Employment Opportunities - Root for Kids

Employment Opportunities

Be a Part of a Team That Makes a Difference

Root for Kids is a non-profit organization located in Southern Utah that provides support for children and families in need of extra care. We help provide education and nurturing support to create an environment for optimal growth and development for each child.

“I am grateful to be part of a team that works together to help children and families in the community. The best part of my job is the relationships I have been able to develop with the families I work with”.

Current Openings

Speech-Language Pathologist

We are seeking a dynamic individual for the position of Speech-Language Pathologist to work with infants and toddlers and their families in individual and group settings.


  • Master’s Degree in Communications Disorders preferred, CFY accepted.
  • License to do speech therapy in the state of Utah required. An additional license for Arizona is a plus. Can provide supervision for obtaining a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Maintain Baby Watch Early Intervention credential as mandated by the State of Utah Department of Health (can be obtained during employment).
  • Demonstrated ability to engage families to build partnerships for providing services to children.
  • Requires the ability to keep accurate and timely records, basic computer skills and some data entry.
  • Ability to sit, stand, stoop, bend, walk, talk, hear, use hands to grip, reach with hands and arms, walk on uneven surfaces, and climb stairs with ease. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Ability to drive and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Reliable transportation to conduct home visits throughout the county.


  • Full-time with a somewhat flexible schedule.
  • Terrific benefit package including paid vacation and holidays, plus PTO. Employer paid health benefits that include medical, dental, vision, life and disability, as well as a 403(b) retirement option with generous employer match.
  • Student loan payment assistance available for related Master’s or Doctorate degree.
  • Opportunity to live in a beautiful area with a moderate climate for all types of recreational activity.

Major Functions

  • Conducts standardized, criterion referenced and observational assessments of children’s communication, articulation, oral motor and feeding development.
  • With the family, identifies skills to target for instruction and identifies each child’s strengths, preferences and interests to engage the child in active learning.
  • Assists in the development of Individualized Family Service Plans.
  • Embeds instruction within and across routines, activities and environments to provide relevant learning opportunities.
  • Use coaching or consultation strategies with primary caregivers to facilitate positive adult-child interactions and instruction intentionally designed to promote child learning and development.

Pre-School Teacher 

We are seeking a dependable and self-motivated person who really cares about very young children and understands their needs.

  • Part-time, some-what flexible hrs.
  • Benefits include some paid holiday and vacation time following 60 days of hire, as well as education assistance for those pursuing a related degree.
  • Will assist in the preparation of weekly lesson plans as well as the set up of daily classroom and playground experiences based on the interests of the children.
  • Some paperwork and observation of children.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Requires passing a background check and eVerification.
  • Must be physically able to meet the requirements of the job, including the ability to lift 20 lbs.
  • Starting wage ranges from $10.00 to $12.58 per hr. based on education.

If you have any questions, contact us at employment@rootforkids.org or call Root for Kids (435) 673-5353 x122.