To perform the job successfully, individuals who are employed by the Southern Network and our member agencies should demonstrate the specific core competencies which incorporate the Seven Teachings.
In addition to demonstrating the core competencies related to the Seven Teachings, individuals applying for a career with Southern Network or our Member Agencies should demonstrate an ability to apply a First Nations perspective to their work:
People management, communication and problem solving skills, commitment, client service, initiative, teamwork, integrity, responsibility, and flexibility.
Please click on the title of each of the Seven Teachings below to view the related competencies.
Shows an understanding of others and their needs by demonstrating compassion and adjusting his/her style to fit the situation and people.
Demonstrates: People Management
Builds relationships with internal or external collaterals by soliciting input, focusing on their needs, responding quickly and following through on commitments.
Demonstrates: Customer Focus
Continuously seeks opportunities to improve systems by taking initiative and risks, and championing new ideas even in the face of change and uncertainty.
Consistently persists in the face of obstacles, takes action to do whatever it takes to get the job done to reach high personal goals and standards.
Monitors the progress of work to meet deadlines even under stress and pressure through planning and prioritizing.
Initiates creative planning and thinks outside the box.
Advocates for change.
Demonstrates effective communication by sharing information, asking questions, listening to responses and explaining ideas clearly and concisely.
Acts with good intentions by telling the truth, taking responsibility and following through on his/her commitments
Demonstrates: Integrity & Reliability
Ability to effectively represent the organization.
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the Child and Family Services system in Manitoba, particularly in the context of Aboriginal communities.
Demonstrates: Business / Industry Knowledge
Knowledge, awareness and respect of Aboriginal culture, language, traditions, and practices.
Creates an environment that fosters collaboration while still contributing his/her own portion and sharing credit freely with the team.
Is readily able to adapt to changing circumstances or conditions within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups.
Gathers relevant information, recognizing patterns and themes in the data, generates and considers multiple alternatives and makes decisions in a timely manner.
Demonstrates: Problem Solving
Analytical and critical thinker.