Weekly Provider Bulletin
June 28, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
Exhibitor Registration for the 2017 Family Expo - Don't Miss Out!
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. Registration deadline is on Monday, July 3.

Take 10 with The Trust
Join us every other Thursday at noon for 10 with The Trust, a new 10-minute talk show broadcast from The Children's Trust offices on Facebook Live. We’ll be chatting with other community stakeholders, providers, and children and families who have benefited from our programs, like Breakthrough Miami and Thomas Armour Youth Ballet alum Mya Wright, who’s on her way to Massachusetts and Mount Holyoke College in the fall on a full scholarship! Have you got a great story to tell? Let us know at mystories@thechildrenstrust.org and you could be our next guest. This week we'll sit down with Miami-Dade Police Director, Juan Perez, at FIU Enlace.
School-Year Data Is Due!
The Children's Trust will be conducting its annual school-year data review on July 18 for after-school (YAS) and youth enrichment (YEN) programs. Please ensure that all of your school-year demographic, attendance and outcome data is up-to-date and entered by Monday, July 17. We will begin our review process and pull data on Tuesday, July 18, at 9 a.m. Please refer to your most recent data quality check to identify any areas of concern.

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 June and July 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.

  • Summer Safety Training & Education Wednesday, July 5, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, July 5, 3-4 p.m. 
  • CPR Friday, July 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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. 

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
From Our Friends
FREE Training: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
Kristi House announces a workshop on commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). Discussion will include a general overview of CSEC, its impact on children, tips for identifying and engaging victims, and the services needed to help victims heal and reintegrate into mainstream society. To be held today, Wednesday, June 28, 2-5 p.m., at Kristi House, 1265 NW 12th Ave, Miami FL 33136. Click here for more information; email mcrodriguez@kristihouse.org to reserve your space.

FREE Training: Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior
Some children display intrusive, aggressive or coercive sexual behaviors, and research suggests that up to half of all child sexual abuse involves children acting out on other children. Kristi House announces a free workshop that will provide participants with an understanding of sexual behavior problems versus normal sexual development, and appropriate ways to respond. To be held on Friday, June 30, 2-4:30 p.m., at Kristi House, 1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Click here for more information; call 305.547.6834 or email dthompson@kristihouse.org to reserve your space.

FREE Workshop: Comprehensive Sexual Education for Girls
Women’s Fund Miami-Dade announces a panel-led discussion on comprehensive sex education, targeted to providers working with young girls. The discussion will include a variety of resources and viewpoints; please add your voice to this important conversation. To be held on Wednesday, July 12, noon - 1:30 p.m., at Girl Power, 1600 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136 - bring a bag lunch! Email fran@womensfundmiami.org to reserve your space.

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 information email ialbrecht@fostercarereview.org.

Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Assistant *
Cherry Blossom Learning Center seeks an assistant for its new Brickell location. Call 305.860.3300 for more information.

President *
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society seeks a president for its South Florida market able to engage community leaders throughout the territory (Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as Puerto Rico) in achieving agency priorities, most importantly in raising funds. S/he must passionately and effectively communicate information about the agency’s research, services and advocacy strategies, as well as its impact on the lives of people affected by MS. This requires a deep understanding of the diverse cultural communities of the territory and an ability to engage with a wide range of people. Complete job description, requirements and application guidelines can be found at www.nmss.org.

Program Coordinator *
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) seeks a program coordinator to be responsible for the implementation and sustainability of SHP’s Know the Signs prevention programs to various districts and schools across South and Central Florida. This position provides direct support to school districts, individual schools and youth organizations in their implementation of SHP prevention programs, with the goal of building capacity to sustain SHP prevention programs over time. For more information, email Blair Freedman at blair.freedman@sandyhookpromise.org.

Program Director *
Gang Alternative seeks a program director for its year-round out-of-school program; position responsible for managing six sites across Miami-Dade County. Must possess minimum three years’ experience running a multisite program, managing staff, and working with children and parents. Minimum bachelor’s degree, as well as excellent planning and organizational skills, an eye for detail and reliable transportation, also required. Email résumé and cover letter to info@myga.org.

Site Coordinator *
Communities in Schools (CIS) of Miami seeks a site coordinator to implement the CIS model directly at Homestead Senior High School. Must possess an understanding of community resources; be able to make appropriate linkages to needed academic, physical or social services for identified children; and provide ongoing case management and collaboration with community agencies to remove barriers for identified students. Additional responsibilities include monitoring service delivery of contracted direct service providers, and working in partnership with school district staff and partner agencies. Email résumé to kcadet@cismiami.org.

Available Positions at ABC's For Success *

  • Master's Level Child and Family Therapist Licensed mental health clinician with experience serving children and families with medical and mental health issues. Must possess a strong commitment to helping improve the lives of adults and children in the community; willingness to work in the north end of Miami-Dade County; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).
  • Medical Biller Experience in behavioral health procedure and diagnosis codes preferred; excellent attention to detail, data entry and communication skills; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) required.
  • Targeted Case Manager Must possess minimum bachelor’s degree; one year experience providing services to adults, children or both; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Completed targeted case management training, or completion within three months of hire, also a must.

Email résumé to karie.diaz@abc4s.com.

Available Positions at The Advocacy Network on Disabilities 
  • Care Coordinators To engage and establish trusting relationships with families to mutually develop and implement a care plan to achieve family goals. Must be a master’s level social worker, mental health professional or possess a related degree; ability to work flexible hours when families are available also required, as is minimum two years’ post degree experience with care coordination or working with target population. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish or English/Creole) preferred.
  • Director of Family Services * As a member of the management team, this position is responsible for the planning, implementation, supervision and oversight of all programs and staff providing direct services to children with disabilities and their families; role will be instrumental in implementing a new countywide family partnership. Candidates in possession of LCSW, LMHC or equivalent license, or a registered intern who has passed the exam, highly prioritized. Minimum five years’ administrative experience including managing a program, supervising staff, working with funders and preparing required reports also required. 
  • Intake Specialist For partnership addressing the needs of families with children with disabilities, and those headed by a parent with a disability. Responsibilities include collecting and assessing information to determine eligibility, and providing alternate referrals, if not. Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field required, as is knowledge of community resources and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Minimum two years’ post degree experience providing care coordination or working with target population.
Email cover letter and résumé to hr@advocacynetwork.org.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired *
  • Early Childhood Education Teacher For full inclusion prekindergarten program for 3- and 4-year-old students and 1- and 2-year-old preschoolers, at its new new 72,000-square-foot Lighthouse Learning Center for Children. Must possess bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood, special education or related field; and Professional Florida Educator’s Certificate in preschool education (birth-age 4).
    Family & Children Support Specialist To provide support and services to blind or visually impaired children ages birth to 14 and their families. Must possess bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field; experience with support groups and individual and/or family counseling; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).
Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org or fax to 305.285.6967.
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