Job Overview

Summary

***************NO MORE APPLICANTIONS BEING EXCEPTED TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. BEING CLOSED DUE TO NEW REGULATIONS. WILL BE OPEN AGAIN BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2013 OR SOONER.******************************

The Child Development Center's mission is to create and maintain "FIRST CHOICE" MWR products and services for America's Army, essential to a ready, self-reliant force.

This is a flexible position. There are no guaranteed hours and no benefits. Will be working at the Child Development Center at the Letterkenny Army Depot, http://www.letterkenny.army.mil/cdc.html. Carlisle Barracks Child Development Center, http://www.carlislemwr.com/family-programs/about-cyss/moore-cdc, is looking for applicants as well. Interacting with children in and out doors. Will be required to lift at least 40lbs.

Duties

Child and Youth Program Assistant Entry Level

Performs routine or repetitive established tasks, following verbal and written instructions, under close supervision of higher-level employees. Work is reviewed in detail, while in progress and upon completion, to ensure and assess trainee's progress, and to evaluate attainment of training objectives and readiness for increased autonomy and further training.
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 accommodate 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 and 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 or Army equivalent. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Child and Youth Program Assistant Skill Level

Performs a variety of developmental duties under close supervision. Supervisor assigns specific tasks verbally and/or written with specific initial instructions and is available for guidance and advice on all aspects of work to be accomplished and evaluated. Work is reviewed in detail, while in progress and upon completion to ensure and assess trainee's progress and to evaluate attainment of training objectives and readiness for increased autonomy and further training.
This is a developmental position leading to Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4) 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 planning, coordinating and conducting activities for program participants, including group as well as individual child activities. Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and 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 accommodate daily schedule. Assists children and youth with special projects and homework. Participates in conferences with parents and staff. Reviews and implements daily schedules and activity plans to ensure age/stage appropriateness. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. 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 and reports as directed. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instruction. Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required) self-inspection materials and national accreditation tools. Assists In achieving and maintaining 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 completed training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP). 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. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Child and Youth Program Assistant Target Level

Works under the written and verbal direction of the supervisor, 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.
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. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children/youth. Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth. Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth and adults. Helps 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. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Reviews, provides input to, and implements schedules and activity plans. Demonstrates, instructs, leads and facilitates planned and spontaneous program activities. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. 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 and staff. Briefs other employees and parents. 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. Explains and models program guidance, procedures, policies and directives to entry and skill level staff. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children/youth. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instruction. Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required) self-inspection materials and national accreditation tools. Assists In achieving and maintaining 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 completed training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP). 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. Performs other related duties as assigned.