Child and Youth Program Assistant, CY-1702-2/3/4

Announcement Number:
Child Care
Position Status:
Temporary, No Benefits
$14.06 - $17.46 Hourly (Locality Pay Incuded)
Areas of Consideration:
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation Expenses not Authorized
Application Email:

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF 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.  Routine day-to-day assignments are normally performed independently with technical assistance available from the supervisor when required. Routine assignments are spot-checked; the more technical assignments are closely reviewed for adherence to policies, procedures, and instructions. Curriculum - Develops schedules and activity plans. This may include reviewing and providing input into schedules and activity plans.  Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of children and youth.  Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements.  Indoor and Outdoor Environment - Helps prepare, arrange and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedules.  Sets up displays and bulletin boards.  Interactions and Relationships - Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth and adults.  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 policies, guidance, and standards.  Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children and youth.  Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse, or neglect and reports as directed.  Parent and Employee Communication - Interacts professionally with employees, parents, and local installation command personnel.  Provides parents with daily verbal or written feedback about their child/youth or program activities.  Assessment - Observes children and youth and documents developmental progression and/or concerns. Uses the information in planning.  Compliance - Assists in achieving and maintaining DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent.  Ensures compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CY programs.


  • ·Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience working with children and/or youth preferred.
  • Knowledge in child and youth development to provide input to an efficient and effective program responsive to the needs of children and youth.
  • Skill to implement developmentally appropriate child and youth development principles/practices and services to provide direct care and education for children and youth, individually or with groups of children and youth.
  • Skill to promote and foster effective working relationships with children, and youth and coworkers.
  • Skill to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Possesses skill in oral expression to explain processes and procedures and to provide basic program information.

HOW TO APPLY You must submit a NAF Internal Application or NAF Employment Application to the NAF Human Resource Office, Building 41 2nd floor, Rm 202, Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme or mail to:  Building 1180, 29th Avenue, Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, CA 93043 or fax to (805) 982-5454. For job application email:  We reserve the right to close this position without further announcement.  Applicants claiming spouse preference must complete a NAF Employment application and submit with valid PCS orders attached. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may not be interviewed. Due to volume of applications received, applicants may not be notified of non-selection. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT NAF EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.

Dept. of the Navy NAF is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or any other non-merit factors. Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.

Navy Region Southwest 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. Sailors and their family members have a right to reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Must meet Federal Employment suitability requirements and successful completion of background investigation. Background investigations are conducted using fingerprint identification and completion of background inquiry forms.  Employment subject to successful National Agency Background Check. 

Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine.


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