Restorative Justice Coordinator - Float

Deadline to Apply: Sun, Dec 15, 2019

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE COORDINATOR FLOAT - JOB DESCRIPTION, DANE COUNTY TIMEBANK

 

The Restorative Justice Coordinator - Float position will support the implementation and development of the Dane County TimeBank’s Restorative Justice Project in alignment with the TimeBank’s mission, vision, values, and philosophy: 

 

Mission: To connect people in sharing time and talents to meet needs, improve systems, and address community issues throughout Dane County.

 

Vision: An interconnected community in which meaningful relationships drive collective change. 

By 2023, the authentic way in which the Dane County TimeBank approaches community issues will have inspired systems and social change. The active engagement of members will have generated recognized impact on an individual and collective level. The organization will be modeling resource sharing and community building that breaks down walls between diverse groups and demonstrates mutual respect and support for all.

 

Timebanking Values:

• Assets – Everyone has something to contribute to the well-being of others in their community. 

• Reciprocity – We need each other. Giving and receiving are the basic building blocks of positive social relationships and healthy communities. 

• Respect – Every human being matters. Everyone deserves respect from individuals and civic institutions. 

• Social Capital – Belonging to a mutually supportive social network brings more meaning to our lives and new opportunities to rebuild our trust in one another. 

• Work – Some work is beyond price. Those who carry out the really essential activities like bringing up healthy children, helping to keep their communities safe, and caring for those around them, need to be validated and rewarded for their work. 

 

Philosophy - The TimeBank is in alignment with the YWCA's definition of Restorative Justice which states, “Restorative justice is an anti‐racist movement rooted in indigenous knowledge that aims to interrupt and dismantle the cycle of harm through collective, radical, vulnerability and love. 

Restorative Justice recognizes the need to heal and repair the historical and transgenerational harm from our society’s practices and systems of retributive and unjust laws that are embedded in white supremacist culture. Restorative justice is about nurturing relationships and interconnectedness and empowering communities to meet our needs and mend the relationships that make us whole.”

 

Position Summary:

The Restorative Justice Coordinator - Float position works with the Restorative Justice team to plan and facilitate restorative justice circles and processes with youth and families as needed in the schools and in the community. The Coordinator will run specific sites as needed and provide coordination, documentation, support, follow up, and advocacy for youth participating in restorative justice as an alternative to receiving a municipal ticket. The Coordinator will support youth in participating, designing, and leading this project. This is a full-time Float position, requiring some early evening hours and some occasional work on weekends, for a total of 40 hours per week. The position pays $18 per hour and includes frequent travel to community and school sites. In addition, the person in this position will be responsible for developing and maintaining activities that engage youth, community, and TimeBank members in the project. The coordinator will provide the following as needed at various sites.

 

Essential Duties:

The Coordinator oversees the following tasks and is responsible for either completing the tasks themselves or recruiting and supervising reliable TimeBank members or interns to conduct some of the appropriate tasks below. Other duties as assigned.

 

Restorative Justice Coordinator Position - The Restorative Justice Coordinator will perform the following duties as needed:

 

Direct Project Work:

  • coordinate referral process, facilitate circles/restorative justice sessions, and provide participant follow up 
  • communicate and coordinate with stakeholders around referral, agreement progress, and completion as needed
  • manage and maintain record-keeping systems that insure confidentiality of youth participants and keep appropriate parties up to date throughout the restorative justice process including: maintaining systems for scheduling and referral communication, tracking and documenting youth progress, tracking completions, and other record keeping needs as assigned
  • ensure youth circle participants have all the materials they need to prepare and facilitate circle processes
  • coordinate and facilitate restorative justice and circle trainings for youth and adult helpers 
  • demonstrate cultural competency and trauma‐informed care when working with youth,  families, staff, interns, TimeBank members, and community stakeholders
  • team with TimeBank Restorative Justice colleagues
  • collaborate with external partners in a mission‐focused manner  

 

Outreach: 

  • build relationships with neighborhood residents, groups, businesses, and organizations to increase community participation in the TimeBank, increase capacity, and bring additional resources into the program 
  • conduct outreach to relevant community and school organizations and initiate public speaking engagements for the following purposes: providing information about restorative justice, provide information about the TimeBank, advocacy, and recruitment   

 

Weaving TimeBanking Throughout the Project: 

  • communicate with TimeBank members about project needs and match unmet needs with untapped resources; conduct recruitment as needed
  • ensure TimeBank members are logging their hours on the project - including members helping at sessions, youth participants, and people associated with supporting agreement components
  • work to ensure members earning hours by participating in the project are also spending  their hours on things they need or want through the TimeBank
  • assist in facilitating exchanges for project participants
  • sign up people working on the project for the TimeBank 

 

The Restorative Justice Coordinator will work with youth, families, adult supports, and community partners. The Restorative Justice Coordinator will be a point person in helping project participants  engage with the TimeBank in meaningful ways.  The Restorative Justice Coordinator will need to gain knowledge of TimeBank software in order to facilitate and track TimeBank activity.

 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • experience working with youth or experience working in Restorative Justice or a related field
  • experience with anti-racism work
  • community organizing, volunteer management, and/or community outreach experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

● Must support the TimeBank’s mission, vision, values, and restorative justice philosophy

● Strong written and verbal communication skills 

● Experience with group facilitation process 

● Experience with training and/or education 

● Able to work independently and as part of a team 

● Detail oriented and highly organized 

● Possess computer skills 

 

Additional Requirements: 

Reliable transportation in order to serve multiple sites 

 

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to lorrie@danecountytimebank.org by 12/15/19