Weekly Provider Bulletin
November 21, 2018
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Holiday Closure *
Please note that The Children's Trust will close at noon today in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 26, at 8 a.m.

Wishing you and yours a day filled with good food, good times and great memories. Happy Thanksgiving!

Workshop: Accessing & Understanding Your Data *
The Children’s Trust will be hosting YEN and YAS initiative-specific workshops on accessing and analyzing data in Trust Central November 28 and 29.

These sessions will offer participants practical methods to:

  • Navigate Trust Central to access programmatic data.
  • Monitor enrollment to assess recruitment efforts.
  • Track program participation and testing to ensure progress.
  • Identify patterns, challenges, successes and opportunities through data analysis.
  • Implement best practices for continuous quality improvement.
  • Network with other Trust-funded providers to exchange ideas and protocols that work.

Who should attend: program management staff in charge of continuous quality improvements of your program.

Please note that this is NOT a data entry tutorial; it is a workshop that will give you the tools you need to take advantage of and benefit from your data tracking efforts in order to improve the quality and implementation of your programs! Registration required; click here to reserve your space (and confirm your intended attendance with your contract manager). Note: There are two sessions currently being offered for YEN providers; you need only register for ONE of the two.

Register through the links below:

Parenting Programs
Tuesday, November 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m. FULL!

Youth Development K-5 (YAS)
Wednesday, November 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. FULL!

Youth Development 6-12 (YEN)
Training: MINI Assessment Tool *
If you are a Trust-funded youth development K-5 provider, mark your calendar for December 13, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., to attend the CAT tool MINI overview training facilitated by Project RISE. At this training, you will become familiar with the MINI, an assessment tool used by The Trust during CAT site observations, and be granted the opportunity to understand how the tool is used to assess your program’s performance as it aligns to your scope of services. This training is open to all Trust-funded K-5 providers and is mandatory for new providers. Training will take place at the United Way Ansin Building, Ryder Room, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. Register via our community calendar.
Program Management Leadership Academy
Supervisors and managers of direct-line staff in Trust-funded programs are invited to participate in The Children’s Trust Program Management Leadership Academy (aka "The Academy") which will take place in 2019. The Academy is a leadership development program designed to help supervisory leaders of Trust-funded organizations serving children, youth and families move on to the next level of personal and professional growth. Participants will learn effective strategies to handle major leadership and organizational challenges, and will be encouraged to interact, discover and communicate as they build their skills to become awesome leaders! Monthly workshops will be held January through September; attendance is required for all selected. Click here to apply; deadline to apply is December 7. Contact Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org for more information.
Attention MDC Community Partners & Volunteer-Rich Organizations!
Miami Dade College is transitioning to a new, comprehensive and smartphone-friendly volunteer management platform, which will replace the existing system many of you are familiar with and use ( www.mdc.edu/serve). The new platform, being created and implemented with project partner Welever, will include enhancements like:

  • Ability to have community partners/students/faculty create change-making events and promote them to potential volunteers.
  • Chatroom features for every service opportunity to boost and support communication.
  • Ability to measure impact and export all data for reporting/research/evaluation purposes.
  • Quick connection of volunteers with opportunities to assist when emergencies/natural disasters occur (e.g., Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico).
  • Direct connection of every service experience to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

Join MDC on Tuesday, November 27, 10 a.m., for a special introduction to the new system that will explore how it can enhance and amplify the work of your organization; a light lunch will be served. This informational session will be held at MDC's Wolfson Campus, Room 2106. Attendees will receive a free, full license for this exciting new software platform. Registration required; RSVP at events@welever.org.
Help Us Select a 2019 Champion for Children
Do you know an amazing staff member or colleague who deserves a round of applause? Nominate them for our new MONTHLY Exemplary Service Award! Extended to exceptional employees of Trust-funded programs or initiatives, this honor is given to individuals who serve as an inspiration to their colleagues; provide direct service to children and families as their primary duty; and perform their work in a way that exemplifies that the human element makes a genuine difference in the lives of others. (Nominees may not be a manager or executive director.) Winners will be publicly announced and recognized, and comprise the pool from which we'll select the recipient of the 2019 Champions for Children Excellence Award for Direct Service to Children and Families. Click here to nominate someone wonderful today.
Getting to Know Our Programs
In an effort to further strengthen relationships with our providers and continue to build mutual empathy and understanding, The Children’s Trust will be coming to see you! Executive and senior staff will soon be contacting you to confirm a time when they can stop by to learn more about your programs and the impactful work that you’re doing to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade. We very much look forward to spending time with you!
Project RISE: SEL Outcome Assessment Trainings
Project RISE has released three online Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Outcome Assessment trainings, which are available to all Trust-funded youth development providers:

  • Child Trends Survey SEL Outcome Assessment Grades K-5
  • PYDI SEL Outcome Assessment Grades 6-12
  • YAPS SEL Outcome Assessment Grades 6-12

To take these online trainings, log into your CollaborNation account at www.collabornation.net/projectrise; select "Course Catalog," then select "Project RISE Online Trainings."

Additional Project RISE Trainings *
  • Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Tuesday, December 11, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., NSU Kendall

Many more courses available online at www.collabornation.net/login/projectrise; in-person trainings require preregistration.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Discovering Inclusion Training - Now Available ONLINE Discovering Inclusion is an introductory workshop for staff with little or no previous knowledge about children and youth with disabilities and inclusion. It includes an introduction to various types of disabilities, identifying the benefits of inclusion for all, using People First Language and respectful etiquette, and the characteristics of an inclusive program. There is also an opportunity to explore personal beliefs and values.

From Our Friends
Certification: Trauma-Informed Human Trafficking *
The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice at Barry University announces a trauma-informed human trafficking certification training. Module 1, Introduction to Human Trafficking and Models of Practice: A Trauma-Informed Perspective, is open to the public and is happening December 11-12; Module 2, Advanced Trauma-Informed Clinical Practice with Survivors of Human Trafficking, is open to those with an MSW or advanced degree in a related field, only, and is happening December 17-18. Click here for more information and to register.
Lunch & Learn Workshop: Emotional Literacy
Triumph Steps announces an emotional literacy lunch and learn on Tuesday, November 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m., designed to teach providers how to give children the tools they need to minimize limiting thoughts and overcome depression, anxiety, fear and much more. This workshop is FREE for Trust-funded providers; all others, $25. For details, location and to register, call 305.646.0112.
Workshop: The Science of Trauma in the Early Years
You may have heard about adverse childhood experience (ACE) but do you understand the "why?" behind it? Learn the science of how trauma in the early years affects growth, development and health across lifespans. This training, happening on Tuesday, December 4, is critical for all professionals, advocates and volunteers who work with children or families who have experienced trauma. Individual registration is $60; learn more and register at www.thedevelopingmother.com/events.
Grant Opportunities
Current Grant Opportunities at The Trust
The Children's Trust has released the following five separate grant opportunities:

  • Early Intervention Summer Camp Full-day summer programs for children ages birth to 5 years (prior to kindergarten entry) with developmental delays or disabilities. Application deadline: Friday, December 7, 5 p.m. EST.
  • Universal Parenting Education Parenting workshops and educational or public health events that foster effective parenting strategies to support child development. Application deadline: Friday, December 7, 5 p.m. EST.
  • Reading Enhancement Services Differentiated literacy intervention (DLI) services in the summer for rising kindergarten, rising first-grade and rising second-grade children. Application deadline: Friday, December 7, 5 p.m. EST.
  • Innovation Fund Innovative ideas and program designs that address existing community needs and have not previously been implemented in our community. Application deadline: Wednesday, December 19, 5 p.m. EST.
  • Small Community-Based Organizations (CBO) Capacity Building Capacity-building supports for child- and family-serving small CBOs in Miami-Dade County. Application deadline: Friday, December 7, 5 p.m. EST.
For details on all of the above, plus available related resources, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org/grants.
Early Learning Career Center Scholarships
The Early Learning Career Center, funded by The Children's Trust, is offering professional development scholarships to early childhood educators in Miami-Dade County to improve knowledge, skills, classroom practices and ultimately the quality of care offered to our children. For more information please send an email request to the center at careercenter@thechildrensforum.com that includes your name, facility name and DCF license number, email, phone number and a detailed description of your requested professional development funding.
Career Opportunities
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • Contract Manager * To administer and monitor contracts for various programs and services funded by The Children's Trust. This position seeks candidates with project management and or business analyst experiences in data-driven work environments. Responsibilities include assisting with the development and management of the bid solicitation process; monitoring funded programs and services; participating in meetings and professional development activities; managing contract amendments and revisions; managing contract compliance; and examining and using data, processes and systems for organizational goals setting.

Submission end date for consideration for the above positions is ongoing. Click here to access complete job description, requirements and application instructions.
Curriculum Specialist *
Our Little Ones Learning Center seeks a curriculum specialist for its Head Start program. Responsibilities include supervising and providing support and training to teaching teams in implementing a cognitively oriented curriculum while adhering to program standards and reporting. Must possess master's in early childhood education or child development, or in a related field with a minimum 18 credits in early childhood education; leadership skills also a must. Email résumé to Jeannifer Bonnet at jbonnet@ourlittleones.org.
Case Managers
Infinite Ways Network seeks case managers residing in the Miami-Dade area. Must possess bachelor's degree in social work or related field; have taken case management training; possess minimum two years' postgraduate experience working with at-risk children/families in an in-home setting; and evening and weekend availability. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish and/or Haitian/Creole) preferred. Email résumé to infinitewaysnetwork@gmail.com.
Available Positions at the Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Family Support Worker - Healthy Families Miami-Dade * To meet with high-at-risk families. Must be energetic and enthusiastic and possess high school diploma or GED equivalent, plus two years' experience working with children/families. (Job ID #2018-4043)
  • Family Support Worker Supervisor - Healthy Families Miami-Dade * Must possess bachelor's degree in social work or comparable human service field, and three years' experience working with children and families in a like program; supervisory experience preferred. (Job ID #2018-4058)

For complete job description, requirements and to apply, visit www.chsfl.org/careers.
Available Positions at ConnectFamilias

  • Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) Coach - Part-Time To provide support for parents of young children (up to 8 years old) with behavior concerns to support the implementation of PCIT competencies in real-life settings (i.e., in-home or community. Works alongside a UM PCIT therapist; PCIT coaching and training provided. This is a contracted fee-for-service position in the Homestead/South Dade area. Flexible schedule; 10-15 hours/week.
  • Partnership Associate - Part-Time To provide front office support across all partnership activities. Primary responsibilities include data collection and documentation within given deadlines and in accordance with program standards, policies and procedures; answering phones; preparing rooms for program activities; and making copies, filing and scheduling appointments. This is a part-time position of 20 hours/week, $12/hour.
  • Targeted Partnership Coordinator (TPC) To work alongside the organization's legal partner to help children who are eligible for immigration legal relief. Responsibilities include conducting program eligibility screenings and developing strategies for linkage to services and program promotion at meetings and targeted presentations throughout Miami-Dade County. Must possess bachelor's degree and two years' relevant experience. This is a full-time position; salary negotiable.

For complete job information, requirements and and to apply, visit www.connectfamilias.org.
Available Positions at Jewish Community Services of South Florida

  • Infant Mental Health Therapist/Consultant To maintain a caseload of 5-7 early learning programs, working with 12-15 classrooms and 10-14 children (two children per program). Responsibilities include implementing consultation services in early learning programs and providing support to families of children with challenging behaviors. Master's degree and minimum two years' experience providing mental health services to children ages birth-5 required. Email résumé to Heather Winters at hwinters@jcsfl.org.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Part-Time To provide individual and family therapy services to children and adults. Responsibilities include performing intakes, assessments and diagnosis; treatment planning; ongoing intervention; and proper termination. Flexibility to work afternoons and evenings required; bilingual fluency preferred. Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
  • Overnight Helpline Counselor To provide information and referrals, crisis counseling and suicide intervention to callers upon completion of a thorough assessment and identification of most presenting needs. Email résumé to Cora Patterson at cpatterson@jcsfl.org.
  • Say Something Crisis Counselor To field incoming tips via the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) from primarily middle and high school students in participating school districts across the country. The Say Something curriculum teaches youth and adults in school settings how to look for warning signs, signals and threats, especially in social media, from individuals who may want to hurt themselves or others. Email résumé to Cora Patterson at cpatterson@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Miami Children's Initiative

  • College & Career Manager To cultivate relationships with new and existing partners, vendors and governmental agencies with the goal of ensuring resources and access to services; foster capacity building and training opportunities; and secure funding for the support and development of activities and programs geared toward college and career initiatives.
  • Community & Family Advocate - After-School Programs To assist families living within Liberty City. Responsibilities include contributing to the development of health, safety and educational needs by coordinating intervention strategies, organizing community activities and acting as a liaison to community agencies. Must be able to canvas in the community and participate in some evening and weekend events.
  • Student & Family Advocate - After-School Programs To assist students attending Miami Northwestern Senior High School after-school programs. Must be able to engage children, communicate in English, possess a command of mathematical concepts, and be able to participate in several evening and weekend events. Experience with children preferred; must pass a Level 2 background screening.
  • Transportation Aid To transport students to and from after-school programs at Charles R. Drew K-8 Center and Miami Northwestern Senior High School. Must be able to engage children, communicate in English, participate in several evening and weekend events, and pass a Level 2 background screening.
  • Transportation Specialist To transport students to and from educational programs at Charles R. Drew K-8 Center and Miami Northwestern Senior High School. Must be able to engage children, communicate in English, participate in several evening and weekend events and pass a Level 2 background screening, as well as possess a chauffeur’s license and a clean driving record.

Email résumé to Deborah Nunez at dnunez@iamlibertycity.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education

  • Audiologists - Part-/Full-Time *
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Interpreters *
  • Clerical - Hourly *
  • Occupational Therapists *
  • Physical Therapists *
  • School Psychologists - Part-/Full-Time *
  • School Social Workers (Certified and/or Licensed) - Part-/Full-Time *
  • Speech Language Pathologists *
  • Teachers with Experience in Special Education - Part-/Full-Time *

Email résumé to Ava Goldman at agoldman@dadeschools.net.
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