Assists with the development and supervision of a developmentally appropriate SAC and/or CDC program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children and youth in the age categories served.
Assists in providing program oversight and accountability for the performance of employees and the safety of children in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN), and local policies and standards.
Assists interpreting and applying child and youth development philosophy/principles and DoN policies based on patron needs and program evaluation and assessment.
Assists with development, implementation and analysis of surveys and need assessments of staff and patrons to ensure appropriate programming and hours of operation.
Assists with collection and maintenance of up-to-date statistical data for planning and reporting purposes in accordance with higher headquarters and statutory requirements and for the purpose of maximizing spaces and ensuring that resources accommodate the needs of command personnel.
Performs full scope of supervision for three or more CYP leads and assistants.
Budgeting and Financial Management
Assists in overseeing the collection, accurate accounting and reporting of funds received from patrons.
Ensures compliance with all regulations governing the use of appropriated and nonappropriated funds. Adheres to authorized methods of acquisition.
Supervises a staff of three or more typically comprised of:
- Program Assistants
- Food Service Worker
- Operations Clerk
At CDC Director direction, the incumbent:
- Initiates and implements personnel actions and supports the CYP Director in order to assure quality related to selection, assignments, training, promotions, disciplinary actions, and recognition of employees and volunteers.
- Supports and carries out all established EEO objectives and policies in matters of personnel management and communicates support of these policies.
- Establishes local performance standards for employees and volunteers using established standards and requirements and rates employees’ performance.
- Resolves complaints related to personnel and makes recommendations to the Director for corrective action as necessary.
Develops staffing schedule in accordance with established ratios and group sizes and submits it to supervisor for approval.
Works collaboratively with CYP Training Specialist(s) to identify training needs of employees, provide or make provisions for training to accomplish those needs, and assess application of training.
Assists with ensuring training is competency-based and tied to career progression. Encourages and facilitates the pursuit of continuing higher education, including the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, Military School-Age (MSA) credential or college level classes.
Gives input into the development of CYP standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required for the efficient operation and management of facility and programs. Assists with implementation of these SOPs.
Gives input into the development of CYP employee and parent handbooks and assists with the distribution of these handbooks.
Assists with ensuring the person responsible for maintaining the Central Waiting List (CWL) is aware of vacancies within the program in order to ensure maximum utilization of spaces.
Interactions and Relationships
Assists in establishing a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth and adults. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children and youth when working with CY Program Assistants and Leaders.
Interacts professionally with employees, parents, volunteers and local installation command personnel.
Participates actively and positively in managing and resolving issues with parents, volunteers, and/or employees.
Assists with implementation and support of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health, fire, safety, facility, and program regulatory guidance and standards.
Assists in ensuring compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CYP programs.
Assists in obtaining and retaining DoD certification and accreditation.
Assists in ensuring compliance with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
In the absence of the Director, incumbent may assume responsibilities and perform duties and requirements of the position under supervision of CYP Director with Oversight.
Serves as 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.
Performs other duties as assigned.