CHILD & YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT (GSE-02,GSE-3,GSE4) CY1*, CY2

US Department of the Navy - Quantico, VA4.3

30+ days agoFull-time
Duties
Summary
Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively.

Responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
JOB TITLE: CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT (GSE-1702-02/03/04)

The primary purpose of this position is to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth, ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in a Department of Defense (DoD) Children and Youth Program.

Serves as Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more child and youth programs.

Assists in planning, coordinating, and implementing activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children/youth.

s prepare, arrange and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate age/stage appropriateness, daily skills and daily schedules.

Conducts and/or Coordinates age appropriate play and learning activities to foster individual and group activity development.

Reviews or assists in implementing daily schedules and activity plans, and may brief lower graded employees.

Interacts professionally with staff members, parents and the Command.

Supervises and interacts with children during all programmed activities using approved child guidance and youth development techniques.

Promotes and models safety, fitness, health and nutrition practices.

s arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals where applicable.

Assists and/or prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements.

Uses prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment. Secures supplies, equipment and facilities.

s create adult-made games and play materials (i.e., mixing paint, play dough; assembling props for dramatic play, activities, etc.), and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment for submission to the supervisor.

Receives children from parents. Notes all special instructions that parents may provide. Maintains an accurate count of children at all times.

Attends to physical needs of the children (i.e. holding, rocking, diapering, feeding, etc.).

Notifies the supervisor or Facility Director of any marks or other signs that might indicate a suspicion of illness, abuse, or neglect.

s children collect their belongings when they depart. Ensures that each child leaves with a parent or someone authorized to take the child.

May assist children and youth with special projects and homework.

May participate in conferences with parent and staff.

Completes designated training requirements within designated time frames. Completes the required background checks and maintains updated checks to include the Child and Youth National Agency Check with Inquiries (CNACI).

Provides superior customer service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner.

Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Uses required safety equipment, and observes safe work procedures.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

GSE-02 ENTRY LEVEL (CY-1) : No prior experience required. Ability to complete mandatory training. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of proper procedures for: emergencies to care for injured children; implementation of safety and sanitation practices; management of indoor and outdoor hazards; maintaining child accountability; reporting child abuse and providing developmental activities to enhance a learning environment.

GSE-03 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (CY-1) : Must have six (6) months experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting and have completed DoD Standardized Entry Level Module Training. Possess skills to interpret and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and practices under immediate supervision to provide direct care, education and development for children and youth.

GSE-04 TARGET LEVEL (CY-2) : One year prior experience working with children, youth or teens in a day care setting is required. Six months of this experience must have been at the GSE-03 level or private sector equivalent. Possess a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School Age (MSA) credential, or a two year degree in a related field, or complete the DoD Standardized Module Training. Incumbent must have successful completion of all required training for Program Assistant ( Entry and Intermediate Level Module Training ).

May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work hours.

Travel Required
25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Job family (Series)
1702 Education And Training Technician

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
See Duties and Qualifications

EVALUATIONS:
Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : ALL LEVELS

Must be at least 18 years old and have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school (please attach proof of completion to your resume).

Must be able to lift and carry up to 45 lbs, long periods of standing, walking, stooping, bending and sitting on the floor are required.

Must be able complete training in First Aid and CPR within six months of employment.

Must be able to obtain a Food Handler’s Certificate.

Must successfully be able to pass required Installation, State, Child National Agency and Health Checks.

Open availability from 5:45am - 6:15pm, evening training hours as required

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge and experience working in a group or individual program with children and youth.

Knowledge, training and education in the field of early childhood development policies, regulations, procedures and processes.

Skill and ability to make mature and sound decisions when working with children, youth and parents.

Skill and ability to deal with coworkers, subordinates and supervisors as a close working team.

Have a strong command of English language to include written and oral skills.

Education
Additional information
GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.
Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:
  • Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.
  • If prior military, DD214 Member Copy
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 Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.
Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with “TA” stamped in red on front of card.
INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.
ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

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

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents
Varies - Review "OTHER INFORMATION"

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.

Benefits

Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS include but are not limited to:

  • Stability of Federal Civilian Service
  • People with passion for doing work that matters
  • Quality of Work Life Balance
  • Competitive Pay
  • Comprehensive Benefit Packages
  • Marine Corps Exchange and Base Facility Privileges
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.