Restorative Practice Coordinator

PVPA has an opportunity for an essential position to fill immediately for the 2020-2021 school year. We are looking for a reflective practitioner who enjoys working with students in grades 7-12 and collaborating with colleagues.


The Restorative Practice Coordinator will support students to ensure that they meet our high behavioral and character expectations, internalize the school’s values, develop strong character, and make significant academic gains.   The Restorative Practice Coordinator provides leadership to the school and works collaboratively with all staff in the development, implementation and continuous improvement of our school-wide student behavioral support systems to ensure the day-to-day life of the school is a reflection of the school’s mission and values.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Promote school-wide development of an equitable, accessible, and inclusive school community
  • Coordinate the work of the Restorative Practice Implementation Team
  • Act as the liaison between the Restorative Practice Implementation Team and senior admin team
  • Provide leadership in implementing school-wide restorative practices, including training and support for staff and faculty members, students, and families
  • Facilitate community building/strengthening circles
  • Assist staff and faculty in facilitating community-building circles by providing training and ongoing support
  • Coordinate peer-led programming including mediation and/or circle-keeping
  • Refer students to appropriate school staff based on outcomes of restorative circles or conferences (e.g., school counselor, administrator)
  • Engage students, families, and faculty/staff in restorative processes
  • Collaborate with teachers, school mental health professionals, and other school staff to engage students in community-building and the restorative process
  • Work with students, families, staff, and faculty using an anti-racist, culturally-responsive approach
  • Use data to assess and improve programming and outcomes for students
  • Support student involvement in school-wide community-building events, including coordinating student-led workshops
  • Work with School Counselors and Advisory Coordinator to promote social-emotional learning for all students, including through classroom curriculum
  • Support and/or coordinate the activities of student affinity groups and clubs
  • Liaison with Student Council
  • Participate in or lead school-based teams as appropriate
  • Engage in ongoing professional learning/development in Restorative Practices
  • Provide recommendations and feedback to Administrative Team about best practices in RP implementation
  • Work with the school counselors to plan and coordinate grade-level student meetings
  • Plan social justice awareness and community-building events such as Community Day, Unity Day and Octoberfest.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree

CORI/SORI and fingerprint background checks

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrates three years of successful middle/high school experience working with students in a teaching, counseling and/or administrative role

 Familiarity with and ability to train others on Restorative Justice practices

 Experience with behavioral systems such as PBIS and Trauma-sensitive schools

Understands and communicates the developmental needs of students in grades 7-12

 Evidence of effective and culturally responsive work with diverse student and family populations

 Meets deadlines, prioritizes work, and is highly organized

 Evidence of effective collaboration with professional colleagues

 Engages parents and students meaningfully and respectfully in their children’s education

 Thrives in a diverse, intellectually challenging, fast-paced and collaborative environment

Excellent verbal and written skills

Supervised by: Director of Student Services

Calendar: 11months

SchoolSpring Job ID # 3360214


EOE: The Board of Trustees of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA)subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within PVPA who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.