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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 700 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.




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 in our Greater Phoenix service area. We are seeking both Bilingual (English/Spanish) and Non-bilingual candidates.


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.


This position is offered full-time in our Phoenix, AZ office. Position is offered full time with an excellent benefits package   Southwest Human Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


“Best Places To Work" & “Healthiest Employers" Awards:

For the fifth consecutive year, Southwest Human Development was voted one of the Valley’s 2012 “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!




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


Excellent benefits package offered to include:

Health insurance (provided at no cost to the employee)

Dental insurance

Life insurance

Vision insurance

Flexible spending account

401(k) retirement plan

Paid vacation

Paid sick time

Paid holiday

Ongoing training and professional development


Job Requirements

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


Bilingual in English/Spanish required for some positions, but are also accepting non-bilingual candidates

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services, Not for Profit - Charitable
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 06-2520
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