Job Overview

Summary

Fort Leavenworth is often referred to as "The Best Hometown in the Army".  It overlooks the Missouri River on the border between Kansas and Missouri. Home to the Combined Arms Center, it is considered by many to be the "Intellectual Center of the Army".  Its campus-like setting, open green landscape, and hometown friendliness enhance Fort Leavenworth as a historical landmark.

This is a CYS position and has extra documentation requirements.  Please read the required documents section carefully.

You will supervise children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities.  May work with different age groups as required by the facility and management.  Rotates between different centers, as required.  Uses prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment. Promotes and models safety and appropriate behavior.  Schedule includes some nights and weekends and early mornings.

Duties

This is a developmental assignment to Target position, Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level-4), CY-1702-02. Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYS programs. As a CYPA you will maintain control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Assist in providing and leading planned activities for program participants. Help establish a program environment that promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth and adults. Help prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Use prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment. Supervise children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events. Promote and model safety, fitness, health and nutrition practices. You will notify supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals where applicable. Observe program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed. 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 Department of Defense (DoD), Army and local policies, guidance, and standards. Completes designated training requirements and records and tracks completed training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP). Will participate in program evaluation as required.