Inspire our Head Start children to fall in love with learning, exploring and problem-solving. Put your DAP knowledge to work nurturing and engaging our preschoolers. Get parents involved in their child’s education.
Teachers work under regular direction planning and delivering center-based child development services, facilitating parent involvement and transition services, and supporting other Head Start service areas and community partnerships impacting direct service participants.
Teachers are also responsible for supervising and directing staff.
AA or BA/BS degree in early childhood education, child development, or family studies; AA or BA/BS in related field with a minimum of 12 college credits in early childhood education, child development, or family studies; One year of preschool experience required with AA (six months with BA/BS), preferably with staff supervision responsibilities.
Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
Position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package as noted below. Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.
Southwest Human Development offers an excellent benefit package for full-time employment to include:
Health insurance (provided at no cost to the employee)
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible spending account
401(k) retirement plan
Paid sick time
Ongoing training and professional development
Supportive, relationship-based supervision model
Southwest Human Development is Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. Founded in 1981 by Ginger Ward, the agency began with six staff members serving 175 children through a single disabilities program. Southwest Human Development is now Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development, with a dedicated team of more than 900 caring staff members, serving 135,000 children and families each year.
The first five years of life are the most critical to a child’s successful lifelong development. Southwest Human Development offers more than 40 comprehensive programs and services that focus on young children – ages birth to 5 – and their families in the areas of child development and mental health, Easterseals disabilities services, Early Literacy and Head Start, child welfare and professional education.
These programs and services improve lives and help families by supporting young children and their caregivers during this important time.
Decades of research demonstrate that each child’s earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for intellectual, social, emotional, physical and behavioral development. Southwest Human Development strives to give all children an optimal start in life with opportunities for a bright and successful future.
Accolades For eight consecutive years, Phoenix Business Journal and Quantum Workplace named Southwest Human Development as one of the Valley’s “Best Places to Work” among large-sized companies, based on employee life, workplace environment, leadership and culture of the organization and management practices. Southwest Human Development is a proud recipient of the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award, and ranked as one of the Valley’s “Healthiest Employers” for four consecutive years among mid-sized companies.
It’s no question that Southwest Human Development is a great place to work!