Weekly Provider Bulletin
September 12, 2018
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Trust Central Reimbursements & Programmatic Data Webinar *
This webinar, happening on Friday, September 14, will guide Trust-funded provider finance staff through the fundamental steps necessary to prepare and submit reimbursements, and train program or data entry staff on entering programmatic data such as participants, attendance and performance measures. Below is an estimated breakdown by content area so that you can identify which staff should attend at what time; click here to register.

  • Preparing & Submitting Reimbursements 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Entering Programmatic Data 10:30-11:30 a.m.
SPARK Training
The Children's Trust is sponsoring a SPARK curriculum training for YAS providers on Friday, September 14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the South Dade YMCA Family Center, 9355 SW 134th Street, Miami, FL 33176. 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.
Notice of Budget Hearing - TRIM
The Children's Trust has tentatively adopted a budget for 2018-2019; a public hearing to make a final decision on the budget and taxes will be held on Monday, September 17, 5:01 p.m., at the United Way Ansin Building, Ryder Room, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129.
Don't Miss the All Children Together Inclusion Kick-Off!
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities announces its first annual All Children Together Inclusion Kick-Off, where Trust-funded providers can start the school year acquiring the skills needed to offer high-quality inclusive programming. Participants will meet inclusion specialists, take part in trainings, begin completing Inclusion Readiness Tool goals, learn about new Children's Trust policies and more. Providers newly funded by The Children’s Trust in particular - especially administrators, directors and supervisors - are strongly encouraged to attend; programs and administrative staff required to attend Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) training are HIGHLY encouraged to attend. Taking place on Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 601 SW 8th Avenue, Miami, FL 33130. Click here to register.
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction (DLI) Thursday, September 20, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., location TBD
  • Fitness Outcome Assessment: PACER Tuesday, September 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m., location TBD

Many more courses available online; preregistration required for all trainings (online and live); click here to register or set up an account (for new participants).
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 September 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, September 19, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 19, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, September 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 26, 3-4 p.m.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Count Me In: Discovering Inclusion for Kids Thursday, September 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Resource Room, 19715 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
  • An Administrator's Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Friday, September 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
  • Structure for Success Tuesday, September 25, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Diamond Minds, 1160 NW 159th Drive, Miami, FL 33169
  • Count Me In: Discovering Inclusion for Kids Thursday, September 27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

From Our Friends
Bingo Lunch & Learn - Prizes! *
Triumph Steps announces a social, emotional literacy bingo lunch and learn, designed to teach providers how to give children the tools they need to minimize limiting thoughts and overcome depression, anxiety, fear and much more. Several dates open: Wednesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 26; and Tuesday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 9; all sessions 12:15-1:15 p.m. This workshop is FREE for Trust-funded providers; all others, $25. For details, location and to register, call 305.646.0112.
LitART LEARN Literacy Training for Youth Development K-5 Providers *
The Arc of South Florida is hosting a LitART LEARN literacy training for youth development K-5 providers on September 19 in Florida City. Fee: $30 donation to the Arc of South Florida; check must be brought to training. Space is limited to 1-2 attendees per agency, depending upon training demand response. Registration required; email myrnac@arcsofla.org to reserve your spot.
Change the Life of a Child in Foster Care *
Florida Foster Care Review, which advances the safety, stability and success of abused and neglected children, youth and young adults by connecting them to essential services, healthy relationships and forever families, seeks caring citizens from the community to volunteer one weekday a month for a minimum of one year to serve on its Citizen Review Panel (CRP); volunteers must be at least 25 years old. The CRP reviews active, judge-referred child welfare court cases at the Children's Courthouse, and your participation as a CRP member means that you can directly and positively impact the life of a child or youth in foster care. For additional information email Marissa Leichter at mleichter@fostercarereview.org.
Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health - What Do I Need to Know?
Christine Hughes, Ph.D., developmental psychologist and leader in maternal/child health and education, announces a training on infant and early childhood mental health for professionals who work with young children and their families. There has never been a clearer time for those serving infants and young children to learn about mental health at the earliest ages - what it is, how we foster it and what that means for services and programs. Register for one session or the entire series by September 15 by visiting www.thedevelopingmother.com/events or by contacting Dr. Hughes at 786.529.1314.
National Start with Hello Week is September 24-28
During the week of September 24–28, hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States will participate in Sandy Hook Promise’s third annual Start With Hello Week, bringing attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation in our schools and communities, and empowering young people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness. Register your school or organization to participate and learn more at www.sandyhookpromise.org.
Grant Opportunities
Funding at The Children's Trust

Visit the Grants section of our website to learn about our application process.

  • Early Childhood Development: Teaching Strategies GOLD Competitive solicitation to fund a single agency to provide early childhood development supports for an ongoing, observation-based assessment system for young children. The funded agency will manage and support Teaching Strategies GOLD (GOLD), which will be implemented with early learning educators employed in eligible programs in Miami-Dade County. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review this RFP in its entirety; deadline for application is Thursday, October 4, 5 p.m. EDT.
  • Oral Health Education & Preventive Services Competitive solicitation to fund comprehensive oral health education and preventive services for under- and uninsured preschool and elementary-age children. Required service components include oral health education and counseling, screening for oral diseases, fluoride varnish application, dental sealants and referral for connection to/follow-up with a dental home for comprehensive continuity of care and any needed restorative services. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review this RFP in its entirety; deadline for application is Thursday, October 4, 5 p.m. EDT.
  • Program Evaluation & Professional Development Support for Family Service Programs Competitive solicitation to fund one or more agencies to provide program evaluation and professional development support for Trust-funded family service providers, including group and individual parenting programs, family strengthening programs and family and neighborhood support partnerships. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review this ITN in its entirety; deadline for application is Thursday, October 4, 5 p.m. EDT.
RFP: Behavioral/Mental Health Services on School Campuses *
School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network (SBHS) is seeking qualified nonprofit behavioral health providers currently providing mental/behavioral health counseling services on school campuses to implement its evidenced-based program. Individual grants of up to $100,000 may be awarded; each awarded grant requires a 40 percent cost-sharing match. Click here to download a pdf containing additional details about this funding opportunity, including eligibility requirements.
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

  • Contract Manager To administer and monitor contracts for various programs and services funded by The Children's Trust. This position seeks candidates with project management and or business analyst experiences in data-driven work environments. Responsibilities include assisting with the development and management of the bid solicitation process; monitoring funded programs and services; participating in meetings and professional development activities; managing contract amendments and revisions; managing contract compliance; and examining and using data, processes and systems for organizational goals setting.
  • Testing & User Support Lead The Children's Trust information technology (IT) team is responsible for implementing strategically aligned solutions to increase the use of information to support decision-making that meets financial, strategic and operational goals. The team also supports all departments throughout The Trust as well as its community networks and provider partnerships. The testing and user support lead's role is to collaborate and engage with system and report developers throughout the development cycle to ensure that user requirements are met. Testing is a vital part of the development life cycle and is critical to meeting user requirements and delivering quality solutions in a cost-effective and efficient manner. This role requires exceptional communication, coordination and organizational problem-solving skills, and reports directly to the director of IT. Performance is reviewed through meetings, reports and observation of results achieved.
  • Research & Evaluation Analyst To serve as a critical member of both cross- and interdepartmental teams who engages in proactive problem-solving and critical thinking/analysis related to particular child, youth and family program areas and populations. Primary responsibilities include the identification and critical review of evidence-based/best practices in specified program areas; assistance for funded service providers and Trust staff on development of program performance measures; oversight of reporting methods for capturing program performance; regular appraisal of basic program performance statistics and data analyses; contribution to reports that explain initiative results to a variety of audiences; and systems enhancement to ensure accountability. This exempt salaried position works under general supervision and support of a senior research and evaluation analyst.

Submission end date for consideration for the above positions is ongoing. Click here to access complete job description, requirements and application instructions.
VPK/After-School Teacher *
Lago Mar Preschool seeks an energetic, outgoing individual to serve as a VPK/after-school teacher. Must enjoy working with children ages 5-12 and be able to work in multiple settings, such as indoor and outdoor. This is a school-year full-time VPK teacher position that transitions to an after-school and summer camp instructor. For more information email lagomarpreschools@gmail.com.
Care Coordinators
The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth seeks care coordinators to provide client-centered, strengths-based service and facilitate active client participation in care outcomes; connect clients and/or their families to appropriate, inclusive and affirming community-based services; monitor linkage to services; and advocate on behalf of clients to address barriers to care. Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines.
Employment Specialist
The de Moya Foundation seeks an employment specialist/job coach to support young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities in finding and maintaining competitive employment in the local job market using a customized employment model. Responsibilities include providing job training, job coaching, developing and implementing accommodations, and providing support to the employee as well as the employer. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
The Miami-Dade County Community Action & Human Services Department - Head Start Division seeks an infant/early childhood mental health consultant to provide on-site, comprehensive services that support the healthy social, emotional and behavioral development of children ages birth-5 and their families. Immediate positions available at contracted provider sites. Must possess LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or school psychologist certification and minimum one year experience working with children and families. Email résumé to amiller@miamidade.gov.
Available Positions at the Institute for Child & Family Health

  • Community Action Team (CAT) Case Manager To provide community-based case management services to at-risk youth with severe emotional disturbances and their families in Miami-Dade County. Must possess bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology or closely related field; minimum one year case management experience serving children/adolescents with severe emotional disturbances; and ability to conduct home visits and maintain a flexible work schedule.
  • Community Action Team (CAT) Therapist To implement therapeutic, evidence-based treatment directed at highly at-risk youth and their families in Miami-Dade County utilizing a home- and community-based model.
  • Therapist To provide therapeutic services to children ages birth-5 and their families. Must possess minimum master’s level diploma in a mental health field, current state of Florida intern registration (licensed candidates preferred) and one year experience working with children ages birth-5.

Email résumé to Arlene Balloveras at aballoveras@icfhinc.org.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

  • Drivers To be responsible for transporting clients within Miami-Dade County to and from Miami Lighthouse using company vehicles, and also assisting with general housekeeping duties. Requirements include one year experience driving a bus/passenger van, valid Florida driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to work a full-time flexible schedule; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Eye Screener Optometrist Technician To assist with implementation of its eye health/vision care program; drive the eye care mobile unit; and assist optometrist with examinations. Must possess minimum high school diploma (associate degree preferred) and proficiency in computers; experience driving bus/van preferred.
  • Family & Children Support Specialist To provide support and services to blind or visually impaired children ages birth-14 and their families. Must possess bachelor’s degree in psychology or related; experience with support groups and individual and/or family counseling; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).
  • Job Placement Specialist To provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment, job orientation and assistance in the job search process, including cover letter and résumé writing, job openings search and interviewing techniques. Must possess bachelor's degree and minimum one year experience working in human resources, employment services or related.
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired To provide instruction to children ages birth-21 to develop and implement individualized lesson plans for each child, in collaboration with other professionals. Must possess bachelor’s degree in visual disabilities from an accredited university; current TVI certification; ability to attend and complete required trainings; and excellent communication skills.
  • Vision Program Coordinator To be responsible for scheduling and managing the day-to-day office and clinical operations for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program. Must possess minimum high school diploma (associate degree preferred), one year experience working with databases and running queries/reports, and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish); experience working in a medical office preferred.

Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Center Director - Part-Time *
  • Early Head Start Educator *
  • Family Intervention Specialist *
  • Head Start Assistant *
  • Head Start Educator *
  • Licensed Psychologist *
  • Parent Outreach *

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

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Interpreters *
  • Hourly Clerical *
  • Occupational Therapists *
  • Physical Therapists *
  • School Psychologist (Part-Time & Full-Time) *
  • School Social Workers (Part-Time & Full-Time) *
  • Speech Language Pathologists *

Retired teachers to serve as tutors/interventionists in reading and math also needed.

Contact Kelli Hunter-Sheppard, Ph.D., at 305.995.1531 or khunter@dadeschools.net for more information.
Available Positions at St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center

  • Early Head Start Teacher Assistant * To support the implementation of a cognitively oriented curriculum and total management of activities for children ages birth-3, including indoor/outdoor activities aimed at promoting physical health; approaches to learning; and social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development. Minimum high school diploma and DCF 45-hour training.
  • Head Start Teacher Assistant * To support the implementation of a cognitively oriented curriculum and total management of activities for children ages birth-3, including indoor/outdoor activities aimed at promoting physical health; approaches to learning; and social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development. Minimum high school diploma, National CDA (preschool) and DCF 45-hour training.

Email résumé to tdawson@stalbanschildcare.org.
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