“Safe & Sound” Assistant Teachers Needed

“Safe & Sound” Assistant Teachers Needed

Do you have a passion to help others and work with children in your community? Do you want to turn your passion into a career? We need you to come and help us to grow! The YWCA Safe & Sound Childcare is seeking loving and energetic Full-Time and Part-Time Assistant Teachers for all levels: preschoolers, toddlers and school aged children. These positions are located at our Family Center, which provides emergency shelter and transitions children and families in more permanent housing. This is a PERFECT opportunity for individuals who want to work with children. Join us and see what it’s like to work for a FIVE STAR Step-up to quality organization!

Infant –                         Full-time/Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

School Age – Part-time/School year: (25 hours per week); Monday-Friday

Toddler –       Full-time/Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm



  • Assist the lead classroom teacher in the care and nurturing of students to ensure a safe and welcoming environment in a licensed child care classroom.
  • Implement classroom lesson plans based on the individual needs and interests of each child – serve as a “play partner” to our children!
  • Responsible for duties of the lead teacher in their absence, including completion of lesson plans, child care assessments, classroom documentation and communication.
  • Assist lead teacher in ensuring classroom meets all Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Child Care licensing rules and Step-Up to Quality Standards.
  • Create and actively maintain registry through the Ohio Professional Development Network.
  • Obtain and maintain training in First Aid, CPR, Child Abuse Recognition, Communicable Diseases and all required training certifications. YWCA Columbus will pay for your training!


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) or higher
  • Minimum of a Child Care Professional level two on the Ohio Professional Development Network
  • Certification in First Aid, CPR, Communicable Disease, and Child Abuse Recognition
  • Must be able to recognize and act upon any hazard to a child’s safety and well-being
  • Desire to further the mission of YWCA Columbus: To eliminate racism and empower women

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum one year experience working with children in a classroom setting
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Strong understanding of ODJFS Licensing Regulations
  • Strong understanding of Step Up to Quality, and Head Start Policies and Procedures
  • Passionate about making a life-changing, social-emotional impact on children & families at YWCA Family Center homeless shelter



  • Work in an environment where you can impact the lives of others each and every day
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance to eligible individuals
  • Retirement Plan and 401k for eligible employees
  • Discounted child care for your children
  • Join a team of dedicated professionals who genuinely care about the people they serve

Posting Open until filled

Email resumes to careers@ywcacolumbus.org.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@ywcacolumbus.org

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