TITLE: Restorative Justice Specialist
LOCATION: Hill Education Center
SALARY: Range 30 – Classified Salary Schedule, $20.42 – 23.42
WORK CALENDAR: 3 hours per day, 5 days per week, 10 months, Temporary Position
POSTING DATE: February 11, 2019
DEADLINE: Until filled
Under the direction and supervision of an assigned administrator, responsible for implementing Restorative Practices in the District’s schools. Work closely with students, staff, parents, and Healthy Novato Initiative partner organizations (as outlined in the grant) to facilitate restorative practice strategies and programs to support a positive, learning approach to discipline issues. These strategies will include conducting a variety of activities such as Peer Court, District Court, Restorative Circles, and any other intervention approaches aligned with an evidence-based restorative program. May be responsible for District Court and/or the Restorative Justice program.
Adhere to and ensure the fidelity of services within the NUSD’s Restorative Justice program.
Coordinate Restorative Justice program services with the assigned site administrator.
Coordinate and facilitate Peer Court and/or District Court.
Coordinate and facilitate Restorative Circles.
Collaborate with school staff assigned to assist with Restorative Justice.
Participate in Healthy Novato Initiative (NHI) meetings and retreats as assigned.
Attend all school site-specific meetings as necessary.
Collect and disseminate program data and survey results from all Restorative Justice participants.
Collaborate with the Prevention Program Coordinator to develop a training manual and materials for participants.
Participate in Professional Development opportunities as assigned.
Ensure compliance with National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service (CLAS) standards and other diversity concerns, including participating in District equity professional development.
Adhere to District policies and regulations including, but not limited to, Student and Family Privacy Rights, Internet Safety, Freedom of Speech/Expression, Parental Notifications, Mandated Reporter, etc.
Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
} Restorative Justice practices.
} Effective school-based alcohol and drug prevention strategies and bully prevention strategies.
} Methods of creating a positive school culture change and decreasing suspensions.
} Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
} Utilize interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and courtesy.
} Defuse escalating situations.
} Implement school-based efforts to reduce alcohol, drug, and other issues.
} View situations from multiple points and help others do the same.
} Remain open-minded and non-judgmental.
} Exhibit sensitivity to cultural and social norms of students and their families.
} Collaborate and coordinate with multiple schools and agencies.
} Complete reports using Microsoft Word and Excel and Google Docs and Sheets.
} Ensure confidentiality of student records.
} Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
} Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
} Establish and maintain effective working and cooperative relationships with others.
} Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports.
} Operate standard office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
} Maintain records and files.
} Meet established schedules and time lines.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by college-level coursework in related field and one year of experience working with school-age students and/or experience in working with at-risk student populations. Experience with Restorative Justice practices is preferred.
} Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.
} TB clearance.
} Office environment.
} Classroom environment.
} Constant interruptions.
} Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.
} Seeing to read, prepare and ensure the accuracy of a variety of materials.
} Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
} Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
} Bending, crouching, kneeling and stooping to reach materials.
} Reaching overhead and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies.
Posting Date: February 11, 2019
Closing Date: Until filled
TO APPLY: Current employees who are interested in this position, must submit a written “Intent to Apply – Current Employees” form to Human Resources (NUSD/CSEA, Article 14.2) prior to the closing date. This position is first open to all Novato Unified School District employees but first offered to lateral transfers. If you meet the requirements for this position, you will be contacted after the closing date for an interview. If you have any questions, call Human Resources (415-897-4220). External applicants must complete a “Classified Application-External Applicants” and submit it to Human Resources. Applications are available at the District Office, 1015 Seventh Street, Novato CA 94945, or online at www.nusd.org
The Novato Unified School District prohibits, at any district school or school activity, discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, intimidation, and bullying, based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This shall apply when applicable, to interns, volunteers, and job applicants.
For questions, concerns or complaints, please contact District Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer: Kris Cosca, Assistant Superintendent – HR; 1015 Seventh Street, Novato, CA 94945; (415) 493-4207; [email protected]