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CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT LEADER (GSE-05)

Company: U.S. Marine Corps
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Summary Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. Responsibilities Serves as a Child and Youth Programs (CYP) team leader for program staff with responsibility for the operation and program in accordance with (IAW) applicable regulations in one or more programs.Maintains control and accounts for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Oversees arrival and departure, and supervises participants during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Works within prescribed staff-to-participant ratio.Encourages participants interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Monitors staff-to-participant ratios to ensure adequate staffing. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth. Prepares and implements program options for participants with special teracts with participants using appropriate approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, and local installation command personnel. Participates in conferences with parents, program staff, school representatives, and local installation command personnel. Instructs team members in specific tasks and job techniques; makes available written instructions, reference materials, and supplies. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children and youth. Provides on-the-job training and instruction to team members. Administers medications and basic care items to participants according to prescribed procedures and CYP medical directives. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed. Requirements Conditions of Employment See Duties and Qualifications EVALUATIONS: Qualifications 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 valid commercial drivers license (CDL) and/or a government drivers addition to the above, candidate must possess: 24 months working in a USMC or other military service childcare or youth program, completion of DoD approved competency training courses. Additionally, successful completion of all required training for Program Assistant (Entry, Intermediate and Target Level) must be complete and evident by service-issued documentation.ORTwo years of experience working in a childcare or youth program, plus possess and maintain one of the following directly related to the age group of the position to which assigned: Child Development Associate Credential, Military School Age Credential, or other nationally recognized Youth Development Credential. ORTwo years of experience working in a childcare or youth program, plus an associate's degree which includes a major course of study (24 semester hours) with content directly related to the age group to which assigned (for example, Child Development Centers: Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Elementary Education, and Special Education. School Age: Elementary Education, Child Development, Youth Development, and Special Education. Youth Services: Youth Development, Secondary Education, Human Development, Youth Program Administration, Recreation, and Physical Education).ORTwo years of experience working in a childcare or youth program, plus a bachelor's degree which includes a major course or study (24 semester hours) with content as indicated above.Applicants meeting BEST QUALIFIED Criteria will be considered before candidates only meeting minimum qualifications of the position. Best Qualified Criteria: One year experience working as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (Target Level 4) CY-II for any Service CYP or equivalent.Must be able to obtain and maintain TIER-1 Child Care (CNACI) background checks which are required for positions that involve working with children under 18 years of age. 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 approved competency training courses, and annual ongoing training requirements, and required certifications, if any. Must maintain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid certifications.Note: This position is identified as a Test Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent is subject to random drug testing because duties must be performed with a high level of productivity, reliability and judgment to prevent adversely affecting personnel safety, and causing risk/damage to government property, and/or significant adverse impact to day-to-day operations. A positive drug test, or failure to submit for testing, may become the basis for removal from this position. Education 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: onhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.aspAs part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a Tier 1 (T1) Level Background Check Investigation. For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.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. Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws.Vacancies may be filled by methods other than internal competitive procedures when it appears that the best qualified person can be obtained from other sources. To be considered for non-competitive appointment (e.g. transfer eligible or reinstatement eligible) you must list your current/former highest previous permanent grade held as a regular part-time or full-time department of defense non-appropriated fund employee. CONTACT US: For questions related to a specific position or the application process please contact us at:Human Resources DivisionMarine Corps Community Services, Lejeune-New River(910) 451-JOBS | /jobsEmail questions to: (applications nor documents will not be accepted via email) for technical difficulties navigating through or using the Career Page send an email to

Keywords: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville , CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT LEADER (GSE-05), Other , Jacksonville, North Carolina

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