CYP Program Assistant (Multilevel)

Announcement Number:
Child Care
Position Status:
$14.03 - $17.34
Areas of Consideration:
Relocation Expenses:
Application Email:
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.

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  • Develops schedules and activity plans. This may include reviewing and providing input into schedules and activity plans developed by the entry level and intermediate level Educational Aids (CY Program Assistants), CY-1702-I. Ensures that program plans and activities incorporate the observed needs of 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 children and youth with special needs 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 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 schedules.
  • 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.
  • Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events.
  • Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instructions.
  • 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.
  • Provides parents with daily verbal or written feedback about their child/youth or program activities.
  • Participates in conferences with parents and employees.


  • Observes children and youth and documents developmental progression and/or concerns. Uses the information in planning.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Conditions of Employment
This is a designated position and Random Drug Testing required


  • Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.
  • A qualified candidate possesses the following:

Entry Level (CY-1702-01)

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to complete all Department of the Navy (DoN) training requirements within the specified timeframe.
  • Ability to promote and foster effective working relationships with children, youth, and coworkers.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.

**Must provide a copy of your H.S. Diploma, GED, or College Transcripts (showing degree awarded/conferred) when you apply.**

Entry Level (CY-1702-01)

  • A successful candidate must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Note: Prior experience working with children and/or youth is preferred.
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