Youth Prevention Educator

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  • Full-Time
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Type Details: Responsible for facilitating classroom curriculum

The Prevention Educator is responsible for facilitating a variety of programs dependent upon program staff need. Programs in schools include: Making Proud Choices (MPC) and Botvin Life Skills ( Hybrid position offers a flexible model that supports a blend of in-office, remote, and on the go workers.

Also responsible for assisting all aspects of implementing and maintaining the programs.


  1. Participate in trainings, orientation, and meetings led by Program Director to strategize, plan, and assess program implementation
  2. Participate in TPN required training
    1. Quality Standards
    2. Core Competencies
    3. Curriculum specific as deemed necessary
  3. Work closely with the program management and other team members to complete all tasks associated with program implementation
  • Assist in collecting and evaluating statistical data including pre and post surveys, participant information and attendance.
  • Assist with reports, grant applications and data needed for funding requirements.
  • Assist with clerical and organizational tasks that help make the programs operate correctly and efficiently.
  • Stay current with the content of each program – reading articles and attending workshops and conferences on various teen issues.
  1. Maintain strong connections with program sites
  • Assist manager with contacts in middle and high schools and CBOs to acquaint them with The Parenting Network and the positive effect the agency programs offer their students, parents, and families.
  • Assist in coordinating calendar dates and times with appropriate school and CBO personnel to facilitate classes.
  • Demonstrate professional communication habits and maintain positive relationships with the staff in sites where the programs are facilitated and with all collaborators and funders, including returning calls and e-mails promptly and courteously.
  1. Engage program participants to affect growth and change
  • Seek accreditation or certification in curriculums used in classroom.
  • Lead classrooms of youth to understand the concepts and skills presented in the curriculum.
  • Practice active listening with youth and foster an environment where discussion is open, productive and positive.
  • Develop positive relationships with youth, parents, families, staff and other school and CBP personnel and maintain supportive control in order for the content to be taught and for participants to share their opinions and experiences.
  • Know how to teach/facilitate lessons in an engaging and purposeful way for participants with diverse learning styles, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultural and gender differences.
  • Reflect and make necessary adaptations to the handouts, worksheets, activities, sequence of topics, etc. as the lessons develop and the needs of the participants become evident while maintaining the fidelity of the curriculum.
  • Participate in trainings, meetings, and workshops that enhance the content and effectiveness of the programs and improve the skills and activities to better connect with the participants.
  • Assist manager in guiding and mentoring interns.
  • Know how to use of technology currently used in the classroom.
  1. Function as a part of a larger agency team
  • Participate in agency staff meetings, and other functions, as well as representing TPN at health fairs and other community events.
  • Assist other departments using the skills and information developed in your assigned programs.
  • Participate in professional skill development whenever possible.
  • Observe best practices for family-serving programs.
  • Follow agency policies and procedures.
  • Must be willing and able to provide in-person services

Professional Qualifications:

  • Has a minimum of an Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in the Human Services field. Professional experience may be considered for candidates without higher education.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience teaching/facilitating lessons with youth, parents, and families.
  • Able to function as a part of a family-services team.
  • Possesses effective verbal, listening, and written communication skills
  • Understands theories of human behavior and child development, with an understanding of diverse learning styles
  • Understand the dynamics of child abuse and neglect, including sexual violence.
  • Has experience in program development and design
  • Demonstrates leadership and organizational skills
  • Able to self-evaluate and reflect upon professional practice
  • Able to be part of a candid, supportive, and challenging work environment
  • Is proficient in technology skills and computer software
  • Enjoys researching and staying current with information related to the program

Personal Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates empathy towards others
  • Uses appropriate assertive communication
  • Is able to work independently and on a team
  • Demonstrates initiative and follow-through
  • Able to give and receive feedback in a constructive manner
  • Is flexible, resilient, and enjoys solving problems and seizing opportunities
  • Is comfortable with middle and high school students, and the content of the programs
  • Believes that teens can make smart decisions
  • Must have personal access to the internet

Physical Qualifications:

  • Has consistently reliable transportation
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs. including totes carrying program materials

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Parenting Network is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. We treat everyone with dignity, respect, and fairness. We do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by the law.

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