Weekly Provider Bulletin
June 7, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
Exhibitor Registration for the 2017 Family Expo is Now Open!
The Children's Trust Family Expo will be held at the Miami-Dade Fair & Expo Center on Saturday, September 9, and is expected to attract nearly 20,000 visitors. Premium booths that accommodate tall displays and/or require electricity are limited; reserve your space today by visiting our events page at www.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. Available trainings for May and June are listed below; all trainings are held at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Visit www.thechildrenstrust.org for full descriptions and registration information.

  • Passenger Safety Education Wednesday, June 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, June 14, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety Education Wednesday, June 21, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, June 21, 3-4 p.m.
SPARK Training - North & Far South
The Children’s Trust is sponsoring a SPARK curriculum training for YAS providers:
  • Thursday, June 8, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Roberto Alonso Community Center, Royal Oaks Park, 16500 NW 87th Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33018
  • Friday, June 9, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Homestead YMCA Family Center, 1034 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030.
If your agency implements SPARK for its summer programming, the staff member who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. Registration required; reserve your spot via our community calendar. Contact Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org for additional information.
FREE Summer Meals for Children & Youth - Sign Up TODAY!!
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
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.

Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness A hands-on and highly interactive workshop providing participants the opportunity, through case studies, to identify and apply specific accommodation and adaptation strategies. This training is for anyone and everyone who has already completed Discovering Inclusion Level 1.

  • Thursday, June 8, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., North Shore Park and Youth Center, 501 72nd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141

Other available trainings include:

  • Navigating Community Resources Friday, June 9, 1-3 p.m., Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186
  • Structure For Success! Thursday, June 15, 1-4 p.m., Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Duchesne Campus, 3645 Main Highway, Miami, FL 33133

Questions? Contact Tanisha McCall at 305.596.1160 ext. 222 or tmccall@advocacynetwork.org.

Project RISE Trainings for After-School and Youth Enrichment Providers

  • 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. 

From Our Friends
FREE Educational Series: HIV and Perinatal HIV
The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade (HSCMD) announces a FREE educational opportunity on Monday, June 12, at Jackson Memorial Hospital, JMH Diagnostic Treatment Center, 1080 NW 19th Street, Room 270, Miami, FL 33136. Presented by Florida Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers (RPICC), this event offers a series of educational sessions on topics related to HIV and perinatal HIV; speakers include UM Miller School of Medicine and FIU staff and faculty. Light lunch and CEUs provided; click here to register.

FREE Field Trip Option for Summer Camp Providers!
Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami is extending an invitation to all summer camp providers to attend a FREE performance of Fiebre (Fever): A Night of Summer Ballet, at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 7, at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189. Click here to download a field trip request form; groups are responsible for their own roundtrip transportation to the Center.

No-Cost Tool for Helping Babies Thrive
With 85% of brain growth happening within the first three years of life, infants and toddlers need to hear lots of loving words in order to thrive. The “Talk with Me Baby” website is an excellent tool parents and caregivers can use to learn how to up babies’ “language nutrition.” Check it out at www.talkwithmebaby.org.

FREE Interactive Youth & Mental Health Event
Hope for Miami’s Project Bridge invites youth program providers to attend a FREE one-of-a-kind event designed to increase understanding of what daily life is like for youth with behavioral health issues. Taking place on Thursday, June 8, noon to 6 p.m. (walk in any time), at Big Brothers Big Sisters, 550 NW LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126. Participants will find the experience helpful in their professional work and daily interaction with teens, as well as discover resources for assisting the youth in their care. Click here to register.

Change the Life of a Child in Foster Care
Florida Foster Care Review seeks caring citizens from our community to volunteer one weekday a month to review cases of children in foster care and make recommendations to the Juvenile Court; training provided. Your time and attention as a volunteer means that you can directly and positively impact the life of a child or youth in foster care. For more information, email ialbrecht@fostercarereview.org.

Grant Opportunities
Funding for Youth Work Skills & Employment Opportunities
Citi Foundation, in partnership with America’s Promise, has launched the Youth Workforce Fund, a competitive Request for Ideas (RFI) program seeking to make strategic investments in nonprofit community-based organizations that connect low- and moderate-income youth ages 16-24 with workplace skills and employment opportunities, including internships, apprenticeships and full-time jobs. One-year grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded. To learn more about the Youth Workforce Fund, register for one of three informational webinars being held on June 1, 6 and 9; click here to submit your program idea. Deadline to submit is on Tuesday, June 27, 2017; grant recipients will be announced this summer.

Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Camp Leader *
Urban Promise Miami seeks a camp leader. Responsibilities include helping to write and implement weekly schedules; organizing and leading large-group activity such as crafts, park outings, singalongs, games and ceremonies; keeping camp site clean and organized; and guiding junior counselors and volunteers. Must have a passion for serving children and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). This is a M-F, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. commitment; salary is $8/hour. To apply, email pdf résumé to info@urbanpromisemiami.org, along with your answer to the question: What is the best way to motivate kids to learn and grow?

Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Charities seeks a CEO to assume leadership of the agency immediately. The CEO will provide leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of strategies and plans to meet the goals and objectives of the organization. For complete job description, requirements and application guidelines, click here.

Executive Director *
The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth seeks an executive director. Must possess a strong business management and/or social work background; a demonstrated ability to incorporate academia and work experience, and knowledge of social justice, into your work; and a strong desire to serve and empower GLBTQ youth, their families and communities. For complete job description, requirements and application guidelines, visit www.glbtqalliance.com.

Program Director (Part-Time) *
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami seeks a part-time director for its children's Religious Exploration program. Must possess a background in early education and pedagogy; excellent people and organization skills; and be aligned with the organization’s spiritual principles. This is a 20 hours/week position with benefits. Click here for complete job description and requirements; email résumé and cover letter to admin@uumiami.org.

Social Worker *
Florida State University’s Young Parents Project seeks a master’s level social worker to provide leadership/intervention services to young families involved in juvenile justice. This position functions as part of a home visiting team to promote physical/mental health, providing care coordination, court liaison services and contract compliance support. This is a .6 FTE position that may increase to full-time based on funds available. Flexible schedule and Level II background check required; experience with court-involved families preferred. Email résumé to ltthomas@fsu.edu.

Gang Alternative seeks a therapist to provide behavioral health services through the Circle of Strength Family Network, a community-based program. Must be able to provide initial screenings and mental health assessments; develop treatment plans; and provide therapy and case management services. Master’s degree in social work, psychology or related discipline required, as is relevant experience. Team player with excellent organizational skills also a must. Email résumé and cover letter to info@myga.org.

Troop Support *
The Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida seeks an individual to fill the role of troop support, serving Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Primary function: communicating with, engaging and supporting volunteers and “Juliettes” (individually registered members) so that volunteers are sufficiently prepared for their roles, and Juliettes remain active and connected to the Council. Click here to download a pdf containing complete job description and requirements; email résumé to humanresources@girlscoutsfl.org.

Available Positions at ABC's For Success * 
  • Receptionist - Part-Time To work Monday through Friday for the afternoon shift (five hours each day). Must be bilingual (English/Spanish); experience with insurance verification and appointment scheduling preferred.
  • Medical Biller Must possess experience in the behavioral health field, data entry accuracy, attention to detail and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).
Email résumé to karie.diaz@abc4s.com.
Available Positions at Citrus Health Network
  • Administrative Assistant * Minimum high school diploma or its equivalent; associate degree preferred. Must possess knowledge of and ability handling standard business formats, business forms and office procedures; computer proficiency, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point; ability to coordinate and communicate meetings and trainings to staff; and be capable of maintaining inventory of program supplies and assisting with preparation of monthly reports and audits. Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish). Email résumé to susang@citrushealth.com.
  • Early Childhood Development and Intervention Specialist * Must possess bachelors degree (master's preferred), minimum three years’ experience working with children ages birth-5; specialized training in child development and early care and education, screening and assessments; knowledge of childcare and early care operations, inclusive practices and trauma-informed care; ability to identify and assist with referrals; and experience with parent and teacher engagement and consultations/technical assistance. Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish). Email résumé to susang@citrushealth.com.
  • Licensed Practical Nurse - School-Based * Must possess a clear and valid Florida nursing license and have graduated from an accredited college or university. Contact human resources at 305.424.3030 for application guidelines.
  • Master's Level Mental Health Practitioner Must possess experience in the field and at minimum a master’s degree; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) also a must. Contact human resources at 305.424.3030 for application guidelines.
  • Referral and Care Coordinator * Minimum bachelor’s degree in education, social services or related field from an accredited institution. Must also possess minimum three years’ experience working with children birth-5. Knowledge of resources in Miami-Dade County for children birth-5 as related to developmental and mental health evaluation, treatment, interventions, and general child development support also a must, as is computer proficiency and a valid driver’s license. Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish). Email résumé to susang@citrushealth.com.
  • Registered Nurse - School-Based * Must possess a clear and valid Florida nursing license and have graduated from an accredited college or university. Contact human resources at 305.424.3030 for application guidelines.
  • Utilization Management Reviewer * Responsibilities include obtaining authorizations for services via phone, email or fax depending upon insurance within the time frame specified, and relaying client aftercare information to insurance companies and prepaid plans as needed. Contact human resources at 305.424.3030 for application guidelines.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools *
  • Community Liaison Specialist
  • Early Head Start Educator
  • Executive Director, Department of Early Childhood Programs
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Parent Outreach Specialist
Visit jobs.dadeschools.net for complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines.
Available Positions at Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation *
  • Care Coordinators Responsibilities include weekly contact with at least 16 families, to provide culturally competent and appropriate services to those with disabilities, including linking families with tutoring, counseling, clothing, food, emergency fund access and any other services they may need. Position requires flexibility in hours to meet families when they are available, including daytime, evening and weekend hours. Click here to download a pdf containing complete job description and requirements.
  • Family Therapist To provide, at minimum, weekly one-hour, home-based family therapy sessions to clients using the Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) model; serving families with adolescents between the ages of 9 and 18; 22 if youth has a disability. Requirements include carrying a caseload of 16 families, and providing services to each from eight to 26 weeks. Click here to download a pdf containing complete job description and requirements.
  • Natural Helpers “Helpers” to whom community members naturally turn for aid, these individuals are highly respected for their knowledge of available local resources and services. Natural helpers are often residents in OLCDC’s apartment complexes and have strong knowledge of community resources and assets. Position requires flexibility in hours to meet families when they are available, including daytime, evening and weekend hours. Click here to download a pdf containing complete job description and requirements.
E mail résumé to nakia@olcdc.org.
Available Positions at Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) 
  • Bus Driver
  • Teacher - Full-Time VPK
  • Teacher - Part-Time
Email résumé to tatiana.canelas@rcma.org.
Available Positions at United Way of Miami-Dade 
  • Engagement Coordinator For the ReadingPals program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting in the development of the program; coordinating program logistics and management; and recruiting volunteers and early learning education centers to participate in the program. Click here for complete job description and requirements.
  • Senior Accountant, Financial Analysis and Control * To be responsible for providing correct and timely analytical financial reports, lead all aspects of the organizational budget process, and oversee the accounts payable process to ensure accuracy based on approved budget. Click here for complete job description and requirements.
  • Teacher For its Center for Excellence in Early Education Demonstration School. Responsibilities include but are not limited to collaboration with family support staff to engage parents and visitors in ongoing communication about developmental screenings and assessments; keeping abreast of the latest trends and research in the early childhood education field; and demonstrating knowledge and flexibility in child care practices while continuing ongoing professional growth. This is a regular, full-time position for a 10-month term. Click here for complete job description and requirements.
Email résumé to uwjobs@unitedwaymiami.org.
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