Weekly Provider Bulletin
February 20, 2019
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Trust Providers: Growth Plans Due March 15 *
In partnership with their respective contract managers, providers will develop and implement growth plans up to four times per contract year, as per the data reporting timeline; visit the Program Metrics page of our website for a complete list of applicable initiatives and requirements. A growth planning guidance document with additional information and instructions can be found on that same page .

Our continued thanks to you for your tireless dedication to provide high-quality services to the children and families of our community!
Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference - Registration Open!
The Center for Children and Families at FIU Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference  is happening  February 20-22 . This is the leading interdisciplinary conference that presents state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions for mental health and educational problems in children and adolescents. During the three-day conference, practitioners will attend keynote talks and workshops to learn hands-on evidence-based strategies for diverse child mental health topics including bullying, the psychological aftermath of school shootings, adolescent suicide, resilience in childhood, school-based mentoring and more.

For more information and to register visit  ccf.fiu.edu/micamh . Please note that all Trust-sponsored attendance slots have been filled and we cannot accommodate any additional free spots at the conference.
SPARK Training - Two Sessions Available
The Children's Trust is sponsoring two SPARK curriculum trainings for YAS providers on the dates below. 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 . Contact Yurena Driggs at yurena@thechildrenstrust.org with any questions.

Friday, February 22, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Homestead YMCA Family Center
1034 NE 8th Street
Homestead, FL 33030
Training will take place at the indoor basketball court.

Saturday, February 23, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Miami Lakes Optimist Park
6411 NW 162nd Street
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Training will take place at the outdoor field next to the main building.
Panel Discussion: Funding Collaborations & Building Ecosystems
Enjoy a morning of networking and dynamic programming featuring local grantmakers and nonprofit organizations discussing collaborations for greater community impact. In partnership with the Miami-Dade County Public Library System and Grant Coordination, Foundation Center, and The Children's Trust, we invite you to join us and learn how to engage in collective work, while gaining insight into the grantmaker/grantee relationship and how to establish strong partnerships. This program explores how to cultivate relationships with other organizations and funders to strengthen your outcomes, and you'll hear encouraging success stories sprinkled with the pitfalls to avoid when working with multiple stakeholders. Take part to gain access to funders’ perspectives, collaboration best practices and funding resources, while building your nonprofit's ecosystem.

Wednesday, March 6
9 a.m. - noon
West Dade Regional Library
9445 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33165
Attention Early Learning Educators: Earn More at Your Current Job
The Child Care WAGE$ FLORIDA program is now available to ALL early learning programs in Miami-Dade! Operated by the Children’s Forum and funded by The Children's Trust, WAGE$ provides education-based salary supplements to teachers working with children ages birth to 5 (center directors to not qualify). Designed to increase the quality of child care programs, WAGE$ rewards teachers based on their level of education and retention with their program. To learn more about WAGE$, visit www.wages-fl.org; click here to see WAGE$ eligibility requirements; click here to apply to the WAGE$ program.
Parenting: Content Area Team Program Observations
Our content area team (CAT) members are visiting Trust-funded parenting programs individually to conduct program observations between February 4 and March 22. CAT members have been trained to implement the initiative-specific observation tool with fidelity in order to capture your program's strengths and discuss opportunities for improvement. In order to properly coordinate and schedule multiple site visits within this short period of time, all relevant providers were asked to submit a final version of their schedule to their contract manager no later than January 25, and also received an initiative-specific email with additional guidance regarding their CAT observation visit.
Project RISE: Upcoming Trainings

  • Cooperative Learning Monday, March 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., location TBA

Project RISE live trainings require preregistration; log into your CollaborNation account at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise to reserve your seat.

SEL Outcome Assessment Trainings
In addition, Project RISE is also offering 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 and other online trainings, log into your CollaborNation account at www.collabornation.net/projectrise; select "Course Catalog," then select "Project RISE Online Trainings."
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Structures for Success Friday, February 22, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33157. This training provides participants with a toolbox of preventative strategies for working with youth with and without disabilities who are experiencing behavioral challenges.
  • Count Me In Friday March 1, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Gwen Cherry, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147. This training uses hands-on activities to teach staff how to build disability awareness and encourage children to appreciate differences.
  • Navigating Community Resources Friday, March 1, 10 a.m. - noon, Greater Miami Youth for Christ, 1055 Mowry Drive, Homestead, FL 33030. This training introduces participants to the most commonly needed resources for children and youth with disabilities, and to the agencies and systems in which they reside.
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1 - ONLINE This online course provides program staff with introductory information about autism spectrum disorder, including definitions and various ways in which these conditions may manifest. Content also includes information about helping youth meet behavioral expectations, recognizing and accommodating those with sensory sensitivities, assisting youth with fostering social competence, addressing bullying and ensuring a safe environment.
  • Discovering Inclusion Training - 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
The Center for Social Change announces the following workshop and networking opportunities:

Coworking with a Conscience Open House *
Meet and mingle with Miami’s nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs at the Center for Social Change on Thursday, February 28, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, take a tour of the coworking space, and secure your first month of coworking free when you sign up before or during the event. This is a FREE event; click here to RSVP.

Best Practices in Grant Proposal Writing *
Whether you’re working on a proposal for a community foundation or applying for government funding to continue the crucial work your nonprofit does for the community, this workshop, taking place on Tuesday, March 5, 9:30 a.m. - noon, will offer fresh insight and an opportunity to ask specific questions about grant proposals; ideal for smaller and medium-sized nonprofits working through their own grants that may be in need of support. Free for Center for Social Change members; $10 all others. For more information and to register, click here.

The 5 Defining Trends in Digital Marketing in 2019 *
BizHack founder and former WLRN News Director Dan Grech will share a wealth of free resources and tools that any nonprofit, no matter its size, can immediately use to improve its digital presence and increase its social impact online, as well as answer questions about attracting clients, volunteers and donors online. Happening on Tuesday, March 19, noon - 1:30 p.m. Free for Center for Social Change members; $10 all others. For more information and to register, click here.

Community Impact Through Co-Ops *
Taking place on Friday, March 29, 9:30 a.m. - noon, this workshop will introduce participants to the cooperative business model, examine various types of housing co-ops and how they can contribute to affordable housing, and discuss youth-owned co-ops and examples of real-life successes. Free for Center for Social Change members; $10 all others. For more information and to register, click here.
FREE Educator's Circle Membership at HistoryMiami Museum
HistoryMiami Museum offers free memberships to Miami-Dade and Broward County public, private and home-school K-12 teachers for one year - and provides countless ways to explore and experience history! Click here for details on how to receive a full year of basic membership benefits for one adult.
Grant Writing Courses
Miami Dade College Continuing Education and Professional Development announces grant writing courses. Students will acquire hands-on experience and the 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.
Grants Workshop
The FIU Metropolitan Center will be offering an introductory grants seminar, Grants 101, on April 2, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at FIU @I-75. The session will be facilitated by Catherine Raymond, Ph.D., who has extensive expertise in writing award-winning grant proposals for many nonprofit organizations. Click here to purchase a ticket via Eventbrite; fee is $395.
Lunch & Learn Workshop: Emotional Literacy
Triumph Steps announces an emotional literacy lunch and learn, designed to teach providers how to give children the tools they need to minimize limiting thoughts; and overcome depression, anxiety, fear and much more. Ongoing every Wednesday, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. This workshop is FREE for Trust-funded providers; all others, $25. For details, location and to register, call 305.646.0112.
Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training
This three-day training will focus on understanding the philosophy of nurturing parenting; assessing high-risk parenting beliefs and environments; creating competency-based parenting lessons and programs tailored to meet the individual parenting needs of families; and implementing programs at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention. Will take place April 22-24, Country Club of Miami. Contact Ana Romero at 305.450.8445 for more information and to register.
Join Sandy Hook Promise's National Say Something Week
During the week of February 25 - March 1, thousands of schools and youth organizations will participate in National Say Something Week. Say Something raises awareness of school violence and suicide, and educates students and the community through training, advertising, public proclamations, contests and school awards. This week reinforces the power young people have to prevent tragedies and save lives when they "say something" to a trusted adult, and local schools and youth groups are strongly encouraged to participate. Visit www.sandyhookpromise.org/saysomethingweek for more information and to register your school or organization. 
Grant Opportunities
Grant Funding Available
The City of Miami Beach announces the availability of FY 2019/20 HOME and CDBG funds and will accept applications from qualified entities for the following activities:

  • Public Services
  • Non-Public Services such as capital projects that address infrastructure needs, and the creation and retention of affordable housing

To request an application email marcelarubio@miamibeachfl.gov or cristinacabrera@miamibeachfl.gov; additional information can be found at www.miamibeachfl.gov.
Career Opportunities
FREE Job Training - Health Care Industry
Urban Potential (UP) Labs serve as a professional development tool to prepare individuals for new and exciting careers in the health care industry, teaching the skills needed to achieve goals. This no-cost 14-week program prepares participants for well-paying, entry-level jobs in health care through both classroom and on-the-job training. For more information and to apply, visit go.fiu.edu/uplabsapp. Information is also available at uplabs@fiu.edu or 305.348-9930. Deadline for application is Tuesday, February 19.
Administrative Assistant *
Parent to Parent of Miami seeks an administrative assistant to provide ongoing support to all office staff. Must possess extensive computer experience including Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel; minimum two years' office administrative support experience in developing office procedures and general office management, preferably with a nonprofit organization; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish); and college degree. Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines.
Basic Skills Tutor *
The Center for Independent Living of South Florida seeks a tutor for adults with disabilities enrolled in vocational education, ABE or GED in math and/or reading and writing. Flexible hours based on student needs; must be available at least two days/week. Must possess bachelor's or associate degree along with vocational education certificate; excellent math, reading, writing, communication and instructional skills; and must pass a background check. Email résumé to Larry Georgeson at larry@cilsf.org or call 305.751.8025 for more information.
Infant Toddler Specialist *
United Way of Miami-Dade seeks an infant/toddler specialist to be responsible for ensuring that child care partners and family child care providers develop, implement, integrate and evaluate systems and procedures for the delivery of high-quality infant/toddler care and education. Must possess bachelor's degree in early childhood education or related child development field, and three years' experience in program development/program management. Email résumé to uwjobs@unitedwaymiami.org.
Mental Health Consultant *
St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center seeks a mental health consultant to support a programwide culture that promotes children’s mental health, social and emotional well-being, and overall health, including children with disabilities. Position serves two sites (Coconut Grove and South Miami). Must be a licensed or certified mental health professional. Email résumé to info@stalbanschildcare.org.
Childcare Center Director
YWCA Miami seeks a childcare center director to oversee development and management of a child care center with a student population of less than 40, with potential enrollment of up to 100 children. Responsibilities include supervising 5-7 teachers/aides; must possess FL state director's credential and prior early childhood experience. This is a year-round exempt position in downtown Miami. Email résumé to ywca-careers@ywca-miami.org.
VPK Lead Teacher
My Academy PLC seeks a VPK lead teacher with 4+ years' experience in creating lesson plans and an active FCCPC. Training and health benefits provided. Email cover letter and résumé to info@myacademyplc.com.
Available Positions at Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Certified Dependency Case Manager To join a strategic care team charged with overseeing children in need, while addressing the factors that have put them at risk for out-of-home placement. Sign-on bonus of $3,000 may be available. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Court Liaison To facilitate communication with case stakeholders to ensure that cases are accurately and completely presented; expedite case movement through the legal process; promote positive relationships, cooperation and high regard among all case stakeholders and CHS clients; and provide formal and informal training to staff and clients regarding court processes and appropriate behavior. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Dependency Case Manager Trainee To join a strategic care team charged with overseeing children in need, while addressing the factors that have put them at risk for out-of-home placement. Must possess bachelor's degree in a human services field. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Dependency Program Manager To oversee first-level supervisory staff regarding case consultation, permanency, team building, compliance, directives and overall case management service delivery. Minimum two years' experience in child welfare supervision and dependency case management required. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Director of Program Operations To oversee program administration and development and provide program development functions including grant writing, building community collaborations and continuous enhancement of operational proficiency and productivity. Experience in program management and child welfare industry required. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Distinguished Gifts Manager To manage efforts to increase revenue generation with a dedicated focus on major gifts, as well as building a donor-centric culture to make a lasting, positive difference in the lives of the community served. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Regional Executive Director * To oversee operations and lead a team in executing plans for smart business development and growth, while focusing on program operational proficiency and productivity. Senior management and child welfare experience required. Email Yanelee Tejera at yanelee.tejera@chsfl.org for more information.
  • Senior Vice President of Operations * To provide strategic leadership and direction to CHS business growth and operations for the South Florida region (Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Treasure Coast counties), encompassing approximately $30 million in revenue. Responsibilities include overseeing activities related to new business development, leadership succession and partnership building in accordance with the agancy's strategic direction focus. Email Yanelee Tejera at yanelee.tejera@chsfl.org for more information.
Available Positions at Family Resource Center of South Florida

  • Clinical Director To provide overall monitoring and supervision of clinical services provided by the agency. Responsibilities include conducting regular clinical supervision with all agency clinicians, regularly reviewing clinical records, and ensuring that clinical services are being provided in a clinically appropriate manner. Must possess LSW or LMH. Email résumé to ffondrose@frcflorida.org; include Clinical Director – Applicant Name on the subject line.
  • Full Case Manager To be responsible for full case management services for children who have been abused, abandoned and/or neglected. Must possess excellent writing skills; CWCM-P, CWCM and CWPI preferred, as is bilingual fluency (English/Creole and/or English/Spanish). Email résumé to ffondrose@frcflorida.org; include FCM – Applicant Name on the subject line.
  • Therapist To provide mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring services to adults, adolescents and children that may include outpatient counseling and community-based services and coordination with schools, caregivers and others pertinent to the treatment process. Must possess LSW or LMH and evening and/or weekend availability. Email résumé to ffondrose@frcflorida.org; include Therapist – Applicant Name on the subject line.
Available Positions at His House Children's Home

  • Accounting Clerical Assistant
  • Clinical Psychiatrist
  • Marketing and Development Specialist
  • Other Childcare Professionals

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit www.hhch.org.
Available Positions at the Institute for Child and Family Health

  • Administrative Assistant *
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager *
  • Program Coordinator *
  • Program Supervisor *
  • Therapist *

For a complete listing of open positions, job descriptions, requirements and to apply, click here; or, email résumé and cover letter to employment@icfhinc.org.
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 assisting with general housekeeping duties. Requirements include one year experience driving a bus/passenger van, valid Florida driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to work a full-time flexible schedule; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Early Childhood Education Teacher * For a full-inclusion prekindergarten program for 3- and 4-year-old students and 1- and 2-year-old preschoolers. Must possess bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood or special education; and state of Florida professional educator’s certificate in preschool education (birth-4).
  • Event Coordinator * To be responsible for special events and marketing efforts to promote the programs, events and services of the organization. Must possess bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field, and ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English; related experience preferred.
  • Job Placement Specialist * To provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment, job orientation and assistance in the job search process, including cover letter and résumé writing, job openings search and interviewing techniques. Must possess bachelor's degree and minimum one year experience working in human resources, employment services or related.
  • Preschool Teacher Assistant * To provide support and assistance to the Lighthouse Learning pre-K program's daily operations. Requirements include DCF 45 hours and birth through 5 child care credentials.
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired * To provide instruction to children and youth ages birth to 21 and develop and implement individualized lesson plans for each child in collaboration with other professionals. Must possess bachelor’s degree in visual disabilities from an accredited university; current TVI certification; ability to attend and complete required trainings; and excellent communication skills.

Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Early Head Start Educator Must possess associate degree and CDA in Infant & Toddler.
  • Head Start Assistant Must posses CDA in Preschool.
  • Head Start Educator Must posses associate degree and CDA in Preschool.
  • Mental Health Consultant Must be a licensed social worker.

Contact Estela Rivero at 305.995.2947.
Available Positions at The Miami Foundation

  • Communications and Engagement Assistant To serve as a project manager in coordinating outreach activities; support several communications functions, website management, event planning and general communications; and execute communications and community engagement strategy, including public relations, advertising and digital marketing.
  • Programs and Grants Administration Associate To be responsible for grant-making programs, fiscal agency and fiscal sponsorship funds, leadership programs, and engagement of the nonprofit sector. This position plays a key role in the grant-making process, grantee compliance and managing nonprofits’ participation in Give Miami Day, and serves as a primary resource for knowledge about local nonprofits and issues.

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit www.miamifoundation.org/staff.
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