Child and Youth Program Assistant – Entry/Intermediate/Target

  • Company:
    Commander, Navy Installations
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 hours ago
  • Category:
    General

* Duties

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## Duties

### Summary

This position is expected to work with the Child Development Center (CDC) or Youth Director with minimum supervision toward the overall objectives of administering the CDC or School Age Care (SAC) program ensuring effectiveness, compatibility with other programs, and compliance with requirements.

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### Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the CY Program Assistant have been grouped into categories, including curriculum, indoor and outdoor environment, interactions and relationships, supervision of children and youth, parent and employee communication, assessment, compliance, and additional responsibilities. Each is described below.

**Curriculum:**Assists in planning and coordinating activities for program participants, including group as well as individual activities.Implements daily schedules and activity plans to ensure age and/or stage appropriateness. Incorporates special instructions provided by parents such a special dietary needs, physical needs, or other information that may affect the child or youth’s experience in the program.Assists children and youth with special projects and homework. Cares for children and youth with special needs as directed by the supervisor. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health, and nutrition practices. Helps arrange for and/or serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.

**Indoor and Outdoor Environment:**Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities.

**Interactions and Relationships:**Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques.

**Supervision of Children and Youth:**Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD), NAF Component, and local installation policies, guidance, and standards. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorize person according to written parental instructions. Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings, and special events. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. A mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.

**Parent and Employee Communication:**Interacts professionally with employees, parents, and local installation command personnel. Participates in conferences with parents and employees.

**Assessment:**Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required), self-inspection materials, and national accreditation tools.

**Compliance:**Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs. Notifies supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns.

**Additional Responsibilities:**Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data.

### Travel Required

Not required

##### Supervisory status

No

##### Promotion Potential

02

* #### Job family (Series)

1702 Education And Training Technician

* Requirements

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## Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

* N/A

### Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

**To qualify at ENTRY level**

Prior experience working with children and/or youth preferred.

**To qualify at INTERMEDIATE Level**

Have six (6) months experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting.

**AND**

Have completed child abuse modules and modules 1, 2, and 10 of the DoN Standardized Module Training.

***To qualify at TARGET Level (***:****

Completion of the DoN Standardized Module Training AND 12 months of experience working with children and youth.

**OR**

A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential.

**OR**

2-year degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development or related field of study, which can include Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Youth Development, Psychology, Social Work, Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development, or other degrees as appropriate.

### Education

**KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION**:

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Ability to complete all DoN training requirements within the specified time frames, including orientation, initial, Standardized Module Training, and ongoing training requirements.

Ability to promote and foster effective working relationships with children and youth and coworkers.

Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.

### Additional information

Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to submit proof of education, participate in medical screening, drug testing, etc. All selections are contingent upon satisfactory employment reference checks. Employment is subject to successful National Agency Background Check. Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct. Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

*The Department of Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should call 011-39-081-568-5612 or e-mail their request to NAFPersonnel@eu.navy.mil to ensure proper consideration. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.*

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### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating and ranking criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each application.

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### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Q – Nonsensitive

##### Drug test required

Yes

* Required Documents

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## Required Documents

ALL APPLICANTS:REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

* Resume with complete work history including job title, start and end dates, and highlighting qualifications relevant to the vacancy announcement.
* Attach an OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment (signed within last 60 days)
* Supplemental Questionnaire
* Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces? Attach the member-4 page of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”.
* Current or former Federal employee? Attach most recent SF-50 or Personnel Action Report (PAR) from your personnel record.
* Claiming Military Spouse Preference? Attach Military Spouse Preference Form, Preference Entitlement Survey, and legible copy of sponsor’s PCS orders.
* Claiming Family Member Preference? Attach Preference Entitlement Survey and legible copy of sponsor’s PCS orders.

#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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## Benefits

A comprehensive benefits package is available.

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* How to Apply

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## How to Apply

To begin the process, click on the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

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### Agency contact information

### NAF Human Resources Office (N941)

##### Phone

011-081-568-8047/8202

##### Email

NAFPersonnel@eu.navy.mil

##### Address

Commander, Navy Installations Command
PSC 817 BOX 108,
FPO, AE 09622-0108
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### Next steps

Ensure your submission contains all the information and documentation required by the vacancy announcement. If your submission does not provide all the information and documentation required by the vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration for the job. Applicants can expect updated notification 4-6 weeks after closing.

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## Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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#### Legal and regulatory guidance

* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512821900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

*Open & closing dates:* 10/03/2018 to 09/30/2019

*Service:* Competitive

*Pay scale & grade:* CY 1 – 2

*Salary:* $11.76 to $16.11 per hour Plus applicable allowances.

*Appointment type:* Permanent – Regular

*Work schedule:* Full-Time – Full Time