Weekly Provider Bulletin
October 18, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
Family Expo is FINALLY Here
After a six-week delay - Thanks Hurricane Irma! - The Children's Trust 11th Annual Family Expo is happening this Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Center. Please help spread the word! This year's family-friendly community event again includes hundreds of direct-service provider-exhibitors; kid-centric activities like a rock climbing wall, bounce house, storybook character meet-&-greet, book fair and arts-and-crafts; and live music and dance performances. New for 2017: family Zumba and yoga; a special racing exhibit with Homestead Speedway; an interactive installation from HistoryMiami showcasing the museum’s current special exhibit marking the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew; and hourly raffles for great prizes, like big-screen TVs and family four-pack tix to the new Frost Science Museum! Click on the following links for an Expo flyer in English , Spanish or Creole that you can forward to and share with your program participants. Hope to see you on Saturday!
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!
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 . Remaining available trainings for October 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, October 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, October 25, 3-4 p.m.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Navigating Community Resources Friday, October 20, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 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 Literacy Instruction Level 2 Tuesday, October 24, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • 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
It's National Say Something Week - Take Part!
Say Something teaches students how to look for warning signs, signals and threats - especially in social media - from individuals who may want to hurt themselves or others, and to say something to a trusted adult to get them help. Say Something Week (October 16-20) raises awareness and educates students and the community through training, media events, advertising, public proclamations, contests and school awards on how to say something if they believe a friend or peer is thinking about hurting themselves or someone else. When it comes to violence, suicide and threats, most are known by at least one other individual before the incident takes place. Say Something Week reinforces the power young people have to prevent tragedies and say something to a trusted adult to protect a friend from hurting themselves or others. Learn more and register your school or organization to receive free resources at www.sandyhookpromise.org/saysomethingweek .
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
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): 2-Day Training
The Mailman Center for Child Development Training will explore the evidence base of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and its practice components, including rationale, techniques and activities for implementation, as well as hands-on practice of these components through role-play and/or group activities.Trauma types and symptoms, assessment, and cultural and family engagement considerations will also be discussed. Happening November 7 and 8, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ; $350 fee includes breakfast, parking and snacks. Thirteen CE hours provided for psychologists and LCSWs/LMFTs/LMHCs. Click here for more information and to register
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. 
Hurricane Irma - 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
Administrative Specialist
The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine seeks an administrative specialist to join its NeighborhoodHELP team of professionals. Click here to visit FIU's career site for more information and to apply ; reference job ID 514052.
Operations Manager/Executive Assistant
Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC) seeks an operations manager/executive assistant to be responsible for managing, organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. The position is also responsible for facilitating for the CEO, the integration and coordination of fundraising activities, and grant management. Visit the OLCDC website for more information and application guidelines
Program Instructor - Part-Time
Girl Power seeks a part-time program instructor to provide continuity of education, wraparound services and activities for referred female students ages 11-17 at the Dorothy M. Wallace COPE Center South Success Center, as a corrective action based on Miami-Dade County Schools Level 2 Infractions. Instructor will work closely with fellow staff and M-DCPS staff to ensure that all classroom goals, objectives and outcomes are accomplished, while providing quality programming to all female students. Click here for complete job description and requirements ; email résumé to programdirector@girlpowerrocks.org
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 .
Review Specialist *
Florida Foster Care Review seeks a full-time 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 .
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
Cherry Blossom Learning Center #3 in Brickell seeks teachers for all age groups. Must possess bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) and experience in early childhood education. For additional information, email isabel@cherryblossommiami.com
Teachers - Preschool
YMCA South Florida seeks preschool teachers for its Homestead location. Must possess 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. Click here to visit www.ymcasouthflorida.org and apply.
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 Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

  • Early Childhood Education Teacher For its full inclusion prekindergarten program for 3- and 4-year-old students, and 1- and 2-year-old preschoolers. Must possess bachelor's degree in education, early childhood, special education or related field; and the State of Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate in Preschool Education (birth through age 4) or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3). 
  • Job Service Specialist To provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment, job orientation and job search assistance, including cover letter and résumé writing, job openings search and interviewing techniques. Must possess bachelor's degree and minimum one year of experience working in human resources, employment services or related. 
  • Medical Office Receptionist To handle office duties in its Low Vision Center, including scheduling and coordinating appointments, initial intake paperwork, database entry, assisting clients in store, and other clerical duties. Must possess minimum high school diploma; AA preferred. Minimum one year experience working in a medical office and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) also required. 
  • Program Coordinator To be responsible for scheduling and managing the day-to-day office and clinical operations for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program. High school diploma required (AA preferred), as is one year of experience working with databases and running queries/reports, and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Experience working in a medical office a plus. 
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired To provide instruction to children ages birth to 21 years, to develop and implement individualized lesson plans for each child in collaboration with other teaching professionals and service providers. Must possess bachelor’s degree in visual disabilities from an accredited university; current TVI certification; ability to attend and complete required trainings; and excellent communication skills. 

Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org or fax to 305.285.6967.
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.
Available Positions at Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)

  • Director of Development To report directly to the executive director and work closely with the fundraising committee and community relations department, to ultimately grow to oversee RCMA's development department, and design and execute a comprehensive and robust development strategy as well as set annual goals. This position guides and executes capital, planned giving and endowment campaigns, and ongoing fundraising efforts. Must possess bachelor's degree in a relevant field; master's a plus, as is bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Minimum five years' experience managing a development department for a nonprofit required. Email résumé to gayane.stepanian@rcma.org
  • Teachers To provide children with developmentally appropriate activities in a quality early childhood program that offers a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children and families. Full- and part-time trainee, Level 1 and Level 2 positions available; for additional information visit www.rcma.org. Email résumé to lissettev@rcma.org.
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