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Laradon Behavior Youth Specialist in Denver, Colorado

Do you want to make a difference in youths lives every day? Do you have a passion for supporting, developing, and empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities? Are you looking to work in a fulfilling and supportive work environment with ample opportunities to grow in your career?

If you answered yes, we think you?re going to like the opportunity we have below?

The Education Behavioral Support Professional will provide direct and supportive services to children and adolescents (10 classrooms) with developmental disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders receiving services in Laradon?s School.

How you will make a difference?

  • Work with students individually and in small groups to implement individualized support plans developed by behavioral specialists

  • Assist and guide students to reinforce reading, language arts, daily hygiene, computer instruction, work tasks, and other skills

  • Implement, track and record IEP goals, behavior support plans, crisis intervention techniques and any other skill areas needing improvement

  • Assist professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, assessments and work tasks

  • Effectively communicate, collaborate and work together with team members

  • Counsel and teach students important coping techniques and life skills

  • Track and collect data of behaviors of clients to help monitor positive behavior change

  • Participate and collaborate in meetings with other disciplines such as speech therapy, occupational therapy and applied behavior analysis on student success and safety

What you need to know?

  • Maintain a consistent schedule of 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri with 7 days off a year and 6-8 weeks of paid time off with school breaks and holidays

  • Our classrooms are small with no more than 8 students with a teacher to student ratio of 3:1

  • Starting pay is $15 an hour commensurate with experience and education

  • As Laradon is a small employer and employees work in a collaborative and team environment, our school employees must be physically present in the office to perform the different job functions. Additionally, as a service provider, our instructional methods under our services model require the work to be performed on campus.

  • Start date for this position will be early to mid January

What we offer you?

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • 401(k) + 4% Match

  • 6 ½ + weeks paid vacation time plus 7+ days of paid personal leave per year

  • Paid on-the job training

  • Development and internal promotion opportunities

  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive, and rewarding environment alongside other Laradon staff ? one where everyone is truly appreciated

  • CDC and CDPHE office protocols to ensure safety and welfare of all employees

  • Mon-Fri, 8am - 4pm

What we?re looking for from you?

  • Superstar communicator ? Able to communicate and listen well with youth, staff, parents and the community

  • Brains ? Bachelor?s degree in Human Services or related field and/or at least two years of experience with developmentally disabled children/youth with emotional/behavior disorders

  • Mindset ? Compassionate, caring, energetic, and flexible

  • Super strength - Able to exert/lift up to 50 pounds of force

  • Must be 21 years or older

Who we are?

Laradon was the first ever private, non-profit organization in the Rocky Mountain Region to offer support, education, and training to children with intellectually and developmentally disabled children. We have 15 person centered programs and provide; a training center for people seeking the opportunity to expand their work skills, a daycare, a school for children with special needs, and housing for people in need of a home.

We strive to be the best in our industry and have gained national recognition as an innovator of education and training services for children and adults with special needs. We help this incredible population realize their full potential, contribute to the community and become valued members of society. We are proud to be a Finalist in the Denver Metro Chamber Business Awards for Larger Non-Profit Organization of the Year.

Laradon staff work extremely hard and are challenged every day, but they play a key role in shaping youths wellbeing. If you genuinely care about providing youth with a sense of direction and hope, then you?ll get huge satisfaction from this role. Your influence will not only impact the lives of our youth but the community as a whole.

In order to provide high quality, culturally competent services to our individuals, students, guests and staff/employees, it is of highest importance that our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members ? regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, veteran status, religion, citizenship, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics ? should feel a sense of belonging and valued. We applaud everyone.

Laradon Values?

Integrity | Respect | Inclusion | Accountable | Empowerment