Restorative Practices Coordinator

Partnership with Children works with public schools in New York City’s highest-need communities to provide critical social and emotional supports for the hardest-to-reach youth and to systematically build schools that are safe, successful and conducive to learning. The Restorative Practices Coordinator will work collaboratively to build skills and commitment for the implementation of a restorative justice program in a NYC school.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with school administration and staff to create and maintain a new vision for school climate and culture
  • Conduct a school climate needs assessment, on needs of students, families and school community to inform the new school vision
  • Collaborate with the DOE social worker or counselor to create a strategic plan for developing and supporting the implementation of school-wide restorative practices, as well as to establish guidelines to differentiate the Restorative Practices Coordinator and the Social Worker roles within the school community
  • Establish and lead teams of school stakeholders responsible for implementing and sustaining the implementation of school-wide restorative practices
  • Organize restorative practices training for key school stakeholders, who will then turnkey training to additional staff on restorative practices and procedures
  • Coordinate student orientations and parent workshops in restorative practice approaches and leadership opportunities
  • Act as the point person for out-of-classroom interventions (e.g., restorative conversations/mediations; circles; reintegration meetings) and supports teachers in facilitating in-classroom interventions (e.g., talking circles/connection circles/community builders)
  • Ensure restorative justice practices are carried out in culturally and racially sensitive manner

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to demonstrating PWC’s organizational values of Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Going to Solution, Equity and Inclusion, and Passion
  • New York State LMSW from an accredited school of social work
  • In depth knowledge of, and experience using, restorative justice practices
  • Experience working in a school setting required
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with and facilitating groups of school-based staff
  • Experience with community organizing preferred
  • Exhibits cultural competence and works with racial justice lens
  • Demonstrated belief in youth development and youth leadership
  • Act as lead Partnership with Children representative at the school and have ability and interest in being the face of Partnership with Children within the school building and in the surrounding community
  • Work in fast-paced environment, flexible and can-do attitude
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check and clearance by NYC Department of Education

Hours:
Full-time, occasional weeknight hours

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience. All full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 401k pension plan, life insurance, and twenty days paid vacation per year.