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 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 2016 “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!
We are seeking experienced mental health professionals who are looking for an expanded role as an early childhood mental health consultant to conduct mental health consultation services with a variety of early care and education providers, including preschool teachers, home-based and center-based child care providers, and home visiting program staff. The Mental Health Consultant will be working full time in Yavapai County.
The overall objective of consultation services will be to collaborate with early care and education providers to enhance their understanding of and capacity to meet the behavioral/emotional/mental health needs of the children (ages birth to five years) and families they serve.
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
Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy. At least one-year post-graduate experience.
Preferred experience and knowledge in: working with children ages birth to five and their families; working in a classroom setting and/or consulting with teachers and; special education procedures and the special needs of young children with disabilities and their families.
Excellent organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, e-mail, Excel, etc.), and; valid Arizona drivers license.
Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.