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!
Do you want to help improve the quality of Arizona’s early care and education community? We are seeking to fill a Quality First Coach position as part of Arizona’s statewide quality improvement and rating program:
The QF Coach provides on-site coaching and training to early care and education programs enrolled in Quality First. QF Coaches partner with early childhood professionals to provide individualized guidance and support; assist in the development of quality improvement goals; and deliver targeted professional development and technical assistance to teachers.
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 (includes 6 face-to-face visits)
Flexible spending account
401(k) retirement plan
Paid sick time
Ongoing training and professional development
Supportive, relationship-based supervision model
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education; or a bachelor’s degree that includes at least 24 college credits in ECE or a closely related field.
At least five years of experience working in an early childhood setting with children birth-8; experience working in an early childhood education setting with infants, toddlers or preschoolers and/or early childhood program director experience is preferred
Travel throughout Maricopa County is required.
English/Spanish bilingual preferred.
Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card preferred OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
Reliable transportation and proof of current auto insurance required.