Weekly Provider Bulletin
April 19, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
FREE Parenting Groups for Caregivers with Young Children
University of Miami’s Families First Network, funded by The Children’s Trust, is offering free parenting workshops for caregivers of children ages birth-7. Two different weekly programs available; both provide a platform for parents to discuss ways in which to manage behavior, build stronger families and gain the skills needed to help their children grow and develop. Participants will receive free items related to the topics discussed. Click here for a list of sites and to register.

Participant Satisfaction Surveys
The Children’s Trust will not be collecting satisfaction survey results during the remainder of the current funding cycle. The only exception to this will be our new Family Strengthening and Family/Neighborhood Support Partnerships that will be entering year one of a four-year funding cycle later this year.

We commend programs that continue to collect feedback from participants and reflect on that input to make their programs better! 
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.
  • 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
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 April are listed below; all will take place at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Visit www.thechildrenstrust.org for full descriptions and registration information.
  • Passenger Safety Education Wednesday, April 19, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, April 19, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety Education Wednesday, April 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, April 26, 3-4 p.m. 
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities  
For free workshops about inclusion and serving children and youth with disabilities, view the calendar, read training descriptions and register online at www.advocacynetwork.org/training/calendar. All PowerPoints and supplemental training materials can be found at www.advocacynetwork.org/training.

Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness A new hands-on and highly interactive workshop providing participants the opportunity, through case studies, to identify and apply specific accommodation and adaptation strategies. This training is for anyone and everyone who has already completed Discovering Inclusion Level 1. Two dates available:

  • Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., North Shore Park and Youth Center, 501 72nd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141
  • Friday, June 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186

Other available trainings include:

  • CANCELED!! Navigating Community Resources Friday, April 21, 10 a.m. - noon, Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186
  • Let’s Play Together Friday, May 12, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., NFL YET Center at Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147
  • Navigating Community Resources Thursday, June 8, 10 a.m. - noon, Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165

Questions? Contact Virginia Infante at 305.596.1160 ext. 260 or vinfante@advocacynetwork.org.

Project RISE Trainings for After-School and Youth Enrichment Providers

  • Effective Literacy Instruction Level 2 Tuesday, April 25, 2:30-5 p.m., The Children's Trust
  • Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Tuesday, May 23, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room 425
  • YEN: Ask-Listen-Encourage Thursday, May 25, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., The Children's Trust
  • 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
Do Good, Feel Better!
National Volunteer Week (April 23-29) was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year since, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week across the country. Volunteerism positively impacts the world around us while increasing self-esteem, enhancing skills and capacities, and improving physical and mental health. Plan or attend a volunteer event in your community and inspire others to serve too! Find local opportunities at www.allforgood.org, www.handsonmiami.org and www.volunteermatch.org.

Change the Life of a Child in Foster Care
Florida Foster Care Review seeks caring citizens from our community to volunteer one weekday a month to review cases of children in foster care and make recommendations to the Juvenile Court; training provided. Your time and attention as a volunteer means that you can directly and positively impact the life of a child or youth in foster care. For more info email ialbrecht@fostercarereview.org.

Lunch & Learn: Child Abuse Awareness
Start Off Smart - in partnership with the City of Homestead and the Homestead Police Department - is hosting a child abuse awareness luncheon on Wednesday, April 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join them and guest speaker Walter F. Lambert, M.D., medical director of the UM Child Protection Team for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, to explore the ways in which the community can come together to tackle child abuse. To be held at the William F. Dickinson Community Center, 1601 N Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030. Cost: $20 per person. Space is limited; reserve your seat at startoffsmartinc@gmail.com or 305.224.5585.

Workshop: Storytelling for Social Impact
Learn how to tell your nonprofit’s story to recruit more volunteers and clients, raise more funds and build a passionate following! Sponsored by Women’s Fund Miami and facilitated by award-winning communicator and storyteller Dan Grech, this is an invaluable opportunity to acquire the knowledge needed to raise your organization’s profile. To be held on Wednesday, April 26, 8:30-10:30 a.m., at The Children’s Trust, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. For additional details and to register, click here. Workshop fee: $10, paid in advance.

Dream in Green Seeks New Program Partners
Dream in Green (DIG) Academy. a platform that promotes collaboration between community organizations for the introduction of environmental education programming at K-12 schools, seeks program partners interested in accessing DIG's services and technical expertise. For more information, visit www.dreamingreen.org.

Maternal Depression Awareness Workshop
The Postpartum Healing and Education Center announces a maternal depression workshop at Carlos Albizu University, taking place on Tuesday, May 2, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Fee: $40. For more information and to register, contact Ana Romero at 954.558.8360 or aromero@postpartumeducation.com.

Mental Health Resources - Find Out What’s Available
Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Miami-Dade County for the Miami Mental Health Film Festival, a free-to-the-public event taking place on Saturday, May 13, 6 p.m., at the University of Miami Shalala Student Center Ballroom. Learn about mental health, available support in the community and ways to get involved. Click here for more information and to register.

Grant & Funding Opportunities
Grants Program for Healthier Eating
The United Fresh Start Foundation Community Grants Program is extending its work beyond the school day to provide children with access to fresh fruit and vegetables after school, on the weekends, during summer breaks and in other creative venues. This program will provide a total of $25,000 in grants to support local community organizations, programs, events and/or activities that share Fresh Start’s commitment to increasing kids' access to fresh produce, and helping them develop lifelong healthy habits. Grants will be available in various amounts up to $2,500. For more information and an application, visit www.unitedfreshstart.org; applications are due on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Clinician *
Infinite Ways Network seeks a master’s level clinician with a degree in human services or related field. Minimum two years’ post-graduate experience in human services; must possess a solid background in crisis intervention and individual, family and group therapy; ability to develop and monitor treatment plans and progress, document significant interactions, maintain clinical charts and other reporting data, and work with a diverse client population in a variety of treatment approaches and/or settings. Must also be licensed in the state of Florida and possess trilingual fluency (English/Spanish/Creole). Email résumé to infinitewaysnetwork@gmail.com.

Community Impact Director 
Women’s Fund Miami seeks a community impact director. Must be a strong manager, mentor, strategic thinker and effective collaborator capable of fully leveraging the organization’s expertise in research, advocacy and communications, as well as an experienced advocate with significant knowledge and expertise in project management. Extensive experience leading the design and implementation of advocacy strategies also a must. Application deadline is April 28, 2017; for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines visit www.womensfundmiami.org.

Registered Nurse - Home Visitor *
Florida State University’s Young Parents Project seeks a registered nurse to join a Miami-based home visiting team serving court-involved teen mothers and their babies. Minimum bachelor’s degree in nursing with two years' experience; experience in maternal and reproductive health, and pediatric primary care preferred. Transportation and Level II background screening required. Email résumé to ltthomas@fsu.edu.

Cherry Blossom in the Roads seeks a full-time teacher a 1-year-olds class. Must possess CDA or FCCPC, at minimum; be bilingual (English/Spanish), responsible and energetic; and love children. For more information, email kathy@cherryblossommiami.com.

Teacher - Summer Position *
The City of North Bay Village seeks a certified teacher to administer a literacy and science curriculum for its Trust-funded summer camp program. Bachelor’s degree, teaching certification and minimum four+ years’ teaching/child care experience required. This is a summer only position; $20/hour. Email completed village employment application (available for download on www.nbvillage.com) and résumé to Ana DeLeon at adeleon@nbvillage.com no later than Friday, May 12.

Available Positions at Le Jardin Community Center 
  • Registered Dietitian To serve Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Homestead. This is a full-time, 12-month position with an annual salary of $44,969. Must have active license to be considered.
  • Teachers - Early Head Start More than 20 positions available in Homestead. Minimum requirements include FCCPC and DCF 45 hours; Le Jardin will cover the cost of acquiring a National CDA in Infants and Toddlers for successful candidates.
Contact Heather at careers@lejardinccinc.org or 305.245.7299 for more information.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired 
  • Driver To be responsible for transporting clients within Miami-Dade County to and from Miami Lighthouse using company vehicles, and also assist with general housekeeping duties. Requirements include one year of experience driving a bus/passenger van, valid Florida driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to work a full-time flexible schedule; bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. 
  • Job Coach - 2017 Summer Program To provide on-site supervision for students placed in summer work experiences. Must possess high school diploma; one year of experience working in the field of employment services, job placement or vocational services; ability to provide instruction on résumé preparation and job-seeking/interviewing skills; valid Florida driver’s license; and the ability to travel within the community.
  • Program Coordinator - Full-Time 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. Must possess bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) and one year of experience working with databases and running queries/reports; experience working in a medical office preferred.  
  • Teacher Assistant - 2017 Summer Program To assist with group and individual instruction and field trips. Must possess high school diploma; ability to provide instruction on résumé preparation and job-seeking/interviewing skills; valid Florida driver’s license; and the ability to travel within the community.
Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org or fax to 305.285.6967.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools *
  • Family Intervention Specialist
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Head Start Educator
  • Infant & Toddler Center Director
  • Staff Assistant
Apply at jobs.dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) 
  • Teacher - Part-Time For its Florida City location. Must possess proof of high school completion (or equivalent), transcript documentation of passing all competency exams for the DCF Child Care Training, ability to read and understand written information, and be willing to learn basic computer skills including but not limited to accessing the internet and the RCMA intranet; bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Teacher - VPK For its Florida City location. Must possess VPK endorsements and a National CDA, Florida Child Care Professional Certificate, Early Childhood Professional Certificate and Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate; or nine credits in early childhood education and three months' experience in the field.
Email résumé to tatiana.canelas@rcma.org
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