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.

Executive Secretary

Root for Kids seeks a dynamic, organized, self directing individual to provide high-level administrative support to the CEO/Management team. Requires experience in handling secretarial duties and managing large amounts of schedules, calendars, travel arrangements, logistics, and files. Must be able to research and prepare information and reports, handle confidential information, provide supervision to other staff, and provide general organization and support to the team.

  • Full-time, some-what flexible hrs. May require working occasional evenings.
  • Excellent benefits include medical, dental, vision, personal/sick, life, disability, paid vacation & holidays, and a 403(b) retirement option with an excellent employer match.
  • Minimum of an Associate degree in office management, communications, administrative assistant, business administration or related field required, with a Bachelor’s preferred. Professional certification in office management a plus.
  • Must have 3-5 years of experience in mid-to senior-level office administration, business management, or related field.
  • Must be proficient in computer skills, including the Microsoft Office Suite, and have excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Bilingual/bi-literate English and Spanish is a plus. Applicants must be legal to work in the US and pass a background check with fingerprints.
  • Must adhere to required health evaluations and immunizations, including COVID vaccination.
  •  Must have a current driver’s license.
  • Requires the ability to speak, hear, full mobility and ability to lift 20 lbs, with accommodations made for those with disabilities.
  • Starting wage from $15.00 per hour.

To apply, please email your resume and employment application to mclayburn@rootforkids.org or pick up an application at our site located at 2044 S Mesa Palms Drive – St. George, UT 84770.

Child Development Center Teacher 

Root for Kids is seeking a dependable person to work as part of a team in a child development center, teaching and caring for children ages birth to 4 yrs old. Must be someone who really cares about very young children and their outcomes.

  • Part-time, some-what flexible hrs.
  • Benefits include some paid holiday and vacation time, as well as education assistance for those pursuing a related degree.
  • Job requires the preparation of age appropriate daily lesson plans, and the set up of daily classroom and playground experiences.
  • Continuous interaction with children required to assess children’s health, development and social well being.
  • Requires some paperwork and basic computer skills.
  • A degree in Early Childhood Development or a related field is preferred, or a willingness to obtain a Child Development Associate Certification after hire for applicants who do not already have a degree is accepted.
  • Requires passing a background check and e-Verification.
  • Applicants must be legal to work in the US and pass a background check with fingerprints.
  • Must adhere to required health evaluations and immunizations, including COVID vaccination.
  • This position needs a person who is fully mobile, able to speak and hear and able to lift up to 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 and employment application to mclayburn@rootforkids.org or pick up an application at our site located at 2044 S Mesa Palms Drive – St. George, UT 84770.

Family Advocate and General Support Specialist | Bi-lingual English/Spanish

Root for Kids seeks a dynamic, organized, self directing individual to serve as a Family Advocate to the Early Head Start program and provide general support to the Health Services team.

  • Full-time, some-what flexible hrs. May require working occasional evenings.
  • Excellent benefits include medical, dental, vision, personal/sick, life, disability, paid vacation & holidays, and a 403(b) retirement option with an excellent employer match.
  • Requires minimum of an Associate degree in early child development, or a related field. Education benefit for those going to school or paying graduate student loans.
  • Conducts developmental screenings for enrolled children and holds bi-annual Parent-Teacher conferences with parents to discuss their children’s progress Sets up children’s medical records and contacts medical providers to obtain children’s current medical records.
  • Assists with health clinics including dental, vision and hearing screens.
  • Provides translation for Spanish speaking families.
  • Transports parents and children to health events.
  • Assists with group socializations and other Early Head Start and Root for Kids events.
  • Applicants must be legal to work in the US and pass a background check with fingerprints.
  • Must adhere to required health evaluations and immunizations, including COVID vaccination.
  • Must have a current driver’s license.
  • Requires the ability to speak, hear, full mobility and ability to lift 20 lbs, with accommodations made for those with disabilities.
  • Starting wage from $14.00 per hour.

To apply, please email your resume and employment application to mclayburn@rootforkids.org or pick up an application at our site located at 2044 S Mesa Palms Drive – St. George, UT 84770.

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

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