ERIC Number: ED365912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
NASW Standards for Social Work Personnel Practices.
National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC.
This document presents the standards for social work personnel practices established by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). A discussion of general principles notes that the standards presented in this document are based on the principles that effective social service depends on qualified staff and that staff members can give their best service when they work under conditions of employment that are conducive to the maintenance of high quality and quantity of performance. The standards presented represent principles of sound personnel policies and practices and are intended to serve as a guide in the development of personnel policies by social agencies and other institutions employing social workers, such as health agencies, schools, and courts. A total of 16 standards are presented and interpreted. The standards deal with agency personnel selection and hiring procedures, grievance procedures, salaries, volunteers, staff development, personnel records, benefit programs, and termination procedures. The document concludes with a summary of major principles from the NASW's Code of Ethics. (NB)
Descriptors: Dismissal (Personnel), Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Personnel Selection, Professional Associations, Social Work, Social Workers, Standards
NASW Distribution Center, P.O. Box 431, Annapolis JCT, MD 20701 (single copy, free).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC.