Weekly Provider Bulletin
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The Children's Trust Announces
2020 Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference *
The Children’s Trust is once again sponsoring registrations to the 2020 Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference, taking place Feb. 5-7, 2020 at the FIU Kovens Conference Center. Presented by the FIU Center for Children and Families, the MICAMH Conference is the leading interdisciplinary conference that brings together more than 500 professionals each year to present state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions for mental health and educational problems in children and adolescents.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out this inquiry form to be considered. All inquiries will be reviewed by The Children's Trust for final approval. Space to the conference is limited and The Children's Trust slots are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information click here.
Attention Youth Development K-5 and 6-12 Programs!
Between the months of January and March our CAT members will be conducting observations. Within the next few weeks, a calendar invite will be sent by the CAT observer to the program’s primary contact (as listed in Trust Central) with the date for the observation. 

Resources for Youth Development CAT observations are available HERE.
Attention Parenting Programs!
Between the months of January and March, our CAT members will be conducting observations. Within the next few weeks, a calendar invite will be sent by the CAT observer to the program’s primary contact (as listed in Trust Central) with the date for the observation. Individual Parenting Services and Home Visitation programs should be on the lookout for an email with information on video submissions and scheduling visits.
 
Resources for Parenting CAT observations are available HERE.
Youth Development 6-12 Providers
The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality has recently updated the SEL PQA. You will receive an email with the updated assessment tool that will be utilized during the 2019-2020 CAT visits and the link to the webinar that explains the changes to the assessment. If you have any questions, please reach out to your program manager.   
Trust Academy Takes Over
The Children’s Trust's Trust Academy module in Trust Central has a new look! If your Trust-funded position was included in Trust Central by your Agency Admin, log in to Trust Central to access the Trust Academy module.

If your position is directly contracted with The Trust, but you do not have access to Trust Central, see your Agency Admin to get started. For subcontractors, professional services, and ‘match’ positions, you can access the required online courses and live events by registering independently as explained in registration options 2-4 in the Trust Academy Guide.

Trust Academy now holds all your learning needs! To register for all trainings offered by our partner agencies log in to Trust Academy.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities
*To register for trainings please log in to Trust Central and click Trust Academy.  

Successful Inclusion Of Children w/ Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Part 2 
If you passed Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)-Part 1, online, you are ready to experience visual schedules, practice American Sign Language, and create and tell Social Stories. 
Friday, January 10, 2020
9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112 Ave, Miami, FL 33176

ON-LINE TRAININGS

Discovering Inclusion: This is the core training that sets the foundation for all others. Learn about different types of disabilities, the characteristics and benefits of an inclusive program, and how to use People First Language and respectful etiquette.

Introduction To Successful Inclusion Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Part 1: Learn the facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder – you may be surprised to find that some of what you think isn’t necessarily so. Get an overview of how to help children meet behavioral expectations, recognize and accommodate those with sensory sensitivities, address bullying, and ensure a safe environment.
Project RISE Upcoming Trainings

Effective Behavior Management: Challenging Behaviors
This training expands upon the skills taught in the Introduction to Effective Behavior Management training by teaching additional effective strategies for reducing behavioral disruptions in your program. 
The training takes place on January 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200 St., Cutler Bay, FL 33189.

Literacy Outcome Assessment: Oral Reading Fluency
January 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location TBA.

Differentiated Literacy Instruction (Required for Certified Teachers!)
January 30, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Location TBA.

To register for this training, or to take any of Project RISE's many online trainings, please log into Trust Academy through your Trust Central account.
Injury Prevention Trainings
Childhood injury prevention capacity-building efforts facilitated by the Public Health Trust's /Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami are offered to all Trust-funded providers. Visit Trust Academy for full descriptions, locations, and registration.  
 
  • Car Passenger Safety, Wednesday, January 15; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety, Wednesday, January 15; 3-4 p.m.
  • Car Passenger Safety, Wednesday, January 29; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety, Wednesday, January 29th ; 3-4 p.m.
Differentiated Literacy Instructions Guidelines for Review
The Children's Trust has made Differentiated Literacy Instruction Guidelines available for K-5 providers to review in the "Programmatic" section at www.thechildrenstrust.org/trust-central-support.
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!
From Other Agencies
FREE Nonprofit Training for 2020 Census *
The Miami Foundation, in partnership with the Miami-Dade Counts 2020 and the Florida Counts Census 2020 collaboratives, is offering a FREE training session on Wednesday, January 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for nonprofits and community-based organizations to learn more about how to better integrate Census 2020 into your work. The session is designed for front line staff and will include a review of the Census questionnaire. Presenting at the session are Sabeen Perwaiz of the Florida Nonprofit Alliance and Norin Dollard of Kids Count. 

United Way Youth Institute's Annual Forum on Gun Violence *
The United Way Youth Institute invites you to attend the Miami-Dade Youth Violence Forum. The event is on Saturday, January 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is FREE, with lunch included. This is a great chance to learn about the root causes of youth violence, gain tools necessary to affect change in your community and participate in a panel discussion and group activity with county leaders.

Saturday, January 25, 2020 11am – 1 pm (10:30 a.m. registration)
United Way of Miami-Dade The Ansin Building
3250 Southwest Third Avenue Miami, FL 33129

For more information and to register, contact Diana Santangelo at (305) 646-7094 or email santangelod@unitedwaymiami.org.
Free Grief Support Services Available (ages 5 and up) *
Twenty-five percent of children will experience the death of a significant loved one by high school graduation, and for 1 in 5, their loss will be a parent. After a loss, children and teens are vulnerable to suffer symptoms such as suicidal thoughts, social isolation, strained peer interaction, physical complaints, sleep disturbances/nightmares, and school difficulties. Children’s Bereavement Center (CBC) provides free grief support groups for children, teens, and adults after the loss of a loved one.
 
  • Groups meet weekly and are completely FREE for the entire family
  • Groups are available for all ages – lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school, high school and adults
  • A FREE pizza dinner is provided
  • Groups are facilitated by Masters-level mental health professionals
  • Children’s groups include art and music
  • Open to anyone who has suffered a loss as a result of illness, accident, suicide or homicide
  • Locations throughout Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach

Call 888.988.5438 to be linked to a group (registration required) or visit www.childbereavement.org for more details.
Everything You Want to Know About Social Media for Nonprofits in 2020 *
Nonprofit organizations are rushing to join social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn as an additional outlet to reach their donors. Facebook rolled out individual fundraiser campaigns for enrolled NPOs where funds go directly to their accounts with transaction fees waived. In 2019, Facebook matched $7MM on #GivingTuesday to registered NPOs whose supporters contributed to their cause on December 3rd. Social Blessings, LLC specializes in coaching small businesses, start ups and nonprofits to build and polish their social media strategies through impactful marketing campaigns. Join founder and social media strategist, Karlene Scarlett, as she outlines the most recent updates, algorithm changes and the importance of engagement for popular social platforms in 2020 at The Center for Social Change on January 16, from 1 to 2 p.m.

The Center for Social Change is located at 2103 Coral Way in Miami. Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased at Eventbrite.
Development Workshop for Teachers, Clinicians and Administrators
AKI professional development trainings for educators, clinicians, teaching artists and cultural program administrators are designed to provide a hands-on approach to learning about adaptive techniques for including every learner, together with the knowledge of universal design. Educators gain a sense of excitement and renewed energy, as well as practical skills on how to use the arts to inspire learning in the classroom and clinical settings, and to include students with disabilities in mainstream programs. 

Inclusive Practices through the Arts
January 29, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Lab Theater.

SAS-C Grantees Workshop
April 1, 2020 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Miami-Dade County Auditorium

For more information visit
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
  • Stewards of Children, January 29, 2020, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. *
  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior, February 7, 2020, 2-5 p.m. *
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, February 29, 2020 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. *
  • Children and Traumatic Stress, March 25, 2020, 2-5 p.m. *

Kristi House Naranja Office, 13955 SW 264th Street, Homestead, FL 33032
  • Children and Traumatic Stress, January 24, 2020, 1:30-4:30 p.m. *
  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior, February 28, 2020, 1:30-4:30 p.m. *
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, March 27, 2020 1:30-4:30 p.m. *

Career Opportunities
Grants Coordinator *
The Town of Cutler Bay is looking for a grants coordinator who is responsible for teh research and monitoring of grants and provides administrative assistance to the Town Manager in a wide range of administrative assignments to ensure the excellent operation of the Office of the Town Manager. This is a part-time position with scheduled working hours approximately twenty-four (24) hours per week. Works under the general supervision of the Town Manager or his/her designee. Pay: $22.78 - $36.61 Hourly. Deadline to Apply: 01/20/2020.

To apply visit the Town of Cutler Bay website.
After-School Program Instructor *
Gang Alternative is seeking an after-school program instructor for its Miami and Homestead locations. The positions will direct instruction of youth with reading, social skills, physical education and arts. It will also conduct assessment testing (pre, mid, post); create a positive, enriching academic environment; and assist youth with completion of homework. The position will follow an activity schedule set by the Site Coordinator, maintain a clean, safe area for the youth and assist them in educational computer lab. Finally, the new hire must attend staff trainings outside of program hours as required and be a high school graduate.

For more information email hr@myga.org.
Teacher *
Town Center School is seeking a Certified Literacy Teacher for its after-school program. The candidate will be providing group literacy activities as well as Differentiated Learning for frustrational readers. Candidates must possess a valid Florida Teaching Certificate.

Those interested should email their resumes to Towncenter305@hotmail.com or call Cristina, Program Director, at 305-385-9981.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind *

Licensed Mental Health Specialist *
This position carries the major responsibilities for overseeing and directing day-to-day operations of the Social Services Department, including coordination and leadership for each defined service of the Miami Lighthouse. This position will manage matters of significance making professionalism and confidentiality critical requirements of performance in carrying out duties. Requirements: CACREP certification.

Executive Office Special Assistant *
The primary purpose of this position is to assist the President and CEO with projects that are outside of the purview of the Executive Assistant, primarily writing, editing and proofreading for quality control on Miami Lighthouse written material. Participate as a member of the leadership team, must be a “roll up your sleeves” person to accomplish team goals. Requirements: Bachelors degree, writing experience.

Grant Coordinator *
This position provides administrative support to the Director of Compliance and Program Grant Development, in all stages of the grant submission process, from prospect research and application preparation, to reporting. The position develops and maintains efficient systems for the paper and electronic storage and retrieval of related files and documents. Requirements: AA Degree, grant experience.

Early Childhood Education Teacher ESE *
Miami Lighthouse seeks an ESE Early Childhood Education Teacher for our new 72,000-square-foot Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ full inclusion pre-kindergarten program. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood, special education or related field; and the State of Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate in Preschool Education (birth through age 4) or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3). 

For the above positions send resumes to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Lead VPK Teacher *
The Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs School is looking for a Lead VPK Teacher with all the required VPK Trainings, FCCPC or degree in Early Childhood Education, and preferably some experience.

For more information call 305.975.5325 or email snowwhiteschool@bellsouth.net.
Program Specialist - Humanities, Health & Society *
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University seeks a Program Specialist.

To apply, visit careers.fiu.edu, job ID 519980.
Trust Accountant
The Accountant will be responsible for reviewing and critically analyzing financial information and provider documents within the framework of “Results-based Accountability (RBA)” and with an emphasis on maintaining quality internal control standards. This includes, but is not limited to, preparing, maintaining reviewing, and analyzing accounting records in accordance with The Trust accounting policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), regulations promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB) and Government Auditing Standards. Work performance is reviewed through conferences, reports, a mastery of the Services and Activities Management Information System (SAMIS) and observation of results achieved.  

For a complete job description and application instructions, please visit:
Available Positions at The Children's Home Society of Florida

Independent Living Specialist
The Children's Home Society of Florida is looking for an Independent Living Specialist who will provide case management and access/advocate for the needs of young adults living in foster care or independent living situations. The candidates must have a bachelor's degree in a related field.

For more information visit click here.

Adoption Specialist
As an Adoptions Specialist for the dependency team, the Adoption Specialist will provide specialized adoption support services to dependency staff and children and families in care. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a human services related field and a Child Protection Professional certification.

For more information visit click here.
Toddler Teacher
The Creative Learning Center School is looking for a toddler teacher who will greet parents and children, prepare learning activities using centers and table top and change diapers while potty training. The teacher must also keep a close and inviting environment, sing songs and learning games with the children as a way to improve their vocabulary and enhance literacy. Other important qualities include organization, planning and experience with toddler setting. Of course, they must have lots of love, patience and a desire to teach through play. Candidates must clear a background check and have FCCPC / infant toddler training and
DCF Training completed 45 hours.

For more information, email eta58@att.net.
Office Manager
Arts for Learning (A4L) seeks an Office Manager to help ensure the office and operations run smoothly. The Office Manager orders supplies, inventories assets & equipment, serves as the liaison with all IT providers, and provides support to the Finance & HR team. The Office Manager reports to the Finance & Operations Director. Qualifications: AA Degree, detail oriented, outstanding interpersonal skills, team player, interest in the arts and education a plus.

Send resume to HR@a4lmiami.org.
Part-Time Intake Counselor
Jewish Community Services has an opening in Access Services for a part-time Intake Counselor to handle phone assessments, Information and Referrals, and/or walk-in clients. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of community resources. Qualifications: BSW (with experience), MSW or related mental health field. Knowledge of the Jewish Community preferred. Bi-lingual English/Spanish is required.

Please email resumes to dhurwitz@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc.

  • Therapist
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager 

For complete job listing, descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit CAREERBUILDER and CAREERROOKIE and/or e-mail résumé and cover letter to Employment@icfhinc.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools 
  • District Coordinator - Bachelors in Business Administration or a related field
  • Family Intervention Specialist – 60 college credits, 15 in Psychology/Social Work
  • Infant and Toddler Center Director (Part-Time) – Director's credentials 
  • Early Head Start Educator -12 credits in Early Childhood, and a CDA or FCCPC in Infant & Toddler required 
  • Head Start Educator - Associates degree in Early Childhood, CDA, 45 DCF Hours required
  • Head Start Assistant - Minimum of a CDA or FCCPC in Preschool required 

Forward resume by email to erivero@dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education
  • Audiologists (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Deaf/hard of hearing interpreters
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Certified or licensed school social workers (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Special educations teachers (Full Time/Part Time)
  • School psychologists or licensed psychologists (Part Time)

Forward resume by email to agoldman@dadeschools.net .
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