care Staff I am responsible for supporting the emotional, physical and personal well-being of the individuals receiving support while being attentive and energetic in reducing their risk of harm.

Integrity & Responsibility

As Direct Care Staff I will support the mission and vitality of my profession to assist people in leading self-directed lives and to foster a spirit of partnership with the people I support, other professionals and the community.

Confidentiality

As Direct Care Staff I will safeguard and respect the confidentiality and privacy of the people I support.

Justice, Fairness & Equity

As Direct Care Staff I will promote and practice justice, fairness and equity for the people I support and the community as a whole. I will affirm the human and civic rights and responsibilities of the people I support.

Respect

As Direct Care Staff I will respect the human dignity and uniqueness of the people I support. I will recognize each person I support as valuable and help others to understand their value.

Relationships

As Direct Care Staff I will assist the people I support to develop and maintain relationships.

Self-Determination

As Direct Care Staff I will assist the people I support to direct the course of their own lives.

Advocacy

As Direct Care Staff I will advocate with the people I support for justice, inclusion and full community participation.