Southwest Human Development

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Developmental Specialist Early Intervention Care Coordinator

at Southwest Human Development

Posted: 11/17/2017
Job Reference #: 1356

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Southwest Human Development is Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. Founded in 1981 by Ginger Ward, the agency began with six staff members serving 175 children through a single disabilities program. Southwest Human Development is now Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development, with a dedicated team of more than 900 caring staff members, serving 135,000 children and families each year.

The first five years of life are the most critical to a child’s successful lifelong development. Southwest Human Development offers more than 40 comprehensive programs and services that focus on young children – ages birth to 5 – and their families in the areas of child development and mental health, Easterseals disabilities services, Early Literacy and Head Start, child welfare and professional education.

These programs and services improve lives and help families by supporting young children and their caregivers during this important time.

Decades of research demonstrate that each child’s earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for intellectual, social, emotional, physical and behavioral development. Southwest Human Development strives to give all children an optimal start in life with opportunities for a bright and successful future.

For eight consecutive years, Phoenix Business Journal and Quantum Workplace named Southwest Human Development as one of the Valley’s “Best Places to Work” among large-sized companies, based on employee life, workplace environment, leadership and culture of the organization and management practices.

Southwest Human Development is a proud recipient of the Healthy Arizona Worksite Award, and ranked as one of the Valley’s “Healthiest Employers” for four consecutive years among mid-sized companies.

It’s no question that Southwest Human Development is a great place to work!

Our Services for Children with Disabilities department is seeking a care coordinator for our Autism Center of Excellence.


The care coordinator position requires expertise in child development, developmental disabilities, assessment, and community resources. Experience working with families in home and clinic settings is essential. The care coordinator works with families with children birth to age 5. Services are provided in home and in a clinic setting as part of a transdisciplinary team.

Both full-time and part-time positions are available. Full-time employment includes a comprehensive benefits package noted below. Part-time employment includes partial benefits, pro-rated holiday pay, and sick/vacation hour accruals based on hours worked. Southwest Human Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Southwest Human Development offers an excellent benefits package for full-time employment to include:

Full-Time Benefits

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

Part-Time Benefits

Life insurance

Employee Assistance Program

Flexible spending account

401(k) retirement plan

Pro-rated holiday pay

Pro-rated sick/vacation accruals

Ongoing training and professional development

Supportive, relationship-based supervision model

Flexible daytime work hours (no late evenings and weekends required)


Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Child Development, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention or other related fields. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Emphasis on team collaboration and family-centered practice.

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

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