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Pacific Air Forces Child and Youth Program Assistant (Leader Level) in Yokota Air Base, Japan

Summary About the position: This position will be assigned to Youth/School Age Programs at Yokota AB, Japan. This position is Regular Part-Time, guaranteed 20 hours. Responsibilities Serves as a team leader for program staff with responsibility for the operation and program in accordance with applicable regulations in one or more child and youth programs. Accountable for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth. Oversees arrival/departure of children/youth. Supervises children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings and special events. Works in ratio with children and youth. Encourages participant interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth and adults. Monitors staff/child or youth ratios to ensure adequate staffing. Plans, coordinates and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children/youth. Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements. Works with trainer and supervisor to implement activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth. Works with team members to prepare, arrange and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Assist children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, supervisors and volunteers. Participates in conferences with parents, program staff, and other representatives (as applicable). Briefs other employees and parents. Notes special instructions provided by parents. Ensures children and youth (as applicable) depart with an authorized person according to written parental instruction. Provides opportunities for parental involvement. Instructs team members in specific tasks and job techniques; makes available written instructions, reference materials, and supplies. Explains program guidance, procedures, polices and directives to team members. Resolves problems and conflict situations or obtains information and guidance from supervisor. Demonstrates proper work methods and provides work-related guidance to subordinates. Models' appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children/youth. Conducts on-the-job training and instruction for team members. Ensures team members follow safety, fire, fitness, health and nutrition procedures and informs supervisor of compliance concerns. Relays instructions from the supervisor, makes activity assignments and gets work started in accordance with the daily activity plan. Provides input to the supervisor as requested concerning promotions, reassignments, performance appraisals, incentive awards, etc. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed. Arranges for/serves appropriate snacks/meals, where applicable.Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing and depleted supplies. Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities. Collects, maintains and reports program participation data. Uses designated evaluation materials to ensure assigned area is in compliance with AF standards and metrics. Ensures assigned area achieves and maintains standards for DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Provides care/supervision to children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years. Provides care/supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with AF and local policies, guidance, and standards. Ensures compliance with policies and regulations applicable to AF Child and Youth Programs. May be required to transport children in government vehicles. Acts as manager in non-routine/emergency situations for purposes of opening/closing of facility.Performs other related duties as assigned. If interested in this position please preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12312893 Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Open to everyone. Applicants will be categorized by preference(s) and/or priority consideration eligibilities. An applicant's eligibility will be determined based on eligibility claimed in the questionnaire and proof of eligibility MUST be provided with application by the closing date, 02/25/2024 The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is US Citizens and legal US residents who are residing within the commuting area of Yokota AB, Japan. Legal US residents must possess a social security number. Must be able to provide documentation proving residence status overseas. Business Based Action Family Member Preference Military Spouse Preference Outside Applicant Veteran Spouse/Widow/Parent of Veteran Transition Hiring Preference In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Qualifying Experience: Must be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma (or equivalent) and must speak, read and write English. Must meet specific physical requirements, must pass a physical examination and have required immunizations. Must be able to lift 40 lbs or more and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to obtain a Food Handler's Certificate, and satisfactorily complete installation, state and national criminal background checks. Must satisfactorily complete mandatory training as specified below. Must possess maturity and good judgment and like working with children/youth and their parents. SPECIALIZED REQUIREMENT: One year at the CY03 level or equivalent. Must have completed an Associate of Arts degree in early childhood education, youth development, or related fields or have a Child Development Associate credential or a Youth Development credential (must remain current). Education Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. This position does not allow for education substitution in order to qualify. Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. All Federal NAF employees are required by PL 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit. Probationary period may be required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from hiring preferences and priority consideration eligible. Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 60/90 days after the closing date. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government's interest. LQA is not authorized. Post Allowance is authorized for Regular Full Time employment category. This is a Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) position carrying out Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities for the Air Force and Space Force. Employees (and their family members) stationed in Japan may experience severe limitations accessing health care services at US military medical and dental treatment facilities. Same-day appointments are on a space-available, priority order basis for non-Tricare beneficiaries. Management of chronic health conditions for non-Tricare beneficiaries is not supported by Japan military medical treatment facilities. Treatment received on the local economy may result in up-front costly medical expenses. Dental Clinics are available on the Japanese economy, you will be responsible for the dental treatment charge. Coverage may be provided by your Aetna International Traditional Choice insurance plan (NAF) or other health/dental insurance; be sure to check with your insurance plans for coverage and billing information