Weekly Provider Bulletin
November 14, 2018
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Program Management Leadership Academy *
Supervisors and managers of direct-line staff in Trust-funded programs are invited to participate in The Children’s Trust Program Management Leadership Academy (aka "The Academy") which will take place in 2019. The Academy is a leadership development program designed to help supervisory leaders of Trust-funded organizations serving children, youth and families move on to the next level of personal and professional growth. Participants will learn effective strategies to handle major leadership and organizational challenges, and will be encouraged to interact, discover and communicate as they build their skills to become awesome leaders! Monthly workshops will be held January through September; attendance is required for all selected. Click here to apply; deadline to apply is December 7. Contact Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org for more information.
Attention MDC Community Partners & Volunteer-Rich Organizations!
Miami Dade College is transitioning to a new, comprehensive and smartphone-friendly volunteer management platform, which will replace the existing system many of you are familiar with and use ( www.mdc.edu/serve). The new platform, being created and implemented with project partner Welever, will include enhancements like:

  • Ability to have community partners/students/faculty create change-making events and promote them to potential volunteers.
  • Chatroom features for every service opportunity to boost and support communication.
  • Ability to measure impact and export all data for reporting/research/evaluation purposes.
  • Quick connection of volunteers with opportunities to assist when emergencies/natural disasters occur (e.g., Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico).
  • Direct connection of every service experience to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

Join MDC on Tuesday, November 27, 10 a.m., for a special introduction to the new system that will explore how it can enhance and amplify the work of your organization; a light lunch will be served. This informational session will be held at MDC's Wolfson Campus, Room 2106. Attendees will receive a free, full license for this exciting new software platform. Registration required; RSVP at events@welever.org.
SPARK Training: Friday, November 16
The Children's Trust is sponsoring a SPARK curriculum training for YAS providers on Friday, November 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Homestead YMCA Family Center, located at 1034 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030. If your agency implements SPARK for its fitness programming, the staff member who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. Registration required; reserve your spot via our community calendar. Contact Yurena Driggs at yurena@thechildrenstrust.org with any questions.
Help Us Select a 2019 Champion for Children
Do you know an amazing staff member or colleague who deserves a round of applause? Nominate them for our new MONTHLY Exemplary Service Award! Extended to exceptional employees of Trust-funded programs or initiatives, this honor is given to individuals who serve as an inspiration to their colleagues; provide direct service to children and families as their primary duty; and perform their work in a way that exemplifies that the human element makes a genuine difference in the lives of others. (Nominees may not be a manager or executive director.) Winners will be publicly announced and recognized, and comprise the pool from which we'll select the recipient of the 2019 Champions for Children Excellence Award for Direct Service to Children and Families. Click here to nominate someone wonderful today.
Getting to Know Our Programs
In an effort to further strengthen relationships with our providers and continue to build mutual empathy and understanding, The Children’s Trust will be coming to see you! Executive and senior staff will soon be contacting you to confirm a time when they can stop by to learn more about your programs and the impactful work that you’re doing to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade. We very much look forward to spending time with you!
Project RISE: SEL Outcome Assessment Trainings
Project RISE has released three online Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Outcome Assessment trainings, which are available to all Trust-funded youth development providers:

  • Child Trends Survey SEL Outcome Assessment Grades K-5
  • PYDI SEL Outcome Assessment Grades 6-12
  • YAPS SEL Outcome Assessment Grades 6-12

To take these online trainings, log into your CollaborNation account at www.collabornation.net/projectrise; select "Course Catalog," then select "Project RISE Online Trainings."
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Discovering Inclusion Training - Now Available ONLINE Discovering Inclusion is an introductory workshop for staff with little or no previous knowledge about children and youth with disabilities and inclusion. It includes an introduction to various types of disabilities, identifying the benefits of inclusion for all, using People First Language and respectful etiquette, and the characteristics of an inclusive program. There is also an opportunity to explore personal beliefs and values.

From Our Friends
Workshop: The Science of Trauma in the Early Years *
You may have heard about adverse childhood experience (ACE) but do you understand the "why?" behind it? Learn the science of how trauma in the early years affects growth, development and health across lifespans. This training, happening on Tuesday, December 4, is critical for all professionals, advocates and volunteers who work with children or families who have experienced trauma. Individual registration is $60; learn more and register at www.thedevelopingmother.com/events.
Lunch & Learn Workshop: Emotional Literacy *
Triumph Steps announces an emotional literacy lunch and learn on Tuesday, November 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m., designed to teach providers how to give children the tools they need to minimize limiting thoughts and overcome depression, anxiety, fear and much more. This workshop is FREE for Trust-funded providers; all others, $25. For details, location and to register, call 305.646.0112.
Grant Opportunities
Current Grant Opportunities at The Trust
The Children's Trust has released the following five separate grant opportunities:

  • Early Intervention Summer Camp Full-day summer programs for children ages birth to 5 years (prior to kindergarten entry) with developmental delays or disabilities.
  • Universal Parenting Education Parenting workshops and educational or public health events that foster effective parenting strategies to support child development.
  • Reading Enhancement Services Differentiated literacy intervention (DLI) services in the summer for rising kindergarten, rising first-grade and rising second-grade children.
  • Innovation Fund Innovative ideas and program designs that address existing community needs and have not previously been implemented in our community.
  • Small Community-Based Organizations (CBO) Capacity Building Capacity-building supports for child- and family-serving small CBOs in Miami-Dade County.
For details on all of the above, plus available related resources, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org/grants.
Early Learning Career Center Scholarships
The Early Learning Career Center, funded by The Children's Trust, is offering professional development scholarships to early childhood educators in Miami-Dade County to improve knowledge, skills, classroom practices and ultimately the quality of care offered to our children. For more information please send an email request to the center at careercenter@thechildrensforum.com that includes your name, facility name and DCF license number, email, phone number and a detailed description of your requested professional development funding.
Career Opportunities
Case Managers *
Infinite Ways Network seeks case managers residing in the Miami-Dade area. Must possess bachelor's degree in social work or related field; have taken case management training; possess minimum two years' postgraduate experience working with at-risk children/families in an in-home setting; and evening and weekend availability. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish and/or Haitian/Creole) preferred. Email résumé to infinitewaysnetwork@gmail.com.
Outreach & Advocacy Coordinator
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities seeks a tech-savvy outreach and advocacy coordinator to be responsible for managing website and social media activities, developing outreach and advocacy materials, and working with community partners to further the goal of inclusion of children with disabilities. Must possess bachelor's degree; experience working with children with disabilities; ability to effectively use social media to further an organization's mission; and excellent writing skills. Salary range: $38-46K; excellent benefits and great working environment. Email résumé to hr@advocacynetwork.org.
Reading Teacher - After-School & Summer Camp
Urban Promise Miami seeks a reading teacher to work two hours each day at its site in East Little Havana during the school year (M-F), and four hours each day (M-F, June & July) during summer camp. Responsibilities include pre- and post-testing (ORF and MAZE) and ensuring that all campers (four groups of 15 students) receive a minimum of 30 minutes of reading per day. Must be a Miami-Dade certified teacher (any subject). Email résumé to Scott Impola at scottimpola@urbanpromisemiami.org.
Relations Coordinator
Read to Learn Books for Free seeks a relations coordinator to monitor community bookshelf sites, develop and maintain partnerships, conduct community outreach, recruit new program donors, and plan and attend community events. Valid Florida driver’s license and bachelor’s degree plus three years' relevant work experience required. Visit www.mdc.edu/jobs (Job ID #997901) for complete job description, requirements and application instructions.
Available Positions at ConnectFamilias

  • Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) Coach - Part-Time * To provide support for parents of young children (up to 8 years old) with behavior concerns to support the implementation of PCIT competencies in real-life settings (i.e., in-home or community. Works alongside a UM PCIT therapist; PCIT coaching and training provided. This is a contracted fee-for-service position in the Homestead/South Dade area. Flexible schedule; 10-15 hours/week.
  • Partnership Associate - Part-Time * To provide front office support across all partnership activities. Primary responsibilities include data collection and documentation within given deadlines and in accordance with program standards, policies and procedures; answering phones; preparing rooms for program activities; and making copies, filing and scheduling appointments. This is a part-time position of 20 hours/week, $12/hour.
  • Targeted Partnership Coordinator (TPC) * To work alongside the organization's legal partner to help children who are eligible for immigration legal relief. Responsibilities include conducting program eligibility screenings and developing strategies for linkage to services and program promotion at meetings and targeted presentations throughout Miami-Dade County. Must possess bachelor's degree and two years' relevant experience. This is a full-time position; salary negotiable.

For complete job information, requirements and and to apply, visit www.connectfamilias.org.
Available Positions at Jewish Community Services of South Florida

  • Infant Mental Health Therapist/Consultant * To maintain a caseload of 5-7 early learning programs, working with 12-15 classrooms and 10-14 children (two children per program). Responsibilities include implementing consultation services in early learning programs and providing support to families of children with challenging behaviors. Master's degree and minimum two years' experience providing mental health services to children ages birth-5 required. Email résumé to Heather Winters at hwinters@jcsfl.org.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Part-Time * To provide individual and family therapy services to children and adults. Responsibilities include performing intakes, assessments and diagnosis; treatment planning; ongoing intervention; and proper termination. Flexibility to work afternoons and evenings required; bilingual fluency preferred. Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
  • Overnight Helpline Counselor * To provide information and referrals, crisis counseling and suicide intervention to callers upon completion of a thorough assessment and identification of most presenting needs. Email résumé to Cora Patterson at cpatterson@jcsfl.org.
  • Say Something Crisis Counselor * To field incoming tips via the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) from primarily middle and high school students in participating school districts across the country. The Say Something curriculum teaches youth and adults in school settings how to look for warning signs, signals and threats, especially in social media, from individuals who may want to hurt themselves or others. Email résumé to Cora Patterson at cpatterson@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Miami Children's Initiative

  • College & Career Manager * To cultivate relationships with new and existing partners, vendors and governmental agencies with the goal of ensuring resources and access to services; foster capacity building and training opportunities; and secure funding for the support and development of activities and programs geared toward college and career initiatives.
  • Community & Family Advocate - After-School Programs * To assist families living within Liberty City. Responsibilities include contributing to the development of health, safety and educational needs by coordinating intervention strategies, organizing community activities and acting as a liaison to community agencies. Must be able to canvas in the community and participate in some evening and weekend events.
  • Student & Family Advocate - After-School Programs * To assist students attending Miami Northwestern Senior High School after-school programs. Must be able to engage children, communicate in English, possess a command of mathematical concepts, and be able to participate in several evening and weekend events. Experience with children preferred; must pass a Level 2 background screening.
  • Transportation Aid * To transport students to and from after-school programs at Charles R. Drew K-8 Center and Miami Northwestern Senior High School. Must be able to engage children, communicate in English, participate in several evening and weekend events, and pass a Level 2 background screening.
  • Transportation Specialist * To transport students to and from educational programs at Charles R. Drew K-8 Center and Miami Northwestern Senior High School. Must be able to engage children, communicate in English, participate in several evening and weekend events and pass a Level 2 background screening, as well as possess a chauffeur’s license and a clean driving record.

Email résumé to Deborah Nunez at dnunez@iamlibertycity.org.
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