Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

What does a Restorative Justice Convenor do?

  • A Restorative Justice Convenor organises and facilitates restorative justice conferences.
  • A Restorative Justice Conference is a meeting between a young person who has committed a crime and the people affected by that crime. The purpose of these conferences is to repair the harm caused by the offending behaviour and help a young person understand the impact of crime.
  • The Restorative Justice Convenor is a neutral party in the conference and helps the young person and the people affected by the crime to talk about what happened, and how they were affected by the crime.

Qualifications

  • On-the-job training is provided to help you achieve the required accreditation as a Restorative Justice Convenor.
  • There are no mandatory qualifications associated with these roles, however qualifications in Youth Justice or Community Services are highly desirable.
  • Any paid or voluntary experience in community work, group work or working with young people is also favourable.

Capabilities

When reviewing candidates for employment, we take into consideration:

  • paid or voluntary group work or work with young people
  • knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
  • experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities is also highly regarded.

Successful Restorative Justice Convenors have:

  • an understanding of restorative justice principles
  • the ability to build rapport and work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • facilitation and active listening skills
  • questioning skills
  • time management and organisation skills
  • an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Last reviewed
12 November 2018
Last modified
20 November 2018

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