- Announcement Number:
- Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic
- Position Status:
- $20.81 - $22.69 Per Hour
- Who May Apply:
- Duty Stations:
- LITTLE CREEK AMP BASE, VIRGINIA
- USA Jobs:
- Opening Date:
- Cutoff Date:
- Closing Date:
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. LOCATED AT THE FS YOUTH CENTER.
Duties and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and 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 possesses the following:
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.
What to Expect Next
Using the required qualifications of the position, a standardized rating and ranking criteria of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used to screen and assess each application.
All applicants will be notified regarding their status. Applicants will either be contacted for an interview or sent an email notification of non-selection 4–6 weeks after the announcement closing date. If selected for an interview, applicants can expect to be contacted 1–3 weeks after their interview with a position offer or notification of non-selection.
Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., Spam Blocker, etc.), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
We value our employees and considers them to be the greatest asset of our organization. As an employer of choice, we are committed to attracting and retaining the “best of the best” by providing comprehensive benefits that are a valuable part of the total compensation package. Our benefits package include medical, dental, life insurance, spouse and dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement and 401(k) savings plans, paid vacation and sick time.
How to Apply
To begin the process, click on the 'Apply' button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Applicant must complete the application process and submit any required documents by the closing date of this announcement.
The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national orientation, disability (mental or physical), genetic information, age, prior EEO activity, political affiliation, parental status, marital status, or any other non-merit factors.
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 Installations 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.
Conditions of Employment Cont.:
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.
Satisfactorily obtain or 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 Navy Justice Information System (NJIS) 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.
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.