Lifeskills Program Aide - Immediate Hire - Buckeye

Job ID
Business Unit
Desert Choice Schools
Behavior Technician


Desert Choice Schools (, a Learn It Family of Companies division (, is a certified K -12 Private Day School approved by the Arizona Department of Education to provide Special Education Services for the following disability categories: Autism (A), Emotional Disability (ED), Mild Intellectual Disability (MIID), Moderate Intellectual Disability (MOID), Other Health Impaired (OHI), Specific Learning Disability (SLD), and Speech-Language Impairment (SLI).


Desert Choice Schools utilizes a highly-structured, school-wide Positive Behavioral Supports program that teaches students Academic, Social/Emotional Problem-Solving and Strategies. All DCS teachers and support staff are trained in a unique methodology that assists students with maintaining Positive Choice-Making.


As an Program Aide, you'll be a part of a school-based special education team. You'll provide assistance to the teacher in the implementation of  student individualized programs. You will be supported by a mentor and an on-site administrator.


What you'll need:

  • High School Diploma required; college degree preferred
  • Your current Arizona DPS Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card is required
  • RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) Certification preferable
  • 1-2 years' experience working with children in a special needs education setting
  • Ability to collaborate and receive feedback, mentoring and direction from peers and supervisors
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining a professional and clinical perspective at all times.
  • Demonstrated experience using physical ability and dexterity to safely and effectively use Crisis Management Interventions (including the use of therapeutic holds) of all involved (e.g. self, student, other employees
  • Assist with toileting and feeding need
  • Preform duties as determined by the team which can include daily living skills, behavioral intervention, and maintaining students daily schedule.
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds

What we provide you:
Desert Choice Schools/Learn It Systems provides a competitive compensation, paid training, comprehensive benefits plan, 401(k), tuition assistance, paid holidays and Personal Time Off.


Desert Choice Schools/Learn It Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be presently eligible to work in the United States.



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