Child and Youth Program Teen Coordinat

US Department of the Navy - Portsmouth, VA4.3

This position is a Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Teen Coordinator for the New Gosport Youth Center in Portsmouth Virginia. The purpose of the position is to plan, organize and provide a supervised social, recreational and educational program for youth ages 13 - 18 that meets the interests and needs of all children and youth.

This position is a Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Teen Coordinator. The purpose of the position is to plan, organize and provide a supervised social, recreational and educational program for youth ages 13—18 that meets the interests and needs of all children and youth.

The duties and responsibilities of the Teen Coordinator can be grouped into categories including programming, indoor/outdoor environment, interactions and relationships, supervision of children and youth, outreach, personnel management, and compliance. These tasks are summarized below.

Programming- Assists with the development and supervision of a developmentally appropriate teen program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children and youth in the age categories served. Establish activities that foster development through both educational and recreational program activities. Develops daily activity plans for the youth and teens (ages 13— 18) to include structured activities such as art, social games, music, drama, technology, and special projects that are inclusive of dependent youth of Department of Defense (DoD) military personnel living on and off the installation. Develops and offers programs related to the core program areas presented in the OPNÄV and implements programs required by the Department of Navy (DON) such as Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCÄ) or 4—H required programs. Develops, organizes and conducts special interest activities such as special events, dances and trips that may include parents and other family members. Develops a plan for and implements CYP fitness and sports activities based on the expressed and observed needs and interests of dependent children and youth of DOD military personnel living on and off the installation. Programs may be implemented at the Youth Program on base or coordinated with area programs that offer these programs, such as the local running club, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), and Parks and Recreation. Recruits and conducts training seminars for coaches and officials as needed. Develops and submits a monthly calendar of all teen, fitness and sports activities and events for approval by the Youth Director. Involves youth and teens in the planning process to ensure the activities offered meet the social and recreational needs and interests of the age groups served. Collaborates with other military installations in planning developmentally appropriate regional teen activities, as applicable. Assists in establishing a system that ensures achievements of youth are recognized formally and informally. Collects information regarding actual and potential participant interests and needs and makes recommendations for improvement. Provides information to patrons about programs, policies, procedures, and fees. Maintains appropriate records and reports of participation, payments, and permission slips.

Indoor/Outdoor Environment- Ensures space is available and adequate to meet all programming needs and is reflective of and inviting to youth and teens. Prepares the facility or outdoor space for scheduled activities and ensures all safety requirements are met prior to use of the area. Secures the necessary supplies and equipment to support the programs and activities offered and ensures all equipment and supplies are age—appropriate and in good condition. Maintains control of indoor and outdoor equipment, games and supplies used for teen programs and ensures that all equipment and supplies are stored properly. Inventories supplies and equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing those that are damaged, missing, or depleted. Reports any unsafe equipment and/or environmental discrepancy to supervisor and removes items if applicable.

Interactions and Relationships- Establishes a program environment that enhances physical, emotional, social, and cognitive skills, sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions between children, youth and adults . Ensures appropriate sportsman—like conduct is modeled by CYP employees, volunteers, and participants . Uses appropriate child and youth guidance techniques that encourages positive social interactions, promotes conflict resolution, and develops self—control, self—motivation and self— esteem. Interacts professionally with employees, parents, volunteers and local installation command personnel. Participates actively and positively in managing and resolving issues with parents, volunteers and/or employees.

Supervision of Children and Youth- Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with local policies, guidance, and standards . Supervises teen activities and enforces rules and regulations concerning dress, conduct, and equipment and game rules. Ensures activities promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of youth and teens.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - Activities may require incumbent to drive an automobile (to include driving a government vehicle while transporting children to and from activities) .

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
1702 Education And Training Technician


Conditions of Employment
Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases.

Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Knowledge of developmentally appropriate programs designed to meet the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of children and youth from 13 to 18 years of age. Knowledge of child and youth development principles, practices, and techniques. Knowledge of a variety of teen programming activities for children and youth. Knowledge of Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect. Skill in program planning, organizing, and employee scheduling. Skill working with military families and an understanding of military lifestyles is preferred. Ability to supervise others. Ability to lead, supervise, and interact with youth and teens. Ability to safeguard and account for monies and equipment. Ability to maintain records and reports. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

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.

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

Factor 8. Physical Demands

The incumbent is required to do considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping, and lifting up to 40 pounds. Activities may require incumbent to drive an automobile (to include driving a government vehicle while transporting children to and from activities) . Most of the work is done in activity areas and outdoors, and the incumbent must be able to actively participate in the programs offered. The incumbent will be required to participate in field trips with a • wide variety of activities such as trips to amusement parks, hiking, and canoeing.

Factor 9. Work Environment

The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of a wide variety of teen programs and services, such as exposure to disease and injuries from lifting. The indoor work area has adequate light, heat and ventilation. The incumbent may spend a significant amount of time outdoors exposed to the climate while visiting events venues and arenas, and participating in a variety of field trips. May work an uncommon tour of duty to include evening and weekend work to accommodate teen schedules

Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ÄCIP), which includes the influenza vaccine. In accordance with DoDT 6060.4, an incumbent 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. Must pass a pre—employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease. Must satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101—647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI). Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state or National Accreditation institutions utilized as part of DOD's Child and Youth Programs.


Incumbents must have one of the following:
Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, Military School— Age (MSA) credential or equivalent AND 3 years of experience where the incumbent displays knowledge of a competency in developmentally appropriate programming.


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 AND 2 years of full—time experience working with children or youth.


4 year degree in any of the above. fields of study AND a minimum of 1 year of experience working with children or youth.

Note: minimum 2 year degree is preferred.

Additional information
We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

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 nsapplications@ 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. NOTE: 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.

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, 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.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
USAJobs Resume

DD Form 2981. Statement of Admission.

Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

If claiming Veteran’s Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc). is required.

If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders is required for NF-03 and below or equivalent.

If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

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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