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 15,000 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 in St. George, Utah seeks a dynamic individual for the position of
Speech/Language Pathologist to join our Early Intervention team and to work with infants and toddlers and their families in individual and group settings.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Speech/Language, and a license to do speech therapy in the state of Utah required. Additional license for Arizona is a plus. Can provide supervision for obtaining CCCs. Nurturing strong beginnings is our mission.

Benefits

  • Full Time with a somewhat flexible schedule
  • Terrific Benefit Package including paid vacation and holidays, plus PTO
  • 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
  • Opportunity to live in a beautiful area with moderate climate for all types of recreational activity

Requires the ability keep accurate and timely records, basic computer skills and some data entry. Starting salary negotiable dependent on experience.

Why Join Our Early Intervention Team

“The Early Intervention team at Root for Kids has the opportunity to use an interdisciplinary approach to treat the 0-3 population with a variety of delays and disorders. 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, as well as working with little ones in their home, where they are most comfortable”. – Kelli Reese, Speech Language Pathologist

To apply, please email your resume to employment@rootforkids.org.

Early Head Start Family Support Specialist

We are seeking a dynamic individual to provide instructional and developmental activities for children birth to three, pregnant women and their families in home-based and group settings.

Qualifications

  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.
  • Minimum of a Child Development Associate required.
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in early childhood development preferred.
  • Experience in conducting home visits and the ability to build strong partnerships with families a plus.
  • Applicants must have a good work ethic, including dependability and a pleasant attitude.
  • Requires good communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • There is a significant amount of paperwork and some data entry required.
  • 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.
  • Will need reliable transportation to conduct home visits throughout the county.
  • Applicants must pass a background check with fingerprints.

Benefits

  • Full-time with a somewhat flexible schedule.
  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, personal/sick, paid vacation & holidays.
  • 403(b) retirement option with excellent employer match.
  • Education Assistance for related degree.
  • Opportunity to live in a beautiful area with a moderate climate for all types of recreational activity.

Major Functions

  • Responsible for conducting ongoing assessment of children’s development and follow up on health requirements for children and pregnant women as indicated.
  • Responsible to assist families in accessing community resources

To apply, please email your resume to employment@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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