Child and Youth Program Assistant Entry Intermediate Target – United States Government – Manama, Bahrain

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    11/28/2017 to 09/30/2018

  • Salary

    $11.76 to $16.11 per hour

    Plus applicable allowances.

  • Pay scale & grade

    CY 01 – 02

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time – Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent – Regular

Location

3 vacancies in the following location:

  • Manama, Bahrain 3 vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

  • Veterans

  • National Guard & Reserves

    Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.

Announcement number

EUR18039

Control number

485203800

  • Duties

    Duties

    Summary

    ***Amended  01/15/2018 salary range updated***

    Fleet and Family Readiness is looking for the best and brightest to join our TEAM!!!  The Navy team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms by enhancing the quality of life for Sailors, their families, and others in the Navy Community. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training.

    Child and Youth Programs (CYP) are responsible for providing safe, happy and nurturing care for children.  Navy Child and Youth Programs provide high quality educational and recreational programs for children and youth. Teams of caring, knowledgeable professionals plan developmentally appropriate programs that are responsive to the unique needs, abilities, and interests of children. Our staff fosters a sense of independence, trust, and responsibility within each child through understanding and respectful interactions. Likewise, through positive relationships, our programs respect and support the ideals, cultures, and values of families in their task of nurturing children and youth. We are advocates for children, families, and the child and youth professionals within our programs and surrounding communities.

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

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    Responsibilities

    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.

    Curriculum: 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 a 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.

    Indoor and Outdoor Environment: 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.

    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 ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorize person according to written parental instructions. 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. 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. Participates in conferences with parents and employees.

    Assessment: Participates in program evaluation using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessment tools (as required), self-inspection materials, and national accreditation tools.

    Compliance: 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.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Local U.S. Citizens that are 1) Current permanent NAF/APF employees; or 2) Spouses of active duty military members; or 3) Family members of active duty military member; or 4) Family members of DoD civilians.Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    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.

    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.

    Must satisfactorily obtain or 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 for federal childcare positions, including a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI),  criminal history checks to include fingerprints, and installation record checks.

    Incumbents will be automatically disqualified for a conviction (either  civilian or military to include any general, special or summary court-martial or non-judicial punishment) for a sexual offense, a felony drug offense, or any criminal offense involving a child victim. Automatic disqualification also applies if the incumbent  has been found 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.

    All selections are contingent upon satisfactory employment reference checks.

    Qualifications

    Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

    To qualify at ENTRY level ($11.59 – $12.56 per hour):

    Prior experience working with children and/or youth preferred.

    To qualify at INTERMEDIATE Level ($13.07 – $14.16 per hour):

    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.

    To qualify at TARGET Level ($14.67 – $15.89 per hour):

    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

    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.

    Education

    KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:

    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.

    Additional information

    Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to submit proof of education, participate in medical screening, drug testing, etc. All selections are contingent upon satisfactory employment reference checks. Employment is subject to successful National Agency Background Check. As a condition of employment, the selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment. Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct. Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

    The Department of Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment 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, genetic information or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should call 011-39-081-568-5612 or e-mail their request to NAFPersonnel@eu.navy.mil to ensure proper consideration. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating and ranking criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each application.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Q – Nonsensitive

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    ALL APPLICANTS:

    • Resume with complete work history including job title, start and end dates, and highlighting qualifications relevant to the vacancy announcement.
    • Attach an OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment (signed within last 60 days)
    • Supplemental Questionnaire

    OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    • Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces? Attach the member-4 page of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”.
    • Current or former Federal employee? Attach most recent SF-50 or Personnel Action Report (PAR) from your personnel record.
    • Claiming Military Spouse Preference? Attach Military Spouse Preference FormPreference Entitlement Survey, and legible copy of sponsor’s PCS orders.
    • Claiming Family Member Preference? Attach Preference Entitlement Survey and legible copy of sponsor’s PCS orders.

    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.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A comprehensive benefits package is available.

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  • How to Apply

    How to Apply

    To begin the process, click on the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

    Technical Support

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    Agency contact information

    NAF Human Resources Office (N941)

    Address
    Commander, Navy Installations Command
    PSC 817 BOX 108
    FPO, AE
    US

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    Next steps

    Ensure your submission contains all the information and documentation required by the vacancy announcement. If your submission does not provide all the information and documentation required by the vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration for the job. Applicants can expect updated notification 4-6 weeks after closing.

  • Fair & Transparent

    Fair & Transparent

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

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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