Restorative Practices Paraprofessional
Position Type: Non-Exempt
7.5 hours per day/5 days per week
The Restorative Practices Student Support will play a critical role in supporting the Dean of Students in improving student performance by ensuring our school maintains a positive learning environment and a culture of high expectations for student academics, student behavior, interpersonal interactions, and social/emotional development. The Restorative Practices Student Support will collaborate with the Dean of Students to implement strategies and practices designed to improve culture and climate including accountability for students who are placed in the Restorative Support Center (RSC). The Restorative Student Support will utilize restorative practices to regularly monitor students ensuring their safety and will engage in supporting learning with high expectations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create a positive environment and effective management structures to purposefully promote and foster effective student social/emotional development alongside with high expectations of academic performance while in the Restorative Engagement Center (REC).
Participate in training and professional learning with regards to Restorative Practices and other school-based or district-based PD.
Assist in leading REC in collaboration with the Restorative Dean of Students.
Lead restorative work and lessons with students when they are in the REC for ISS, OSS, or an Administrative timeout.
Organize and maintain a safe and restorative learning environment in the REC.
Work with teachers to ensure students have daily assignments for each class and the resources needed to complete their assignments successfully.
Organize and keep students on track with completing and turning in assignments on time.
Utilize strong communication skills with teachers and administration on how the students are progressing in the REC and what is needed to assure that students are on track to return to their classes.
Must be able to build connections and positive relationships with students while holding them to high expectations academically and behaviorally.
Must possess a restorative mindset and an understanding that students act out due to past trauma and/or the lack of the proper coping skills; RP Student Support must be able to react in a way that is productive for student to be successful when unregulated.
Must be able to stay regulated and react in a restorative manner when stressful situations arise.
BUDGET AND/OR RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
High School Graduate or equivalent required.
Bachelor of Arts (preferred).
English fluency will be determined through the interview process.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid Colorado Driver's License.
Valid CPR and First Aid Certification (preferred).
Has computer/technology skills.
Has the ability to work with students with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Has the ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers.
Has the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
Has the ability to perform responsibilities without the necessity of close supervision.
Has the ability to effectively communicate with the School District community.
Has the ability to analyze, instruct, negotiate, coordinate, communicate, problem solve and use interpersonal skills.
Has the ability to compare, compute, synthesize and evaluate.
Has the ability to meet attendance standards and work the hours necessary to perform the essential functions.
Maintain a generally positive attitude.
Observe all District policies and procedures.
Adhere to federal and state legislation, regulation, and policies.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Frequent lifting 5 (five) to 10 (ten) pounds.
Occasional lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds.
Frequent sitting, bending, walking, and standing.
Occasional stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Mostly clean and comfortable.
Principal or designee.
Englewood Middle School
$13.55-$21.93 depending on prior experience
New hires or rehires will be responsible, through payroll deduction, for the $49.50 fingerprint processing fee required for background checks through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Open until filled
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, Englewood Schools does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to Ryan Cowell, Executive Director of Student Services and Talent Development, 4101 S. Bannock Street, Englewood, CO 80110, (303) 806-2029, or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204.