Weekly Provider Bulletin
October 25, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
Growth Plans to Replace Quarterly Narrative Reports for Most Initiatives
To support our Program Metrics framework and a shift toward continuous learning and improvement, in contract year 2017-18 quarterly growth plan updates will replace quarterly narrative reports for most initiatives. Visit our Program Metrics page for a complete list of applicable initiatives and requirements. In partnership with contract managers, providers will develop and implement growth plans up to four times per contract year; a growth planning guidance document with additional information can also be found on the Program Metrics page. As always, The Children's Trust thanks you for your continued dedication to providing high-quality services to the children and families of our community!
Workshop: Finding Grants Online with the Foundation Center Directory
Providers new to grant-seeking or looking to diversify funding streams can tap into an invaluable resource with Finding Grants Online with the Foundation Center Directory, a special workshop designed to help nonprofits find potential funders, discover what funders are looking for when awarding grants, and utilizing the Foundation Center's newly improved grants resource, Foundation Directory Online. Bring your laptop and be ready for hands-on search help in pursuing grant opportunities in Miami-Dade. Two locations and times available (workshops are identical):

  • November 30, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - noon, South Dade Regional Library/ Second Floor Auditorium, 10750 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
  • November 30, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m., West Dade Regional Library/First Floor Meeting Room, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165

Registration required; click here to reserve your space via our community calendar . Presented by the Foundation Center in partnership with The Children’s Trust, Miami-Dade County Office of Management and Budget - Grants Coordination, and Miami-Dade Public Library System. Additional questions may be directed to Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org .
SPARK Training
The Children's Trust is sponsoring the following SPARK curriculum training for YAS

  • Friday, October 27, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Robert Alonso Community Center, Royal Oaks Park, 16500 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33018

If your agency implements SPARK for its after-school programming, the staff member (or members) who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. Registration required; click here to reserve your spot via our community calendar . Additional questions may be directed to Carol Brogan at carol@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 November are listed below; visit our community calendar at www.thechildrenstrust.org for full descriptions and registration information. All trainings held at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.

  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, November 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, November 1, 3-4 p.m. 
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, November 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, November 8, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, November 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, November 15, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, November 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, November 22, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, November 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, November 29, 3-4 p.m.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Count Me In: Teaching Children to Embrace Diversity Thursday, November 2, 9 a.m. - noon
  • Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, November 3, 9 a.m. - noon
  • Discovering Inclusion Monday, November 6, 10 a.m. - noon

Registration is required for all trainings; please visit www.collabornation.net/login/advocacynetwork to reserve your space and for class location.
Project RISE: Upcoming Trainings

  • Effective Behavior Management 101 Level 2 Thursday, November 9, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Effective Behavior Management 102 Thursday, November 9, 1-3:30 p.m.

Advance registration is required for all Project RISE trainings. Please visit collabornation.net/login/projectrise to reserve your space and for class location .
From Our Friends
Opioid Crisis: What Parents & Providers Can Do
A town hall meeting to discuss the opioid crisis has been announced by Martin Karp, Ph.D., school board member for District 3, on Wednesday, November 1, 6:30 p.m . Speakers will include representatives from Miami-Dade County Public Schools Police and Parent Academy, as well as a family recovery specialist and a parent whose life has been impacted by opioid use. All will be available to answer/address questions; call 305.995.1369 for more information. Meeting will take place at North Miami Beach Senior High School, located at 1247 NE 167th Street, Miami, FL 33162 . A supervised children's activity in the school's media center will be provided.
Nonprofit Management Workshop Series
The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade announces a series of five workshops designed to help nonprofit leaders manage their organizations, build capacity and increase sustainability. Taking place on November 1 and 29, January 24, February 21 and March 21, 8:30-11 a.m. at the Center for Social Change Miami, 2103 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145. Topics include Grants 101; Donor Cultivation; Leadership; Telling Your Story; and Collaboration. Registration fee for entire series is $40; individual workshops are $10 in advance and $20 at the door. For session details and to register, visit www.womensfundmiami.org
Miami-Dade TESOL Fall Symposium
Miami-Dade TESOL announces a symposium on Saturday, November 4, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. , at the Miami Dade College InterAmerican campus. Discussion will focus on advocacy for bilingual students, and feature such speakers as David Lawrence Jr. of The Children's Movement of Florida, as well as representatives from the Florida House and Senate, the State Board of Education, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools; click here to register
Take a Stand Against Women-Directed Violence
The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade invites nonprofit leaders to a working session to discuss how to maximize services provided by Switchboard 211, a program of Jewish Community Services (JCS). Meeting attendees will learn how they can collaborate with 211 to better serve their missions and clients, by helping those in need get connected to the correct resources. In addition, guest representatives from One Billion Rising Miami will lead a discussion on making Miami a community of citizen first responders. Happening on Thursday, November 9, 8:30-10:30 a.m. , at the YWCA located at 351 NW 5th Street, Miami, FL 33128. Reserve your spot by emailing Fran Katz at fran@womensfundmiami.org ; breakfast included.
Training: Nurturing Parenting Facilitator
The Postpartum Healing and Education Center announces a Nurturing Parenting Facilitator training December 4-6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Albizu University. Fee: $280/person; includes 12 CEUs for LCSWs, LMHTs and LMFTs. For more information and to register, contact Ana Romero at 954.558.8360.
First Aid Training: Youth Mental Health
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches any adult how to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to the signs and symptoms of addictions and mental illness. For more information, contact Tony Martinez at 305.487.3825 or  tony@insightandmore.net . Click here to register ; CEUs available. 
Post-Hurricane Recovery & Rebuilding
Disaster Food Relief
The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is maintaining open Disaster SNAP (or Food for Florida) application sites, and is reminding Floridians seeking disaster food assistance of important details prior to their visiting a Food for Florida location. To be eligible, you must not currently be receiving benefits through the regular food assistance program; must have been living or working in the disaster area at the time of the disaster; and must have suffered a disaster-related loss, such as damage to your home or self-employment property, loss of food, reduction or loss of income, or have incurred other disaster-related expenses. Click here for more information
Financial Relief for People Left Unemployed After Irma
Federal disaster unemployment assistance is available to workers and the self-employed affected by Hurricane Irma. To qualify, your work must have been lost or interrupted by the storm resulting in your inability to work or perform services because of physical damage or destruction to your place of employment. Those approved for disaster unemployment will receive up to $275 a week, according to Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). The application deadline is October 14. To file a claim, visit www.floridajobs.org or call 800.385.3920 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 
Temporary Post-Irma Jobs Available
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is hiring staff to help with disaster recovery. The agency is seeking damage verifiers and construction analysts; lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants; loan specialists; customer service representatives and public information officers; and IT specialists. All of the positions are temporary. Visit www.sba.gov/disaster and click on the “view jobs” tab for salary and job description information.
Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Irma
Business of all sizes may apply for loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Interest rates are as low as 3.3 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for nonprofit organizations. Step one is registering with FEMA through the following options: www.disasterassistance.gov from your mobile device or by calling 800.621.3362. Step two is filling out the disaster loan application at www.fema.gov . Call 800.659.2955 for recovery center locations to apply in person or to request that an application be mailed to you.
Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Program Interns
Breakthrough Miami seeks interns for its academic enrichment program, a students-teaching-students model that provides motivated, under-resourced middle school students with the help they need to access excellent high school opportunities, graduate from high school on time, and attend college. Interns will provide mentoring, academic support, coaching, program planning and implementation, and other activities to contribute to the success of program participants. Training in a variety of areas will provide interns with progressive professional development. Internships available on a semester basis; starting salary $9/hour. Complete job description, requirements and application guidelines at www.breakthroughmiami.org .
Student and Family Advocate *
Miami Children’s Initiative seeks a student and family advocate. Must possess bachelor's degree or equivalent experience (preferred); strong communication and interpersonal skills among diverse populations; experience in working with underserved youth; ability to effectively engage students; experience playing at least one sport (coaching experience preferred); computer literacy and basic knowledge of common Microsoft Office applications; and ability to lift more than 20 pounds. Successful completion of state and federal background checks also a must. Email cover letter, résumé and three professional references (references will not be contacted until permission is granted from applicants during the final stages of the selection process) to mstclair@iamlibertycity.org .
Teacher Assistant - Early Head Start
St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center seeks a teacher assistant to support the implementation and management of a cognitively oriented curriculum 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. Email résumé to tdawson@stalbanschildcare.org
Youth and Business Development Coordinator *
Urgent seeks a dynamic, innovative, creative, business-minded youth and business development coordinator to provide strategic guidance to staff, teams and high school interns in ways that promote the organization’s culture and advance its mission to empower young minds to transform their communities. Optimal candidate will be able to work at the grassroots level in communities, promote youth development principles, facilitate leadership workshops, oversee the progress of business development, and assess and directly engage with teens to facilitate a life skills and work readiness curriculum. Must be an excellent leader with experience in managing multiple staff and professional instructors. Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines
Available Positions at Florida Foster Care Review

  • Administrative and Finance Coordinator * To be responsible for supporting administration, operations/facilities, finance, budgeting, human resources and IT activities. Minimum associate degree, accounting, finance or business administration preferred; 5+ years professional work experience, preferably in financial and office management; and, ideally, nonprofit administration, bookkeeping and grants management experience. Must be highly skilled in Microsoft Office with advanced knowledge of Excel; technologically savvy with an eye for detail, and an effective collaborator and communicator. High proficiency in written English and strong math skills also a must. Email cover letter and résumé to Twila Gonzales at tgonzales@fostercarereview.org.
  • Review Specialist To be responsible for preparing, coordinating and facilitating review hearings conducted by its Citizen Review Panel (CRP) program. The review specialist is also responsible for collecting data during the review and producing the CRP’s findings and recommendations report; supporting the management of volunteers; participating in the training and evaluation of CRP volunteers; and attending court hearings and relevant child welfare and community meetings/events. Minimum bachelor’s degree in social work or related field, and at least three years of frontline experience in child welfare and the dependency court system. Complete job description and application guidelines are available at www.fostercarereview.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • District Supervisor Financial Operations
  • Early Head Start Educator
  • Family Intervention Specialist
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Head Start Educator
  • Parent Outreach Specialist

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit jobs.dadeschools.net .

Available Positions at OIC of South Florida

  • Educator To deliver evidence-based curricula for program participants, reinforcing age-appropriate language and medically accurate instructional strategies. Minimum bachelor’s degree in education, training, psychology or related degree, and 1-3 years' relevant experience in education, counseling and/or providing training, mentoring and support to at-risk youth. Because of the nature of our work with youth, all applicants must be able to pass a Level 2 background screening as required by the Broward County School District. Bilingual skills (English, Spanish, French, Creole) a plus.
  • Site Coordinator - Plantation Middle School To be responsible for coordinating day-to-day operations of the School is Cool program, and for development and implementation of student activities, assuring high-quality program services and support to enrolled students and their families. Minimum high school diploma (associate or bachelor’s degree preferred), and 2 -3 years’ experience working with high-risk youth and families. Bilingual skills (English, Spanish, French, Creole) a plus.
  • SRAE Case Manager To provide individual case management for a subset (estimated at 25%) of SRAE participants with a high level of risk and need. Responsibilities include administering trauma symptom screenings, basic needs assessments and group case management. Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field preferred; three years’ case management, adolescent pregnancy prevention, positive youth development or educational programming experience working with youth a must, as is a working knowledge of community resources. Bilingual skills (English, Spanish, French, Creole) a plus. 

Visit the OIC of South Florida website for more information and application guidelines.
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