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    Fleet and Family Readiness is looking for the best and brightest to join our TEAM!!!  The Navy team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms by enhancing the qualify of life for Sailors, their families, and others in the Navy Community. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training.

    Family Readiness (N91) includes the Fleet and Family Support Program and Emergency Response.

    The Fleet and Family Support Program provides services through Fleet and Family Support Centers, such as relocation assistance, new parent support, deployment services, clinical counseling services, financial management counseling, family employment services, family advocacy and the transition assistance programs.

    The Emergency Response Program manages Navy Installations Command’s response plans to provide assistance to the Navy Family during a disaster.

    Fleet Readiness (N92) is comprised of Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs, official and recreational lodging, and food and beverage operations. These services include:

      
    Navy Housing (N93) manages housing Navywide, including permanent party family housing and unaccompanied housing. Focused on assisting Sailors, both single and those with families, receive suitable, affordable and safe housing wherever they are assigned. 

    The Support Services Center  (N94) supports the other four divisions and regional Fleet and Family Readiness Service Centers through a consolidation of management support functions, such as NAF financial management, marketing, training, NAF human resources, facilities and acquisition, information technology, and management evaluation and assistance.

    Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor (N95) coordinates the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, and provides resources and support to their families and offers individually-tailored assistance to ensure enrollees’ successful recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. 

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    Responsibilities

    Introduction

    The purpose of the CY Program Assistant is to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in one or more CY programs.

    The incumbent works under close direction of supervisor or other qualified higher graded employee who makes assignments of specific base tasks, provides detailed initial instructions and is available for guidance and advice on all aspects of work to be accomplished. Supervisor provides additional specific instructions for new, difficult, or unusual assignments including suggested work methods or advice on resource material available. Incumbent refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations to supervisor.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities of the CY Program Assistant have been grouped into categories, including curriculum, indoor and outdoor environment, interactions and relationships, supervision of children and youth, parent and employee communication, assessment, compliance, and additional responsibilities. Each is described below.

    Curriculum

    Assists in planning and coordinating activities for program participants, including group as well as individual activities.

    Implements daily schedules and activity plans to ensure age and/or stage appropriateness.

    Incorporates special instructions provided by parents such as special dietary needs, physical needs, or other information that may affect the child or youth's experience in the program. Assists children and youth with special projects and homework. Cares for children and youth with special needs as directed by the supervisor. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health, and nutrition practices. Helps arrange for and/or serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.

    Indoor and Outdoor Environment

    Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Sets up displays and bulletin boards. Inventories equipment on a  recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and  facilities.

    Interactions and Relationships

    Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults.

    Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques.

    Supervision of Children and Youth

    Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with the Department of

    Defense (DoD), NAF Component, and local installation policies, guidance, and standards.

    Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years.

    Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instructions.

    Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings, and special events.

    Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Incumbent is a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.

    Parent and Employee Communication

    Interacts professionally with employees, parents, and local installation command personnel.

    Participates in conferences with parents and employees.

    Assessment

    Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required), self-inspection materials, and national accreditation tools.

    Compliance

    Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs.

    Notifies supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns.

    Additional Responsibilities

    Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data.

    Performs other related duties as assigned

    Travel Required

    Not required - 0% Travel

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Non-Citizens

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