Weekly Provider Bulletin
April 27, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
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.
  • 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 305.398.9542. 
  • 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
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. Three 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, May 5, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Branches, 129 SW 5th Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
  • Friday, June 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186

Other available trainings include:

  • 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
  • Discovering Inclusion Tuesday, May 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Touching Miami With Love, 711 NW 6th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
  • 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

  • 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
Providers, Miami Wants to Know What You Think!
The Trust is helping to promote Resilient Greater Miami and the Beaches, an initiative created in part to field community opinion on such topics as housing, public health, transportation, climate change and sea level rise. Start the conversation by filling out the community resilience questionnaire here, available in English, Spanish and Creole.

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.

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.

Grants & Funding Opportunities
Technology for Teens
Clubhouse Network and Best Buy is bringing a Best Buy Teen Tech Center to Miami! The Clubhouse mission is to provide a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where youth from underserved communities work with mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. An informational webinar on the program and its upcoming RFP will be held on Monday, May 8, at 3 p.m. ET. Visit www.theclubhousenetwork.org/bestbuy for additional details on both.

Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Assistant Clinical Director *
Lotus House seeks a fully licensed mental health clinician with demonstrated experience in management as an assistant clinical director to assist in the provision of evidence-based trauma-informed therapy and intervention, utilizing a holistic approach. Responsibilities include supervising clinicians and case managers; providing individual diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention; and overseeing quality assurance, monitoring and compliance. Experience serving individuals with trauma, medical and mental health issues a must; experience billing Medicaid preferred. Email résumé and cover letter to anna@lotushouse.org.

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.

Education Coordinator *
Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe seeks an education coordinator to ensure children receive the support needed to achieve their education goals, while upholding the organization's mission and vision through excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, accountability and commitment to our community. Responsibilities include monitoring educational performance, managing and coordinating education projects, and setting goals. Ability to deftly interact with a diverse group of external and internal contacts at differing levels a must, as is the independent judgment required to plan, prioritize and organize. For complete job description and application guidelines, visit www.ourkids.us.

Media Liaison *
The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade seeks a media liaison to handle provider and community outreach. Responsibilities include working with OB/GYN offices, hospitals and birthing centers to ensure the successful implementation of the Healthy Start prenatal screening as well as community awareness; leading public relations and social media positioning; and routinely producing multimedia/video content. Must possess fluent understanding of internet analytics. Apply online at www.hscmd.org.

Program Assistant - Part-Time *
United Martial Arts Academy seeks a part-time program assistant to be responsible for data entry and collection; completion of pre-, mid- and post-testing assessments of program participants; and student recruitment. Must communicate well in English (oral and written) and possess computer skills, experience in a DCF-licensed child care or after-school program setting, DCF 45-hour training or FCCPC credentials, and the ability to pass a background check; bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Email résumé to waterboxing33030@gmail.com.

Program Coordinator *
The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine seeks a program coordinator to join its NeighborhoodHELP team of professionals. For more information and to apply, visit careers.fiu.edu and reference job opening ID# 513222.

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.

Teacher - Pre-K3 *
Cherry Blossom in the Roads seeks a full-time pre-K3 teacher. Must possess at minimum a CDA, FCCP or bachelor’s degree in early childhood; fluency in English; high work ethics; and be responsible, energetic and capable of working well with children. For more information, email kathy@cherryblossommiami.com.

Teacher - STEM *
The Town of Cutler Bay seeks a STEM teacher to ensure students succeed in completing its grant-funded summer STEM program. Bachelor’s degree, Florida Teacher Certification and two years’ experience required. This is a full-time, eight-week position with a $25/hour salary. All applicants must submit proof of education, licenses and certifications with a completed employment application. Additional details and application available at www.cutlerbay-fl.gov.

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 Village Youth Services *
  • Program Assistants (Summer Programs)
  • Site Supervisors (Summer Programs)
For more information, visit www.villageyouth.org; email résumé to jobs@villageyouth.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools 
  • Early Head Start Assistant *
  • Early Head Start Educator *
  • Family Intervention Specialist Must possess minimum 60 college credits with 15 in psychology
  • Head Start Assistant Must possess CDA
  • Head Start Educator Must possess associate degree and CDA
  • Infant & Toddler Center Director Must possess Director credential
  • Parent Outreach Specialist * Must possess high school diploma
  • Staff Assistant
Apply at jobs.dadeschools.net.
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