Volunteer Opportunties are Available:

To volunteer, please print out and complete the following forms:

Volunteer Application   

Volunteer Agreement Form  

Volunteer Background Form

Once the forms have been completed, please mail them to:

Don Brunette - CHI Friendship
801 Page Drive | Fargo, ND 58103

 

Direct Support Professional (DSP) Code of Ethics 

The following Code of Ethics has been adopted by the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals, a national association representing direct support professionals across the country.

Why is a code of ethics necessary? Doing the right thing when nobody is watching is an important value that is critical to the successful delivery of supports by a DSP to people with disabilities.

The code has nine key points:

  • Person Centered Supports: As a DSP, my first allegiance is to the person I support; all other activities and functions I perform flow from this allegiance.
  • Promoting physical and emotional well-being: As a DSP, I am responsible for supporting the emotional, physical and personal well-being of the individuals receiving support. I will encourage growth and recognize the autonomy of the individuals receiving support while being attentive and energetic in reducing their risk of harm.
  • Integrity and responsibility: As a DSP, I will support the mission and vitality of my profession to assist people in leading self-directed lives and to foster a spirit of partnership with the people I support, other professionals and the community.
  • Confidentiality: As a DSP, I will safeguard and respect the confidentiality and privacy of the people I support.
  • Justice, fairness and equity: As a DSP, I will promote and practice justice, fairness and equity for the people I support and the community as a whole. I will affirm the human rights, civil rights and responsibilities of the people I support.
  • Respect: As a DSP, I will respect the human dignity and uniqueness of the people I support. I will recognize each person I support as valuable and help others understand their value.
  • Relationships: As a DSP, I will assist the people I support to develop and maintain relationships.
  • Self-Determination: As a DSP, I will assist the people I support to direct the course of their own lives.
  • Advocacy: As a DSP, I will advocate with the people I support for justice, inclusion and full community participation.