• Haere mai, welcome

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    Haere mai and welcome to the online learning resource developed by Careerforce for this unit standard (US). US 16849 Demonstrate knowledge of ethics in youth work (version 6) is part of the National Certificate in Youth Work (Youth Leadership) (Level 3). The course page is open and available for all youth workers and youth organisations to access and use. You will need to be enrolled with Careerforce as a trainee to complete the assessment and gain credit for this unit standard.

    Begin by looking around the course page to become familiar with its layout and see what resources are available. Work through each topic with your employer, follow the links and complete the learning activities. They are designed to support your learning and prepare you for the assessment tasks.

    • About this unit standard

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      Throughout this unit, you'll get to know two youth leaders, Kendale and Jenna. They will provide examples of how they have applied their learning to their own youth work practice.

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    • Code of ethics

      Ara Taiohi Code of Ethics coverAs a youth worker, you are guided by documents that contain ethics and principles. These ethics and principles are based in values and guide our behaviour.

      Ara Taiohi is a national youth sector organisation created by New Zealand Aotearoa Adolescent Health and Development (NZAAHD) and the National Youth Workers Network Aotearoa (NYWNA). It has a code of ethics that provides an agreed set of guidelines for youth work in Aotearoa New Zealand. This code of ethics ensures that youth work is carried out in a safe, skilled, ethical manner. It is one of the ways youth workers hold each other accountable for our practice. Doing this also protects the credibility of youth work.

    • Ethical principles

      Like the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa (YDSA), codes of ethics are built on ethical principles and values.

    • Ethical issues and disputes

      From time to time, you may come across an issue or problem in your work that you need to deal with. Some problems may be quite simple to solve. Others may require more serious action or involve following a particular process. It is important that you as a youth worker understand the nature of disputes and the options available to resolve any issues that may arise.

    • Assessment

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      Congratulations on completing the learning for this unit standard! Check your understanding of the content by responding to the following statements.

      I can:

      • identify which code of ethics my organisation uses.

      • explain what a code of ethics is and why it is important for organisations to follow one.

      • describe the values that underlie the principles from my organisation's code of ethics.

      • explain how my organisation's code of ethics applies to my responsibilities as a youth worker.

      • outline processes for dealing with ethical disputes and grievances in youth work.

      If you have responded yes to all of these statements, you are now ready to complete the assessment for US 16849 Demonstrate knowledge of ethics in youth work. You can download this from the Careerforce shop http://shop.careerforce.org.nz/ 

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