Code of Conduct

As a member of the staff or volunteers of Horizon Services, Inc. I am committed to providing the highest quality of prevention and recovery services for individuals, families and communities.  I will assist in creating an environment that is appropriately supportive for all

To this end, I will maintain solely professional relationships with all clients, participants, family members or other persons who are significant to them and members of the community. I will not verbally, physically or sexually harass, threaten or abuse any HSI program participant or their family members. I will not 

have any relationships with a former Horizon Services Inc. (HSI) program(s) participant who I have counseled either individually or as part of a group for two years after the participant ceases receiving services. As a professional I will not borrow or lend money or buy or sell property to program participants.  I will not rent to or share an apartment or home with a program participant . I will not socialize with any individuals in a manner that can be construed as romantic or sexual. I will not sponsor any participant in a 12 Step or self -help group sponsorship.  I will not accept cash gifts or accept gifts with a value over $15.00.


As trainee, intern or a licensed professional I will uphold all the Code of Ethics required by my license including child/elder care reporting requirements.  As a staff member or volunteer I will uphold Horizon Services, Inc. (HSI) Statement of Responsibility.


I will keep HSI participants right to confidentiality as provided for in Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, and Part 2.  I will keep (HSI) business information confidential. 


I will not use, possess, distribute, dispense, sell, or manufacture alcohol or illegal drugs while on HSI premises or while conducting HSI business or participating in any agency sponsored event.  In addition, I will not be under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription drugs being used illegally while on HSI premises or while conducting HSI business or participating in any agency sponsored event.  “Under the influence” means any measurable amount of drugs or alcohol present.  I will not use inappropriate references to the use of alcohol or drugs during working hours nor in the presence of program participants or community members. 


I will abide by Civil Code 51.9 that prohibits any form of sexual or other harassment where there is a business, service or professional relationship. 


I will not discriminate against a client, potential client or community member because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental and physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, medical condition, citizenship, ancestry or veteran status.


I will be a positive role model of sobriety and good citizenship and avoid conduct which is unprofessional or potentially embarrassing to HSI.


I will, when in doubt about any of the above, discuss the issue with my supervisor before engaging in any behavior where I am unclear regarding the acceptability of that behavior.


I will accept responsibility for my continuing education and professional development as part of my commitment to providing quality service.