Weekly Provider Bulletin
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
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!
The Big Picture in Early Learning:
Using Collective Impact in Miami-Dade to Organize Data Across Systems *
The first speaker series event resulting from the Synergy Symposium.
The Miami-Dade IDEAS Consortium for Children will present progress, findings to date, and its vision for moving forward, followed by break-out sessions to cull feedback from an audience of diverse, community-based professionals.
SPARK Trainings *
  • Friday, April 26, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., South Dade YMCA Family Center, 9355 SW 134th St, Miami, FL 33176 - Click here to Register
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Carol City Park, 3201 NW 185 Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056 - 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.
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; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesdays, April 24 & May 8 and 22; 3-4 p.m.
Project RISE: Upcoming Trainings *

  • This week's Effective Literacy Instruction training has been postponed. Emails were sent last week to all registered participants.

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

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

  • 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
Training: An Administrators Overview of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) *
Friday, May 10, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Inc.
601 SW 8th Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Email Erin Flannery at eflannery@advocacynetwork.org for details.
Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - Connect & Learn on May 9
Join the Miami Chapter of Florida Association for Infant Mental Health (FAIMH) for Children's Mental Health Awareness Day on Thursday May 9th at the United Way! We will screen the powerful film Resilience, learn how ACEs and childhood trauma impacts our work with children & families in Miami, and connect with other resources, professionals, and programs in our community that can help us better serve our community's children and families. Everyone who works with children should attend. FREE!
Please RSVP at members.faimh.org. Email Christine Hughes at hughes.pontier@gmail.com with questions, or if your program/agency would like to provide resources.
Lunch & Learn Workshop - Emotional Literacy
Triumph Steps announces an emotional literacy lunch and learn, designed to teach providers how to give the children the tools they need to minimize limiting thoughts, overcome depression, anxiety, fear and much more. Every Wednesday, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. This workshop is FREE for Trust-funded providers; all others, $25. For details, location and required registration, call 305.646.0112.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training - Saturday, May 4, 2019
YMHFA an 8-hour course teaches adults how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of addictions and mental illness. 
For more detailed information or wish to host your own training, please call Tony Martinez at 305.487.3825. To register for training visit https: https://insightandmore.net/youth-mental-health
PhilanthropyMiami 2019
Register for the largest annual gathering of the nonprofit community in South Florida, drawing a diverse cross section of leaders, staff and volunteers representing hundreds of organizations and companies. It’s an explosive combination of speakers, learning opportunities, and networking –all in one place– in its new venue at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus; and on one day, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Click here to register. Limited seats available for the discounted rate of $50 for Trust-funded organizations; email carol@thechildrenstrust.org to learn more.
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
  • 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

  • Communications Editor Under the direction of the communications director, the content & communications editor oversees the content design and placement of articles, stories and other relevant newsworthy articles for placement in print and or digital resource guides, newsletters, collateral materials, publications and reports, websites and social media sites. The incumbent is responsible for writing and preparing the relevant content for publication or internal use. 
  • Social Media Specialist Responsible for managing all social media pages for The Children’s Trust; and works with the communications team to coordinate social media with wider campaigns. Develops and implements the social media strategy, including marketing plans that primarily leverage social media outlets. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Responsible for development and maintenance of content that attracts attention, generates interest, and is easily shared with social networks. Establishes relationships with bloggers and other members of the online community. May work with technical personnel in the development of tools that allow for easy integration with a social network.  
  • 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 .
Positions Available at Paradise Christian School & Development Center *

  • Early Head Start Teacher The person selected for this position will be responsible to plan and implement a healthy, safe, and developmentally appropriate learning environment for pre-school children that promote developmental gains toward the attainment of kindergarten readiness skills as defined in the Head Start Program Performance Standards. Furthermore, this position has the responsibility for the general supervision and management of a class of children between the ages of three (3) and five (5) including at least 10% being children with disabilities. Behavior and actions in the classroom, with families, the community and with staff serve as a model of excellence. 
  • Teacher Assistant The person selected for this position must be educationally prepared to work with young children, with preferred specialization in the field of Early Childhood Education or Childhood Development, or related field, and must be able to meet all the state licensing requirements. This person must be a sensitive and mature individual who is able to relate well to both children and adults and have the personality and ability to provide leadership and stability for program continuity. Also, he or she may be assigned any and all duties from any department to meet the school’s needs.

Email résumé to anna@lotushouse.org.
Senior Director of Grant Administrator *
To develop grant strategies based upon organization's capacity, required program support and its mission. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree, experience working with The Children Trust preferred. Miami Lighthouse for the Blind has received nine consecutive 4-star ratings from the national evaluator Charity Navigator placing it among the top 1% of nonprofits in the entire United States. Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Counselor/Infant Mental Health Specialist- Teen Parent Program *
Florida State University’s Young Parents Project seeks a Master's degree social worker or counselor (MSW preferred) to be part of a trauma-informed home visiting team that provides dyadic intervention to court-involved teen parents and their children in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Flexible schedule, reliable transportation and Level 2 background check required. Email résumé to tara.wynn@fsu.edu. Apply at jobs.fsu.edu.
Preschool and Infant/Toddler Teachers *
YMCA South Florida announces available positions for preschool teachers at its Homestead location. Candidates 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.
Review Specialist *
Florida Foster Care Review is seeking a Review Specialist (RS) for their Citizen Review Panel Program. The RS prepares and oversees Citizen Review Panel (CRP) hearings, captures review data, and produces the CRP’s report for the court. The RS helps manage and train CRP volunteers and attends court hearings and child welfare meetings/events as required. Qualifications: Bachelor’s in Social Work or related field; minimum of 3 years’ child welfare/dependency court experience; excellent writing skills. Please visit www.fostercarereview.org for complete posting/guidelines.
Available Positions at Borinquen Health Care Centers *

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Certified Billing Specialist
  • Clinical Manager
  • Dental Front Desk
  • Dental Assistant
  • Grant Writer
  • HR Assistant
  • LPN
  • Maintenance
  • Medical Assistant
  • Operator
  • Patient Care Specialist
  • Referrals Specialist
  • School Health Program MSW

Apply at the Career section at www.borinquenhealth.org.
Positions Available at Catalyst Miami *

  • Climate Resilience Intern to assist with their climate resilience work including hosting CLEAR (Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience) Miami in South Dade. Click here for details.
  • CLEAR Facilitator to lead the CLEAR Miami session this summer. Click here for details.
Recreation Supervisor *
The Miami Beach Parks and Recreation department seeks a program supervisor that plans, schedules, organizes and directs recreational programs and activities.This position is responsible work for supervising and training Recreation staff, volunteers, and contractors. Valid Florida Driver’s License with acceptable driving record and associate’s degree with one year supervisory experience required. First aid and DCF certification preferred. Contact Melody Perez at 305.861.3616 or email melodyperez@miamibeachfl.gov. Visit www.miamibeachfl.gov.
U.S. Census Jobs *
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. They are hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.
Child Therapist - CPP-Trained
Lotus House Women's Shelter is seeking a master's level therapist to provide evidence-based CPP (child-parent psychotherapy) with fidelity for children and families with high special needs, histories of complex trauma and medical and mental health issues. Candidates must be trained in CPP. Email résumé to anna@lotushouse.org.
Daycare Teacher
Little Angels Children Development Center, Inc. seeks daycare teacher with 40 hr. required training, 5 hr. literacy training, Fire Extinguisher Training, Safe Sleep/Shaken Baby Syndrome Training, First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training, Staff Credential, VPK Teacher Certificate
Email résumé to daycare@fnu.edu or call 786.364.9527. 
Early Childhood Specialist
RCMA seeks an Early Childhood Specialist (ECS) with knowledge and experience in early childhood child development and curriculum. They are part of the leadership team to develop and manage the early childhood services to fulfill the mission of RCMA. The ECS' focus is on staff development, coaching, ensuring compliance with funding sources for education and staff qualifications. Minimum qualifications: B.A. or B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education with three months exp. teaching children birth through five. Email résumé to edelmira@rcma.org.
Therapist - Experienced & Licensed
Lotus House is seeking an experienced therapist to provide individual therapy for women and youth with high special needs who are experiencing homelessness. Candidates must be master's level therapist or higher and be licensed. Must have experience working with people with serious trauma histories. Email résumé to anna@lotushouse.org.
Available Positions at Family Central
Family Central's Miami Office is seeking dedicated, passionate individuals to fill the following openings:

  • Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants-MSW Psychology, Social Sciences or related field required. Mental health licensure preferred; one year experience working with children and families providing similar services; knowledge of infant mental health and/or early childhood education.
  • Parent Group Leaders - Part-Time (Bachelor's required) and Lead Parent Group Leaders - Part-Time (Master's required). Experience teaching parent education classes.
  • HIPPY Home Visitors - Full-Time Experience providing direct services to children/families; bilingual (English/Spanish); able to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.

To read more about these positions and to apply visit our website at www.familycentral.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Early Head Start Educator 12 credits in Early Childhood, and a CDA or FCCPC in Infant & Toddler required. 
  • Early Head Start Assistant CDA or Equivalent in Infant & Toddler.
  • Head Start Assistant Minimum of a CDA or FCCPC in Preschool required. 
  • Family Intervention Specialist 60 college credits, 15 in Psychology.
  • Head Start Educator CDA or Equivalent in Preschool, Associates Degree in Early Childhood.
  • Part Time Nutritional Coordinator Bachelor's, administrative experience.

Call 305.995.2947 or email résumé to Estela Rivero at erivero@dadeschools.net.
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