For over thirty years, 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 sixth consecutive year, Southwest Human Development was voted one of the Valley’s 2013 “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 2013 “Healthiest Employers" award for the second 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!
The Nurse Family Partnership Program is an evidenced-based preventative intervention for first time families using a therapeutic, nurturing, and client-centered approach. The nurse uses her expertise to assess the status of the family and provides support through teaching and providing the appropriate referrals to optimize achievement of personalized goals. This program focuses on helping young women live healthier, have healthier babies, and be successful parents.
The RN/Community Health Nurse primary responsibilities are to work in collaboration with clients to assess their educational, social, health and economic needs, develop an intervention plan, and assist them in attaining their established goals. Nurses support each child’s development within the family, recognizing that all learning takes place in the context of relationships and is critically affected by those relationships, as well as support positive parent-child relationships while encouraging parents/care-givers to provide the child with experiences that will help the child to develop a sense of worth, competence and independence.
The RN/Community Health Nurse also promotes family self-sufficiency and increased understanding of growth and development norms, health promotion practices (including prevention), and importance of parent-child interaction that is age and developmentally appropriate. Additional responsibilities include identifying children with physical and/or developmental concerns, providing appropriate referrals for evaluation and intervention, and identifying resource inadequacies to make appropriate referrals for service and following-up to ensure that services are received.
We are seeking full-time Nurse to work in our South Phoenix service area.
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