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Arizona’s Children Association Overview

Phoenix, AZ
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Arizona’s Children Association was originally founded in 1912, as Arizona Children's Home Association, to care for homeless, neglected and dependent children. For 100 years the agency has stayed true to its mission of Protecting Children, Empowering ... Read more

Mission: The mission of Arizona's Children Association is to protect children, empower youth and strengthen families.

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  • Getting ready for the job fair in our Surprise office! The job fair runs today, March 2nd from 10am to 2pm.

  • Arizona's Children Association has completed the NMT Training Certification
    through the Phase I level in partnership with the ChildTrauma Academy. Developed by Dr. Bruce Perry, the NMT is an evidence-based, “trauma-informed,” and brain-based approach to clinical problem solving.

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Arizona’s Children Association – Why Work For Us?


Protecting Children | Empowering Youth | Strengthening Families

Founded in 1912, we are one of the oldest and largest statewide comprehensive child welfare and behavioral health not-for-profit agencies in Arizona. Located in all 15 Arizona counties, we provide a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of more than 40,000 children, youth and families each year.

We were originally founded in Tucson in 1912 as Arizona Children’s Home to care for homeless, neglected and dependent children. To meet the changing needs of children, we developed services that extended far beyond the residential program in Tucson and eventually changed our name to Arizona’s Children Association.

AzCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action employer. Decisions on all aspects of employment at AzCA are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications/merit, without regard to race, color, nationality, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military/veteran status, genetic information or physical/mental disability or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

We are also proud to be a part of the National Health Service Corps with 14 locations across the State of Arizona certified for the NHSC Loan Repayment options of $50,000 for licensed mental health providers who can make a two year service commitment.

Advantages of Working With AZCA

We are one of Arizona’s top-ranked non-profit organizations. Our statewide presence means that you can work for us anywhere in Arizona. We are committed to you and your family; therefore, we ensure an excellent work-life balance with scheduling flexibility and a generous personal time off policy. Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Health savings account
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance with AD&D (100% company paid)
  • Short and Long-term disability (100% company paid)
  • Supplemental insurances
  • 403 (b) Qualified Retirement Plan
  • Generous paid time off
  • Holidays (8 paid holidays)
  • Company-provided laptop and cell phone (position-based)
  • Incentives and support for licensure including clinical supervision
  • Merit-based assessment and advancement
  • Culture of health and wellness

We are also proud to be a part of the National Health Service Corps with 14 locations across the State of Arizona certified for the NHSC Loan Repayment options of $50,000 for licensed mental health providers who can make a two year service commitment.

Arizona’s Children Association Reviews

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    "If you want a supportive, trauma-informed workplace, come to AzCA!"

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    From the CEO to staff at the front desk, everyone's opinion is valued at AzCA. AzCA is accredited by COA and strives to implement best practices in child welfare and behavioral health. Senior leadership creates a culture of support and growth, and helps every employee succeed. AzCA is statewide and provides a variety of services within child welfare and behavioral health, so there is room to grow and learn. AzCA supports learning and encourages staff to attend trainings to become more informed for your job. We have been working with Dr. Bruce Perry to become the first agency in Arizona to be certified in the Neurosequential Model in Therapuetics, and exciting new approach to behavioral health. In child welfare, you create your schedule and have flexibility to work from home occasionally once you know your job well. Team building and camaraderie among staff is highly encouraged!


    Since we work with families and engage in community recruitment events, you must be open to working occasional evenings and weekends. As with most social work jobs, you may need to travel around the valley for home visits and the pay is not the greatest.

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Arizona’s Children Association photo of: Staff at our new office location.
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Arizona’s Children Association photo of: Tucson staff participating in the annual Tour De Tucson
Arizona’s Children Association photo of: Self Care Day in our Yuma office.
Arizona’s Children Association photo of: Halloween at the Phoenix office.
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Arizona’s Children Association Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Arizona’s Children Association (Phoenix, AZ) in April 2018.


    They called me and scheduled the interview within a day of submitting my resume. I met with the Director and lead Clinician and they asked me questions about my experience and recent history as a clinician.

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Arizona’s Children Association Awards & Accolades

  • Certificate of Accreditation, Council on Accreditation (COA), 2018
  • Recognition of completing the five phases of Transformation as part of CMS' Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, Practice Innovation Institute, 2018
  • Losos Prize for Excellence, Parent's as Teachers, 2017
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Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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