Job Title:CYS Training Specialist
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:Army Installation Management Command
Job Announcement Number:WENAFEV141100770
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Friday, April 18, 2014 to
Thursday, May 01, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy 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, CYSS supports the Army Family Covenant by reducing the conflict between mission readiness and parental responsibility.
This position is located at the Child, Youth and School Services, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Incumbent is entitled to 5.57% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).
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. You may contact the servicing CPAC NAF DIVISION identified on the vacancy announcement for additional assistance.
- Occasional Travel
- Between CYSS Facilities
- Direct Deposit is required.
- Social Security card is required.
DUTIES:Back to top
Serves as the Child and Youth Services (CYS) trainer and professional child/youth development education consultant for CDS, SAS, CLEOS, and/or YS program(s) with responsibility for ensuring the quality and consistency of programming to include: environment, equipment, materials, program structure, special needs inclusion, curriculum, risk management practices to minimize risk of abuse; supportive interactions and positive social development and oversight and coordination of activity/program schedules. Applies professional knowledge to plan and implement a comprehensive training and professional development program that promotes positive growth and development of children and youth IAW all applicable regulations and standards.
Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge of child and/or youth development philosophy, principles, methods, and techniques as endorsed by the Department of Army and nationally recognized child/youth organizations. Designs, administers and conducts the Foundation, Annual/On-Going training requirements based on course outlines. Conducts training both on-the-job and in classroom
settings based on developed training plan. Evaluates staff/provider competence and conducts and documents quarterly training reviews with all direct staff and FCC Providers to discuss progress. Ensures program assistants/providers complete
training within the prescribed timelines and informs directors of program assistant/FCC provider non-compliance with job training requirements. Ensures staffs is trained and follow risk management procedures (i.e., abuse prevention, identification, and reporting procedures; accident prevention, etc.) Acts as appropriate credential advisor and representative and maintains "Active" status. Acts as home accreditation Validator/Observer and maintains "Active" status as required. Identifies opportunities and arranges for training for management, administrative and Program Assistant staff.
Designs and implements annual CYS program plan to include training goals and objectives, plan to meet individual staff needs, curriculum framework that encompasses the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children/youth as well as incorporating the four (4) service areas for youth as required. Ascertains specific needs for training, determines the objective and scope of annual training topics; develops, revises, and/or adapts curriculum to suit child/youth changing needs and to capitalize on special interests. Evaluates conducted
trainings and training materials. Recommends suggested changes and improvements. Assists in development and implementation of parent education program. Defends and articulates appropriate child/youth practices with parents and installation officials. Serves as a member of the Installation Child and Youth Evaluation Team (ICYET) with primary responsibility for training and programming regulatory requirements and CYS baseline standards. Assists in maintaining DoD certification, and assists in achieving and retaining national accreditation or Army equivalent and maintaining accreditation/Army equivalent standards. Has
primary responsibility for the programming/training portions of inspections, reviews, and rating scales. Analyzes results of inspections, reviews, and rating scales, interprets the results in terms of program strengths and weaknesses, and works with management personnel to prepare and implement corrective action plans. Arranges for subject matter experts to conduct/ support
specialized training. Identifies and trains CYS Program Associates and MHA Star Providers to assist in conducting entry level training for new employees/providers. Works with Directors to coordinate appropriate time to conduct staff/provider/volunteer training. Observes in appropriate program settings throughout all hours of operation to assess and evaluate staff competency and provide feedback. Spends 60 - 75% of time in programs/homes training, observing, evaluating and modeling Enables staff/providers/volunteers to maintain their Individual Development Plans (IDP) and ensures training has been properly documented. Maintains a professional resource area for staff, parental, and volunteer use.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Successful completion of an undergraduate Degree that included
or was supplemented by major study (at least 24 semester hours) in child
development or early childhood education, or other fields appropriate to the
position to be filled consistent with:
For positions in CDC, FCC or CLEOS an
undergraduate degree with a major course of study in Early Childhood
Education/Child Development or Elementary Education is required.
positions in SAS an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood/Child Development;
Youth Development; Elementary and Secondary Education is required.
positions in a middle school/teen program, an undergraduate degree in youth
development, elementary education and secondary education is
Combination of education and experience as
Successful completion of at least 24 semester hours in a major
course of study in an appropriate CYS field commensurate with the program
assigned as indicated above , plus appropriate work experience that provided
knowledge skills and abilities directly related to the duties described in the
fields appropriate to the position. Appropriate experience and course work must
be comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the
four-year course of study described above. In addition, candidate must
1. At least twelve (12) months experience working in child and youth
2. At least one year of experience in the same or similar work
equivalent to at least the next lower grade or level requiring application of
the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled.
ability to plan and organize work, analyze problems to identify significant
factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions.
4. Experience in
planning and conducting training for child and youth staff.
5. Ability to
communicate effectively orally and in writing.
6. The physical ability to
lift and carry up to 40 lbs, walk, bend, stoop and stand on a routine basis.
Duties may involve working both indoors and outdoors.
A Bachelor's degree
in the appropriate field as indicated above, and two years of progressively
higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent
graduate degree in a directly related field is fully qualifying for the
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 on rotating shifts to provide coverage on evenigns, weekends, training holidays, and in other situations at various locations.
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.