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NON APPROPRIATED FUNDS POSITION DESCRIPTION
TITLE : Training and Curriculum Specialist
SERIES : 1701 PAY LEVEL : NF-04
The purpose of the Child and Youth Program (CYP) Training and Curriculum (T&C) Specialist position is threefold : (1) to provide and deliver a comprehensive training program to CYP professionals that supports the professional requirements of their positions, (2) to assist with the implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum / program that fosters the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development of children and youth, ages 6 weeks to 18 years, and (3) to promote school readiness and support ongoing school success.
A comprehensive CYP training program directly correlates to the quality of child and youth programs provided.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
A T&C Specialist is assigned the responsibility of providing training to CYP professionals based on needs of the program.
The incumbent is expected to operate independently with minimum supervision toward overall objectives of the programs. Incumbent utilizes child and youth development and training expertise to role model, mentor, coordinate and provide training in support of the implementation of the curriculum.
Serves as an Early Childhood Education / Youth Development resource for CYP professionals by maintaining professional knowledge of curriculum development and materials for the appropriate program and age group.
Incumbent will observe for successful implementation of training, assess development of children and youth by direct observation, and provide services that lead to the program obtaining and / or maintaining national accreditation.
The duties and responsibilities of the T&C can be grouped into categories, including training, classroom and program support, compliance and additional responsibilities as described below.
Orients new CYP professionals to the child and youth system and provides basic information that can be applied in all program settings.
Coordinates with CYP Directors to establish training plans and a schedule for professional training. Ensures CYP training opportunities include management, support, and direct care professionals.
Provides training that is appropriate for, and tailored to, the age group of the children and youth with whom the CYP professionals work.
Executes the DoD Standardized Module Training Program, provides initial orientation, ongoing annual training and ensures training is available to support career progression.
Incumbent arranges for subject matter experts to conduct / support specialized training. Ensures completion and documentation of required training.
Works with CYP professionals to ensure modules are completed. Identifies additional training needs. Maintains training records and supports 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 or the Military School-Age Credential.
Provides information, assistance and guidance to CYP professionals seeking college-level classes to meet professional goals.
Assists FCC Director and FCC Monitor(s) in the accreditation process for providers. Develops a working relationship with local colleges, universities and professional organizations and advises employees / providers about continuing avenues of professional development.
Participates in the CYP Inclusion Action Team meetings as required. Coordinates staff training that includes reference to food and environmental allergies or physical disabilities, and policies and procedures on special needs accommodations.
Maintains supporting documentation on participants with special needs and ensures proper attention is provided.