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This is the full range of a career ladder. Entry level is Child and Youth (CY) Program Assistant CY-I, Intermediate Level is Child and Youth (CY) Program Assistant CY-I, and full performance position is Educational Technician (Child and Youth (CY) Program Assistant) CY-II. The purpose of the Child and Youth (CY) Program Assistant is to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in one or more CY programs.
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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.
Incorporates special instructions provided by parents such as 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.
Entry- Assists in implementing and leading planned activities for program participants. Uses prepared curriculum and program materials.
Intermediate- 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.
Target- Develops schedules and activity plans. This may include reviewing and providing input into schedules and activity plans developed by the entry level and intermediate level CY Program Assistants. Ensures that program plans and activities incorporate the observed needs of individual children and youth. Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of children and youth.
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 authorized person according to written parental instructions. Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Incumbent is 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. Provides parents with daily verbal or written feedback about their child/youth or program activities. Participates in conferences with parents and employees.
Observes children and youth and documents developmental progression and/or concerns. Uses the information in planning. Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required), self-inspection materials, and national accreditation tools.
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.
Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Conditions Of Employment
- May be required to pass a Drug Screening and Medical Evaluation
- May be required to pass pre-employment examination
- Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
- Position is represented by Bargaining Unit
- This is a designated position and Random Drug Testing required
- Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
- Must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National
- You must go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9
Skill to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Entry - Ability to complete all DoN training requirements within the specified time frames, including orientation, initial, Standardized Module Training, and ongoing training requirements.
Intermediate - Knowledge of basic child and youth development principles as they relate to children and youth's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.
Ability to implement developmentally appropriate child and youth development principles and practices under immediate supervision to provide direct care, education and development for children and youth, individually or with groups of children and youth.
Ability to interpret a curriculum or activity plan and follow written instructions.
Ability to plan and organize work.
Target- Knowledge in child and youth development to provide input to an efficient and effective program responsive to the needs of children and youth.
Skill to implement developmentally appropriate child and youth development principles/practices and services to provide direct care and education for children and youth, individually or with groups of children and youth.
Skill to promote and foster effective working relationships with children and youth and coworkers.
Possesses skill in oral expression to explain processes and procedures and to provide basic program information
Entry Level - In accordance with DoDI 6060.2, must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. Prior experience working with children and/or youth preferred.
Intermediate Level – Have completed Navy Entry Level Requirements (Army, Air Force and Marine equivalents accepted)
Have six (6) months experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting.
Target Level- Entry level requirements AND
Completion of the DoD Standardized training courses AND possess 1 year of experience working with children and youth.
A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential AND possess 1 year of experience working with children and youth.
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 possess AND 1 year of experience working with children and youth.
A selection may be made from the resumes/applications received at the first cut-off date. Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Salary is commensurate with experience and/or education.
Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Office to ensure consideration. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case by case basis.
Military Spousal Preference (MSP): 1. Orders and Page 2 must be uploaded with your submission. 2. Military Spousal Preference applies to all positions in pay bands NF 1-3, CY positions, and equivalent Crafts and Trades position for which qualified.
Veterans Preference (VET): You must request for preference at the time you submit your application and attach a copy of your DD214 member page four to certify eligibility.
All required documents submitted for this position must indicate the announcement number, position title and full name of the applicant on each document.
Condition of employment: selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer within the first 30 days of employment. This is the DoD standard methods of payment of personnel.
All positions require a satisfactory completion of background check.
We are an E-Verify participant.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Using the qualifications of the positions, a predetermined Ranking and Rating Criteria of knowledge, skills and abilities will be used for each application. Applicants who do not meet the qualifications required will not be interviewed and interviews may be limited to best qualified applicants.
Management reserves the right to consider and make additional hiring selections, for this specific position, from the certified list of eligible candidates within 90 days of the closing date of this job announcement.
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Background checks and security clearance
- Resume to include 3 professional references (Current Letters of Reference, preferred)
Proof of Education (including transcripts if qualifying based on education)
If claiming Veteran’s Preference, page 4 of DD214 is required, showing reason for discharge and re-entry codes
Military Orders Including Page 2 for certification of spousal preference.
Last Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50, if applicable
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.
Comprehensive benefits package available (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc).
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Your application will be reviewed after the closing date of the announcement in which you have applied. The recruitment process takes an average of 2-3 weeks from closing date. Due to the volume of applications received, applicants may not be notified of non-selection. Management also reserves the right to cancel the vacancy announcement at any time during the recruitment process.
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- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
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