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Organization: FRIENDLY HOUSE, INC.
Location: Arizona-Phoenix
Mission(s): Family and Parenting
Salary: $35,000/Yr - to - $40,000/Yr
Job Type: Full Time
Posted On: Oct 30, 2023

Education: High School / Equivalent
Career Level: Entry Level (Less Than 2 Yrs Experience)
Nonprofit Experience: Less Than 2 Yrs


Parent Education and Prevention Specialist


Friendly House, Inc., is a 501(c) 3 non-profit agency located in Phoenix, Arizona whose primary function is to provide a variety of educational and social service programming aimed at addressing the needs of low-income individuals and families, vulnerable populations and diverse communities. Additionally, Friendly House operates a charter school, Academia del Pueblo, with the mission to provide an academic environment which promotes a culture of high expectations to students from diverse cultures. Friendly House was organized in 1920 as the Phoenix Americanization Committee by a group of Phoenix citizens with the assistance of the United States Department of Education. In our 100-year history, the work of Friendly House has resulted in building resilient communities that are helping to spur economic development, stabilize neighborhoods and revitalize our city.


Position Summary


The purpose of the Parent Education and Prevention Specialist position is to increase community knowledge on Parental Stress management, Family functioning/involvement, Parent/Caregiver and child communication, and Substance Abuse among youth. In accordance with Friendly House’s Parent Education and Drug Prevention Program goals, the Parent Education and Prevention Specialist will track program data from the identified primary outreach areas in Maricopa County

Position Qualifications


Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 year of experience working with community members and conducting public workshops/trainings/classes/focus groups.
  • 1 year experience working in an office environment and data-entry.
  • (Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered)
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and have reliable transportation.
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain an (IVP) “Identity Verified Print” Fingerprint Clearance Card and be in good standing with the AZ Department of Public Safety.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (primarily Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Knowledge of facilitation and training engagement with youth and adults
  • Ability to work evenings and possibly weekends according to business needs.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Curricula for youth and parents: Active Parenting, Active Parenting of Teens, Families in Action, Catch My Breath, Youth 360rx, Adults 360Rx.
  • Ability to effectively outreach to parents and community sites to secure implementation sites.
  • Ability to effectively work in a team.
  • Ability to enter vital program data into the required online database.
  • Ability to prepare records and reports.
  • Possess strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of Trauma-informed Care



  • Daily input of Parent Education and Drug Prevention Program document information in Friendly House internal database in addition to Parents Commission cross-site evaluation database.
  • Responsible for serving number of participants to ensure program goals are being met as required per our grant.
  • Aides in preparing monthly and quarterly reports, including revisions if needed.
  • Provides parent education and drug prevention workshops to community members to enhance knowledge of current substance abuse trends, Trauma informed care, and Family involvement/engagement.
  • Provides participants with tools and resources for substance abuse prevention, and family functioning.
  • Responsible for administrative duties for the Parent Education and Drug Prevention Program Including, but not limited to, answering phones, filing sign in/enrollment forms, surveys, and ordering office and program supplies as needed.
  • Directly work with program Evaluator (Wellington) and ensure surveys are submitted in a timely manner. Review monthly Survey Logs for accuracy.
  • Secure documents in a locked cabinet to ensure confidentiality.
  • Establish new partnerships and maintain relationships with existing community partners. Meet and coordinate with collaborative partners to plan the most effective timeline for program delivery.
  • Attends community meetings, events, and workshops for purposes of program outreach and network.
  • Comply with mandatory curricula training requirements and participate in additional professional development opportunities (may include outside of Maricopa County). PD opportunities must be approved by the supervisor.
  • Attend individual and group supervised meetings to discuss programmatic goals, updates, and field challenges.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by program supervisor.

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