Major duties and responsibilities are summarized below.
Orients new employees to the whole CYP system and provides them with basic information that can be applied in all settings.
Works with CYP Directors to establish training plans and schedules for employee and provider training. Arranges for total CYP training opportunities, including training of management, administration, food service, and direct staff.
Provides training that is appropriate for and tailored to the age group of the children and youth with whom the CYP employees and CDH providers work.
Executes the Department of Navy (DoN) Standardized Module Training, provides initial and ongoing annual training, and ensures training is available to support career progression. Arranges for subject matter experts to conduct/support specialized training.
Ensures completion and documentation of required monthly training. Works with CY Program Assistants to ensure modules are completed.
Identifies additional training needs.
Maintains training records and individual development plans. Prepares training status reports and recommendations to supervisors and notifies CYP Directors of employees' and providers' training status and performance.
Develops programs that encourage and support the pursuit of continuing higher education by documenting requirements for completion of the Child Development Associate (CDA) or the
Military School-Age Credential (MSA), and providing information, assistance and guidance to employees and providers who are seeking college-level classes to meet their professional goals.
Assists the CDH Director and CDH Monitor(s) to encourage providers to become accredited.
Develops a working relationship with local colleges, universities and professional organizations and advises employees/providers about continuing avenues of professional development.
Ensures that the required Navy curriculum is implemented within each CYP (i.e., supports implementation and execution of the Navy standardized curriculum within the Child Development Center (CDC), including assisting CY Program Assistants and Leaders by documenting observations and assessments, evaluating classroom environments, reviewing weekly activity plans, and providing additional training when needed).
Coordinates programming that supports the children and youth's physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development regardless of setting or length of time in care.
Ensures the quality and consistency of developmental programming to include the environment, equipment, materials, program structure, curriculum, risk management practices, and oversight and coordination of activity schedules and lesson plans.
Role models appropriate behaviors and techniques working with children and youth.
Observes in program settings throughout all hours of operation to assess employee competency and direct training needs for groups and/or individuals. Provides feedback to employees and supervisors.
Works with CY Program Assistants and Leaders to evaluate classroom or activity area environments and makes recommendations to the Director for the selection of developmentally appropriate toys, materials and equipment.
Maintains a resource file library to aid employees in preparing lesson plans and activity schedules and to assist with training objectives.
Reviews lesson plans to ensure they are appropriate and based on curriculum requirements. Provides daily assistance with plans if needed.
Assists in and supports development and implementation of parent education and parent participation programs.
Provides training to CYP employees so they can ensure classroom and activity area compliance with fire, safety, and sanitation rules and regulation.
Provides support for CYP employees and CDH providers in preparing for inspections and accreditation.
Carries out EEO policies and communicates support of those policies to CYP employees.
In the absence of the CYP Director, incumbent may assume the responsibilities of the CYP Director and perform duties and requirements of the position.
Incumbent is 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.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A complete list of duties and responsibilities will be provided at the time of hire.
Conditions of Employment
- Must satisfactorily complete all background checks for child care positions, including fingerprint checks, a Tier 1 with Child Care check, Tier 3 if applicable, and a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check.
- Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization, be free of all communicable diseases, and obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases.
- Ability to sustain considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping, and lifting up to 40 pounds.
- Must possess a valid state driver?s license.
- Must successfully obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance as needed.
- Ability to complete required training certificates, and maintain certifications or credentials required by Federal, State, and/or national accreditation institutions used as part of DoD's Child and Youth Programs.
- Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required.
Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.
A Qualified Candidate Possesses The Following
Knowledge, skill, and ability to assist managing a developmentally appropriate program for the age groups served.
Knowledge and background of child and youth programs including principles, practices and techniques of child and youth development.
Knowledge of Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect.
Knowledge of the NAEYC, COA and NAFCC accreditation criteria and process, the required programs of the BGCA, 4-H, and the skills and knowledge to implement the Department of Defense (DoD) certification standards.
Knowledge in interests and motivation of individuals and groups.
Skill in planning, organizing, and implementing a variety of programs.
Skill to develop curriculum outlines, courses of study lesson plans/guides, and to conduct training workshops.
Ability to provide guidance and leadership to employees and providers.
Ability to identify and respond to emergency situations including evacuations, child illness, and physical and emotional disorders.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.
A Qualified Candidate Possess One Of The Following
A Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development AND 1 year of full-time experience working with children and/or youth.
A 4-year degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development AND 3 years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth.
A combination of education and experience with courses (24 higher level semester hours) in or related to Early Childhood Education or Child Development AND 3 years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth.
Note: A copy of your H.S. diploma, GED, or college transcripts (showing degree awarded/conferred) MUST be submitted when applying. If your degree has not been awarded you MUST also provide a copy of your HS Diploma or equivalent.
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Installations Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.
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.
All individuals involved in the provision of child care services on a Department of Navy (DON) installation or in a DON-sanctioned program must complete the Installation Records Check (IRC). The IRC includes a check of the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) records in the Alcohol and Drug Management Information Tracking System (ADMITS) database, a check of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) records in the Fleet and Family Support Management Information System (FFSMIS), and an installation security/base check via the Navy Justice Information System (NJIS) database and/or other law enforcement systems. This information will be used to determine suitability for the applicant in accordance with criteria for automatic and presumptive disqualifiers, per DoDI 1402.05.
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 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 of or serious injury to a child or dependent person entrusted to the individual's care.
Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period.
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