JOB OPENING: YWCA Child Care Teacher’s Assistant

Join a staff committed to empowering women, eliminating racism, and enriching lives for families in our community.

JOB TITLE: YWCA Child Care Teacher’s Assistant

REPORTS TO: Child Care Center Director

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Hourly, non-exempt. Part-time, flexible hours. Must be available during center operating hours 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: To assist directors and lead teachers in planning and implementing YWCA childcare programs.


  • High school education.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Have or obtain portable Washington State DEL background check – see note below.
  • Have or obtain current First Aid, CPR, AIDS/HIV, food handlers, and TB test cards– see note below.
  • Employment contingent upon passage of criminal background check.
  • Employment contingent upon a negative TB test.


  • Provide professional representation for the YWCA with parents and children in YWCA child care centers.
  • Embrace and espouse the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
  • Help facilitate activities and prepare and sets up supplies as needed.
  • Interact with children on an individual, small and large group level.
  • Insure the supervision, care, and safety of children at all times.
  • Complete necessary forms and documentation in a timely manner.
  • Prepare, serve, and clean up snacks and other meals if needed.
  • Assist in assuring sanitation standards meet all YWCA, State, and federal requirements.
  • Monitor daily health and behavior of children.
  • Set an example of conduct and personal habits.
  • Follow YWCA policies and procedures.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings.
  • Obtain and keep current First Aid, CPR, AIDS/HIV, food handlers, and TB test cards, as well as any other new requirements, including but not limited to DEL Portable Background check.


  • Ability to maintain the center at or above YWCA, community, state, and federal standards.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations with an outgoing, friendly, and welcoming manner.
  • Ability to develop a harmonious working relationship with supervisors, managers, employees, and the general public.
  • Flexible work style that can accommodate diverse needs of children, work interruptions, and crisis calls.
  • An open and creative mind that will be receptive to new and innovative ideas.
  • An ability to give and receive information effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to project a positive professional image of the YWCA to the community.
  • Ability to perform duties with considerable independence of action, decision making, and to make correct application of policies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and prioritize areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to do light to heavy lifting and have good physical health and endurance.
  • Ability to maintain a clean, safe, and visually pleasing atmosphere for children.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by a person assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  All or any portion of this job description is subject to elimination, modification or addition at any time at the direction of the YWCA.


SALARY RANGE: $9.47 – $10.50 per hour

BENEFITS*: YWCA Retirement Fund: 10% employer-paid with 4% match by fund;           employee may contribute up to 10%, after tax, in addition; eligible after working 1,000 hours in two twelve-month periods.

*This description of benefits is in summary only.  Plan documents are the final determinant of benefit details and eligibility.

WHAT ELSE:    Must have passion for working with children, energy and a positive attitude, and commitment to YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.


Submit a cover letter, resume and complete YWCA application to Tabitha Vance, Director, at My Friends’ House. If applying via email, it is advised that the applicant call to check if the file was received and not caught in spam filters.  YWCA is not responsible for documents lost in cyberspace.

You may also submit application materials in person at the YWCA, located at 213 S. First Ave. in Walla Walla

Download YWCA application



 It is the policy of the YWCA to consider all applications for employment equally without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, disability, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, ethnicity, income, veteran status, marital status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. The YWCA does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications.  All application materials for posted positions will be retained for one year from the date received.

 The purpose of this policy is to ensure that YWCA employment practices are equitable, consistently applied, in compliance with Federal and State laws, and in compliance with any contractual obligations set forth by our funding agencies, so long as those obligations are not superseded by said law.