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Child and Youth Program Assistant

Employer: Goodfellow AFB
Posted: October 11, 2012


Serves as a Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) in one or more child and youth programs.  Accountable for the whereabouts and safety of children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years.  Plans, coordinates and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years.  Implements activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs of children and youth.  Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth and adults.  Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate a daily schedule.  Assists children and youth with special projects, homework and life skills.Must be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma (or equivalent) and have the ability to speak, read and write English.  Must meet specific physical requirements, pass a physical examination and have required immunizations. Must be able to lift 40 lbs or more and stand for long periods of time.  Must be able to obtain a Serv Safe Food Handler’s certificate, and satisfactorily complete installation, state and national criminal background checks.  Must satisfactorily complete mandatory training.  Six months experience working in a group program for children or youth.  Must be able to pass a physical and drug test.  HS diploma or college transcript must be uploaded.

SPECIALIZED REOUIREMENT: Six months experience equivalent to the CY-02 level working in a group program for children or youth.  Completion of the AF modules; or, 30 semester hours above the high school level which included at least 15 semester hours in early childhood education, youth development, or related fields. Must be able to pass a physical. This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.


FLEXIBLE (no benefits; no guaranteed hours)


$10.94 - $13.41/hr


Anyone interested in applying for this position should apply online at   Applicants claiming Veteran Preference need to upload or fax a copy of their DD214, Member Copy 4For Military Spouse Preference, applicants need to upload or fax a copy of their spouse’s orders assigning him/her to Goodfellow AFB.  The fax number is 325-654-5529.  All Federal NAF employees are required by PL 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit.