Child & Youth Program Assistant

Air Force Nonappropriated Fund (AFNAF) Services Career Program - Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC3.8


(70177, 70178, 70179)

This is a Flexible Position

FLEX = Flexible Position. Scheduled to work between 0 and 40 hours per week without benefits.

Entry Level-$12.10/per hour

Intermediate Level-$12.83/per hour

Target Level- $14.82/per hour

ALL DOCUMENTATION MUST BE UPLOADED AND ATTACHED FOR QUALIFICATION PURPOSES. (i.e. HS diploma, transcripts, modules, training certificates, spouse's orders, and DD214 Member 4 or Service 2)

You are responsible for uploading any documentation that supports your preference claim, experience, and/or educational background. We are not responsible for employment ineligibilities based on missing information or lack of documentation.

Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more child and youth programs. Accountable for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth. Assist children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills. Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily skills. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Develops and implements schedules and plans. Demonstrates, instructs, leads and facilitates planned and spontaneous program activities. Interact 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 and staff. Briefs other employees and parents. Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities on field trips, outings and special events. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health and nutrition practices. Cares for special needs children and youth as directed by the supervisor. Notifies supervisor of health, fire and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals, where applicable. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with an authorized person according to written parental instruction. Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required), self-inspection materials and national accreditation or equivalent. Provides care/supervision, oversight and accountable for program participants in compliance with local policies, guidance, and standards. Ensures compliance with policies and regulation application to AF Child and Youth Programs. Inventories equipment on recruiting basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities. Collects, maintains and reports program participation data. May be required to transport children in government vehicles. Performs other duties as assigned.

Must be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma (or equivalent), and have the ability to speak, read, and write English. Must meet specific physical requirements, 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 Handlers Certificate, and satisfactorily complete installation, state and national criminal background checks. Little or no previous training or experience is required. 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. This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. Must pass a drug test as a condition of employment. Incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.

SPECIALIZED REQUIREMENT FOR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: Six months experience equivalent to the CY-01 level working in a group program for children or youth. Completion of 3 AF modules (or equivalent) and AF Orientation Training Program; or, 15 semester hours above the high school level in early childhood education, youth development, or related field.

SPECIALIZED REQUIREMENT FOR TARGET LEVEL: Six months experience equivalent to the CY-02 level working in a group program for children or youth. Completion of the AF Modules; or, 30 semester hours above the high school level which included at least 15 semester hours in early childhood education, youth development, or related fields.

ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS: All Federal NAF employees are required by PL 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit.

HOW TO APPLY: All interested parties must apply thru

Military Spousal Preference: Official Military PCS orders assigning Active duty member to Seymour Johnson, NC with applicants name listed as a dependent

Veteran’s Preference: DD 214 with Honorable discharge. To receive credit for prior military service, a DD-214, Member 4 or Service 2, must be included with your application package.

  • We are not responsible for employment ineligibilities based on missing information or lack of documentation
Any individual who was required to register with Selective Service and who is not registered or knowingly and willfully did not register before the requirement terminated or became inapplicable will not be appointed.

EEO Policy Statement
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement
This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made.