Job Overview

Summary

Our mission is to provide Soldiers, Civilians and their Families with a quality of life commensurate with the quality of their service.

Child and Youth Program Assistants (Level-2) support education programs.  They apply a practical understanding of program objectives and the particular procedures and requirements involved in the activity.  The most familiar example is that of the teacher's aid whose supportive role is to relieve the classroom teacher of nonprofessional, routine duties.  This enables the teacher to give more time and attention to professional responsibilities.

 

Child and Youth Program Technicians support education programs.  They have specialized knowledge of and skill in particular aspects of an educational activity or program.  For example, an education technician may develop supportive background information for use by professional educators in making program decisions.  This type of position requires skill in conducting surveys and analyzing data on education needs.

Duties

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.   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 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.   Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds, walk, bend, and stoop and stand on a routine basis.   Duties may involve working both indoors and outdoors.   Documentation of good mental and physical health and freedom from communicable disease.