Job Overview

Summary

Fort Leavenworth MWR home page Fort Leavenworth is often referred to as "The Best Hometown in the Army". Overlooking the Missouri River on the border between Kansas and Missouri, its campus-like setting, open green landscape, and hometown friendliness enhance Fort Leavenworth as a wonderful place to live.

As a Child and Youth Program Assistant you will work in one of the Child and Youth Services (CYS) facilities. Duties vary slightly between centers and with the age range of the children. May supervise children and/or youth ranging from 6 weeks through 18 years of age. Maintain control of and account for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. You will use prepared curriculum/program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment. Supervise children on field trips, outings and special events. Promote and model safety and appropriate behavior. Rotates between different centers and programs, as required. May work in non center based, off site events to include Kids on Site.

Note: This is a Child and Youth Services Position and requires extra documentation.  See required documents.

Duties

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.