Weekly Provider Bulletin
January 30, 2019
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Attention Early Learning Educators: Earn More at Your Current Job *
The Child Care WAGE$ FLORIDA program is now available to ALL early learning programs in Miami-Dade! Operated by the Children’s Forum and funded by The Children's Trust, WAGE$ provides education-based salary supplements to teachers working with children ages birth to 5 (center directors to not qualify). Designed to increase the quality of child care programs, WAGE$ rewards teachers based on their level of education and retention with their program. To learn more about WAGE$, visit www.wages-fl.org; click here to see WAGE$ eligibility requirements; click here to apply to the WAGE$ program.
Parenting: Content Area Team Program Observations
Our content area team (CAT) members will be visiting Trust-funded parenting programs individually to conduct program observations; these visits will take place between February 4 and March 22. CAT members have been trained to implement the initiative-specific observation tool with fidelity in order to capture your program's strengths and discuss opportunities for improvement. In order for them to properly coordinate and schedule multiple site visits within this short period of time, all relevant providers were asked to submit a final version of their schedule to their contract manager no later than January 25. All relevant providers also received an initiative-specific email with additional guidance regarding their CAT observation visit.
Project RISE: Upcoming Trainings

  • Active Learning Friday, February 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Children's Trust
  • Ask-Listen-Encourage Friday, February 15, 1:30-4:30 p.m., The Children's Trust
  • Cooperative Learning Monday, March 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., location TBA

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

  • An Administrators Overview of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) * Friday, February 8, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • Structures for Success * Friday, February 22, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33157
  • Discovering Inclusion Training - ONLINE Discovering Inclusion is an introductory workshop for staff with little or no previous knowledge about children and youth with disabilities and inclusion. It includes an introduction to various types of disabilities, identifying the benefits of inclusion for all, using People First Language and respectful etiquette, and the characteristics of an inclusive program. There is also an opportunity to explore personal beliefs and values.

Help Us Select a 2019 Champion for Children!
Do you know an amazing staff member or colleague who deserves a round of applause? Nominate them for our new MONTHLY Exemplary Service Award ! Extended to exceptional employees of Trust-funded programs or initiatives, this honor is given to individuals who serve as an inspiration to their colleagues; provide direct service to children and families as their primary duty; and perform their work in a way that exemplifies that the human element makes a genuine difference in the lives of others. (Nominees may not be a manager or executive director.) Winners will be publicly announced and recognized, and comprise the pool from which we'll select the recipient of the 2019 Champions for Children Excellence Award for Direct Service to Children and Families. Click here to nominate someone wonderful today.
From Our Friends
Join Sandy Hook Promise's National Say Something Week
During the week of February 25 - March 1, thousands of schools and youth organizations will participate in National Say Something Week. Say Something raises awareness of school violence and suicide, and educates students and the community through training, advertising, public proclamations, contests and school awards. This week reinforces the power young people have to prevent tragedies and save lives when they "say something" to a trusted adult, and local schools and youth groups are strongly encouraged to participate. Visit www.sandyhookpromise.org/saysomethingweek for more information and to register your school or organization. 
Make a Real Difference in Your Community - CLEAR Miami is Recruiting!
Catalyst Miami is recruiting for its next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy and Resilience. This is a FREE 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice and climate resilience, specific to Miami-Dade County. Course will be held starting on Tuesday, February 12, at Miami Dade College's Wolfson campus. Dinner, a youth class and translation are all provided at no charge. Overtown residents are strongly encouraged to apply; graduates will be eligible for two fellowships which will provide funding and technical assistance to implement a community project. Click here to apply.
Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference - Free Registration Open!
The Center for Children and Families at FIU Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference  is happening  February 20-22, 2019 . This is the leading interdisciplinary conference that presents state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions for mental health and educational problems in children and adolescents. During the three-day conference, practitioners will attend keynote talks and workshops to learn hands-on evidence-based strategies for diverse child mental health topics including bullying, the psychological aftermath of school shootings, adolescent suicide, resilience in childhood, school-based mentoring and more.
For more information visit  ccf.fiu.edu/micamh . Trust-sponsored attendance slots are available for Trust-funded agencies,  only ; if you'd like to register at no cost, please email  micamh@fiu.edu  with your name and agency name, and indicate whether you'd like to attend all three days or only one day of the conference. A code will be provided to Trust-funded agencies to register at no cost.
Grant Writing Certificate - Center for Nonprofit Management
Miami Dade College Continuing Education and Professional Development announces grant writing courses. Students will acquire hands-on experience and skills to research funding opportunities, create community partnerships, write letters of commitment and submit grant proposals. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply what they are learning and receive feedback from experts. For more information call 305.237.1019; register at Miami Dade College - North Campus, Room 1125, or online at www.mdc.edu/registration.
Nonprofit Staffing Resource
ReServe Elder Service is a national, innovative nonprofit that places experienced professionals age 50 and older with local nonprofits, CBOs and public institutions such as schools, parks and libraries, for social good. Broad range of talent available that can support your organization's efforts in capacity building, grants, administration, financial management, education, poverty fighting and many other much needed services. Visit www.reserveinc.org or call 786.708.9299 for more information.
Grant Opportunities
Grant Funding Available *
The City of Miami Beach announces the availability of FY 2019/20 HOME and CDBG funds and will accept applications from qualified entities for the following activities:

  • Public Services
  • Non-Public Services such as capital projects that address infrastructure needs, and the creation and retention of affordable housing

To request an application email marcelarubio@miamibeachfl.gov or cristinacabrera@miamibeachfl.gov; additional information can be found at www.miamibeachfl.gov.
Career Opportunities
Front Desk Receptionist *
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired seeks a front desk receptionist to oversee the reception area; assist clients, volunteers, visitors, guests and staff; answer main phone lines; transfer calls appropriately; enter information into database; and monitor entry and exit of all visitors. Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Inclusion Specialists *
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities seeks inclusion specialists to join its All Children Together team and work with Trust-funded agencies to increase their capacity to provide quality, inclusive programs. Responsibilities include engaging, training and coaching provider staff. Must possess bachelor's degree (master's preferred), minimum two years' related experience, excellent command of English, and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole). Annual salary: $40,000-$48,000. Email résumé to Helene Good at hgood@advocacynetwork.org.
Infant/Toddler Teachers *
Homestead YMCA preschool seeks teachers for its infant/toddler classrooms. Must possess National CDA; associate or bachelor's degree; previous experience with infants; 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.
Preschool Director *
Cornerstone Kids seeks a full-time preschool director for a year-round, 70-student, faith-based preschool at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Cutler Bay; responsibilities include supervising 15 teachers and aides. Must possess a FL state director's credential with VPK endorsement; ability to assume position by early March, 2019; outgoing personality; ability to relate to both young children and adults; and a servant's heart. For more information, contact Reverend Paul Cook at 305.235.6651 ext. 102 or pcook@cornerstonemiami.org.
Review Specialist *
Florida Foster Care Review seeks a review specialist for its Citizen Review Panel (CRP) program. Responsibilities include preparing and overseeing Citizen Review Panel hearings; capturing review data; producing CRP's report for the court; helping to manage and train CRP volunteers; and attending court hearings and child welfare meetings/events as required. Must possess bachelor’s degree in social work or related field; minimum three years’ child welfare/dependency court experience; and excellent writing skills. For complete job description, requirements and to apply, visit www.fostercarereview.org.
Family Support Specialist
Gang Alternative seeks a family support specialist to work with families in their homes to optimize physical, mental and emotional well-being through improving clients' knowledge of child development and parenting skills to reduce family stress, and meeting parent needs using family nurturing approaches. Responsibilities include conducting intakes and needs assessments; developing family support plans; and making referrals to community resources. Must possess bachelor's degree in social work or related field and at least one year of experience working with families. Email résumé to hr@myga.org.
Parenting Instructor
Family Resource Center of South Florida seeks a parenting instructor to be responsible for all aspects of teaching the Nurturing Parenting curriculum. Must possess master’s degree in social work, counseling, education or related field, or bachelor's degree with relevant experience; Nurturing Parenting certification; excellent writing skills; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email résumé to ffondrose@frcflorida.org; include Parenting Instructor – Applicant Name on the subject line.
Teacher Assistant - Part-Time
Mount Sinai Medical Center seeks a part-time teacher assistant for its child care center; this is an entry-level assistant position. Must possess high school diploma, degree in early childhood, an FCCPC or national CDA experience; and minimum one year successful, documentable experience in a child care setting. DCF 45 hours and first aid/pediatric CPR preferred (if not, must begin training within 90 days of hire). Email résumé to s-casa@msmc.com.
The Center for Independent Living of South Florida seeks a tutor for adults with disabilities enrolled in vocational education, adult basic education or GED classes in basic math and/or reading and writing. Flexible hours based on student needs; must be available at least two days/week between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Must possess bachelor's degree or associate degree plus vocational education certificate; excellent math, reading and writing skills; and exemplary communication and instructional skills. Email résumé to larry@cilsf.org.
Available Positions at Children's First Preschool Early Learning Center

  • Toddler Staff
  • Two-year-old Staff
  • VPK Staff

Must be enthusiastic and passionate about children, and possess first aid and CPR certification; FCCPC/CDA; ability to speak, read and write in English (bilingual fluency a plus); outstanding customer service skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask; and be at least 21 years of age.

  • Aftercare Staff
  • Camp Staff

Must possess first aid/CPR certification and DCF 45 hours.

Email résumé to tcfpelc@gmail.com.
Available Positions at the Children's Home Society of Florida

Available Positions at the Institute for Child & Family Health

• Administrative Assistant
• Developmental Specialist II
• Functional Family Therapist
• Mental Health and Developmental Clinician
• Mental Health Targeted Case Manager
• Mental Health Therapist – Bilingual
• Program Coordinator Therapist
• Program Supervisor

Available Positions at Jewish Community Services

  • Care Coordinator * For MyFLVet, its veteran support helpline. Primary responsibilities include applying the tools developed in your own recovery/experiences, as well as the philosophy and values of the Florida Peer Network, in order to build mutuality with veterans assigned to care coordination. Must be a U.S. veteran of a branch of the United States Military Forces including the Coast Guard and National Guard (retired or reservist).
  • Resource Specialist * For MyFLVet, its veteran support helpline. Primary responsibilities include applying the tools developed in your own recovery/experiences, as well as the philosophy and values of the Florida Peer Network, in order to build connections with Veteran-serving agencies to better develop and manage resource information. Must be a U.S. veteran of a branch of the United States Military Forces including the Coast Guard and National Guard (retired or reservist).
  • Say Something Crisis Counselor * To field incoming tips from middle and high school students in participating school districts via the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System. The Say Something counselor will perform diverse functions to assist individuals, including assessing and reporting tips; providing crisis assistance, emotional support and crisis response; and conducting safety planning.

Email résumé to cpatterson@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Le Jardin Community Center

  • Head Start Teacher Assistant
  • Licensed Mental Health Consultant - Contract

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

  • Audiologists - Part-/Full-Time
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Interpreters
  • Clerical - Hourly
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • School Psychologists - Part-/Full-Time
  • School Social Workers (Certified and/or Licensed) - Part-/Full-Time
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Teachers with Experience in Special Education - Part-/Full-Time

Email résumé to Ava Goldman at agoldman@dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Prosperity Social & Community Development Group

  • Case Manager * To provide comprehensive assessments for individual clients and facilitate group sessions for youth participating in the N.O.W. Project. Must possess bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and independent project management skills; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole) preferred.
  • Job Developer * To facilitate job readiness training program for high school youth and create partnerships with community businesses. Must possess minimum associate degree in public relations, communications, social work, education or related field; and previous experience working with youth. bilingual fluency (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole) preferred. 
  • Youth Counselor * To provide supervision and homework assistance to students grades K-5 with English as their second language in its after-school and summer programs. Must possess high school diploma or GED, and previous experience working with youth K-5; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole) preferred.

Email résumé to Tanya Mejia at tanyam@p-scdg.org.
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