We want to hear from you! Draft code of conduct for employers
The launch of the latest edition of the Code of ethics drew lots of positive feedback as well as the excellent suggestion that employers of community sector workers should have their own code to follow. ACWA's policy team has put together the beginnings of a draft model of a code of conduct for organisations that employ community workers and we would love to hear your recommended additions and feedback.
This is an early iteration of the Code so comments are welcome from all, including employers themselves. Download a copy of the draft and send feedback to email@example.com
To learn more about the code of ethics that applies to practitioners click here.
Practice guidelines set the standards for professionalism
The Australian Community Work Practice Guidelines has been released and together with the Code of ethics, these foundation documents lay out the professional standards expected of practitioners working in community and human services and needed for a nationally skilled workforce.
The practice guidelines are new and supersede the outdated practice standards. Eight guidelines make up the framework for practice and the indicators in the document will help readers identify when the competency has been adequately reached. ACWA has also developed an accompanying self-assessment tool that is a key part of ensuring the guidelines can be easily translated into daily practice. Read more