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We are seeking exemplary individual(s) to work directly with at-risk families as identified by the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) in Utah County and surrounding areas. Recruiting exceptional individuals; preference will be given to Bilingual candidates speaking English and Spanish. Peer Parent will provide individualized and interactive instruction utilizing the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) evidence based curriculum. Instruction will take place in client’s home for the purpose of maintaining or reunifying the family unit by reducing risk of abuse or neglect through assessment of strengths and needs, goal setting, intensive education and guided application of skills. This is a Full-Time 40 hours per week Position.

Responsibilities and Duties (include but not limited to):

  • Individualize lessons to client while maintaining fidelity to the STEP curriculum
  • Assist in translating needs into practical goals and identifying specific action steps
  • Complete a home visit at least 1 hour/week with maximum of 4 hours/week per family
  • Participate in mandatory training's every other month
  • Communicate in timely manner with caseworkers, clients and supervisor
  • Keep supervisor informed about caseloads, concerns, lack of cooperation, etc.
  • Submit timely and accurate client documentation as outlined by contract
  • Actively contribute as a member of the Child and Family Team
  • Document meaningful contacts made with client, caseworker and collateral sources
  • Testify in court proceedings as requested by legal personnel


  • Excellent interpersonal and assessment skills in social services field
  • Abide by strict confidentiality and guided ethical standards (DHS Code of Conduct)
  • Strong sense of organizational skills and able to work independently
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred, but not required.
  • Competent in intermediate computer and office skills related to essential tasks
  • Facilitate positive, timely and collaborative approach to resolution of issues
  • Treat sensitive topics and situations with respect, empathy and patience
  • Active listening -- understand, interpret, and evaluate what is said
  • Think critically using logic and reasoning to assess and problem solve
  • Goal oriented with strong accountability
  • Communicate objectively and effectively through written and verbal skills


  • Minimum of three years of experience working DIRECTLY with children/families in the following areas: JJS, developmental disabilities, CPS/DCFS, education, foster care, social services, family studies, social work, child development and behavioral/mental health. This direct experience is not limited to professional positions but may also include your own personal experience as a parent or caregiver
  • Ability to work with a diverse population with compassion
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Excellent computer skills as listed above
  • Must be flexible with work hours, nights and weekend availability preferred.
  • Must pass an extensive BCI Criminal Background check and DCFS Safe Check
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license and Insurance.

Allies with Families is an EOE and follows all state and federal employment laws and regulations.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.00 to $13.00 /hour


  • Intermediate Computer: 4 years (Required)
  • working with developmental and mental disabilities: 1 year (Required)
  • Interpersonal: 4 years (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Spanish-Fluently (Required)
  • English-Fluently (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Required travel:

  • 75% (Required)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

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Last Updated: 1/16/20