Weekly Provider Bulletin
The Children's Trust Announces
Champions for Children Awards Ceremony - Broadcasting LIVE Tomorrow!
Champions may be sold out, but that doesn't mean you have to miss a minute of the magic if you weren't able to nab a ticket. Just tune in tomorrow at noon via our Facebook page to see documentary-style videos of this year's honorees, showstopping musical performances and genuinely inspiring moments that will fill your heart with hope and joy!
Miami Heart Gallery: New Site Launched
Stop by the beautiful, brand-spankin' new and mobile-friendly Miami Heart Gallery website to meet local children in foster care available for adoption and looking for their forever families. We dare you not to fall in love with any one (or more!) of these charming, courageous and hopeful young hearts.
Attention Trust-Funded Providers: Budget Training Video Now Available!
The Children's Trust recently hosted a webinar where more than 150 providers were guided through the fundamental steps necessary to create program budgets. Click here if you missed it to view a recording of the training in its entirety.
Field Trip Options for Summer Camp Programs
From Area Stage to HistoryMiami, there are a slew of great options out there sure to delight your campers! Click here for details; contact each venue directly for additional information.
Promote Your Event for FREE on our Community Calendar
If your organization is having an event, let us know and we'll help you promote it. Events can be for the community at large or specific to other service providers in Miami-Dade County. The only requirement is that they offer no- or low-cost opportunities to attendees; please note that we are unable to include galas and fundraisers at this time. Events can be health fairs, back-to-school events, movie screenings, training and professional development, or similar events. Simply fill out our online Community Outreach and Calendar Form at least two weeks prior to your event to get started!
SPARK Training - Saturday, June 23


If your agency implements SPARK for its fitness programming, the staff member who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. Registration required; questions may be directed to Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org.
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Friday, June 22, 12:30-3 p.m., The Children’s Trust, Training Room, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction Friday, June 29, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Children’s Trust, Training Room, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129

Many more trainings, such as Effective Literacy Instruction, Behavior Management and Homework Assistance, are available online, as are recertification courses for ORF and PACER. Preregistration required for all Project RISE trainings; click here to register.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, June 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Breakthrough Miami - Carrollton, 3747 Main Highway, Miami, FL 33133

Discovering Inclusion training now available online! This training introduces different types of disabilities, benefits of inclusion, People First Language, respectful etiquette and the characteristics of an inclusive program; this training fulfills The Children’s Trust’s Inclusion training requirements.

Registration is required for all trainings; click here to register.
Injury Prevention: Upcoming 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. Available trainings for June and July are listed below; visit The Children's Trust community calendar for full descriptions and registration information. All trainings are held at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136 unless otherwise indicated.   

  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, June 20, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, June 20, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, June 27, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, July 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, July 18, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, July 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, July 25, 3-4 p.m.
From Our Friends
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.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training - June 27
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches adults how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants will learn to identify, understand and respond to the signs and symptoms of addictions and mental illness. For more detailed information or if you wish to host your own training, please call Tony Martinez at 305.487.3825; click here to register.
FREE Summer Meals for Children & Youth - Sign Up TODAY!
Summer BreakSpot, a program that provides free meals to children and youth ages birth-18 years at participating service sites, is underway. We encourage ALL children and youth summer program providers to contact sponsors TODAY to secure participation at each of their program service sites. Be sure to confirm available menus (hot or cold) and delivery times BEFORE making a decision on which sponsor best meets the needs of your participants and program environment. In addition, we strongly urge providers to designate their program service sites as “open sites,” where children and youth ages birth-18 years living in their communities may also participate in the free meals program, even if they do not participate in provider programming. Open sites serve a critical role in minimizing food insecurity in Miami-Dade while schools are closed and are, for some children, a literal lifesaver. The Children’s Trust is also supporting Florida Impact efforts to increase accessibility to summer meals for those children who have no access to open sites, through pediatric clinics and WIC and HUB sites. Contact Sam Hopwood at shopwood@flimpact.org for more information. Parents can call 211 or text FOOD or COMIDA (for Spanish) to 877-877 to find service sites delivering summer meals for children ages birth-18 near their home. Click here for additional Summer BreakSpot resources; current sponsors are listed below:

  • After-School Program (ASP) Contact Christina at 954.596.9000.
  • Christian Fellowship CDC In addition to programs/sites serving children and youth up to age 18, the organization seeks to support those that serve developmentally delayed young adults over the age of 18. Contact Anna Jackson at 305.308.0542.
  • Community Action Agency Contact Rany Panchanathan at 786.469.4789 or ppncha@miamidade.gov.
  • FLIPANY Visit www.flipany.org for more information and to register; a free, one-time healthy food demo event for parents is available for 50 or more participants. Contact Viktoriya Yudovina at 954.636.2388 or vyudovina@flipany.org.
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools Contact Berne Galvez at mgalvezberne@dadeschools.net.
  • Rayfield Family Literacy Contact Senetta Carter at 800.913.5481, 954.894.0518 or senettacar@aol.com.
  • Sisters for Abundant Living Download an application at www.sistersforabundantliving.com; Contact Courtney at 305.826.7900.
  • Village Youth Services In addition to free meals, Village Youth Services is also offering free nutrition education workshops. Contact Lamekka Noble at 305.621.5836 or info@villageyouth.org.
Grant Opportunities
Funding for Computer Labs!
The IGT After-School Advantage Program provides nonprofit community agencies and public schools with state-of-the-art computer labs. These computer centers are designed to provide inner-city children ages 5-15 with a meaningful yet fun learning experience during the critical after-school hours, in a safe environment. This initiative is meant to provide an otherwise unavailable educational experience and bridge the digital divide among at-risk children. By applying its knowledge and expertise to this type of program IGT hopes to increase children’s interest in careers in computers and provide them with the necessary tools to help them become more competitive in school and in today’s job market. Proposals are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis; click here for more information and application guidelines.
Career Opportunities
*Denotes new posting
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • Contract Manager To administer and monitor contracts for various programs and services funded by The Children's Trust. This position seeks candidates with project management and or business analyst experience in data-driven work environments. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with the development and management of the bid solicitation process; monitoring funded programs and services; participating in meetings and professional development activities; managing contract amendments and revisions; managing contract compliance; and examining and using data, processes and systems for organizational goal setting.
  • 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.
Clinical Assessment Therapist
Kristi House seeks a master's level clinical assessment therapist to provide clinical and wraparound assessments to child sexual abuse victims and their nonoffending parents/guardians. Responsibilities include initial intake assessment of all referred cases. For more information visit www.kristihouse.org/employment; email cover letter and résumé to jobs@kristihouse.org.
Director of Finance *
Gang Alternative seeks a director of finance to manage all financial tasks, operations and activities of the finance department; provide direction and support to accounting staff; and oversee and direct budgetary controls and preparation, a/p, cash management, purchasing, forecasting, financial reporting and audit functions. Master's degree in accounting, commerce or business management preferred, as is chartered accountant or similar. Minimum five years' experience in financial management and accounting, preferably in a nonprofit setting, also required. Email résumé to hr@myga.org.
HealthySteps Specialists
Community Health of South Florida seeks HealthySteps specialists. Must possess bachelor's degree in health science-related field with a focus on child development, specifically ages birth-5, and experience working with children and families; previous exposure or experience with the HealthySteps program preferred. Email résumé to cmaraoz@chisouthfl.org.
Speech Language Pathologist
Blossoms Developmental Pediatrics seeks a speech language pathologist to work in a multidisciplinary setting at Jackson Pediatric Center. This facility, a medical daycare, provides services to children ages birth-21 with diagnoses consisting of but not limited to genetic anomalies, cerebral palsy, feeding difficulties, Down syndrome, neurological conditions and developmental delays. Email résumé to vstrauss@gmail.com.
Teachers - Preschool
YMCA South Florida seeks preschool teachers for 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 fluency (English/Spanish) a plus. First aid/CPR certification required within first 30 days of employment. For more information and to apply, visit www.ymcasouthflorida.org.
Available Positions at Be Strong International *

  • Certified Teacher
  • Instructors
  • Photography Instructor
  • Site Supervisor

For more information and to apply click here or contact Celinda Hernandez at 305.969.7829 ext. 100.
Available Positions at the Institute for Child and Family Health *

  • Hourly Direct Mental Health Therapists - Licensed and Unlicensed To be responsible for but not limited to conducting intakes (licensed therapist), participating in monthly case staffing meetings and implementing therapeutic treatment plans for emotionally disturbed children/adolescents through individual, group therapy and behavioral management.
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager To be responsible for providing community-based case management services to assigned clients including but not limited to assessing client needs for services, advocating and linking to services and monitoring of services. All case management services must be provided in accordance with the Medicaid Mental Health Targeted Case Management Handbook, ICFH policies and procedures, and all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Postdoctoral Resident - United Way 0-5 To be responsible for providing therapy for young children (birth to 5 years old) and their families. Position is also responsible for completing psychological evaluations.

Email résumé to aballoveras@icfhinc.org.
Available Positions at Jewish Community Services

  • Licensed Therapist - Part-Time To provide individual and family therapy services to children and adults, including intakes, assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning, ongoing intervention and proper termination. Must be licensed, possess bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) and flexibility to work afternoons and evenings.
  • Literacy Tutor - Part-Time For its Girls Empowerment Initiative serving female youth ages 11-17. Responsibilities include providing enrichment and/or specialized help for students at school site so they can master necessary skills and strive for excellence in academics and beyond. Flexibility to work afternoons and evenings required.
  • Program Coordinator For its Girls Empowerment Initiative serving female youth ages 11-17. Position involves providing administrative oversight to the program as well as direct services such as individual and group counseling. License and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) preferred.

Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Le Jardin Community Center *

  • Head Start Teacher - $16.22-$18.27/hour
  • Head Start Teacher Assistant - $11.86-$14.17/hour
  • Family Worker - $15.17-$16.58/hour
  • Parenting Program Coordinator - TBD
  • Maintenance Technician - $11.68/hour

Positions located in Homestead and Florida City; rates of pay contingent upon education level. Email résumé to careers@lejardinccinc.org.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired *

  • Executive Assistant to the President/CEO To oversee the activities of the board of directors, maintain the executive calendar, prepare correspondence and documents, and review contracts for required signatures. Must possess bachelor's or associate degree, 3-5 years' executive assistant experience, excellent written/verbal communication skills and proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Job Services Specialist To provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment, job orientation and job search assistance, 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.
  • Manager of Donor Development To secure yearly gifts from individual donors to meet fundraising goals. Must possess bachelor's degree from accredited institution and two years' significant fundraising experience.
  • Marketing and Event Coordinator To be responsible for special events and marketing efforts promoting the programs, events and services of the organization. Must possess bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or related field and ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English; related experience preferred.
  • Teacher Assistant To provide support and assistance to the Lighthouse Learning pre-K program's daily operations. Requirements include DCF and Birth Through Five FCCPC credentials.
  • Vision Mobile Technician To assist with implementation of the eye health/vision care program, drive the eye care mobile unit and assist optometrist with examinations. Must possess high school diploma (associate degree preferred) and proficiency in computers; experience driving a bus/van preferred.
  • Vision Program Coordinator To be responsible for scheduling and managing day-to-day office and clinical operations for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program. Must possess minimum high school diploma (associate degree preferred); one year experience working with database and running queries/reports (experience working in a medical office preferred); and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).

Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Center Director - Part-Time
  • Community Involvement Specialist
  • Early Head Start Educator
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Head Start Educator
  • Licensed School Psychologist

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit jobs.dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education *

  • Clerical - Hourly
  • Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Interpreters
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Workers

For complete job descriptions and requirements, contact Kelli Hunter-Sheppard, Ph.D., at khunter@dadeschools.net.
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