Child & Youth Program Assistant (Leader Level)

Air Force Nonappropriated Fund (AFNAF) Services Career Program - Whiteman AFB, MO3.8

Full-time$15 an hour

LOCATION: Whiteman AFB, Missouri, Youth Center

TITLE/Grade: Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) (Leader Level), CY-1702-04

CATEGORY: This position will be filled as a regular category. Regular: Employee is guaranteed to work at least 20 hours per week and will receive the following benefits: leave, retirement, health and life insurance, and 401(k) savings plan. Employee will be eligible for the use of the fitness center, golf course, bowling center, club, swimming pools and other activities.

( ) Internal Applicants, Military Spouse Preference, and Transition Hiring preference candidates Only

(X) All Source


PAY: $15.26 per hour. Internal NAF applicants will have pay set according to applicable pay setting rules. For current appropriated fund (APF) employees, portability pay setting rules apply.

Minimum announcement period will be 5 calendar days.

****This position has multiple job openings****

Applicants are responsible for submitting complete applications. Applications not containing required documentation will not be considered. Please ensure you address the qualification requirements in your application that are addressed on the vacancy announcement.

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.

IMPORTANT: Positions have qualification requirements that MUST be verified. You MUST upload and attach a copy of the following:

  • HS Diploma
  • AF Form 1098 Training Record (or equivalent) showing modules completed OR Official Transcripts showing 30 semester hours above the high school level which included at least 15 semester hours in early childhood education, youth development, or related field
  • Applicants possessing foreign education certification, please contact the HRO for further guidance.
  • AF 2545 showing one year at the CY03 (Target Level) level or equivalent.
  • Official Transcripts for a completed Associate of Arts degree in early childhood education, youth development, or related fields OR have a Child Development Associate credential or a Youth Development credential (must remain current).
  • Current driving record (No older than 90 days from date of application) for applicants desiring to be considered for positions at the Youth Center

Serves as a team leader for program staff with responsibility for the operation and program in accordance with applicable regulations in one or more child and youth programs. Accountable for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Oversees arrival/departure of children/youth. Supervises children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events. Works in ratio with children and youth. Encourages participant interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth and adults. Monitors staff/child or youth ratios to ensure adequate staffing. Plans, coordinates and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children/youth. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Works with trainer and supervisor to implement activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth. Works with team members to prepare, arrange and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Assist children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills. 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, program staff, and other representatives (as applicable). Briefs other employees and parents. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with an authorized person according to written parental instruction. Provides opportunities for parental involvement. Instructs team members in specific tasks and job techniques; makes available written instructions, reference materials, and supplies. Explains program guidance, procedures, polices and directives to team members. Resolves problems and conflict situations or obtains information and guidance from supervisor. Demonstrates proper work methods and provides work-related guidance to subordinates. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children/youth. Conducts on-the-job training and instruction for team members. Ensures team members follow safety, fire, fitness, health and nutrition procedures and informs supervisor of compliance concerns. Relays instructions from the supervisor, makes activity assignments and gets work started in accordance with the daily activity plan. Provides input to the supervisor as requested concerning promotions, reassignments, performance appraisals, incentive awards, etc. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed. Arranges for/serves appropriate snacks/meals, where applicable. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities. Collects, maintains and reports program participation data. Uses designated evaluation materials to ensure assigned area is in compliance with AF standards and metrics. Ensures assigned area achieves and maintains standards for DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Provides care/supervision to children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Provides care/supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with AF and local policies, guidance, and standards. Ensures compliance with policies and regulations applicable to AF Child and Youth Programs. May be required to transport children in government vehicles. Acts as manager in non-routine/emergency situations for purposes of opening/closing of facility. Performs other related duties as assigned. Incumbent performs the following: drives one or more types of passenger vehicles such as sedans, vans, crew cab pickup trucks, jeeps, and station wagons on the basis of specific trip assignments, or regular schedules. Reads maps and judges road/traffic conditions to determine the shortest and safest route. Enforces passenger seatbelt use.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: 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, must 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 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. Must possess a valid state driver's license appropriate for the size and type of vehicle operated. Must provide a copy of driving record. Knowledge of operating one or more gasoline, diesel, or electric powered wheeled vehicles with a GVW of up to 10,000 pounds such as pickup trucks, sedans, crew cab pickup trucks, jeeps, and station wagons. Possess knowledge of defensive driving techniques, including skill to recognize developing hazardous road and traffic conditions and the judgment to select alternate routes to avoid potential problems. SPECIALIZED REQUIREMENT: One year at the CY03 level or equivalent. Must have completed an Associate of Arts degree in early childhood education, youth development, or related fields or have a Child Development Associate credential or a Youth Development credential (must remain current).


Relocation expenses will NOT be paid

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.

Applicant’s 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.