June 2, 2021

The Children's Trust Announces
* New or updated
Call to Submit Nominations for Champions for Children Awards Extended *
Nominations for the 2021 David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children Award and the Excellence in Direct Service Award have been extended until Sunday, June 6.
Thank You for Submitting Your Provider Survey *
Appreciations to the more than 1,500 provider staff who submitted, getting us to about a 35% response rate! Your input will help us improve the supports and resources we offer you in support of program quality. The 20 gift card winners will be contacted at the email where you received the survey this week by Sabrina Voltaire to request your mailing address to send you the gift card by next week.
Get Going with Summer Battle of the Books *
Motivate your campers to read and register for the biggest competition of the summer, The Battle of the Books, by visiting StayHome.Miami/Battle for activities, videos and registration. Encourage your campers to join us for the Battle of the Books on July 22 at 6:45 p.m. for performances, prizes, read-alouds, and the battle to become the next Great Book Warrior! Your K-5 campers will each receive a grade level book at the June 10 Trust distribution and continue to encourage them to participate in activities leading up to the final battle.
Funding Recommendations Posted
Funding Recommendations for Request for Proposals (RFP) #2021-06 Early Childhood Community Research Demonstration Projects have been posted in the Resources section of the solicitation and on The Children's Trust website.
UM Team COACH Live Virtual Training: Finding Stress Management Strategies that Work for You
Months of coping with the stressors of quarantines, shutdowns, losses, uncertainty and anxiety are taking a toll on our emotional health. If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, you are not alone! In this virtual training, you will learn and practice strategies to calm your body and mind. We’ll practice different stress reduction techniques so you are able to identify strategies that resonate with you. This training is appropriate for front-line providers serving families and takes place. June 9, 10-11a.m.
UM Team COACH Communities of Practice
UM Team COACH is now offering various Communities of Practice for Parenting Program providers! Join a community where members support one another, share best practices and deepen their knowledge. All of the following CoPs are appropriate for direct service providers and supervisors of Parenting Programs and are currently being offered virtually. If you have any questions, please contact teamcoach@miami.edu.

Parent Stressors & Barriers - In this CoP, we will be identifying key stressors and barriers your families may currently be facing, as well as identifying and practicing strategies to solve these barriers. Topics will vary. This CoP will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 11am-12pm. Click here to sign up!

Creating Support Networks & Community Outreach/Recruitment - In this CoP, we will work collaboratively to create networks of outreach and referrals across parenting providers in the community. You will have the opportunity to get to know other community providers, share information, and support one another. Virtual recruitment will be an ongoing topic. This CoP will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 10-11am. Click here to sign up!
Update the Children's Trust Logo
Providers 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 Trust logo, visit the Media Kit & Logos page on the Trust website:
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities Training Opportunities
Wednesday, June 23, 9:30 a.m-12 p.m.
An Administrator's Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Are you an Administrator, site director, 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.
Always available online:

  • Discovering Inclusion & Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1.

Is your program looking for coaching, technical assistance, or other help with inclusion? Contact your Inclusion Specialist. Not sure who it is? Contact Pat Donovan at pdonovan@advocacynetwork.org.

It is the policy of The Advocacy Network on Disabilities to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in an accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in Advocacy Network on Disabilities trainings, please contact Pat Donovan, 305.204.2644 (cell) or pdonovan@advocacynetwork.org at least one week in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)
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 via Zoom. Visit The Children's Trust Academy for full descriptions, meeting info and registration information.

Car Passenger Safety, Tuesday, June 8; 1-3 p.m.
Home Safety Training & Education, Thursday, June 10, 1-2:30 p.m.
Suicide Prevention Training, Tuesday, June 15; 3-5 p.m.
Water Safety Training, Friday, June 18; 1-2:30 p.m.
Car Passenger Safety, Tuesday, June 22; 1-3 p.m.
Home Safety Training & Education, Thursday, June 24; 1-2:30 p.m.

Poisoning Safety Training, Tuesday, June 29, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Prepare for a Successful Summer with Trainings from Project RISE
Project RISE is offering to help providers prepare for a successful summer by offering these training opportunities:

  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction: June 3, from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction: June 15, from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Please make sure to register for these trainings in Trust Academy ASAP to guarantee your spot.
Become a Foster Parent
Hundreds of kids and teens in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are in need of safe, loving homes through no fault of their own due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Citrus Family Care Network is looking for people who want to change the life of a child. Open your home and your heart, "Become a Foster Parent."

For more information call 1.855.786.KIDS (5437), or Ben Morales at 305.608.9640, or visit:
Inspiring Stories Welcomed!
Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been doing inspiring, life-changing and heroic work to provide for the children and families of Miami-Dade during the coronavirus pandemic. Please continue the good work and make sure to share their stories social media while tagging us. Also, don't forget to email your stories and latest triumphs!
From Other Agencies
Free Webinars from Kristi House Education *
Join community service providers at these free, upcoming online trainings:

  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior: June 8
  • Human Trafficking of Boys & Men: June 17

For more info and to register click below:
M-DCPS Summer of Synergy 2021 Parents: Strength Reimagined *
This year’s 2nd Annual M-DCPS Synergy Summer Institute for Parents/Caregivers is taking place during the month of July. Registration is now open for the live interactive virtual sessions that begin the week of July 12. Topics include: Social Emotional Learning, Gifted Learners, Challenging Behaviors, Mindfulness, iReady, ESE, Parental Engagement and more.

Register below or call 305.271.8257 or email tpa1@dadeschools.net for more information.
Summer Enrichment Program at AYUDA, Inc. *
AYUDA, a Children's Trust provider, is offering Summer Enrichment Program at Kiddie Ranch, 2470 NW 14 Street, Miami, FL 33125, June 14 - August 13 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. breakfast, lunch and snacks. Field trips, arts & crafts, dance, social emotional learning, sports, reading & math tutoring and more! $100 per week includes 8 field trips. Call or email Anne-Marie Tristan at 305.240.6228, or email below:
Mindfulness Programs for Educators, Social Workers, Parents and Youth
School's almost out! Time to collectively exhale! Mindful Kids Miami has summer programs available starting June 10.

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (for adults with symptoms of depression)
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Mindful Teacher Training Program

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (14-18yo)
  • Making Friends with Yourself (11-14yo)
  • Tune in with Mindfulness (6-10yo)
Florida Department of Children and Families Offers Rental Assistance
The Department of Children and Families recently launched OUR Florida, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, that will benefit Floridians who have suffered due to the pandemic’s economic impact on working-class families. OUR Florida, or Opportunities for Utilities and Rental Assistance, is now accepting applications for families in need of aid, regardless of their city of residence, at OURFlorida.com. The program focuses on low-income renters whose household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which varies by county. The program will prioritize renters with income at or below 50% AMI and/or families who have experienced unemployment within the past 90 days.

Floridians who rent their homes are eligible if they:
  • Earn an income at or below 80% of the AMI; and
  • Have qualified for unemployment, experienced a loss of income, incurred significant costs or faced financial hardships due to the recent public health emergency; and
  • Are at risk of losing their home or are living in unstable or unhealthy conditions.
Free Parenting Program from the Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center is currently recruiting for its parenting program, Nurturing Parenting Program®, which is a free 16-week program for court mandated and voluntary parents/caregivers of children under the age of 12 years old. For more information call Rosario Hidalgo-Vargas at 305.960.5558 or write her at the email below.
Career Opportunities
Research Analyst at The Children's Trust *

The Research and Evaluation Analyst is a critical member of both cross- and inter-departmental teams at The Children’s Trust who engages in proactive problem-solving and critical thinking/analysis related to the design and effectiveness of various child, youth and family services. Primary responsibilities include: contributing to effective program and systems designs for The Children’s Trust’s priority investments in child, youth and family services; designing and maintaining sound data collection tools and systems to capture meaningful program, operational and community data in a user-friendly, accessible manner; and analyzing and making meaning from available data to tell our stories using compelling visualizations and reports with an intentional focus on the specific audience and purpose of the message.
Available Positions at University of Miami Mailman Center *

The University of Miami Mailman Center is looking for two full-time staff to support two capacity building programs for providers who work with children and families in Miami-Dade County, both funded by The Children’s Trust. The managers, provider support & development, will establish, grow, and maintain relationships with stakeholders and community agencies in Miami-Dade, provide coaching and technical assistance to providers, and facilitate conversations related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will have knowledge of local communities and neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County – knowledge of The Children’s Trust ecosystem is a plus!
Available Positions at United Way *

Join the United Way of Miami-Dade team to help fight for a stronger Miami. Help make a difference in the community. Open positions :

  • Administrator, HR & A.P
  • Infant Toddler Teacher (multiple sites)
  • Specialist I, Family Engagement
  • Associate Director, Development 

Please visit the link below for more information:
Summer Camp Counselor at Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade *

Do you want to experience the fun of a summer camp and get paid? Do you want a job where you can wear shorts? Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has an urgent need for summer camp counselors who are willing to help give children an awesome summer.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade provides fun, engaging and sometimes even educational programming at 4 summer camp locations in Miami-Dade County. Our summer camp counselors are encouraged to not only lead the programs but to participate.

Counselors must be available to work June 14 - August 6. Send resume to email below:
Director of Development at GableStage *

GableStage, a regional theatre in Coral Gables is seeking a director of development. The candidate must have experience in fundraising with foundations, corporations and individuals. In addition, coordinating fundraising activities is essential. Total compensation is competitive. If you meet these qualifications and are looking for an exciting opportunity with a dynamic organization please contact Ms. Bari Newport at 678.525.4114 or the email below:
Available Positions at the Advocate Program *

Lead Child and Family Specialist *
Advocate Program is seeking a full time lead child & family specialist to provide home based services to families with exposure to high conflict and/or domestic violence. Position must have supervisory skills and strong clinical assessment skills with a minimum of two years working with children and families. Bilingual: English/Spanish, English/Creole. Master’s degrees in social work, psychology or related field. Licensed Required.

Care Coordinator *
Advocate Program is seeking a full time care coordinator to provide home based services to children and their families with exposure to high conflict and/or domestic violence. Applicant must have knowledge of Miami-Dade community resources, and a minimum of two years working with target population. Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole. Bachelor degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field.
Teacher and Teacher Assistant at Jay's Learning Center I *

Teacher and teacher assistant position available at Jay's Learning Center I, Inc located at 1111 NW 55 Street, Miami, FL. 33127. Teachers must have DCF 45 hours and FCCPC/CDA. Teacher assistants must have minimum DCF 45 hours.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade College *

Program Professional at Padron Campus*
Independently oversee and lead all Padrón Campus iCED civic learning and democratic engagement programming (includes academic service-learning, America Reads tutoring, the Civic Action Scorecard, community-campus partnerships, voter engagement, awards, etc.). Supervise several student workers.
Compensation is between $22 - $26 an hour DOE; M-F, flexible hours, 25 hours a week. Requires a bachelor's degree and 3 years of related experience. The position is for applicants who want part-time for a minimum of 2 years.

Program Coordinator at Kendall Campus *
Assist iCED Kendall Campus Program Manager with iCED civic learning and democratic engagement programming (includes academic service-learning, America Reads tutoring, the Civic Action Scorecard, community-campus partnerships, voter engagement, awards, etc.). Supervise several student workers.
$17.93/hour flat rate; M-F, flexible hours, 20-25 hours a week. Requires a bachelor's degree and 3 years of related experience. The position is for applicants who want part-time for a minimum of 2 years.
Child Therapist at Lotus House Women's Shelter

Candidates must have experience working with individuals with histories of complex trauma, medical and mental health issues, and developmental needs and delays. Master's in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy and excellent engagement skills required. Licensed professional and certification and training in PCIT, TF-CBT, and/or CPP preferred. Experience with LGBTQ+ children and/or adolescents preferred. Motivational interviewing experience a plus.
Data & Reporting Analyst at Breakthrough Miami

The Data & Reporting Analyst is responsible for designing, implementing and strengthening data collection tools, and managing and maintaining databases to assess the effectiveness of programming, and student and alumni development. Analyze outcomes data, and other relevant metrics, to provide insights, drive data-informed decision making, and develop unified reporting and analysis of all organizational activities. The Data & Reporting Analyst will lead a culture of continuous improvement, which will include professional development and training, and ongoing support to team members.
The individual in this role is organized, inquisitive and driven, with strong data and quantitative skills and experience with Salesforce.
Teacher and Teacher Assistant at Rainbow Intergenerational Learning Center

Teacher and Teacher Assistant positions available for both our Little Havana and our South Beach locations. Teachers must have DCF 45 hours and FCCPC/CDA. Teacher assistants must have minimum DCF 45 hours.
Open Positions at Centro Mater

Centro Mater Child Care Services, Inc. / Centro Mater West has the following open positions:

  • After-School Counselor - 7 Part Time position available; High School or GED required.
  • Caregiver - Full Time position available; NCDA in Infant/Toddler required.
  • Teacher Aide - Full Time / Part Time positions available, High School or GED required.

If you are interested any of this positions please click below under the “Careers” tab.
Available Positions at Girl Power 

The agency is anticipating the development and opening of Mama Hattie’s House, Social, Educational and Residential Complex and as such is preparing for the upcoming multi-million-dollar capital campaign. Mama Hattie’s House will offer a home-away-from-home for girls who are at risk of sex trafficking, aging out of foster care, exiting detention, or transiting from homelessness, abuse and neglect.
Afterschool Counselors Position at Kidworks USA

Kidworks USA seeks to hire responsible individuals for the position of an after-school/summer camp counselor. Individual must possess or begin the process of having the DCF 45 hours training, a high school diploma, and experience with children. Duties required for this position would include, but are not limited to supervising children, assisting students with their homework, and other extracurricular activities such as STEM, Dance, PE and Drones. Salary depends on credentials & experience.
Jewish Community Services is Seeking Clinicians

Jewish Community Services of South Florida is seeking both full-time and part-time clinicians to provide direct services to children, adolescents, adults and families in the assigned offices and via telehealth. The position requires the ability to perform clinical documentation, statistics, and data reporting.
Master’s degree from an accredited university in Mental Health Counseling, 3+ years of clinical experience including experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT required.
Summer Camp Program Looking for a Literacy Teacher

Town Center Preschool is looking for a literacy teacher for summer camp. Position is 25 hours per week. Valid Florida Teaching Certificate a must. Candidate must undergo a Level 2 background screening. Please call Cristina de la Torre, Program Director for further details at 305.385.9981. Send resume to email below or fax to 305.385.9274.
Pre-K Teacher Needed at Grace United Learning Center

The Grace United Learning Center needs a full time Pre-K teacher position for 3 year old class available at Grace United Learning Center. This person needs to have a passion for teaching, creative abilities, excellent leadership and classroom management skills. This position starts August 1. Candidates must have 45 hour certification, CPR/First Aid, Background Screening and References. The center is located in Miami Gardens. Call 305.651.1947 x 202 for more information.
Available Positions at The Miami Foundation

The Miami Foundation is currently hiring for two opportunities:

  • Communications and Engagement Assistant – description here
  • Programs Associate – description here
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Family Service Case Specialist - Associates degree
  • Head Start Educator - Associates Degree in Early Childhood, CDA, 45 hrs DCF
  • Head Start Assistant - CDA in Pre-School or equivalent, 45 hrs DCF
  • Early Head Start Educator - Early Childhood classes, CDA in Infant/Toddler, 45 hrs DCF
  • Early Head Start Assistant - CDA in Infant/Toddler or equivalent, 45 hrs DCF

Click below to email resume:
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 resume and cover letter by clicking below.
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