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U.S. Coast Guard Child Care Assistant in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

Summary You will be evaluated for this position based on how well you meet the qualifications below. Your resume/application must demonstrate the required experience/education. Please see additional information on how your application is evaluated. Responsibilities Plans and executes appropriate early childhood education experiences with a variety of material to promote the healthy emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development of each child. Works with the director and teachers in developing and implementing age-appropriate curriculum and activities. Helps establish a program environment that promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth, and adults. Assists in providing and leading planned activities for program participants. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, and the command. Assists in maintaining program participation data and completing required daily reports. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Monitors children in the classroom, on the playground, in hallways and restrooms. Maintains control of and accounts for whereabouts and safety of children at all times. Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals where applicable. Performs routine care giving tasks, helping with materials and activities, receiving children, interacting with children, and attending to the children's physical needs. Ensures care is provided in accordance with standards, assists in planning, and conducting activities, conducts health checks, ensures the safety and well-being of children, completes reports, and interacts with parents; performs other related duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment OTHER ESSENTIAL INFORMATION: Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer as the Standard method of payment for payroll and travel purposes. Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless covered by an exemption under the Selective Service Law, in accordance with 5 U.S. Code 3378. Selectee will be required to provide a written statement regarding his registration status unless he is exempted by this statute. Must satisfactorily complete a Federal Background check. Qualifications Minimum: High school diploma or GED certificate. One year of general experience working with children. working in a group program with children and/or youth. Possess and maintain the physical ability to lift and carry 45+ pounds, walk, bend, and stoop and stand on a routine basis to include sitting and rising from floor. Duties may involve working both indoors and outdoors. Preferred (in addition to the minimum): Two (2) years of education above the High School level, which includes twelve (12)- semester hours of college credit in early childhood/elementary/secondary/special education, child/youth development, psychology, human development, youth program administration or related behavioral sciences or a One (1) year vocational certificate in childcare. Education Please read the "Qualifications" section. Additional Information USCG COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMAND COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS: By choosing to work for the Coast Guard Community Services Command, you will enjoy one of the best benefit packages available anywhere: Paid Annual and Sick Leave Holiday Pay Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Flexible/Dependent Spending Account Pension Plan 401k Savings Plan Life Insurance Short Term/Long Term Disability Tuition Assistance Paid Parental Leave *Benefit offerings are subject to applicable worker categories (Full-time, Part-time, Intermittent), location, position, and length of time in service.