• Child and Youth Program Assistant (Youth Programs)

    Offutt Air Force Base Force Support Squadron
    Job Description
    Apply through www.nafjobs.org
    ***Completion of DD Form 2981, Basic Criminal History and Statement of Admission, is required. DD Form 2981 is located under “My Work with Children” in Profile page.***
     
    THIS POSITION IS NOT TO EXCEED 23-AUG-2019
     
    ***NOTE: For current appropriated fund (APF) employees, portability pay setting rules apply (REF: AFMAN 34-310, NAF Personnel Program Management and Administration Procedures, para 13.6.2.2).***
     
    ***Internal/former CY NAF applicants pay may be set according to applicable pay setting rules for CY position (REF AFMAN 34-310 NAF Personnel Program Management and Administration Procedures, para 19.31.2).***
     
    SPECIALIZED REQUIREMENT:  Uploaded Transcripts required to be considered the upper level of the position. Six months experience equivalent to the CY-01 Intermediate level working in a group program for children or youth.  Completion of the AF Modules; or 30 semester hours above the high school level which included at least 15 semester hours in early childhood education, youth development, or related fields equivalent to the CY-02 Target Level.
     
    If no qualified applicants are available for the CY-02 Target level position, the position may be filled at the lower grade level of CY-01 Intermediate level or CY-01 entry level.  These developmental positions are targeted for the CY-02 Target level position. Employee will be trained and non-competitively promoted upon meeting the qualifications of the higher level position.
     
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
     
    ·         Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more child and youth programs. 
    ·         Accountable for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. 
    ·         Plans, coordinates and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. 
    ·         Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth.  
    ·         Assist children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills. 
    ·         Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth and adults. 
    ·         Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily skills. 
    ·         Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. 
    ·         Develops and implements schedules and plans. 
    ·         Demonstrates, instructs, leads and facilitates planned and spontaneous program activities.
    ·         Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. 
    ·         Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, supervisors and volunteers. 
    ·         Participates in conferences with parents and staff. 
    ·         Briefs other employees and parents. 
    ·         Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events.
    ·         Promotes and models safety, fitness, health and nutrition practices. 
    ·         Cares for special needs children and youth as directed by the supervisor.
    ·         Notifies supervisor of health, fire and safety compliance concerns. 
    ·         Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals, where applicable. 
    ·         Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed. 
    ·         Notes special instructions provided by parents. 
    ·         Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with an authorized person according to written parental instruction. 
    ·         Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required), self-inspection materials and national accreditation tools. 
    ·         Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. 
    ·         Provides care/supervision, oversight and accountability for program participants in compliance with local policies, guidance, and standards.
    ·         Ensures compliance with policies and regulations application to AF Child and Youth Programs.
    ·         Inventories equipment on recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. 
    ·         Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities.
    ·         Collects, maintains and reports program participation data.
    ·         May be required to transport children in government vehicles. 
    ·         Performs other related duties as assigned.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS
    BASIC REQUIREMENT
    ·         Must be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma (or equivalent) and have the ability to speak, read and write English.
    ·         Must meet specific physical requirements, pass a physical examination and have required immunizations.
    ·         Must be able to lift 40 lbs or more and stand for long periods of time. 
    ·         Must be able to obtain a Food Handler's Certificate, and satisfactorily complete installation, state and national criminal background checks.
    ·         Must be able to satisfactorily complete a Tier 1 (T1) + Child care investigation, Installation Records Check (IRC), State Criminal History Repository Check (SCHRC).
    ·         Must satisfactorily complete mandatory trainings.
    ·         Must possess maturity and good judgment and like working with children/youth and their parents.
    ·         Employee must have a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record to transport children. 
    ·         This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.
     
    SPECIALIZED REQUIREMENTS
    70179 CY-02 Target Level $14.30
    1.      Six months experience equivalent to the CY-01 Intermediate level working in a group program for children or youth. 
    2.      Completion of the AF Modules; or, 30 semester hours above the high school level which included at least 15 semester hours in early childhood education, youth development, or related fields. 
    70178 CY-01 Intermediate Level $12.74
    1.      Six months experience equivalent to the CY-01 Entry level working in a group program for children or youth. 
    2.      Completion of 3 AF modules (or equivalent) and AF Orientation Training Program; or, 15 semester hours above the high school level in early childhood education, youth development, or related field.
    70177 CY-01 Entry Level $11.68
    1.      No previous experience required.
     
    If no qualified applicants are available for the CY-03 target level position, the position may be filled at the lower grade level of CY-02 intermediate level or CY-01 entry level.  These developmental positions are targeted for the CY-03 target level position. Employee will be trained and non-competitively promoted upon meeting the qualifications of the higher level position.
     BENEFITS
    Flexible (Flex) employment category position with no benefits.  This is a permanent intermittent position.  Guaranteed hours are zero (0) hours per week.
     
    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
    Applicants claiming Preferences must attach required documentation:
     -Military Spouse- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) order
     -Transition Hiring Preference- Transition Assistance Identification Card
     -Veteran's Preference- Member copy 4 of Applicant's DD form 214
     When claiming Spouse Preference, current or previous federal employees must be included the highest grade held in their resume. This includes both appropriated and non-appropriated fund positions
     
     "All Federal NAF Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit."
     
     "Any individual who was required to register with Selective Service
     and who is not registered or knowingly and willfully did not register before
     the requirement terminated or became inapplicable, will not be appointed."
     
     "Military retiree seeking to enter DoD NAF service is required a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement.
     This policy applied to all NAF positions and all employment categories in the competitive and excepted service."
     
     "Applications will remain on file for 90 days. At the end of 90 days applications are removed from file."
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