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Army Installation Management Command Lead Child and Youth Program Assistant (Level 5) CY-02 in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Summary This position is located at Aberdeen Proving Ground Child Development Center. This position is eligible for the NAF benefits package and leave accrual. To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) for professional and personal references on your resume. Responsibilities Supervises children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events. Plans, coordinates, and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Instructs team members in specific tasks and job techniques; makes available written instructions, reference materials, and supplies. Explains program guidance, procedures, policies, and directives to team members. Uses designated evaluation materials to ensure assigned area is in compliance with, Dept of Defense (DoD), and local installation standards. Ensures assigned area maintains standards for DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Completes training requirements using approved service materials to include designated training modules. Performs other related duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Candidate must: -Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate. -Be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. AND 1. Two years of specialized experience working in a group program with children or youth plus 2. An associate's degree or at least 60 semester hours with 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, Special Education. School Age: Elementary Education, Child Development, Youth Development, Special Education. Youth Services: Youth Development, Secondary Education, Human Development, Youth Program Administration, Recreation, Physical Education, or directly-related behavioral or cultural science (developmental psychology, child psychology/sociology, sociology of the family, gender identity, parenting. General psychology/sociology coursework is not qualifying). OR one of the following: 1. Possess and maintain one of the following directly related to the age group of the position to which assigned: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Military School Age Credential, Army Youth Practicum or other nationally recognized Youth Development Credential. 2. A bachelor's Degree or at least 120 semester hours with a major course of study (24 semester hours) with content as indicated above. Applicants that possess at least one of the following will be considered highly preferred and may be sent first for consideration. 1. Experience assisting with childcare or youth program national accreditation processes. 2. Experience participating in multi-disciplinary or higher level child/youth program inspections. 3. Experience working with varying age groups (early childhood, school age, youth). 4. Experience leading or mentoring lower level childcare/youth program staff. The full position description can be found here. Education Proof of education is required at the time of application, if applicable. Please see the Applicant information kit for additional information on education. Additional Information Area of Consideration The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is the local commuting area for of Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) Preference eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.) Manual Application If you would like to apply manually, please contact the servicing NAF Human Resources (HRO) listed on this job announcement to request a copy of the manual application form. All completed manual application forms (along with resume and other supporting documentation) must be received no later than 3:00 pm CST on the closing date of this announcement in order to process your application in a timely manner. Allowances, Incentives and PCS Costs: Allowances, differentials, or incentives will not be paid. Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest. Other: Additional referrals may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date. Please check out our Applicant Information Kit to view additional information you may find useful when applying for our jobs. (To view the kit, https://publicfileshare.chra.army.mil/Applicants/NAF%20Applicant%20Information%20Kit%20for%20Army%20NAF%20Childcare%20Positions.pdf Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/.

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