Summary

Support Staff | Brooklyn Center Middle/High School | Available: August 2024 | Closing: 07/24/2024

Description

Brooklyn Center Secondary is seeking applicants to join our team for the 2024-2025 school year, as a Restorative Practices Specialist. 

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 РWritten 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

 

Position Summary:  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 safe, developmentally appropriate learning/ enrichment environment, managing student behavior, serving as a positive role model, and being a supportive adult. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support our work in developing a community grounding in restorative justice and civic education.¬†¬†

  • Work with the Restorative Practices Coordinator and/ or Principals to ensure the execution of restorative practices.¬†

  • Conduct trauma interviews to support students and groups of students using trauma-informed training,¬†

  • 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.¬†

  • Provide¬†school-based support for Restorative Circles and programs to support restorative discipline.¬†

  • Collaborate¬†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.¬†

  • Report¬†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.¬†

  • Assist with supervision in the breakfast and lunch periods and with morning arrival and afternoon dismissal of students.¬†

  • Assist¬†in the safe and orderly conduct of school activities.

  • Keep¬†unwanted visitors out of the building and off the grounds.¬†

  • Immediately notify 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.

Compensation: $20.82- $25.54 and competitive benefits based on the Support Professionals contract
Hours: 8 hours/ day
Duty Days: 177 working days and 8 holidays! (Based on the full school year)

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to: 

  • Associate‚Äôs degree or certification in restorative practices; sufficient education to successfully perform the duties of the position.

  • Experience working with young people.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of best practices in building relationships with all staff, students, and stakeholder.¬†

  • Ability to work daily, in-person with a diverse team, capable of speaking English and Spanish (bilingual preferred) and build positive relationships with staff, students and parents.

  • Ability to document and follow oral or written work orders from the principal.¬†

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, and others contacted in the course of work.¬†

  • Ability to maintain a professional, calm and authoritative manner when challenged by students.¬†

  • Ability to use electronic devices to effectively communicate.

  • Ability to be punctual and accountable for the responsibilities of the position.

 

Essential knowledge and specialized subject knowledge required to perform the essential functions of the job: 

  • 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.
     

 Why Choose BCCS?

  • Flexible and Affordable Helath Insurance Options
  • Dental Insurance
  • Group Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Supplemental Life and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account¬†(FSA)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Full-service community school
  • Sand Creek: Supportive counseling and coaching
  • Breastfeeding Friendly Certified Workplace
  • Staff Wellness Opportunities: Annual benefits fair, wellness challenges and campaigns, free yoga and personal trainer sessions
  • NeoPath Health Clinic: 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.

  
We’re not a community on the fringe, we’re a community moving toward a center. Moving in unison with a shift in cultural expectations.¬†¬†Our voice and achievement will not be disqualified, we’re moving toward a change in history and hearts.¬†¬†
Standing FRONT AND CENTER so we are seen and heard.
 

Application Process:

Please select this link to learn more about Brooklyn Center Community Schools:  https://www.bccs286.org/

Please select this link to apply online: https://www.applitrack.com/brooklyncenterschools/onlineapp/

 

BROOKLYN CENTER COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  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.