Child and Youth Program Assistant (Entry 2/Skill 3/Target 4) CY-01/02

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Posted
Jun 15, 2019
Closes
Jun 22, 2019
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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Responsibilities

  • DUTIES FOR ENTRY LEVEL: This is a developmental assignment to Target position Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4), CY-1702-02, Job #19889.
  • Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYS programs. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Assists in providing and leading planned activities for program participants.
  • Helps establish a program environment that 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 daily schedule.
  • Uses prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment. For additional position information, click here to view FASCLASS PD# 19889.
  • DUTIES FOR SKILL LEVEL: This is a developmental position leading to Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4) Job #19890
  • Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYS programs. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth.
  • Assists in planning, coordinating and conducting activities for program participants, including group as well as individual child activities.
  • Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest 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 daily schedule. Assists children and youth with special projects and homework. Participates in conferences with parents and staff.
  • Reviews and implements daily schedules and activity plans to ensure age/stage appropriateness. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. For additional position information, click here to view FASCLASS PD# 19890.
  • DUTIES FOR TARGET LEVEL: Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYS programs. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth.
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children/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 schedule. Assists children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills.
  • Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. 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. For additional position information, click here to view FASCLASS PD# 19891.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
2

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • A one year probationary period may be required
  • Completed and signed DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty
  • Successfully complete all required background checks to include a health screening. An annual health screening will be required throughout employment. All local background checks will be re-verified every 5 years.
  • Willing to work the work schedule specific for the assigned CYS program.
  • Must provide copy of High School Diploma and/or official transcripts prior to entrance to duty date.
  • Appointment is subject to completion of a favorable background checks/investigation to determine suitability for this position.
  • Incumbent is legally required to report all suspected incidents of child abuse/neglect. All local background checks will be re-verified every 5 years.
  • Travel to on and off post locations may be required. Schedule may include irregular hours, evenings, and/or weekends.


Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for each position level are as follows:

ENTRY LEVEL:
Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Be able to communicate in English (both written and verbal). Be 18 years of age at the time of appointment.

SKILL LEVEL:
Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Be able to communicate in English (both written and verbal).In addition to the above, candidate must possess: three (3) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth plus Army or other military service Entry Level Training as evidenced by service-issued Certificate of Completion.
OR
Six months experience working in a group program with children or youth, plus nine (9) 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, 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 (development psychology, child psychology/sociology of the family, gender identity, parenting. General psychology/sociology coursework is not qualifying) . One year vocational certificate in child care or equivalent to other child/youth programs meets the intent of the education requirement.

TARGET LEVEL:
Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. Be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
In addition, candidate must possess 18 months of experience working in a group program with children or youth, plus an associate's degree or least 60 semester hours of college credit which included 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 of the family, gender identity, parenting. General psychology/sociology coursework is not qualifying).
OR
1. A bachelor's degree or at least 120 semester hours which included a major course or study (24 semester hours) with content as indicated above.
2. 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.

*Transcripts must be provided at the time of application - transcripts must clearly state completed coursework (listing course title, grade received and credit hours) so that validation of the above listed qualifications can be determined. If unofficial transcripts are submitted and you are selected for the position, an official transcript(s) will be required prior to on-boarding.*High School Diploma/GED certificate will be uploaded under Transcripts.

Education

Additional information

Salary is pro-rated based on a 40 hour workweek. Hourly range for Entry is $13.71 to $16.33; Skill is $15.10 to $18.40; and Target $16.95 to $20.66. **Salary rate will be determined based on grade level qualified**

Manual Application: If you are unable to apply online, you may submit your application package using a manual application method. Please contact the NAF Human Resources Office or representative listed on this job announcement to request a copy of the manual application form. All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than 4:00 pm (EST) on Monday -Thursday and by 3:00 pm (EST) Friday on the closing date of the announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner. Please note that neglecting to respond to the job related questions may result in an ineligible rating.

Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.

Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs. (Click here to view kit or copy this URL: https://acpol2.army.mil/chra_dodea/army_NAF_childcare_position_applicant_info_kit.pdf

Applications are valid for 90 days after submission date. Applicants will be referred to selecting officials as additional vacancies occur.

Applicants have the ability to perform an E-Verify Self Check to confirm employment eligibility at http://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify/self-check . Although a Self-Check is not mandatory, it can be a useful tool for applicants to find out if there is a problem with their employment eligibility records and resolve any issues before taking a job.

No person, regardless of circumstance, will be approved to provide child care services and/or approved for hire in positions designated as having regular and recurring contact with children if the background check discloses that the individual has been convicted for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim or a felony drug offense.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Minimum Qualifications, Conditions of Employment, Physical Requirements and Integrity Certification

1. Qualified Preference-eligible candidates (e.g. Military Spouse Preference, Involuntarily Separated Military Preference) will be referred to management first.
2. If an additional list is required, Non-Preference Eligible Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to management.
3. Lastly, if no selection was made off of the previous lists, management may make selections for candidates meeting the minimum qualifications only

Applicants can claim the following eligibilities:
  • NAF Preference - Involuntarily Separated From the Military
  • NAF Preference - Spouse Employment Preference (SEP)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Business Based Action
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current Appropriated Funds Employee CNE (APF)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Current/Former NAF Employee (CNE/FNE)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Outside Applicant Veteran (OAV)
  • NAF Priority Consideration - Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran (OAV)


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted with your application:
  • Resume
  • Transcript

Optional: Job Application (DA Form 3433) will accepted in place of a Resume.

The below items are accepted and may be needed to support a qualification and/or a claimed priority/preference:
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • DA Form 3433, DA Form 3434, Marriage Certificate and Spouse PCS Orders, ISMP Card for Involuntarily Separated Military Personnel, Diploma
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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