It may seem obvious to many, but the idea of integrity maintenance is an important aspect of any profession, as well as the successful function and operation of most any organization or institution. Caroline Rodgers, social worker, has many years of experience working in the field of social work, as well as espousing the importance of social justice, ethics and human equality.
As a long time part of such an important social institution, she knows how vital individual integrity is to the work she has done; a key component in the continued success of social work and its indispensable benefits to society.
Professional integrity, as Caroline Rodgers social worker knows, is achieved in social work in five basic ways.
Working to Maintain the Reputation and Values of Social Work
Every social worker, says Caroline Rodgers, should do everything in their power to uphold and follow the values of the social work profession, and should always avoid doing anything that may reflect badly on the profession or the work they’ve committed to do.
Being open, dependable and, most of all, honest, is key to good social work. Social workers need to always clearly explain their role in a particular situation, and to never attempt to deceive or manipulate the people that are benefiting from their services.
Keeping Professional Boundaries
As a social worker, Caroline Rodgers firmly established the appropriate boundaries necessary to avoid unscrupulous or inappropriate relationships with colleagues and the users of her services. Abuse, personal benefit, financial gain or other obtained through social work is unacceptable, and should be avoided at all costs.
Thoughtful, Balanced Reasoning
Every decision and/or judgment made by the professional social worker should be rendered considering all the aspects and factors of the situation and/or person, and should be based on solid reasoning and thoughtful approach. Never rush to judgment without due consideration of all the factors involved.
Caroline Rodgers social worker, recognizes the importance of accountability when it comes to social work. She understands that every professional must be prepared to be held accountable for every decision and action taken in the course of their work. Social workers should be accountable to the public, the people they serve, colleagues, their employers, etc.