CYP Assistant Training Specialist

Announcement Number:
Child Care
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
19.82 - Hourly
Areas of Consideration:
Local Commuting Area
Relocation Expenses:
Not Authorized
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Employment Category:  Regular Full-Time, 35-40 hours per week, with benefits.  May be required to work nights, weekends, and Holiday hours.

Location:  Child and Youth Program aboard Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA 

Area of Consideration:  Local Commuting Area

Relocation Expenses:  Not Authorized

Introduction:  Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay’s NAEYC Accredited CYP program is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to join its’ program as an Assistant Training Specialist. The ideal candidate is a motivated individual who desires to work for a forward-thinking and innovative organization. He or she must have a customer-service focused management style, creative programming skills, proven organizational and administrative skills, and an ability to manage multiple programs and activities.

Duties:  Major duties and responsibilities of the CYP Assistant Training Specialist include Training, Classroom and Program Support, Compliance, and Additional Responsibilities. 

*Training - Assists in the development of a CYP training plan and assists with identifying and addressing training needs.  Assists with orientation training for new CYP employees and CDH providers.  Assists in execution of Standardized Module Training and completion of orientation, initial, and ongoing annual training.  Assists in maintaining training records and individual training plans and preparing training status reports.  Assists in ensuring completion and documentation of required monthly training.  Works with CYP Assistants to ensure modules are completed.  Encourages and supports of continuing higher education of employees and providers.  Provides information about the Child Development Associate (CDA), the Military School-Age Credential (MSA), and higher level opportunities.  Mentors employees in this effort. 

*Classroom and Program Support - Assists in supporting and implementing the required Navy curriculum to be used by CYP.  Assists in ensuring the quality and consistency of developmental programming to include environment, equipment, materials, program structure, curriculum, risk management practices, and oversight and coordination of activity schedules and lesson plans.  Completes monthly classroom observations and assists in providing feedback.  Role models appropriate behaviors.  Assists in selecting developmentally appropriate toys, materials, and equipment.  Helps to maintain a resource library.    

*Compliance – Assists with the provision of training to employees to ensure classroom compliance with fire, safety, and sanitation rules and regulations. 

*Additional Responsibilities – In the absence of the CYP Training Specialist, incumbent may assume Training Specialist responsibilities and perform duties and requirements of the position under the guidance of the CYP Director with Oversight.  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.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Knowledge, skill and ability to assist managing a developmentally appropriate program for the age groups served.

  • Knowledge of child and youth development principles, practices, and techniques.

  • 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 assist in developing 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 assist in identifying and responding 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 skill.

  • Ability to identify and respond to emergency situations including evacuations, child illness, and physical and emotional disorders.

Preferred Qualifications and Core Competencies:

Incumbents must have one of the following:

  • Child Development Associate (CDA), Military School-Age Credential (MSA) or equivalent AND 3 years of experience where the incumbent displays knowledge of a competency in developmentally appropriate programmingOR

  • A 2-year degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development or related field of study, which can include Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Youth Development, Psychology, Social Work, Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development, or other degrees as appropriate AND 2 years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth.OR

  • A four-year degree in the above fields of study AND a minimum of 1 year of experience working with children and/or youth.

  • NOTE: a minimum 2-year degree is preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:   The incumbent is required to do considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping, and lifting up to 40 pounds.  The incumbent may be required to drive an automobile (to include driving a government vehicle).  The work involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of a wide variety of child and youth activities, programs and services, such as exposure to disease and injuries from lifting.  The work area has adequate light, heat and ventilation.   

Conditions of Employment:  Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements.  Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine.  Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease.  Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI).  Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state or National Accreditation institutions utilized as part of DOD’s Child and Youth Programs.

Basis of Review:   Applicants will be evaluated based on experience and qualifications described above and presented in written format.