CYP Leader - #39235

US Commander, Navy Installations


Date: 23/11/2021
City: Manama, Manama
Contract type: Full time
US Commander, Navy Installations

Duties

The Child and Youth Program (CYP) Leader provides direct care and instruction to children and youth (6 weeks to 18 years) in addition to guidance, assistance, and mentoring for CY Program Assistants. Routine day-to-day assignments are normally performed independently with technical assistance available from supervisor when required. Routine assignments are spot-checked; the more technical assignments are closely reviewed for adherence to policies, procedures, and instructions.

The duties and responsibilities have been grouped into categories, including mentor, 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.

Mentor

Mentors assigned CY Program Assistant team.

Works with senior employees to provide instruction and training to lower-level employees.

Assists lower-level employees in completing the Standardized Module Training.

Assists the Training and Curriculum (T&C) Specialist in helping lower-level CY Program Assistants translate professional development training into practice by mentoring, guiding and role-modeling.

Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children and youth.

Provides suggestions and makes recommendations to credential practicum candidates.

Assists the T&C Specialist with recording observations and charts progress of team members' on-the-job skills.

Consults frequently with the T&C Specialist for guidance on strategies to further assist team members' professional development efforts.

Curriculum

Plans activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth. Continually reviews activities and plans for appropriateness.

Works with T&C Specialist, supervisor, and the CY Program Assistants to implement activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of children and youth. Incorporates special instructions provided by parents such as special dietary needs, physical needs, or other information that may affect the child or youth's experience in the program.

Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Assists children and youth with special projects, homework, and life skills.

Recommends to the T&C Specialist and CY Program Assistants changes and adjustments to activities and plans where necessary to meet unusual situations.

Sets up displays and bulletin boards.

Arranges for and/or serves appropriate snacks or meals where applicable.

Indoor and Outdoor Environment

Works with team members to prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules. Makes suggestions about improvements to the activity areas.

Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies.

Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities.

Interactions and Relationships

Encourages participant interest and establishes a program setting that 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 command policies, guidance, and standards.

Maintains control of and accounts for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with authorized person according to written parental instructions.

Oversees arrival and departure of children and youth.

Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities and on field trips, outings, and special events.

Parent and Employee Communication

Interacts professionally with employees, parents, and local installation command personnel.

Participates in conferences with parents, employees, school representatives, and local installation command personnel.

Briefs other employees and parents.

Assessment

Observes children and youth and documents developmental progression and/or concerns and uses the information in planning.

Assists CY Program Assistants with assessment tasks when needed.

Compliance

Ensures assigned area achieves and maintains standards for DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent.

Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs.

Additional Responsibilities

Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

A complete list of duties and responsibilities will be provided at the time of hire.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This is a designated position and Random Drug Testing required

Qualifications

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 of developmentally appropriate programs designed to meet the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of children and youth from 6 weeks to 18 years of age.

Knowledge of child and youth development principles, practices, and techniques.

Skills to apply Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect.

Skill in understanding interests and motivation of individuals and groups in a CYP environment.

Skill in program planning, organizing, and employee scheduling.

Skills to provide leadership, mentoring, and guidance to CY Program

Ability to identify and respond to emergency situations.

Ability to train employees on variety of issues to include recognition and identification of childhood illnesses and child abuse, etc.

Ability to develop curriculum outlines and lesson plans/guides.

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing and possess strong interpersonal skills.

1 year of experience at the CY-II (GSE-04) Level OR completion of 1 year at the CY Program Assistant/Base Level 4 where incumbent displayed knowledge of and competency in developmentally appropriate programming for children and youth.

Education

A successful candidate must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent AND have one of the following:

**A copy of your H.S. diploma, GED, or college transcripts (showing degree awarded/conferred) MUST be submitted when applying.**

Completion of DOD standardized training courses.;

OR

A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential;

OR

A minimum of a 2-year degree in Youth Development, Child Development or a related field, which can include Recreation, Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development, or other degrees as appropriate.

Note: If your degree has not been awarded, you MUST also provide a copy of your HS Diploma or equivalent.

Additional information

Conditions of employment:

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with CNIC, if after November 22. CNIC will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of CNIC a legally required exception from this requirement.

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.

Special Requirements: This is an 18-month (unaccompanied) or 24-month (accompanied) tour located in Manama, Bahrain. The Kingdom of Bahrain is comprised of a number of Islands totaling 253 square miles and occupies a central location in the Arabian Gulf. To learn more about the Kingdom of Bahrain please go to https://cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnreurafswa/installations/nsa_bahrain.html.

Special Benefits: Applicants recruited from the United States may be entitled to a tax-free Post Allowance (PA), Post (Hardship) Differential (PD), and Living Quarters Allowance (LQA). Employees hired from the continental U.S. receive Sunday Premium Pay, computed at 25% of basic hourly rate for hours worked on Sunday. In addition, selectees are authorized use of the Navy Exchange, Defense Commissary and MWR programs. Additional information will be provided upon selection. Information on allowances can also be obtained via internet at http://www.state.gov/travelandbusiness then click on foreign per diem rates.

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.


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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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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  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits

    We value our employees and considers them to be the greatest asset of our organization. As an employer of choice, we are committed to attracting and retaining the “best of the best” by providing comprehensive benefits that are a valuable part of the total compensation package. Our benefits package include medical, dental, life insurance, spouse and dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement and 401(k) savings plans, paid vacation and sick time.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    The following documents are required at the time of application:

    • OF 306: U.S. Office of Personnel Management Declaration for Federal Employment
    • A résumé
    • Proof of Education – awarded/conferred academic degree transcript(s) and/or *related coursework transcript(s) relevant to the position.

    Note: All transcripts MUST show student’s name and the name of the awarding university or educational institution, degree type, awarded/conferred date, and the field of study. *If your degree has not been awarded/conferred, you must provide a copy of your HS Diploma or equivalent along with transcript(s). Altered transcripts will not be accepted.

    Transcripts from foreign colleges must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered. Applicants are responsible to obtain and submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency which is a private U.S. organization. Credential evaluations are not free and applicants are responsible for the cost of the selected service.

    Applicants currently residing in Sigonella, Italy must also provide a copy of the following documents:

    • Copy of U.S. Government no-fee passport showing picture, passport number, expiration date.
    • Overseas Residency Questionnaire

    Employment Preferences

    The following employment preferences are available to qualified applicants who can provide required supporting documentation. Applicable preferences are listed in priority order below.

    Reemployment Priority List (RPL)

    Qualifying separated employees must have priority for a non-appropriated fund (NAF) position when the position has substantially the same duties as the Business-based Action (BBA) separated position. The position may be neither higher graded nor subject to internal candidate selection. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:

    • Attach a copy of the separation Personnel Action Report (PAR) indicating the position was abolished via BBA.
      Military Spouse Preference (MSP)
      An applicant may qualify for MSP if he/she has been relocated to a new geographic location to which their spouse has been assigned. Qualifying applicants may request an MSP upon relocation to a sponsor’s new permanent duty station. Preference applicable for NF-3 and below positions only. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
    • Attach a copy of the sponsor’s Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and a marriage certificate at the time of application.
      Note: Acceptance OR declination of a regular full- or part-time NAF or appropriated fund (APF) position ends the applicant’s ability to claim MSP at the new duty station.
      Involuntarily Separated (IVS)
      An applicant may qualify for IVS if he/she is a military member (or their dependent) and has been involuntarily separated from the armed services with an approved separation program designator (SPD) code (indicated in block 26 of the DD Form 214) and a reenlistment priority (RE) code of 3T or 4T (indicated in block 27 of the DD Form 214) per the instructions of the Navy Personnel Command. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
    • Attach a copy of the sponsor’s PCS orders at the time of application.
      This is a one-time hiring preference that ends with the acceptance or declination of any position that is expected to last at least 1 year.
      Veterans Preference (VP)
      Qualifying military veterans, and spouses or parents of deceased veterans, must be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
    • Attach a copy of page 4 of DD Form 214. Click here to learn how to get your DD 214.
    • Attach a completed Form SF-15 from the Veterans Administration. Download an SF-15 form here.

    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

  • How to Apply

    To begin the process, click on the 'Apply' button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Applicant must complete the application process and submit any required documents by the closing date of this announcement.

    The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national orientation, disability (mental or physical), genetic information, age, prior EEO activity, political affiliation, parental status, marital status, or any other non-merit factors.

    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.


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    Agency contact information

    NAF Human Resources Office (N941)

    Phone

    011-081-568-8047/8202

    Email

    NAFPersonnel@eu.navy.mil

    Address

    Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central
    PSC 817 BOX 108
    FPO, AE 09622-0108
    ITALY

    Next steps

    Using the required qualifications of the position, a standardized rating and ranking criteria of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used to screen and assess each application.

    All applicants will be notified regarding their status. Applicants will either be contacted for an interview or sent an email notification of non-selection 4–6 weeks after the announcement closing date. If selected for an interview, applicants can expect to be contacted 1–3 weeks after their interview with a position offer or notification of non-selection.

    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., Spam Blocker, etc.), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

  • Fair and Transparent

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

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

The following documents are required at the time of application:

  • OF 306: U.S. Office of Personnel Management Declaration for Federal Employment
  • A résumé
  • Proof of Education – awarded/conferred academic degree transcript(s) and/or *related coursework transcript(s) relevant to the position.

Note: All transcripts MUST show student’s name and the name of the awarding university or educational institution, degree type, awarded/conferred date, and the field of study. *If your degree has not been awarded/conferred, you must provide a copy of your HS Diploma or equivalent along with transcript(s). Altered transcripts will not be accepted.

Transcripts from foreign colleges must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered. Applicants are responsible to obtain and submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency which is a private U.S. organization. Credential evaluations are not free and applicants are responsible for the cost of the selected service.

Applicants currently residing in Sigonella, Italy must also provide a copy of the following documents:

  • Copy of U.S. Government no-fee passport showing picture, passport number, expiration date.
  • Overseas Residency Questionnaire

Employment Preferences

The following employment preferences are available to qualified applicants who can provide required supporting documentation. Applicable preferences are listed in priority order below.

Reemployment Priority List (RPL)

Qualifying separated employees must have priority for a non-appropriated fund (NAF) position when the position has substantially the same duties as the Business-based Action (BBA) separated position. The position may be neither higher graded nor subject to internal candidate selection. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:

  • Attach a copy of the separation Personnel Action Report (PAR) indicating the position was abolished via BBA.
    Military Spouse Preference (MSP)
    An applicant may qualify for MSP if he/she has been relocated to a new geographic location to which their spouse has been assigned. Qualifying applicants may request an MSP upon relocation to a sponsor’s new permanent duty station. Preference applicable for NF-3 and below positions only. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
  • Attach a copy of the sponsor’s Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and a marriage certificate at the time of application.
    Note: Acceptance OR declination of a regular full- or part-time NAF or appropriated fund (APF) position ends the applicant’s ability to claim MSP at the new duty station.
    Involuntarily Separated (IVS)
    An applicant may qualify for IVS if he/she is a military member (or their dependent) and has been involuntarily separated from the armed services with an approved separation program designator (SPD) code (indicated in block 26 of the DD Form 214) and a reenlistment priority (RE) code of 3T or 4T (indicated in block 27 of the DD Form 214) per the instructions of the Navy Personnel Command. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
  • Attach a copy of the sponsor’s PCS orders at the time of application.
    This is a one-time hiring preference that ends with the acceptance or declination of any position that is expected to last at least 1 year.
    Veterans Preference (VP)
    Qualifying military veterans, and spouses or parents of deceased veterans, must be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:
  • Attach a copy of page 4 of DD Form 214. Click here to learn how to get your DD 214.
  • Attach a completed Form SF-15 from the Veterans Administration. Download an SF-15 form here.

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.


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  • Military spouses

  • Family of overseas employees

    Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is or was, working overseas.

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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