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Child and Youth Program Assistant

Employer: Goodfellow AFB, TX
Posted: January 11, 2016


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.

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 Serve Safe Food Handler’s certificate, and satisfactorily complete installation, state and national criminal background checks.  Must satisfactorily complete mandatory training as specified below.  Must possess maturity and good judgment and like working with children/youth and their parents.  Employee must have a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record if required to transport children. 

SPECIALIZED REQUIREMENT: 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 guaranteed hours) 


$11.17 - $13.68/hr


Anyone interested in applying for this position should apply online at

Applicants claiming Veteran’s Preference will need to upload or fax a copy of their DD 214, Member Copy 4.  For Military Spouse Preference, applicants will need to upload or fax a copy of their spouse’s PCS orders assigning him/her to Goodfellow AFB.  The fax number is 325-654-5529.