Bilingual Teacher Assistant
Southwest Human Development - Phoenix, AZ

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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.

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” 2012

Southwest Human Development was voted as one of the “Best Places To Work” 2012, in the valley for the fifth year running in the category of large organizations. The survey is administered independently on behalf of the Phoenix Business Journal and Best CompaniesAZ. The survey looks at employee life, workplace environment, leadership, culture of the organization and management practices. The survey lets everyone in on something our staff already knew – Southwest Human Development is a great place to work!

Experience for yourself why Southwest Human Development, located in sunny Phoenix, Arizona - a rapidly growing city which boasts a wide variety of unique and exciting options for culture, education and research – has been voted one of the Valley’s “Best Places To Work” for five years in a row.

Responsibilities:

The Head Start program has open positions for Bilingual Teacher Assistants. Get paid to play! Do you enjoy working with a team, nurturing active preschoolers ages three to
five? Join our Head Start program!

The Bilingual Teacher Assistant plans and implements designated activities for the delivery of center-based child development services, encouraging parent involvement and supporting other Head Start services areas and community partnerships.

Positions are offered full time with an excellent benefits package as noted below. Southwest Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits
Southwest Human Development offers an excellent benefits package for full-time employment to include:
Health insurance (provided at no cost to the employee)
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Life 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

Qualifications:

HS/GED, some experience with young children.

Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency required.

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

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