CYP Leader

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Posted
Jul 17, 2019
Closes
Jul 24, 2019
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) offers early care and youth services in center-based (birth to five), facility-based (age 5-12), and recreational environments (teen; youth sports and fitness). CYP Leaders implement program and supervise participant safety, coach/mentor CYP Assistants, assist trainers and interact with parents. They work across age groups and locations as needed, but are typically assigned to a primary age group and location. Learn more about us at https://www.navycyp.org.
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Responsibilities

The Child and Youth Program (CYP) Leader provides direct care and instruction to children and youth (6 weeks to 18 years) in addition to guidance, assistance, and mentoring for CY Program Assistants. Routine day-to-day assignments are normally performed independently with technical assistance available from supervisor when required. Routine assignments are spot-checked; the more technical assignments are closely reviewed for adherence to policies, procedures, and instructions.

The duties and responsibilities have been grouped into categories, including mentor, curriculum, indoor and outdoor environment, interactions and relationships, supervision of children and youth, parent and employee communication, assessment, compliance, and additional responsibilities. Each is described below.

Mentor

Mentors assigned CY Program Assistant team.

Works with senior employees to provide instruction and training to lower-level employees.

Assists lower-level employees in completing the Standardized Module Training.

Assists the Training and Curriculum (T&C) Specialist in helping lower-level CY Program Assistants translate professional development training into practice by mentoring, guiding and role-modeling.

Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children and youth.

Provides suggestions and makes recommendations to credential practicum candidates.

Assists the T&C Specialist with recording observations and charts progress of team members' on-the-job skills.

Consults frequently with the T&C Specialist for guidance on strategies to further assist team members' professional development efforts.

Curriculum

Plans activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth. Continually reviews activities and plans for appropriateness.

Works with T&C Specialist, supervisor, and the CY Program Assistants to implement 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. Assists children and youth with special projects, homework, and life skills.

Recommends to the T&C Specialist and CY Program Assistants changes and adjustments to activities and plans where necessary to meet unusual situations.

Sets up displays and bulletin boards.

Arranges for and/or serves appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.

Indoor and Outdoor Environment

Works with team members to prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules. Makes suggestions about improvements to the activity areas.

Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies.

Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities.

Interactions and Relationships

Encourages participant interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults.

Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques.

Supervision of Children and Youth

Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD), NAF Component, and local installation command policies, guidance, and standards.

Maintains control of and accounts for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instructions.

Oversees arrival and departure of children and youth.

Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events.

Parent and Employee Communication

Interacts professionally with employees, parents, and local installation command personnel.

Participates in conferences with parents, employees, school representatives, and local installation command personnel.

Briefs other employees and parents.

Assessment

Observes children and youth and documents developmental progression and/or concerns and uses the information in planning.

Assists CY Program Assistants with assessment tasks when needed.

Compliance

Ensures assigned area achieves and maintains standards for DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent.

Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs.

Additional Responsibilities

Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

A complete list of duties and responsibilities will be provided at the time of hire.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 10%

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
02

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This is a designated position and Random Drug Testing required


Qualifications

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 child and youth development principles, practices, and techniques.

Skills to apply Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect.

Skill in understanding interests and motivation of individuals and groups in a CYP environment.

Skill in program planning, organizing, and employee scheduling.

Skills to provide leadership, mentoring, and guidance to CY Program

Ability to identify and respond to emergency situations.

Ability to train employees on variety of issues to include recognition and identification of childhood illnesses and child abuse, etc.

Ability to develop curriculum outlines and lesson plans/guides.

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing and possess strong interpersonal skills.

1 year of experience at the CY-II (GSE-04) Level OR completion of 1 year at the CY Program Assistant/Base Level 4 where incumbent displayed knowledge of and competency in developmentally appropriate programming for children and youth.

Education

Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.

A minimum of 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 OR a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential OR completion of DOD standardized training courses.

Additional information

Command policy on employee parking does not guarantee a parking space on the installation. Metro is hightly encouraged.

CDCs are open 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. The incumbent must be available to work within the hours of operation.

Candidates must meet the following conditions of employment:

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.

Pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization, be free of all communicable diseases, and obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases.

Undergo pre-employment and random drug testing. A positive drug test, or failure to submit for testing, is a basis for removal from this position.

Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test.

Must complete required training certificates, and maintain certifications or credentials required by Federal, State, and/or National Accreditation institutions used as part of DoD's Child and Youth Programs.

Ability to sustain considerable walking, standing, bending and stooping, and lifting up to 40 pounds.

Pass all applicable records and background checks.

Incumbents must satisfactorily complete all background checks for child care positions, including fingerprint checks, a Tier 1 with Child Care check, and a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check. All individuals involved in the provision of child care services on a Department of Navy (DON) installation or in a DON-sanctioned program must complete the Installation Records Check (IRC). The IRC includes a check of the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) records in the Alcohol and Drug Management Information Tracking System (ADMITS) database, a check of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) records in the Fleet and Family Support Management Information System (FFSMIS), and an installation security/base check via the DON Consolidated Law Enforcement Operations Center (CLEOC) database and/or other law enforcement systems. This information will be used to determine suitability for the applicant in accordance with criteria for automatic and presumptive disqualifiers, per DoDI 1402.05.

Per Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1402.05 Background Checks on Individuals in DoD Child Care Services Programs, incumbents will be automatically disqualified for a conviction in either civilian or military court (to include any general, special, or summary court-martial conviction or if they received non-judicial punishment [under Article 15 or chapter 47 of Title 10, U.S.C]) for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim, or a felony drug offense. Additionally, the incumbent will be automatically disqualified if he/she has been held to be negligent in a civil adjudication or administrative proceeding concerning the death of or serious injury to a child or dependent person entrusted to the individual's care.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The following documents are required at the time of application:
  • Optional Form 306 : U.S. Office of Personnel Management Declaration for Federal Employment
  • A résumé
  • Proof of Certification and Training: Provide copies of the following: high school diploma or equivalent, certificates of completion for DoD-approved competency-based training courses, valid CDA/MSA credential(s), academic degree transcript(s) [i.e., official or unofficial from accredited institution), and related coursework transcript(s) relevant to the position.

Note: When submitting transcripts for an Associate of Arts degree or higher, proof of a high school diploma or equivalent is not required. To receive consideration for a non-related degree, or eligibility based on a combination of education AND experience, a college transcript is required.

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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