We are seeking a Family Support Specialist for the new Building Resilient Families program. The Building Resilient Families program provides supportive in-home services for families referred by the Department of Child Safety. These families have been identified by the Department of Child Safety as potential and low-risk for child abuse and neglect. The children have been deemed as safe and the case has been approved for closure.
The Family Support Specialist conducts a Family Needs Assessment, develops an Individual Service Plan, offers parenting training using Nurturing Parenting program, and helps the family engage in community resources.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Child Development, Health/Nursing or related field required.
Microsoft Word, Windows experience and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
Bilingual English/Spanish required.
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 benefits 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
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!