Aberdeen Proving Ground Mission: To provide the highest quality installation management, operation and support services in a timely manner through the full involvement and commitment of our people.
Serves as the Child and Youth Services (CYS) trainer and professional
child/youth development education consultant for CDS, SAS, CLEOS, and/or YS
program(s) with responsibility for ensuring the quality and consistency of
- Direct Deposit is required
- Social Security card is required
Serves as the Child and Youth Services (CYS) trainer and
professional child/youth development education consultant for CDS, SAS, CLEOS,
and/or YS program(s) with responsibility for ensuring the quality and
consistency of programming to include: environment, equipment, materials,
program structure, special needs inclusion, curriculum, risk management
practices to minimize risk of abuse; supportive interactions and positive social
development and oversight and coordination of activity/program schedules.
Applies professional knowledge to plan and implement a comprehensive training
and professional development program that promotes positive growth and
development of children and youth IAW all applicable regulations and standards.
Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge of child and/or youth development
philosophy, principles, methods, and techniques as endorsed by the Department of
Army and nationally recognized child/youth organizations.
administers and conducts the Foundation, Annual/On-Going training requirements
based on course outlines. Conducts training both on-the-job and in classroom
settings based on developed training plan. Evaluates staff/provider competence
and conducts and documents quarterly training reviews with all direct staff and
FCC Providers to discuss progress. Ensures program assistants/providers complete
training within the prescribed timelines and informs directors of program
assistant/FCC provider non-compliance with job training requirements. Ensures
staffs is trained and follow risk management procedures (i.e., abuse prevention,
identification, and reporting procedures; accident prevention, etc.) Acts as
appropriate credential advisor and representative and maintains "Active" status.
Acts as home accreditation Validator/Observer and maintains "Active" status as
required. Identifies opportunities and arranges for training for management,
administrative and Program Assistant staff.
Designs and implements
annual CYS program plan to include training goals and objectives, plan to meet
individual staff needs, curriculum framework that encompasses the social,
emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children/youth as well as
incorporating the four (4) service areas for youth as required. Ascertains
specific needs for training, determines the objective and scope of annual
training topics; develops, revises, and/or adapts curriculum to suit child/youth
changing needs and to capitalize on special interests. Evaluates conducted
trainings and training materials. Recommends suggested changes and improvements.
Assists in development and implementation of parent education program. Defends
and articulates appropriate child/youth practices with parents and installation
Serves as a member of the Installation Child and Youth
Evaluation Team (ICYET) with primary responsibility for training and programming
regulatory requirements and CYS baseline standards. Assists in maintaining DoD
certification, and assists in achieving and retaining national accreditation or
Army equivalent and maintaining accreditation/Army equivalent standards. Has
primary responsibility for the programming/training portions of inspections,
reviews, and rating scales. Analyzes results of inspections, reviews, and rating
scales, interprets the results in terms of program strengths and weaknesses, and
works with management personnel to prepare and implement corrective action
Arranges for subject matter experts to conduct/ support
specialized training. Identifies and trains CYS Program Associates and MHA Star
Providers to assist in conducting entry level training for new
employees/providers. Works with Directors to coordinate appropriate time to
conduct staff/provider/volunteer training.
Observes in appropriate
program settings throughout all hours of operation to assess and evaluate staff
competency and provide feedback. Spends 60 - 75% of time in programs/homes
training, observing, evaluating and modeling Enables staff/providers/volunteers
to maintain their Individual Development Plans (IDP) and ensures training has
been properly documented. Maintains a professional resource area for staff,
parental, and volunteer use.
Develops training program budget and
provides to CYS Coordinator for input into CYS budget to include Foundation and
Annual/On-going Training costs, resource and professional supplies, equipment
and materials, credentialing fees, training related TDY costs, conference
registration fees, and college course tuition. Manages program to budget.
Conducts written analyses of budget variances, and prepares justification for
funding of program resource requirements. Collects and maintain up-to-date
statistical data for planning and reporting purposes IAW higher headquarters and
Works cooperatively with other CYS Trainers and Managers to ensure seamless service and continuity of quality options for all children and youth. Serves as member of the CYS Program Plan Team to develop written strategies for program improvement.
other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of an undergraduate Degree that
included or was supplemented by major study (at least 24 semester hours) in
child development or early childhood education, or other fields appropriate to
the position to be filled consistent with:
For positions in CDC, FCC or CLEOS
an undergraduate degree with a major course of study in Early Childhood
Education/Child Development or Elementary Education is required.
positions in SAS an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood/Child Development;
Youth Development; Elementary and Secondary Education is required.
positions in a middle school/teen program, an undergraduate degree in youth
development, elementary education and secondary education is
Combination of education and experience as
Successful completion of at least 24 semester hours in a major
course of study in an appropriate CYS field commensurate with the program
assigned as indicated above , plus appropriate work experience that provided
knowledge skills and abilities directly related to the duties described in the
fields appropriate to the position. Appropriate experience and course work must
be comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the
four-year course of study described above. In addition, candidate must
1. At least twelve (12) months experience working in child and youth
2. At least one year of experience in the same or similar work
equivalent to at least the next lower grade or level requiring application of
the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled.
ability to plan and organize work, analyze problems to identify significant
factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.
4. Experience in
planning and conducting training for child and youth staff.
5. Ability to
communicate effectively orally and in writing.
6. The physical ability to
lift and carry up to 40 lbs, walk, bend, stoop and stand on a routine basis.
Duties may involve working both indoors and outdoors.
A Bachelor's degree
in the appropriate field as indicated above, and two years of progressively
higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent
graduate degree in a directly related field is fully qualifying for the
Special Qualifying Criteria: Best qualified candidates may be determined based upon experience working different data systems and customer service experience.
minimum of 24 semester hours in a major as stated above.
your resume, please include college/university, dates attended, degree
achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major field of study, 24 semester hours
of specific courses and course hours in your major.
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 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. Priority consideration will be
given to current and former NAF and current DOD APF employees serving in a
continuous APF position without time limits for at least one year.
7. Be able to communicate in English
(both written and verbal).
All required background checks of AR 215-3 and the Crime Control Act must be
successfully completed and maintained, including Child and Youth National Agency
Check with Inquiries (CNACI). A health assessment is required. Satisfactory
performance, successful completion of training requirements and demonstrated on
the job competency is required. Travel to on and off post locations required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your qualifications will be evaluated
on the knowledge, skills, and abilities as described in your resume.
Credit will be given for appropriate
unpaid experience or volunteer work.
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 .
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.
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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