Public Affairs Office
U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart
On Jan 12, Child And Youth Services (CYS) will host a Virtual Recruitment Fair between 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.
CYS is looking to hire Child & Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) positions.
Positions are available on all USAG Stuttgart installations.
Applicants must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, and have good English skills.
For more information, visit the CYS webpage or call 09641-70-596-4100 or DSN 596-4100.
According to CYS Division Chief Jamie Ruffini even with the new hires, CYS centers cannot return to full capacity until the Garrison returns to Health Protection Condition Level Alpha.
“Under normal circumstances we must provide 35 square feet of space per child in every room and that is how we determine class sizes,” she said. “Under HPCON Bravo conditions, that number goes up to 42 square feet and now it includes the teachers so it does affect our class sizes greatly.”
Until HPCON Alpha returns, new employees will help to cover the workload that changes in procedures due to COVID-19 have caused. Changes like extra cleaning schedules, facilitating longer breaks for teachers to remove their masks, and escorting children in and out of the building to parents who are no longer allowed inside.
Once shared spaces, like play-grounds, must be sanitized between groups because children and caregivers can only socialize with their assigned “pods.” Once fully vetted and trained, new hires will join a pod at their assigned center.