Child and Youth Services Specialist - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

Kwajalein Atoll
Marshall Islands

Job Summary
The Child and Youth Services Specialist administers and implements a developmentally appropriate early childhood, youth services and youth sports program.
Principal Accountabilities
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
  • Plans and implements daily and weekly program activities and creates developmentally appropriate environment and lessons, utilizing one or more of the following curriculum and resources from the Council on Accreditation (COA) guidelines, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Creative Curriculum Boys & Girls Club of America (B&GCA), 4-H, and Character Counts.
  • Oversees and assesses performance for child and youth program assistants and assistant leads.
  • Responsible for the administration of the facility to include implementation of age appropriate programs, budgeting and financial management, personnel management, program operations, and compliance, among other tasks.
  • Serves as a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.
  • Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth, and adults while maintaining the appropriate child to staff ratio.
  • Initiates conferences with parents and staff when appropriate
  • Develops policies, procedures, and standards to support program goals.
  • Oversees food service program for assigned area ensuring compliance with all applicable Army and USDA food program policies and procedures to include proper meal components and portion sizes.
  • Provides guidelines for maintaining compliance with health, fire, safety, facility and program regulatory requirements and CYS baseline standards.
  • Provides proof of compliance for achieving and maintaining applicable certification and national accreditation or equivalent.
  • Prepares and maintains assigned areas for annual announced and unannounced inspections and works with inspectors to correct any deficiencies noted.
  • Oversees organization of parent/teacher conferences, fieldtrips, and all inspections.
  • Implements and monitors Department of Army policies to include CYPPP, fees, program registration/enrollment, baseline standards and benchmarks.
  • Develops operational procedures to anticipate installation needs and trends and provides input to CYS Coordinator for inclusion in the CYS Operations Plan.
  • Selects and oversees volunteers and assigns roles.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to interact effectively with children, parents, program staff, and school personnel
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills
  • Child Care National Agency Check (CNACI) is required

Experience & Education

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent credit hours in a relevant field: child development, early child or primary education and two (2) years of children and/or youth group program supervision or administration experience. An equivalent combination of additional related experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.
  • Experience working with regulatory, personnel, funding, and budgeting proponents preferred.
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications, preferred.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Duties may involve working both indoors and outdoors.
  • Must be able to work extended hours, often with short notice. Extended hours may include late nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays.
  • Position will be assigned to overseas locations where living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable, with long hours, exposure to weather, dust, and hazardous/harsh conditions