Child and Youth Program Assistant Director
The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training.
The mission of the Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) Programs team is to maximize the physical, emotional and social development of the Navy family. FFR enables a ready Navy force through its Fleet Readiness, Family Readiness and Housing Programs. We service all non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees who work for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) and Bachelor Housing (BH) throughout the Fleet and Family Readiness Program for the Naval District Washington (NDW) Region.
- Not Required
Incumbent must have one of the following:
-Child Development Associate (CDA), Military School-Age Credential (MSA) or equivalent AND 3 years of experience in the child and/or youth profession
-A 2-year degree in Youth Development, Child Development or a related field, which can include Recreation, Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development, or other degrees as appropriate AND 2 years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth
-A four-year degree or higher in these areas AND 1 year of full-time experience working with children and/or youth.
A minimum of a 2-year degree is preferred.
-In addition to one of the above, must also have: knowledge of developmentally appropriate programs designed to meet the physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs of children and youth from 6 weeks to 18 years of age; knowledge of Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and neglect; the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and possess strong interpersonal skills; skill in program planning, organizing, and employee scheduling; the ability to maintain records and reports; the ability to identify and respond to emergency situations; ability to safeguard and account for monies and equipment; and the ability to supervisor others. Skill working with military families and an understanding of military lifestyles is preferred.
This position is subject to completion of a satisfactory background check and/or National Agency Check (NAC).
This position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine.
Position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. A positive drug test, or failure to submit for testing, may become the basis for removal from this position.
Must pass a pre-employment physical with ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs, provide evidence of immunization, and be free from communicable disease. Incumbents must satisfactorily complete all background checks, including a NACI. Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications/credentials.
The Child Development Centers operate Monday - Friday, 5am - 7pm. Shifts will be scheduled during these times, based on the needs of the mission.
Positions are considered mission essential, and require the incumbent to report when regularly scheduled, regardless of inclement weather conditions. There are mandatory training requirements, which take place 1 evening per month and 4 Saturdays per year, at a minimum.