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Ethics tenets

CPC for Interpreters

2.1 provide service delivery regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, etc.
2.2 Assess consumer needs and the interpeting situation before and during the assignment and make adjustments as needed.
2.3 render the message faithfully by conveying the content and spirit of the communication, using language most understood by consumers and correcting errors discreetly and expeditiously.
2.4 Request support when needed to fully convey message or address exceptional language challenges
2.5 Refrain from providing counsel, advice, or personal opinions.
2.6 judiciously provide information or referral regarding available interpreting or community resources without infringing upon consumers' rights.
3.1 consult with appropriate persons regarding the interpreting situation to determine issues such as placement and adaptations necessary to interpret effectively.
3.2 Decline assignments or withdraw from profession when not competent due to physical, mental, or emotional factors.
3.3 avoid performing dual or conflicting roles in interdisciplinary (educational or mental health teams) or other settings.
3.4 Comply with established workplace codes of conduct, notify appropriate personnel if there is a conflict with this CPC and actively seek resolution where warranted.
3.5 Conduct and present themselves in an ubobtrusive manner and exercise care in choice of attire.
3.6 Refrain from the use of main-altering substances
3.7 Disclose to parties involved any actual or perceived conflicts of interest.
3.8 Avoid actual or perceived conflicts of interest that might cause harm or interfere with the effectiveness of interpreting services.
3.10 Refrain from using confidential interpreted information for the benefit of personal or professional affiliations or entities.
Conduct Guiding Principle interpreters are expected to present themselves appropriately in demeanor and appearance. They avoid situations that result in conflicting roles or perceived or actual conflicts of interest.
Professionalism Guiding Principle Interpreters are expected to stay abreast of evolving language use and trends in the profession as well as in the American Deaf community.
Professionalism Guiding Principle Interpreters accept assignments using discretion with regard to skill,communication mode, setting, and consumer needs.
Tenet 2.0 Interpreters possess the professional skills and knowledge required for the specific interpreting situation.
Respect for Consumers Guiding Principle Terps are expected to honor consumer preferences in selection of interpreters and interpreting dynamics, while recognizing the realities of qualifications, availability, and situation.
4.1 Consider consumer requests or needs regarding language preferences, and render the message accordingly (interpreted or transliterated)
4.2 Approach consumers with a professional demeanor at all times.
4.3 Obtain the consent of consumers before bringing an intern to an assignment.
4.4 Facilitate communication access and equality, and support the full interaction and independence of consumers.
Tenet 5.0 Interpreters demonstrate respect for colleagues, interns, and students of the profession.
Respect for Colleagues Guiding Principle Terps are expected to collaborate with colleagues to foster the delivery of effective interpreting services. Also, they understand the manner in which they relate to colleagues reflects upon the profession in general.
5.1 Maintain civility
5.2 Work cooperatively through consultation with team members before assignments regarding logistics, providing professional and courteous assistance when asked and monitor the accuracy of message while in role of support terp.
5.3 Approach colleagues privately to discuss and resolve breaches of ethical or professional conduct through standard conflict resolution methods. Formal grievance filed only after attempts are unsuccessful or breaches are harmful or habitual.
5.4 Assist and encourage colleagues by sharing information and serving as mentors when appropriate.
5.5 Obtain the consent of colleagues before bringing an intern to an assignment.
Business Practices Guiding Principle Interpreters are expected to conduct their business in a professional manner whether working FL, for an agency or other entity. Entitled to Living wage based on qualifications and expertise.
Business Practices Guiding Principle Terps are entitled to working conditions conducive to effective service delivery.
6.1 Accurately represent qualifications and provide documentations when requested.
6.2 Honor professional commitments and terminate assignments only when fair and justifiable grounds exist.
6.3 Promote conditions that are conducive to effective communication, inform the parties involved if such conditions do not exist, seek appropriate remedies.
6.4 Inform appropriate parties in a timely manner when delayed or unable to fulfill assignments.
6.5 Reserve the option to decline or discontinue assignments if working conditions are not safe, healthy or conducive to interpreting.
6.6 Refrain from harassment or coercion before during, or after the provision of interpreting services.
6.7 Render pro bono services in a fair and reasonable manner
6.8 charge fair and reasonable fees for the performance of interpreting services and arrange for payment in a professional and judicious manner.
Professional Development Guiding Principle Terps are expected to foster and maintain interpreting competence and the stature of the profession through ongoing development of knowledge and skills
7.1 Increase knowledge and strengthen skills through activities such as participating in community events, seeking mentoring and supervision opportunities, engaging in independent studies, etc.
7.2 Keep abreast of laws, policies, rules, and regulations that affect the profession.
1.2 Mange data, invoices, records, or other situational or consumer specific information in a manner consistent with maintaining confidentiality, (locked files, shredding etc.)
1.3 Inform consumers when federal or state mandates require disclosure of confidential information.
Guiding principle 1 Interpreters hold a position of trust in their role as linguistic and cultural facilitators of communication. Confidentiality is highly valued by consumers and is essential to protecting all involve.
1.1 Share assignment-related information only on a confidential and “as-needed” basis (e.g. supervisors, interpreter team members, members of the educational team, hiring entities)
3.9 Refrain from using confidential interpreted information for the benefit of personal, monetary or professional gain.
Confidentiality Guiding Principle Each situation has a standard of confidentiality. We are expected to know the general requirements and applicability of various levels of confidentiality. Know the exceptions...
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