CYP Program Assistant
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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
Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent and have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Prior experience working with children and/or youth preferred. Must be able to complete all DON training requirements within the specified timeframes. Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable diseases. Must satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI).
Must meet entry level qualifications of ENTRY LEVEL position AND Have six (6) months experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting AND have completed child abuse modules and modules 1, 2, and 10 of the DoN Standardized Module Training.
FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL:
Must meet entry level qualifications of ENTRY LEVEL position AND…
Completion of the DoN Standardized Module Training AND 12 months of experience working with children and youth.
A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential.
Two year degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development or related field of study, which can include Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Youth Development, Psychology, Social Work, Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development, or other degrees as appropriate.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Incentive is not available
No travel required
Position is represented by Bargaining Unit
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.
Test Designated Position: In accordance with the Department of the Navy Test Designated Position listing issued 7 October 2003 this 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 obtain and maintain a food handlers card. Must possess a valid state drivers license AND obtain appropriate credentials as required. Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease. Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI), upon hiring and renew every 5 years.
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The purpose of the CY Program Assistant is to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – EDUCATIONAL AIDE: Assists in planning and coordinating activities for program participants, including group as well as individual activities. Implements daily schedules and activity plans to ensure age and/or stage appropriateness. Incorporates special instructions provided by parents such as special dietary needs, physical needs, or other information that may affect the child or youth's experience in the program. Assists children and youth with special projects and homework. Cares for children and youth with special needs as directed by the supervisor. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health, and nutrition practices. Helps arrange for and/or serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities. Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD), NAF Component, and local installation policies, guidance, and standards.
FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL – EDUCATIONAL TECHNICIAN: Develops schedules and activity plans. This may include reviewing and providing input into schedules and activity plans developed by CY Program Assistants, GS 1702-02 and GS 1702-03. Ensures that program plans and activities incorporate the observed needs of the individual children and youth. Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth. Incorporates special instructions provided by parents such as special dietary needs, physical needs, or other information that may affect the child or youth’s experience in the program. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Cares for special needs children and youth as directed by the supervisor. Demonstrates, instructs, leads and facilitates planned and spontaneous program activities. Role models developmentally appropriate practice and classroom or activity area management techniques. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health and nutrition practices. Helps prepare, arrange and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing and depleted supplies. Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth and adults. Helps arrange for and/or serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Provides care and supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants in compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD), NAF Component and local installation policies, guidance and standards.