Child & Youth Program Assistant

Andrews AFB, Maryland
May 27, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time

  • Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more child and youth programs.
  • Accountable for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years.
  • Assists in providing and leading planned activities.
  • Assist children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills.
  • Performs simple routine tasks following step-by-step instructions.
  • Helps establish a program environment and promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth and adults.
  • Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate the daily schedule.
  • Uses prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment.
  • Helps create adult-made games and play materials (i.e., mixing paint, play dough, assembling props, activities, etc.).
  • Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques as provided by the supervisors.
  • Attends to the physical needs of the children, as applicable.
  • Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, supervisors and volunteers.
  • Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events.
  • Promotes and models safety, fitness, health and nutrition practices.
  • Cares for special needs children and youth as directed by the supervisor.
  • Notifies supervisor of health, fire and safety compliance concerns.
  • Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals, where applicable.
  • Notifies supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns.
  • Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed.
  • Notes special instructions provided by parents.
  • Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with an authorized person according to written parental instructions.
  • Assists in maintaining program participation data and completing required daily reports.
  • Participates in program evaluations as required.
  • Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD certification and national accreditation, where applicable.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and regulations applicable to Air Force Child and Youth Programs.
  • May be required to transport children in government vehicles.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks in accordance with Air Force and DoD policy, and a Child Care Tier 1 background investigation.
  • This position has physical lifting requirement which requires the incumbent to complete a favorable pre-employment physical.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be able to obtain, maintain, and provide evidence of current immunizations this includes annual influenza vaccinations and be free of all communicable diseases.
  • This position requires the incumbent to complete assigned training, to include Food Handlers certification, within specified time from date hire or assignment to position.


Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant's eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 06/20/2022

  • Business Based Action
  • Military Spouse Preference
  • Outside Applicant Veteran
  • Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran
  • Transition Hiring Preference

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Qualifying Experience:

BASIC REQUIREMENT : Must be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma (or equivalent) and must speak, read and write English. Must meet specific physical requirements, pass a physical examination and have required immunizations. Must be able to lift 40 lbs or more and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to obtain a Food Handler's Certificate, and satisfactorily complete installation, state and national criminal background checks. Little or no previous training or experience is required. Must satisfactorily complete mandatory training as specified below. Must possess maturity and good judgment and like working with children, youth and their parents. Employee must have a valid driver's license and have a good driving record if required to transport children.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. This position does allow for education substitution in order to qualify.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information

  • Information on COVID-19 vaccination requirements may be found at: .
  • Individual must fully meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position. This includes providing any supporting documents needed for verification.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at time of hire or a dependent of a Service Member or DoD Civilian who is 17 years of age and pursuing a High School Diploma.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be able to read, speak, and write English.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Direct deposit is required.
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • Pre-employment requirements must be satisfactorily met prior to Entrance on Duty (EOD).
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) cost is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this job opportunity announcement. And additional selections may also be made from this job opportunity announcement.
  • Selection(s) are subject to restrictions resulting from hiring preferences and priority consideration eligible.

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