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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Restorative Schools Coordinator and Facilitator

Full Circle Restorative Justice (FCRJ) provides restorative justice diversion, victim advocacy, restorative school programs and community dialogues to transform conflict. The FCRJ mission is to increase the health and safety of the community through restorative prevention and intervention. Restorative justice practices (RJP) restore and strengthen community through skillful advocacy and facilitation of conversations involving conflict, crime or harmful behavior. RJP promote relationships, respect, responsibility, repair and reintegration.

FCRJ prevention programs for schools provide services to educators, administrators, parents and students to resolve conflicts quickly and thoroughly with the goals of reducing school violence, increasing learning and enhancing peer and student-teacher relationships. Attending to these goals results in a reduction of the school-to-prison pipeline and leads to safer communities.

FCRJ works with victims of crime ensuring they can safely and confidentially express what they need to heal or move forward to the extent possible. Restorative justice conference facilitators also work with those involved in the criminal justice system due to criminal activity or harmful behavior to allow them an alternative to punishment that requires more accountability and has been shown to reduce recidivism and increase community safety and wellness.

OPEN POSITION: FCRJ is seeking a Restorative Schools Coordinator and Facilitator (RSCF) responsible for developing processes and procedures in partnership with schools for restorative programming and services. The position is two-fold; co-leading restorative school implementation teams and responding to school cases requiring responsive restorative justice. The RSCF will work closely with the FCRJ executive director, school implementation teams, students and parents.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Restorative Schools Coordinator and Facilitator (RSCF) reports directly to the FCRJ Executive Director responsible for the RSCF’s performance evaluations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

School Case Coordination

  • Develop and coordinate the restorative response process in collaboration with partner school administrators.
  • Develop a written plan to engage parents in restorative processes
  • Coordinate and facilitate school referred cases from intake through contract completion, including matching cases with facilitators, scheduling conferences and holding accountability meetings if needed
  • Schedule school staff, teachers, parents, students, support people and community members for restorative conferences
  • Communicate with key program stakeholders, school point person, service providers, parents and impacted parties to maintain excellence in case management and advocacy

Training and Program Partnerships

  • Complete restorative practices training along with partnering schools and develop custom training materials adapted to each school’s needs and culture
  • Develop initial implementation plan with partnering schools and coordinate team members to meet plan objectives
  • Facilitate restorative classroom circles along with teachers as needed
  • Assist with communication and skills development of volunteers
  • Assist in building and maintaining partnerships with mental health service providers, youth service organizations, school resource officers and other community partners

Data Collection and Administration

  • Collect accurate and timely program and case data for reporting
  • Participate in case review meetings and send regular correspondence to case-involved parties with updates
  • Communicate school program updates to staff and volunteers of FCRJ
  • Develop web content and program materials to be shared widely online and through email and other channels
  • Meet with the Executive Director regularly and attends staff meetings and occasional board meetings
  • Communicate all important programmatic matters to the Executive Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Experience working with youth and/or schools
  • Appreciation of and commitment to:
    o Restorative principles and values
    o Conflict resolution principles & values
    o Mindful communication
    o Taking personal responsibility for actions
    o Giving and receiving kind and direct feedback
    o Being culturally responsive
  • Technological proficiency and experience using organizational software and online directories (Microsoft Office, online meeting applications, Google Suite and more)
  • Detail-oriented, ability to work independently with strong initiative while also performing well in a team environment
  • Creative and proactive willingness to build, innovate and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
  • Comfortable with continuous improvement and tracking multiple programs and cases
  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills

Preferred:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working or volunteering using restorative justice or restorative practices
  • Formal or informal experience with trauma-informed care, positive youth development, motivational interviewing or victim advocacy
  • Experience leading people in groups or teams

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

· Position pays hourly, $19-21 per hour depending on experience

· The position is half-time, 20 hours per week

· Work location may be flexible in the beginning, ideal candidates will live in Chaffee, Custer, Fremont or Park County. In-person work will resume and be expected when it can be done safely.

· Some travel may be necessary as public health recommendations allow

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Send:

  1. A cover letter stating the applicant’s name, address, phone number and email address as well as statements about the applicant’s interest in restorative justice and restorative practices, qualifications and relevant experience.
  2. A current resume that includes education and job history.
  3. A list of 3 references: 2 professional and 1 personal, stating the person’s name, phone number, email address and relationship to you.

All applicants must email the above requested application materials to Kimberly Parker at director@fullcirclerj.org. Please include “Restorative Schools Coordinator and Facilitator” in the subject line of the email.

Deadline to apply is February 8th, 2021. Interviews will be held immediately following the application deadline. Position start date is February 2021.

FCRJ is committed to making all personnel decisions without regard to race, creed, age, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, gender, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class as required by applicable law.

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