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.
We are seeking a Family Support Specialist for our In-Home Services program in Maricopa County. The In-Home Services program provides intensive, supportive in-home services for families referred by the Department of Child Safety. Each family is works with a Family Counselor and a Family Support Specialist.
Services include crisis intervention, parenting skills training, child development education, linkage to community resources, assessment of the safety of the children, and counseling for such issues as domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issues, underdeveloped coping skills, relationship problems, etc.
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
BA in counseling, social services, child development, or health/nursing field and strong writing skills required.
Must have knowledge of child welfare, child development, parenting education and community resources.
Must work well within a team.
Must have reliable transportation to conduct home visits throughout Maricopa County.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.
Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card preferred OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.