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Restorative Justice Facilitator

Position type: P/T Role (20-25hrs/week) with potential for FT 

Salary: $35,000 + Benefits 

Family Violence Circles for Travis County Transformation Project (TcTp) 

Travis County Transformation Project (TcTp) is looking for a clinician with restorative justice familiarity for our pilot program running from April 2023 through March 2025. This is a two-year, grant funded position. 

The Travis County Transformation Project seeks to disrupt intergenerational cycles of violence through a pre-arrest, community-based program that uses restorative justice practices to repair harm, restore connection to community, and prevent future violence in our community. Families that will be eligible for the program will have experienced a violent incident between a caregiver and child between the ages of 15 and 16. The incidents will range from class A misdemeanor family violence assault up to a second-degree felony aggravated assault. Incidents that result in serious bodily injury or involve a firearm are not eligible. In Year 1, up to 30 cases will be referred by the Travis County District Attorney’s office. Caregivers and youth will undergo a 10-week restorative healing circle model. Impacted families will engage and be supported throughout each peacemaking process by local community partners, including the Amala Foundation and Excellence and Advancement Foundation. 

The Travis County Transformation Project is a collaborative effort between the Travis County District Attorney’s office and community organizations including the Excellence and Advancement Foundation and the Amala Foundation. Together we create a network of support for youth and families involved in instances of family violence. We seek to completely divert our youth and families from the traditional justice system. We are committed to co-creating healing circles with community members and have preference for those who have experience in facilitating Restorative Circles and co-creating healing centered community spaces. BIPOC candidates are highly encouraged to apply. 

RJ -Facilitator Role Responsibilities: 

● Co-creates and facilitates Restorative Circles with Amala’s Director of Restorative Justice. Requires evening & weekend availability

● Collaborates & communicates with TCTP partners on the planning and implementation of the full 10-week circle process for each involved youth and their caregivers, including: 

❖ As needed, meet with each participant to explain the program and peacemaking process and evaluate for receptivity. 

❖ Conducting community-based circles to prepare youth and caregivers for the Peacemaking Circle Process and identify methods for continued healing 

● Maintains documentation for intake, assessment and progress of each referred case. ● Ideal candidates will be able to manage the nuance between clinical frameworks and the need for facilitators to show up authentically and share through the lens of their own experience. 

Preferred Credentials and Experience: 

● Mental Health Licensure in Texas, including but not limited to LMSW/LCSW/LMHP/LMFT; ● Minimum of 3 years of experience working with youth ages 14 – 16. 

● Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in facilitating groups, ideally comfortable in settings involving family violence/domestic violence. 

● Experience in facilitating restorative justice circles. 

● Experience working with youth and/or families involved in the criminal legal system. ● Bilingual 

Experience/capabilities in the Following are a Plus: 

● Provision of group therapy 

● Trauma-informed family violence intervention programs 

● Culturally responsive restorative practice (CRRP) 

Working environment: All sites designated for in-person Circles will adhere to up-to-date COVID guidelines and regulations. Virtual accommodations will be made as necessary. Access to reliable transportation will be required for this position. 


● Flexible schedule 

● Hybrid work options 

● 401K matching 

● Unlimited vacation time 

● Health insurance 

Application Procedure: Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Maria Arabbo at & Danielle Williams at

Program Manager

Since 2001, Amala has worked to build a healthy and diverse community by focusing on a culture of belonging. Amala offers programs grounded in social-emotional learning (SEL) for youth and adults from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

We are seeking an organized, highly motivated and collaborative thinker to guide the next phase of our program evolution. 

What will the Program Manager do? 

Program Supervision: Direct supervision of our programs, including our in-school Circle Up program focusing on mental health and wellness initiatives for African American youth. Continue to develop SEL and mindfulness curriculum alongside current Amala Circle Up facilitators to ensure most up to date practices 

Employee Management: Managing a team of highly skilled part-time facilitators carrying out Amala’s programming. This includes regular check ins with each facilitator, problem solving, providing feedback, tracking and collecting data, and staying highly organized 

Grant Management: Manage grant reporting, including renewal documents, ensuring compliance and monitoring grant deliverables 

Program Administration: In collaboration with, and at the direction of, the Deputy Director, assist with vision, implementation, and administration of programs. This will also include managing staff, organizing trainings, marketing, and other tasks 

Community Partnerships: Build and expand partnerships with schools, nonprofits, businesses, funders, and other communities. Work to ensure partners have relevant materials and regular communications 

Managing Amala Newsletter: Creating monthly content for our newsletter, highlighting staff, community partnerships, wellness initiatives, mindfulness practices and other Amala events. Building newsletter audience in the community 

Group Facilitation: Ability to step in for facilitators when needed. Serve as a facilitator that provides social-emotional learning sessions and mentors students in an empathetic manner. Use culturally responsive circling practices and protocols, and strategies to strengthen relationships and build community

Preferred Education, Qualifications, and Experience

At Amala, we value both formal and informal education and life experience. 

● Experience working with youth from diverse communities (preference towards having lived experience in the communities we serve) 

● Strong communication skills 

● Grant management experience 

● Familiarity with SEL and mindfulness practices 

● Employee management experience 

Is this position for you? 

To be successful in this role, you must be self-motivated, reliable, accountable, self-aware, and HIGHLY organized. 

You must be proficient at building positive working relationships with school leaders to expand our programming on their campuses. If you can get the right people on board and take a project from start to finish without being told what to do, this position may be for you. 

You must have a passion for SEL and equity, a commitment to becoming increasingly self aware, an open and curious mind about people who are different from you, a natural urge to collaborate, and a willingness to bring your whole self (but not give your whole life!) to the job. 

Our team is small, and we support each other’s growth and wellbeing. We have a flexible culture that promotes self-management and integrity, and encourages team members to connect as humans, not just as people with interlacing to-do lists. 

Why work at Amala? 

Amala offers the following benefits: 

● Flexible schedule 

● Hybrid work options 

● 401K matching 

● Unlimited vacation time 

● Health benefits 

and more! 

What is the compensation package and when does it start? 

Salary range: $50,000-$55,000 

Flexible June Start Date

How to apply 

Email your resume to with the subject “Program Manager Position”, along with a cover letter in which you answer the questions listed below. You will receive an email notifying you that your materials have been received. After that, Amala will initiate all contact. Please respect our hiring process and refrain from calling or sending additional emails. Given the nature of this work and working with youth, we do perform background checks. We look forward to connecting with you. 

Cover letter questions (please limit to two pages): 

1. Why are you interested in Amala’s Program Manager position and what about your background draws you to this position? 

2. What experience do you have working in SEL programs, public schools, and/or mental health services? 

3. Why do you think Amala’s work is important? 

4. What are the strengths and weaknesses you would bring to this position? Deadline to apply is midnight on May 21st.


Are you someone who values mindfulness and youth development? Can you establish rapport and build relationships with young people from diverse backgrounds? If so, you may be a great fit for Amala! Amala is looking to fill positions for hourly facilitators to support our weekly Circle Up program, a social emotional learning (SEL) and mindfulness program, held at various school campuses around central Texas. 

Program Mission: Effective learning happens when youth have a support system to help them cope with the challenges of adolescence, including peer pressure, low self-esteem, bullying, anxiety associated with academic and social pressures, and a lack of connection. Circle Ups provides that support system. Through mindfulness, restorative circles, and engaging interactive processes, Circle Up engages youth to build connections and community in schools, develop resilience and healthy coping skills, and find their leadership voice. 

We are looking for facilitators who have a few daytime hours available Monday-Friday, and are excited to build community in local elementary, middle and high schools. Experience is preferred, and training is provided. 

Job Type: Hourly Contractor, following the school year (September-May) 2-6 hours per week *One mandatory training day one Saturday over the Summer (TBD)* 

Pay: $60/hour for facilitation + $60/hour for planning + gas stipend 

Local Applicants Only 


• Facilitate groups of diverse youth in weekly/biweekly social-emotional learning and mindfulness groups in a school setting. 

• Implement Amala’s Healing Centered Facilitation program model through restorative circling facilitation that is interactive, culturally responsive and developmentally oriented. 

• Administer student assessments and maintain a log of student attendance 

• Maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all students 

• Attend trainings and monthly meetings 


•Experience in social work, education, youth development or related field preferred* 

• Minimum of two years’ experience in youth facilitation or youth programming 

• Experience with mindfulness, social-emotional learning and/or restorative circles is preferred • Ability to implement a social development curriculum for students in a school-based setting • Strong presentation/facilitation skills required 

Computer literacy required. Must have a stable internet connection and familiarity with online platforms such as Zoom and Google Teams. Selected candidates must be able to pass a background check required by the school district. 

*To apply, please send your resume to with the subject “Facilitator Position” 

In the body of your email please include the following:

1. Which age group are you interested in working with (Elementary school, middle school, high school)? 2. Are you interested in facilitating professional development opportunities for adults (teachers, principals, counselors)? 

a. If yes, what is your experience with this population 

3. Are you interested in parent programming? 

a. If yes, what is your experience with this population

4. What is your experience working with diverse youth, youth facilitation, and your experience with mindfulness, social-emotional learning and restorative circles?

Grounds Coordinator

Position Description: We are looking for a Grounds Coordinator to manage the day to day needs of our South Austin event space, Sanctuary Events. The enchanting venue is ideal for weddings, engagement parties, rehearsals, dinners, cocktail parties, baby showers, birthdays, company parties, and celebrations. Venue rentals benefit the Amala Foundation non-profit organization. 

The Grounds Coordinator will be responsible for the outdoor grounds, cottage house, studio space, and loft with balcony. 

Job Type: Hourly Contractor, 10 hours per week (3 hours on Mon/Wed, 4 hours Fri) 

Pay: $25/hour 

Local Applicants Only 


• Coordinating cleanings with our contracted weekend cleaning team 

• Coordinating with contractors for maintenance and large landscaping needs 

• Ordering supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc) 

• Garbage/Recycling maintenance 

• Keeping indoor and outdoor spaces clean and landscaped 

• Mulching the property as needed, planting seasonal decorative gardens, keeping grounds watered • Deep cleaning indoors spaces once a week 

• Maintaining outdoor lighting with contractors 


• Must be bilingual (English and Spanish speaking) 

• Experience with grounds coordination (gardening, cleaning, organizing space, ordering supplies, coordinating with other staff members) preferred 

• Must have own form of transportation to and from property 

This position has a start date of early June, please submit all applications by midnight on May 15th *To apply, please send your resume to with the subject “Ground Coordinator Position”.

Board Opportunities

Interested in supporting Amala’s mission as a board member? Contact us to learn more about the opportunity.