Weekly Provider Bulletin
November 7, 2018
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Attention MDC Community Partners & Volunteer-Rich Organizations!
Miami Dade College is transitioning to a new, comprehensive and smartphone-friendly volunteer management platform, which will replace the existing system many of you are familiar with and use ( www.mdc.edu/serve). The new platform, being created and implemented with project partner Welever, will include enhancements like:

  • Ability to have community partners/students/faculty create change-making events and promote them to potential volunteers.
  • Chatroom features for every service opportunity to boost and support communication.
  • Ability to measure impact and export all data for reporting/research/evaluation purposes.
  • Quick connection of volunteers with opportunities to assist when emergencies/natural disasters occur (e.g., Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico).
  • Direct connection of every service experience to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

Join MDC on Tuesday, November 27, 10 a.m., for a special introduction to the new system that will explore how it can enhance and amplify the work of your organization; a light lunch will be served. This informational session will be held at MDC's Wolfson Campus, Room 2106. Attendees will receive a free, full license for this exciting new software platform. Registration required; RSVP at events@welever.org.
SPARK Training: Friday, November 16
The Children's Trust is sponsoring a SPARK curriculum training for YAS providers on Friday, November 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Homestead YMCA Family Center, located at 1034 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030. 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.
Help Us Select a 2019 Champion for Children
Do you know an amazing staff member or colleague who deserves a round of applause? Nominate them for our new MONTHLY Exemplary Service Award! Extended to exceptional employees of Trust-funded programs or initiatives, this honor is given to individuals who serve as an inspiration to their colleagues; provide direct service to children and families as their primary duty; and perform their work in a way that exemplifies that the human element makes a genuine difference in the lives of others. (Nominees may not be a manager or executive director.) Winners will be publicly announced and recognized, and comprise the pool from which we'll select the recipient of the 2019 Champions for Children Excellence Award for Direct Service to Children and Families. Click here to nominate someone wonderful today.
Getting to Know Our Programs
In an effort to further strengthen relationships with our providers and continue to build mutual empathy and understanding, The Children’s Trust will be coming to see you! Executive and senior staff will soon be contacting you to confirm a time when they can stop by to learn more about your programs and the impactful work that you’re doing to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade. We very much look forward to spending time with you!
Project RISE: SEL Outcome Assessment Trainings
Project RISE has released 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 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

  • Discovering Inclusion Training - Now Available 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.

Grant Opportunities
Current Grant Opportunities at The Trust
The Children's Trust has released the following five separate grant opportunities:

  • Early Intervention Summer Camp Full-day summer programs for children ages birth to 5 years (prior to kindergarten entry) with developmental delays or disabilities.
  • Universal Parenting Education Parenting workshops and educational or public health events that foster effective parenting strategies to support child development.
  • Reading Enhancement Services Differentiated literacy intervention (DLI) services in the summer for rising kindergarten, rising first-grade and rising second-grade children.
  • Innovation Fund Innovative ideas and program designs that address existing community needs and have not previously been implemented in our community.
  • Small Community-Based Organizations (CBO) Capacity Building Capacity-building supports for child- and family-serving small CBOs in Miami-Dade County.
For details on all of the above, plus available related resources, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org/grants.
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
After-School Program Instructor
Girl Power seeks an after-school program instructor to conduct activities and provide services to female students at Richmond Middle School while working closely with fellow staff, volunteers, community partners and parents/guardians. Responsibilities include ensuring that all classroom goals, objectives and outcomes are accomplished while providing quality programming to all clients. For complete job description and requirements visit www.girlpowerrocks.org/careers; email résumé to outreach@girlpowerrocks.org with job title in subject line
Outreach & Advocacy Coordinator *

The Advocacy Network on Disabilities seeks a tech-savvy outreach and advocacy coordinator to be responsible for managing website and social media activities, developing outreach and advocacy materials, and working with community partners to further the goal of inclusion of children with disabilities. Must possess bachelor's degree; experience working with children with disabilities; ability to effectively use social media to further an organization's mission; and excellent writing skills. Salary range: $38-46K; excellent benefits and great working environment. Email résumé to hr@advocacynetwork.org.
Reading Teacher - After-School & Summer Camp *
Urban Promise Miami seeks a reading teacher to work two hours each day at its site in East Little Havana during the school year (M-F), and four hours each day (M-F, June & July) during summer camp. Responsibilities include pre- and post-testing (ORF and MAZE) and ensuring that all campers (four groups of 15 students) receive a minimum of 30 minutes of reading per day. Must be a Miami-Dade certified teacher (any subject). Email résumé to Scott Impola at scottimpola@urbanpromisemiami.org.
Relations Coordinator *
Read to Learn Books for Free seeks a relations coordinator to monitor community bookshelf sites, develop and maintain partnerships, conduct community outreach, recruit new program donors, and plan and attend community events. Valid Florida driver’s license and bachelor’s degree plus three years' relevant work experience required. Visit www.mdc.edu/jobs (Job ID #997901) for complete job description, requirements and application instructions.
Available Positions at St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center

  • Early Head Start Teacher Assistant To support its Early Head Start program in the implementation of a cognitively oriented curriculum and total management of activities for children ages birth-3, including indoor/outdoor activities aimed at promoting physical health; approaches to learning; and the social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development of students. Minimum high school diploma and DCF 45-hour training.
  • Nutrition Coordinator * To ensure all sites are in compliance with regulatory statutes for the United States Department of Agriculture Childcare Food Program (CCFP) and Head Start Nutrition Services, and to administer the CCFP for the agency. Works closely with nutrition consultant to ensure that children identified with health-related nutrition issues receive appropriate therapeutic meals. Minimum Bachelor of Science degree, two years' experience and Serving Safe Food certification.

Email résumé to tdawson@stalbanschildcare.org.
Available Positions at Jewish Community Services of South Florida

  • Infant Mental Health Therapist/Consultant To maintain an ongoing caseload of 5-7 early learning programs, working with 12-15 classrooms and 10-14 children (two children per program). Responsibilities include implementing consultation services in early learning programs and providing support to families of children with challenging behaviors. Minimum two years' experience providing intervention/mental health services to children ages birth-5. Email résumé to Heather Winters at hwinters@jcsfl.org.
  • Infant Mental Health Therapist/Program Manager Responsibilities include planning, developing, managing, coordinating and evaluating the delivery of infant and early childhood programs for children ages birth-5 and their families. Must be a licensed therapist with experience in infant mental health. Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education

  • Audiologists - Part-/Full-Time
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Interpreters
  • Clerical - Hourly
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • School Psychologists - Part-/Full-Time
  • School Social Workers (Certified and/or Licensed) - Part-/Full-Time
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Teachers with Experience in Special Education - Part-/Full-Time

Email résumé to Ava Goldman at agoldman@dadeschools.net.
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