CYP Training Specialist

Location: NAS Whidbey Island - Child & Youth Programs

Pay Grade: NF-1704-04


• Competitive Wages & Benefits

• Full Benefits package for Regular Full-Time and Part-Time employees begin DAY ONE (No waiting period)

• NAF Retirement Savings AND 401(k) plan will match up to 3% of your salary

• Access to base recreation centers, gyms, movie theaters, Navy Exchange, and discount travel through

• Global Career Opportunities – Fleet & Family Readiness Programs is a worldwide enterprise with opportunities to Navy Bases around the world

• Make a positive impact on the Military Community


• Provides and delivers a comprehensive training program to Child & Youth Program (CYP) employees and Child Development Home (CDH) providers that support the professional requirements of their positions.

• Assists with implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum/program that fosters the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development of children and youth, ages 6 weeks to 18 years. A comprehensive CYP training program directly correlates to the quality of child and youth programs.

• Assigned responsibility for providing training to CYP employees and CDH providers based on needs of the CYP.

• Expected to operate independently with minimum supervision toward the overall objectives of the programs.

• Utilizes child and youth development and training expertise to role model, mentor, coordinate and provide training, observe for successful implementation of training, assess development of children and youth by direct observation, and provide services that lead to obtaining and/or maintaining accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Council on Accreditation (COA), or National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), and to provide services in support of the implementation of the Boys and girls Club (BGCA), and 4-H curriculum.


Must possess one of the following:

• A 4-year degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education, Home Economics (early childhood emphasis) or related field of study AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth. OR

• A Master’s degree in related field of study AND minimum of 1 year professional experience working with children. OR

• A combination related education and experience e.g. courses equivalent to a major in a field, 24 higher level semester hours, plus related experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to a 4- year course of study described above AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth.


• Must meet Federal Employment suitability requirements and successful completion of background investigation.


• 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.