Weekly Provider Bulletin
April 11, 2018
The Children's Trust Announces
FIVE New Grant Opportunities Now Available!

Early Childhood
  • Read to Learn Books for Free: Ensures children have access to books via bookshelves maintained in public spaces.
  • Comprehensive Early Intervention Services: Provide interventions for children under age 6 identified with mild developmental delays (10-29%) who do not meet state eligibility for IDEA.
  • Early Learning Career Center & Scholarship Administration: Provides career advising and manages a countywide educational scholarship program for early learning professionals.

Program and Professional Development Supports
  • Supports for Youth Development Programs: Provide program and professional development training and coaching to ensure Trust-funded providers are delivering quality after-school, youth enrichment and summer camp programs.
  • Inclusion Supports for Programs Serving Children & Youth: Provide program and professional development training and coaching to ensure Trust-funded providers are delivering quality, inclusive programs for children and youth with disabilities.

Visit the Grants section of our website to learn about our application process, and the Grant Opportunities page for detailed information about the above-named solicitations. Application deadline for all five releases is on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 4:59 p.m.
Take 10 with The Trust
Join us tomorrow at noon for 10 with The Trust when we'll talk about the summer youth internship program, and the positive impact it's had on our children and community. 10's quick-hit conversations with other local stakeholders, providers, and children and families who have benefited from our programs - broadcast on Facebook Live every other Thursday - are a great way to discover available services in your area, as well as get inspired by hearing about what's good in the world. Have you got a compelling story to tell? Tell us all about it at mystories@thechildrenstrust.org .
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Literacy Assessment Training: Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Thursday, April 26, 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m., The Children's Trust, 8th Floor Training Room, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
  • YEN: Cooperative Learning Friday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2805 SW 32nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33133

Project RISE offers online trainings as well, including Effective Behavior Management, Effective Literacy Instruction, Homework Assistance in After-School, and recertification courses for ORF and PACER. Preregistration required for all Project RISE trainings; click here to register.
Promote Your Event for FREE on our Community Calendar
If your organization is having an event, let us know and we'll help you promote it. Events can be for the community at large or specific to other service providers in Miami-Dade County. The only requirement is that they offer no- or low-cost opportunities to attendees; please note that we are unable to include galas and fundraisers at this time. Events can be health fairs, back-to-school events, movie screenings, training and professional development, or similar events. Simply fill out our online Community Outreach and Calendar Form at least two weeks prior to your event to get started!
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Count Me In: Teaching Children to Embrace Diversity Thursday, April 5, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165
  • Navigating Community Resources Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. - noon, Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112th Avenue, Miami, FL 33176
  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Friday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • Discovering Inclusion 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cutler Bay, FL 33157
  • Structure for Success Thursday, May 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., North Shore Park and Youth Center, 501 72nd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141
  • Let’s Play Together: Practical Solutions for Adapting Recreational Activities Friday, May 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33157
  • Structure for Success Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33157
  • Count Me In: Teaching Children to Embrace Diversity Friday May 11, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Branches, 129 SW 5th Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Monday, June 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m, Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147
  • Structure for Success Friday, June 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, June 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33150

Discovering Inclusion training now available online! This training introduces different types of disabilities, benefits of inclusion, People First Language, respectful etiquette and the characteristics of an inclusive program; this training fulfills The Children’s Trust’s Inclusion training requirements.

Registration is required for all trainings; click here to register.
Providers & Partners, Tell Us All About Your Good Work!
From the Herald to the Miami Times to CBS 4, Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been featured for the life-changing services they provide to the children and families of Miami-Dade - and you could be next. Click here to tell us about your latest triumphs and you just may turn on the TV or turn a page in the paper to see your face!
Training: Summer Camp Inclusion
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities announces the third annual Summer Inclusion Institute, a support for Trust-funded summer camp program staff; participants will learn new strategies for successfully including children with disabilities in summer camp activities. Presenters include the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST), Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) and Steven Gould of Positive Behavior Support Strategies. Taking place on Saturday, May 12, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., at Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147; click here to register.
Injury Prevention: Upcoming Trainings
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 April 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, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, April 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, April 18, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, April 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, April 25, 3-4 p.m.
  • CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tuesday, April 3-Friday, April 6, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Jackson North Medical Center, 160 NW 170th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33169
From Our Friends
Training: Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)
Youth Mental Health First Aid (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 April 20 course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and teaches a 5-step action plan on how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Click here to register; contact Tony Martinez at 305.487.3825 for more information.
Training: LGBTQ Student Issues 101
Safe Schools South Florida will present an in-depth look at current policy and trends on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students, and how to provide safe learning environments for all students, on Saturday, April 28. Includes a panel of LGBTQ students and is open to teachers, counselors, school administrators, mental health professionals, psychologists, social workers, therapists, clergy, youth service providers and community members. CEUs pending in participation with SunServe; M-DCPS master plan points available. Click here for more information and to register.
Volunteers Needed: 2018 All Kids Included Free Family Arts Festival
Help bring the magic of the arts to all children and their families by volunteering at the All Kids Included Free Family Arts Festival! The event provides a remarkable multidisciplinary program that makes the arts accessible to all. Taking place on Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Bay. Community service hours offered for high school and college students; must be 16 to volunteer. Contact Roberta Meyers at 786.573.5301 and roberta.meyers@miamidade.gov.
Certification: Trauma-Informed Human Trafficking
The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice at Barry University School of Social Work 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 on Thursday and Friday, May 10-11; Module 2, Advanced Trauma-Informed Clinical Practice with Survivors of Human Trafficking, is open to those with an MSW or advanced degree in another related field, only, and is happening on Thursday and Friday, May 17-18. For more information, contact Professor Sambra Zaoui at szaoui@barry.edu.
Training: Nurturing Parenting Facilitator
This three-day training will focus on incorporating the philosophy, skills and strategies of nurturing parenting. Participants will learn how to design home- and group-based parenting programs utilizing the proven lessons of Nurturing Parenting programs. Takes place May 21-23 at Country Club of Miami, 6801 NW 186th Street, Miami, FL 33015; $300. For more information and to register, contact Ana Romero at 954.558.8360 or aromero@postpartumeducation.com.
Training: Understanding & Honoring Gender Diversity
Safe Schools South Florida will present an in-depth look at current literature regarding gender identity and expression, and how to provide legally mandated safe learning environments for all students, on Saturday, June 16. Includes a panel of transgender persons and family members and is open to teachers, counselors, school administrators, mental health professionals, psychologists, social workers, therapists, clergy, youth service providers and community members. CEUs provided in participation with SunServe; M-DCPS master plan points available. Click here for more information and to register.
FREE Summer Meals for Children & Youth - Sign Up TODAY!
Summer BreakSpot, a program that provides free meals to children and youth ages birth-18 years at participating service sites, is underway. We encourage ALL children and youth summer program providers to contact sponsors TODAY to secure participation at each of their program service 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 service sites as “open sites,” where children and youth ages birth-18 years 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 Sam Hopwood at shopwood@flimpact.org for more information. Parents can call 211 or text FOOD or COMIDA (for Spanish) to 877-877 to find service sites delivering summer meals for children ages birth-18 near their home. Click here for additional Summer BreakSpot resources; current sponsors are listed below:

  • 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. Contact Anna Jackson at 305.308.0542.
  • Community Action Agency Contact Rany Panchanathan at 786.469.4789 or ppncha@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.
Grant Opportunities
Request for Proposals: Workforce Services
The South Florida Workforce Investment Board (SFWIB) seeks proposals from qualified organizations interested in and capable of providing workforce services and business services within the guidelines of the SFWIB, the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the United States Department of Labor. The purpose of the RFP is to solicit service providers to operate and deliver these workforce and business services in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. Proposals are being sought from public, nonprofit and private organizations that meet the qualifications as stated in the RFP. Click here for more information; submission deadline is Monday, April 9, 2018, 1 p.m. EDT.
Attention Nonprofits: Share Your Change-Making Ideas to Get Funded!
United Way of Miami-Dade announces two new grant opportunities through Inspire305, a new initiative calling on innovators, change-makers and emerging philanthropic leaders who are working on systemic change in our community. Selected finalists will be put to a public online vote and pitch their nonprofit at a culminating Inspire305 event in June. There will be two grants awarded: a $25,000 Grand Innovator award and a $10,000 Trailblazer award. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 13, 2018, 11:59 p.m.; visit inspire305.org for more information and application guidelines.
Scholarship Opportunities
Visual & Performing Arts
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation announces several funding opportunities for students:

  • Visual Arts Scholarship This $3,000 award is for students with majors in the visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. Click here for more information and to apply; deadline is on Friday, April 20, 5 p.m.
  • Performing Arts Scholarship This $3,000 award is for full-time students with majors in the performing arts including, but not limited to, drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands and other musical ensembles. Click here for more information and to apply; deadline is on Friday, April 20, 5 p.m.
  • Education Scholarship This $500-$8,200 award is for students of all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university. Click here for more information and to apply; deadline is on Friday, May 18, 5 p.m.
Career Opportunities
*Denotes new posting
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • Research & Evaluation Analyst To serve as a critical member of both cross- and interdepartmental teams who engages in proactive problem-solving and critical thinking/analysis related to particular child, youth and family program areas and populations. Primary responsibilities include the identification and critical review of evidence-based/best practices in specified program areas; assistance for funded service providers and Trust staff on development of program performance measures; oversight of reporting methods for capturing program performance; regular appraisal of basic program performance statistics and data analyses; contribution to reports that explain initiative results to a variety of audiences; and systems enhancement to ensure accountability. This exempt salaried position works under general supervision and support of a senior research and evaluation analyst. Submission end date for consideration is ongoing.

Camp Counselors *
YMCA of South Florida's youth development team seeks energetic summer camp counselors who enjoy working with children to join its camp team at locations throughout Miami-Dade County. Responsibilities include overall day-to day group programming, behavior management, and the direct supervision and safety of children. Click here for complete job description, responsibilities and to apply.
Executive Director *
Achieve Miami seeks an executive director to lead its strategic plan, build a network of champions and manage the execution of programs, reporting directly to the organization founder. For complete job description, requirements and to apply, visit www.achievemiami.org/executivedirector.
Full Case Manager Supervisor
Family Resource Center seeks a full case manager supervisor (FCMS). Requires high-level knowledge in the child welfare system, including all electronic systems. The FCMS shall be responsible for the proper handling of all clients assigned to his/her unit and be prepared to appear before Circuit Court Judges as needed. Must have a valid driver license and good driving history. The candidate must currently be certified with the Florida Board of Certification as a CWCM, CWP or CWPI and must have at least two years' experience in human services or child welfare programs. Email résumé to resumes@frcflorida.org with the subject line: Full Case Manager Supervisor – Applicant Name.
Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Program Supervisor
The Institute for Child and Family Health seeks a Functional Family Therapist (FFT) to provide clinical supervision and documentation review that ensures services provided are family centered and focused on increasing youth’s ability to successfully cope with life challenges and build resiliency using fidelity to the Functional Family Therapy (FFT) model. Must possess master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, marriage and family therapy or mental health counseling; knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children/adolescents and families, child development, family functioning, co-occurring disorders, crisis intervention, and child abuse and neglect; minimum three years’ experience working with children and/or adolescents with behavioral health needs; maintain an active Florida license with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling; and be a Florida approved qualified supervisor or become a qualified supervisor within 30 days of hire. Email résumé to aballoveras@icfhinc.org.
Human Resources Coordinator *
Be Strong International seeks a human resources coordinator to be responsible for human resource management including, but not limited to, hiring, benefits administration, wage structure, statutory compliance and professional development. Must possess bachelor's degree, minimum three years' relevant experience, excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to successfully pass background screening. Position reports directly to executive director and is part of the management team. Email résumé to michelle@bestrongintl.org.
Human Resources Generalist - Part-Time
Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services seeks a part-time human resources generalist to be directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function; must demonstrate cultural competency and sensitivity to all service populations, employees and stakeholders. Email résumé to laguirre@miamibridge.org.
Impact Zone Director *
Miami Children's Initiative seeks an impact zone director, a key role in the organization's daily operations. Must possess excellent administrative skills, knowledge of nonprofit management and be well-versed in programming; occasional weekend availability also required. Click here for more information; email cover letter and résumé to mstclair@iamlibertycity.org.
Lead Child & Family Specialist *
Advocate Program seeks a full-time lead child and family specialist to provide home-based services to families with exposure to high conflict and/or domestic violence. Must be licensed or license eligible; and possess master's degree in social work, psychology or related field; strong clinical assessment skills; and minimum two years' experience working with children and families. Bilingual (English-Spanish) fluency preferred. Send résumé to altheab@advocateprogram.org.
Program Specialist *
The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine seeks a program specialist to join its NeighborhoodHELP team of professionals. For more information and to apply, visit hr.fiu.edu/careers; reference job ID #514279.
Senior Administrative Assistant
United Way of Miami-Dade seeks a senior administrative assistant to provide administrative support to the external affairs team, and provide backup administrative coverage to the marketing and executive divisions. Email résumé to uwjobs@unitedwaymiami.org.
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe seeks a vice president and chief information officer to direct and manage enterprise IT plans, schedules, assets, policies and programs for data processing, network communications, business operations, computer services and management information systems; ensure the privacy and security of user information systems; identify emerging information technologies to be analyzed, assimilated, and integrated within the enterprise; and drive organizational best practices for risk management, technology/analytics project resource allocation and prioritization. For complete job description, qualifications and application guidelines, visit www.ourkids.us.
Available Positions at Jewish Community Services of South Florida *

  • Helpline Counselors To answer crisis calls, texts and chats. Must possess bilingual (English-Spanish) fluency and ability to work nights, weekends and some holidays. Part-time and full-time positions available. Email résumé to cpatterson@jcsfl.org.
  • Licensed Clinician - Part-Time To provide a full range of social work and counseling services in a manner that ensures maximum benefit to children, families and adults. Must possess knowledge of early childhood development and experience working with children ages birth-5, bilingual (English-Spanish) fluency and flexibility to work at different assigned locations. Minimum two work evenings/week as client demands require. Email résumé to jcastellanos@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Head Start/Early Head Start Programs

  • Center Director - Part-Time To assist center director. Must possess Director's Certificate.
  • District Analyst – Mental Health To provide mental health consultation services in early childhood classrooms.
  • Early Head Start Educator To provide classroom instruction and supervision of infant and toddler classroom. Must possess associate degree in early childhood, and a CDA or FCCPC in infant and toddler.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Team Leader To assist and collaborate in business operations through leading the ERP team during design, delivery and implementation of new/current fiscal processes and procedures. Must possess bachelor’s degree in finance, human resources, business administration, computer science or related field.
  • Head Start Assistant To assist classroom educator serving preschool children. Minimum CDA or FCCPC in preschool required.
  • Head Start Educator To provide classroom instruction and supervision of preschool children. Associate degree in early childhood and CDA or FCCPC in preschool required.
  • School Psychologist Must possess master’s degree in social work or be a licensed or certified school psychologist.
  • Staff Assistant Must possess bachelor’s degree in business or accounting.

Email résumé to erivero@dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Sundari Foundation/Lotus House *

  • Child-Parent Psychotherapist To provide evidence-based Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) with fidelity for children (ages birth-5) and families with high special needs, histories of complex trauma, and medical and mental health issues. Must possess minimum master's degree in mental health counseling or clinical social work, prior training and experience in CPP and bilingual (English-Spanish) fluency, as well as be licensed or a registered clinical intern.
  • Grants Manager To assist with financial and contractual reporting, as well as compliance to funding and regulating agencies. Responsibilities include, without limitation, generating and interpreting financial reports, classing of revenue and expenses, narrative and financial reporting to various funding and government agencies, other contract and grant compliance matters, and more. Must possess bookkeeper experience, specifically, Quickbooks.
  • Management Information Specialist (MIS) To ensure data quality, entry and contractual compliance in a fast-paced, mission-focused, trauma-informed environment. Responsibilities include carrying out and ensuring entry, quality assurance and fidelity of data in all management information systems of the agency; and regularly generating reports for staff to evaluate program performance and comply with grants and contractual requirements, and documentation for contract compliance.

Email résumé to anna@lotushouse.org.
Available Positions at the Town of Cutler Bay

The Town of Cutler Bay Parks and Recreation Department has several seasonal positions for Summer 2018.

  • Lifeguard To observe swimmers and enforce regulations in the guarding of life and prevention of accidents at the town's swimming pool. Responsible for safety and maintenance of pool facilities, and enforcement of all pool rules and regulations. Lifeguard certification and first aid/CPR certification a must.
  • STEM Program Aide - Part-Time To be responsible for assisting program instructors in supervising groups of STEM summer camp program participants. Must also maintain safe, clean environment and assist with data entry, meal service and other duties as requested by program coordinator. High school diploma or GED required.
  • STEM Program Teacher - Full-Time To provide academic intervention, project support and enrichment activities to ensure students of its STEM summer camp succeed in completing the program and obtaining the Introduction to Robotics certification. Florida Teacher Certificate required; teaching background in science or robotics preferred.
  • Youth Program Aide To be responsible for assisting program instructors in supervising groups of program participants in its summer camp program. Responsibilities include maintaining safe, clean environment; assisting with data entry; assisting with meal service; and other duties as requested by program coordinator. High school diploma or GED required.

For more information visit www.cutlerbay-fl.gov.
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