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. Since 1993, Root for Kids has provided over 16,000 families with the extra help they need to navigate challenges and ensure that every child in our community has the skills they need to excel in school and in life. We help provide education and nurturing support to create an environment for optimal growth and development for each child.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Root for Kids seeks a dynamic, self-directing individual for the position of Speech-Language Pathologist to join our Early Intervention team providing services to infants and toddlers and their families in individual and group settings.

  • Requires a license to conduct Speech/Language therapy in the State of Utah, with a license in Arizona a plus.
  • Root for Kids can provide supervision for obtaining CCCs. Full Time position with a somewhat flexible schedule.
  • Will provide instruction and information to parents in a home visit model as prescribed by the Individual Family Service Plan.
  • Conduct standardized, criterion referenced and observational assessments to determine eligibility and functioning of referred children.
  • Coordinate and monitor the timely delivery of identified evidence-based Speech Therapy services.
  • Collaborate and team with IFSP team members, including the family.
  • Requires the ability keep accurate and timely records and some data entry.
  • Must pass a background check with fingerprints.
  • Requires a person to have full mobility, be able to lift 20 lbs., hear and speak clearly.
  • This is a home visit program that requires reliable transportation and a valid driver license to travel to home visits.
  • Salary-Negotiable
  • Full Time position with a somewhat flexible schedule. Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability, HSA or FSA, PTO, paid vacation and holidays, as well as a 403(b) retirement option with a generous employer match. Student loan payment assistance available.

Interested parties should email their resume to mclayburn@rootforkids.org. Call at (435) 673-5353 x 122

Early Head Start Family Support Specialist 

Root for Kids Early Head Start program seeks a dynamic, self-motivated individual to provide instructional and developmental activities for children ages birth to three, pregnant women, and their families in home-based and group settings. This position requires a good understanding of child development, as well as the ability to conduct home visits and work in partnership with families.

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a CDA or an Associate degree related to early education, child development or health services.
  • Must also have good communication skills, both oral and written. Responsible for conducting ongoing assessment of children’s development, providing information and resources to parents and helping families access community resources.
  • Requires good computer skills to enter data and keep records regarding home visit compliance.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and will be required to pass a background check with fingerprints.
  • Must have reliable transportation to conduct home visits, with company reimbursed mileage.
  • Requires full mobility and the ability to speak and hear clearly, with reasonable accommodations made for those with disabilities.
  • Full time, somewhat flexible hrs. $16.50 per hour dependent on education and experience. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, personal/sick time, paid vacation & holidays. 403(b) retirement option with employer match. Education assistance for eligible employees.

Email resume to mclayburn@rootforkids.org or call (435) 673-5353 x122 for more information.

Developmental Specialist

Root for Kids seeks a dynamic individual to provide instructional and developmental activities for children with special needs, ages birth to three in home-based and group settings.

Job Description

  • Will conduct assessments of children in all domains, plan and conduct weekly home visits for children and their parents, track child’s progress, and gather data to inform decisions about individualized instruction.
  • $16.50 per hour
  • Full Time, some-what flexible hrs. some evenings.
  • Excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, and life. PTO and paid vacation & holidays. 403(b) retirement option with a generous employer match.
  • Requires a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Family Services, Health Services or a related field.
  • 2 + years experience working in an early intervention program preferred.
  • Must obtain an employer paid CSPD (BabyWatch) credential following hire.
  • This job requires good record keeping and data entry skills.
  • Requires a person with full mobility, the ability to see, hear and speak, and lift up to 20 lbs. Accommodations can be made as necessary.
  • Applicants will be required to pass a background check and e-verification.
  • Requires a current driver license and reliable transportation to conduct home visits.

Send resume to mclayburn@rootforkids.org

Americorps Volunteer

Root for Kids seeks a dynamic, organized, self directing individual to work as an Americorp Volunteer for our organization. The volunteer will assist with home visits to families, providing health information, emotional support, and encouragement.

  • Great benefit package includes a living stipend of $25,000 for the year distributed bi-monthly
  • An Eli Segal Education award in the amount of $6,495 upon completion of service
  • Postponement of eligible student loans
  • Up to $170 per month for health insurance premium reimbursement (to include dental)
  • Child care assistance if eligible
  • Professional development and training.
  • Must be at least 18 yrs old and have a minimum of a high school diploma.
  • Must commit to approximately 1700 hours of service— approximately 33 hours per week for 52 weeks (one year) with a somewhat flexible schedule that may include some evenings and Saturdays.
  • Required to attend a 3-5 day orientation.
  • Requires good communication skills, good computer skills including some data entry, and the ability to build relationships with people.
  • Bilingual English-Spanish is a Plus.
  • Experience in Early Childhood Development preferred.
  • Must pass a background check with fingerprints and be legal to work in the USA.
  • Must be fully mobile, able lift 20 pounds, to see, hear and speak clearly, with reasonable accommodations made for those with disabilities.
  • Must be willing to travel to home visits or to community organizations.

Email Resume with Cover Letter to Malynne Clayburn at mclayburn@rootforkids.org or to Kallie Stewart at kstewart@rootforkids.org

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

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