JobID 289 : Restorative Practices Assistant (#1846329)
Denver Language School (DLS) is a public, tuition-free language immersion charter school located in East Denver. DLS provides an innovative academic program to reach the highest levels of student achievement through comprehensive language immersion education in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. DLS offers traditional learning activities in the target language, making the language both the medium and the object of instruction.
Restorative Practice Assistant
Overview of position:
This position is responsible for supporting the administrative and student support team through implementation of Restorative Practices, PBIS, student behavioral support, and providing student Type 1 interventions in order to establish a safe and supportive school climate.
Essential Functions and Objectives
- Support classroom teachers with Type 1 behavior interventions
- Work with Dean of Culture to develop improvement plans to reduce disproportionate discipline practices
- Identify and build relationships with school, parent and community stakeholders
- Collaborate with school staff and provide tiered levels of support within the Positive
- Behavioral Supports and Interventions framework
- Provide school based coordination and facilitation of restorative practices for student
- support, using restorative tools affirmation talk, circles, and conferencing as needed, to
- support a positive school climate and culture
- Help develop restorative classrooms, used to support students’ social and emotional
- Provide ongoing restorative circles for students that need additional support
- Achieve and maintain certification in district-approved positive behavior intervention
- training program that requires the demonstration of proper physical and verbal de-escalation techniques used during a potential crisis situation (NCI/CPI)
- Attend in-service, staff development activities and other required meetings
- Participate in local, state, or national staff development activities as requested
- Maintain appropriate documentation as determined by the supervisor
- Maintain confidentiality and comply with all pertinent federal, state and district
- regulations and policies
- Attend weekly MTSS meetings and other student focused team meetings as necessary or directed by the supervisor
- Serve as a spokesperson for restorative justice practices; clearly articulate and explain
- the benefits or restorative processes
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's degree required
- Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations regarding student discipline, bullying, sexual harassment, etc.
- Knowledge of student behavior management techniques.
- Knowledge of dispute resolution techniques and ability to engage in dispute resolution.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to multitask and prioritize work as needed; be willing to manage and juggle multiple competing tasks and demands