New job Child & Youth Program Assistant in Maine

Child & Youth Program Assistant

Company : US Department of the Navy
Salary : $13.73 - $21.86 an hour
Location : Maine

Full Description

Duties

Summary

The purpose of the Child and Youth (CY) Program Assistant is to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in one or more CY programs. This position is located at the Child & Youth Program (i.e. Child Development Center, School Age Care, Youth Center, etc.), Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine.


Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the CY Program Assistant have been grouped into categories, including curriculum, indoor and outdoor environment, interactions and relationships, supervision of children and youth, parent and employee communication, assessment, compliance, and additional responsibilities. Each is described below.

Curriculum

Develops schedules and activity plans. This may include reviewing and providing input into schedules and activity plans developed by the entry level and intermediate level Educational Aids (CY Program Assistants), CY-1702-I. Ensures that program plans and activities incorporate the observed needs of individual children and youth.

Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of children and youth. Incorporates special instructions provided by parents such as special dietary needs, physical needs, or other information that may affect the child or youth's experience in the program.

Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Cares for children and youth with special needs as directed by the supervisor.

Demonstrates, instructs, leads, and facilitates planned and spontaneous program activities.

Role models developmentally appropriate practice and classroom or activity area management techniques.

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

Helps arrange for and/or serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.

Indoor and Outdoor Environment

Helps prepare, arrange and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules.

Sets up displays and bulletin boards.

Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies.

Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities.

Interactions and Relationships

Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth and adults.

Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques.

Supervision of Children and Youth

Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD), NAF Component, and local installation policies, guidance, and standards.

Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth.

Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events.

Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instructions.

Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Incumbent is a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.

Parent and Employee Communication

Interacts professionally with employees, parents, and local installation command personnel.

Provides parents with daily verbal or written feedback about their child/youth or program activities.

Participates in conferences with parents and employees.

Assessment

Observes children and youth and documents developmental progression and/or concerns. Uses the information in planning.

Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required), self-inspection materials, and national accreditation tools.

Compliance

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

Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs Notifies supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns.

Additional Responsibilities

Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May be assigned to other facilities for support.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

02

  • Job family (Series)

    1702 Education And Training Technician

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • This is a designated position and Random Drug Testing required
    • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment

    Qualifications

    Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

    A qualified candidate possesses the following:

    Entry Level (CY-1702-01)

    • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

    • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

    • Ability to complete all Department of the Navy (DoN) training requirements within the specified timeframe.

    • Ability to promote and foster effective working relationships with children, youth, and coworkers.

    • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.

    Intermediate Level (CY-1702-01)

    Entry Level abilities plus:

    • Knowledge of basic child and youth development principles to meet the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development needs of children and youth.

    • Ability to implement developmentally appropriate principles and practices to provide high-quality direct care and education and development.

    • Ability to interpret a curriculum or activity plan.

    • Ability to follow written instructions.

    • Ability to plan and organize, and work cooperatively as a member of a team.

    • Ability to promote and foster effective working relationships with children, youth, and coworkers.

    • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.

    Target Level (CY-1702-02)

    Entry and Intermediate Levels' knowledge and abilities plus:

    • Knowledge of child and youth development principles in order to appropriately inform the efficient and effective program response to meet the needs of children and youth.

    • Skill to implement developmentally appropriate child and youth development principles, practices, and services in order to provide high-quality direct care and education for children and youth, either individually or within groups.

    • Skill to promote and foster effective working relationships with children, youth, and coworkers.

    • Skill to work cooperatively as a member of a team.

    • Skill in verbal communication in order to provide basic program information and explain CYP processes and procedures.

    Education

    **Must provide a copy of your H.S. Diploma, GED, or College Transcripts (showing degree awarded/conferred) when you apply.**

    Entry Level (CY-1702-01)

    A successful candidate must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.

    Note: Prior experience working with children and/or youth is preferred.

    Intermediate Level (CY-1702-01)

    A successful candidate must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent, have six (6) months of experience working with children or youth in a child and youth setting AND have the following:

    Completion of Navy Entry Level training requirement (Army, Air Force, and Marine equivalent accepted).

    Target Level (CY-1702-02)

    A successful candidate must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent, possess one (1) year of experience working with children or youth in a child and youth setting AND have one of the following:

    Completion of the DoD standardized training courses;

    OR

    A valid Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential;

    OR

    A minimum of a 2-year degree in degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development, Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Youth Development, or other field related to Pre-K or Primary Education.

    Note: If your degree has not been awarded and/or you possess certificates of completion for DoD approved competency-based training courses, and/or a valid CDA/MSA credential(s), you MUST also provide a copy of your HS Diploma or equivalent.

    Additional information

    Conditions of Employment Cont.:

    Pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization IAW ACIP (incl. influenza vaccine), be free of communicable disease and obtain appropriate immunization against such, and sustain considerable walking, standing, bending & stooping, and lifting up to 40 pounds.

    IAW with DoDI 6060.2, must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.

    Undergo pre-employment and random drug testing. A positive drug test (including for marijuana), or failure to submit for testing, is a basis for withdrawal of job offer, ineligibility to apply for a position within the DoD for 6 months from the date of the test, and/or removal from this position.

    Satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates, and maintain certifications or credentials required by Federal, State, and/or national accreditation institutions used as part of DoD’s Child and Youth Programs.

    Pass all applicable records and background checks for childcare positions IAW PL 101-647 including NACI, fingerprint check, Tier 1 with Child Care check, SCHR check, and IRC. This includes records under the SARP, ADMITS, FAP, FFSMIS, NJIS, and/or other law enforcement systems. Per DoDI 1402.05, incumbents will be automatically disqualified for a conviction in either civilian or military court (incl. any general, special, or summary court-martial conviction or if they received non-judicial punishment [under Article 15 or chapter 47 of Title 10, U.S.C]) for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim, or a felony drug offense. Incumbent will be automatically disqualified if s/he has been held to be negligent in a civil adjudication or administrative proceeding concerning the death of or serious injury to a child or dependent person entrusted to the individual’s care.

    Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

    Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card.

    IAW Executive Order 12564, which requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. CNRMA is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.

    The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to nsapplications@nhr-ma.com to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. Resumes will be rated based on the information provided to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for the grade level they are qualified for. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required at the time of application:

    A résumé

    Proof of education/training

    OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment

    If current Federal Employee, a copy of your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50 and evaluation report is required.

    If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders and marriage certificate is required.

    If claiming Veteran's Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (pg. 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc.) is required.

    If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

    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

    We value our employees and considers them to be the greatest asset of our organization. As an employer of choice, we are committed to attracting and retaining the “best of the best” by providing comprehensive benefits that are a valuable part of the total compensation package. Our benefits package include medical, dental, life insurance, spouse and dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement and 401(k) savings plans, paid vacation and sick time.

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