Child and Youth Program (CYP) Assistant

Department of the Navy - Mayport, FL (30+ days ago)4.4


Duties
Summary
Fleet and Family Readiness is looking for the best and brightest to join our TEAM!!! The Navy team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms by enhancing the quality of life for Sailors, their families, and others in the Navy Community. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training.

Family Readiness (N91) includes the Fleet and Family Support Program and Emergency Response.

The Fleet and Family Support Program provides services through Fleet and Family Support Centers, such as relocation assistance, new parent support, deployment services, clinical counseling services, financial management counseling, family employment services, family advocacy and the transition assistance programs.

The Emergency Response Program manages Navy Installations Command’s response plans to provide assistance to the Navy Family during a disaster.

Fleet Readiness (N92) is comprised of Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs, official and recreational lodging, and food and beverage operations. These services include:

Fitness and Sports

Deployed Forces Support

Movies and Libraries

Golf and Bowling

Marinas and Outdoor Recreation

Liberty Program

Information, Tickets and Travel

Navy Entertainment Program

Navy Gateway Inns & Suites

Galleys and Recreational Dining

MWR Lodging

Child Development Centers and Homes

Youth and Teen Centers

School-Age Care

School Liaison Officer Program

Navy Housing (N93) manages housing Navywide, including permanent party family housing and unaccompanied housing. Focused on assisting Sailors, both single and those with families, receive suitable, affordable and safe housing wherever they are assigned.

The Support Services Center (N94) supports the other four divisions and regional Fleet and Family Readiness Service Centers through a consolidation of management support functions, such as NAF financial management, marketing, training, NAF human resources, facilities and acquisition, information technology, and management evaluation and assistance.

Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor (N95) coordinates the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, and provides resources and support to their families and offers individually-tailored assistance to ensure enrollees’ successful recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration.

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Responsibilities
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 in one or more CY programs.

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.

s arrange for and/or serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.

Indoor and Outdoor Environment

s prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules.

s 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

s 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

Who May Apply
This job is open to…
US Citizens and Non-Citizens
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)
1702 Education And Training Technician

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
PLEASE READ THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY TO ENSURE ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE ADDRESSED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE.

RELOCATION NOT AUTHORIZED

KEY REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. http://www.sss.gov
Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-VERIFY) check.
A favorable background is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain a favorable background may result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal.
Position is a drug tested designated position.
NOTE: Applicants have the ability to perform an E-Verify Self Check to confirm employment eligibility at http://www.uscis.gov/mye-verify/self-check . Although a Self-Check is not mandatory, it can be a useful tool for applicants to find out if there is a problem with their employment eligibility records and resolve any issues before taking a job.

Qualifications
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. All non-government positions identified on your resume must include complete address and to and from dates. Government positions must include pay plan, series, grade, to and from dates and address of the agency/organization.

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

DoDI 1400.25-v14-5 requires completion of prerequisite training and education before advancing to the next level with or between payband and in accordance with the CYP Pay band incumbents must have the following to reach the following levels.

Entry level; Prior experience working with children and/ or youth preferred.
Intermediate/ target level; Have six (6) months experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting and Have completed child abuse modules and modules 1, 2, and 10 of the DoN Standardized Module Training.
Target Level; Completion of the DoN Standardized Module Training AND 12 months of experience working with children and youth OR A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential OR 2-year degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development or related field of study, which can include Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Youth Development, Psychology, Social Work, Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development, or other degrees as appropriate.

Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Knowledge of basic child and youth development principles as they relate to children and youth's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development
Ability to implement developmentally appropriate child and youth development principles and practices under immediate supervision to provide direct care, education and development for children and youth, individually or with groups of children and youth
Ability to interpret a curriculum or activity plan and follow written instructions
Ability to plan and organize work
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
Ability to promote and foster effective working relationships with children and youth and coworkers
Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire and your RESUME MUST SUPPORT AND VALIDATE YOUR ANSWERS or you may be removed from consideration.

ONLY THE MOST HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE REFERRED. IF MANAGEMENT DOES NOT WISH TO SELECT A HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE, THEY MAY REQUEST A REFERRAL LIST INCLUDING WELL OR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

Education
Additional information
Some positions have special requirements
  • An access National Agency Check investigation (NACI) Tier I is required via the SF 85 security form.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies CYP Program Assistant positions within 90 days of closing date.

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 CNI_SE_HQ_N9_NAFJOBS@NAVY.MIL to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

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

Your experience is subject to evaluation and verification against the information in your resume. The numeric rating you receive is a self-assessment only and is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, or if your resume lacks sufficient information, you will be rated accordingly or may be considered ineligible.

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, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities 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
Q - Sensitive

Required Documents

Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Include name and contact information for at least three (3) professional references in your resume
  • Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.
  • Proof of certification, if applicable to position requirements.
  • Proof of training, if applicable to position requirements.
  • If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.
APPLICANTS CLAIMING HIRING PREFERENCE: Please ensure your status is indicated in your USAJOBS account and ALL required documents to claim preference are submitted at the time of resume submission.

WHAT ARE PREFERENCES? Preferences are advantages in the candidate selection process. Individuals can claim the following preferences:

1. Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Qualifying separated employees shall have priority placement in the NAF activity from which they were separated as a result of a Business Based Action (BBA), when the position has substantially the same duties as the position from which they were separated and it is not a higher grade or employment category, provided the position is not being filled by an internal candidate.

To claim this preference, you MUST:
  • Submit a copy of your BBA Separation Notification indicating eligibility for RPL.
2. Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Qualifying spouses eligible for MSP are spouses of an active duty military member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including members of the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. The marriage must have occurred before the military member received official permanent change of station (PCS) orders to the installation listed above. MSP is applicable only when applying for NAF positions at the NF-03 and below and equivalent craft and trade (CT) positions.

To claim this preference, you MUST:
  • Submit sponsor’s PCS orders to installation you are applying for; AND
  • If you are not indicated as a spouse on the PCS orders, you MUST submit proof of marriage prior to PCS.
3. Veteran’s Preference/Gold Star Veteran's Preference: Qualifying military veterans, and spouses/parents of deceased veterans shall be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. Preference applicable for positions open to external candidates.

To claim Veteran's preference, you MUST:
  • Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy); AND
  • Submit completed SF15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
  • Submit any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc)
To claim Gold Star Veteran's preference, you MUST:
  • Submit completed SF-15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
  • Submit a legible copy of DD-1300; AND
  • Submit any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc).
***Qualifying applicants with preferences are considered in the order listed above. Then all other qualifying applicants are considered.

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.

Benefits

Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working for our TEAM include but are not limited to:

Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc.).
Stability of Federal Civilian Service
People with passion for doing work that matters
Quality of Work Life Balance
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.