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Summer Camp Jobs with YWCA Columbus

YWCA Columbus is HIRING NOW for the 2022 Summer Kids Place Summer Program! We are looking for awesome people to help us staff our Kids Place centers, which provide before and after-school child care programs during the school year and fun, engaging care programs in the summer. Kids Place centers are located at elementary schools in Westerville, Gahanna, and Columbus.

· ALL are welcome to apply

· GREAT job for students on summer break or people with limited availability

· Opportunity to continue working throughout the school year, we operate year-round

· NOW hiring high school students aged 17 and older

We offer flexible part-time 10-25 hours per week schedules. We even offer options for you to just sub occasionally whenever it fits your schedule! This is a PERFECT opportunity for individuals who want to work with children!

We offer hours between 7am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-6pm, with flexibility with days of the week and hours within those shift ranges. The summer program begins in May, but we also have positions starting immediately! Tell us what you’re looking for, we want to work with YOUR schedule!


· Responsible for care and engagement of children in grades K-5 in award-winning before and after school programs.
· Help children with activities centered around art, science, technology and math, physical activities, and homework assistance.
· You may participate in activities such as organized group games and both indoor and outdoor play.

Why work for YWCA Kids Place:

· Jobs for staff 17 years and older

· Free summer camp and after-school care offered for your children!

· Competitive pay starting at $14/hour

· Part-time, flexible schedules

· Fun work environment

· Hands-on experience

· Paid training and professional development

These positions require the successful completion of a fingerprint background check and a drug test. COVID vaccination is required for employment. Vaccination must be completed within the first 30 days of employment.

Control your schedule! This is a job that gives you the flexibility to work around your life, not live around your work. Apply today for this one-of-a-kind opportunity!!!


  • Work in an environment where you can impact the lives of others each and every day
  • We pay for you to maintain licensed training in First Aid, CPR, Child Abuse Recognition, Communicable Diseases and all required certifications
  • 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
Apply Now

Teacher helpingWhy YWCA Children’s Programs?

YWCA Columbus seeks career-driven professionals who value the importance of being a positive role model for all children, including the most vulnerable. We hire high-quality staff and provide extensive orientations, free ongoing professional development, support, and evaluation.

Our childcare programs build consistency between home and school. We work to communicate with parents, school staff, and children to develop reliable strategies for academic success and behavior management and support. Through our close partnerships with schools, we provide choice-based learning emphasizing social emotional development, reading, STEAM as well as physical development. Additionally, we provide a trauma informed environment where children can be successful, involved learners.

Our educators maintain ODJFS Step Up to Quality standards and training requirements of up to 30 hours of professional development each year. YWCA Columbus encourages staff members to model what it looks like to be a life-long learner by supporting training efforts and professional development interests.

More About Our YWCA Columbus Programs

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Safe & Sound

The YWCA Safe & Sound Child Care Center, housed at the Family Center since October 2005, is a state licensed five-star Step Up to Quality-rated program. We provide high-quality care and education to homeless children six weeks to 13 years of age as their parents spend their day searching for employment and permanent housing. Homelessness comes with a lot of transition and exposure to traumatic-related events that cause children to be delayed in their development and learning. We provide trauma-informed care in an environment that focuses on the child’s social and emotional needs.

Our staff have more than 50 years of combined experience in the early childhood field. Most staff have a degree or possess a CDA Credential. To further support their professional growth, staff attend 30 hours of training every two years as well as participate in staff professional development days several times per year. Click here to learn more about YWCA Family Center.

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Kids Place

YWCA Kids Place has more than 30 years of experience providing affordable, dependable, high-quality, year-round child care for families in the Gahanna and Westerville school districts. Our programs are conveniently located in your child’s elementary school to promote consistency and continuity for your child’s transition from school to Kids Place.

Kids Place educators are expected to maintain ODJFS standards and training requirements, as well as complete Step Up to Quality-approved professional development hours. YWCA Columbus encourages staff members to model what it looks like to be a life-long learner by supporting training efforts and professional development interests. Click here to learn more about YWCA Kids Place.