This is a developmental assignment to Target position Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4), CY-1702-02, 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 accomodate 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 nad reports as directed. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) 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 of Army equivalent. Performs other related duties assigned.