Lead Child and Youth Program Assistant (Level-5) CY-02
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is within the local commuting area of Fort Myer, VA. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) Preference eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)
This position is located at the Child and Youth School Services, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
There when you need us! Child, Youth & School Services recognizes the challenges of our Soldiers and their Families. By offering quality programs for children, youth and students, CYS supports the Army Family Covenant by reducing the conflict between mission readiness and parental responsibility.
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH) serves as the base support of operations for the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capitol Region and the U.S. District of Washington, Fort McNair, D.C. Fort Myer traces its origins to the Civil War and Fort McNair has been an Army post for more than 200 years. Henderson Hall provides barracks and support for Marines assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps as well as certain schools and agencies in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.
This is a Nonappropriated Fund Regular Full Time (RFT) position that includes NAF Benefits, with 40 guaranteed work hours per administrative week. This position serves as a team leader in the JBM-HH Cody Child Development Center program servicing children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. The incumbent will be required to work indoors and outdoors. The incumbent may be required to work during inclement weather, before and/or after scheduled work hours, special events, etc. Work shifts may be scheduled any time between 06:00 AM and 6:00 PM Monday - Friday.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
-Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
-Be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
1. Two years of specialized experience working in a group program with children or youth plus
2. An associate's degree or at least 60 semester hours with 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, Special Education. School Age: Elementary Education, Child Development, Youth Development, Special Education. Youth Services: Youth Development, Secondary Education, Human Development, Youth Program Administration, Recreation, Physical Education, or directly-related behavioral or cultural science (developmental psychology, child psychology/sociology, sociology of the family, gender identity, parenting. General psychology/sociology coursework is not qualifying).
OR one of the following:
1. Possess and maintain one of the following directly related to the age group of the position to which assigned: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Military School Age Credential, Army Youth Practicum or other nationally recognized Youth Development Credential.
2. A bachelor's Degree or at least 120 semester hours with a major course of study (24 semester hours) with content as indicated above.
Best Qualified Criteria: Applicants who have ECERS/ITERS and Teaching Strategies GOLD experience/knowledge.
Applicants who meet the Best Qualified Criteria and all other required qualifications will be considered BEST QUALIFIED and may be referred first. The experience has to be clearly identified on your resume/application package. All other applicants will be referred as needed.
Conditions of Employment:
1. If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application form (DA Form 3433) is required prior to entrance on duty. (Click here to view form).
2. Appointment is subject to completion of a favorable background check(s)/investigation to determine suitability for this position.
3. Must have current health assessment which documents good mental and physical health, freedom from communicable disease, and immunizations IAW current Army and DoD policy including annual influenza vaccinations.
4. Must be 18 years of age at time of employment.
5. Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs., walk, bend, stoop, and stand on a routine basis.
6. Incumbent is legally required to report all suspected incidents of child abuse/neglect.
7. Individuals who have been trained will be required to administer routine and rescue medications prescribed by a physician to children/youth, perform CPR and first aid, and provide a reasonable accommodation to children/youth with a special need.
8. Travel to on and off post locations may be required.
9. Schedule may include irregular hours, evenings, and/or weekends. Duties involve working both indoors and outdoors.
10. Successful completion of Lead Foundation Level training and annual training requirements is required.
11. Upon appointment to a NAF position, must provide social security card.
- Oversees daily operations of a classroom.
- Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques.
- Instructs team members in specific tasks and job techniques; makes available written instructions, reference materials, and supplies.
- Relays instructions from the supervisor, makes activity assignment, and gets the work started in accordance with daily activity plans.