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 Paraeducator 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: $17.50 - $20.00 DOE

$500 Commitment BONUS, 50% at 3 months, and 50% at 6 months

As a Paraeducator in our Pathways department, you can expect a typical day to include:

  • Helping students/consumers (Teens/Adults) aged 14 and older with their individualized goals under the direction of the Lead Teacher or Manager.
  • Assisting with communication with families.
  • Attending collaborative meetings.
  • Assisting in transitioning students to different environments within the campus.
  • Assisting with hygiene care, including bathroom needs.

Unlike other institutions, L.I.F.E. Pathways department maintains a low student/consumer to instructor ratio and has extensive support from specialty therapists and behavior analysts. This position may be placed in Pathways to Independence, Pathways to Employment, or Pathways to Adulthood, depending on where the need is greatest.

Global LIFE Benefits: (center-based) 

  • Be part of a team with an important mission to help people with disabilities  
  • 12 paid holidays (Paid after 90 days) 
  • 2 weeks of Paid Time Off (3 weeks after completion of 2 years) 
  • Spring | Fall | Winter breaks (paid after completion of 3 years) 
  • Health | Vision | Dental 
  • Wellness Program (stay healthy, earn rewards, discounts on insurance premiums) 
  • 401K/Roth Retirement Plans 
  • Performance and attendance bonuses 
  • Annual longevity bonuses based on organization profitability 
  • Employee Assistance Program (free counseling and other assistance) 
  • Professional development opportunities  
  • Inhouse trainings 
  • Discounts on degrees through partnership with Capella University  
  • Learn from different disciplines 
  • As a non-profit 501c-3, LIFE may qualify you for student loan forgiveness. 
  • Employee appreciation  
  • Birthday gift, monthly cupcakes for all staff  
  • Employment anniversary recognition every year, special gifts at 1, 3, 5, 10 and 15 years  
  • Employee of the month for each department. Recognition, gift, personalized parking space for the month 
  • All staff celebrations (close center, fun staff social activities) 
  • Monday football treats for all staff 
  • Free work shirts including a special department spirit shirt 
  • Beautiful 10-acre facility with multiple specialty environments 
  • Departmental budgets used to buy what staff want (e.g., food, ET, supplies) 
  • Partial Paid FMLA
  • This equates to an added 20 - 25% in potential benefits for total compensation.

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

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.

Important Notes


Ability to obtain (or already have)

  • Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Prevention and Support
  • Article 9

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must be 18 years of age or older.