Child and Youth Program Assistant - SUMMER HIRE

Air Force Nonappropriated Fund (AFNAF) Services Career Program - Keesler AFB, MS3.6

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Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level) – SUMMER HIRE

Position starts May 1st, 2019. Not to exceed August 30th, 2019

This is a FLEX Position.

PAY MAY VARY BASED ON EXPERIENCE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 recurring 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.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: 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 pounds 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 below. 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: 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. Drug testing is a condition of employment.

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 on a case-by-case basis.

Internal NAF applicants pay may be set according to applicable NAF pay setting rules NOTE: For current appropriated fund (APF) employees, portability pay setting rules apply (REF:AFMAN 34-310, NAF personnel program Management and Administration Procedures, para 13.6.2)

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. You are responsible for uploading any documentation that supports your preference claim, experience, and/or educational background.

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 NAFJobs.org.

Military Spousal Preference: Official Military PCS orders assigning Active duty member to Keesler AFB, MS with applicants name listed as a dependent.

Veteran’s Preference: DD 214 with Honorable discharge. To receive credit for prior military service, a DD214, member 4 or service 2, must be included with your application package.

FLEX= Flexible position. Schedule to work between 0 and 40 hours per week. Eligible to use most base facilities.

  • We are not responsible for employment ineligibilities based on missing information or lack of documentation
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.

If you are applying for this position AND attending the job fair at the Sablich Center, Room 108, on February 28th, 2019 please contact NAF HRO (228-376-8282) if you do not have base access. Interested applicants are encouraged to bring a resume with them for review and interviews on the spot.