Weekly Provider Bulletin
April 10, 2019
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The Children's Trust Announces
Providers & Partners, Tell Us All About Your Good Work! *
From the Herald to the Miami Times to local newscasts, Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been featured for the life-changing services they provide to the children and families of Miami-Dade - and you could be next. Click here to tell us about your latest triumphs and you just may turn on the TV or turn a page in the paper to see your face!
Save Your Seat Trust Providers: Annual Provider Orientation is Coming Up! *
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 23, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at the Miami-Dade Wolfson Campus auditorium for the kickoff to our new programmatic season. We'll celebrate successes while strengthening skills to deliver high-quality services for children and families. Kindly ensure that all staff members who are an essential part of your contracting process attend; this includes your executive director/CEO along with the individuals who manage the programmatic and fiscal functions of your agency’s Trust-funded programs. Click here to register.
Social Emotional Program Quality Assessment Planning with Data *
Trust-funded youth development (6-12) providers are urged to register for the upcoming SEL PQA Planning with Data workshop. This workshop will guide participants in the interpretation of their program self-assessment and CAT observation data, and focus on using this data to create actionable improvement plans and support effective continuous quality improvement. One representative from each provider agency MUST be present at one of the sessions; however, we strongly encourage that a team consisting of a program manager and up to four direct staff attend the workshop together. Summer-only programs need not attend any of these sessions, as another series created for summer-only providers will be announced in future. Use the links below to register; you need only attend ONE of the following three sessions:

Workshop: How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout
It's easy to forget about our own emotional well-being when we are caring for young students all day long. Join Thomas Armour Youth Ballet and Connect Miami to learn how to avoid burnout with simple routines that can be implemented every day to help regulate emotions and stress levels. All after-school program staff are welcome! Taking place Wednesday, May 8, 11 a.m., at Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, 5818 SW 73rd Street, Miami, FL 33143. Register at camila@taballet.org.
Family Services Programmatic Data Now Available
Great news, Trust-funded providers! Agency users now have access to recruitment and inclusion of CWD, as well as other very informative benchmarks, in Trust Central for Family Services (Parenting, Family Strengthening and Family & Neighborhood Support Partnerships) contracts; they are easily accessible through the Contract module. To view your progress, 1) Go to the Contract module in Trust Central and 2) from the “Explore” drop-down menu select “Contracts Metrics-FS.” Feel free to reach out to your contract manager if you need additional guidance on how to view your contract metrics.
Seeking Book Club Vendors - Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
The Children's Trust seeks vendors to implement the Thrive by 5 Book Club to mail monthly books to children ages birth to five in Miami-Dade County. Services to be solicited include:

  • Book selection, buying and supplemental content creation
  • Fulfillment services
  • Ongoing operations and customer relations

Injury Prevention Trainings
All Trust-funded providers are required to participate in childhood injury prevention capacity-building efforts facilitated by the Public Health Trust's Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami. Trainings for April and May are listed below; visit The Children's Trust community calendar for full descriptions, locations and registration information.  

  • Car Passenger Safety Wednesdays, April 24 & May 8 and 22; 3-4 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesdays, April 24 & May 8 and 22; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Project RISE: Upcoming Trainings

  • Effective Literacy Instruction Workshop Thursday, April 25, 1-4 p.m., NSU Kendall

Project RISE live trainings require preregistration; log into your CollaborNation account at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise to reserve your seat.

Take Your Homework Help to the Next Level!
Project RISE will pilot “Homework Assistance,” a peer learning workshop for youth development staff to practice skills learned in the online “Intro to Homework Assistance.” Taking place on Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., NSU Miramar. Space is limited; register today at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise.

SEL Outcome Assessment Trainings
In addition, Project RISE is also offering 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 and other 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

  • Count Me In Friday, April 19, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33150
  • Creating a Welcoming Environment * Friday, April 26, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Branches, 129 SW 5th Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1 - ONLINE
  • Discovering Inclusion Training - ONLINE

To take these and other trainings, log into your Advocacy Network on Disabilities CollaborNation account at www.collabornation.net; select "Course Catalog," then select the training you would like to take.
From Our Friends
PhilanthropyMiami 2019 Shark Tank: Idea Lab 1 - How to Vet & Shape Your Idea *
PhilanthropyMiami’s Shark Tank is a competitive pitch event that showcases new and effective social innovations and solutions emerging from our local social sector. Shark Tank Idea Lab workshops are meant to help prospective applicants or any social impact leaders develop the skills needed to create their ideas and to successfully pitch them. Happening Thursday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. at Venture Café Miami; RSVP to lcuenca@chasemiami.com.
Opioid Training for Clinicians *
Miami-Dade AHEC will hold a FREE opioid training on complimentary and integrative approaches to pain management on Saturday, April 27, 9-10 a.m., 1200 NW 78th Avenue, Suite 209, Miami, FL 33126. This training is sponsored by Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida Alliance for Healthy Communities. Click here to register.
Grants 102: Certification Program *
The FIU Metropolitan Center announces Grants 102, a series of mini lectures and in-class writing activities focusing exclusively on preparing a successful grant proposal. Participants will each prepare an outline of a grant proposal for a project of their choice and receive individualized feedback on their work. Taking place April 30 and May 7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at FIU@75; must attend both sessions to earn certification. Prerequisite: Grants 101 or other introductory grants seminar; fee: $495. Learn more and register at www.eventbrite.com.
Board Members Needed!
The South Florida Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (SFFAPA) announces a board recruitment social on Thursday, April 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Any individuals interested in applying for a seat on the board, where they can help further SFFAPA's mission to provide triumphant outcomes for children in foster care through the support, education and empowerment of those who care for them, are welcome! Call 305.206.9061 for more information and to RSVP.
Kristi House: Upcoming Trainings
The following FREE trainings are available for service providers, clinicians, child-serving professionals and informed community members:

Kristi House Central Office
1265 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
  • Hurricanes: Supporting Families through Trauma Wednesday, April 17, 2-5 p.m.
  • Strategies for Identifying and Reaching Male and LGBTQ Victims of Sex Trafficking Wednesday, April 24, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Children & Problematic Sexual Behavior Friday, April 26, 2-5 p.m.

Kristi House Naranja Office
13955 SW 264th Street
Homestead, FL 33032
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Friday, April 26, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Career Opportunities
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • Research & Evaluation Analyst To serve as a critical member of both cross- and interdepartmental teams who engages in proactive problem-solving and critical thinking/analysis related to particular child, youth and family program areas and populations. Primary responsibilities include the identification and critical review of evidence-based/best practices in specified program areas; assistance for funded service providers and Trust staff on development of program performance measures; oversight of reporting methods for capturing program performance; regular appraisal of basic program performance statistics and data analyses; contribution to reports that explain initiative results to a variety of audiences; and systems enhancement to ensure accountability. This exempt salaried position works under general supervision and support of a senior research and evaluation analyst. 

Submission end date for consideration for the above positions is ongoing.  Click here to access complete job description, requirements and application instructions .
Pediatric Therapist *
University of Miami HealthySteps Kendall seeks a pediatric therapist/HealthySteps specialist to deliver HealthySteps consultation and liaison services to families with children ages birth-3 in pediatric clinic and home settings. Must possess master's degree, bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) and relevant experience working with families and children ages birth-3. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
Teachers - Part-Time *
Rainbow Intergenerational Learning Center seeks part-time teachers for its Little Havana and South Beach locations. Must possess high school diploma, DCF 45 hours, and FCCPC or national CDA (or working toward one). Email CV and DCF transcript to abenedetti@lhanc.org.
Grants Manager
Lotus House Women's Shelter seeks a grants manager (preferably with bookkeeper experience, specifically, Quickbooks) to assist with financial and contractual reporting and compliance to funding and regulating agencies. Responsibilities include without limitation, generating and interpreting financial reports, classing of revenue and expenses, narrative and financial reporting to various funding and government agencies, other contract and grant compliance matters, and more. Email résumé to charlotte@lotushouse.org .
Office Assistant
Carrfour Supportive Housing seeks an office assistant to help control access to a 76-unit SRO for homeless and disabled persons. Responsibilities include monitoring arrivals and departures; assisting manager in enforcing lease and house rules; and facilitating service requests from residents. Must possess high school diploma or equivalent; excellent communications skills, both written and verbal; ability to work independently; and general knowledge of property management operations. Email résumé to lsolum@carrfour.org
Teachers - Preschool & Infant/Toddler
YMCA South Florida announces available positions for preschool and infant/toddler teachers at its Homestead location. Must possess National CDA; associate or bachelor's degree; experience in early childhood; and ability to communicate well in English, both written and spoken. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. First aid/CPR certification required within first 30 days of employment. For complete job description, requirements and to apply, visit www.ymcasouthflorida.org/careers.
Available Positions at Breakthrough Miami

  • Advancement Associate To support development functions including gift renewals, events and stewardship.
  • Summer Site Staff - Assistant Site Directors
  • Summer Site Staff - Instructional Coaches
  • Summer Site Staff - Site Coordinators
  • Summer Site Staff - Teaching Fellows & Volunteers Unique summer opportunity for high school and college students to teach, mentor and inspire students.

Available Positions at the Center for Family and Child Enrichment

  • Dependency Case Manager - Certified * To identify and assess client and family needs as a result of allegations of abuse or neglect by caretakers, with the ultimate goal of permanency. Minimum bachelor's degree in a human services-related field from an accredited university or bachelor's degree in a non-human services-related field plus 24 months of relevant experience working with children and families.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker * To provide weekly individual and family therapy using appropriate treatment modality. Responsibilities include conducting bio-psychosocial assessments of clients referred for therapy, ensuring that all appropriate assurances and authorizations are obtained, and developing and maintaining appropriate treatment planning in conjunction with clients and their families; minimum two years’ experience working with children required.

Email résumé to Arlene Balloveras at aballoveras@cfceinc.org.
Available Positions at Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Adoptions Specialist * To provide specialized adoption support services to dependency staff and children and families in care. Bachelor's degree in human services field and Child Welfare Case Manager certification required. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Certified Dependency Case Manager * To join a strategic care team charged with overseeing children in need, while addressing the factors that have put them at risk for out-of-home placement. Sign-on bonus of $2,000 may be available. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Clinical Counselor * Responsibilities include providing clinical and supportive counseling services; evidence-based treatment intervention; and coordinating services with other professionals, paraprofessionals, outside social service agencies and other organizations. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Regional Executive Director To oversee operations and lead a team in executing plans for smart business development and growth, while focusing on program operational proficiency and productivity. Senior management and child welfare experience required. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Senior Vice President of Operations To provide strategic leadership and direction to CHS business growth and operations for the South Florida region (Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Treasure Coast counties). Responsibilities include overseeing activities related to new business development, leadership succession, and partnership building in accordance with the agency's strategic direction focus. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
Available Positions at His House Children's Home

  • HR Coordinator
  • Marketing & Development Specialist
  • Residential Manager
  • UAC Case Manager
  • UAC Clinician
  • UAC Lead Clinician
  • UAC Lead Resident Counselor
  • UAC Residential Manager
  • UAC Travel Case Aide
  • UAC Travel Case Aide Supervisor

Available Positions at the Institute for Child and Family Health

  • Clinical Supervisor *
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager *
  • Program Coordinator *
  • Therapist *

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit
www.careerrookie.com and/or email résumé and cover letter to employment@icfhinc.org.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

  • Case Manager To provide case management services to clients in the senior group activities program. Some college coursework required; bachelor’s degree preferred. Must also possess minimum two years' experience as a case manager or with services coordination. Experience working with seniors or in elder care preferred, as is bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).
  • Children's Specialist To provide comprehensive rehabilitation/developmental training and family/home intervention services to children ages birth to 6 and their families. Must possess bachelor's degree, experience with infants and toddlers, bilingual fluency, valid driver's license, and ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Development Database Coordinator To assist with updating agency’s donor database, running database queries for development reports, data entry tasks and administrative support. Must possess minimum high school diploma (college coursework preferred); experience performing high volume data entry (donor database experience preferred, i.e., the Raisers’ Edge); and proficiency in Word/Excel.
  • Early Childhood Education Teacher - ESE For a full-inclusion prekindergarten program. Must possess bachelor's degree in education, early childhood, special education or related field; and state of Florida professional educator’s certificate in preschool education (birth-4) or prekindergarten/primary education (age 3 through grade three).
  • Job Services Specialist To provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment, job orientation and assistance in the job search process, including cover letter and résumé writing, job openings search and interviewing techniques. Must possess bachelor's degree and minimum one year experience working in human resources, employment services or related.
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired To provide instruction to children and youth ages birth to 21 and develop and implement individualized lesson plans for each child in collaboration with other professionals. Must possess bachelor’s degree in visual disabilities from an accredited university; current TVI certification; ability to attend and complete required trainings; and excellent communication skills.

Email résumé to  employment@miamilighthouse.org .
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education

  • Audiologists - Part-/Full-Time *
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Interpreters *
  • Clerical - Hourly *
  • Occupational Therapists *
  • Physical Therapists *
  • School Psychologists - Part-/Full-Time *
  • School Social Workers (Certified and/or Licensed) - Part-/Full-Time *
  • Speech Language Pathologists *
  • Teachers with Experience in Special Education - Part-/Full-Time *

Email résumé to Ava Goldman at agoldman@dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Urgent

  • Career and Technical Education Intern Coordinator
  • Career and Technical Instructors (CTE)
  • Job Coach
  • Project Manager
  • Summer Camp Counselors

Available Positions at YWCA

  • Childcare Center Maintenance Worker * To maintain childcare facility in clean and orderly condition and ensure that all equipment, grounds and buildings are properly maintained, secured and operational. High school diploma/GED, some janitorial/maintenance/custodial experience, Level 2 clearance and drug test required.
  • Early Head Start Teacher Associate * To be responsible for planning/implementing daily learning activities; managing and maintaining classroom and its equipment and supplies; establishing and maintaining supportive relationships with infants, toddlers and parents; and implementing developmentally appropriate routines and curriculum for infants/toddlers. FCCPC or CDA Infant/Toddler or staff credential, DCF 45 hours, CPR/first aid certification, Level 2 clearance and drug test required.
  • Early Head Start Teacher Associate/Kitchen Aide - Part-Time * To implement daily learning activities, nurture students, manage and maintain classroom and its equipment and supplies, and assist with meal distribution and breaks coverage. Must possess CDA Infant/Toddler or FCCPC Birth Through Five; Level 2 clearance and drug test required.
  • Head Start Education/Curriculum Specialist * To be responsible for the education component of the Head Start Performance Standards & Guidelines. Must provide training for all Head Start teaching personnel as well as educational resources for staff and parents; develop program curricula; and establish and maintain a communication and complete reporting system for purposes of monitoring, evaluating and improving participants' educational experience. Bachelor's degree in early childhood education required.
  • Head Start Teacher Assistant * To assist Head Start teachers in the care and development of early childhood education center students, and classroom maintenance. Must possess FCCPC or CDA Preschool, DCF 45 hours, high school diploma/GED and childcare experience; Level 2 clearance and drug test also required.

Email résumé to ywca-careers@ywca-miami.org.
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