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STARS Nashville

Restorative Practices Assistant

STARS Nashville


Job Summary

The STARS Restorative Practices Assistant (RPA) will be responsible for training and supporting schools implementing Restorative Practices and will provide direct assistance to students and families using the restorative practices model to improve the student’s learning experience.

Job Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to meet the essential functions and job responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

A Restorative Practices Assistant will:

  • Participate on the School Leadership team and provide ongoing support, training, and technical assistance to teachers and staff implementing restorative practices in the classroom and throughout the school building.
  • Trained in Trauma Informed Care to support staff understanding, respond to, and support students experiencing trauma.
  • Coordinate the re-entry of students returning from discipline and expulsion to increase access to wraparound supports and connection to school site staff and resources.
  • Provide short-term interventions in Restorative Centers for students, staff, and parents experiencing and/or causing harm to resolve the harm and restore relationships.
  • Assist with data collection, progress monitoring, and program evaluation to determine the efficacy of restorative practices and to increase safety and reduce racially disproportionate discipline and referral.
  • Coordinate with external partners and resources to ensure necessary services are provided for students.
  • Attend training and collaborative sessions to gain additional skills and acquire best practices.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for restorative practices; clearly articulate and explain the benefits of restorative processes.
  • Attend monthly RP Professional Development sessions


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education, social work, psychology, or social service-related field.
  • Two or more years of related experience which includes experience working with youth preferred
  • Knowledge and experience of social service referral sources in the community.
  • Must possess leadership ability and team-building skills.
  • Good human relations skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills and ability to develop conceptual alternatives.
  • Must possess the ability to implement and incorporate existing protocols, practices, and policies into the work environment.
  • Must have the ability to organize, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc., of the business.

Additional Information


Health, Vision, Dental, Critical Illness, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Life, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, Paid time off, Employee Assistance Program, 401K, 401K match

How to Apply

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Voted Top Workplace 2013-2021!  Awesome work culture, great benefits, inclusive, welcoming, and compassionate team.

STARS mission is to help young people pursue their unlimited potential by providing hope, health, and connection.  STARS has served some of our most disenfranchised populations by providing school-based prevention and intervention services, as well as intensive outpatient services for adolescents with substance use and co-occurring disorders.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  STARS Nashville does not discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.


  • Date Posted: September 7, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: 36,000-41,415
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk; M-F; school schedule