PROGRAM ASSISTANT

I.   INTRODUCTION:  

This position is located in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department’s Child & Youth Program aboard Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The purpose of this position is to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 5 years to 12 years in one or more CY programs.

II.   MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The incumbent develops daily activity plans.  Ensures that program plans and activities incorporate the observed needs of individual children and youth, such as their physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs. Incumbent incorporates special instructions provided by parents such as dietary needs or other information that may affect the child or youth’s experience in the program. Demonstrates, instructs, leads and facilitates planned and spontaneous program activities. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health and nutrition practices. Helps arrange for and/or serve appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.  Incumbent 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. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques.  Incumbent maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth. 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 report as directed.  Incumbent is a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy.  The Incumbent provides parents with daily verbal or written feedback about their child/youth or program activities.  Participates in conferences with parents and employees.  Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required), self-inspection materials and national accreditation tools.  Ensures compliance with law, policies and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs.  The incumbent must complete all training requirements including orientation, monthly, annually and the approved Department of Navy (DoN) Standardized Module Training.  Collects, maintains and reports program participation date.  Performs other related duties as assigned.  

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Then incumbent must have one of the following:

Be a high school graduate

Child Development Association (CDA), Military School- Age Credential (MSA) or equivalent

A 2 year degree in Youth Development or a related field.

Completion of the DoN Standardized Module Training and 1 year full-time experience working with children or youth.

Working knowledge in child and youth development to provide input to an efficient and effective program responsive to the needs of children and youth.  Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Speak, read and write English.

Ability to promote and foster effective working relationships with children, youth’s and co-workers.  Ability to favorably pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease.

Ability to satisfactorily complete background checks IAW PL 101-647 to include a National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI).

EVALUATION:  Candidates will be evaluated on quality and nature of the experience pertinent to the position.  Applications must show sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the full range of duties of the Child and Youth Program Assistant.

Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a current driver’s license within 90 days of being placed in the position.

Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

As a position of trust and IT II position, employment is conditional based on the successful completion of an Access National Agency Check (ANACI).

Applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to address the above job requirements and submit with application.  Applications should include all experience, training, education, or other information that is relevant to the announced vacancy.

HOW TO APPLY: 

  • Resume
  • Include name and contact information for at least three (3) professional references in your resume
  • If claiming Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc.) is required.
  • If claiming Gold Star Veteran's Preference, completed SF-15 and a legible copy of DD-1300 as well as any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc.) is required.
  • If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders (applicable for NF-03 and below or equivalent).
  • If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.
  • If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.
  • If you are a current federal employee, submit your last three evaluations.

Submit resume/application to: NAF HR Office, PSC 1005 Box 19, FPO, AE, 09593, you can drop at Bldg. 760 or E-Mail resume to:  sandra.s.wollman.naf@mail.mil

As a condition of employment, the selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer upon hiring.

The Department of Navy is an Equal 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, or any other non-merit factor.  

NOTE:

Management reserves the right to fill the vacancy by methods other than merit staffing procedures (i.e., non-competitive placements in lieu of, or as exceptions to competitive procedures), or cancel the vacancy announcement at any time during the recruitment process.