CYP Training & Curriculum Specialist

Announcement Number:
VA-21-29333
Department:
Child Care
Location:
Virginia
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
Salary:
$25.00 - $29.00
Areas of Consideration:
ALL SOURCES
Relocation Expenses:
n/a
Application Email:
n/a

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Responsibilities

Major duties and responsibilities are summarized below.

Training

  • Orients new employees to the whole CYP system and provides them with basic information that can be applied in all settings.
  • Works with CYP Directors to establish training plans and schedules for employee and provider training.Arranges for total CYP training opportunities, including training of management, administration, food service, and direct staff.
  • Provides training that is appropriate for and tailored to the age group of the children and youth with whom the CYP employees and CDH providers work.
  • Executes the Department of Navy (DoN) Standardized Module Training, provides initial and ongoing annual training, and ensures training is available to support career progression.Arranges for subject matter experts to conduct/support specialized training.
  • Ensures completion and documentation of required monthly training.Works with CY Program Assistants to ensure modules are completed.
  • Identifies additional training needs.
  • Maintains training records and individual development plans. Prepares training status reports and recommendations to supervisors and notifies CYP Directors of employees' and providers' training status and performance.
  • Develops programs that encourage and support the pursuit of continuing higher education by documenting requirements for completion of the Child Development Associate (CDA) or the
  • Military School-Age Credential (MSA), and providing information, assistance and guidance to employees and providers who are seeking college-level classes to meet their professional goals.
  • Assists the CDH Director and CDH Monitor(s) to encourage providers to become accredited.
  • Develops a working relationship with local colleges, universities and professional organizations and advises employees/providers about continuing avenues of professional development.

Classroom/Program Support

  • Ensures that the required Navy curriculum is implemented within each CYP (i.e., supports implementation and execution of the Navy standardized curriculum within the Child Development Center (CDC), including assisting CY Program Assistants and Leaders by documenting observations and assessments, evaluating classroom environments, reviewing weekly activity plans, and providing additional training when needed).
  • Coordinates programming that supports the children and youth's physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development regardless of setting or length of time in care.
  • Ensures the quality and consistency of developmental programming to include the environment, equipment, materials, program structure, curriculum, risk management practices, and oversight and coordination of activity schedules and lesson plans.
  • Role models appropriate behaviors and techniques working with children and youth.
  • Observes in program settings throughout all hours of operation to assess employee competency and direct training needs for groups and/or individuals.Provides feedback to employees and supervisors.
  • Works with CY Program Assistants and Leaders to evaluate classroom or activity area environments and makes recommendations to the Director for the selection of developmentally appropriate toys, materials and equipment.
  • Maintains a resource file library to aid employees in preparing lesson plans and activity schedules and to assist with training objectives.
  • Reviews lesson plans to ensure they are appropriate and based on curriculum requirements.Provides daily assistance with plans if needed.
  • Assists in and supports development and implementation of parent education and parent participation programs.

Compliance

  • Provides training to CYP employees so they can ensure classroom and activity area compliance with fire, safety, and sanitation rules and regulation.
  • Provides support for CYP employees and CDH providers in preparing for inspections and accreditation.
  • Carries out EEO policies and communicates support of those policies to CYP employees.

Additional Responsibilities

  • In the absence of the CYP Director, incumbent may assume the responsibilities of the CYP Director and perform duties and requirements of the position.
  • Incumbent is 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

A complete list of duties and responsibilities will be provided at the time of hire.

Travel Required

  • Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

 

 

Conditions of Employment

  • May be required to pass pre-employment examination
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • A valid State driver's license is required to operate motor vehicles
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer

Qualifications

  • Knowledge, skill, and ability to independently manage a developmentally appropriate program for the age groups served.
  • Knowledge and background of child and youth programs including principles, practices and techniques of child and youth development.
  • Knowledge of adult learning techniques and strategies and experience training adult learners.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect.
  • Knowledge of the NAEYC, COA and NAFCC accreditation criteria and process, the required programs of the BGCA, 4-H, and the skills and knowledge to implement the Department of Defense (DoD) certification standards.
  • Knowledge in interests and motivation of individuals and groups.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect.
  • Knowledge of the NAEYC, COA and NAFCC accreditation criteria and process, the required programs of the BGCA, 4-H, and the skills and knowledge to implement the Department of Defense (DoD) certification standards.
  • Knowledge in interests and motivation of individuals and groups.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, and implementing a variety of programs.
  • Skill to develop curriculum outlines, courses of study lesson plans/guides, and to conduct training workshops.
  • Ability to provide guidance and leadership to employees and providers.
  • Ability to identify and respond to emergency situations including evacuations, child illness, and physical and emotional disorders.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

Education

  • A 4-year degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth.

OR

  • A Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development AND minimum of 1-year professional full time (12/19/18 SN) experience working with children.

OR

  • A combination of education and experience (e.g. courses equivalent to a major in a field (24 higher level semester hours) appropriate to the position (see above) plus appropriate experience or additional course work that that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth.

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