Southwest Human Development

Child Development Specialist – Early Head Start for Ages Birth to Three

US-Phoenix
3 years ago
ID
2013-1064
Job Code
01-05741
# of Openings
1
Category
Education

Overview

Put your DAP knowledge to work building and implementing an infant and toddler curriculum that is attentive to the individual children’s language, social/emotional, physical, and cognitive developmental needs.

 

Early Head Start Child Development Specialists work under regular direction to plan and deliver center-based child development services (for ages birth to three), facilitate parent involvement and transition services, and support other Early Head Start/Head Start service areas and community partnerships impacting direct service participants.

 

Requirements:

 

Tier 1:  AA degree in early childhood education, child development, or family studies or closely related field with a minimum of 18 college credits in early childhood education, child development, or family studies; one year of infant/toddler classroom experience required. Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card without restrictions preferred OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card without restrictions.

 

Tier 2:  BA/BS degree in early childhood education, child development, family studies or closely related field with a minimum of 18 college credits in early childhood education, child development, or family studies; one year of infant/toddler classroom experience required Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card without restrictions preferred OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card without restrictions.

 

Position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package as noted below.  Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.

  

Benefits:

 

Southwest Human Development offers an excellent benefits package for full-time employment to include:

Health insurance (provided at no cost to the employee)

Dental insurance

Life insurance

Vision insurance

Employee Assistance Program

Flexible spending account

401(k) retirement plan

Paid vacation

Paid sick time

Paid holiday

Ongoing training and professional development

Supportive, relationship-based supervision model

 

 

 

Responsibilities

Celebrating our 35th anniversary, Southwest Human Development, a non-profit organization, has been reaching out to children and families in Arizona with comprehensive and innovative early childhood services. From small beginnings – a staff of six serving 175 children and families – Southwest has grown into the state’s largest early childhood provider with a staff of 800 serving 135,000 children and families each year. Throughout this growth we have remained true to our mission.

Mission:
At Southwest Human Development we strive to give all children an optimal start in life with opportunities for a bright and positive future. Several decades of research clearly demonstrate that each child’s earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for all future development – intellectual, social, emotional, physical and behavioral. A child who starts life and school with a healthy foundation is at a distinct advantage. We at Southwest Human Development are committed to creating a positive future for all young children.

“Best Places To Work” & “Healthiest Employers” Awards:
For the eighth consecutive year, Southwest Human Development was voted one of the Valley’s 2015 “Best Places to Work” among large-sized companies. The survey, independently administered by the Phoenix Business Journal and Quantum Workplace, looks at employee life, workplace environment, leadership, culture of the organization and management practices.

Southwest Human Development has also been awarded the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2015 “Healthiest Employers” award for the fourth year in a row among mid-sized companies. This survey ranks applying organizations based on responses to questions in a number of categories, as well as scoring and benchmarking developed by academic, medical, wellness and business communities.

These surveys let everyone in on something our staff already knows – Southwest Human Development is a great place to work!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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