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Substitute Early Childhood Educator

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children? Do you have a minimum of a high school diploma and at least two to three years' experience in the early childhood field (preferred)? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this part-time, non-exempt position, which pays $12.00 hourly may be the perfect fit for you.

The SAFE Alliance, and its founding partners Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) and SafePlace, is seeking a Substitute Early Childhood Educator. Under the general direction of the Director of Childcare, this position is responsible for providing high quality care and education for children age 6 weeks to 5 years of age. A primary focus is on positive interactions with young children and being part of a strong team of early childhood professionals. Emphasis is placed on the specific needs of children who have experienced trauma, abuse and/or violence.

This position is on an as needed basis.

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Adheres to ACS’ and SAFE Alliance’s Guiding Principles, Mission, Core Competencies and Confidentiality Policy
  • Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program required
  • Must pass all required criminal history background checks; have a valid Texas driver’s license and provide Department of Public Safety proof of driving record acceptable to agency insurers for the past three years; and must submit to pre-employment drug screen and TB test as well as random drug screens, when directed
  • Must have or be willing to obtain CPR & First Aid certification
  • Excellent communication and listening skills


Please note that any offer of employment from SAFE Alliance is contingent on successful background checks, including a FBI check with fingerprinting.  You understand that unsatisfactory results, refusal to cooperate with, or any attempts to affect the results of pre-employment tests and checks will result in withdrawal of any employment offer or termination of employment if already employed. 

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