Childcare Assistant


POSTING DATE:   January 25, 2023 – February 8, 2023 (or until filled)

POSITION:  Childcare Assistant – Wilma Valentine Childcare

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Graduate. Ohio Department of Education Aide Permit or willingness to obtain (the Board of DD will provide guidance in obtaining the permit if needed). Successful completion of a physical, BCI/FBI background check and multiple database background checks as defined by ODODD Rule 5123-2-02.  Must be physically capable to lift, carry, and move children in a safe manner.


  • Assist in the daily personal care of children enrolled in the childcare program.  This includes diapering, rest-rooming, lifting and moving children aged 3 thru 6.
  • Implement and modify plans for children related to their individual needs.
  • Assist in keeping records and documentation.
  • Maintain discipline and child accountability on school/childcare grounds and on excursions in the community.
  • Assist in developing and implementing instructional and recreational activities and daily routines for children.
  • Interact and communicate with families at arrival and dismissal to assist with transition.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment.
  • Maintain professional ethics in keeping with the confidentiality of information and materials.    
  • Demonstrate support of the program philosophy, policies, and procedures. 
  • Complete all needed training for maintaining Step-Up-To-Quality (SUTQ) standards and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Educational Aide Permit requirements.

HOURS:    Full-time, year-round position. Wilma Valentine Childcare operates weekdays between the hours of 5:30am and 5:30pm. This position works Monday through Friday – 7.5 hours per day/37.5 hours per week. (Actual shift hour options will be discussed during the interview process).

COMPENSATION:   Starting pay range is between $11.15 to $13.50 per hour based on experience. Benefits include Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS); medical, dental, vision and life insurance; paid sick, vacation, and personal leave.  Eleven paid Federal Holidays and extended holiday periods in July and December.

CONTACT:   To be considered, please notify the Board of DD of your interest via cover letter & resume and/or electronic application:

1.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Lisa Brady @ Shelby County Board of DD, 1200 S. Childrens Home Rd., Sidney, OH  45365;

2.  Visit, click on EMPLOYMENT, click on APPLY ONLINE TODAY, complete the information in full and submit electronically to the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider