Weekly Provider Bulletin
August 9, 2018
The Children's Trust Announces
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.
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. Available trainings for August 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, August 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, August 15, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, August 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, August 22, 3-4 p.m. 
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Literacy Outcome Assessment: Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Tuesday, August 14, 9:30 a.m. – noon, 
  • Fitness Outcome Assessment: PACER Tuesday, August 14, 1-3 p.m.
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction (Certified Teachers) Wednesday, August 15, 1-4 p.m.

More courses available online; preregistration required for all in-person trainings; click here to register for online and in-person trainings or to set up a staff/agency account.
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
  • 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

Trust-Funded Providers: NEW Child/Youth Participant Form Ready for Use
Please note than an updated Child/Youth Participant Information Form has been posted to our website; it replaces the prior form, effective August 1, 2018. No portion of any child's social security number should be collected for Trust purposes any longer; the updated form shows the required demographics that must be reported to The Trust for programs serving children/youth directly.

Kindly update your relevant program registration materials immediately by visiting the Policies & Forms > Programmatic page of our provider portal and selecting Participant Forms & Incident Reporting to access the new form and related details.
Get Your Program Authorized to Operate at a Miami-Dade Public School
Trust-funded agencies providing programming at M-DCPS sites must secure an Affiliating Agreement for Educational Services. To facilitate this process, a guide to collecting and submitting the necessary documents has been made available on The Children’s Trust website; click here to review. All steps and documents must be completed prior to submission, otherwise approval may be delayed or denied. For questions, contact Glenny Reynoso, contract manager, at glenny@thechildrenstrust.org.
Wanted: 2018 Family Expo Volunteers
The Family Expo is looking for volunteers to lend a hand! Taking place on Saturday, September 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Center, the FREE event attracts hundreds of child and family services exhibitors sharing vital information with approximately 15,000 visitors. The day is also marked by a slew of fun activities for kids, including interactive games, a robotics room, live musical performances, face painters, and arts and crafts, to name just a few.

As a volunteer, you'll have a great time at the event; receive complimentary lunch, refreshments and snacks, and tee shirt; and log in community service hours (if needed). Click here to register; we look forward to seeing you there!
Providers & Partners, Tell Us All About Your Good Work
From the Herald to the Miami Times to CBS 4, Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been featured for the life-changing services they provide to the children and families of Miami-Dade - and you could be next. Click here to tell us about your latest triumphs and you just may turn on the TV or turn a page in the paper to see your face!
From Our Friends
FLAEYC 2018 Annual Conference - Scholarships Available!
The Early Learning Career Center (ELCC), funded by The Children’s Trust, announces an exciting professional development opportunity with the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC) at its annual conference, taking place September 5-9 in Orlando. Early childhood center educators, directors and other ECE administrators may be eligible to receive a Children's Trust educator scholarship to cover registration fees for the event! Click here to learn more about the conference; contact careercenter@thechildrensforum.com for information on available scholarships.
FREE Literacy Resource: Storytime Express
Storytime Express Kits are a free early literacy resource loaned out by the Miami‑Dade Public Library System to child care centers, licensed preschools, kindergarten centers and members of home-school organizations. Available in 80 themes and for two age groups - babies/toddlers and preschoolers/kindergarteners - the kits allow educators to enhance their storytelling and create a fun learning environment with books, puppets, educational toys and CDs. For more information visit www.mdpls.org.
CLEAR Miami is Recruiting
Catalyst Miami is recruiting for its next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy and Resilience. This is a FREE 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice and climate resilience specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held starting on Thursday, September 13, at Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation. Dinner, a youth class and translation are all provided at no charge; click here to register. Interested in being a hired facilitator for CLEAR Miami? Click here to apply.
Volunteer Hours for Youth
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami is offering high school students opportunities to volunteer and earn hours. If you know a young person who would be interested in learning more or participating in one of the organization's many volunteer days, contact Barbara at dreuumiami@gmail.com for additional information.
Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training
The Postpartum Healing and Education Center announces a three-day nurturing parenting facilitator training focusing on incorporating the philosophy, skills and strategies of nurturing parenting; provides 12 CEUs for LCSWs, LMHCs and LMFTs. Taking place M-W, September 10-12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 6801 NW 186th Street, Miami, FL 33015. Contact Ana Romero at 954.558.8360 or aromero@postpartumeducation.com to register.
Change the Life of a Child in Foster Care
Florida Foster Care Review, which advances the safety, stability and success of abused and neglected children, youth and young adults by connecting them to essential services, healthy relationships and forever families, seeks caring citizens from the community to volunteer one weekday a month for a minimum of one year to serve on its Citizen Review Panel (CRP); volunteers must be at least 25 years old. The CRP reviews active, judge-referred child welfare court cases at the Children's Courthouse, and your participation as a CRP member means that you can directly and positively impact the life of a child or youth in foster care. For additional information email Marissa Leichter at mleichter@fostercarereview.org.
The FIU Metropolitan Center: Upcoming Workshops
The FIU Metropolitan Center announces a quartet of workshops that can boost your organization's fundraising and management power.

  • Grant Writing 101: Basic Elements of Grant Writing Learn easy-to-implement methods for improving fundraising by developing a credible story of results based on program data that can be easily collected by staff. Training provides a hands-on introduction to identifying grant opportunities and preparing effective proposals. Thursday, September 6; click here for more information and to register.
  • Grant Writing 102: Certification Program Detailed training presents an in-depth explanation of the grant development process from start to finish. Workshop format includes both lecture sessions and group activities. Participants will attend several group sessions, enabling them to meet and interact with others who have similar interests and needs. Tuesday, October 23; click here for more information and to register.
  • Nonprofit Management Certification: Planning, Public Policy & Management Seven-session model designed to help participants develop the knowledge, insights and ability to enter or advance a career in the nonprofit field. Learn how to lead and manage people, build effective programs, connect with supporters and maintain healthy nonprofit organizations. Begins Saturday, September 8; click here for more information and to register.
  • Supervisory Essentials: Leadership & Development Skills Training designed to emphasize the role of leadership in maintaining and developing organizations and their employees. Participants will be exposed to concepts concerning organization leadership; diagnosing human behavior; and the application of leadership principles. Wednesday, September 12; click here for more information and to register.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA): August 17
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches adults how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants will learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of addiction and mental illness. For more detailed information or if you wish to host your own training, contact Tony Martinez at 305.487.3825. To register for the August 17 training visit www.insightandmore.net/youth-mental-health.
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.
Grant Opportunities
Funding at The Trust

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

  • Early Childhood Development: Teaching Strategies GOLD NEW! 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 the 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 the RFP in its entirety.
  • 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 the RFP in its entirety.
  • Oral Health Education & Preventive Services NEW! 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 the RFP in its entirety.
  • Program Evaluation & Professional Development Support for Family Service Programs NEW! 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 the RFP in its entirety.
  • School Health Transactional System The Children’s Trust invites qualified vendors to submit proposals to develop, deploy, host, maintain and provide support for an electronic school-based health system and database. The Children’s Trust has opened this contract for bid to ensure we get the best technology available for these school-based services. Visit the Procurement page to review the RFP 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.
Funding for Computer Labs
The IGT After-School Advantage Program provides nonprofit community agencies and public schools with state-of-the-art computer labs. These computer centers are designed to provide inner-city children ages 5-15 with a meaningful yet fun learning experience during the critical after-school hours, in a safe environment. This initiative is meant to provide an otherwise unavailable educational experience and bridge the digital divide among at-risk children. By applying its knowledge and expertise to this type of program IGT hopes to increase children’s interest in careers in computers and provide them with the necessary tools to help them become more competitive in school and in today’s job market. Proposals are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis; click here for more information and application guidelines.
Support Underserved Residents and Assist with Their Elevation From Poverty to Living Wage Employment Status
The Miami Community Ventures (MCV) initiative is a collective impact initiative designed to connect low-income “structurally unemployed” Miami-Dade residents to living wage jobs. The MCV RFP is posted here for the role of service provider, a role that is central to the successful delivery of benefits that will impact individual participants and our entire community. This RFP is for the pilot, which will run for approximately four (4) months in select communities and will validate the MCV model prior to expansion to targeted communities in Miami-Dade County. All those who are interested in being a service provider are invited to review the RFP and submit a proposal. Applicants are encouraged to share this opportunity with their network of organizations with an interest in playing a role. All questions in reference to this RFP are to be directed to MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com. To see questions made by other applicants click here .
Career Opportunities
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Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • Data Scientist To collaborate and engage with end users to identify the information and reporting business requirements, key performance indicators and strategic measures needed to ensure delivery of actionable information that is defined, governed, secure, accurate and accessible to users based on business need. This role requires exceptional communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and communicate these requirements to the technical team and serve as a liaison between stakeholders, users and technical resources through the development and implementation of these requirements. This exempt salaried, nonsupervisory position works under the general supervision and support of the IT director. 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Submission end date for consideration for the above positions is ongoing. Click here to access complete job description, requirements and application instructions.
After-School Counselors
YMCA of South Florida's youth development department seeks energetic, outgoing individuals to serve as after-school counselors. Must enjoy working with children ages 5-12 and be able to work in multiple settings, such as school cafeterias and playgrounds. For more information and to apply, email Associate Executive Director Ayxis Averhoff at aaverhoff@ymcasouthflorida.org.
Child Development Specialist - Part-Time *
Chapman Partnership seeks a part-time child development specialist to assist the child development supervisor and family resource center staff in the instructional process, recreational activities and execution of family resource center and/or building duties. Must be able to successfully identify and address the developmental/instructional needs of a wide variety of children K-12, communicate positively with children, and be friendly, dependable and trustworthy. Associate degree in education or related field and minimum one year working with children in an educational setting required. Email résumé to Anthony Henderson at ahenderson@chapmanpartnership.org.
Facilitators
Be Strong International seeks full-time program facilitators to coordinate and collaborate with youth, parents, schools and community-based organizations. Responsibilities include preparing/implementing lesson plans, presenting educational materials and coordinating spaces for group training, meetings, healthy relationship workshops and other positive youth development activities. Level 2 background screening required. Email résumé to celida@bestrongintl.org.
Parent Educators *
Federation of Families, Miami-Dade Chapter, seeks parent educators to facilitate parenting education for parents of children age 12 and under with behavior or development concerns enrolled in the Triple P Parenting Program. Responsibilities include enrollment, curriculum preparation, 10 weeks of one-to-one sessions, and collection of data and assessments. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) preferred; must possess transportation. Email Janet Pereyra at janet@fofmiami.org for additional information and to submit résumé.
Preschool Teachers - Full-Time *
The Children's First Preschool E.L.C. seeks creative, responsible and energetic preschool teachers for 1-year-old, 3-year-old and VPK classrooms. Child care experience preferred, as is CDA/FCCPC or equivalent, DCF hours and first aid/CPR certification. Level 2 background screening and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) a must. Email résumé to tcfpelc@gmail.com.
Program Coordinator *
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired seeks an Early Steps program coordinator to provide organizational support to the Miami Lighthouse Learning Center, including overseeing and facilitating case management of services and supports listed on Individualized Family Support Plans (IFSP) such as IFSP meetings, student enrollment and registration, maintenance of student records, transportation coordination, and interpreting and managing data. Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Site Coordinator: West Homestead K-8 *
Communities in Schools of Miami seeks a site coordinator for West Homestead K-8 to coordinate the provision of professional, accessible social services to students and their families who are facing obstacles to academic and personal success, while working directly on campus. Bachelor’s degree in social work required; degree in counseling preferred. For complete job description, requirements and to apply online, visit www.cismiami.org/careers.
Available Positions at Family Resource Center of South Florida

  • 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.
  • Parenting Instructor To be responsible for all aspects of teaching the Nurturing Parenting curriculum. Must possess master’s degree in social work, counseling, education or related field, or bachelor's degree with relevant experience; experience working with parents and children; and knowledge of child abuse and neglect, DCF, the effect of domestic violence on the family, child development, family dynamics and group process. Nurturing Parenting certification also required. Email résumé to resumes@frcflorida.org; include position name and applicant name in the subject line.
  • Therapist * To aid in the provision of mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring services to adults, adolescents and children, including outpatient counseling, community-based services and coordination with schools, caregivers and others. 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 Therapist – Applicant Name in subject line.
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 compete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit www.fostercarereview.org.
Available Positions at Jewish Community Services *

  • Crisis Center Advocate To field incoming tips via the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) from middle and high school students in participating school districts across the country. Say Something curriculum teaches youth and adults in school settings how to identify warning signs, signals and threats, especially in social media, from individuals who may want to hurt themselves or others, and report it using the SS-ARS. Email résumé to ddevries@jcsfl.org.
  • Helpline Counselor - Part-Time To provide information, referrals, crisis counseling and suicide intervention to callers upon completion of a thorough assessment and identification of most presenting needs. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Email résumé to cpatterson@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education *

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Interpreters
  • Hourly Clerical
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Workers
  • Speech Language Pathologists

Retired teachers to serve as tutors/interventionists in reading and math also needed.

Contact Kelli Hunter-Sheppard, Ph.D., at 305.995.1531 or khunter@dadeschools.net for more information.
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