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Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. As a service-oriented organization, we never waver in our commitment to our Corps.
This position is located at Twentynine Palms, CA. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a Child and Youth Program Leader for MCCS.
Serves as a team leader for program staff with responsibility for the operation and program in accordance with applicable regulations in one or more Children and Youth Programs (CYPs). Works under the written and verbal direction of the supervisor, who provides guidance on scope of assignments and assistance on the more complex, non-routine problems encountered. Work is reviewed in terms of results achieved and adherence to established standards and procedures. Routine day-to-day assignments are normally performed independently with technical assistance available from the supervisor when required. Routine assignments are spot-checked; the more technical assignments are closely reviewed for adherence to policies, procedures, and instructions.
Maintains control and accounts for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Oversees arrival and departure, and supervises participants during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Works within prescribed staff-to-participant ratio.
Encourages participant’s interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Monitors staff-to-participant ratios to ensure adequate staffing. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth. Prepares and implements program options for participants with special needs. Works with Training & Curriculum (T&C) Specialist and supervisors to implement activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of participants. Works with CYP team members to prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules. Assists participants with special projects, homework, and life skills.
Interacts with participants using appropriate approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, and local installation command personnel. Participates in conferences with parents, program staff, school representatives, and local installation command personnel. Briefs other employees and parents. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures participants (as applicable) depart with an authorized person according to written parental instructions. Provides opportunities for parental involvement.
Instructs team members in specific tasks and job techniques; makes available written instructions, reference materials, and supplies. Explains program guidance, procedures, policies, and directives to team members. Resolves problems and conflicts or obtains information and guidance from the supervisor. Demonstrates proper work methods, guides and mentors Program Assistants. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children and youth. Provides on-the-job training and instruction to team members. Ensures team members follow safety, fire, fitness, health, and nutrition procedures and informs supervisor of compliance concerns. Relays instructions from the supervisor, makes activity assignment, and gets the work started in accordance with daily activity plans. Provides input to the supervisor as requested concerning promotions, reassignments, performance evaluations, incentive awards, etc.
Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. Arranges for and serves appropriate snacks or meals where applicable. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged,
missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities. Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data.
Uses designated evaluation materials to ensure assigned area is in compliance with DoD, Marine Corps, and local installation command baseline standards and metrics. Ensures assigned area achieves and maintains standards for DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with DoD, Marine Corps, and local installation command policies, guidance, and standards.
Completes training requirements using approved OSD and Service materials to include designated training modules. Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs. Acts as manager in non-routine or emergency situations for purposes of opening or closing facility when 15 or fewer participants are present.
Performs other related duties as assigned. May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work hour
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