CYP Leader

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Posted
Apr 07, 2021
Closes
Apr 15, 2021
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The purpose of the Child and Youth Program (CYP) Leader is to provide appropriate specialized developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in one or more CY programs. This includes the provision of guidance, assistance, and mentoring for the CY Program Assistants.
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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

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
02

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • May be required to pass pre-employment examination
  • This is a designated position and Random Drug Testing required
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • You must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent Unit


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.

Education

In accordance with DoDI 6060.2, must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. The Military Child Care Act requires national accreditation of CY programs. Minimum education requirements are required by the accrediting body. Incumbents must have one of the following:

DOD standardized training courses and 1 year of experience at the CY-II (GSE-04) Level.

OR

A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential AND completion of 1 year at the CYProgram Assistant/Base Level 4 where incumbent displayed knowledge of and competency in developmentally appropriate programming for children and youth.

OR

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 and 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.

Additional information

Due to Command policy on employee parking, employment does not guarantee a parking space on the installation. Metro is highly encouraged.

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. To request spousal preference, please state so on resume and submit a copy of current PCS orders along with the Military Spousal Preference Request Form . Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE:

Applicants wishing to use veteran's preference must state on their resume and submit a copy of their DD-214. These documents may be uploaded to www.usajobs.gov with resume and OF 306 (Declaration for Federal Employment).

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT:

If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at https://www.sss.gov/register/ .

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

All selections are contingent upon obtaining satisfactory employment reference checks. We are an E-Verify participant. As a condition of employment, the selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment. Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct.

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

When relocation expenses are authorized to perform a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the federal government, the IRS considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Additional information: https://www.dfas.mil/CivilianEmployees/Civilian-Permanent-Change-of-Station-PCS/Tax-Information/.

Public Trust is a type of background investigation, but it is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either the Standard Form 85 (SF85) or 85P (SF85P) questionnaire.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

  • If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable.
  • For a disabled veteran, you must submit a Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) letter on DVA letterhead that states your overall combined service-connected disability rating.
  • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
  • Please provide a copy of your College transcript(s) which support those qualifications for which you wish to have considered.


Military Spousal Preference (MSP) Form and Military Orders

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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