SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Serves as a Child and Youth (CY) Program Assistant in one or more Child and Youth Programs (CYP). 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 whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth. Implements developmentally appropriate curriculum and practices under immediate supervision to provide direct care, education, and development for children and youth. Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of children and youth. Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules. Prepares and implements program options to care for participants with special needs.
Reviews, provides input to, and implements schedules and activity plans. Demonstrates, instructs, leads, and facilitates planned and spontaneous program activities. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. Interacts with participants using appropriate approved guidance and development techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, and local installation command personnel. Participates in conferences with parents and staff. Briefs other employees and parents.
Supervises participants during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health, and nutrition practices. Notifies supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for and serves appropriate snacks or meals where applicable. Administers medications and basic care items to participants according to prescribed procedures and CYP medical directives. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures participants depart with authorized person according to written parental instructions.
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 Department of Defense (DoD) certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with local policies, guidance, and standards. Completes training requirements using approved Office of Secretary of Defense and Service materials to include designated DoD approved competency training courses. Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CYPs. 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. May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work hours.
Performs other related duties as assigned.RequirementsConditions of Employment
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : GSE02 (ENTRY LEVEL)
Be 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have the ability to speak, read, and write English, follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Be able to lift and carry children and objects up to 451bs independently and over 45lbs with assistance. Activities may require incumbent to obtain a government driver's license (to include driving a government vehicle while transporting children). GSE03 (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)
In addition to the GSE02 qualifications above, candidate must possess: six months experience working in a United States Marine Corps (USMC) or other military service childcare or youth program. Entry Level Training, to include DoD approved competency training courses, must be completed and evident by service-issued training documentation.OR
Six months experience working in a childcare or youth program, plus nine semester hours of college credit with course content directly related to the age group which assigned (for example, Child Development Centers: Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Elementary Education, and Special Education. School Age: Elementary Education, Child Development Youth Development, and Special Education. Youth Services: Youth Development, Secondary Education, Human Development, Youth Program Administration, Recreation, and Physical Education).
One year vocational certificate in child care or equivalent to other child/youth programs meets the intent of the education requirement. GSE04 (TARGET LEVEL)
In addition to GSE02 requirements above, candidate must possess: 18 months working in a United States Marine Corps (USMC) or other military service childcare or youth program. Completion of DoD approved competency training courses. Additionally, Entry and Intermediate Level Training must be complete and evident by service-issued documentation. OR
18 months of experience working in a childcare or youth program, plus possess and maintain one of the following directly related to the age group of the position to which assigned: Child Development Associate Credential, Military School Age Credential, or other nationally recognized Youth Development Credential.OR
18 months of experience working in a childcare or youth program, plus an associate's degree which includes a major course of study (24 semester hours) with content directly related to the age group to which assigned (for example, Child Development Centers: Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Elementary Education, and Special Education. School Age: Elementary Education, Child Development, Youth Development, and Special Education. Youth Services: Youth Development, Secondary Education, Human Development, Youth Program Administration, Recreation, and Physical Education.OR
18 months of experience working in a childcare or youth program, plus a bachelor's degree which includes a major course or study (24 semester hours) with content as indicated above.
ALL selected applicants must be able to obtain and maintain TIER-I Child Care (CNACI) background checks which are required for positions that involve working with children under 18 years of age and must pass a pre-employment physical and annual physicals thereafter, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease. Must complete all DoD training requirements within the specified time including orientation, initial, DoD Standardized Virtual Lab School Training, and annual ongoing training requirements, and required certifications. Must maintain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid certifications.
Note: This position is identified as a Test Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent is subject to random drug testing because duties must be performed with a high level of productivity, reliability and judgment to prevent adversely affecting personnel safety, and causing risk/damage to government property, and/or significant adverse impact to day-to-day operations. A positive drug test, or failure to submit for testing, may become the basis for removal from this position.Additional informationGENERAL INFORMATION:
Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.
As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.
Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS. Required Documents:
*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.
*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy
This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.
Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN TIME (ET) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.