Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level)

Air Force Nonappropriated Fund (AFNAF) Services Career Program - USAF Academy, CO3.6

Part-time$15 an hour
Child and Youth Program Assistant – Target Level


PAY/ HR: $14.73

APPOINTMENT TYPE: (x) Regular Part Time – guaranteed 20 hours/week and benefits

PAY GRADE: CY-1702-02

WHO MAY APPLY: (x) CYPA Target Level

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

All employment is contingent upon a successful completion of a Tier 1 background investigation.

Applicants for this position must upload the following information into their profile or their application may not be considered for employment (if you have difficulty uploading documents please contact the HR office):
Immunizations Record
Copy of High School Diploma, GED or College Transcripts
Proof of Age: this can be a birth certificate, state-issued driver's license, passport or other government-issued identification
Copy of Spouse's Orders for Military Spouse Preference (if applicable)
Member-4 Copy of DD 214 for Veteran's Preference (if applicable)
Child and Youth Program Assistant Worksheet*
Youth Center, Child Development Center and Swimming Pool Works
Form 2981

Forms can be found at



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.

Plans, coordinates and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual 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. Interacts 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, and 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 tools.

Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent.

Provides care/supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants in compliance with local policies, guidance, and standards.

Ensures compliance with policies and regulations 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 related duties as assigned.



BASIC REQUIREMENT-ALL LEVEL: Must be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma (or equivalent) and must speak, read and write English. Must meet specific physical requirements, pass a physical examination and have required immunizations. Must be able to lift 40lbs 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. Little or no previous training or experience is required. 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.

Six months experience equivalent to the Entry 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.

Six months experience equivalent to the Intermediate 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 Requires a Local Files Check and Tier 1 investigation, as well as other childcare background checks.


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

If you fail to include prior duties performed in either your profile section or resume, your application will be considered incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. We are not responsible for employment ineligibilities based on missing information or lack of documentation.

Applicant claiming Military Spouse, Transitional or Veteran’s Hiring Preference must attach required documents to be considered. Reference the Preferences Tab above for required documents.

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

Internal NAF applicants pay may be set according to applicable pay setting rules.

For current appropriated fund (APF) employees, portability pay setting rules apply (REF: AFMAN 34-310, NAF Personnel Program Management and Administration Procedures, para

“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.”