WA-BLOC is hiring!

Restorative Justice Coordinator

Position: .6 FTE Restorative Justice Coordinator (Part-Time: 24 hrs/wk), 1.0 FTE is split between two individuals

Reports to: Restorative Justice Director

Location: Rainier Beach High School

Schedule: Mon-Fri between 8:00am-4:00pm, with occasional evening or weekend events. This is a year-round position that follows the Seattle Public Schools calendar during the school year.  Position supports WA-BLOC’s Freedom School summer program between July 1st-August 16th.  Schedule is subject to change.

Annual Salary: $30,000-$35,000 DOE- plus a $5,000 stipend for employee to seek private health insurance (benefits not included through workplace).

Desired Start Date: 2/3/2020


Position Summary: The Restorative Justice Coordinator (RJC) is responsible for delivering restorative practices to improve outcomes for youth, staff and families.   The RJC provides restorative circle, mediation, mentoring and de-escalation support to both groups and individual students as needed.  The RJC will also help coordinate and facilitate school-wide trainings for staff and students.  Our work is the beginning of creating and implementing sustainable Restorative Justice systems at Rainier Beach High School and Emerson Elementary School.


Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate restorative practice interventions as needed.
  • Provide ongoing restorative justice trainings to WA-BLOC and RBHS staff members.
  • Co-Teach a Restorative Justice class to a cohort of students.
  • Maintain program data collection requirements.
  • Respond to conflicts as they occur in the building with de-escalation support as needed.
  • Maintain a calming, restorative space for students to de-escalate and reflect following conflicts.
  • Document RJ interventions and track impact over time through data collection and analysis.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with students and staff at Rainier Beach High School, as well as the community, families and relevant organizations leading Restorative Justice work.
  • Engage parents in site-based restorative practices, including training and parent dialogue circles.
  • Be a member of the Restorative Justice/SIT/PBIS team at RBHS. Take on leadership role with RJ team.
  • Participate in the WA-BLOC Freedom Schools Program, leading Restorative Justice work during the summer.



  • Experience providing direct services to high school students of color and a strong cultural relevance for this population.
  • Experience facilitating restorative practice interventions with youth, families and adults.
  • Experience creating and implementing restorative justice systems within an institution.
  • Negative TB test, fingerprinting and background check with clearance to work with children and youth.
  • Trained in de-escalation techniques and healing engagement (trauma-informed best practices).
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, counseling, or relevant field. Degree requirement can be substituted with evidence of at least 3 years of relevant restorative justice work with youth.
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and access to reliable insured vehicle (preferred).


Core Competencies: 

  • Proven ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of diverse students, parents, school staff and community groups.
  • Skills and knowledge of restorative practices and restorative justice including philosophy, principles, models, interventions, forms, and techniques with a focus on communities of color.
  • Proven ability to produce timely, clear and concise documentation and data collection/analysis.
  • Experienced in facilitating all three tiers of Restorative Practices including community building, peace-making and re-entry.
  • Proven ability to use Model-Mentor-Transfer process to coach and co-facilitate classroom circles with teachers.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


To Apply:

Email Resume and Cover Letter to WA-BLOC leadership team at with subject heading [Name- RJC application].


Please address the following questions in your cover letter:

  • Why do you want to serve the Rainier Beach Community?
  • When and how did you learn about Restorative Justice?
  • Describe your experience using Restorative Justice Practices with youth of color (examples: community building, circle-keeping, conflict mediation, de-escalation, healing engagement, etc.)
  • Describe your experience facilitating Restorative Justice Systems within an institution/organization/school.


Hiring Process and Timeline:

  • Cover letter and resume are due to by December 15th by 4pm.
  • We will begin in-person one-hour interviews the week of January 6th.
  • Finalists will be invited to a second-round one-hour interview the week of January 13th.
  • We would like to have the selected candidate start in the beginning of February.
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