Weekly Provider Bulletin
September 5, 2019
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Family Expo Moves Forward After Hurricane Dorian *
The Children's Trust 2019 Family Expo is on for Saturday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Miami-Dade Fair & Expo Center, despite a close call from Hurricane Dorian this past week. The FREE 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.

There will also be a chance to bring donations of emergency supplies, including water, food, and other items to victims of the hurricane in the Bahamas. Look for the Hurricane Relief Booth.

For more information visit Family Expo!
First TRIM Hearing Coming Sept. 9
The Children’s Trust will be holding its first TRIM hearing to tentatively adopt its millage rate and budget for 2019-2020; a public hearing to tentatively adopt the taxes and budget will be held on Monday, September 9, 5:01 p.m., at the United Way Ansin Building, Ryder Room, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129.

For more information visit www.TheChildrensTrust.org.
Provider Power! Quarterly Meeting on Sept. 19
Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 19, as The Children's Trust will host its quarterly Provider Meeting with a general session for all Trust-funded providers from 10 a.m. to noon. After lunch, breakout sessions for providers in the areas of Youth Development K-12, Parenting/Family Strengthening and Partnerships will take place from 1-3 p.m.

The Provider Meeting will take place at the University of Miami's Donna E. Shalala Student Center - Grand Ballroom, where the theme of meeting will be "A Culture of Learning and Racial Equity." Please ensure that all staff members who are essential to our partnership attend; this includes executive directors/CEOs for the morning session, along with the individuals who manage your programs.
YAS Providers Without DCF Licenses Will Not Get Paid!
Attention YAS Providers: Effective August 1, 2019, The Children's Trust will NOT reimburse for direct service costs occurred at any sites without an active DCF license. Please read carefully the non-payment policy and related form posted on our website. Once on the Policies & Forms > Financial page, click "Payments & Advances" and then "Policy" and "Form" under Non-Payment of Direct Services for Non-Compliance with Florida Department of Children and Families New!
Use the Correct The Children's Trust Logo
Providers thinking of using The Children's Trust Logo on any material must send that material for review and approval to communications@thechildrenstrust.org.
To download the current The Children's Trust logo, as well as other Trust-related logos and a style guide click here.
Trust-Funded Providers MUST UPDATE Staff Positions on Trust Central
In August, the website used to register for all training events and to take online courses changed. This change affects ALL Trust-funded providers.
You must take action to have your past and future training count toward metrics requirements.

With this change, in addition to the great training classes and online courses currently offered by The Children’s Trust and our partners, staff of Trust-funded programs will have access to a FREE catalog of hundreds of online courses in the areas of child/youth care, professional development, and safety practices. The first step is for your Trust Central Agency Admin to include staff information in Trust Central. All staff whose position is partially or fully funded through a Trust contract and required to take training must be included in Trust Central.

For more details, click here. Updated!
Differentiated Literacy Instructions Guidelines for Review
The Children's Trust has made Differentiated Literacy Instruction Guidelines available for K-5 providers to review in the "Programmatic" section at www.thechildrenstrust.org/content/trust-central-support.
Providers & Partners, Tell Us All About Your Good Work!
From the Herald to the Miami Times to local newscasts, Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been featured for the life-changing services they provide to the children and families of Miami-Dade - and you could be next. Click here to tell us about your latest triumphs and you just may turn on the TV or turn a page in the paper to see your face!
Injury Prevention Trainings *
Childhood injury prevention capacity-building efforts facilitated by the Public Health Trust's Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami are offered to all Trust-funded providers. Visit The Children's Trust community calendar for full descriptions, locations and registration information.

  • Car Passenger Safety Wednesday, September 11; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 11; 3-4 p.m.
  • Car Passenger Safety Wednesday, September 25th; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 25th ; 3-4 p.m.
Project RISE: Coaching and Training

  • Planning and Reflection: September 6, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 8501 SW 124 Avenue, 3rd floor, room 334.

Project RISE is hosting a Training Day on Saturday, September 14. Multiple required and recommended trainings will be held. Please log into your CollaborNation account and look under "Course Catalog" for details. The number and variety of trainings are dependent on enrollment, so please register before September 1.

Project Rise Online Trainings
The Fitness Outcome Assessment: PACER training is now available to take online! This course will no longer be offered in-person.

To register for upcoming live trainings or to take one of Project RISE's many online trainings, please log into your account at www.collabornation.net/login/projectrise

Coaching Information
If you need on-site assistance in getting your program started, please go to https://www.nova.edu/projectrise/webforms/request-assistance.html and submit a request assistance form.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities

All Children Together Inclusion Kick-Off
Jump start the new contract year acquiring the skills you need to offer quality programming to ALL children. Complete a training, meet and greet your Inclusion Specialist, and learn how to assess and increase your program’s inclusion-readiness. The Kick-Off is for all Youth Development staff, and An Administrator’s Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act will also be offered for agency and program executives, directors, and administrators. The kick-off takes place Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, 601 SW 8th Ave., Miami. To register, select a training, pre-pay for lunch, and get parking info, please click HERE.

Navigating Community Resources Training
Want to learn about the tools necessary for directing families to helpful resources and help them navigate systems of care? This training will introduce you to commonly needed resources for children and youth with disabilities. The target audience includes Service Partnership Care Coordinators, Parent Educators, and Youth Development program staff. The training will be held Friday, September 20, from 1-3 p.m. at West Kendall Regional Library, 10201 Hammocks Boulevard, Miami.

Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)-Part 2
An interactive, experiential opportunity to develop visual schedules, practice American Sign Language and create and tell Social Stories. Learn how to create a sensory friendly environment, keep children safe and use literature to foster acceptance and understanding. The event takes place Monday, September 9, from 9:30 a.o 12:30 p.m., at Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7 Avenue.
(Registration is limited to those who have successfully passed Part 1 On-Line. See below.)

On-Line Trainings
DISCOVERING INCLUSION: Particularly appropriate for staff with little or no previous knowledge about youth with disabilities and their inclusion into programs with typically developing peers, this course introduces various types of disabilities, identifies the benefits of inclusion for all, provides information on using People First Language and respectful etiquette, and explores the characteristics of an inclusive program. 

Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Part 1: Learn what Autism Spectrum Disorder is and the various ways in which the condition manifests. Participants gain knowledge about helping youth meet behavioral expectations, recognizing and accommodating those with sensory sensitivities, fostering social competence, addressing bullying, and ensuring a safe environment. This course is a pre-requisite for Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Part 2.

REGISTRATION: Log into your Advocacy Network on Disabilities CollaborNation account at www.collabornation.net; select "Course Catalog”, then then select the training for which you want to register. Once there, you can also find printer-friendly and mobile versions of the power point presentation. Printed materials are not provided for trainings.
From Other Agencies
All Kids Included Professional Development Workshop Series *
All Kids Included (AKI) professional development trainings provide a hands-on approach to learning about inclusive strategies and adaptive techniques for including every learner, together with the knowledge of universal design. The first session, "Inclusive Practices in the Arts," will be held September 18, from 9 a.m.- noon, at Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW 7th Ave, Miami 33127.
 
To register and see dates for entire 2019-2020 series visit: https://miamidadearts.org/education/professional-development-workshop-series.
Grant Opportunity with the Beacon Council *
The Beacon Council’s Miami Community Ventures (MCV) initiative is a collective impact initiative designed to connect low-income, structurally-unemployed Miami-Dade residents to living-wage jobs. As program prepares for expansion across Miami-Dade County, the Beacon Council has released a request for proposals (RFP) looking for a service provider to provide wraparound services to participants as they work to obtain and remain in living-wage jobs.
 
For more information on the RFP and to receive a copy write MCVinfo@beaconcouncil.com. All proposals are due by September 16 at 5 p.m.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Nonprofits But Were Afraid to Ask
FIU's Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center is hosting a series of courses centered on nonprofits and how to successfully raise funds, establish a board and planning in general. The following courses will be held:

  • Resource Development for Non-Profits, September 19
  • Board Development for Non-Profits, October 15
  • Do-It-Yourself Strategic Planning for Non-Profits, October 29

Register here for the courses and call 954.438.8654 for more information.
Kristi House: Upcoming Trainings

The following FREE trainings are available for service providers, clinicians, child-serving professionals and informed community members:

Kristi House Central Office, 1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
  • Stewards of Children, Friday, September 20, 2:15-5 p.m. *
  • Children and Traumatic Stress, Friday, October 4, 2:15-5 p.m. *
  • Strategies for Identifying and Assisting Male and LGBTQ Victims of Sex Trafficking, October 9, 2-5 p.m. *
  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior, Friday, November 15, 2:15-5 p.m.
  • Stewards of Children, Friday, December 13, 2:15-5 p.m. *

Kristi House Naranja Office, 13955 SW 264th Street, Homestead, FL 33032

  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Friday, September 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m. *
  • Stewards of Children, Friday, October 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m. *
  • What Every Adult Needs to Know, Friday, November 22,1:30-4:30 p.m. *

Career Opportunities
Available Positions at The Children's First Preschool Early Learning Center *

VPK Lead and Assistant *
The Children's First Preschool Early Learning Center is currently looking for qualified staff with VPK credentials. Candidates must possess FCCPC/National CDA; associate or bachelor's degree; experience in early childhood; and ability to communicate well in English, both written and spoken. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. First aid/CPR certification required within first 30 days of employment.

Before Care/Opener * 
The center is also looking for opener which must possess minimum of DCF 45hours. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. First aid/CPR certification required within first 30 days of employment.

Please apply in person at 10870 SW 113 Place, Miami, FL 33176.
Nonprofit Financial Grant Manager *
Lotus House Women's Shelter is seeking an experienced nonprofit grants manager to assist with financial and contractual reporting and compliance to funding and regulating agencies. Responsibilities include generating and interpreting financial reports, preparing monthly reimbursement requests, classing of revenue and expenses, narrative and financial reporting to various funding and government agencies, preparation of budgets and budget modifications that comply with funding requirements and deadlines, other contract and grant compliance matters, and more. Candidate must have 5+ years in nonprofit grants management experience as well as proficiency in QuickBooks software.

For more information write Charlotte Cassel at charlotte@lotushouse.org or call 305.542.2077.
Therapist *
Lotus House seeks a master's level therapist trained in PCIT or CPP therapy to provide evidence based child-parent therapy for children and families with high special needs, histories of complex trauma and medical and mental health issues. Candidates must already be trained and have experience in PCIT or CPP. Experience serving families with serious trauma histories, domestic violence, medical issues and mental health conditions is a must.

Email resume to anna@lotushouse.org to apply.
Executive Director for Youth Symphony
The Greater Miami Youth Symphony seeks a dynamic chief executive. Established in 1958 , GMYS serves over 700 children, ages 5-18, with 8 ensembles, beginning instrument instruction and summer camps. Candidates should have significant experience in management of nonprofit entities, including managing staff, budgets, grantwriting, and marketing. Music or other arts background preferred.

Send cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to Hhauser@gmys.org.
Early Childhood Specialist (ECS)
RCMA seeks an ECS with knowledge and experience in early childhood development and curriculum. The position will be part of the leadership team and will assist in the development and management of early childhood services to fulfill the mission of the RCMA. The ECS' focus is on staff development, ensuring compliance with funding sources for education and staff qualifications. Minimum qualifications include: B.A. or B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education with three months experience in teaching children from birth through five years old.

Email resumes to guadalupe.leal@rcma.org.
After-School Youth Facilitator
The Federation of Families is looking for a part-time youth facilitator to work after school hours (3:30-6:30 p.m.) at the organizations Main Office in Miami Gardens. The position pays $17 an hour, and is needed for for hours a week.

For more information email Chavon Ellington at chavon@fofmiami.com.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind *

Family & Children Support Specialist *
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is searching for a Family & Children Support Specialist that carries the major responsibilities for providing support and services to blind or visually impaired children ages birth to fourteen and their families. This position will manage matters of significance making professionalism and confidentiality critical requirements of performance in carrying out duties.

Children Service Program Coordinator
The position will be responsible for providing organizational support and assistance to the Manager of Children’s Services. This includes interpreting and managing data, using discretion in responding to internal and external contacts and making independent decisions in the introduction and coordination of information for potential referrals and active clients of Miami Lighthouse.

Assistant Manager for Vision Solution
The organization is looking for a bilingual (English and Spanish) Medical Office Receptionist to handle office duties in the Low Vision Center, such as scheduling and coordinating appointments, initial intake paperwork, input information into the database, assist clients in store, and perform clerical duties. A high school diploma is required, with an associate degree preferred; one year of experience working in a medical office.

External Relations Coordinator
The organization is also in search of an experienced Event Coordinator to assist us in preparation for Miami Lighthouse for the Blind's 90th Anniversary. The External Relations Coordinator will be responsible for special events and marketing efforts to promote the programs, events and services of the organization. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related field; related experience preferred.

Email resumes to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Teacher and Assistant Teacher (Part-Time)
A part-time teacher and assistant teacher positions are available at both sites of Rainbow Intergenerational Learning Center. DCF 45 hours , FCCPC preferred. The candidates must be team players. Benefits for part-timers include paid vacation, sick days and holidays.

Email resumes to annie.benedetti@lhanc.org.
Math Teacher (Part-Time)
Be Strong International is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Math Teacher for our Youth Enrichment After School program. Hours are from 4-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Interested candidates should download an application at www.bestrongintl.org/careers and send resumes and two letters of recommendation to celida@bestrongintl.org or call 305.969.7829 ext 100.
Available Positions at His House Children's Home
His House Children's Home is looking to hire multiple positions, including:
  • Residential Childcare Professionals
  • Independent Living Coordinator
  • Academy Program Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • UAC Case Aid
  • UAC Case Manager
  • UAC Travel Case Aide
  • Lead Resident Counselor
  • Resident Counselor

For position descriptions and more information  click here.
Available Positions at Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc.
  • Therapist
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager 

For complete job listing, descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit CAREERBUILDER and CAREERROOKIE and/or e-mail résumé and cover letter to:   Employment@icfhinc.org.
Senior Accounting Clerk
The Children's Trust is looking for a Senior Accounting Clerk who will be responsible for performing financial analyses and ensure compliance with accounting principles. Duties require broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex accounting issues with an emphasis on maintaining quality internal controls in the areas of invoices, reports, payroll reviews and budget development. The position works under the supervision of the Accounting Operations Supervisor within the finance team. 
 
Click here for complete job description and application instructions.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education

  • Audiologists (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Deaf/hard of hearing interpreters
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Certified or licensed school social workers (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Special educations teachers (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Clerical positions (Part Time)
  • School psychologists or licensed psychologists (Part Time)

Forward resume by email to agoldman@dadeschools.net .
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools *
  • Early Head Start Educator -12 credits in Early Childhood, and a CDA or FCCPC in Infant & Toddler required 
  • Head Start Educator - Associate Degree in Early Childhood, CDA or FCCPC in Preschool, 45 DCF hours *
  • Head Start Assistant - Minimum of a CDA or FCCPC in Preschool required 
  • Family Intervention Specialist -60 College Credits, 15 in Psychology
  • Curriculum Support Specialist - Teaching Certificate PK *
  • District Analyst – Health Coordinator *

Forward resume by email to erivero@dadeschools.net .
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