Weekly Provider Bulletin
June 21, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
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.

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.

Experts Needed - Leadership Academy Design
The Trust is considering offering leadership training to program managers and supervisors working in Trust-funded agencies. The Program Management Leadership Academy will be a multisession course covering such topics as leadership and management, financial and legal issues, and programming. If you would like to volunteer to help in the design and delivery of this exciting new professional development program, please contact Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org. You are the experts; we’d like to learn from you!

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.

Got a Great Summer Story to Tell? Don’t be Shy, Share!
We’ve been gathering leads and listening to your stories, and right now we’re especially interested in hearing all about your summer programs. Are you serving children with special needs in inclusive settings where they’re making friends with typically developing peers? Will this summer be the first time they’ll have regular access to a pool and learn how to swim? Or maybe you’ve got a great nutrition education component that’s turning kids into enthusiastic, health-conscious cooks - whatever your story, share it with us at mystories@thechildrenstrust.org. You could see your work in a feature story on our website, in the pages of the Miami Herald or on the local TV news!

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, June 28, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, June 28, 3-4 p.m. 
  • 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.
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

Project RISE Trainings for After-School and Youth Enrichment Providers

  • ORF Thursday, June 22, 3:30-6:30 p.m., The Childrens Trust, Training Room
  • 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 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 (due no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, June 30); groups are responsible for their own roundtrip transportation to the Center.

FREE Event - Professional Development/Funding Opportunity
Social Venture Partners - a global network of more than 3,000 venture philanthropists in 40 cities who have collectively contributed more than $63 million to 840+ community-minded projects - invites providers and change-makers to CIC Miami on Thursday, June 22, at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about its venture philanthropy model, and how to receive up to $100,000 and pro bono expert support over a multiyear period for your work. Click here for more information, location details and to register.

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 and to submit your application, click here. Deadline to submit is next Tuesday, June 27, 2017; grant recipients will be announced this summer.

Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Bookkeeper (Part-Time)
Disability Independence Group seeks a part-time bookkeeper. Must possess minimum five years’ experience working with nonprofits. This is an on-site position; working remotely is not an option. Email résumé to debbie@justdigit.org.

Early Childhood Training Program Manager
United Way of Miami-Dade seeks an early childhood training program manager to be responsible for the management of services to participants of the Early Childhood Program Administrators Institute (ECPAI), execution of UW’s strategic plan in collaboration with the director of strategy and innovation, and developing relationships with early childhood providers in the community. Click here for complete job description and requirements; email résumé to uwjobs@unitedwaymiami.org.

Master's Level Child and Family Therapist 
Lotus House seeks a master’s level mental health clinician with experience serving children and families with trauma and domestic violence histories, and medical and mental health issues. Candidates must be trained in one or more of these evidence-based modalities: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) or Child -Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and must have a strong commitment to helping improve the lives of women and children in the community. Email cover letter and résumé to anna@lotushouse.org.

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.
  • 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 Cherry Blossom Learning Centers
  • Teachers (Full- & Part-Time) For its Roads and new Brickell locations. Minimum CDA or FCCPC in early childhood education; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) a must.
  • Teacher Assistants (Full- & Part-Time) For its Roads and new Brickell locations. Minimum CDA or FCCPC in early childhood education; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) a must.

Email kathy@cherryblossommiami.com for details.

Available Positions at the Family Christian Association of America 
  • Recreation Leader For its after-school care program. Primary responsibilities include assisting site supervisor in planning and implementing educational and recreational activities for program participants. Must possess minimum high school diploma or equivalent, and 1-3 months’ related experience. Salary: $8.50/hour.
  • Teacher - Head Start/Early Head Start Program Responsibilities include planning and evaluating daily classroom activities. Must possess B.S. in early childhood education; minimum one year related professional experience in an early childhood center preferred. Salary: $1,667.70 semi-monthly.
  • Teacher Assistant Responsibilities include providing instruction as directed under teacher’s supervision. Must possess minimum (CDA) or associate degree in early childhood education. Salary: $1,160.20 semi-monthly.

Mail résumé to Patricia Byrd, Human Resources Department, 14701 NW 7th Avenue, Miami FL 33168.

Available Positions at Rainbow Intergenerational Learning Centers
  • Teachers (Part-Time) For its Little Havana and Miami Beach locations. Must possess minimum high school diploma with DCF 45 hour training and/or currently obtaining an FCCPC certificate.
  • Teacher Assistants (Part-Time) For its Little Havana and Miami Beach locations. Must possess minimum high school diploma with DCF 45 hour training and/or currently obtaining an FCCPC certificate.

Email résumé to abenedetti@lhanc.org.

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