VALUES AND ETHICS
The ability to serve with integrity and respect in personal and organisational practices, and sensitivity to the fundamental values and ethics of the agency/organisation/sector and the profession. It includes the capacity for sound ethical judgment in an ethically complex youth or gang environment and in the face of pressures and constraints. Building respectful, bilingual, diverse and inclusive environments in communities affected by gangs. (adapted from: PMC Training, 2017)
* Proficiency Level – the level of competency proficiency one must command to successfully perform job functions in a gang related context
Treats youth, their families and the community fairly and with respect;
Understands the procedures, policies and/or legislation needed in a gang context;
Demonstrates overall personal integrity and orientation towards fundamental values to one’s function;
Acts consistently with professional values and ethics;
Uses applicable professional standards and established procedures, policies and/or legislation when taking action and making decisions regarding a gang context;
Adapts new processes and structures to deal with difficulties of confidentiality or security in gang contexts;
Identifies and considers different ethical aspects of a gang situation/environment when making decisions;
Identifies and balances competing values when selecting approaches or recommendations for dealing with a gang related situation.
Acts in accord with values and ethics when significant cost or risk is associated with doing so;
Promotes and advises, youth and their families, in fair and consistent dealings with others, and helps them deal with ethical dilemmas;
Interacts with others (co-workers, youth, youth families and community, within a gang context) fairly and respectfully;
Defines, communicates and consistently exemplifies the youth needed values and ethics in a gang environment;
Recognises limitations and challenges of national / regional / local policies and programmes relating to gangs;
Develops new practices and new techniques, within gang contexts, to encourage youth, their families and the community to act ethically and fairly.
SAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Recognise and manage personal values, allowing professional values to guide the practice;
Apply strategies of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions.
Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts;
Make sound and ethical judgements in a ethically complex environment;
Respect other visions and values