Job Posting 90491

Restorative Justice Program Coordinator
The North Shore Restorative Justice Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
North Vancouver
closed yesterday (Tue, 31 Jan)
full time  •  $27-$30 per hour

The Program and Role:

 

NSRJ’s Restorative Response Program (RRP) provides a community-centered court diversion process on the North Shore that was established in 1997. RRP aims to heal the harm (physical, sexual, emotional, financial) from crime or conflict, addressing root causes, and providing those who caused harm an opportunity to realize the impact of their actions, make amends, and thereby reduce recidivism and prevent future harms. The RRP coordinator will work with other RRP staff and our volunteer co-facilitators to oversee and facilitate file screening and acceptance, their resolution or de-escalation, and subsequently their proper closure.

 

NSRJ’s Mission: To build capacity and connectivity with the North Shore community to prevent and respond to conflict and harm. We will do this through values-based processes that engage elders, adults and youth.

NSRJ’s Vision: We will work towards a future where restorative justice practices, principles and values are used throughout North Shore communities to prevent conflict and heal harms.

NSRJ’s Values: respect, trust, collaboration, inclusivity, humility, compassion and forgiveness.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leading the facilitation of restorative processes while working with and mentoring volunteers who co-facilitate (50% of work)
  • Administration of files diverted to NSRJ from the West Vancouver Police Department, the North Vancouver and Squamish Detachments of the RCMP. This includes scheduling appointments, communicating with officers and clients, and reporting and filing (40% of work)
  • Communication and Education: Assisting the program manager with maintaining stakeholder and volunteer relationships, planning and implementation of educational workshops and community building activities (10% of work)

 

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with restorative processes and the principles and values of restorative justice
  • Experience with facilitation (with facilitating restorative/transformative justice processes as an asset)
  • Experience in and ability to articulate anti-oppression, anti-racism, trauma-informed practices
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Self-awareness and ability to acknowledge one’s biases, prejudices and triggers
  • Excellent listener, intuitive, collaborative in approach and flexible
  • Integrity and independence

 

*Note that we do not expect every applicant to have all of the above qualifications. Please consider applying if you think you would be well suited for this position, regardless of specific background.

 

Benefits:

  • Salary $27-$30 per hour commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Access to extended health benefits
  • 10 paid sick days plus 3 paid flex days
  • $100 self-care
  • $300 towards continuing education
  • 2 weeks vacations plus additional paid days off during office-wide closures (end of year Dec 24-Jan 1)

 

Additional Requirements:

  • The ability to successfully complete RCMP clearance.
  • The ability to work remotely in a space that is private.
  • Traveling to North Vancouver and/or West Vancouver on occasion.
  • The ability to be in person in North Vancouver approximately 2 days a week after successful RCMP clearance, approximately 6-9 months after application.
  • The ability to work between the hours of 4-6pm approximately 2-3 times per week given that we work with youth clients. There is flexibility around hours worked.

 

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