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CHILD & YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT at usa

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Duties

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Serves as a Child and Youth Program (CYP) Assistant in one or more CYPs. Maintains control and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Assists in providing and leading planned activities for program participants.

Performs the more routine simple 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.

Helps establish a program environment that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules. Uses prepared curriculum and program materials and assists with developing a list of needed supplies and equipment for submission to the supervisor.

Helps create adult-made games and play materials (mixing paint and play dough and assembling props for dramatic plays, activities, etc.).

Interacts with participants using appropriate approved guidance and development techniques as provided by supervisors and Training and Curriculum (T&C) Specialists. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, and local installation command personnel.

Supervises participants during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health, and nutrition practices. Prepares and implements program options to care for participants with special needs as directed by the supervisor. Notifies supervisor of health, fire, and safety compliance concerns. Helps arrange for and serve appropriate snacks or 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 participants (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instructions.

Assists in maintaining program participation data and completing required daily reports. Provides care and supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with DoD, DoD Component, and local installation policies, guidance, and standards.

Completes training requirements using approved OSD and Service materials to include designated training modules. Participates in program evaluation as required. Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD certification and national accreditation where applicable. Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CYPs.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work hours.

 

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • See Duties and Qualifications

EVALUATIONS:

Qualifications

(GSE-02) CY1 – (GSE-04) CY2: Be 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have the ability to speak, read and write English, follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Be able to lift and carry children and objects up to 45lbs independently and over 45lbs with assistance. Activities may require incumbent to drive an automobile (to include driving a government vehicle while transporting children). May be required to obtain a government driver’s license. Prior experience working with children or youth preferred.

Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with DoD and Marine Corps policy for employees who provide child care services. Must pass a pre-employment physical and annual physicals thereafter, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease. Must complete all DoD training requirements within the specified time including orientation, initial, DoD Standardized Module Training, and annual ongoing training requirements, and required certifications, if any. Must maintain current food handlers, CPR and First Aid certifications. 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.

Intermediate Level-GSE3: Must have six (6) months experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting and have completed DoD Standardized Entry Level Module Training. Possess skills to interpret and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and practices under immediate supervision to provide direct care, education and development for children and youth.

Target Level-GSE4: One year prior experience working with children, youth or teens in a day care setting is required. Six months of this experience must have been at the GSE-03 level or private sector equivalent. Possess a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School Age (MSA) credential, or a two year degree in a related field, or complete the DoD Standardized Module Training. Incumbent must have successful completion of all required training for Program Assistant (Entry and Intermediate Level Module Training).

Additional information

 

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

As part of the employment process, the Human Resources Division may obtain a Declaration of Federal Employment (OF306) or any other form specific to the position, state and local background checks and a fingerprint report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a federal investigation as specified within the position description.
Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.
Required Documents:
  • Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.
  • If prior military, DD214 Member Copy
This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.
Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with “TA” stamped in red on front of card.
INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT’S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.
ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.

 

  • Benefits

    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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

     

    The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS include but are not limited to:

    • Stability of Federal Civilian Service
    • People with passion for doing work that matters
    • Quality of Work Life Balance
    • Competitive Pay
    • Comprehensive Benefit Packages
    • Marine Corps Exchange and Base Facility Privileges

     

    Review our benefits

    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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

  • Benefits

    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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

     

    The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS include but are not limited to:

    • Stability of Federal Civilian Service
    • People with passion for doing work that matters
    • Quality of Work Life Balance
    • Competitive Pay
    • Comprehensive Benefit Packages
    • Marine Corps Exchange and Base Facility Privileges

     

    Review our benefits

    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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.

    Varies – Review “OTHER INFORMATION”

    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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    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.

  • How to Apply

     

    All applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website: www.usmc-mccs.org/careers

    Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement. To be considered for employment, the application or resume must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.

    Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your MCCS user account and review your application status.

     

    Agency contact information

    TWENTY NINE PALMS MCCS

    Phone

    760/830-4606

    Email

    29palms.vacancies@usmc-mccs.org

    Address

     

    TWENTY NINE PALMS MCCS
    MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES
    ATTN: PERSONNEL OFFICER
    TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA 92278
    USA

    Next steps

    All applicants who submit an application via our Careers page at https://careers.usmc-mccs.org will be able to view their application status online.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Varies – Review “OTHER INFORMATION”

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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

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    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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