Lead Child & Youth Program Assistant (Level 5)
Department of the Army - Fort Polk, LA

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DA FORM 3433-2 WHICH IS ATTACHED IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION.

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED MUST ALSO BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION PACKET.

OTHER REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTATION BASED ON QUALIFYING OPTION MUST ALSO BE SUBMITTED.

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.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required
  • Successful completion of required background checks
  • Successful completion of required physical examination
  • Satisfactory completion of required training

DUTIES: 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 entry-level requirements and candidate must:

- Meet Target-level requirements and satisfactory performance.
- Possess eighteen (18) months experience working in a group program with children and/or youth.
- Possess 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.

All applicants must possess a High School Diploma or GED. (A copy of High School diploma or GED MUST be submitted with application ALONG WITH a copy of one of the following items.)

AND

- Possess 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 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.

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 must be presented at time of appointment.

6. A copy of your High School Diploma or GED MUST be submitted with application and presented at time of selection.

7. 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 subjects to religious exemption, or medical contraindication are exempt from this requirement.

9. All applicants are required to complete and submit DA Form 3433-2 with the application package.

10. All applicants are required to submit a copy of the high school diploma or GED along with other educational requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: minimum qualifications, skill level qualifications, target level qualifications, knowledge of basic administrative functions, oral communications and ability to assess the needs of children and staff.

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

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 .

OTHER INFORMATION: To successfully claim veteran's preference, 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.

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

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