Weekly Provider Bulletin
April 3, 2019
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The Children's Trust Announces
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

Save the Date 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. Our staff is hard at wo​rk putting together a fantastic program to share with you - additional details coming soon!
Three New Features Available in Trust Central Contracts

Feature 1. These arrows allow you to scroll between the previous contract on your list or to the next. 
Feature 2. The new drop-down menu (detail view below) allows for easy navigation through a program's contracts and modifications. It contains application and award (if recently awarded), contracts and amendments, fiscal year, status (pending, executed, etc.), and execution date.
Feature 3. This symbol allows you to toggle the sections/files sidebar for full screen of the contract. 
Early Learning Educators: Professional Development Scholarships & Wage Supplements Available!
The Early Learning Career Center, funded by The Children's Trust, has opportunities for ALL early learning programs and educators in Miami-Dade County to access scholarships for professional development and wage supplements through the Child Care WAGE$® salary supplement program. Find out more in an information session at your local Miami-Dade Public Library; email careercenter@thechildrensforum.com to sign up for one near you.
Save the Date: Social Emotional Learning Program Quality Assessment
The Trust announces a special workshop for Trust-funded 6-12 youth development providers that will guide you in the interpretation of your program self-assessment and CAT observation data, offered on the three separate dates listed below. One representative from each provider agency MUST be present at one of the sessions; however, we strongly encourage that every relevant provider attend as a team of a program manager and up to four direct staff.

  • Wednesday, May 8, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Friday, May 10, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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 10 and 24 & May 8 and 22; 3-4 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesdays, April 10 and 24 & May 8 and 22; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Project RISE: Upcoming Trainings

  • Effective Behavior Management Workshop Friday, April 5, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., NSU Miramar
  • Effective Behavior Management Challenging Behaviors Friday, April 5, 1-3:30 p.m., NSU Miramar
  • 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
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1 - ONLINE
  • Discovering Inclusion Training - ONLINE

From Our Friends
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.
Org Toolkit: Planning Your Organization for Growth *
The Center for Social Change announces Org Toolkit: Planning Your Organization for Growth, an event designed to introduce you to the objectives and key results (OKR) process, a goal-setting and execution system used by Google and several other companies and NGOs. At the end of the workshop, you will understand key concepts, practice drafting OKRs and be granted access to resources to work with afterward. The workshop is useful for individuals and for teams. Happening Tuesday, April 9, 9 a.m. - noon; click here for more information and to register.
Grant Writing Workshop
Designed for educators and not-for-profit professionals, this FREE workshop, presented by Dana Fredebaugh, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, will provide an overview of the methods, concepts and tools used for winning grant funding. Happening on Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Nova Southeastern University, Miami campus. Register at nova.edu/miami/events.
Change the Life of a Child in Foster Care
Florida Foster Care Review, which advances the safety, stability and success of abused and neglected children, youth and young adults by connecting them to essential services, healthy relationships and forever families, seeks caring citizens from the community to volunteer one weekday a month for a minimum of one year to serve on its Citizen Review Panel (CRP); volunteers must be at least 25 years old. The CRP reviews active, judge-referred child welfare court cases at the Children's Courthouse, and your participation as a CRP member means that you can directly and positively impact the life of a child or youth in foster care. For additional information email Marissa Leichter at mleichter@fostercarereview.org.
Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training
This three-day training, offered in English and Spanish, will focus on understanding the philosophy of nurturing parenting; assessing high-risk parenting beliefs and environments; creating competency-based parenting lessons and programs tailored to meet the individual parenting needs of families; and implementing programs at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention. Taking place April 22-24 (English) and May 20-22 (Spanish). Contact Ana Romero at 305.450.8445 for more information and to register.
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 .
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
Review Specialist
Florida Foster Care Review seeks a review specialist for its Citizen Review Panel (CRP) program. Responsibilities include preparing and overseeing Citizen Review Panel hearings; capturing review data; producing CRP's final report for the court; helping to manage and train CRP volunteers; and attending court hearings and child welfare meetings/events as required. Must possess bachelor’s degree in social work or related field; minimum three years’ child welfare/dependency court experience; and excellent writing skills. For complete job description, requirements and to apply, visit www.fostercarereview.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.
Teachers - VPK & Infant/Toddler
Kidsville seeks VPK and infant/toddler teachers. Must possess FCCPC/CDA/staff credential, DCF 45 hours, VPK certifications, CPR and first aid, experience in creating lesson plans, and English fluency; basic Spanish a plus. Email résumé and DCF transcript to kidsvillejobs@gmail.com.
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 Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Director of Program Operations To oversee program administration and development and provide program development functions including grant writing, building community collaborations and continuous enhancement of operational proficiency and productivity. Experience in program management and child welfare industry required. 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 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

  • Center Director - Part-Time To assist center director; director’s certificate required.
  • Early Head Start Assistant * CDA or equivalent in Infant & Toddler.
  • Early Head Start Educator Twelve credits in early childhood, and CDA or FCCPC in Infant & Toddler.
  • Family Intervention Specialist Sixty college credits, 15 in psychology.
  • Head Start Assistant Minimum CDA or FCCPC in preschool.
  • Parent Outreach Specialist High school diploma.

Contact Estela Rivero at 305.995.2947.
Available Positions at Urgent

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

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