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Are you ready to make a profound difference in the lives of others while building a fulfilling career? Join the ranks of Direct Care Workers/ Direct Support Professionals and Behavioral Health Technicians in Arizona, where every day brings new opportunities to empower, uplift, and inspire those in need.

Direct-Care Workers

Direct-care workers are crucial in providing long-term care and personal assistance to elderly individuals, those with disabilities, and those facing chronic conditions. They help with daily tasks like bathing, dressing, cooking, and medication management. Their contribution is significant, making up 70 to 80 percent of paid hands-on care. They serve as a lifeline, promoting independence and improving the quality of life for those they support. Additionally, direct-care work is a vital sector for job creation and economic growth, especially as the demand for care continues to rise with an aging population. Supporting and investing in the training, development, fair wages, and benefits of direct-care workers is essential for sustaining this critical workforce and ensuring high-quality care for those in need.

Behavioral Health Technician

A behavioral health technician is a person who helps people with mental health or behavioral challenges. They work in the medical field and support individuals who may be struggling with their emotions or behaviors. A behavioral health technician helps people understand and manage their feelings and actions in a positive way. To become a behavioral health technician, a person needs to complete some special training. They learn how to communicate effectively, show empathy, and provide support to those in need. They also learn about different mental health conditions and ways to help people cope with them. It's important for a behavioral health technician to be caring, understanding, and patient in order to help others lead happier and healthier lives.

Begin Your Lifelong Journey

Direct Care Workers are the heart of compassionate care. Start your career here, knowing you're making a lasting impact from day one.

Embrace the Emotional Fulfillment

Caregiving isn't just a job; it's a calling. Experience the joy of building meaningful connections and witnessing personal growth in those you serve.







Healthcare workforce consists of "Frontline" personnel, encompassing individuals engaged in direct care, community and public health, mental health, and administration roles.



Increase in employment for healthcare and social assistance from 2021 - 2031 (Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity)



Jobs from 2020 to 2030 in Direct Care Employment

One of the highest paying industries in the U.S.

A Career That Grows With You

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The Arizona Healthcare Initiative

Founded in 1982, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System serves more than 2.5 million children and adults in Arizona who meet qualifications for acute or long-term federal Medicaid healthcare coverage. Built on a system of competition and choice, AHCCCS is a $22 billion program that operates a mandatory managed care system. Contracted health plans coordinate medical services delivered by more than 120,000 healthcare providers. AHCCCS and Pipeline AZ have partnered to provide holistic career planning resources to health care students and build a larger health care workforce. Pipeline AZ’s skills mapping technology and career exploration platform will help connect students and job seekers to career paths in the health care field. AHCCCS and its contracted managed care plans’ workforce development teams will help job seekers connect with home health care providers.

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