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Educational Specialist II - Safety Conferencing

Baltimore City Public Schools
retirement plan
United States, Maryland, Baltimore
200 East North Avenue (Show on map)
May 09, 2024

Related positions are contingent on board approval.

The Educational Specialist II for Safety Conferencing (Concentrations of Poverty) will facilitate student conferences that have been escalated to the district office for safety reasons, helping to address unresolved conflicts and establish plans that enable all parties to return to school safely while preserving a positive learning environment for the whole school. Furthermore, this person will provide training, technical support, and tools to schools to assist schools in implementing their own successful safety/restorative conferences, as well as supporting the successful transition of students back to the classroom after disciplinary issues or suspensions. The Education Specialist II will approach the work with a focus on nurturing student wholeness, restorative relationships, and student voice and agency.


Essential Functions



  • Coordinates and facilitates conferences between two or more students that have been escalated to the district office.
  • Works with all involved partners to discuss and address unresolved conflicts and establish plans that enable all parties to return to school safely.
  • Coordinates referral services and intervention activities as appropriate.
  • Conducts follow-up to ensure students transition back to school successfully and that the agreed plan works.
  • Coordinates with other district offices when necessary to establish alternative settings for students who are unsuccessful in returning to their previous learning environment.
  • Provides training, technical support, and tools to assist schools in implementing their own safety/restorative conferences and to assist schools in creating plans and providing supports to ease student transitions back into the school or classroom.
  • Establishes and maintains positive professional relationships with principals, assistant principals, managers, district office staff, and outside agencies necessary for the performance of related duties.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school boards policies and the professional standards.



Maximum Salary


107495.00

Minimum Salary


82017.00

Desired Qualifications



  • Bachelor's degree in education, social work, psychology, or related field. Master's degree preferred. Degree must be from an accredited college or institution.
  • A valid Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Advanced Professional Certificate (APC).
  • Three years' experience working in a public-school system, preferably in an urban setting in a related capacity.
  • Experience with Restorative Practices, mediation, and/or facilitation of conflict management processes.
  • Experience working with secondary level students in a multicultural urban school system.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to make effective professional presentations and trainings.
  • Able to take initiative, efficiently handle multiple priorities, work independently, be flexible and be a collaborative team player.
  • Demonstrates the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and respect for others.
  • Proficient in the knowledge and use of technical computer applications including Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.



Full time or Part time


Full time

Additional Details


Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:



  • Completed online application
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts -undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications
  • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
  • All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application
  • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application
  • Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org


Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is affiliated with the Public School Administrators and Supervisors (PSASA) bargaining union.

This position is affiliated withe the State Retirement Plan.




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