Weekly Provider Bulletin
July 19, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
Volunteers Needed for The Children's Trust 2017 Family Expo
Our FREE Family Expo is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year, and we're looking for volunteers to lend a hand! Taking place on Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition, the event attracts hundreds of child and family services exhibitors sharing vital information with approximately 15,000 visitors. The day is also marked by a slew of fun activities for kids, including interactive games, a robotics room, live musical performances, face painters, and arts and crafts, to name just a few.
 
As a volunteer, you'll have a great time at the event; receive complimentary lunch, refreshments and snacks; and log in community service hours (if needed). Sign up online at www.thechildrenstrust.org no later than Wednesday, August 30. We look forward to seeing you there!
New Views in
Trust Central

Trust Central contracting screens with more than one entry are now being presented as a grid, rather than as a long list of fields. The information previously entered will still be there, but the options for editing will be slightly different. This update will impact all screens that allow multiple entries (meaning they include an “Add More” option). Screens that will present this new appearance include: Participants, Sites, Activities, Staffing and Participant Outcomes.

On the current Activities screen in Trust Central (see Before, above), each entry is presented as a vertical list of fields. Entries have a “Delete” option to the right, and there is an “Add More” option at the bottom, following all of the entries. 

The new version of the Activities screen (see After, above) will present in a grid, showing one row per entry. In this new format, you will see summary information in the grid and have the ability to select any entry to view and/or update the details. This new grid view makes it easier to review screens with multiple entries, allowing users to focus on one entry at a time.
Metrics Year 1 Implementation Survey
The Children’s Trust is committed to collecting external feedback in order to continuously improve our systems and processes, and we’d love your feedback on the first year of our program metrics implementation. Kindly take a moment to complete this survey, and pass it along to any staff members that have interacted with any aspect of program metrics. We thank you in advance for your time!
Summer CAT Observation Feedback Now Available!
The Trust thanks all our summer camp providers for their cooperation in completing our CAT observations these past few weeks. All CAT observations are now available in the Metrics Station in Trust Central. To support our program metrics framework of continuous learning and improvement, we encourage providers to utilize the recommendations provided to improve program quality and success. Click here to download a guide on how to access CAT observation feedback.
Parenting (PAR) Data Quality Checks Have Been Completed
As part of our efforts to ensure data accuracy, The Trust has just completed data quality checks for all parenting (PAR) programs. Please note that these are NOT formal reviews, but another way for us to make sure we’re working with the most up-to-date and accurate information possible. Contract managers will be emailing providers these reports, along with a step-by-step guide to help identify and correct any data errors. Remember, your SAMIS data must be corrected by August 15!
SPARK Training
A SPARK training will be held on Saturday, July 22, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., at Homestead YMCA Family Center, 1034 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030. If your agency implements SPARK for its summer or school year programming, the staff member who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. Registration required; reserve your spot via our community calendar. Additional questions may be directed to Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org.

Injury Prevention Training
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.

  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, July 26, 3-4 p.m., 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, July 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136

Visit www.thechildrenstrust.org for full descriptions and registration information.

The Advocacy Network on Disabilities - Upcoming Trainings
For free workshops about inclusion and serving children and youth with disabilities, view the calendar, read training descriptions and register online at www.advocacynetwork.org/training/calendar. All PowerPoints and supplemental training materials can be found at www.advocacynetwork.org/training.

  • An Administrator's Overview of the ADA Thursday, July 20, 9 a.m. - noon, Boys and Girls Club of Miami-Dade, 2805 SW 32nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33133
  • Discovering Inclusion - LAST one of the summer! Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m. - noon, Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
    Questions? Contact Virginia Infante at 305.596.1160 ext. 260 or vinfante@advocacynetwork.org.


Project RISE Trainings for After-School and Youth Enrichment Providers

  • Literacy Assessment: ORF Wednesday, August 16, 1-3:30 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room TBD
  • Fitness Outcome: PACER Thursday, August 17, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room TBD
  • Effective Literacy Instruction - Online
  • Literacy Assessment: Maze - Online
  • Literacy Assessment: ORF - Online (recertification only)
  • Fitness Assessment: PACER - Online (recertification only)
  • Effective Behavior Management 101 - Online
  • Homework Assistance in After-School - Online

Register at www.collabornation.net/login/projectrise; click here to download a pdf of the 2016-17 training schedule in its entirety. 

FREE Summer Meals for Children & Youth
Summer BreakSpot, a program that provides free meals to children and youth ages birth-18 in participating summer programs, is underway. We encourage ALL children and youth summer program providers to contact available sponsors today to secure participation at each of their program 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 sites as “open sites,” where children and youth ages birth-18 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 Christina Sudduth at csudduth@flimpact.org for more information.

Summer BreakSpot Sponsors

  • 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, and will also serve as an open site itself, serving breakfast (8:30-9:30 a.m.) and lunch (noon - 1 p.m.) to children and youth at its offices at 8100 NW 17 Avenue, Miami, FL  33147. Contact Anna Jackson at 305.308.0542. 
  • Community Action Agency Contact Rani Panchanathan at 786.469.4789 or ppancha@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
From Our Friends
FREE Training: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
Kristi House announces a workshop on commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). Discussion will include a general overview of CSEC, its impact on children, tips for identifying and engaging victims, and the services needed to help victims heal and reintegrate into mainstream society. To be held today, Wednesday, July 26, 2-5 p.m., at Kristi House, 1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Click here for more information; email mcrodriguez@kristihouse.org to reserve your space.

FREE Training: Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior
Some children display intrusive, aggressive or coercive sexual behaviors, and research suggests that up to half of all child sexual abuse involves children acting out on other children. Kristi House announces a free workshop that will provide participants with an understanding of sexual behavior problems versus normal sexual development, and appropriate ways to respond. To be held on Friday, July 28, 2-4:30 p.m., at Kristi House, 1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Click here for more information; call 305.547.6834 or email dthompson@kristihouse.org to reserve your space.

Training: Nurturing Parenting Facilitator - 12 CEUs!
The Postpartum Healing and Education Center announces a Nurturing Parenting Facilitator training, to be held August 28-30 at Carlos Albizu University. Training fee is $280 and includes 12 CEUs for LCSWs, LMHCs and LMFTs. To register, contact Ana Romero at 305.450.8445 or aromero@postpartumeducation.com.

Grant Opportunities
Up to $100K + Expert Support for Your Community Changing Program
Social Venture Partners Miami seeks innovative programs that are making a meaningful, measurable impact in the areas of economic opportunity and affordability, education, health or the environment. Organizations selected through the SVP Miami Investee Program are provided with up to 100,000 and pro bono expert support over the course of several years to create a growth strategy and implementation plan, with a focus on strengthening organizational infrastructure and diversifying income streams to achieve maximum social impact. Click here to download an Investee Program application containing program details, eligibility requirements and deadlines. Letters of Interest must be submitted by TODAY, Wednesday, July 26, at 5 p.m. ET.

Driving for a Cause Grant Program - Deadline Fast Approaching!
Homestead-Miami Speedway is currently accepting applications for financial gifts to be awarded to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations that focus on youth and education, as part of its 2017 Driving for a Cause grant program. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, July 28, at 5 p.m. ET. For submission guidelines and applications, visit www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com/drivingforacause.

Community Health Grant Opportunity from Florida Blue
The Florida Blue Foundation announces a grant opportunity in the area of improving consumer health. Informational conference call sessions are being held this Friday, July 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m., and on Monday, July 24, 10-11 a.m. To participate, call 800.882.3610 and enter pass code 2871940# when prompted. Grant application deadline is on Thursday, August 31. For more details on this funding opportunity and a link to an application, click here. Additional questions may be directed to floridabluefoundation@floridablue.com or 800.477.3746, ext. 63215.

Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Administrative Assistant 
Citrus Health Network seeks an administrative assistant. Must possess minimum high school diploma (associate degree preferred); knowledge of and ability to handle standard business formats, business forms and office procedures; and computer proficiency, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point. responsibilities include coordinating and communicating meetings and trainings to staff; maintaining inventory of supplies for program; and assisting with the preparation of monthly reports and audits. Email résumé to emmad@citrushealth.com

Program Coordinator *
The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine seeks a program coordinator to join its NeighborhoodHELP team of professionals. Full job description, requirements and application guidelines can be found at careers.fiu.edu; reference job ID# 513643. 

Available Positions at the Advocate Program 
  • Care Coordinator To provide home-based services to families with exposure to high conflict and/or domestic violence. Must possess bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field; minimum two years’ experience working with target population; and knowledge of community resources. Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole) preferred. 
  • Mental Health Consultant To provide home-based services to families with exposure to high conflict and/or domestic violence. Must possess master’s degree in social work, psychology or related field; strong clinical assessment skills; and minimum two years’ experience working with children and families. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.  
Email résumé to jobs@advocateprogram.org

Available Positions at the Center for Family & Child Enrichment 

  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner To examine patients, take medical histories and maintain patient records. Must possess valid license and two years’ experience.
  • Clinical Therapist To provide consistent individual and/or family therapy to clients while developing and maintaining an appropriate treatment plan. Ideal candidate will possess a master’s degree in a behavioral science discipline; a license in a related field (LMCH, LCSW or LMFT); and two years’ experience conducting therapy. Compensation based on piece rate for billable services.
  • Dependency Case Manager To be responsible for identifying and assessing client and family needs as a result of allegations of abuse or neglect by caretakers, with the ultimate goal of permanency. Ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree in a related field and a minimum of two years’ experience working with children in a similar capacity.
  • Family Practice Physician - Part-Time To evaluate, diagnose and treat patients. Must possess minimum two years’ experience; board certified preferred.
  • Medical Assistant Ideal candidate will be certified as a medical assistant and possess minimum one year experience. 

Email résumé to careers@cfceinc.org.

Available Positions at Gang Alternative *
  • Case Manager For the navigational case management of participants in the Department of Labor’s re-entry program, an initiative to help justice-involved young adults (ages 18-24) in high-crime/high-poverty communities obtain better jobs. Responsibilities include preparation of individual career and development plans, and case management. Must possess minimum bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field (master’s preferred) and three years’ experience in counseling and case management.
  • Instructor - Part-Time For the organization’s Guiding the Path to Success program. Responsibilities include creating a positive, enriching academic environment; working independently with scholars; assisting with daily homework; administering assessment testing; following daily activity schedule; maintaining a clean, safe area; and attending necessary trainings. Must be a high school graduate and possess basic computer skills and bilingual fluency (English/Creole or English/Spanish). Must also obtain Florida Child Care Professional Certificate.
  • Job Developer/Employment Specialist To provide meaningful employment opportunities to eligible participants of the Department of Labor’s re-entry program. Responsibilities include providing support to program participants in developing/navigating career pathways; workforce activities leading to apprenticeship, work experience and employment placement; linking participants to employers; and engaging employers/industry partners to support participants' advancement. Minimum bachelor's degree in business administration or related degree preferred, as well as two years’ experience  delivering employability training.
  • Program Manager To maintain operational responsibility implementing the Department of Labor’s re-entry program, helping justice-involved young adults (ages 18-24) re-enter the labor market. responsibilities include day-to-day program management; overseeing contracts and documentation; monitoring performance; coordinating program staff; and ensuring that objectives and outcomes are met while maintaining compliance. Minimum bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and two years’ experience in restorative justice, offender services or related field required.
Email résumé and cover letter to hr@myga.org
Available Positions at Our Little Ones Learning Center

  • Curriculum Specialist - Head Start Must possess minimum B.S. in early childhood education, early childhood special education or child development (master’s preferred); proficiency in both verbal and written English; and minimum two years’ experience in a leadership and/or supervisory position.
  • Head Start Teacher * Must possess associate degree or higher in early childhood education; two years’ experience; and complete FCCPE with DCF training certificates and credentials, along with VPK courses.
  • Teacher Assistant * Must possess associate degree or CDA with 18 credit hours in early childhood education, and DCF training certificates and credentials along with VPK courses.
Email résumé to info@ourlittleones.org or fax to 305.754.8985.
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