CYP Program Assistant/Summer Camp Counselor

Announcement Number:
D-0089-17
Department:
Child Care
Location:
Virginia
Position Status:
Flex
Salary:
$13.41 - $16.57
Relocation Expenses:
n/a
Application Email:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

ENTRY LEVEL – EDUCATIONAL AIDE:

Assists in implementing and leading planned activities for program participants. Uses prepared curriculum and program materials. 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 supervisors.  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. 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – EDUCATION 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 – EDCUATION 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.

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Conditions of Employment

Position is Drug Testing designated

Ability to satisfactorily complete background investigation - National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI), upon hiring and renew every 5 years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

This position is to work at NSF Dahlgren Summer Day Camp. Training will occur between May 31st and the first day of camp/mid June. This training also requires at least one (1) eight hour Saturday training, between these dates as well as 1-2 evening trainings. Training/work hours will not exceed 40 hours each week.

ENTRY LEVEL:

Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine.  Test Designated Position: In accordance with the Department of the Navy Test Designated Position listing issued 7 October 2003 this position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. A positive drug test, or failure to submit for testing, may become the basis for removal from this position.  Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease.  Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI). Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months  from the date of the drug test.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL:

Must meet entry level qualifications of ENTRY LEVEL position AND Have six (6) months experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting AND have completed child abuse modules and modules 1, 2, and 10 of the DoN Standardized Module Training.

FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL:

Must meet entry level qualifications of ENTRY LEVEL position AND…

Completion of the DoN Standardized Module Training AND 12 months of experience working with children and youth.

          OR

A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential.

          OR

Two 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 be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent and have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Prior experience working with children and/or youth preferred but not required.

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