JOIN OUR TEAM

Join Our Team

Laradon is seeking caring and dynamic people to join the Laradon family of employees and ultimately make a difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. We are excited about our future as all of our programs are growing and expanding and will be serving more children and adults.  We will  also be increasing our workforce!

Laradon offers a competitive salary and benefits package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid training
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • The opportunity to work in a great environment with other team players – where everyone is truly appreciated!

Laradon does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, religion, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply, please download and complete the Laradon Employment Application.

Laradon strives to make laradon.org accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Heather Kijanka at 303-296-2400 or at mailto:accommodations@laradon.org

We appreciate your interest in working at Laradon and look forward to reviewing your qualifications.

What Our Employees are Saying:

“I am proud to work for an organization that makes a huge difference in people’s lives every day.”
“The employees are wonderful. You couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with.”
“Laradon presents a family environment and atmosphere. The staff is amazing to work with.”
“I think there is genuine care for excellent services for the clients we serve. We do have a very caring staff.”
“Care for and programming for our participants is top priority. There is also a lot of humor in the day-to-day. Benefits are excellent.”

Current Open Positions:

Laradon – Children Services

Speech-Language PathologistDESCRIPTION-To provide assessment, intervention and consultation to program staff and children with special needs in a day treatment center in the areas of language, articulation, voice, fluency, feeding and swallowing, assistive technology and augmentative/alternative communication.
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DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES –

  • Participate in the administration of speech and language assessments and screenings.
  • Participate with the interdisciplinary team in the development of the IEP.
  • Maintain the files and appropriate paperwork for designated caseload.
  • Facilitate and monitor activities in keeping with the IEP goals and objectives for designated caseload.
  • Provide consultation and support to classroom staff, as needed.
  • Provide consultation and direct instruction for identified students.
  • Assist students to choose and acquire augmentative communication devices.
  • Schedule and conduct individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS-

  • All trainings deemed mandatory by Laradon.
  • A minimum of 24 hours of training of approved training annually.
  • Laradon Orientation.
  • First Aid/CPR.
  • Crisis Intervention training.
  • 20 hours of on-the-job training.

MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS-

  • Masters in Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).
  • Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) considered.
  • Colorado Department of Education License.
  • Experience in working with school aged children.
  • Valid driving license, good driving record, and reliable transportation.
  • Picture Exchange Communication System trained, preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate patience, flexibility, strong communication skills and positive attitude.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force; physical condition to enable walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; stamina to be on feet and active for full work days; ability to speak or exchange information in an audible manner.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Salary Range: $36,869 to $76,462 annually.Apply Now

Special Education TeacherDESCRIPTION-To provide special education, pre-vocational and daily living training to dually diagnosed adolescents receiving services in Laradon’s School.
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DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES –

  • Provide an optimum classroom environment and learning experience.
  • Participate in transdisciplinary program assessments.
  • Knowledge of behavior support plans, crisis intervention techniques, and proactive/preventative techniques including physical management and positive reinforcement.
  • Participate with family and/or guardian and team in the development of IEP.
  • Participate in the case management process as needed.
  • Maintain files and appropriate paperwork for designated caseload.
  • Facilitate and monitor activities in keeping with IEP goals for designated caseload.
  • Coordinate schedule of classroom EBSPs and Lead Paraprofessionals.
  • Develop appropriate curriculum and corresponding lesson plans for students with significant cognitive and behavioral needs.
  • Facilitate weekly classroom meetings.
  • Attend staff development meetings.
  • Ability to work with diverse student population and staff.
  • Supervise the work and classroom instruction of EBSPs and Lead Paraprofessionals including daily planning, education of students’ needs and progress.
  • Assist in the development of the IEP with a team.
  • Facilitate and monitor activities in keeping with IEP goals.
  • Maintain files and appropriate paperwork including IEPs, data tracking, employee performance reviews, etc.
  • Coordinate the schedule of and supervise classroom assistants.
  • Meet the individualized needs of each student.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS-

  • All trainings deemed mandatory by Laradon.
  • A minimum of 24 hours of approved training annually.
  • Laradon Orientation.
  • First Aid/CPR.
  • Medication Certification.
  • Safety Care training.
  • 20 hours of on-the-job training.

MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS-

  • Current Colorado Teaching Certification with Special education Generalist and Elementary Education endorsement or ability to enter an Alternative Licensure program or apply for a Special Education Temporary Authorization (SETA).
  • Excellent communication skills and flexibility.
  • Ability to work with diverse student population and staff.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force; physical condition to enable walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; stamina to be on feet and active for full work days; ability to speak or exchange information in an audible manner.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS-

  • One year experience working with children with developmental disabilities and/or emotional/behavioral disorders.
  • Two years’ teacher experience.
  • Knowledge of Applied Behavioral Analysis.
  • Valid driving license, good driving record, vehicle insurance.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Salary Range: $26,852 to $58,600 annually.Apply Now

Educational Behavioral Support ProfessionalDESCRIPTION-There is no greater feeling of accomplishment that any person can experience than knowing that they have truly made a positive difference in the life of a child. At the Laradon Alternative School the opportunity to change lives of students with autism for the better is something that our staff encounters each and every school day.

Working in Laradon’s Alternative School is very challenging, that is why we seek out people who are team players, achievement-oriented, highly motivated and completely focused on using innovative teaching techniques and intense interactions to help our students learn. Not everyone is capable of committing to the discipline and professional focus that we need for jobs serving our students with autism, but for those who do, a great career opportunity awaits.Read More

DUTIES – Educational Behavioral Support Professionals are responsible for providing a safe and educational environment, improve students’ behavior by teaching new skills and functional communication, and implement Individualized Education Plans and behavior intervention plans with the direction of the Special Education Teacher. Other duties include implement, track and record goals, implement crisis intervention techniques and proactive/preventative techniques including positive reinforcement, manage crisis, effectively communicate, collaborate and coordinate with team members, be a positive role model to others.

REQUIREMENTS – Associate’s degree or higher, 48 credits hours of study at an institution of higher education or passing WorkKeys in reading, writing and mathematics; one or more years of experience working with children with developmental disabilities and/or emotional/behavioral disorders in an educational or instructional setting preferred; ability to demonstrate patience, flexibility, strong communication skills and positive attitude; physical requirements include the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force; physical condition to enable walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; stamina to be on feet and active for full work days; ability to speak or exchange information in an audible manner; must be at least 21 years of age.
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Laradon – Adult Services

Direct Support ProfessionalDESCRIPTION-Supervise and facilitate the development and training of individuals with developmental disabilities in habilitative activities. Increase participants’ functional skills in order to maximize their full potential.Read More

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES –

  • Assist program manager in designing individual programming.
  • Implement, track and record adaptive and/or behavioral Individual Service and Support Plans (ISSPs).
  • Complete and maintain paperwork per Laradon’s policy and procedures.
  • Prevention and management of crisis to provide a safe environment.
  • Provide supervision and actively engage participants while providing positive reinforcement.
  • Provide training in self-care, physical and emotional maturation, socialization, communication, leisure, education, vocational and community skills.
  • Develop and implement habilitative activities per ISSPs.
  • Develop, schedule and facilitate opportunities in the community to be included in work exposure and experience, social activities and recreation leisure activities.
  • Build natural supports and community connections.
  • Maintain effective communication.
  • Administer medications per individual’s order and document according to regulations.
  • Implement protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS-

  • All trainings deemed mandatory by Laradon.
  • Laradon Orientation.
  • First Aid/CPR.
  • Medication Certification.
  • Driver Improvement.
  • Mistreatment, Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation.
  • Incident Reporting.
  • Crisis Intervention training.
  • 20 hours of on-the-job training.

MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS-

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Two years of direct experience with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force; physical condition to enable walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; stamina to be on feet and active for full work days; ability to speak or exchange information in an audible manner.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Salary Range: $12.00 to 17.79 per hour.Apply Now

Day Services Registered NurseDESCRIPTION – The Day Services RN works collaboratively with staff to coordinate and manage the specialized needs of the participants served to ensure efficient and prompt health care services in conjunction with active habilitation activities. Balances training, guidance and oversight with direct participant care. Provides training, direction and oversight to staff on delegated tasks. Read More

DUTIES – Act as liaison with cooperating medical facilities, hospitals, and specialists. Monitor medication and health issues of participants served in Laradon’s Day Habilitation Services (DHS), Community and Employment Services (CES) and assist in other departments as needed. Consult with Program Managers and residential providers regarding specific needs of the participants as well as general medical issues. Monitor medical documentation to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and Laradon policies and procedures. Ensure medical files are in accordance with regulatory agencies and Laradon policies and procedures. Delegate and oversee the administration of medications.
Review Medication Administration Records (MARs) for participants and physician orders and update as needed. Assist Program Managers in developing and reviewing medical protocols and health care plans. Teach the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), Medication Administration Course and annual Medication Administration Review class to Laradon employees and contractors. Conduct staff trainings and observations for delegated nursing tasks and maintain training records. Provide trainings for employees on health and medical related issues. Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.

REQUIREMENTS – Current Registered Nurse License; Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred. Certified instructor for first aid and CPR. Knowledge of and experience with developmental disabilities. Valid Colorado driving license, good driving record and reliable transportation. Physical requirements include the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force; physical condition to enable walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; stamina to be on feet and active for full work days; ability to speak or exchange information in an audible manner. Good customer service and people skills.

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience. Excellent Benefits.

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Laradon – Volunteering

Volunteer – Join the Laradon Team

Volunteering is an incredibly rewarding way to spend your time while enriching the lives of others. It is a powerful means of sharing your time, skills and knowledge. Volunteer service opportunities at Laradon vary from assisting in our administrative offices, to helping with parties and events for our participants to brightening the décor of one of our programs.

Our volunteers often have such a life changing experience that they stay with us for years and become deeply involved in the success of our programs. Volunteering may be both challenging and rewarding and require volunteers to use their skills in a new way. Laradon’s volunteers transfer their knowledge while gaining a greater understanding of the issues affecting people with developmental disabilities.

If you are interested in volunteering at Laradon please download and complete the Volunteer Interest Form.
For questions about volunteering, please contact Angela RotelloAngela Rotello at (720) 974-6827.