Child & Youth Program Asst NTE 09/06/2019

Air Force Nonappropriated Fund (AFNAF) Services Career Program - USAF Academy, CO3.7

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Child & Youth Program Assistant (Entry-Target)

JOB SUMMARY

PAY/ HR:
  • Entry: $11.80
  • Intermediate: $12.76
  • Target: 14.61
APPOINTMENT TYPE: (x) Flex NTE 12/31/2019

PAY GRADE: CY-1702-01/02

WHO MAY APPLY: (x) All sources

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 Investigation (Background Investigation) and other required background investigation.

Applicants for this position must upload the following information into their NAFJobs.org profile or their application may not be considered for employment: If you have difficulty uploading documents please contact the HR office.

  • Copy of Driving Record issued from state DMV
  • 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
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Approximate start date for this position is May-June 2019

This is a Not to Exceed (NTE) position expiring 06 September 2019

(Entry)

Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYP A) 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 establish a program environment and promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth and adults. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate the daily schedule. Uses prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment. Helps create adult-made games and play 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 the 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. Notifies supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns. 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 instructions. Assists in maintaining program participation data and completing required daily reports. Participates in program evaluations as required. Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD certification and national accreditation, where applicable. Ensures compliance with policies and regulations applicable to Air Force Child and Youth Programs. May be required to transport children in government vehicles. Performs other related duties as assigned.

(Intermediate)

Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYP A) 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 planning, coordinating and conducting activities for program participants including group as well as individual child and youth activities. Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth and adults. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate a daily schedule. Assists children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills. Participates in conferences with parents and staff. Reviews and implements daily schedules and activity plans to ensure age/stage appropriateness. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. 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 instructions. Participates in program evaluations 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 applicable to AF Child and Youth Programs. 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. May be required to transport children in government vehicles. Performs other related duties as assigned.

(Target)

Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYP A) 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, 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

BASIC REQUIREMENT ALL LEVEL: 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. Must have the ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner. Must provide a copy of driving record.

INTERMEDIATE GRADE LEVEL ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED SPECIALIZED REQUIREMENT: 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. This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.

TARGET GRADE LEVEL ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED SPECIALIZED REQUIREMENT. Six months experience equivalent to the Intermediate level working in a group program for children 01: 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. This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

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

5. For current appropriated fund (APF) employees, portability pay setting rules apply (REF: AFMAN 34-310, NAF Personnel Program Management and Administration Procedures, para 13.6.2.2)

6. “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”

EEO Policy Statement

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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.