Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Part Time
Hybrid (remote and in-person)

Pay Range: 19.70
Organization's Mission: The mission of the Utah Parent Center (UPC or Center) is to help parents help their children, youth and young adults with all disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community.
We accomplish our mission by providing accurate information, empathetic peer support, valuable training and effective advocacy based on the concept of parents helping parents.*
*The term parent is broadly defined to include anyone serving in that role.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: The Utah Parent Center intends to be a leader among social service agencies in Utah when it comes to understanding, embracing, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our state. As a leading nonprofit organization in the disabilities community we believe that we have the strength and ability to inspire greater inclusion for all marginalized communities and especially for those who are disabled, impacted by disability, and those who intersect.

We know that we have work to do in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to learning, to partnering with marginalized groups and stakeholders to heighten the opportunities for learning. We understand that real change can only happen when an organization comes together with a common purpose. Staff, leadership, board members, partner agencies must all work together and be involved in these efforts.
Position Summary: As an employee of the Utah Parent Center (UPC or Center), works from the Salt Lake School District office or the UPC as a neutral party to assist parents who have children in special education programs and services in Salt Lake School District; works with parents and others individually and in groups, to inform and train them in their rights, roles, and responsibilities; provides information and peer support to parents to help them work appropriately within the school system to resolve issues and meet the needs of their children; helps parents gain the necessary skills to build effective partnerships with educators and professionals; works with educators and professionals to create effective parent-professional partnerships; provides, as necessary, training and materials for parents and professionals; provides information and referral to various agencies, service providers; attends UPC staff meetings, training, and other activities with Center staff.
Primary Responsibilities: Provides parent-to-parent peer support to parents of children, youth and young adults in Salt Lake City School District .
Responsible directly to the Utah Parent Center Project Coordinator in collaboration with the Salt Lake City School District Special Education Director and staff.
Works cooperatively with all staff members, volunteers, and Board members.
Works collaboratively with parents and professionals.
Desired Qualifications: A qualified candidate:
Must be the parent of a child with a disability
Must live within Salt Lake City School District boundaries
Is a self-started and self-motivated individual who is proficient in researching information and problem-solving independently.
Successfully undergo a background check.
Ability to communicate well, verbally and in writing
Experience in effective public speaking, presentations, and training
Computer and word processing skills
Good organizational and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of services and programs available for parents of children and youth with disabilities
Knowledge of parents’ special education procedural safeguards/rights and the IEP process
Scheduling flexibility required
Must be willing/available to travel across Salt Lake City School District as needed; use of reliable personal vehicle is required
High school diploma required
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Hybrid Location, Flexible Scheduling
12 Paid Holidays Annually
Paid Time Off and Paid Sick Leave
A part-time career with an organization who understands being of a child with disabilities.
How to Apply: TO APPLY, SUBMIT (by email, mail or in person):
Letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, AND
Current résumé with personal and employment references.
Please include both the letter and the resume when responding. An application will be required from qualified candidates selected for an interview.

Utah Parent Center            Attention: Esperanza Reyes
5296 S. Commerce Dr., Suite 302, Murray, Utah 84107
Phone: 801-272-1051       Email: recruiting@utahp
Closing Date: When filled
Location: Salt Lake City SD and Murray Offices


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Contact: Esperanza Reyes
Phone: 801-272-1051