Career Growth At Allies

We take your career to new heights through educational and advancement opportunities,
tuition assistance, and more.

At Allies, we encourage our employees to look for ways to further their personal and professional growth. We offer tuition assistance and educational partnerships that help you continue your online and in-person education at various universities and colleges at discounted rates.

In addition, we offer internal educational programs and certifications to help you expand your knowledge and enhance your skills. We not only want to see you shine in your current role, we also want to provide you with opportunities for advancement within our agency.

Tuition Assistance and Educational Partnerships

Allies offers $2,000 in tuition assistance to full-time, eligible employees each calendar year.

We also have educational partnerships with universities and colleges that unlock deeply discounted tuition rates and/or special programs that fit your busy life.

Partnerships include: Berkeley College, Capella University, DeVry University, Drexel University, Harcum College, Kean University, Thomas Edison State University, Purdue University Global, Rowan College at Burlington County, University of Arizona Global Campus and others.

For more information about our Tuition Assistance and Educational Partnerships, contact Allies’ Employee Development Specialist, Theresa Wilson-Fall, at or call 609-689-0136, ext. 8918.

The New Horizons Essential Managerial Skills Program

This unique program was developed in-house at Allies, to enhance the professional skills and knowledge of our managerial staff. The program supports managers in developing facilitative and influential relationships with their Community Support Staff (CSS); and promotes their competency in teaching and guiding CSS in their roles.

New Horizons is comprised of 12 modules, with each module defining a core set of competencies based on best practices within human services. Each module features an introductory page containing learning objectives and key terms, and a list of skills and tasks to perform. As program participants learn, they role play, demonstrating procedures and how they would manage various situations.

The program covers a wide range of topics that support managers in excelling in their roles, communicating with others and maintaining their own well-being. Topic areas include an introduction to managerial and communication styles, problem-solving, time management, delegation, diversity, documentation, preventing harassment in the workplace, trauma-informed care and more. In addition, modules teach managers about motivation, coping with difficult people and managing work-related stress.

For more information about the New Horizons Managerial Skills Program, contact Ricky Alfaro, Allies’ Training and Development Specialist, at or call 609-964-4304.

Direct Support Professional Certification Program

Allies’ DSP Certification Program is a self-enrichment program that supports current Community Support Staff and Community Integration Support Staff who would like to gain additional knowledge in the field, enhance professional skills beyond required training, and learn about themselves along the way.

Courses for this program are conveniently offered online through Relias Learning Management Software. Attendees also connect with each other through discussion boards and in-person sessions during each phase of learning. The program is split into four quarters, each quarter spanning 3 months.

In addition to the benefits of gaining advanced knowledge in the field of human services, and the ease of virtual access to the instructor, participants can earn up to an additional $1.50 per hour upon successful completion of the program!

For more information about our DSP Certification Program, contact Allies’ Employee Development Specialist, Theresa Wilson-Fall, at or call 609-689-0136, ext. 8918.