HSM230 Assignment - HSM Personal Leadership Plan
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A Student s Personal 1 A Student s Personal Leadership Plan Axia College of University of Phoenix A Student s Personal 2 A Student s Personal Leadership Plan is a student currently studying to obtain her degree in Human Services Management It is s goal to graduate with her associate s degree then continue on with her education graduating from the University of Phoenix with a bachelor s degree in Human Services Management It is her desire to be an advocate for children who cannot receive help on their own She will likely start her career in her local Department of Job and Family Services DJ FS where her ethics and morals will be tested but not defeated What are Ethics Ethics is a term that is often heard when individuals discuss human service legal and educational work What exactly are ethics According to Answers 2008 ethics are The science of human duty the body of rules of duty drawn from this science para 1 Ethics can be described loosely as doing what is right Why are ethics important in the human services field Ethics are important for those in human services because those individuals are working to achieve what is best for another individual Using one s ethics on the job will assure that all clients are treated fairly and that a client s best interest is kept in mind Leadership Leaders within an organization need to be the first to set high ethical standards Edward Hennessy once stated that Ethics must begin at the top of an organization It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example ThinkExist 2006 When an individual is given the opportunity to lead others he or she must use that chance to instill strong ethics in his or her employees Living ones ethics on a daily basis is one of the best tools available to help A Student s Personal 3 lead and in uence others When an individual leads by example rather than with an iron fist he or she becomes the person others chose to follow Many ethical decisions will be made daily in offices of DJ FC workers Should one fudge paperwork to help get a friend benefits he or she is not eligible for Should one openly discuss a case with his or her spouse over dinner What if a caseworker is working with multiple members of one family Should that worker discuss the other client s information with the family members What if an individual came to find that a coworker was engaging in unethical behavior These are all issues that Name could face during her employment with DJ FS Where can Name turn to find assistance in dealing with such situations Social workers all over the country have a Code of Ethics in place that will help set some guidelines but will not answer all questions When Name is faced with these dilemmas hopefully she will have a strong leader who will help find the best solution s Vision Name is an honest employee and has been placed in hairy situations before always making the ethical decision Should she be able to work herself into a leadership role in human services Name has a vision of the ethical and moral standards that she will attempt to impress upon those professionals working with her Name believes that it is important that both clients of her organization and society trust that the organization is run with the clients best interest in mind and that no elements of disrespect bias or mistreatment are used All clients personal information will be held in the strictest confidence and will only be discussed with the individual client Should a client also give permission for the agency to speak another individual or agency concerning that client only then will personal information be shared outside of a closed office A Student s Personal 4 To ensure that Name s employees are held to high standards Name would make employees aware of their state s Code of Ethics along with an employee handbook that would also house a Code set forth by Name This Code would include examples of situations not addressed in the state s Code of Ethics This additional Code would also be made available to the public this ensures that community members are aware of the high standards to which employees are held Clients of the organization will also be issued a copy of the Code of Ethics Name s hope is that this will help clients feel secure that they and their cases will be treated with the utmost respect and integrity Clients of human serVice organizations need to feel secure that their cases are handled as professionally as possible Employees need to know that their employer is honest and trustworthy and that ethics and morals are not just marketing terms but standards that all must follow Name s belief is that all clients employees and community members should be treated equally through the use of a standard of morals and ethics the only way to ensure this happens is to hold all members of the organization to the highest standards A Student s Personal References Answers 2008 Dictionary ethics Retrieved from httpWWWanswerscomtopicethicslegalterm Think exist 2006 Quotations results Retrieved from httpthinkexistcomsearchsearchquotationaspsearchethicsamppage2
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