CHILD THERAPIST - GOOD FIT
Southwest Human Development - Phoenix, AZ

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Post by Jobing - For 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 states 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 childs 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. DESCRIPTION Southwest Human Development and the Good Fit Counseling Center are pleased to offer employment opportunities for infant/toddler mental health clinicians.

We are actively seeking well–trained and skilled Bilingual Child Therapists to become a part of our team. The Good Fit Counseling Center is recognized as a leader in Arizona and the nation for its work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Our psychologists and therapists work exclusively with this young population and their families to provide services in the familys home or at our Center, covering challenges in a wide range of areas to include: sleeping, eating, tantrums, aggression, fussiness or excessive crying, withdrawn or sad behavior, and bonding/attachment. The Center works in partnership with families to determine the best options for helping each child as a unique individual.

Services such as play therapy, child and family counseling, parent–child groups, in–depth developmental and/or psychological assessments, and psychiatric evaluation and consultation are provided by professionals at the Center who have advanced training in the highly specialized field of infant and early childhood behavioral health. Professionals at our Center include: infant–toddler psychologists and therapists, psychiatrists, registered nurses, nutritionists, and speech, occupational and physical therapists. Our Child Therapists have opportunities to support, assist and improve the services of a variety of professionals and programs in an effort to promote the mental health of young children birth to five years old and their families. Position is offered full time with an excellent benefits package.

Southwest Human Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer. "BEST PLACES TO WORK" 2010 Southwest Human Development was voted as one of the "Best Places To Work" 2010, for the third year running, ranking number three in the Valley in the category of large organization. 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 top three Valleys "Best Places To Work" for three years in a row. REQUIREMENTS Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field, and; licensed or license eligible by AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Preferred experience and knowledge in: working with children ages birth to five and their families; working a classroom setting and/or consulting with teachers; working in a home–visiting program; working with economically disadvantaged and culturally diverse populations, 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 preferred.

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