The purpose of this position is to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth in one or more CY programs.
This position is expected to work with the Child Development Center (CDC) or Youth Director with minimum supervision toward the overall objectives of administering the CDC or School Age Care (SAC) program ensuring effectiveness, compatibility with other programs, and compliance with requirements.
The duties of this position are developmental in nature and designed to provide experience to qualify for higher level positions leading to the full performance position.
The incumbent works under close direction of supervisor or other higher qualified higher graded employee and performs the more routine child care tasks, following step-by-step instructions.
Little or no previous training or experience is required. Work is reviewed in detail, while in progress and upon completion, to ensure and assess trainee's progress and to evaluate attainment of training objectives and readiness for further training.
Training will be of a progressively more responsible and specialized nature associated with the child care and development operations.
These duties are performed to increase knowledge of child care duties and responsibilities and to develop skills for advancing to the higher-level positions.
Assists in implementing and leading planned activities for program participants. Uses prepared curriculum and program 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.
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 schedules.
Helps create adult-made games and play materials (mixing paint and play dough and assembling props for dramatic plays, activities, etc.
Assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment for submission to the supervisor. Helps establish a program environment that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults.
Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques as provided by supervisor Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events.
Interacts professionally with employees, parents, and local installation command personnel. Participates in program evaluation as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Conditions of Employment
You must be at least 18 years of age.
Entry Level (CY-1702-01)
At this level, high school diploma or equivalent is required. Prior experience working with children and / or youth is preferred.
Intermediate Level (CY-1702-01)
Six (6) months of full-time experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting AND completion of child abuse modules and modules 1, 2, and 10 of the Department of the Navy (DoN) Standardized Module Training.
Target Level (CY-1702-02)
2-year degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development or related field of study, which can include Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Youth Development, Psychology, Social Work, Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development, or other degrees as appropriate.
Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION :
Applicants must be able to speak, read and write English.
Must complete all DoN training requirements within the specified timeframes including initial orientation, Standardized Module Training, and ongoing requirements.
Incumbent must satisfactorily complete all background checks for federal childcare positions, including a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI), criminal history checks to include fingerprints and installation record checks.
Selectee will be subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children.
Selectee will be required to obtain appropriate immunizations against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendation form the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine.
Incumbent will be automatically disqualified for a conviction (either civilian or military to include any general, special or summary court-martial or non-judicial punishment) for a sexual offense, a felony drug offense, or any criminal offense involving a child victim.
Automatic disqualification also applies if the incumbent has been found negligent in a civil adjudication or administrative proceeding concerning the death or serious injury to a child or dependent person entrusted to the individual’s care.
Must pass a pre-employment physical to include lifting up to 40 pounds, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease.
Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment.
Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity / command.
Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state or National Accreditation institutions utilized as part of DOD’s Child and Youth Programs.
All selections are contingent upon satisfactory employment reference checks
The Department of Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other non-merit factor.
The DON provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should call 011-39-081-568-5612 or e-mail their request to NAFPersonnel eu.
navy.mil to ensure proper consideration. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating and ranking criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each application.
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Background checks and security clearance
ALL APPLICANTS :
Resume with complete work history including job title, start and end dates, and highlighting qualifications relevant to the vacancy announcement.
Attach an , Declaration for Federal Employment (signed within last 60 days)
OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS :
Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces? Attach the member-4 page of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty".
Current or former Federal employee? Attach most recent SF-50 or Personnel Action Report (PAR) from your personnel record.
Claiming Military Spouse Preference? Attach , , and legible copy of sponsor's PCS orders. Claiming Family Member Preference?
Attach and legible copy of sponsor's PCS orders.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements :
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
Therefore, provide only the attendance and / or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .
A comprehensive benefits package is available.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.