Social work core subject
The Australia association of the social workers has been enhanced to give practice expectation that is required of all the social workers in the society. They exist to guide the social worker’s practice to make sure that they meet the practice requirement in accordance to the AASW. The practice standards inform the Australian social work education which regulates and control all the curriculum development for the social work students. All the students doing the social workers are expected to go through the five standards of the practice which includes values, professionalism, culturally responsive, knowledge for the practice and apply the knowledge. The student should assess the above five levels (Healy, page 27).
The professional practice standards, here the social work student are expected to demonstrate responsibility, are accountable to the reasoning in the society and have integrity in responding to the social problems. The students are scheduled to have some personal boundaries and not to indulge in anything that is taking place within the society that cannot change his or her life. The student should be able to choose in what to take part in that is constructive and beneficial. For example, a social work student going for health talks to the society and meets some rowdy citizens who begin to abuse them. The student is expected to act professionally by not joining them in the acts but rather walk away and continue with the business (Healy, page 21).
Respect for persons can be understood when broken down into compliance and teamwork (Healy, page 22). In the part of respect, we make every initiative to understand one another through their strengths and weaknesses, being responsible and try our best in building a mutual trust. It involves taking into consideration the thoughts and decision of other people in the society through a responsive manner with the right values and ethics. It also includes accepting and treating everyone as of importance and can have substantial value to add to the society and change the lives of others as well.
First of all, the act is against the ethics and values of the society. However, I will ensure that I become friendly to the person to make him feel that he or she has not been neglected by the society (Healy, page 23). It is important to understand the victims of several crimes to get the facts about what happened that made them practice such immoral behavior. Therefore, I would not condemn the client but show some affection for the sake of attaining self-worth. Despite, the crime committed the person is still a human being and would need essential requirements like the socialization since no one can live in isolation.
All the social workers are beholden to the social work code of ethics that form the most of the study. The key aspect includes; conduct and where the social worker is expected to hold a high level of personal conduct and maintain a high standard of professionalism and professional integrity. We have the responsibility to clients, and the social worker is expected to make clients their first responsibility and respect the privacy. Responsibility to colleagues and the employers; the social worker is supposed to treat the staff members with respect and fairness. And lastly, the response to the social work profession; and here the social worker is expected to uphold the standards of the profession (Healy, page 24).
One of the key aspects of the codes is the maintenance of a high personal conduct and respect the privacy of the clients among others. Therefore, whether the customer asks me not to friend them on Facebook, I will comply with the decision since he or she might be having some good reasons as to why the decision is made. I will allow the choice of the client because social media may contain some irrelevant information that might deprive one of the right characters. Therefore, to act professionally I will respect the decision since it’s his or her right to choose who to befriend (Healy, page 21).
Healy, K., 2014. Social work theories in context: Creating frameworks for practice. Palgrave Macmillan.pg 20-56