CODE OF ETHICS
BCCDA CODE OF ETHICS
All members of the BC Career Development Association (BCCDA) agree to adopt the following Code of Ethics. BCCDA is committed to helping those we serve or support to achieve their fullest potential. To this end, BCCDA members will:
Maintain an interest in the well-being of all clientele.
Respect the right of each client to be an individual in all respects, as to personal tastes, moral and social values.
Refrain from discrimination for reasons of color, gender, age, race, creed, social status, sexual orientation, or nature of mental or physical disability.
Treat the client under all circumstances with due concern for the dignity of the individual.
Respect the confidential nature of the relationship with the client and protects the confidentiality of records, refuse to divulge confidential information to any person without the knowledge and consent of the client, and record only that information that is essential to the client’s rehabilitation or employment.
Maintain only appropriate relationships with clients, and in situations where a dual relationship exists, the member will maintain all standards of professional conduct.
Guide, counsel, and develop alternatives but respect the right and the need of the client to make the final decision in all rehabilitation, education, or employment plans, and teach the client to accept responsibility for their choices and actions.
Accept full responsibility for the consequences of the member’s activities.
Provide professional service only in those areas in which the member has competence and responsibility.
Recognize the need to work cooperatively, in a multi-disciplinary team to meet the client’s needs, respecting the unique contribution of each discipline.
Respect differences of opinion and exercises tact and diplomacy in interpersonal relations.
The member providing training/instruction will understand adult education theory and practice, and will be skillful in:
Facilitating adult learning
Fostering positive group dynamics
Setting a safe environment
Preparing lesson plans and following curricula
Keeping the learning creative and participatory
Keep the interest of the clientele above that of the member at all times; strive to continually progress in personal and professional competence.