Family Support Specialist - Direct Support Svc's
Division Southwest Human Development
Location Green Gables
Employment Type Full Time Regular Employee
Date Posted 7/10/2019
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Job Code FSS-CG0138
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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.


Position Description

Our Family Support Services Department is seeking a Family Support Specialist to provide services in home, school, and community settings to children and their families in Maricopa County.

Our Direct Support Services Program provides services to children and their families in order to create a more positive future for children enrolled in the Arizona Behavioral Health System and residing in Maricopa County. Staff provide children and their families with case management, assistance accessing community resources, parenting skills training, and child development education to promote positive parent-child relationships and increase the child’s ability to socialize successfully.

Staff work directly with the child on social skills, behavioral modification, coping skills, anger management and self-esteem, while also working with parents and caregivers to assist them with existing parenting skills and the incorporation of new techniques. The Direct Support Services team facilitates a care coordination model by communicating with all providers involved to ensure continuity of care.


Position is offered full-time with an excellent benefits package.  Southwest Human Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree - Social Services, Child Development, Health/Nursing, or related field

In-home visiting and case management experience; knowledge of child welfare, child development, parenting education and community resources; excellent written/verbal communication skills; computer literate, and; must work well within a team

Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred

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

Must have reliable transportation and valid auto insurance to conduct home visits throughout Maricopa County

Thank you for considering our opportunity, we hope to receive your resume.