Weekly Provider Bulletin
August 29, 2018
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
SPARK Training *
The Children's Trust is sponsoring a SPARK curriculum training for YAS providers on Friday, September 14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the South Dade YMCA Family Center, 9355 SW 134th Street, Miami, FL 33176. If your agency implements SPARK for its fitness programming, the staff member who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. Registration required; reserve your spot via our community calendar. Additional questions may be directed to Yurena Driggs at yurena@thechildrenstrust.org.
Notice of Budget Hearing - TRIM *
The Children's Trust has tentatively adopted a budget for 2018-2019; a public hearing to make a final decision on the budget and taxes will be held on Monday, September 17, 5:01 p.m., at the United Way Ansin Building, Ryder Room, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129.
Don't Miss the All Children Together Inclusion Kick-Off! *
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities announces its first annual All Children Together Inclusion Kick-Off, where Trust-funded providers can start the school year acquiring the skills needed to offer high-quality inclusive programming. Participants will meet inclusion specialists, take part in trainings, begin completing Inclusion Readiness Tool goals, learn about new Children's Trust policies and more. Providers newly funded by The Children’s Trust in particular - especially administrators, directors and supervisors - are strongly encouraged to attend; programs and administrative staff required to attend Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) training are HIGHLY encouraged to attend. Taking place on Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 601 SW 8th Avenue, Miami, FL 33130. Click here to register.
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings *

  • Literacy Outcome Assessment: Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Tuesday, September 4, 9:30 a.m. - noon, NSU Kendall, Room 425
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction (DLI) Thursday, September 20, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., location TBD
  • Fitness Outcome Assessment: PACER Tuesday, September 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m., location TBD

Many more courses available online; preregistration required for all trainings (online and live); click here to register or set up an account (for new participants).
Help Shape & Protect High-Quality After-School & Summer Programs
The Florida Afterschool Network (FAN) is interested in learning more about after-school and summer learning programs in order to provide decision-makers with information that will broaden their understanding of them. The information collected will be used to collectively advocate for policies, practices and additional funding that supports high-quality programming. In order to do this, FAN is asking that after-school and summer learning providers complete the survey found at this link. If you maintain multiple sites, please answer for the collective of those sites as best as possible. When asked for site listings, dropping in a Word doc or PDF that already exists is completely fine.

This survey is tremendously important as it will help determine areas in need of programming and shape that discussion statewide. It is a true data collection effort to gather information from as many programs as possible and as an incentive to get folks involved, participants will be entered in a drawing for a registration to the Afterschool Conference in October as well as an American Express gift card.

If you or staff have any questions, please contact Brian Hickey from the Florida Afterschool Network at bhickey@floridacsc.org.
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. Trainings for September are listed below; visit The Children's Trust community calendar for full descriptions and registration information. Unless otherwise noted, all trainings take place at the University of Miami Mailman Center, located at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.   

  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, September 5, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 5, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, September 12, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 12, 3-4 p.m.        
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, September 19, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 19, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, September 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 26, 3-4 p.m.
Trust Providers: The Contract Management Success Series is About to Begin!
On Wednesday, September 12, The Children's Trust will launch the 2018-2019 program year with a “Contract Management Success Series” at MDC Wolfson Campus. The meeting will kick off the new monthly series, which has been created to assist our funded providers with their administrative, fiscal and programmatic responsibilities, and to explore practices that ensure effective management of grants and contracts. Please ensure that all essential staff members who are an important part of your program and contract management processes attend; click here to register.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • An Administrator's Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Thursday, September 6, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Diamond Minds, 1160 NW 159th Drive, Miami, FL 33169
  • Structure for Success Friday, September 7, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Branches, 129 SW 5th Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
  • Count Me In: Discovering Inclusion for Kids Thursday, September 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Resource Room, 19715 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
  • An Administrator's Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Friday, September 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
  • Structure for Success Tuesday, September 25, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Diamond Minds, 1160 NW 159th Drive, Miami, FL 33169
  • Count Me In: Discovering Inclusion for Kids Thursday, September 27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

From Our Friends
Keep SNAP Intact! *
SNAP, the country’s most effective anti-hunger program, needs your help. Proposed legislation could slash $20 billion over 10 years from SNAP and revise work requirements in a way that could result in more than 200,000 Floridians losing their food/nutrition assistance benefits. In Miami-Dade County, where SNAP benefits more than 25 percent of households - including those with children, seniors and veterans - the program is vital to our community. But you can help keep SNAP intact by signing on to a call to action by clicking on this link; United Way will automatically send out letters to your U.S. House of Representative and Senators urging them to protect SNAP and the folks who rely on it to survive and thrive.
Grant Writing Certificate - Center for Nonprofit Management *
Miami Dade College Continuing Education and Professional Development announces grant writing certification courses; 3/4 courses required to obtain a certificate. Students will acquire hands-on experience and skills to research funding opportunities, create community partnerships, write letters of commitment and submit grant proposals. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply what they are learning and receive feedback from experts. For more information call 305.237.1019; register at Miami Dade College - North Campus, Room 1125, or online at www.mdc.edu/registration.
National Start with Hello Week is September 24-28
During the week of September 24–28, hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States will participate in Sandy Hook Promise’s third annual Start With Hello Week, bringing attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation in our schools and communities, and empowering young people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness. Register your school or organization to participate and learn more at www.sandyhookpromise.org.
What's the Quality of Life in Your Neighborhood?
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is conducting a well-being survey to identify the needs, opinions and views of county residents as they relate to the communities in which they reside. This feedback is vital in helping to identify and address the real health challenges we face; please make your voice heard. The survey is available in multiple languages; click here to participate.
Grant Opportunities
Funding at The Children's Trust

Visit the Grants section of our website to learn about our application process.

  • Early Childhood Development: Teaching Strategies GOLD Competitive solicitation to fund a single agency to provide early childhood development supports for an ongoing, observation-based assessment system for young children. The funded agency will manage and support Teaching Strategies GOLD (GOLD), which will be implemented with early learning educators employed in eligible programs in Miami-Dade County. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review this RFP in its entirety.
  • Family Benefits Enrollment Competitive solicitation to fund several agencies to provide families with children with public benefits enrollment supports. Applicants are expected to support the successful benefits enrollment of at least 6,000 families throughout Miami-Dade. The anticipated contract period for the first year is November 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019 (nine months). The awarded contract may be renewed for up to four additional 12-month terms. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review this RFP in its entirety; deadline for application is Thursday, September 6, 5:59 p.m. EDT.
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Competitive solicitation to fund a single agency responsible for early learning teachers and families regardless of where they live, work or attend child care services within the county. The anticipated contract period for the first year is December 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019 (eight months). The awarded contract may be renewed for up to four additional 12-month terms. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review this RFP in its entirety; deadline for application is Thursday, September 6, 5:59 p.m. EDT.
  • Oral Health Education & Preventive Services Competitive solicitation to fund comprehensive oral health education and preventive services for under- and uninsured preschool and elementary-age children. Required service components include oral health education and counseling, screening for oral diseases, fluoride varnish application, dental sealants and referral for connection to/follow-up with a dental home for comprehensive continuity of care and any needed restorative services. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review this RFP in its entirety.
  • Program Evaluation & Professional Development Support for Family Service Programs Competitive solicitation to fund one or more agencies to provide program evaluation and professional development support for Trust-funded family service providers, including group and individual parenting programs, family strengthening programs and family and neighborhood support partnerships. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review this ITN in its entirety.
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.
  • Testing & User Support Lead * The Children's Trust information technology (IT) team is responsible for implementing strategically aligned solutions to increase the use of information to support decision-making that meets financial, strategic and operational goals. The team also supports all departments throughout The Trust as well as its community networks and provider partnerships. The testing and user support lead's role is to collaborate and engage with system and report developers throughout the development cycle to ensure that user requirements are met. Testing is a vital part of the development life cycle and is critical to meeting user requirements and delivering quality solutions in a cost-effective and efficient manner. This role requires exceptional communication, coordination and organizational problem-solving skills, and reports directly to the director of IT. Performance is reviewed through meetings, reports and observation of results achieved.
  • 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.
  • Special Projects Manager To serve as a critical member of both cross- and interdepartmental teams who engages in strategic planning, proactive problem-solving and critical thinking/analysis related to the design, coordination and implementation of organizational projects. Primary responsibilities include utilizing and implementing change management, project management and business process management disciplines for successful on-budget and on-time execution of organizational projects. To be considered for the above position, please submit along with your résumé, a work product that demonstrates your project planning and management skills, such as a project plan. Résumés submitted without sample work product will not be evaluated for further consideration. This exempt salaried, non-supervisory position works under general supervision and support of the chief information officer.

Submission end date for consideration for the above positions is ongoing. Click here to access complete job description, requirements and application instructions.
Clinical Supervisor *
Family Resource Center of South Florida seeks a clinical supervisor to be responsible for the overall monitoring and supervising of clinical services under the SAMHSA Grant, including grant data collection and performance measurement. Must possess relevant master's degree, LMH/LSW, TF-CBT certification, at least three years related experience and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email résumé to ffondrose@frcflorida.org; include Clinical Supervisor – Applicant Name in subject line.
Executive Director
The board of directors of the Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) is looking for its next leader – a leader with a deep passion for what they do; a common desire to succeed and continue serving less privileged communities; ensuring RCMA’s sustainable market position; and seeking ways in which to influence policies affecting children and their families. For complete job description, requirements and application guidelines, visit www.rcma.net.
Marketing Coordinator
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami seeks a marketing coordinator to serve as the primary marketing and communication liaison for internal and external stakeholders. Responsibilities include developing, designing and managing all communications such as marketing collateral materials, graphic design, digital communications and social media; managing website content and updating monthly; assisting with day-to-day activities of marketing communications; and ensuring the timely execution of all communication tasks. Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines.
Available Positions at Bass Museum of Art

  • Assistant to the Executive Director
  • Education Outreach and Special Programs Coordinator
  • Graphic Design Coordinator
  • Grants Manager
  • Guest Services Associate

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit www.thebass.org/jobs.
Available Positions at Florida Foster Care Review

  • Citizen Review Program (CRP) Review Specialist To be responsible for preparing and facilitating CRP hearings. Other responsibilities include collecting data during review; producing CRP’s final reports; supporting the management of volunteers; participating in the training and evaluation of volunteers; and attending court hearings and relevant child welfare and community meetings/events. Must possess minimum bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and at least three years' frontline experience.
  • Permanency Roundtable (PRT) Program Specialist To facilitate initial and follow-up roundtable sessions while working closely with PRT program managers. Responsibilities include engaging in family-finding activities and ensuring the active pursuit of permanent connections and families for all children and youth served by the program. Minimum bachelor’s degree in social work or related field, plus five years' professional experience in Miami-Dade’s child welfare system.

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit www.fostercarereview.org.
Available Positions at Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation

Available Positions at School-Based Health Care Network (SBHS)
School-Based Health Care Network (SBHS) has 160 openings for approved behavioral health network providers in the following counties: Broward, Clay, Duval, Escambia, Lee, Miami-Dade, Osceola and Palm Beach. Visit www.sbhsnetwork.com and scroll down to the "For Providers" links for more information.
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