LEAD CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT (LEVEL 5)
Department of the Army - Schofield Barracks, HI

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This position is located at Petersen Child Development Center (PCDC) on Schofield Barracks.

This position is eligible for 12.25% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) *COLA is subject to change without notice.

Works under the written and verbal direction of the supervisor. Guidance and assistance are normally available at all times, and 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.
Available to work Monday thru Friday

Available to work between the hours of 0900 to 1800 (9:00 am to 6:00 pm)

Occasionally available to work weekends and evenings from 1800 to 2300 (6:00 pm to 11:00 pm)
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Possess a CDA/School-Age/Youth Credential and a AA degree in childcare
  • Possess BA/BS degree with a major emphasis on ECE and Elementary Education
  • Immunization screening is required after selection
  • A medical examination is required after selection
  • A completed DA Form 3433-2 (See "Required Document")

DUTIES: Serves as a team leader for program staff with responsibility for the assigned operation of a CYS activity and program (homework center and small satellite operation) IAW applicable CYS regulations. Maintains control of and accounts for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Oversees arrival/departure of children/youth. Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events. Works in ratio with children and youth.
Encourages participant interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Monitors staff/child or youth ratios to ensure adequate staffing. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children/youth. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Works with trainer and supervisor to implement activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth. Works with team members to 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.
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, program staff, and school representatives. Briefs other employees and parents. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instruction. Provides opportunities for parent involvement.
Instructs team members in specific tasks and job techniques; makes available written instructions, reference materials, and supplies. Explains program guidance, procedures, policies and directives to team members. Resolves problems and conflict situations or obtains information and guidance from the supervisor. Demonstrates proper work methods and provides work-related guidance to subordinates. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children/youth. Conducts on-the-job training and instruction to team members. Ensures team members follow safety, fire, fitness, health and nutrition procedures and informs supervisor of compliance concerns. Relays instructions from the supervisor, makes activity assignments and gets the work started IAW the daily activity plan. Provides input to the supervisor as requested concerning promotions, reassignments, performance appraisals, incentive awards, etc.
Observes a program participant for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. Arranges for/serves appropriate snacks/meals where applicable. 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.
Uses designated evaluation materials to ensure assigned area is in compliance with Army baseline standards and metrics. Ensures assigned area achieves and maintains standards for 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 training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP).
Acts as manager in non-routine/emergency situations for purposes of opening/closing of facility, when 15 or fewer children/youth are present.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: - Meet Target-level requirements and satisfactory performance.
- Possess eighteen (18) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth.
- Posses and maintain one of the following: Child Development Associate (CDA), Army School Age Credential (including Boys and Girls of America) or Army Practicum.
OR
- Possess twelve (12) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth.
- Possess AA degree with major emphasis in childcare.
OR
- Possess BA/BS degree with a major emphasis on ECE, Elementary Education, Child Development, Home Economics, Special Education or related behavioral sciences

Conditions of employment:

1. A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection.

2. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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

4. 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.

5. Social Security Card and a Picture I.D. must be presented at time of appointment.

6. Immunizations may be required as a condition of employment for the health and safety of those in the facility as determined by medical authority. Already immune individuals (based on documented receipt of vaccine series or physician diagnosed illness), or those subject to religious exemption, or medical contraindication are exempt from this requirement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following factors/competencies:

Minimum qualifications

Minimum qualifications-combinations of experience/education

Availability

Knowledge of basic adminstrative functions

Communication skills

Ability to assess the needs of children and staff

BENEFITS: Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Regular positions include the following NAF Benefits: Annual and Sick leave, Retirement Plan and 401(k) Plan, Health and Life Insurance, Long Term Care Plan Insurance and Flexible Spending Account. For additional benefits information please refer to http://www.armymwr.org/hr/nafbenefits/default.aspx .

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

OTHER INFORMATION: Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.9 at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/131519p.pdf

U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement. In NATO countries, employment under U.S. conditions is restricted by the NATO SOFA to individuals who are nationals of a NATO country. These individuals may not be employed under U.S. employment conditions in the country of their citizenship.

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.

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. -- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is in the Government interest. -- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are negotiable. -Appropriate selection must be made.

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

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