Job Overview


Child Youth & School Age Services; 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.

These positions are located at the Middle School Teen Center, Fort Lee VA.

May be required to work in variousCYSS facilities/programs with adjusted duty hours as necessary to meet the mission.


Works under the written and verbal direction of the supervisor, who providesguidance on scope of assignments and assistance on the more complex,non-routine problems encountered. Work is reviewed in terms of results achievedand adherence to established standards and procedures. Routine day-to-dayassignments are normally performed independently with technical assistanceavailable from supervisor when required. Routine assignments are spot-checked;the more technical assignments are closely reviewed for adherence to policies,procedures and instructions.
Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more CYSprograms. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety ofchildren and youth. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for programparticipants based on observed needs of individual children/youth. Implementsactivities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional andcognitive needs of children and youth. Establishes a program environment thatsustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with otherchildren, youth and adults. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor andoutdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Assistschildren and youth with special projects, homework and life skills. Preparesand implements program options for children and youth with specialrequirements.
Reviews, provides input to, and implements schedules and activity plans.Demonstrates, instructs, leads and facilitates planned and spontaneous programactivities. Sets up displays and bulletin boards.

Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youthdevelopment techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents,and the Command. Participates in conferences with parents and staff. Briefsother employees and parents.
Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdooractivities, on field trips, outings and special events. Promotes and modelssafety, fitness, health and nutrition practices. Notifies supervisor on health,fire, and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for/serve appropriatesnacks/meals where applicable.
Explains and models program guidance, procedures, policies and directives toentry and skill level staff. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques forworking with children/youth.
Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse orneglect and reports as directed. Notes special instructions provided byparents. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorizedperson according to written parental instruction.
Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such asprogrammatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required) self-inspectionmaterials and national accreditation tools. Assists In achieving andmaintaining DoD/Army certification and national accreditation or Armyequivalent. Provides care/supervision, oversight, and accountability forprogram participants in compliance with DoD, Army and local policies, guidance,and standards
Completes designated training requirements and tracks and records completedtraining on own Individual Development Plan (IDP).
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.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No