Child and Youth Program Assistant (Leader)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Langley AFB, Virginia
Posted
Dec 01, 2021
Closes
Dec 03, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT (ALL LEVELS):
The incumbent will serve as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more child and youth programs and will be accountable for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Provides care/supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants. Assists in preparing age appropriate activities; supervises children and youth during indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events; arranges and serves snacks/meals. Executes work in accordance with policies and regulations. May be required to transport children in government vehicles.

CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT (LEADER LEVEL) Serves as a team leader for program staff with responsibility for the operation and program in accordance with applicable regulations In one or more child and youth programs. Accountable for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Oversees arrival/departure of children/youth. Supervises children and youth ranging In age from 6 weeks to 18 years during dally schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events. Works in ratio with children and youth. Encourages participant Interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth and adults. Monitors staff/child or youth ratios to ensure adequate staffing. Plans, coordinates and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children/youth. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Works with trainer end supervisor to implement activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth. Works with team members to prepare, arrange and maintain Indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Assist children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, supervisors and volunteers. Participates in conferences with parents, program staff and other representatives (as applicable). Briefs other employees and parents. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with an authorized person according to written parental instruction. Provides opportunities for parental involvement. Instructs team members in specific tasks and job techniques; makes available written instructions, reference materials, and supplies. Explains program guidance, procedures, polices and directives to team members. Resolves problems and conflict situations or obtains information and guidance from supervisor. Demonstrates proper work methods and provides work-related guidance lo subordinates. Models appropriate behaviors end techniques for working with children/youth. Conducts on-the-job training and instruction for team members. Ensures team members follow safety, fire, fitness, health and nutrition procedures and informs supervisor of compliance concerns. Relays instructions from the supervisor, makes activity assignments and gets work started in accordance with the daily activity plan. Provides input to the supervisor as requested concerning promotions, reassignments, performance appraisals, incentive awards, etc. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed. Arranges for/serves appropriate snacks/meals, where applicable. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities. Collects, maintains and reports program participation data. Uses designated evaluation materials to ensure assigned area is in compliance with AF standards and metrics. Ensures assigned area achieves and maintains standards for DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Provides care/supervision to children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Provides care/supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with AF and local policies, guidance, end standards. Ensures compliance with policies and regulations applicable to AF Child and Youth Programs. May be required to transport children In government vehicles. Acts as manager in non--routine/emergency situations for purposes of opening/closing of facility. Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in this position please preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11301935

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • All new hires must comply with Executive Order 14043, "Guidance on Applying Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Requirements to New Hires." See Additional Information section below for more details.
  • This position requires the incumbent to complete a background investigation with favorable results.
  • This position has physical lifting requirement which requires the incumbent to complete a favorable pre-employment physical.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be able to obtain, maintain, and provide evidence of current immunizations this includes annual influenza vaccinations and be free of all communicable diseases.
  • This position requires the incumbent to complete assigned training, to include Food Handlers certification, within specified time from date hire or assignment to position.
  • This position requires incumbent to be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • This position requires incumbent to provide a copy of high school diploma.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant's eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 12/02/2021

  • Business Based Action
  • Military Spouse Preference
  • Outside Applicant Veteran
  • Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran
  • Transition Hiring Preference

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Qualifying Experience:
Must be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma (or equivalent) and must speak, read and write English. Must meet specific physical requirements, must pass a physical examination and have required immunizations. Must be able to lift 40 lbs or more and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to obtain a Food Handler's Certificate, and satisfactorily complete installation, state and national criminal background checks. Must satisfactorily complete mandatory training as specified. Must possess maturity and good judgment and like working with children/youth and their parents. Employee must have a valid driver's license and have a good driving record if required to transport children.

SPECIALIZED REQUIREMENT: One year at the Target level or equivalent. Must have completed an Associate of Arts degree in early childhood education, youth development or related fields or have a Child Development Associate credential or a Youth Development credential must remain current.

Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. This position does allow for education substitution in order to qualify.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information

  • According to Executive Order 14043, "Guidance on Applying Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Requirements to New Hires": New Department of the Air Force civilian employees must be fully vaccinated by their entry on duty (start) date or November 22, 2021, whichever is later. If a new hire intends to request a medical or religious exemption, the start date will be delayed until the exemption process is complete and applicant is either approved for an exemption, or becomes fully vaccinated.
  • Individual must fully meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Direct deposit is required.
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • Pre-employment requirements must be satisfactorily met prior to Entrance on Duty (EOD).
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this job opportunity announcement. And additional selections may also be made from this job opportunity announcement.
  • Selection(s) are subject to restrictions resulting from hiring preferences and priority consideration eligible.


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