CYP Program Leader

Announcement Number:
Child Care
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$18.51 - $24.07 Hourly
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Location: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island - School-Age Care

Pay Grade: GSE-05

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: The purpose of the Child and Youth Program (CYP) Leader is to provide appropriate specialized developmental care and instruction for children and youth in one or more Child & Youth programs. This includes the provision of guidance, assistance, and mentoring for the CY Program Assistants. The incumbent works under the direction of the supervisor. The duties and responsibilities of the CYP Leader have been grouped into categories, including mentor, curriculum, indoor and outdoor environment, interactions and relationships, supervision of children and youth, parent and employee communication, assessment, compliance, and additional responsibilities.

Qualification Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age and MUST provide proof of High School Diploma or equivalent, and any additional education, certification, and or training as required prior to placement.

Completion of DoN Standardized Module Training AND 12-months experience at the CY-II (GSE-04) Level. OR

  • A Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or Military School age (MSA) credential AND completion of 1 year at the CY Program Assistant/Base Level 4 where incumbent displayed knowledge of and competency in developmentally appropriate programming for children and youth. OR
  • A minimum of a 2-year degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development or related field of study which can include Youth Recreation, Phys. Ed, Elementary Ed, Secondary Ed, Psychology, Social Work or other degrees as appropriate.

Knowledge of developmentally appropriate programs designed to meet the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of children from 6 to 18 years of age. Must possess maturity and judgment and be capable of handling emergency situations. Demonstrate skill to provide leadership, mentoring and guidance to CY Program Assistants. Ability to develop curriculum outlines and lesson plans. Must possess organizational skills necessary for program planning and scheduling. Able to speak, read and write English and possess strong interpersonal skills.

Conditions of Employment: These positions are subject to background check and pre-employment drug and medical screenings in accordance with federal regulations. Incumbent may be assigned to work at various Child & Youth Centers as needed within NAS Whidbey Island. The work requires considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping and lifting up to 40 pounds. Ability to favorably pass pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease and ability to favorably pass pre-employment drug screening. Please note: Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of
marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test.

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, childcare, 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?

Apply online: Interested applicants may apply online via USAJobs at: or or fax at 360-396-5445.