Now Hiring: Mental Health Associate

A Rewarding Role Where You Can Make A Big Difference.

We’re seeking a Mental Health Associate with demonstrated experience supporting the unique needs of children and families for our Head Start program

This position requires current, valid unrestricted Arizona licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licenses Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist (LFMT). 

Outstanding candidates will be enthusiastic about the wellbeing of children and enjoy building positive relationships with families and the community, while promoting mental wellness.

This is a position that visits all of Maricopa County’s Head Start locations across the Valley. If you’re looking for an opportunity to do work that matters helping build confidence, resilience and wellness for local families- we’d like to meet you. 

Apply now and take advantage of a sign-on bonus of up to $2,000! 

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Work for Head Start

What makes Head Start different from other schools, is that we work with the family. - Jazz Hudson H

Maricopa County Head Start Locations

Maricopa County Early Head Start and Head Start are offered by the Early Education Division of the Human Services Department of Maricopa County. The Early Education Division is dedicated to ensuring children have the knowledge and skills to be successful in school and life through service delivery to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way. Head Start encompasses Head Start preschool programs, which primarily serve 3- and 4-year-old children, and Early Head Start programs for infants, toddlers, and pregnant women.

Looking for additional locations? The City of Phoenix and Catholic Charities offer Head Start programming in select areas.


Together We Can Thrive

In Human Services, we focus on maximizing potential and providing support and resources for all stages of life. We partner with families and communities to encourage children to learn, invite youth and adults to cultivate professional skills, guide families to achieve financial success, and enable seniors to live independently.