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.
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!
The Head Start program has open positions for Bilingual Vietnamese Child Development Assistants. Get paid to play! Do you enjoy working with a team, nurturing active preschoolers age’s three to five? Join our Head Start program!
The Child Development Assistant plans and implements designated activities for the delivery of center-based child development services, encouraging parent involvement and supporting other Head Start services areas and community partnerships.
Position is offered part-time with an excellent benefits package as noted below. Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible spending account
401(k) retirement plan
Pro-rated holiday pay
Pro-rated sick/vacation accruals
Ongoing training and professional development
Supportive, relationship-based supervision model
HS/GED, some experience with young children.
Bilingual in Vietnamese proficiency required.
Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.