LOCATION OF POSITION: Child Development Center, NAS Jacksonville

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Local Commute Area JOB SUMMARY: This position is located at the Child Development Center which is part of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department aboard Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. To be considered all documents required need to be submitted with resume OR application. If not submitted your application/resume will not be graded.

MAJOR DUTIES: The purpose of the Child and Youth (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. The incumbent works under the direction of the supervisor, who provides guidance on scope of assignments and assistance on more complex, non-routine problems. Work is reviewed in terms of results achieved and adherence to established standards and procedures. Routine day-to-day assignments are spot-checked; the more technical assignments are closely reviewed for adherence to policies, procedures, and instructions. The duties and responsibilities of the CY Program Assistant have been grouped into categories, including curriculum, indoor and outdoor environment, interactions and relationships, supervision of children and youth, parent and employee communication, assessment, compliance, and additional responsibilities and other related duties that may be assigned.


ENTRY LEVEL: • Prior experience working with children and/or youth preferred. At least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. • Ability to speak, read and write English. • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. • Ability to communicate effectively orally or in writing.• Ability to complete all DoN training requirements within the specified timeframes, including orientation, initial, Standardized Module Training, and ongoing training requirements (such as First Aid/CPR). • Ability to foster and promote effective working relationships with children and youth and co-workers. • Ability to work cooperatively as a team. • Ability to obtain a driver’s license if required. • Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if position requires incumbent to transport children. • Ability to favorably pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: • Six months experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting • Completion of child abuse modules and modules 1-3 of the DoN Standardized Module Training. • Knowledge of basic child and youth development principles as they relate to children and youth’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. • Ability to implement developmentally appropriate child and youth development principles and practices under immediate supervision to provide direct care, education and development for children and youth, individually or with groups of children and youth. • Ability to interpret a curriculum or activity plan and follow written instructions.

TARGET LEVEL: • A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School-Age (MSA) credential or a 2-year degree in a related field. New hires at this level must complete the Navy module program within 18 months. OR • Completion of the DoN Standardized Module Training AND 12 months experience working with children and youth.