Weekly Provider Bulletin
October 10, 2018
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Contract Explorer: Easier Access to Contract Info Today! *
The Contracts grid is delivering even easier access to useful information with the launch of Contract Explorer. This is an enhanced functionality within the Contracts grid that allows you to view key information in a grid format across various contracts, such as “How many slots am I funded for at each site?” and “What participant outcomes are we striving for?” Contract Explorer can help you answer those questions and many, many more; click here to learn how to make the most of this and other enhancements. Please note: Your default view in the Contracts grid will be updated as detailed in the linked document.
SPARK Training *
The Children's Trust is sponsoring a SPARK curriculum training for YAS providers on Friday, October 12, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Overtown Youth Center, 450 NW 14th St., Miami, FL 33136. If your agency implements SPARK for its fitness 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 Yurena Driggs at yurena@thechildrenstrust.org.
Reimbursements & Programmatic Data Webinar Now on YouTube
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by the technical difficulties experienced during the The Trust Central Reimbursements & Programmatic Data Webinar, held this past Friday, September 28, for Trust-funded providers. The two-part webinar is now posted on our YouTube channel:

If you have general questions regarding reimbursements and programmatic data entry please leave your question in the comments section of the appropriate webinar recording. We will be taking questions through Tuesday, October 9, and you can expect a response from us within two business days. You can also click here to find step-by-step instructions on reimbursements and data entry on our website .
New Updated Trust Central Support Page
Trust-Funded providers can now find all the Trust Central support they need in one place! Access to all essential resources have been consolidated on a single page of the Provider Portal. Log in to The Trust website with your Trust Central login and visit Providers > Trust Central Support.
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. Trainings for October are listed below; visit The Children's Trust community calendar for full descriptions and registration information. Unless otherwise noted, all trainings take place at the University of Miami Mailman Center, located at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.   

  • Passenger Safety & Education  Wednesday, October 17, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, October 17, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, October 24, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, October 24, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, October 31, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, October 31, 3-4 p.m.
Recognize Excellence: New Monthly Award!
Do you know a phenomenal staff member or colleague who deserves a round of applause? Nominate them for our new MONTHLY Exemplary Service Award! Extended regularly to exceptional employees of a Trust-funded program or initiative, 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 will 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.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Discovering Inclusion Training - Now Available 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.

From Our Friends
Nominate a Community Healthcare Hero!
The annual Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards, through a competitive external review process, honor outstanding individuals, programs and organizations whose effectiveness and services are distinguished by exemplary leadership, innovation in service delivery and demonstrated successes in community health. And while not a grant program, 2019 Sapphire Award winners will share $380,00 between them. Click here for details on the program, nomination guidelines and informational conference calls (happening October 8); deadline for entry is Wednesday, October 31, 5 p.m. EDT.
FREE Music Recording Studio Time
The Jose Milton Foundation Recording Studio @ Miami Arts Studio is now open to any school-aged child residing in Miami-Dade County:

Providers, please tell your students and parents about this fantastic opportunity! Questions may be directed to masrecordingstudio@gmail.com.
Training: Traumatic Stress & Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Kristi House offers best-practice programs and education for professionals, service providers and parents on the following:

  • Children and Traumatic Stress Friday, October 12
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Tuesday, November 6
  • Stewards of Children Friday, December 7

All trainings will be held from from 2-5 p.m. at 1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. For more information visit www.kristihouse.org/education; register for a training at dthompson@kristihouse.org.
Grant Opportunities
Early Learning Career Center Scholarships
The Early Learning Career Center, funded by The Children's Trust, is offering professional development scholarships to early childhood educators in Miami-Dade County to improve knowledge, skills, classroom practices and ultimately the quality of care offered to our children. For more information please send an email request to the center at careercenter@thechildrensforum.com that includes your name, facility name and DCF license number, email, phone number and a detailed description of your requested professional development funding.
Career Opportunities
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • Director of Communications The director of communications, using both traditional and innovative methodologies, is responsible for executing the planning and implementation of a comprehensive communications and community outreach program that includes, but is not limited to, planning and coordinating media events and press conferences; responding to media inquiries; planning and implementing public information programs and services; and developing news releases and other regular forms of communication such as newsletters and flash emails. In addition, the incumbent will oversee the design and updating of The Children's Trust website. He/she will also be accountable for building and maintaining relationships with key people in the media as well as within community, civic, education, health, business and faith sectors.

Submission end date for consideration for the above position is ongoing. Click here to access complete job description, requirements and application instructions.
Review Specialist *
Florida Foster Care Review seeks a review specialist for its Citizen Review Panel (CRP). Responsibilities include preparing and overseeing CRP hearings, capturing review data; producing the 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. Visit www.fostercarereview.org for complete posting and application guidelines.
Girl Power seeks van drivers to be responsible for transporting children to its after-school and summer programs, and other locations involved in the daily operation of the agency. Responsibilities include performing minor preventative maintenance on van and maintaining records related to the operation/maintenance of van, mileage and student attendance. Must be able to work well with children, comply with Florida state law regarding mandatory reporting and possess a chauffeur's license or be able to obtain one. Email résumé to shameka@girlpowerrocks.org.
Available Positions at Miami Children's Initiative

  • Certified Teacher - Part-Time * To teach math, language arts and science to students at Miami Northwestern Senior High School. Responsibilities include actively instructing students, creating lessons, communicating with parents and assisting students in preparing for standardized testing. Must pass a Level 2 background screening.
  • Student & Family Advocate – Part-Time * To assist students attending Charles R. Drew Senior High School after-school programs. Must be able to engage children, communicate in English, have a command of mathematical concepts, and be able to participate in several evening and weekend events. Experience with children preferred; must pass a Level 2 background screening.
  • Transportation Specialist * To transport students to and from its educational programs at Charles R. Drew and Miami Northwestern senior high schools. Must be able to engage children, communicate in English and be able to participate in several evening and weekend events. Chauffeur's license, clean driving record and ability to pass a Level 2 background screening a must.

Visit www.iamlibertycity.org for complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Center Director - Part-Time
  • Early Head Start Assistant
  • Early Head Start Educator
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Head Start Educator
  • Psychologists - Licensed & Unlicensed

Email résumé to Estela Rivero at erivero@dadeschools.net.
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 - 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 YMCA Homestead

  • Food Service Monitor * To be responsible for following food handling safety protocols as outlined by the YMCA food program guidelines, including receiving, storing and serving food to students at YMCA preschools. Responsibilities also include ensuring that appliances and equipment are kept clean and meet health department standards.
  • Preschool Teacher * 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.

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