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

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

BehavioristDESCRIPTION – To coordinate the behavioral treatment services of the students in Laradon’s Alternative School. Develop evidence-based behavior plans that address behavior and skills deficits as well as behaviors that place the person or others at risk. Train and support staff to assist them in utilizing appropriate interventions and behavior management techniques. Read More

DUTIES –

  • Develop, train classroom staff on Behavior Intervention Plans and Crisis Intervention Plans. Oversee and review monthly and revise.
  • Collect data and assess targeted behaviors for caseload of students, creation and implementation of strategies to change behavior and development of long term maintenance plans. Continuous assessment and modification of plans.
  • Participate in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process including complete monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Manage a caseload of students including consult with parents and team members and complete required paperwork.
  • Develop and implement skill acquisition plans that teach functional skills.
  • Provide crisis intervention and support to students and staff.
  • Seek input and maintain effective communication with classroom teams and outside entities.
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals to meet the needs of individual students in the classroom milieus.

MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS –

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

MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS –

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
  • Master’s degree in behavior science.
  • At least five years of experience working with adolescence and young adults with self-injurious behaviors and other aggression including three years of practice as a BCBA in your area of expertise.
  • Therapeutic experience preferable.
  • Valid driving license, good driving record, vehicle insurance preferred.
  • 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

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

Medical Services AssistantDESCRIPTION – Works collaboratively with Host Home Providers, Family Care Givers, Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and Program Managers to assist in the efficient and prompt health care services for those served in Laradon’s Community Living Services (CLS) program. In addition will provide medical administrative support to all programs. Read More

DUTIES –

  • Act as a liaison and a positive ambassador for Laradon with cooperating medical facilities, hospitals, specialists and other service agencies.
  • Ensure medical files are in accordance with regulatory agencies and Laradon policies and procedures.
  • Create Medication Administration Records (MARs) for individuals based on current physician orders. Request current physician orders from medical facilities.
  • Record and track file information including protocols.
  • Maintain a strong sense of organization in order to positively support Laradon’s reputation.
  • Complete home visits to those individuals served in the CLS program.
  • Provide training, guidance and follow-up to ensure structured, relevant, and consistent training to Direct Support Professionals and identifies learning gaps and opportunities, taking appropriate actions to address.
  • Prepare individuals for examination including taking vitals.
  • Collect and prepare laboratory specimens.
  • Oversee medical supplies.
  • Other duties as required.

MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS –

  • High school graduate or equivalent. Certificate of graduation from an accredited program for Medical Assistants or willing to obtain.
  • Minimum two years’ experience as a medical assistant or nursing assistant.
  • Knowledge of and experience with intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Valid Colorado driving license, good driving record and reliable transportation.
  • Good customer service and people skills.
  • 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 complete training and perform physical management of individuals served as necessary, including physical restraints; ability to speak or exchange information in an audible manner.
  • Phlebotomy experience preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Salary Range: $13.25 to $21.46 an hour.Apply Now

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.