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.

Bilingual Health Services Assistant

Root for Kids seeks a dynamic, self-directing individual to serve as Health Services Assistant.

  • This position requires a person who has excellent bilingual Spanish/English communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Will provide general support to the Health Services team, maintain health files on children and pregnant women, and transport enrolled families to medical/dental visits and to other health events.
  • Must be able to provide translation for Spanish speaking families and have a valid driver license to transport families.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and will be required to pass a background check with fingerprints.
  • Requires ability to do some data entry.
  • Experience in a medical environment or translating medical information is a plus.
  • Must be fully mobile, able to lift 20 lbs and able to see and hear. Accommodations made for those with disabilities.
  • Pay is $14.25/hr. Part Time position with somewhat flexible hours, paid vacation & holidays, education benefit for those pursing their undergraduate degree.

To apply, please email resume to mclayburn@rootforkids.org or call (435) 673-5353 ex. 122 for more information.

 

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. $15.00 to $15.50 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.

Family Support Specialist– Hildale/Colorado City

Root for Kids (formerly The Learning Center for Families) seeks a dynamic, self-motivated individual to provide instructional and developmental activities for children ages birth to five, 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.

Job requirements:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a CDA or be working towards a 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, some-what flexible hrs. $14.40 per hour + excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, personal/sick time, paid vacation & holidays. 403(b) retirement option with employer match. Education assistance for eligible employees.

To apply, please email resume to mclayburn@rootforkids.org or call (435) 673-5353 ex. 122 for more information.

Administrative Assistant

Provide high-level administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer and Management team to assist with the daily executive operations of Root for Kids. Handle secretarial duties, confidential information, research and prepare information and reports, provide general organization and material preparation. Schedule meetings and logistics and make travel arrangements for out of town events.

Primary Functions

  • Manage the calendar and schedule of events, meetings , luncheons, etc. for the CEO. Prevent over booking. Review daily calendar and text reminders as needed.
  • Review daily emails for the CEO. Determine those that need CEO attention and address those that do not.
  • Meet weekly with the CEO to discuss her events, projects and needs for the upcoming week
  • Handle the logistics for Board of Directors meetings and other meetings conducted by the CEO, including room scheduling, invitations, agendas, food and preparation of meeting materials.
  • Develop a yearly schedule and bi-monthly agendas for Management meeting. Send reminders and team invitations. Schedule room as needed.
  • Schedule and send out invitations through TEAMS to All Staff meetings, Directors Meetings, Strategic Planning meeting and other meetings as requested.
  • Take minutes of Board Meeting, Director meeting, All Staff meeting and other meetings as requested. Type minutes and distribute to stake holders. Archive minutes.
  • Maintain schedule for use of rooms for all meetings, home visits, interview, etc.
  • Organize travel logistics for the CEO and other RFK staff who are traveling off-site.
  • Put together binders, handouts, reports, invitations, letters and other materials for the CEO and Management team as requested.
  • Organize and maintain files and records as requested.
  • Take new hire pictures and make lanyards for staff.
  • Schedule weekly break room cleaning (when needed)
  • Set personal and professional boundaries, and adhere to ethics, including honesty, confidentiality, flexibility, resiliency, time management and dependability.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of an Associate degree business administration or related field. Bachelor’s preferred.
  • 3-5 years of prior experience in mid-to senior-level administration, business, management, or related field.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Ability to organize and manage large amounts of files, tasks, schedules, calendars and information. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills.
  • Self-directed and able to work without supervision.
  • Ability to concentrate on multiple problems and tasks.
  • Must pass a background check with fingerprints and E-Verify.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift 20 lbs, 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.
  • Must complete a health appraisal, a tuberculosis test and these required immunizations: Tdap, Covid, Hepatitis A and B. Accommodations for ADA and Title VII if needed.
  • Recognize symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health needs in yourself and access self-care or professional care resources.

Work Environment

Will work out of the main office. Needed technology and supplies are provided. Must accurately keep personal time sheet updated. This position may involve some travel for events, meetings, trainings or to meet other program requirements. Must have the ability to drive and maintain a valid driver’s license. Requires reliable transportation to travel when needed. Schedule is somewhat flexible around the needs of the CEO, Management team and your position.

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

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