The Brooklyn Center Community School (BCCS) District is seeking applicants to join our Secondary team for the 2022- 2023 school year as a Restorative Practices Specialist.   The Restorative Practices Specialist must have a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach and philosophy when working with all people. The restorative practices 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 the school. Responsible for the active supervision of students during student contact times (regular school day and/ or out-of-school time programs). Responsible for providing a safe, developmentally appropriate learning/ enrichment environment, manage student behavior, serving as a positive role model, and being a supportive adult.

BCCS is looking for applicants driven to uphold our Mission: To become a justice-center school community who fuels the unique genius of each student.

BCCS Core Values – Written on a foundation of student voice, our district core values communicate the culture and character of Brooklyn Center Community Schools. 

  • We demonstrate passion, pride, and perseverance
  • We acknowledge and disrupt oppressive systems
  • Our diversity fuels learning
  • We fiercely lead in justice-centered educated
  • We stand front and center

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support our work in developing a community grounding in restorative justice and civic education.
  • Work with Deans and/ or Principals to ensure the execution of restorative practices.
  • Using trauma-informed training, conduct trauma interviews to support students and groups of students.
  • Design community and individual-based interventions to help students stay connected and a part of the community.
  • Restore disruptive classroom communities and group dynamics and in other settings.
  • Provides school-based support for Restorative Circles and programs to support restorative discipline Collaborates with other specialists for positive behavior approaches and conflict resolution.
  • Collaborate with school staff to support whole-school approaches to restorative schools, restorative school discipline, and other aspects of restorative justice for the purpose of improving the outcomes for students.
  • Provides active supervision of all students.
  • Supervise students to ensure a safe, supportive, culturally responsive, equitable, and welcoming learning environment.
  • Establish effective communication with staff, students, and families.
  • Interact positively with students and promote school programs.
  • Attend and advocate for students in meetings with students and families as needed.
  • Reports incidents or trends to building administration.
  • Ensure the safety of students, providing supervision in various activities/ locations including, but not limited to breakfast, lunch, hallways, common areas, restrooms, and activities.
  • Keeps unwanted visitors out of the building and off grounds.
  • Notify immediately appropriate personnel of evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical or social conditions, potential suicide or individuals appearing to be under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, parents, and the general community
  • Ability to relate and communicate effectively with people of different cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic background
  • Demonstrated success working effectively in a diverse, collaborative team environment, with skills in promoting cultural inclusiveness
  • Skilled in the supervision of students; Ability to assist students by providing patience and understanding
  • Ability to be punctual and accountable for responsibilities of the position
  • General knowledge of school district operations, expectations, policies processes, and procedures
  • General knowledge of the transportation of students
  • Knowledge of District Core Values and Mission
  • Knowledge of facilitating restorative practice interventions or other types of youth supports
  • Knowledge of positive behavior reinforcement techniques.

Working Conditions and Physical Efforts:
Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and exposure to bodily fluids; may be required to wear a facemask or other PPE while working during pandemic outbreaks; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Pay and Benefits:  $18.25- 23.25 DOQ- Benefits based on the contract. 
Duty Days: 178 duty days, 8 hours per day paid
Qualifications:  High School diploma or GED

Why Choose BCCS?

  • Health Insurance with optional Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA/VEBA)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Group Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Supplemental Life and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Full-service community school
  • Vital Worklife: Supportive counseling and coaching
  • Staff Wellness Opportunities: Annual benefits fair, wellness challenges and campaigns, free yoga and personal trainer sessions
  • NeoPath Health Clinic: Free, onsite medical care to help you improve your overall health and wellness.  The clinic offers all of the primary care services you would expect from a family physician/general practitioner.

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Brooklyn Center Community Schools is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable Equal Opportunity laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State, and Local governing bodies or agencies. Brooklyn Center Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, gender identity and expression, disability, age, or status.