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    Summary

    Fleet and Family Readiness is looking for the best and brightest to join our TEAM!!!  The Navy team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms by enhancing the qualify of life for Sailors, their families, and others in the Navy Community. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training.

    Child and Youth Programs (CYP) are responsible for providing safe, happy and nurturing care for children.  Navy Child and Youth Programs provide high quality educational and recreational programs for children and youth. Teams of caring, knowledgeable professionals plan developmentally appropriate programs that are responsive to the unique needs, abilities, and interests of children. Our staff fosters a sense of independence, trust, and responsibility within each child through understanding and respectful interactions. Likewise, through positive relationships, our programs respect and support the ideals, cultures, and values of families in their task of nurturing children and youth. We are advocates for children, families, and the child and youth professionals within our programs and surrounding communities.

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    Responsibilities

    CYP LEAD

    The purpose of the Child and Youth Program (CYP) Leader is to provide appropriate specialized developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in one or more CY programs. This includes the provision of guidance, assistance, and mentoring for the CY Program Assistants. The incumbent works under the direction of the supervisor or other qualified higher graded employee, 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.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    Mentor

    Mentors assigned CY Program Assistant team. Works with senior employees to provide instruction and training to lower-level employees.  Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children and youth. Provides suggestions and makes recommendations to credential practicum candidates. Assists and consults with the T&C Specialist with recording observations and charts progress of team members' on-the-job skills.

    Curriculum

    Plans activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth. Continually reviews activities and plans for appropriateness. Works with team members to implement activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of children and youth. Incorporates special instructions provided by parents that may affect the child or youth's experience in the program. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Assists children and youth with special projects, homework, and life skills. Recommends to team members changes and adjustments to activities and plans where necessary to meet unusual situations. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. Arranges for and/or serves appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.

    Indoor and Outdoor Environment

    Works with team members to prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules. Makes suggestions about improvements to the activity areas. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities.

    Interactions and Relationships

    Encourages participant interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques.

    Supervision of Children and Youth

    Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD), NAF Component, and local installation command policies, guidance, and standards. Maintains control of and accounts for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instructions. Oversees arrival and departure of children and youth. Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Incumbent is a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.

    Parent and Employee Communication

    Interacts professionally with employees, parents, and local installation command personnel.  Participates in conferences with parents, employees, school representatives, and local installation command personnel. Briefs other employees and parents. Plans and conducts activities for parents in order to encourage parents to become involved.

    Assessment

    Observes children and youth and documents developmental progression and/or concerns and uses the information in planning. Assists CY Program Assistants with assessment tasks when needed. Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required), self-inspection materials, and national accreditation tools.

    Compliance

    Ensures assigned area achieves and maintains standards for DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs.

    Additional Responsibilities

    Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data. Performs other related duties as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    You must upload a copy of your high school diploma/transcripts, or tanscripts of a higher level completed degree, and any other forms to indicate your qualifications for the position (CDA certificate, module completion certificate, MSA certificate, etc).

    PLEASE READ THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY TO ENSURE ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE ADDRESSED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    You must be a US Citizen.

    Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. http://www.sss.gov

    Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.

    Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

    Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.

    A favorable background is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain a favorable background may result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal. 

    Qualifications

    Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

    At least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent AND

    Completion of DoN Standardized Module Training AND 12 months experience at the GSE04 level.

    OR

    A Child Development Associates (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential AND completion of 1 year at the GSE04 level.

    OR

    A minimum of a 2-year degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development or related field of study, which can include Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Youth Development, Psychology, Social Work, Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development, or other degrees as appropriate.

    Knowledge of developmentally appropriate programs designed to meet the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of children and youth from 6 weeks to 18 years of age.

    Knowledge of child and youth development principles, practices, and techniques. 

    Possess maturity and judgment and be capable of handling emergency situations.  

    Demonstrates skills to provide leadership, mentoring, and guidance to CY Program Assistants and possesses an understanding of the interests and motivation of individuals and groups in a CYP environment. 

    Ability to train employees on variety of issues to include recognition and identification of childhood illnesses and child abuse, etc.

    Skills to apply Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect. 

    Ability to develop curriculum outlines and lesson plans/guides.

    Demonstrates organizational skills necessary for program planning and employee scheduling.

    Speak, read and write English and possess strong interpersonal skills.

    Ability to complete all DoN training requirements within specified timeframes, including orientation, initial, and ongoing training requirements.

    Ability to obtain a food handler’s card.

    Ability to obtain a driver’s license, if required

    Ability to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) if the position requires the incumbent to transport children.

    Ability to favorably pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease.

    Ability to satisfactorily complete background checks IAW PL 101-647 to include a National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI)

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

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    Additional information

    We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States.

    Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

    For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

    The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to nsapplications@nhr-ma.com to ensure proper consideration is given.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    This activity is a Drug-Free workplace.  The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated.  Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.  NOTE:  Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.



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    Required Documents

    USAJobs Resume

    Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.

    OF306/Declaration for Federal Emploment.  https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf

    DD Form 2981. Statement of Admission.  http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/forms/eforms/dd2981.pdf

    If claiming Veteran’s Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc). is required.

    If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders is required for NF-03 and below or equivalent.

    If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.

    If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.  Benefits you get to enjoy while working for our TEAM include but are not limited to:

    Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc.).

    Stability of Federal Civilian Service

    People with passion for doing work that matters

    Quality of Work Life Balance

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

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    Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.  You must submit all required documentation or you will not be considered for the position.


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    Agency contact information

    Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

    Address

    Commander, Navy Installations Command
    BOX 14 NAVSUBASE NLON
    Groton, CT 06349
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    Next steps

    All applicants will be notified regarding their status by email.  Applicants will either be contacted for an interview or sent an email of non-selection 3-6 weeks after the announcement closing date.  Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement.  Also, note that if you provide an inaccurate email address or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491641700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.