Child and Youth Program Assistant
Department of the Army - Fort Irwin, CA

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Fort Irwin is a world class training center for America's Soldiers. Fort Irwin is located approximately 37 miles NE of Barstow, California, in the High Mojave Desert midway between Las Vegas, Nevada, and Los Angeles, California. http://www.irwin.army.mil .

One position is located in the Child Development Center facility. Two positions are located in the School Age Services facility.

ENTRY LEVEL: Performs routine or repetitive established tasks, following verbal and written instructions, under close supervision of higher-level employees. 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 increased autonomy and further training.

SKILL LEVEL: Performs a variety of development duties under close supervision. Supervisor assigns specific tasks verbally and/or written with specific initial instructions and is available for guidance and advice on all aspects of work to be accomplished and evaluated. 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 increased autonomy and further training.

TARGET LEVEL: Works under the written and verbal direction of the supervisor, who provides guidance on scope of assignments and assistance on the more complex, non-routine problems encountered. Work is reviewed in terms of results achieved and adherence to established standards and procedures. Routine day-to-day assignments are normally performed independently with technical assistance available from supervisor when required. Routine assignments are spot-checked; the more technical assignments are closely reviewed for adherence to policies, procedures and instructions.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Direct Deposit is required

Social Security card is required

DUTIES:
ENTRY LEVEL: This is a developmental assignment to Target position Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4), CY1702-02, Job #AM299. Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYS programs. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Assists in providing and leading planned activities for program participants.

Helps establish a program environment that 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 daily schedule. Uses prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment.

Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents and the Command.

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. Notifies supervisor on health, fire and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals where applicable.

Observes a program participant for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures children and youth (as appropriate) depart with authorized person according to written parental instruction.

Assists in maintaining program participation data and completing required daily reports. Provides care/supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants in compliance with DoD, Army and local policies, guidance and standards.

Completes designated training requirements and records and tracks completed training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP). Participates in program evaluation as required. Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD/Army certification and national accreditation or Army equivalent. Performs other related duties as assigned.

SKILL LEVEL: This is a development position leading to Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4), Job #AM299. Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYS programs. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Assists in planning, coordinating and conducting activities for program participants, including group as well as individual child 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 daily schedule. Assists children and youth with special projects and homework. Participates in conferences with parents and staff. Reviews and implements daily schedules and activity plans to ensure age/stage appropriateness. Sets up displays and bulletin boards.

Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents and the Command.

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. Notifies supervisor on health, fire and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for /serve appropriate snacks/meals where applicable.

Observes a program participant 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 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/Army certification and national accreditation or Army equivalent. Provides care/supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants in compliance with DoD, Army and local policies, guidance and standards.

Completes designated training requirements and tracks and records completed training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP).

Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment and facilities. Collects, maintains and reports program participant data. Performs other related duties as assigned.

TARGET LEVEL: Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYS programs. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Plans, coordinates and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children/youth. Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth. 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 schedule. Assists children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements.

Reviews, provides input to, and implements schedules and activity plans. Demonstrates, instructs, leads and facilitates planned and spontaneous program activities. Sets up displays and bulletin boards.

Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents and the Command. 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. Notifies supervisor on health, fire and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals where applicable.

Explains and models program guidance, procedures, policies and directives to entry and skill level staff. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children/youth.

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 appropriate) depart with 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. Assist in achieving and maintaining DoD/Army certification and national accreditation or Army equivalent. Provides care/supervisor, oversight and accountability for program participants in compliance with DoD, Army and local policies, guidance and standards.

Completes designed training requirements and tracks and records completed training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP).

Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment and facilities. Collects, maintains and reports program participant data. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
ENTRY LEVEL:
Candidate must:
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Be able to communicate in English (both written and verbal).
  • Be 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, walk, bend and stoop and stand on a routine basis. Duties may involve working both indoors and outdoors.
  • Documentation of good mental an physical health and freedom from communicable disease.
  • Satisfactory completion (no convictions of child abuse, molestation, neglect, or battering; or drug related offense) of Local and National Background Checks.
Highly Preferred:
  • Possess six (6) months experience working with children and/or youth in an educational or child care setting.
SKILL LEVEL:
Meet Entry-level requirements and candidates must:
  • Possess three (3) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth.
  • Completion of Army Entry Level Training Certificate (Air Force/Navy equivalent).
OR

  • Meet Entry-level requirements and demonstrated satisfactory performance.
  • One (1) year of education above high school level which included nine (9) semester hours of college credit in early childhood/elementary/secondary/special education, child/youth development, psychology, human development, youth program administration, recreation or related behavioral sciences, or one (1) year vocational certificate in childcare.
Highly Preferred:
  • Possess twelve (12) months experience working with children and/or youth in an educational or child care setting.
TARGET LEVEL:
Meet Entry-level requirements and candidate must:
  • Meet Skill-level requirements and demonstrated satisfactory performance.
  • Possess twelve (12) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth.
  • Completion of Army Foundation Level Training Certificate (Air Force/Navy equivalent).
OR

  • Two (2) years of education above high school level which includes twelve (12) semester hours of college credit in early childhood/elementary/secondary/special education, child/youth development, psychology, human development, youth program administration or related behavioral sciences.
Highly Preferred:
  • Possess eighteen (18) months experience working with children and/or youth in an educational or child care setting.
Conditions of employment:
1. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant.

3. All required background check of AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained.
4. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) that will be initiated prior to appointment to a NAF position.

5. All required background checks of AR 215-3, must be successfully completed and maintained including Child and Youth National Agency Check with Inquiries (CNACI); to include a health assessment is required.

6. Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.
7. Must be able to work weekends and holidays.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Knowledge of basic administrative functions.

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

BENEFITS:
Conversion of employment category (from Flex to RPT/RFT) may be accomplished without further competition in accordance with AR 215-3.

OTHER INFORMATION:
To successfully claim veteran's priority consideration, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.

The Department of the Army 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 servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Refusal of a military spouse to participate in established recruitment procedures (e.g. interview, KSA's, where required, etc.) is considered a declination of employment and is a basis for termination of SEP entitlement for the current PCS of the sponsor. To claim Military Spouse Preference you must have been married to the sponsor prior to the reporting date on the orders. PCS Orders must be submitted with resume in order to be eligible for Spouse Employment Preference (SEP).

DD-214 must be submitted with resuem in order to be eligible for Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP).

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.

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