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    Summary

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – EDUCATIONAL AIDE:  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.  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.  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.  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.

    FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL – EDUCATIONAL TECHNICIAN: Develops schedules and activity plans.  This may include reviewing and providing input into schedules and activity plans developed by CY Program Assistants, GS 1702-02 and GS 1702-03.  Ensures that program plans and activities incorporate the observed needs of the individual children and youth.  Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth.  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.  Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements.  Cares for special needs children and youth as directed by the supervisor.  Demonstrates, instructs, leads and facilitates planned and spontaneous program activities.  Role models developmentally appropriate practice and classroom or activity area management techniques.  Promotes and models safety, fitness, health and nutrition practices.  Helps prepare, arrange and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing and depleted supplies. Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth and adults.  Helps arrange for and/or serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.  Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques.   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

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    03

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