Job Description

Description

Lauren’s Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) is a non-profit organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities in the East Valley in an all-inclusive pediatric therapy center, day treatment center, and private school. We are currently looking for Teachers that support our mission and vision to treat our clients with love and respect and treat each client as a whole.

L.I.F.E. prides itself in our interdisciplinary team approach, combining the vast educations and resources of our staff to provide the best possible treatments to our consumers. At our facility, you will have the opportunity to work closely with our therapists (PT, OT, SLP, and Music), as well as our ABA department and other trained providers.  Our classrooms utilize technology and adaptive equipment to accommodate our students needs to better serve them cognitively, socially, and emotionally.  Curriculum and supporting materials are provided by L.I.F.E.

If you are a fun-loving, hard-working, compassionate person and are passionate about working with clients with disabilities, we would like to meet you! We are currently interviewing candidates for full-time positions in all levels of experience. 

 

L.I.F.E. Teachers:

  • Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multisensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
  • Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social development.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Attend weekly meetings and must be willing to collaborate with other members of the treatment team.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Performs all duties in a safe and prudent manner as directed by the clinical directors.

 

At L.I.F.E. we pride ourselves on our robust benefits package.  Work life balance is critical in the education field, where burnout is a regular occurrence.  A few of the benefits and intangibles we offer are:

Benefits and Intangibles

  • Group health insurance
  • 401K/Roth retirement plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuing education and training
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Spring, Fall and Winter Break
  • Summer Break
  • Budget for classroom needs
  • Low student to teacher ratio
  • Behavior support
  • Trauma informed care facility, which includes a tap-in/out policy

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and be aware of surroundings. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; run; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to push items of 50 pounds; such as pushing children on a bike or moving/rearranging furniture. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.

Monday - Friday. 

Salary: $32,000 to 57,000, DOE

 

Skills/ Requirements

Skills & Requirements:

  • Self-motivated, possess high energy, and good moral character.
  • Teaching Certification
  • Experience working with children with special needs.
  • Experience working in special education classrooms preferred.

Special Knowledge& Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Windows; clinical assessment and documentation; strong communication and presentation skills/ability to professionally promote direct support services.

 

Skills / Requirements

Skills & Requirements:

  • Self-motivated, possess high energy, and good moral character.
  • Teaching Certification
  • Experience working with children with special needs.
  • Experience working in special education classrooms preferred.

Special Knowledge& Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Windows; clinical assessment and documentation; strong communication and presentation skills/ability to professionally promote direct support services.