Child and Youth Program Assistant - Regular

Air Force Nonappropriated Fund (AFNAF) Services Career Program - Elmendorf AFB, AK

Full-time
Title/Payplan/Grade/Pay

CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT

(ENTRY/INTERMEDIATE/TARGET LEVEL)

CY-1702-01/02

$13.23-$16.20 PH DOE (+ 3.27% COLA) – REGULAR

Duty Location: 673 FSS/FSYC (KATMAI AND TALKEETNA CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS)

JBER, ALASKA

FULL BENEFITS PACKAGE: 401K/RETIRMENT/MEDICAL AND LIFE INSURANCE/ PAID VACATION AND SICK LEAVE.

**APPLICANT IS REQUIRED TO ATTACH A RESUME**

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. Assists in providing and leading planned activities. Assist children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills. Performs simple routine tasks following step-by-step instructions. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate the daily schedule. Uses prepared curriculum/program materials (i.e., mixing paint, play dough, assembling props, activities, etc.) Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques as provided by the supervisors. Attends to physical needs of the children, as applicable. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, supervisors and volunteers. 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. Assist and maintain program participation data and completing required daily reports. Participates in program evaluations as required. Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Ensures compliance with policies and regulations application to Air Force Child and Youth Programs. May be required to transport children in government vehicles. Performs other related duties as assigned.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 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 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.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY LEVEL: No specialized experience required.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: SPECIALIZED REQUIREMENT: 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.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR TARGET LEVEL: 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.

Applicant's application and/or resume must reflect required qualifications.

Be sure to upload the following requirements if claiming a preference.

POSSIBLE DOCUMENTS FOR UPLOADING:
If claiming Military Spouse Preference (MSP) - PCS Orders

If claiming Veterans Preference - DD 214 Member Copy 4

If on Leave Without Pay - AF Form 2545 or DA 3434

“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.”

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

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER