Find your work family and make a difference in the world!

We are proud of our family-like culture and our priority to give back to our staff. If you are passionate about helping people with developmental disabilities, then join our L.I.F.E. Family!


As our CEO says we believe in taking care of those that take care of our consumers. We provide extensive benefits and staff appreciation and we love having fun together! We promote a wellness culture and won 2nd place in the Phoenix Business Journal’s Healthiest Employer competition. We have our 8 pillars to help define our culture.


The following are center-based benefits. Eligibility may vary by length of employment and position. More position-specific benefits are listed in our Open Positions ads.

  • New Year’s Day (1/1)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (3rd Monday in Jan.)
  • President’s Day (3rd Monday in Feb.)
  • Spring Day/Good Friday
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Juneteenth (6/19)
  • Independence Day (7/4, observance varies)
  • Labor Day (first Monday in Sept.)
  • Veteran’s Day (11/11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in Nov.)
  • Black Friday (Friday after Thanksgiving Day)
  • Christmas Day (12/25)
  • 2 Weeks of Paid Time Off (3 weeks after completion of 2 years)
  • Spring | Fall | Winter breaks (paid after completion of 3 years) 
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid leave to eligible employees for family- and medical-related absences. LIFE pays 50% salary for up to 11 weeks.
  • Health Insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Stay healthy, earn rewards, fun outings  
  • Wellness program, ShareCare through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Wellness challenges through L.I.F.E. with prizes
  • We won 2nd place in the Phoenix Business Journals Healthiest Employer competition!
  • SupportLinc- Provides free counseling, seminars, text therapy, wellness apps, and other assistance
  • Each department has flexible work options that vary by position. Potential options may include Work From Home/Anywhere days and the ability to vary working hours when needed.
  • LIFE makes matching contributions equal to 100% of your elective deferrals, up to 2% of compensation. 


  • Continuing education annual allotment for licensed/certified staff
  • Discounts on degrees through partnership with Cappella University
  • As a nonprofit 501c-3, LIFE may qualify you for student loan forgiveness. 
  • Performance bonuses are available in each department. Bonus criteria and amount vary by role.
  • Bonus provided in December (depending on organizational profitability). Bonus determined by length of employment and compensation rate.
  • Certain positions (e.g., therapists) provide paid administrative time and paid cancelations.

Staff Appreciation and Fun

Check out our All Call Playlist for more videos!

Every month we hold an all-staff celebration (“All Call”) which includes games with volunteers from our different departments and special announcements including employees of the month, birthdays, and work anniversaries.

Everyone celebrating a birthday receives a special gift and cupcakes are provided for all staff.

Each month an outstanding staff member from each department is awarded Employee of the Month. They receive a certificate, gift, personalized parking space for the month, and recognition in our gathering room and on our Staff Portal.

We provide our staff with free work shirts of varying color and style from the start of employment and every 6 months. Everyone also receives a free department spirit shirt and we have StateFortyEight shirts available for purchase.

During Football season we give special football snacks every Monday and staff can wear their team shirt. We also raffle off sports tickets throughout the year.

Throughout the year we hold seasonal fun events for our staff like our annual Easter Egg Hunt.

We hold a number of annual company events including our Run, Walk, and Roll (Feb), Phoenix Zoo Trip(Feb), Spring Fling(Mar/Apr), Casino Night(Nov), and Christmas Festival (Dec). Staff are invited to join in the festivities.

Check out our TikTok Challenge Playlist for more videos!

We can be silly! Check out a few of our recent Tik Tok challenges.

NOTE: To see more about the fun we have at L.I.F.E., follow us on Facebook and Instagram!


We strive to establish a culture of wellness at L.I.F.E. We promote the wellness program within our company health insurance plan as well as provide wellness challenges with prizes for all staff. We have an employee assistance program, SupportLinc, that provides extensive support including free counseling. We also provide extensive time off to prevent burn-out and help our staff succeed in work-life balance.

This year we won second place in Phoenix Journal’s Healthiest Employer competition! Check out the article.

Our Culture Pillars

1. Work Environment

  • Family matters
  • Take care of those that take care of our consumers
  • Acceptance of change
  • Celebrate and honor the holiday seasons
  • Promote humility in management style
  • Nurture a positive atmosphere

2. Honesty and Integrity

  • Transparency
  • Be above reproach
  • Follow best practice
  • Open-door policy
  • Solution-focused problem solving

3. Whole Person Approach

  • Social and emotional wellbeing
  • Cognition support
  • Educational needs
  • Family support
  • Total Communication
  • Accessibility and independence
  • Continuum of Care- preschool-adulthood

4. Collaboration

  • Community is priority – all aspects of care working cohesively
  • Transdisciplinary – all team members working together for the benefit of the consumer
  • Team- means families and professionals

5. Eclectic in our Approach

  • Flexibility of thought- never just one way
  • Individualized programming
  • Promote diversity and acceptance of interventions
  • Support team’s professional values

6. Services Accessible to All

  • Not for profit
  • Variety of funders
  • Services not based on ability to pay
  • Pro bono services
  • Scholarships
  • Community partnerships

7. Professional Growth

  • Training and development for staff
  • Promote from within
  • Rely upon internal expertise
  • Incentives
  • Encourage and expect continued learning
  • Promote internships and community learning projects
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Faith and trust in our staff
  • Equity and fairness

8. Dreamers

  • Embrace organic growth
  • Stay relevant to our community
  • Current in our practices
  • Collaborative
  • Remain open-minded
  • Creative in our approach to care
  • Solution-focused problem solvers
  • Forward thinkers


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