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Registry of Interpreters f/t Deaf Code of Professional Conduct KEY POINTS

Tenet 1 Confidentiality
Tenet 2 Professionalism
Tenet 3 Conduct
Tenet 4 Respect for Consumers
Tenet 5 Respect for Colleagues
Tenet 6 Business Practices
Tenet 7 Professional Development
Colleagues Other interpreters
Conflict of Interest a conflict btwn the private interests and the official/prof responsibilities of an interpreter in a position of trust
Consumers Individuals/entities who are part of the interpreted situation
Tenet 1 Guiding Principle Interpreters must be trusted; confidentiality is valued by consumers and protects all involved
1.1 Share info on an "as-needed" basis eg supervisors,team, ed team, hiring entities
1.2 Handle consumer specific info (data, invoices etc)with confidentiality, eg shredding, locked files etc
1.3 Let consumes know of any federal/state mandated exceptions to confidentiality
Tenet 2 Guiding Principle Stay current with language/trends Accept jobs w/ discretion in regards to skill, communication, consumer needs Knowledge of Deaf culture/resources
2.1 Provide service regardless of any factor eg race, sexual orientation etc
2.2 Asses consumer needs before/during work and adjust as needed
2.3 Render the message faithfully
2.4 Request support as needed to convey the msg faithfully
2.5 Maintain neutrality; ie no counsel, advice, opinions etc
2.6 Provide info about avl interpreting/resources w/out infringing on consumer rights
Tenet 3 Guiding Principle Interpreters present an appropriate demeanor and appearance and avoid conflicting roles/conflicts of interest.
3.1 Figure out issues necessary to interpreting effectively (i.e. placement/adaptations)
3.2 Decline assignments or quit interpreting when not able to do it (eg physical, mental, emotional reasons)
3.3 Avoid dual/conflicting roles
3.4 Comply with workplace codes, notify appropriate person if conflict with CPC, seek resolution if needed
3.5 Be unobtrusive, dress carefully/appropriately
3.6 Refrain from mind altering substances before/during work
3.7 Notify involved people of actual/perceived conflicts of interest
3.8 Avoid conflicts of interest that might harm/interfere with interpreting effectiveness
3.9 Don't use interpreted info for personal gain
3.10 Don't use interpreted info for business/organization gain
Tenet 4 Guiding Principle Respect the consumer preferences while understanding realities of qualifications, availability and situation.
4.1 Consider consumer needs/preferences and render msg accordingly
4.2 Approach consumers with professional demeanor at all times
4.3 Get consumer permission before bringing an intern
4.4 Facilitate communication access/equality; support full interaction/independence of consumer
Tenet 5 Guiding Principle Interact w/ colleagues so as to provide the best interpreting services. Know that colleague interaction reflects upon the profession
5.1 Be civil towards colleagues, students, interns
5.2 Work w/ team through prep, courteous feedback when asked, and monitoring accuracy when support interpreter
5.3 Privately discuss w/ team issues to be resolved; file formal grievance after standard methods are unsuccessful or breaches are habitual/harmful
5.4 Act as mentor when appropriate
5.5 Get colleague permission before bringing an intern
Tenet 6 Guiding Principle Conduct business professionally. Interpreters have a right to a living wage/working conditions conducive to effective interpring
6.1 Accurately represent qualifications/certifications. Provide documentation when requested
6.2 Honor commitments; cancel only w/ fair/justifiable reasons
6.3 Promote conditions conducive to effective communication; inform/fix situation if necessary
6.4 Inform appropriate persons in a timely manner if delayed or unable to do the job
6.5 Reserve the option to decline/discontinue work if conditions are not safe/healthy/conducive
6.6 Refrain from harassment/coercion before, during & after interpreting services
6.7 Provide pro bono fairly/reasonably
6.8 Charge fair/reasonable fees. Arrange for payment professionally/judiciously
Tenet 7 Guiding Principle Foster/maintain competence and skill through prof development
7.1 Increase knowledge/skill through; education, WS, mentoring, events, independent studies
7.2 Keep current with laws, policies, rules/regulations that affect the profession.
Created by: auroreia
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