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Restorative Justice Specialist

Full-Time Position

The Restorative Justice Specialist is a direct service position for an energetic professional interested in developing, delivering, and implementing restorative justice services and programming in Careers in Sports High School in the Bronx. Restorative Justice is a community-based approach to justice used to strengthen communities, repair harm and restore relationships when wrongdoings occur. It is based on a core set of principles that emphasize healing and repair over punishment, inclusion over exclusion, and individual accountability with a high level of community support.

Job Description

The Restorative Justice Specialist must have a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach and philosophy when working with all people. The Restorative Justice Specialist will work as part of a team to provide training, consultation, and service delivery to support the implementation and application of restorative justice within school and community settings.

This position will be responsible for providing direct service to those who have been impacted by harmful behaviors, including offenders, victims, families, school staff, community members and other key stakeholders. 

The Restorative Justice Specialist will work with the Community School team, Careers in Sports school faculty and administration, students, and families to provide Restorative Justice and mental health services. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide on-site service delivery and system-wide implementation at schools, including services to build community and repair harm
  • Provide accountability coaching to youth who have caused harm and provide support to victims and others impacted, identifying their needs and empowering them in the justice/discipline process
  • Respond to case and discipline referrals to determine appropriate restorative responses
  • Prepare participants and facilitate restorative circles and conferences
  • Follow up on restorative processes and ensure that agreements are upheld
  • Coordinate program activities including coordinating circles, case tracking, and data tracking and recording
  • Collaborate with the school community to improve current programming and develop new opportunities for service delivery
  • Model and provide on-site support and coaching to staff and partners at implementation sites in community building activities and restorative interventions                                                            
  • Collaborate with stakeholder groups to integrate and systematize restorative justice practices into existing frameworks (i.e. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, trauma-informed approaches, Positive Human Development)
  • Able to track restorative justice data to inform future decision-making and provide impact reports
  • Work with school to provide on-going training, on-site intervention, and professional development in the field of restorative justice
  • Work collaboratively with site leadership and implementation teams to develop multiyear implementation plans
  • Coordinate implementation teams and engage stakeholder voices to implement plans for activities
  • Provide consultation and support around the implementation plan, policy and system changes, and aligning building

Qualifications

  • Four year degree in a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Theoretical and practical understanding and commitment to restorative justice values, principles and practices
  • Direct experience facilitating restorative circles and implementing restorative justice
  • Ability to facilitate difficult conversations with youth and adults
  • Experience facilitating groups and trainings
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent networking and relationship cultivation skills
  • Competence with varied data management systems
  • Experience building curricula and training modules
  • Experience working in a High School setting
  • Knowledge and skills in equity, cultural competency, and cross-cultural communication

Salary

Mid-forties. Good benefits and possibilities for travel. We are actively seeking candidates of diverse backgrounds

How To Apply:

Please e-mail applications, with the subject “Restorative Justice Specialist,” to resumes@globalkids.org.

Applications must include resume and cover letter. Please send attachments as Word or PDF files.

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