Weekly Provider Bulletin
October 24, 2018
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Contract Management Success: Promotion & Publicity *
The work you do for children and families is amazing – and we want to help you tell the community all about it! This interactive workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of communications best practices, including:

  • Communications Strategy – And Why It’s Important to Have One
  • Branding & User Experience
  • Social Media
  • PR – Telling Your Story
  • Community Outreach & Engagement

Join us on Friday, November 2, 1-3 p.m., to find out whether or not your organization’s goals and objectives are being served by your existing communications efforts; explore your target audiences and the tools with the potential to achieve your best results; and learn how a thoughtful communications strategy can support your program’s recruitment goals. A breakout session will provide even more insight on how to put all your newfound knowledge to work. Taking place at the United Way, Ansin Building, Ryder Room, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. Space is limited; click here to register.
Getting to Know Our Programs! *
In an effort to further strengthen our relationships with our providers and continue to build mutual empathy and understanding, The Children’s Trust will be coming to see you! Executive and senior staff will soon be contacting you to confirm a time when they can stop by to learn more about your programs and the impactful work that you’re doing to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade. We look forward to seeing you!
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Structures for Success * Thursday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Diamond Minds, 1160 NW 159th Drive, Miami, FL 33169
  • Creating a Welcoming Environment for All * Thursday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
  • 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.

MONTHLY Exemplary Service Award - Nominate a Colleague Today!
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 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.
NEW! Program Metrics Resource: 1-4 Visit
A new video resource, Getting Ready for the Contract Manager 1-4 Visit, has been posted to our Program Metrics Playlist. It provides an overview to the Program Metrics 1-4 visits currently taking place, and assists providers in understanding how to prepare for and what to expect during the visit. Click here for the most updated version of The Children’s Trust Program Metrics tool.
Project RISE: SEL Outcome Assessment Trainings
Project RISE has released 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 online trainings, log into your CollaborNation account at www.collabornation.net/projectrise; select "Course Catalog," then select "Project RISE Online Trainings."
Injury Prevention 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. Remaining 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 31, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, October 31, 3-4 p.m.
From Our Friends
Lunch & Learn Workshop: Emotional Literacy
Triumph Steps announces an emotional literacy lunch and learn designed to teach providers how to give the children the tools they need to minimize limiting thoughts and overcome depression, anxiety, fear and much more. Upcoming sessions on October 24 and 29. This workshop is FREE for Trust-funded providers; all others, $25. For details, location and to register, call 305.646.0112.
Grant Opportunities
New Grant Opportunities at The Trust! *
The Children's Trust has released the following five separate grant opportunities:

  • Early Intervention Summer Camp Full-day summer programs for children ages birth to 5 years (prior to kindergarten entry) with developmental delays or disabilities. Bidders' conference and application training to be held on Monday, October 29, 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Universal Parenting Education Parenting workshops and educational or public health events that foster effective parenting strategies to support child development. Bidders' conference and application training to be held on Monday, October 29, 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Reading Enhancement Services Differentiated literacy intervention (DLI) services in the summer for rising kindergarten, rising first-grade and rising second-grade children. Bidders' conference and application training to be held on Monday, October 29, 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Innovation Fund Innovative ideas and program designs that address existing community needs and have not previously been implemented in our community. Bidders' conference and application training to be held on Wednesday, October 31, 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Small Community-Based Organizations (CBO) Capacity Building Capacity-building supports for child- and family-serving small CBOs in Miami-Dade County. Bidders' conference and application training to be held on Tuesday, October 30, 1:30-5 p.m.

For details on all of the above and to register for bidders' conferences and application trainings, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org/grants.
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
Community Outreach Specialist
Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center seeks a community outreach specialist to liaison with community affiliates and participants to motivate partnership, enrollment, extend reach and be a face of the organization. Must possess minimum bachelor's degree in a social services field or high school diploma with at least two years' experience in social services; and bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency. Email résumé to careers@mdahec.org.
Helpline Counselor - Part-Time
Jewish Community Services of South Florida seeks a part-time helpline crisis counselor to provide information, referrals, crisis counseling and suicide intervention to callers upon completion of a thorough assessment and identification of most presenting needs. Must possess bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency and bachelor’s degree in social work or human services field; equivalent experience and demonstrated skill in social services may be considered. Email résumé to cpatterson@jcsfl.org.
Program Coordinator
Redlands Christian Migrant Association seeks a program coordinator with knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood curriculum. Must possess minimum bachelor's or advanced degree in early childhood education with two years’ experience in the field OR coursework equivalent to early childhood education (18 credits) OR Florida teaching certificate for birth to 3 or age 3 to grade three; and be 21 years of age or older and able to obtain a Florida driver's license. For complete job description, requirements and to apply, visit www.rcma.org.
Available Positions at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami

  • Counselor - Key West * To provide Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) for individuals and families. Responsibilities include maintaining proper files and records and completing all required documentation; assisting in referrals and intake at site locations; and assisting with case management needs including referrals to outside resources. Must demonstrate sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and be a state-licensed counselor.
  • Residential Living Assistant * To be responsible for daily supervision to minors. Must demonstrate sensitivity to service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and possess high school diploma or GED, minimum one year experience working with children/adolescents in a social services setting, and bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Creole) fluency. This position is under the direct supervision of the team leader.

Email résumés to Paola Ruiz at pruiz@ccadm.org.
Available Positions at His House Children's Home

  • Bookkeeper
  • Lead Resident Counselor
  • UAC Resident Counselors
  • UAC Residential Childcare Professionals - Part-/Full-Time

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit www.hhch.org.
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

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 Q-Q Research Consultants

  • Program Evaluation Specialist To provide evaluation to multiple 21st CCLC programs in the southern tricounty area. Must possess minimum bachelor’s degree in education research, evaluation, psychology, statistics, social policy, sociology, psychometrics or other related discipline; previous experience with program evaluation; knowledge of after-school and summer programs; and proficiency in Excel and SPSS.
  • Research Analyst To assist in assessing the implementation and impact of a variety of projects focused on education, health and other social services. Responsibilities include quantitative and qualitative analysis (proficiency using SPSS required), development of interview protocols, facilitating interview and focus groups, program observation, report writing and ongoing communication with program staff. Minimum master’s degree and 3-5 years' relevant experience.

Available Positions at United Way of Miami-Dade

  • Health Specialist To ensure its Early Head Start (EHS) program adheres to EHS performance standards, and state and local requirements regarding health services. Responsibilities include working with EHS-CCP partners to coordinate health services, providing technical assistance to partner staff as needed and providing health training. Must possess bachelor's degree in health administration or related field; RN or LP preferred.
  • Resource Teacher II To be responsible for supporting center director in the delivery and management of direct services to enrolled children and families, as well as assist in leading staff and implementing state regulatory guidelines and Head Start performance standards. Must possess bachelor's degree or equivalent in early childhood education.

Email résumé to uwjobs@unitedwaymiami.org.
Available Positions at YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade

  • After-School Counselors - Part-Time * To be responsible for the teaching, nurturing and physical care of students; promoting their positive self-image by listening and encouraging independence while providing verbal and nonverbal positive reinforcement; and general maintenance of the group area in an after-school setting. Reports to the site manager.
  • Early Head Start Teacher Associates/Caregivers * To be responsible for planning and implementing daily learning activities, nurturing students and managing and maintaining the Early Head Start classroom and its equipment and supplies; establishing and maintaining supportive relationships with infants, toddlers and parents; and implementing developmentally appropriate routines and curriculum for infants and toddlers. National CDA certification in Infant-Toddler or FCCPC Birth-Five required.
  • Maintenance Worker/Custodian - Miami Gardens Center * To be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of childcare facility and ensuring that all equipment, grounds and buildings are properly maintained, secured and operational. Duties include emptying trash cans, sweeping, mopping, cleaning restrooms and lunch rooms; keeping supplies stocked; changing light bulbs; and disinfecting children zones with harm-free products. High school diploma/GED preferred, supplemented by one year experience in general maintenance work.

Email résumés to ywca-careers@ywca-miami.org.
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