Prevention Educator

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  • Full-Time
  • West Bend, WI
  • Job Type Details: 40 hours per week, onsite permanent position.

General Summary:

Primary responsibility is to develop and facilitate prevention and community education curriculum, focusing on youth and adult audiences throughout Washington County.

Essential Functions:

Prevention and Community Education:

  • Increase, develop and maintain relevant trainings and curriculum to provide educational presentations to a wide-variety of audiences within Washington County related to the mission of FRIENDS, Inc.
  • Formalize the school-based youth curricula and work to widen the reach of FRIENDS, Inc. geographical service area within Washington County by increasing towns, schools, and presentations.
  • Work with the Outreach Specialist to identify the community need to create an annual calendar for community education presentations.
  • Facilitate the SWAR (Sexual Wellness and Adolescent Relationships) course in Spring, Summer, and Fall in collaboration with staff from Justice Point and CPS.
  • Expand prevention education to youth centered organizations (e.g. Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA Girls groups, etc.) and private schools.
  • Expand community education efforts and offerings to adults by working with local churches, service organizations, hair salons, etc.
  • Develop and implement summer programming for shelter and community youth with a prevention focus.
  • Provide youth prevention focused activities at the same time as the FRIENDS, Inc. adult support group.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with employees of the school system and community organizations to provide collaborative programming related to youth and community education (e.g. L>H, Boys n Girls Club, churches, etc.)
  • Integrate trauma-informed care practices into presentations and interactions with all clients and community members.
  • Maintains current knowledge of best practices in community and prevention education.
  • Complete all data entry including presentations and events, and statistical and anecdotal grant reporting.
  • Create flyers, mailings, emails, and social media posts related to prevention and community education efforts.

 Additional duties:

  • In partnership with the Outreach Specialist, develops and implements Awareness Month Events (SV, DV, Teen, Pride, Human Trafficking).
  • After the Outreach Specialist, has secondary responsibility to attend community events as a representative of FRIENDS, Inc.
  • Answers crisis line, provides referrals, and completes database entry
  • Attends monthly all staff meeting, bi-weekly coordinator meetings, and updates with Executive Director.
  • Supports and attends all FRIENDS, Inc. special events and functions including internal committees.
  • Represents FRIENDS, Inc. in a positive manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:



  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, human services, education, or related field  – will consider commensurate combination of education and experience
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation



  • Minimum 1 year of experience providing presentations OR facilitating community conversations
  • Excellent communication skills; cultural competence and the ability to interact with diverse populations.
  • Strong self-motivation and organizational skills to manage a variety of diversified tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet client needs.
  • Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office products


  • Knowledge of domestic violence and/or sexual violence dynamics

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is between $40,000 to $43,000 depending on experience.

Benefits include:

  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • 11 paid Holidays
  • Health insurance (70% employer paid)
  • Low cost dental and vision insurance
  • Pre-tax IRA plan and employer match
  • Group life insurance
  • Long term disability
  • Annual self-care stipend

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Yvonne MacDonald Hames, Executive Director, at

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