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.
- 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).
- 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.
Email Resume and Cover Letter to WA-BLOC leadership team at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.