Program Educator-House of Corrections

    • Job Tracking ID: 512400-759167
    • Job Location: Milwaukee, WI
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 11, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Average Weekly Hours: Full Time Exempt
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Job Description:

Job Summary:

Delivers effective program instruction using specified evidence-based curriculum, while providing group and educational services for participants of the Prevention Program and coordination of parenting meetings. This position works with the prison population and evenings and weekends will be required.

Grant funded: Temporary position, continuation of employment is contingent upon renewal of grant.

Job Responsibilities:

Effectively deliver evidence-based curricula for program participants, reinforcing age-appropriate language and medically accurate instructional strategies.

Works directly with offender population within a correctional setting, and local service providers.

Works directly with HOC appointed staff in selection and coordination of individuals for enrollment.

Obtain and prepare program materials.

Train new educators on evidence based curricula.

Assist Lead Program Educator (Program Manager) in reviewing the most current CDC, NIH, and state and local vital statistics to ensure program materials adhere to medical accuracy.

Ensure enrollment forms and attendance data are entered into OPTS in a timely fashion.

Assist the Lead Program Educator (Program Manager) and Program Implementation Specialist (Program Manager) in identifying and securing program sites to host educational programming for project youth.

Provide services using a trauma-informed approach, reinforcing positive youth development. Screen for trauma exposure and refer for services as needed.

Assist in coordinating and hosting special events throughout the community.

Prepare reports as required and develop and maintain project resources.

Attend trainings, community meetings, and events as directed by supervisor.

Follow all requirements and guidelines of program funder under the guidance of supervisor.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to touch, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Experience and Skills


Knowledge of Milwaukee base community resources serving offenders returning from incarceration.

Ability to maintain professional working relationships with other team members, school personnel, community providers and stakeholders.

Ability to work with individual with diverse cultural, ethnic, and social groups.

Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and the capability to learn new data management process.

Strong instructional training skills preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work independently and as a team member.

Ability to manage time efficiently and meet deadlines.

Must have a valid WI driver’s license, good driving record, and meets state required automobile insurance minimums.

Must have reliable transportation.


Bachelor’s degree in Health, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services and/or Education preferred.


At least one year of experience public speaking, teaching/grant facilitation, and experience and comfort level working with representatives from agencies, community based organizations and youth.

At least one year of proven experience in delivery of youth work and youth work led programming for young people between the ages of 4-18.

Knowledge of youth development principles and effective teaching strategies required.

CPR Certification (Adult, Child, and Infant) preferred or attend and successfully complete certification within first six months of employment.

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