Weekly Provider Bulletin
November 20, 2019
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Join The Children's Trust at Miami Book Fair *
Sure, the internet, mobile devices and other technology make reading easier and more accessible than ever. But who are we kidding, there is nothing like snuggling up to your favorite author and holding an actual book in your hand: the grainy feeling of the pages, the whispers of noise they make when you anxiously turn them eager to get to the next word. Yup, reading an actual book is the real deal. And there is no better place to satiate your desire for real books and authors than the Miami Book Fair 2019.

The Book Fair is already underway, but you're going to want to encourage parents to go when The Children's Trust is making its yearly appearance, Nov. 22-24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Did we mention the Street Fair is FREE on this Friday, Nov. 22. And that is just the beginning as The Trust will be giving away all manner of goodies -- including make-your-own comic books, lanyards and piggy banks -- at its booth and a table inside the Wembly's Author's tent. We will also have Trust reps roving around signing up people of the new and improved Book Club as well as talking up our Parent Club and giving other valuable information. Don't forget to take a picture at our Photo Booth.

It's a great event for you and those you serve. Parking is free in the MDC Parking Garage. For more information, visit www.miamibookfair.com.
Still Time to Open Free Savings Accounts For Kindergartners in Miami
The Children's Trust is sponsoring a new program that offers completely FREE Children's Savings Accounts for kindergarten students at 30 public elementary schools in the City of Miami. Known as Future Bound Miami, the program includes an initial $25 deposit courtesy of the City of Miami, with an additional $25 added for students who receive free or reduced-price lunch at school. Over the next 13 years, as the Future Bound Miami kids advance through public school, they will be eligible for monetary incentives for high grades, good attendance, etc. Parents of qualifying children can activate the savings accounts at the M-DCPS Parent Portal. Activation is free, with no account fees and no requirement for parents or children to save any money. Parents have until December 6 to activate the Future Bound Miami savings accounts for their Miami kindergartners.

For more information, visit futureboundmiami.org.
Time Running Out to Apply for Program Management Leadership Academy
Supervisors and managers of direct-line staff in Trust-funded programs are invited to participate in The Children’s Trust’s Program Management Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is a leadership development program designed to help supervisory leaders of Trust-funded organizations serving children, youth and families move to the next level of personal and professional growth. Learning will happen with monthly workshops and peer groups taking place from January through September 2020.

To apply and for additional information click here. Application deadline is November 29, 2019, at 5 p.m.
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 login 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. 

Monday, November 25, 2019
9 a.m.- noon.
North Shore Park and Youth Center, 501 72 Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141

Friday, January 10, 2020
9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112 Ave, Miami, FL 33176

An Administrator’s Overview Of The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Are you an Administrator or the person responsible for your organization meeting its legal obligations under the ADA? Join us to be sure you are up to date on enrollment eligibility, reasonable accommodations, policies and procedures, and more.  
Friday, December 6, 2019
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cutler Bay Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189  

Navigating Community Resources
Do you know where to direct a parent who comes to you seeking assistance for
their child with a disability? Learn about the most commonly needed resources, where to find them, and how they can help.
Friday, December 13, 2019
10 a.m.-noon.
Greater Miami Youth Homestead, 1088 W Mowry Dr., Homestead, FL 33030

Structure for Success
Youth both with and without disabilities can behave in challenging ways. Learn the 7 basic needs youth exhibit, and take away strategies for meeting these needs through positive, preventive approaches. This training is appropriate for all, but is especially relevant to YEN providers.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
A D Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33155

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: Coaching and Training
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.

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 The Children's Trust community calendar for full descriptions, locations and registration information.o
 
  • Car Passenger Safety, Wednesday, November 20; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education, Wednesday, November 20; 3-4 p.m.
YAS Providers Without DCF Licenses Will Not Get Paid!
Attention YAS Providers: Effective August 1, 2019, The Children's Trust will NOT reimburse for direct service costs occurred at any sites without an active DCF license. Please read carefully the non-payment policy and related form posted on our website. Once on the Policies & Forms > Financial page, click "Payments & Advances" and then "Policy" and "Form" under Non-Payment of Direct Services for Non-Compliance with Florida Department of Children and Families New!
Use the Correct The Children's Trust Logo
Providers thinking of using The Children's Trust Logo on any material must send that material for review and approval to communicationscompliance@thechildrenstrust.org.
To download the current The Children's Trust logo, as well as other Trust-related logos and a style guide click here.
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/content/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
Diagnostic Classification Training of Disorders in Infancy/ Early Childhood *
This professional development opportunity is for mental health clinicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and early interventions whose work with infants, young children, and their families involves expert assessment, diagnosis, and case formulation. The training allows clinicians to have in-depth knowledge of the approach and content of DC:0-5. CEUs are available for professionals.

For more information visit www.behavioralaid.com. To register call BAS at 786.762.2952.
Apply for FIU Community Research Grants
FIU's Research Center in Minority Institutions (RCMI) is pleased to announce the availability of seed funding for community partners and FIU faculty investigators to establish community-university collaborations. This seed funding is designed to establish long-term relationships with community-based organizations in order to address their health-related concerns and to promote participation in research. Through this funding, the FIU-RCMI hopes to establish community-university collaborations that benefit South Florida communities and enhance direct community-involvement among FIU faculty conducting health disparities research. FIU-RCMI will provide five awards annually, up to $5,000 per award.

To be successful, these community-university collaborations require resources; for example, time and funds for professional development, conference travel, supplies, meeting support, and other research-related expenses. This funding opportunity supports partnership-building activities, exploring shared research interests, and/or developing infrastructure and governance (improving data collection processes, system interfaces, etc.). Projects must focus on activities that enhance the community partner’s capacity to conduct health disparities research in South Florida and can include (but are not limited to): Needs assessments, secondary analysis of de-identified data (non-human subjects research), planning, evaluation or dissemination of community-level programs, service or system improvement planning, and training of community partners to enhance research capacity.  Application will be accepted until 5 p.m. on December 9th.
 
The FIU-RCMI Community Research Enhancement Grant Program Application is now open, register here. For more information email fiurcmi@fiu.edu
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, Friday, December 13, 2:15 - 5 p.m.

Kristi House Naranja Office, 13955 SW 264th Street, Homestead, FL 33032
  • What Every Adult Needs to Know, Friday, November 22, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Career Opportunities
After-School Counselor *
AYUDA is looking for enthusiastic and proactive After-School Counselor for a K-5 after-school program. Applicants should be able to be active, positive and caring. The duties are to lead a variety of physical education activities and games, help students with homework daily, maintain a healthy and safe classroom environment, teach nutrition, peace and etiquette for a group of students and more. The position is needed Monday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 18 full days x school year.

Email resumes to annemariet@ayudamiami.org.
Available Positions at St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center *

St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center is looking to fill the following positions:
  • Health/Mental Health/Disabilities Coordinator
  • Head Start Assistant Teacher
  • Early Head Start Infant and Toddler Assistant Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher(s)

For complete job listing, descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit www.stalbanschildcare.org/employment and/or email resume and cover letter to tdawson@stalbanschildcare.org stating the position you are applying for.
Volunteers Needed at Family Resource Center *
Become a volunteer at the Family Resource Center of South Florida. The organization is looking for individuals with social media skills; such as creating videos, updating social media accounts, updating webpages and more. 

For more detailed information, please contact Melissa Vera at 786.570.9806.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

Family & Children Support Specialist
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a Children’s Specialist which carries the major responsibilities for providing comprehensive rehabilitation/developmental training and family/home intervention services to children aged birth to six and their families. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, experience working with infants and toddlers.

Program Coordinator
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a Program Coordinator on a full-time basis to be responsible for scheduling and managing the day-to-day office and clinical operations for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program. A high school diploma is required, AA preferred; one year of experience working with database and running queries/reports; experience working in a medical office preferred; and bilingual (English/Spanish) required. 

Adult Case Manager
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a Case Manager to prove case management services to clients in the Senior Group Activities Program. Some college coursework required, Bachelor’s degree preferred, two years of experience as a case manager or with services coordination, experience with support groups, experience working with seniors or elder care is preferred, bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Email resumes to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Part-Time Teacher
The Child Care Center Inc. @ Riviera Presbyterian Church currently has availability for a part-time Teacher. The position is needed from Monday - Friday, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Applicants require DCF certificate or progress toward certification, experience with children and CPR & First Aid certification.

Email resumes to: Childcarecenter@bellsouth.net.
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.
Volunteer and Internships at Ronaldo McDonald House Charities
Become a volunteer at Ronaldo McDonald House Charities of South Florida and help keep families together! Whether you are looking for individual commitment or a group opportunity, there are dozens of ways you can make a difference:

  • Front Desk and Office Support Volunteer
  • Adopt a Meal Program Volunteer
  • Activity Day Volunteer
  • Social Media Intern
  • Adopt a Meal Program Coordinator Intern
  • Assistant House Manager Intern
  • Executive Director's & Events Intern

For more detailed information, call Veronica Forte at 786.476.2177.
Available Positions at Girl Power
• Program Instructor AOS *
• Dance Instructor *
• Central Program Instructor/ Case Manager

For complete job listing, descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit INDEED and/or e-mail résumé and cover letter to   girlpower@girlpowerrocks.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • 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 
  • Curriculum Support Specialist - Teaching Certificate PK

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)
  • Clerical positions (Part Time)
  • School psychologists or licensed psychologists (Part Time)

Forward resume by email to agoldman@dadeschools.net .
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