Child and Youth Program Asst - Entry

Posted on May 22, 2020

Commander, Navy Installations, Department of the Navy

Little Creek Amphibious Base, VA

This position is an entry position leading to the full performance level.

The purpose of the CY Program 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.

* Little Creek 24/7 center* Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Factor 1.

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.

Factor 2.

Supervisory Controls Works under the close supervision of the CYP Director or CYP Assistant Director.

As an entry level position, the incumbent may receive daily on-going guidance and instruction from a more experienced Program Assistant assigned to the classroom or activity area or Program Lead.

Incumbent works as instructed and consults with the supervisor, as needed, on matters not specifically covered by the original instructions.

Work is checked in progress and completed work is reviewed for adherence to instructions and for adequacy.

Factor 3.

Guidelines Specific, detailed guidelines covering all aspects of the assignment are provided to the employee.

The employee works in strict adherence to guidelines, and deviations must be authorized by the supervisor.

Factor 4.

Complexity The work consists of a relatively few clear-cut tasks with limited choice in deciding what needs to be done and with readily recognized actions.

Factor 5.

Scope and Effect The work involves the performance of specific, routine, repetitive or closely related tasks.

The service provided saves the time of other CYP employees and contributes to the efficiency of the CYP, but has little impact beyond the immediate organizational unit or beyond the timely provision of limited services to others.

Factor 6.

Personnel Contacts The personal contacts are with employees within the immediate organization, or work unit and/or with members of the community serviced, such as parents, children and youth, and educators.

Factor 7.

Purpose of Contacts The purpose of contacts is to clarify, or give facts or information directly related to the work.

Factor 8.

Physical Demands The work requires considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping and lifting up to 40 pounds.

Activities may require incumbent to drive an automobile (to include driving a government vehicle while transporting children).

However, most of the work is done in classroom settings or activity areas, and no special, physical demands are made upon the incumbent.

Factor 9.

Work Environment The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of a wide variety of child and youth activities, programs, and services, such as exposure to disease and injuries from lifting.

Normal fire and safety precautions must be adhered to.

Activities planned are conducted in a building or outside and are suitable for CY You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience.

You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.

Please follow all instructions carefully.

Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

How to Apply

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