Family Readiness Support Assistant09/2007 － Current101st Airborne Division Office of Chief of Staff Fort Campbell, United States, Kentucky
Supervisor: William Taylor, LTC - 931-542-7587; Contact:Yes Pay Grade: GS - 0303 - 5 Salary: $31,798.00 per year Hours per week: 40 Duties: Provide clerical and administrative assistant duties for 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment commanders, Family Readiness Group (FRG) Program, and FRG leaders.
Maintain current Army and Fort Campbell regulations and policies on Family Readiness and knowledge of family support and social services for family members separated from the military sponsor due to training and mobilization/deployment readily accessible for reference.
Promote and implement various communications avenues between command and FRG with the use of the unit's virtual Family Readiness Group (vFRG) website, video telephonic communication during deployment, and weekly community newsletter.
Coordinate with Commanders, Rear Detachment Commanders (RDCs), and Chaplain in scheduling Town Hall Pre-Deployment briefing to provide Soldiers and Family member information regarding readiness issues and functions of the FRG Program.
Assist FRG Leaders with reviewing, copying, and post on vFRG website of unit newsletters.
Correspond with FRG Leaders and unit commanders using the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) email with attachments or phone calls relaying up dated information of Family and combat readiness activities.
When requested schedule guest speakers and/or attend monthly FRG meetings to brief garrison agencies (i.e., Army Community Service (ACS) programs, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and local community activities.
Prepare FRG appointment and bank memorandums and welcome letter, from draft to final form for signature; flyers for varies events, briefings and training for unit personnel, Soldiers and Family members; FRG slides for Squadron Steering Committee meeting, bi-weekly Command and Staff, Pre-Deployment and Reintegration briefing.
Print and distribute information from monthly Brigade Steering Committee and Installation's Information Exchange.
Assist the units S1 staff organize and retain Newcomers orientation and welcome packets on available services for incoming Soldiers and Families containing information on Fort Campbell, Tri-Care Health, education centers, Fort Campbell and local County Schools, Housing, and local community agencies.
Established and maintain an informational booklet for 400+ Soldiers and Family members with unit, ACS, MWR, Chaplain, and local community resources and phone numbers for Families to utilize in the absence of the Soldier.
Maintain oversight and provide a calendar of current FRG activities ensuring leadership remain aware of FRG program status and services available to Soldiers and Family members, offering solutions to conflicts with the Battalion's training schedule.
Verify that all suspense dates, reports, and correspondences are met and provide a weekly oral or written analysis to Commander on outstanding issues.
Arrange for and attend FRG training with ACS Mobilization and Deployment department ensuring that command personnel and FRG volunteers are equipped and in compliance with current Army, Fort Campbell, and unit regulations and guidelines.
Coordinate Care Team and other training for units Family members.
Arrange Short Term Alterative Childcare (STACC) for Family members to utilize during FRG meetings, training, and Pre-Deployment and Reintegration briefings.
Maintain, provide, and relay information to the correct agencies with up to date, by name list of training attendees and families utilizing STACC.
Receive calls from FRG Leaders, garrison agencies and Family members, providing guidance on or referring to appropriate agencies based on need.
Referral of 30+ Soldiers and Family members to ACS Army Emergency Relief (AER) for emergency funds, Financial Readiness program and local community agencies, i.e.
Operation Homefront, local Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Tennessee Department of Human Services during deployment.
Provide follow up reports to Commander, RDCs and FRG Advisor on referrals or assistance to Soldiers and Family members.
Serve as the Organization Point of Contact (OPOC) on myarmylifetoo.com website for the Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS), to maintain the volunteer's service record, approve submitted hours, applications, awards and trainings.
Maintain signed DD 2793 Volunteer Agreements to guarantee volunteers are recognized through the Army Volunteer Corps Office.
Compose award nomination packets for FRG volunteer including DA Form 1256, justification write-ups, and proposed citation.
Assemble and provide commanders a current list of trained volunteers including type, date, and copies of certificates and awards.
Perform administrator duties for units virtual Family Readiness Group (vFRG) website, including formatting, research, creating html codes, compiling data in the design and maintenance of the Battalion's webpage and six company informational pages ensuring that Soldiers and Family members are aware of the resources, events, meetings, and information available.
Responsible for the collecting, updating, processing, storage, safeguarding, and destruction of Family contact information to properly support Families and Soldiers utilizing a password protected automated database; FRG Deployment Information Database System (DIDS).
Proficient with all Microsoft Office Suite applications to include Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook, Adobe Photo Shop, and a variety of military and community graphics utilized in the preparing, copying, editing, storing, retrieving, and printing a variety of briefing charts and information.
Teacher Assistant08/1995 － 09/2007DoDEA/DDESS - Fort Campbell SchoolsFort Campbell, United States, Kentucky
Supervisor: James Walker - 931-431-7711; Contact: Yes Pay Grade: AD - 3 Salary: $666.40 per bi-week Hours per week: 35 Duties: Assisted teacher in the supervision of students, reinforced learning skills, worked one-on-one with students to develop specific skills, prepared materials, created projects for students, and enforced and upheld school regulations.
Supervised small study groups and committees, testing situations, children's research projects.
Assisted in storytelling for story times, using audio-visual equipment and materials, delivered library media to classrooms, and performed clerical duties such as typing, word processing, and preparation and processing of purchase orders, letters, and reports.
6 1981High School Diploma:Lawton High SchoolLawton, Oklahoma, United States
5 2009Training - Operation R.E.A.D.Y. Family Readiness Group Leader:
3-101 Aviation Regiment - given by LTC Gayler William, K Training - Taking Instructional or Behavioral Data (03/21/2007) Understand the purpose of data collection.
Learn various methods for collecting instructional data.
Learn various methods for collecting behavioral data.
Understand how to be an effective data collector.
Training - Paraeducator Roles & Responsibilities (03/16/2007) Understand how to support targeted students in the inclusive classroom.
Identify ways to support the general education teacher in the inclusive classroom.
Learn effective communication skills for working as a team member.
Understand the variety of duties that may be required from a paraeducator.
Organize information effectively to carry out assigned duties.
Training - Effective Skillful Presentation (03/08/2007) 14 Communication skills for an effective leader Award - Commander's Certificate of Appreciation (11/14/2006).
3-101 Aviation Brigade - Given by LTC Gayler, William K.
Award - Outstanding Volunteer Award (06/01/2006)
159th Aviation Brigade - Given by Colonel Colt, Jeffery N.
Award - Garrison Commander's Certificate (06/01/2006)
POSH Training - SEDA (08/05/2008) Sustainable Installation Management System Training - Substance Abuse Prevention and Awareness (07/22/2008) Department of Army training Award - Performance Award (05/12/2008) Monetary Award $750.00 Award - Outstanding Volunteer Award (04/16/2008) Exceptional Service and Support to 3-101 Aviation Regiment Award - Commander's Award for Public Service (11/20/2007) For Distinguished and Outstanding Voluntary Service
Fort Campbell local training Award - Scroll of Appreciation (01/13/1995) V Corps - Given by Lieutenant General Rutherford, Jerry R. Award - Scroll of Appreciation (05/02/1994) United States Army, Europe - Seventh Army - Given by LTC Stephensen, Douglas Award - Certificate of Appreciation (04/21/1994) 416th Base Support Battalion - Given by LTC Ishmael, James F.