Southwest Human Development


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We are seeking to fill a Family Support Specialist position in the Healthy Families Maricopa County program.  Healthy Families is a free, voluntary, child abuse/neglect prevention program that helps parents meet the challenges of parenting.  The program is offered to families who are expecting a new baby or have a baby who is less than 90 days old. 


Family Support Specialists provide home-based (home-visiting) intervention services to pregnant women and families with newborns who have been identified as having risk factors for child abuse and neglect.  Family Support Specialists work with families in their home to support them in achieving goals that are important to the family, and to provide services that enhance overall family well being. Primary duties and responsibilities include: Ability to establish trusting relationships; sensitivity to the needs of families from diverse cultural backgrounds; screen, track and promote child health and development; complete accurate and timely documentation including family records and billing reports; enhance positive parent-child interactions, and linkage to appropriate community resources.


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


Bachelors degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Education, Child Development or other related human services field.


Strong communication and writing skills, knowledge of family dynamics, community resources and Microsoft Office and Windows experience skills preferred.


Valid Arizona Driver’s license, registered vehicle and auto insurance


Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.


Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.




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



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 ninth consecutive year, Southwest Human Development was voted one of the Valley’s 2016 “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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