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Restorative Justice Coordinator Grades 6th-8th

 

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Restorative Justice Coordinator Grades 6th-8th                6750 N Dunkirk St, Aurora, CO 80019

 

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HIGH POINT ACADEMY

Restorative Justice Coordinator

Reach. Empower. Achieve.

High Point Academy is seeking educators inspired to reach, empower, and achieve greatness.

 

At HPA…

We REACH each child every single day.

We EMPOWER students and staff to maximize their learning and growth;

To ACHIEVE more than thought possible.

 

At High Point Academy, we understand that powerful learning only happens with strong relationships between students, staff, and families. Our mission is to provide a strong foundation of academic excellence in partnership with family and community in which each individual is challenged to achieve his/her highest potential academically, socially, and personally.

 

High Point Academy is a charter school serving students preschool through 8th grade. Located in Aurora, CO, just north of Green Valley Ranch (10 minutes from Denver International Airport), HPA serves an ethnically diverse student population which includes 26% linguistically diverse students and 54% of students that qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. HPA is an award-winning wellness school whose curriculum and classes promote healthy lifestyle choices.

 

Position Overview: Restorative Justice Coordinator is entrusted with advancing the mission of the school through enforcing school-wide culture and behavioral expectations and ensuring a safe school environment. The Restorative Justice Coordinator will work closely with the school’s administrative team and teachers to ensure that all students make gains in student achievement while living the school’s values. This individual will lead the school’s efforts to use restorative practices to create a structured learning environment that provides a strong foundation of academic excellence in partnership with family and community in which each individual is challenged to achieve his/her highest potential academically, socially and personally.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Build collaborative relationships with students, parents, teachers and staff in order to assist each student in achieving his/her highest potential.
    • Conduct frequent communication with parents and staff around student behavior, both positive and negative
    • Facilitate parent conferences as needed
    • Work closely with middle school counselor, Dean of Students, and middle school assistant principal
    • Lead professional development around student behavior and management issues
    • Participate in instructional leadership opportunities as needed

 

  1. Student Behavior.
    • Support students and teachers inside the classroom through observation, coaching, modeling restorative language, and debriefing with both teaches and individual students.
    • Monitor individual student behavior by checking in with students throughout the school day.
  • Facilitate mediations in response to conflict: Among students, Between educators and students, Among educators, Between family members and educators
  • Follow through after mediations to ensure the harm was repaired.
  • Develop creative interventions for students as part of the restorative resolution.
  • Inform families, educators, and administrators about incidents in school as needed.
  • Consult with Dean of Students to determine appropriate disciplinary steps are taken.
  • Supports school-wide systems in conjunction with student expectations and appropriate responses to student behavior.
  • Enforces all student behavior plans including IEP’s, 504’s, BIP’s, behavior contracts, student trackers, etc.
  • Teach and enforce school-wide restorative practices, including but not limited to agreement meetings, restorative conversations, logical consequences, positive reinforcements structures

 

  1. Proactive/Preventative Engagement
  • Under the supervision of the Dean of Students, organize data to inform the administration of any negative trends in school culture in order to improve school culture and prevent future behavior issues.
  • As a part of the middle school grade level teams, collaborate, support, develop, and improve grade level support systems, routines, and norms.
  • Reinforce classroom/school culture and ensure that all students realize what is expected of them and what they can expect from staff.
  • On-going training of restorative practices within grade level and school wide.
  • Spend time in classrooms to build relationships with students and teachers.
  • Organize school data to inform staff of positive trends in school culture.
  • Gather testimonials of RP success stories to improve staff and community buy-in.
  • Circulate throughout the building to build and foster relationships with students and educators.
  • Use connection circles to build a sense of community.
  • Advocate for educators and students
  • Consistently use language that supports the use of restorative practices to foster a community where it is being used at school as well as at home.
  • Teach students techniques for resolving conflict and co-facilitate Peacekeepers
  • Coach students and educators on how to participate in meaningful restorative conversations.

 

  1. Implement school-wide restorative justice/practices
    • Serve as point person for resolving student behavioral issues and monitoring student outcomes and next steps
    • Supervise transitions and school wide daily activities (lunch, recess) to ensure behavior expectations are being upheld and school values are being lived at all times
    • Collect and analyze discipline data to support MTSS/RtI process

 

  1. Support High Point Academy’s Mission, Vision, and Annual Goals
  • Participates in additional activities including but not limited to: field trips, intensives, outdoor ed, and other required programs as needed throughout year
  • Supports teachers in holding all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations through running professional development and observation/feedback loops
  • Completes all administrative requirements before given deadlines
  • Embodies school mission and vision
  1. Continues intellectual and professional development
  • Continuously use feedback to make productive changes in overall performance through evaluation process with Executive Director
  1. Demonstrates a growth mindset and love of learning

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Restorative Justice training required
  • Experience with middle school advisory program
  • 2 – 5 years of education experience at the middle school level
  • Strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with mission and vision of school
  • Strong track record of success in building student and parent relationships
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and written skills
  • Demonstrated ability in implementing professional development
  • Experience implementing policies and systems
  • A passion for improving schools and driving education reform
  • Must have a strong ethical base and self-awareness
  • Ability to establish/foster a positive and safe school culture
  • Demonstrated ability in restorative justice
  • Understanding of effective restorative practices
  • Experience collaborating successfully with a team

 

 

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