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Prevention Educator

Posted: 08/13/2023

JOB TITLE: Prevention Educator

COMPENSATION: $21.00/hour

FLSA STATUS: Full-time, Non-Exempt, 40 hours/week

SHIFT: Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 5:30PM or 8:00am – 5:00pm (occasional nights and weekends required, flexibility required to meet the needs of the program and position)

LOCATION: Pottstown, PA

SUPERVISOR: Substance Abuse Prevention Manager


YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YW serves more than 2,500 people annually in Montgomery, Chester, and Berks counties as a leader in advocating for girls, women, and families. YW’s quality programs and services focus on education, designed to build individual, family, and community success: early childhood education; Youth Empowerment Programs that include enrichment, STEM learning, and recreation; adult education and English as a Second Language; workforce development; Foster Grandparent Program; and holistic wraparound services.


YW3CA is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering competitive salaries and benefit packages such as:

  • Generous Paid Time Off plan- Personal, Sick and Vacation
  • Annual Paid Holidays and Business Closures- off from Christmas to New Years
  • YWCA Retirement Plan- 7.5% company contribution, 3% fund contribution.
  • 401K Retirement plan includes an employer match.
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Affordable Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending account
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary MetLaw coverage
  • Voluntary Life, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Employee Discount on private pay childcare tuition
  • Tuition discounts at local colleges & universities
  • College America 529 Saving Plan
  • T.E.A.C.H Pennsylvania Early Childhood Scholarship Program
  • Scholarship for Google Career Certification

**Restrictions may apply based on position hours


YW3CA’s ideal Prevention Educator must possess:

  • AA or BA in related field and/or relevant work experience preferred
  • Interest in and working knowledge of substance abuse prevention education programming.
  • Interest in and working knowledge of health and wellness ideals.
  • Must have proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office, specifically MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel from site to site daily
  • Willingness to Participate in Indoor and Outdoor activities
  • Position may require occasional trips to attend conferences, seminars, and meetings
  • Strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by compassionate, courteous, cordial, cooperative, and professional interaction with diverse groups of co-workers, families, and members of the community
  • Understanding of YWCA mission, goals, and objectives and ability to work independently with a high level of energy and contribute as part of a larger team
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule that requires managing work hours both in the office and in the field

Job Responsibilities:

The general responsibility of the Prevention Educator is to facilitate and at times, assist with the implementation of Botvin Lifeskills Education programs to students (Pre-K to 8thgrade). Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the implementation of programs to parents and families with the goal of promoting healthy decision making and communication skills
  • Will develop, support and promote communication of prevention education to families and all affiliated subsidiary programs while expanding its reach in the community including schools, YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA), and other appropriate community partners
  • Plan, prepare, execute, evaluate, and collect program data feedback for Botvin Lifeskills Youth educational programs to children and families at YW3CA and various community sites.
  • Plan, prepare, and assist with execution and program data collection and analysis for Parent Empowerment programs.
  • Assist in the creation and execution of pilot programming focused on prevention education for preschool students.
  • Attends and participates in all in-service training as identified by Trauma and Prevention Services Leadership to increase competency in job performance
  • Support community outreach, resource development, and networking activities to grow and market programs as a representative of the Trauma and Prevention Services team
  • Maintains confidentiality in all children and family records
  • Work closely with TPS Leadership to develop an annual programming calendar
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of position expectations


If you are ready to be a part of a rewarding organization whose mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all, we invite you to send your cover Letter and resume to:

To learn more about YW3CA’s programs and services, check out our website at

Equal Opportunity Employer

YWCA Tri-County Area is an equal opportunity employer, and it is our policy that employees and applicants will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran’s status, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal or local laws. Accordingly, YWCA Tri-County Area will hire, train, and promote individuals in accordance with this Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. YWCA Tri-County Area is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. Unfortunately, YWCA Tri-County Area is unable to sponsor employment for international candidates at this time

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $21.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
YWCA Tri-County Area is following all CDC and State guidelines to keep our employees, program participants, and community safe.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Pottstown, PA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Associate (Required)


  • youth programming: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person


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152 East High Street, Suite 200
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone: 610.326.2900