Child and Youth Program Asst - Entry

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia
Posted
Mar 04, 2021
Closes
Mar 07, 2021
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is an entry position leading to the full performance level. 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 at the Sharon A. Peterson CDC on Naval Air Station Oceana.
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Responsibilities

The duties of this position are developmental in nature and designed to provide experience to qualify for higher level positions leading to the full performance position. The incumbent works under close direction of supervisor or other higher qualified higher graded employee and performs the more routine child care tasks, following step-by-step instructions. Little or no previous training or experience is required. Work is reviewed in detail, while in progress and upon completion, to ensure and assess trainee's progress and to evaluate attainment of training objectives and readiness for further training. Training will be of a progressively more responsible and specialized nature associated with the child care and development operations. These duties are performed to increase knowledge of child care duties and responsibilities and to develop skills for advancing to the higher-level positions.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the CY Program Assistant have been grouped into categories, including 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.

Curriculum

Assists in implementing and leading planned activities for program participants. Uses prepared curriculum and program materials. 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. 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.

Indoor and Outdoor Environment

Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules. Helps create adult-made games and play materials (mixing paint and play dough and assembling props for dramatic plays, activities, etc.). Assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment for submission to the supervisor.

Interactions and Relationships

Helps establish a program environment that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques as provided by supervisors.

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 policies, guidance, and standards. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instructions. Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Incumbent is a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.

Parent and Employee Communication

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

Assessment

Participates in program evaluation as required.

Compliance

Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD certification and national accreditation where applicable. Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs. Notifies supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns.

Additional Responsibilities

Assists in maintaining program participation data and completing required reports. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
01

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.


Qualifications

Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience, knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

A qualified candidate possess the following:

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to complete all DoN training requirements within the specified time frames, including orientation, initial, Standardized Module Training, and ongoing training requirements.

Ability to promote and foster effective working relationships with children and youth and coworkers.

Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.

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Education

In accordance with DoDI 6060.2, must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Additional information

Conditions of Employment Cont.:

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 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).

Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state or National Accreditation institutions utilized as part of DOD's Child and Youth Programs.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to nsapplications@nhr-ma.com to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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:

A résumé

OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment

If current Federal Employee, a copy of your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50 and evaluation report is required.

If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders and marriage certificate is required.

If claiming Veteran's Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (pg. 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc.) is required.

If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

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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