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.

Please download and complete the Laradon Employment Application. It can be faxed to (303) 296-4012 or emailed to Katie.romero@laradon.org

Educational Behavioral Support ProfessionalDESCRIPTION-Support students achieving their maximum potential by working with the Special Education Teacher to meet Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals, increase educationally acceptable behaviors and create a safe, positive learning environment.Read More

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES –

  • Implement, track and record IEP goals, behavior support plans, crisis intervention techniques and any other skill areas needing improvement.
  • Implement behavior support plans, crisis intervention techniques, and proactive/preventative techniques including physical management and positive reinforcement.
  • Provide supervision while actively engaging students.
  • Manage crisis according to established policies/procedures/guidelines.
  • Effectively communicate, collaborate and coordinate with team members.
  • Complete documentation according to procedures.
  • Maintain respect, dignity and confidentiality of students, staff and parents.
  • Maintain clean environment and be a positive role model to others.
  • 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.
  • QBS Inc., Behavioral Safety Training through High Severity II module.
  • 20 hours of on-the-job training.
  • MANE/IR.

MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS-

  • High School Diploma required. One or more years’ experience working with children with developmental disabilities and/or emotional/behavioral disorders in an educational or instructional setting, preferred and be at least 21 years of age.
  • Ability to demonstrate patience, flexibility, strong communication skills and positive attitude.
  • Ability to be a Qualified Medication Administration Person, 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: $13.25 to 17.79 per hour.

Please download and complete the Laradon Employment Application. It can be faxed to (303) 296-4012 or emailed to Katie.romero@laradon.org

Laradon – Adult Services

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM MANAGER
DESCRIPTION – The Manager carries an assigned caseload of participants with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities served in Laradon’s Adult Residential Services Program. Program Managers are the backbone to ensuring participants living in host homes experience quality of life and continual upward development.Read More

DUTIES –

  • Provide training and support to host home providers.
  • Develop goals and programs for individuals in the program.
  • Support individuals needs relating to health and safety, medical and financial.
  • Attend meetings.
  • Maintain paperwork.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.

REQUIREMENTS –

  • BA in Human Services or related field or five years direct experience can be substituted for degree requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Have good problem-solving skills, a strong attention to detail and organized.
  • Experience with persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, meet deadlines and work well independently.
  • Must have a valid driving license with a good driving record and possess reliable transportation.
  • This position requires on call responsibilities on a rotating basis.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Apply Now

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.

Please download and complete the Laradon Employment Application. It can be faxed to (303) 296-4012 or emailed to Katie.romero@laradon.org

Laradon – Administration

Human Resources GeneralistDESCRIPTION-Drives and oversees a positive Human Resources culture via strategic Human Capital management.
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DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES –

  • Works collaboratively with supervisors on vision, culture and development of team by using effective talent management strategies.
  • Oversees recruiting process by helping to ensure right talent is in place with sense of urgency.
  • Works closely with employees to support Laradon’s values.
  • Oversee the training function to include identify needs, develop, conduct and evaluate training, participate in the onboarding process and coordinate outside resources.
  • Prepare new job descriptions, conduct job analyses and classification studies.
  • Identify and implement appropriate organization development strategies.
  • Administer workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance claims.
  • Manage all aspects of Family Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Provide oversight to ensure personnel files, records, systems and information is current, accurate and in accordance with generally accepted HR standards.
  • Utilize compensation surveys to make recommendations to keep Laradon’s pay, reward systems and benefits competitive.
  • Develop or refine LPMs pertaining to HR or other areas as required.
  • Ensure that HR policies, procedures and practices are executed consistently, fairly and in compliance with local, state and federal law.
  • Participate in the development of Laradon’s annual business plan and long-term strategic objectives.
  • Perform other additional duties, responsibilities and tasks as required.

MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS-

  • Requires on-going training and development in HR function.
  • Must ensure current knowledge of all HR trends and legal requirements.
  • Attend all training deemed mandatory by Laradon.

MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS-

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or other related field.
  • Professional Human Resources or Senior Professional Human Resources Certification or willing to obtain.
  • Four years human resources experience, knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of personnel policies and human resources management.
  • Two years management experience.
  • Operate basic Microsoft Office systems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people and maintain effective working relationships with all employees including utilizing conflict resolution 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 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: $35,000 to 55,000 annually.

Please download and complete the Laradon Employment Application. It can be faxed to (303) 296-4012 or emailed to Katie.romero@laradon.org

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.