Job Title:Lead Child and Youth Program Assistant
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:Army Installation Management Command
Job Announcement Number:WENAFEV141058401
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Hour|
|Tuesday, February 25, 2014 to
Monday, March 10, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Multiple Schedules -
Multiple Appointment Types|
|FEW vacancies in the following location:|
Fort Wainwright, AK View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|US Citizens and Non Citizens |
|Public Trust - Background Investigation|
There when you need us! Child, Youth & School Services recognizes the challenges of our Soldiers and their Families. By offering quality programs for children, youth and students, CYS supports the Army Family Covenant by reducing the conflict between mission readiness and parental responsibility.
Positions under this vacancy announcement may be filled with multiple employment categories (ex: Flexible/Intermittent scheduled or as needed, Regular full and part time etc.).
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.
Please upload all required documents. Uploaded documents will be processed through the system. You are encouraged to monitor your application status. *You can download the USAJOBS.gov app to your smart phone for easy access and convenience!
2. Fax your resume (and supporting documentation) to (478)757-3144. The following link will take you to the cover sheet which must be included with the faxed resume or application http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf.
NOTE: Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process before they are available in the system for HR to view.
To complete the job related questions obtain the Form 1203FX by going to the following link http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf. This form must be faxed as a part of your application package for you to be considered for a job.
3. Mail or email your resume (or Optional NAF Application) to the point of contact listed on the vacancy announcement.
4. If you are in the area, you may drop off your resume in person to the servicing CPAC NAF Division.
You are highly encouraged to provide all supporting documentation prior to closure of the vacancy announcement. This will speed up the process to consider you for the job if you meet the minimum qualification requirements.
IMPORTANT!: Applicants that chose option #3 or #4 as outlined above, must still complete the job related questions either online or manually (faxed) prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If you wish to complete them online, go to the 'apply online' button on the vacancy announcement. If you wish to complete them manually, print the full occupational questionnaire directly from the vacancy announcement and complete and fax the 1203-FX form (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf) to (478)757-3144.
Neglecting to respond to the job related questions will result in an ineligible rating.
- Direct Deposit is required.
- Social Security card is required.
DUTIES:Back to top
These positions are located at the Child, Youth and School Services, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Hours will vary to include early mornings and late evenings. Incumbent is entitled to 5.57% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in addition to basic pay.
Works under the written and verbal direction of the supervisor. Guidance and
assistance are normally available at all times, and 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.
a team leader for program staff with responsibility for the assigned operation
of a CYS activity and program (homework center and small satellite operation)
IAW applicable CYS regulations. Maintains control of and accounts for the
whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Oversees arrival/departure of
children/youth. Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor
and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events. Works in
ratio with children and youth.
Encourages participant interest and
establishes a program setting that promotes positive child and youth
interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Monitors staff/child or
youth ratios to ensure adequate staffing. Plans, coordinates, and conducts
activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual
children/youth. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth
with special requirements. Works with trainer and supervisor to implement
activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and
cognitive needs of children and youth. Works with team members to 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.
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, program staff, and school representatives. Briefs
other employees and parents. Notes special instructions provided by parents.
Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person
according to written parental instruction. Provides opportunities for parent
Instructs team members in specific tasks and job techniques;
makes available written instructions, reference materials, and supplies.
Explains program guidance, procedures, policies and directives to team members.
Resolves problems and conflict situations or obtains information and guidance
from the supervisor. Demonstrates proper work methods and provides work-related
guidance to subordinates. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for
working with children/youth. Conducts on-the-job training and instruction to
team members. Ensures team members follow safety, fire, fitness, health and
nutrition procedures and informs supervisor of compliance concerns. Relays
instructions from the supervisor, makes activity assignments and gets the work
started IAW the daily activity plan. Provides input to the supervisor as
requested concerning promotions, reassignments, performance appraisals,
incentive awards, etc.
Observes a program participant for signs that may
indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed. Sets up displays and
bulletin boards. Arranges for/serves appropriate snacks/meals where applicable.
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.
designated evaluation materials to ensure assigned area is in compliance with
Army baseline standards and metrics. Ensures assigned area achieves and
maintains standards for 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,
Completes designated training requirements and tracks and
records training on own Individual Development Plan (IDP).
Acts as manager in
non-routine/emergency situations for purposes of opening/closing of facility,
when 15 or fewer children/youth are present.
Performs other related duties as
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Meet entry-level requirements and candidate must:
- Meet Target-level
requirements and satisfactory performance. - Possess eighteen (18) months
experience working in a group program with children and/or youth.
and maintain one of the following: Child Development Associate (CDA), Army
School Age Credential (including Boys and Girls of America) or Army
- Possess twelve (12) months experience working in a
group program with children and/or youth. - Possess AA degree with major
emphasis in childcare.
- Possess BA/BS degree with a major
emphasis on ECE, Elementary Education, Child Development, Home Economics,
Special Education or related behavioral sciences.
Conditions of employment:
1. A one-year probationary period may be required.
2. Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements.
3. Satisfactorily complete an employment verification check.
4. Successfully complete all required background checks to include a health screening.
5. Must be able to work shifts, evenings, training holidays, and weekends.
NOTE: Employment will be denied or terminated if your background checks reveal any of the following: Conviction for a sexual offense, a drug felony or any drug related offense, a violent crime, or a criminal offense involving a child or children.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.