Child & Youth Program Assistant - Full Time: CY-1702-01 & 02
- Announcement Number:
- Child Care
- Position Status:
- Regular, Full Time
- 14.28 - 18.05 Hourly
- Areas of Consideration:
- Current NAF or APF Employees within DON
- Relocation Expenses:
- Not Authorized
- Application Email:
- This vacancy announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies and supersedes prior announcements -
The purpose of the 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.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The duties of this position are developmental in nature and designed to provide experience to qualify for higher level positions leading to the full performance position. The incumbent works under close direction of supervisor or other higher qualified higher graded employee and performs the more routine child care tasks, following step-by-step instructions. Little or no previous training or experience is required. Work is reviewed in detail, while in progress and upon completion, to ensure and assess trainee's progress and to evaluate attainment of training objectives and readiness for further training. Training will be of a progressively more responsible and specialized nature associated with the child care and development operations. These duties are performed to increase knowledge of child care duties and responsibilities and to develop skills for advancing to the higher-level positions.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to complete all DoN training requirements within the specified time frames, including orientation, initial, Standardized Module Training, and ongoing training requirements. Ability to promote and foster effective working relationships with children and youth and coworkers. Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
Assistant Director. As an entry level position, the incumbent may receive daily on-going guidance and instruction from a more experienced Program Assistant assigned to the classroom or activity area or Program Lead. Incumbent works as instructed and consults with the supervisor, as needed, on matters not specifically covered by the original instructions. Work is checked in progress and
completed work is reviewed for adherence to instructions and for adequacy.
Specific, detailed guidelines covering all aspects of the assignment are provided to the employee. The employee works in strict adherence to guidelines, and deviations must be authorized by the supervisor.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:
The work involves the performance of specific, routine, repetitive or closely related tasks. The service provided saves the time of other CYP employees and contributes to the efficiency of the CYP, but has little impact beyond the immediate organizational unit or beyond the timely provision of limited services to others.
The personal contacts are with employees within the immediate organization, or work unit and/or with members of the community serviced, such as parents, children and youth, and educators.
The work requires considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping and lifting up to 40 pounds. Activities may require incumbent to drive an automobile (to include driving a government vehicle while transporting children). However, most of the work is done in classroom settings or activity areas, and no special, physical demands are made upon the incumbent.
The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of a wide variety of child and youth activities, programs, and services, such as exposure to disease and injuries from lifting. Normal fire and safety precautions must be adhered to. Activities planned are conducted in a building or outside and are suitable for CY programs. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. The incumbent may be required to work an uncommon tour of duty.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must be at least 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or equivalent.
Prior experience working with children and/or youth preferred.
Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine.
Test Designated Position: In accordance with the Department of the Navy Test Designated Position listing issued 7 October 2003 this position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. A positive drug test, or failure to submit for testing, may become the basis for removal from this position.
Must obtain appropriate credentials as required.
Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease. Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with
PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI).
Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state or National Accreditation institutions utilized as part of DOD’s Child and Youth Programs.
HOW TO APPLY
- DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT (OF 306)
- NAF APPLICATION
- CURRENT RESUME
- PROOF OF EDUCATION
You may attach any other information that you wish to be considered (training, certifications, etc.). Completed applications and information may be submitted via any option listed below:
SUBMIT IN PERSON (w/ base access):
MWR Personnel Office
NAS KEY WEST, FL 33040
SUBMIT IN PERSON VIA DROP-BOX (w/o base access:)
Drop Box is located inside the Pass & ID Office outside the main gate at Boca Chica.
SUBMIT VIA U.S. MAIL:
MWR Personnel Office
P.O. BOX 9027
NAS Key West, FL 33040
SUBMIT VIA FAX:
All Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a minimum of 3 years prior to application and must successfully pass a suitability check to be considered.
As a condition of employment, selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer within the first 30 days of employment.
Based on volume of applications, applicants not selected will not be notified.
*The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. A preference-eligible spouse shall be placed on a selection list if among the best qualified candidates. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factor. The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.
“Local Commuting Area” is defined as living within a reasonable amount of distance to travel to and from work on a daily basis.