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Job Category: CC-03

Job Code: CC0133

Job Title: Child & Youth Program Assistant





  • Must be 18yrs of age

  • Must have a High School Diploma or the equivalent

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

  • Must be able to lift 40lbs or more, pass specific physical requirements  (AND) stand for long periods of time

  • Must satisfactorily complete MANDATORY state and national criminal background checks

  • Must have a VALID Driver’s License and good driving record if required to transport children.

  • Must obtain required immunizations 



Additional Requirements 


  • Must obtain 40hrs of introductory CC Training

  • Must obtain CPR & Pediatric First Aid certification

  • Must submit Affidavit of Good Moral Character

  • Must submit COMPLETED employee application package (checklist attached)

  • Must possess maturity, good judgment, and like working with children!

  • Must have one year at the CC-02/03 level or equivalent

  • Completion of 40 hrs. training, 3 modules, and Provider Orientation

  • Must have completed an Associates of Arts Degree in early childhood education, youth development, or related field

  • Must have a Child Development Associate credential, Staff Credential or a Youth Development credential (must be current)




Role and Responsibilities 


  • Serves as a TEAM LEADER for program staff with responsibility for the operation and program in accordance with applicable regulations 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.

  • Oversees the arrival and departure of youth and encourages participant interest

  • Supervises children and youth ranging in age from 6 weeks to 18 years during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trips, outings, and special events

  • Monitors staff/child or youth ratios to ensure adequate staffing

  • Plans, coordinates and conducts activities for program participants based on observed needs of individual children/youth

  • Prepares and implements program options for children and youth with special requirements

  • Works with trainer and supervisor to implement activities and special events that meet the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of children and youth

  • Assist children and youth with special projects, homework, and life skills

  • Establishes a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive child and youth interactions with other children, youth, and adults

  • Works with team members to prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate the daily schedule.

  • Instructs team members in specific tasks and job techniques; makes available written instructions, reference materials, and supplies

  • Explain program guidance, procedures, policies, and directives to team members

  • Participates in conference with parent, program staff, and other representatives (as applicable)

  • Brief other employees and parents

  • Reviews and implements daily schedules and activity plans to ensure age/stage appropriateness

  • Inventories equipment on a recurring basis and recommends replenishing damaged, missing, and depleted supplies

  • Secures supplies, equipment, and facilities

  • Collects, maintains, and reports program participation data

  • Must have a VALID Drivers License and good driving record if required to transport children 


Interactions with Families, Staff, and Children 


  1. Interacts with children and youth using approved child guidance and youth development techniques as provided by the supervisors

  2. Attends to the physical needs of the children, as applicable

  3. Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, supervisors, and volunteers

  4. Supervises children and youth during daily schedule of indoor and outdoor activities, on field trip outings, and special events

  5. Promotes and models safety, fitness, health, and nutrition practices

  6. Cares for special needs children and youth as directed by the supervisor

  7. Provide opportunities for parental involvement

  8. Resolve problems and conflict situations or obtains information and guidance from supervisor

  9. Demonstrates proper work methods and provides work related guidance to subordinates

  10. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children/youth

  11. Conduct on the job training and instruction for team members


Facility Compliance 


  • Ensure team members follow fitness, health, fire, safety, and nutrition procedures and informs supervisor of compliance concerns

  • Helps arrange for/serve appropriate snacks/meals, where applicable

  • Relay instructions from the supervisor, makes daily assignments, and gets work started in accordance with the daily activity plan

  • Provide input to the supervisor as requested concerning promotions, reassignments, performance appraisals, incentive awards, ect.

  • Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect, and report as directed. YOU WILL BECOME A MANDATED REPORTER IF YOU TAKE THIS JOB!

  • Provides care/supervision, oversight, and accountability for program participants in compliance with local policies, guidance, and standards

  • Observe and conform special instructions provided by parents

  • Ensure that children and youth depart with an authorized person according to written parental instructions

  • Assist in maintaining program participation data and completing required daily reports

  • Participates in program evaluations using designated instruments such as programmatic rating scales, risk assessments tools, self-inspection materials, and nationally accredited tools

  • Ensures compliance with policies and regulations applicable to “The Florida Department of Children and Families”

  • Acts as a manager in non-routine/emergency situations for purposes of opening/closing of facility


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