Restorative Justice
  Facilitator

 

Restorative Practices Facilitator

 

Type of Employment: Part-time hourly position
Location: Varies with position (primarily within Ingham and Eaton County)
Immediate Supervisor: Restorative Practices (RP) Program Manager

 

What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative Justice is a peaceful conflict resolution tool that brings together all parties affected by conflict to discuss the incident, its impact on relationships and community, and find ways to heal harm collectively. Through a variety of interventions such as the circling process and restorative conversations, RJ helps establish understanding, empathy, and collaborative problem solving to support life-enriching connections.

 

Job Description:

The Restorative Practices Facilitator is responsible for providing Restorative Justice services in the schools where they work under the support and direction of the RP manager.

 

Job Duties:

The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by this job classification. Not all duties assigned are included, nor is it expected that this job classification will be assigned every duty.

  • Participate in training provided by RSC and outside sources in order to learn Restorative Practices processes.

  • Implement Restorative Justice interventions under the direction of the RP manager

  • Facilitate Restorative Justice circles or conferences by managing the intake, agreement, and follow-up process with staff and students.

  • Work with teachers, school administrators, and students to integrate Restorative Practices into the school climate and culture.

  • If possible, facilitators are encouraged to get involved with groups in the school community (clubs, sports, various committees, etc.)

  • Assist in the development and delivery of presentations about Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices.

  • Collect and report on general Restorative Justice data.

 

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of established interviewing techniques is desirable.

  • Ability to actively listen, facilitate dialogue, and problem solve.

  • Ability to facilitate small group discussions based on the needs of the school community.

  • Ability to maintain an organized approach to meet various schedules and deadlines.

  • Ability to communicate and present ideas clearly and effectively with students and school personnel.

  • Ability to relate to youth and gain their respect and confidence.

  • Ability to process, summarize, and accurately convey the communication of others.

  • Ability to meet and provide services to various committees, teachers, school administrators, and program participants.

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (e.g. copiers, faxes, etc.) and use various computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite is desirable.

  • Ability to understand and empathize with the motivating factors behind challenging or poor choices in the school community.

  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with staff and students that embody care and concern.

 

Education:

Possession of a bachelor’s degree is preferred, but equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.

 

Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certifications:

Training in transformative conferencing and peace circles, such as those taught by the International Institute for Restorative Practices is valuable.