Program Manager-Direct Support Services
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.

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.


Our Family Support Services department is seeking a program manager to oversee several in-home (home-visiting) programs and the Magellan Direct Support Service program.

The in-home programs provide parenting and home management education, and facilitate access to health and social services for families in Maricopa County referred by Child Protective Services (CPS). The Magellan Direct Support Services program provides services to children and families involved in Maricopa County’s mental/behavioral health system.

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 benefit package for full-time employment to include:
Health insurance (provided at no cost to the employee)
Dental insurance
Life insurance
Vision 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


Master’s degree in Social Work and LCSW or eligible for LCSW license within two months of date of hire required.

Previous staff supervision and strong writing skills also required.

Experience with child welfare programs and in-home (home-visiting) family services.

Ability to manage multiple programs and tasks critical.

Bilingual English/Spanish 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.

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