Restorative Justice Facilitator
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*This job classification is not an employment contract and is not meant
to modify or alter the at-will employment relationship in any way.
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 b y misconduct or conflict to
discuss the incident and its effect on others. Sitting in a circle, participants work through three main points defined by the
» Restorative Justice Asks:
1. What happened?
2. Who has been affected and how?
3. What can we do to make things right?
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.
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 trainings provided by RSC and outside sources in order to learn the Restorative Justice processes.
Implement Restorative Justice programs under the direction of the RP Manager.
Facilitate Restorative Justice circles or conferences by managing the intake and scheduling process and conduct follow-up interviews with students.
Work with teachers, school administrators, and students to integrate Restorative Justice principles and practices into the school climate and culture.
Cultivate relationships and share information about Restorative Justice with those involved in shaping school culture.
Support a Restorative Justice and/or art after school group.
Help develop and deliver presentations about Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices.
Report to various committees and individuals for oversight in schools and in the Restorative Justice community.
Collect, process, and report general Restorative Justice Initiative data as well as complete other tasks as assigned by the RP Manager.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of established interviewing techniques is desirable.
Ability to actively listen, facilitate dialogue, and problem solve.
Ability to use judgment, tact, and discretion 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 to gain their respect and confidence.
Ability to process, summarize, and accurately convey the communications of others.
Ability to meet and deal effectively with 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 Suites and Outlook Express is desirable.
Ability to maintain discipline and control disruptive behavior.
Ability to sustain a pleasant demeanor and to be cordial with public 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 preferred, but not required. Mediation certification under MCR 2.411 is desirable.