Restorative Practice Coordinator



Applicants are required to nominate an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander person who is recognised and accepted within the community as a referee to support their ability to meet the key responsibilities. The Restorative Practice Coordinator is responsible for: • Leading the integration of restorative practices and principles at Cleveland Youth Detention Centre; • Developing and embedding restorative practices, policy and procedures to ensure the ongoing success of restorative practice processes in youth detention; and • Liaising and consulting with Youth Justice regional services to ensure stakeholders are aware and/or involved in restorative practice processes within youth detention. This may involve attending Youth Justice Service Centres.

Key Responsibilities: • Work effectively within a secure environment to facilitate restorative practice processes and principles with young people who have committed offences and/or engaged in disruptive behaviour. This will involve working closely with impacted parties (which could include peers and youth detention staff) and completion of tasks consistent with legislative, policy and procedural requirements. • Ensure that written and oral information and advice to courts, agencies and other stakeholders is in accordance with relevant statutory, legislative, policy and procedural requirements.

• Consult and liaise with key stakeholders, other departments and agencies for the purpose of restorative practice development, improvement, coordination and evaluation. • Pro-actively work to ensure the use of culturally appropriate, collaborative and evidence-based restorative practice processes that align with the Department's overall strategic direction. • Actively participate in a range of professional development activities to continuously improve your ability to contribute to organisational goals, including training and supervision.

• Contribute to a workplace culture that ensures sensitive and effective communication with people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, and demonstrate an appreciation of cultural protocols and an awareness of the impacts of historical policies and practices. • Provide timely specialist advice and information to the Centre's management team and key stakeholders, pertaining to the planning and outcomes of restorative practice processes. • Monitor and report on restorative practice service delivery trends, issues and operational data.

Applications to remain current for 12 months. Job Ad Reference: QLD/320444/19 Closing Date: 20 September 2019.

Queensland Government
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18 Sep 2019


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