Job Description

Fun-loving, hardworking, compassionate people with a sincere heart for helping people with disabilities and their families should consider a position in our L.I.F.E. Academy as a Lead Teacher at Lauren’s Institute For Education.

At L.I.F.E., we take pride in our team approach.  By combining the educational backgrounds and expertise of ALL our staff, we are able to provide the best possible treatments and education for our consumers.  All members of our incredible team are valued for who they are and the impact they have on those they serve.

RATE: $44,000 - $70,000 Annually

Commitment Bonus of a range of $1000.00 - $2500.00 to be distributed 25% at 3 and 6 months and 50% after one year depending on the certification level of the applicant.  

As a Lead Teacher working with our students, you can expect a typical day to include:

  • Leading instruction in academic subjects using a variety of techniques.
  • Using special education strategies to aid in the development of your students’ skills and abilities.
  • Establishing clear objectives for your lessons, units, and projects.
  • Teaching socially acceptable behavior.
  • Updating parents and guardians on their child’s progress.
  • Maintaining records and preparing reports on your students and activities.
  • Attending weekly meetings and collaborating with other members of the treatment team.

Unlike other schools, L.I.F.E. Academy maintains a low student-to-instructor ratio and has extensive support from specialty therapists and behavior analysts.

L.I.F.E. provides a robust benefits package, including:

  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Eight Days of PTO
  • Spring | Fall | Winter breaks
  • Summer Vacation
  • Classroom needs budget
  • Health | Vision | Dental
  • Wellness Program
  • 401K/Roth Retirement Plans
  • Performance and longevity bonuses
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee appreciation activities
  • This equates to an added 15%-20% in total compensation through potential benefits

Lauren’s Institute For Education (L.I.F.E.) is a non-profit organization serving people with disabilities in Gilbert, AZ in an all-inclusive transdisciplinary treatment center.

"Working together to empower people through extraordinary services for developmental disabilities."

Important Notes


  • Current Arizona license
  • Highly motivated and flexible personality
  • Strong desire to teach and learn from peers
  • Compassionate and passionate about working with people with disabilities
  • CPR/First Aid/Article 9/Fingerprint Clearance
  • Understanding of Social Skill Deficits 
  • Understanding of Developmental Milestones 
  • Understanding of Maladaptive Behaviors 

Preferred experience working in special education settings.

Lead Teacher must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Commitment Bonus of a range of $1000.00 - $2500.00 to be distributed 25% at 3 and 6 months and 50% after one year depending on the certification level of the applicant.