CYP Leader (Santa Monica)

Department of the Navy Office of Civilian Human Resources in Santa Monica, CA

  • Industry: Healthcare - Allied Health - Social Worker/Counselor
  • Type: Full Time
  • $72,770.00 - 111,950.00
position filled
  • The purpose of the Child and Youth Program (CYP) Leader is to provide appropriate specialized developmental care and instruction for children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years in one or more CY programs. This includes the provision of guidance, assistance, and mentoring for the CY Program Assistants.


    **Amendment 01/15/2020: Closing date extended until Tuesday, January 22, 2020**

    The incumbent works under the direction of the supervisor, who provides guidance on scope of assignments and assistance on the more complex, non-routine problems encountered. This includes the provision of guidance, assistance, and mentoring for the CY Program Assist**Amendment 01/15/2020: Closing date extended until Tuesday, January 22, 2020**ants. The CYP leader will serve as a mentor for assigned CY Program Assistant team and will work with senior employees to provide instruction training to lower-level employees. Assists lower-level employees in completing the Standardized Module Training. Incumbent will assist 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. 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 youths experience in the program. Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies. Encourages participant interest and establishes a program setting that promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Incumbent will provide 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. Interacts professionally with employees, parents, and local installation command personnel. Incumbent will participate in conferences with parents, employees, school representatives, and local installation command personnel. Ensures assigned area achieves and maintains standards for DoD certification and national accreditation or equivalent. Completes all training requirements, including orientation, monthly and annual training, and the approved Department of Navy (DoN) Standardized Module Training. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    This is a designated position and Random Drug Testing required May be required to pass a Drug Screening and Medical Evaluation Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer You must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent Unit


    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, organization, and employee scheduling.

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

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

    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.

    Possess maturity and judgment and be capable of handling emergency situations.

    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.

    Must complete all DoN training requirements within specified timeframes, including orientation and ongoing training requirements.

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

    Must favorably pass a pre-employment physical and background check.


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

    Completion of DOD standardized training courses.;


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


    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.

    Additional information

    We reserve the right to close this position without further announcement. Applicants claiming spouse preference must complete 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.

    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

    Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required


  • Required Documents

    A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.

    -Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree)

    -If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a complete copy of the sponsor's orders.

    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 .

    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.

  • 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. .

    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.

    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.

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