Job Overview

Summary

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. Fort Leavenworth MWR Homepage.

You can apply for this position using the following options (you must have a resume or use the NAF Optional Application http://armypubs.army.mil/eforms/pureEdge/A3433.XFDL to apply):

1.  Preferred – Apply electronically via USAJOBS – https://usajobs.gov/.  This will ensure faster processing of your application.  You will also receive faster status updates.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  

*You can download the USAJOBS.gov app to your smart phone!

2.  Fax your resume to (478)757-3144.  The following cover sheet must be included http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf for proper processing. NOTE: Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.  To complete the job related questions complete http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

3.  Mail or email your resume (or Optional Application) to the point of contact listed on the vacancy announcement.

4.  Drop off your resume in person to the servicing CPAC NAF Division.

You are highly encouraged to provide all supporting documentation as well as complete the job related questions.

These positions are located at School Age Center (SAC).

Duties

Serves as a Pre-Kindergarten Program Associate in the CYS Services Strong Beginnings Pre-K Program. Provides learning experiences in language and literacy, mathematics, social studies, science and discovery, music and movement, technology, citizenship, physical education and creative expression to prepare children to enter school using The Creative Curriculum system.

Motivates children to develop “Kindergarten Etiquette” skills, knowledge and behaviors that build a strong foundation for school success such as taking turns, raising hands, walking in a line, etc.

Provides supervision, oversight, and accountability for children in compliance with DoD, Army and local policies, guidance, and standards. Maintains staff/child ratio requirements.

Evaluates academic and social growth of children and maintains appropriate records. Observes children for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed.

Implements an active program of parental involvement and encourages parent communication, observation and participation. Holds parents conferences to discuss children’s progress.

Creates an effective and inviting environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and learning stations. Conducts Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) and uses results for program improvement.

Works with the School Liaison Officer and school officials to ensure a smooth and successful transition to Kindergarten; Program Assistants to coordinate the before and after Pre-K Program; and trainers, managers and other members of the Pre-K staff to develop goals, objectives, and lesson plans following the Annual Program Plan.

Serves as a member of the CYS Services Garrison Rapid Improvement Team as needed to ensure assigned area is in compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements leading to DoD Certification and national accreditation.

Makes recommendations for program purchases and budget requirements. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities. Serves meals and snacks as required

Completes designated training requirements and tracks and records training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP).

May be required to perform health related practices as reasonable accommodation for children with disabilities.

Performs other related duties as assigned.