CY Program Assistant

Announcement Number:
FFR19-0502
Department:
Child Care
Location:
Singapore
Position Status:
Flex
Salary:
US$10.26 - US$12.57 Hourly
Areas of Consideration:
Local Commuting Area
Relocation Expenses:
No

JOB SUMMARY 

The purpose of the Child and Youth Program (CYP) Assistant is to provide appropriate specialized developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in one or more CY programs.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Entry Level: 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. Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Intermediate Level: 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. Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings, and special events. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required), self-inspection materials, and national accreditation tools.

 

Target Level: 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED 

Entry Level: In accordance with DoDI 6060.2, must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. Prior experience working with children and/or youth preferred. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to complete all DoN training requirements within the specified time frames, including orientation, initial, Standardized Module Training, and ongoing training requirements. Ability to promote and foster effective working relationships with children and youth and coworkers. Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.

 

Intermediate Level: In accordance with DoDI 6060.2, must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. DoDI 1400.25-v14-5 requires completion of prerequisite training and education before advancing to the next level with or between paybands. In accordance with the CYP Pay band incumbents must: Have six (6) months experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting. AND Have completed Navy Entry Level training requirements (Army, Air Force, Marine equivalent accepted. Knowledge of basic child and youth development principles as they relate to children and youth's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Ability to implement developmentally appropriate child and youth development principles and practices under immediate supervision to provide direct care, education and development for children and youth, individually or with groups of children and youth. Ability to interpret a curriculum or activity plan and follow written instructions. Ability to plan and organize work. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Ability to promote and foster effective working relationships with children and youth and coworkers. Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.

 

Target Level: In accordance with DoDI 6060.2, must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. The Military Child Care Act requires national accreditation of CY programs. Minimum education requirements are required by the accrediting body DoDI 1400.25-v14-5 requires completion of prerequisite training and education before advancing to the next level with or between paybands. In accordance with DoD, accrediting body, and CY Payband requirements incumbents must have: Completion of the DOD Standardized training courses and possess 1 year of experience working with children and youth. OR A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential and 1 year of experience. OR 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 and 1 year of experience. Knowledge in child and youth development to provide input to an efficient and effective program responsive to the needs of children and youth. Skill to implement developmentally appropriate child and youth development principles/practices and services to provide direct care and education for children and youth, individually or with groups of children and youth. Skill to promote and foster effective working relationships with children and youth and coworkers. Skill to work cooperatively as a member of a team. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Possesses skill in oral expression to explain processes and procedures and to provide basic program information.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 

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.

 

“Marijuana is a Schedule I 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."

 

Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization, and be free from communicable disease.

 

Must 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.

 

Incumbents must satisfactorily complete all background checks, including a fingerprint check, a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI), and a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check for childcare positions. Incumbents must also meet all requirements for military base access, and satisfactorily complete a Local Law Enforcement Agency Check (LEAC), as well as the following components of an Installation Record Check (IRC): a check of the Alcohol and Drug Management Information System (ADMITS), a check of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) records, and a check of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Consolidated Law Enforcement Operations Center (CLEOC).

 

Per Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1402.05, Background Checks on Individuals in DoD Child Care Services Programs, incumbents will be automatically disqualified for a conviction in either a civilian or military court (to include any general, special or summary court-martial conviction) or if they received non-judicial punishment (under Article 15 or chapter 47 of Title 10, U.S.C.) for any of the following: a sexual offense; any criminal offense involving a child victim; or a felony drug offense. Additionally, the incumbent will be automatically disqualified if he/she has been held to be 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.

 

EDUCATION 

When education is a basic requirement for the position, or when substituting education for experience, applicants MUST submit a copy of your high school transcripts, college transcript, or a list of courses which includes grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and/or semester hours earned as part of your application package. Foreign education must include evidence that it is comparable to education received at accredited educational institutions in the United States. All substitutions of education for experience will be made in accordance with OPM approved qualification standards. Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

 

OTHER INFORMATION 

Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and/or education.

 

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodation(s) should email their request to MWR_Recruitment@fe.navy.mil to ensure proper consideration is given.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED 

Using the qualifications of the positions, as predetermined Ranking and Rating Criteria of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each application.

 

BENEFITS 

NAF Flexible (FLEX) employees are not eligible for benefits or leave accrual.

 

HOW TO APPLY 

Interested applicants can submit all required documents to: CNRJ NAF Human Resources Office, PSA Sembawang Terminal, Deptford Road, Bldg. 7-4, Second Floor, Singapore 759657.

 

Or send via email to: MWR_RECRUITMENT@fe.navy.mil

 

Or mail to: Commander Navy Region Japan

NAF Human Resource Office (N941)

PSC 473 Box 12

FPO AP 96349-0001

 

Please visit our webpage at https://www.navymwrsingapore.com/jobs to find a sample format and information on Military Spouse Preference.

 

Please direct inquiries to: MWR_RECRUITMENT@fe.navy.mil

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS 

− Resume or NAF Application Form 

− PCS Orders and Family Entry Approval (Military) OR Sponsor’s Letter of Employment (Civilian) 

− OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment (This is a REQUIRED form and MUST be signed in ink and dated within the opening and closing date of this vacancy announcement) 

− Proof of Education (such as clinical licensure, transcripts/copy of degree(s)/certification(s)), if applicable to the position requirements 

− If claiming Veteran’s Preference, please submit a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) 

− If you are a current federal employee, please submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO 

Commander Navy Region Japan

NAF Human Resources Office (N941)

PSC 473 Box 12

FPO AP 96349-0001

 

Commander, Navy Installation Command

Tel: 315-243-5446 / 046-816-5446

Email: MWR_RECRUITMENT@fe.navy.mil

 

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT 

Please ensure that your application/resume contains all the information requested in the vacancy announcement. If your resume or application does not provide all the information requested on this form and in the job vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration for the job. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered