Child & Youth Program Assistants

Announcement Number:
Child Care
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$12.93 - $17.45 Hourly
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Location: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Child & Youth Programs

Pay Grade: CY-1702-01/02 (GSE 02/03/04)

Both Regular Full-time and Flexible Continuing positions are available.

This position provides quality care for children. Employee privileges include access to base facilities such as gyms, recreation centers, restaurants, and discount tickets to sporting and entertainment events.

Brief Description of Duties: Incumbent provides appropriate developmental care and instructions for children by attending to their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs. Duties may include assisting in the child’s arrival and departure from the center, etc.; developing and assisting with games and learning activities; observing and evaluating development levels and maintaining records and other related duties.

Qualification Requirements: Must provide proof of High School Diploma or equivalent, and any additional education, certification, and or training as required prior to placement.

  • GSE-02: The primary function of this position is to serve as a trainee assisting higher level employees to provide appropriate developmental care and instruction for children in the Child Development Program. Applicant must be 18 years of age at the time of appointment and be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED). Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and successfully pass the required security and health checks.
  • GSE-03: The grade level of this position represents the intermediate level for childcare positions. Performs many difficult childcare tasks using training and experience. Training will be of a progressively responsible and specialized nature associated with the childcare and development operations. In addition to meeting the requirements of the GSE-02, applicant must have six (6) months experience working with children or youth in a child or youth setting AND 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 plan and organize work and to interpret a curriculum or activity plan and follow written instructions.
  • GSE-04: Must possess one of the following: A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School Age (MSA) credential or a 2-year degree in a related field. Note: If the incumbent is hired initially at the GSE04 target position, the incumbent must complete the Navy module program within 18 months. OR Completion of the DoN Standardized Module Training AND 12 months of experience working with children and youth and obtain CDL if needed for transport of children.

Conditions of Employment: These positions are subject to successful completions of Department of Navy (NAC) background check with written inquiries and pre-employment drug screening in accordance with federal regulations. Must be willing to work early mornings, late nights, split shifts and occasional weekends. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

Other Information: Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

Advancement Opportunities: Fleet & Family Readiness Programs is a worldwide enterprise as far-reaching as Europe & Japan with career opportunities in business, fitness, recreation, child care, hospitality management, housing, food services, or human services. Gain valuable experience and benefit from our mentoring and employee development programs. Where do you want to go today?

How to Apply: Apply on USA Jobs: OR Send signed application and form 306 to: CNRNW FFR, Attn Human Resources, 1103 Hunley Rd Bldg 94 Silverdale, WA 98315 or via e-mail to: