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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3724520
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 20, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Burlington School District

Resorative Practices Specialist

  • A. SCOPE OF WORK: The Restorative Practices (RP) Specialist will oversee the RP work in the elementary schools.  This position is Grant Funded for two years
  1. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This section outlines the fundamental job functions that must be performed in this position.  This includes: 
  • Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements 
  • Physical and Mental/Reasoning Requirements 
  • Work Environment 

These areas state the underlying requirements that an employee must meet in order to perform these essential functions.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

  1. Infuse RP implementation with anti-racism and equity focus. 
  2. Help establish and maintain student support center RP procedures based on the school’s RP implementation continuum. 
  3. Oversee school-wide use of Tier 1 RP processes (frequency, circle topics, etc.) through informal classroom visits, walkthroughs, coaching, etc. 
  4. Support teachers in Tier 1 connection activities (games, etc.) and circle implementation through coaching, observation, and feedback.  
  5. Work with RP Elementary School Youth and Family Liaison to:
    1. Create systems to empower youth voice and agency in school-wide RP implementation
    2. Ensure continuity of RP implementation across schools 
    3. Train and oversee youth circle facilitators
  6. Facilitate Tier 1.5 and Tier 2 interventions with students, staff, and community members on an as-needed basis. 
  7. Provide timely communication with teachers, administrators, and families about incidents and restorative interventions taken, next steps, etc.  
  8. Routinely check-in with the administration to provide clear communication around ways the administration can support the advancement of RP work, building RP trends and/or concerns, etc. 
  9. Document all restorative interventions used with students (e.g., Tiers 1.5 and 2) within BSD data system. 
  10. Support and serve on school-based RP team, and communicate with other school teams as necessary.
  11. Gather data and resources related to RP effectiveness, and share these data with all relevant stakeholders. 
  12. Work with the RP coordinator and other RP specialists to create methods to review and monitor school-based RP plans. 
  13. Performs additional duties as assigned.
  • Education:
    1. Minimum Required: An Associate’s degree in Restorative Practices or a related field
    2. Preferred: Master’s degree in Restorative Practices or a related field
    3. Certification Preferred:
  • Experience: 
    1. Minimum Required: Two years of experience working in schools, community based organizations or non-profits.
  • Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities: [See bolded]
  • Working knowledge: Sufficient familiarity with the subject to know basic principles and terminology and to understand and solve simple problems.
  • General knowledge: Sufficient knowledge of a field to perform most work in normal situations. The work calls for comprehension of standard situations and includes knowledge of most of the significant aspects of the subject.
  • Thorough knowledge: Advanced knowledge of the subject matter. The work calls for sufficient comprehension of the subject area to solve unusual as well as common work problems, to be able to advise on technical matters and to serve as a resource on the subject for others in the organization.
  • Comprehensive knowledge: Requires complete mastery and understanding of the subject. This term should be used sparingly and only for unusually exacting or responsible positions required to originate hypotheses, concepts, or approaches.
  • List Specific Skills And/Or Abilities Required:
    1. Deep knowledge of Anti-Racism and white supremacy
    2. Deep understanding of Equity and a desire to create equitable outcome for students  
    3. Deep knowledge of RP 
    4. Demonstrated experience developing and facilitating community partnerships 
    5. Demonstrated cultural competence working with diverse groups across race, ethnicity, religion, gender, class, and sexuality
    6. Demonstrated success in program planning/management and training/coaching within a public education setting
    7. Experience writing concise and accurate reports and records
    8. Experience in conflict mediation and restorative practices facilitation
    9. Understand and be able to use additional software, such as Google drive. 
    10. Possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work with a variety of individuals, regardless of their backgrounds and be able to engage with a diversity of opinions and perspectives. 
    11. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    1. Ability to lead, counsel, and supervise a variety of personnel and programs
    2. Strong decision-making, analytical and organizational skills
    3. Effective conflict resolution skills
    4. Skilled facilitator and presenter
    5. Strong interpersonal skills
  1. WORKING CONDITIONS: These are the physical and mental/reasoning requirements of the position as it is typically performed.  The inability to meet one or more of these physical or mental/reasoning requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or employee from the position.


  • Seeing
  • Color perception (red, green, amber)
  • Hearing/listening
  • Clear speech
  • Tasting
  • Smelling
  • Touching
  • Dexterity: _X_ Hand, _X_  Finger
  • Lifting - up to 20  pounds
  • Carrying - up to 20 pounds
  • Climbing on Stairs/Ladders, and balance
  • Driving
  • Standing
  • Sitting
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Crouching
  • Crawling
  • Remain Stationary 
  • Pushing/pulling
  • Moving objects
  • Reading – basic
  • Reading – complex
  • Math skills – basic

  • Math skills – complex
  • Writing – basic
  • Writing – complex
  • Analysis/comprehension
  • Judgment/decision making
  • Clerical 
  • Inside air conditioning and heat
  • Outside weather conditions
  • Works alone
  • Works with others
  • Face-to-face contact
  • Verbal contact with others
  • Extreme heat
  • Extreme cold
  • High places
  • Noise
  • Fumes/odors
  • Dirt/dust
  • Hazardous materials
  • Electrical equipment
  • Mechanical equipment
  • Pressurized equipment
  • Ability to move distances within schools, offices, and athletic fields
  • Other:

Equal Opportunity: The Burlington School District provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
    Student Services > Adjustment Counselor
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Burlington School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Christopher Celotto
    • 150 Colchester Ave
    • Burlington, Vermont 05401

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