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.

Infant & Toddler Teacher 

Root for Kids is seeking a dependable 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 work as part of a team in caring for children, the preparation of weekly lesson plans, and the set up of daily classroom and playground experiences.
  • Some paperwork and observation of children.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Must obtain a Child Development Associate Certification if hired.
  • Requires passing a background check and e-Verification.
  • Must be able to stoop, stand, bend, walk, talk, hear, use hands to grip, reach with hands and arms, walk on uneven surfaces, climb stairs with ease, and lift 20 lbs., with accommodations made for those with disabilities.
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking is a plus.
  • Starting wage ranges from $10.00 to $12.58 per hr. based on education.

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

Occupational Therapist

Root for Kids in St. George, Utah seeks a dynamic individual for the position of
Occupational Therapist to join our Early Intervention team and to work with infants and toddlers and their families in individual and group settings.


Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, and a license to do speech therapy in the state of Utah required. Additional license for Arizona is a plus. We can provide training and mentorship to new graduates.


  • Full-time with a somewhat flexible schedule
  • Excellent 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. Must have reliable transportation to conduct home visits. 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.

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