Weekly Provider Bulletin
The Children's Trust Announces
Champions for Children is Coming Up!
The Children's Trust Annual Champions for Children Awards Ceremony is a gala event marked by stellar entertainment performances; heartfelt, docu-style video presentations on each of this year's award recipients; and the incredible opportunity to come together with your fellow community stakeholders to celebrate the work that we all do - don’t miss it! Join us on Thursday, June 14, in the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island - click here to reserve your seat - as we honor the people and programs improving the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County!
New Location for Two Meetings
Please be advised that to accommodate an expected increase in attendance, the following two public meetings will be held at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33135:

  • Program Services & Childhood Health Committee Meeting Thursday, May 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, May 29, 4-6 p.m.

Please note that because there is construction on West Flagler Street, the venue has recommended that attendees enter the parking lot through the rear (North) entrance; see map above for details.
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!
Trust-Funded Providers: YAS & YEN Summer CAT Observations
The Children’s Trust Content Area Team (CAT) members will once again be visiting you to conduct a program observation. For summer 2018, CAT members have been trained to implement the initiative specific observation tool with fidelity to capture your program's strengths and discuss opportunities for improvement. The tools are available here for your reference. The final version of your summer schedule must be sent to your contract manager no later than Friday, May 18, by the end of the business day. Be sure to send in a schedule for all sites operating a summer camp program and include:

  • Daily programming
  • Activity name and time (specifically fitness and literacy)
  • All planned field trips

CAT observations will be conducted between June 18 and July 11. A CAT member will make an announced visit to one of your sites to conduct the observation. For further details and any questions, please contact your contract manager.
Promote Your Event for FREE on our Community Calendar
If your organization is having an event, let us know and we'll help you promote it. Events can be for the community at large or specific to other service providers in Miami-Dade County. The only requirement is that they offer no- or low-cost opportunities to attendees; please note that we are unable to include galas and fundraisers at this time. Events can be health fairs, back-to-school events, movie screenings, training and professional development, or similar events. Simply fill out our online Community Outreach and Calendar Form at least two weeks prior to your event to get started!
ATTENTION: Quality Counts Programs
Your participation in Quality Counts efforts has caught the attention of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) for a national study. They want to hear from you - directors and teaching staff - as part of their SEQUAL (​Supportive Environmental Quality Underlying Adult Learning) study, to learn about how your workplace supports teaching staff to learn and continue to develop their knowledge and skills on the job. All directors and teaching staff who participate will receive a $20 Target gift card as a thank you for their time.

You may have recently received a message about this study in your email inbox. If you haven't and would like to participate, please email aline.hankey@berkeley.edu. CSCCE researchers began reaching out to centers to distribute physical versions of the survey to center staff earlier this month. If your center is selected, we hope that you will consider participating!
SPARK Training - Reserve Your Spot Today!

  • Friday, May 18, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., YMCA Family Center, 1034 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030; click here to register

If your agency implements SPARK for its fitness programming, the staff member who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. Registration required; additional questions may be directed to Carol Brogan at  carol@thechildrenstrust.org.
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Fitness Outcome: PACER Monday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., NSU Kendall, 8585 SW 124th Avenue, Miami, FL 33183
  • Oral Reading Fluency Friday, June 22, 12:30-3 p.m., The Children’s Trust, Training Room, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction Friday, June 29, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Children’s Trust, Training Room, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129

Many more trainings, such as Effective Literacy Instruction, Behavior Management and Homework Assistance, are available online, as are recertification courses for ORF and PACER. Preregistration required for all Project RISE trainings; click here to register.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Count Me In: Teaching Children to Embrace Diversity, Thursday, May 17, 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) Monday, June 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m, Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Monday, June 11, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165
  • Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, June 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33150

Discovering Inclusion training now available online! This training introduces different types of disabilities, benefits of inclusion, People First Language, respectful etiquette and the characteristics of an inclusive program; this training fulfills The Children’s Trust’s Inclusion training requirements.

Registration is required for all trainings; 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. Remaining available trainings for May are listed below; visit our community calendar at www.thechildrenstrust.org for full descriptions and registration information. All trainings held at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, May 16, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, May 16, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, May 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, May 23, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, May 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, May 30, 3-4 p.m.
From Our Friends
211 Helpline Volunteer Counselors Needed!
Do you want to make a difference in your community? Become a volunteer helpline counselor for Helpline Services with Jewish Community Services to help victims in crisis over the phone for the 24-hour center. Must be at least 18 years old. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for students interested in gaining experience in the psychology or social work fields. Contact Cora Patterson at cpatterson@jcsfl.org for more information.
Host a “Books, Balls & Blocks” Event at Your Site This Summer!
Books, Balls & Blocks events are exciting, fun and a great way to identify children ages birth-8 with developmental concerns, and connect those children to local resources. As children engage in games and activities at different stations, parents learn how these interactions help stimulate their child’s development while completing the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3). For more information, please contact Alexandra R. Schneider at 305.740.8998 ext. 614 or aschneider@jcsfl.org.
FREE Leadership Training Course
Catalyst Miami is recruiting for its next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy and Resilience. This is a FREE 11-week leadership training course based around community organizing, social justice and climate resilience, specific to Miami-Dade County. Course begins on Wednesday, June 13, at the Miami-Dade College North Campus. Dinner, a youth class and translation all provided. Apply now at  www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.
ELC Café: Gender in the Early Years
What can you do to ensure all children are free to be themselves? Join the discussion on Friday, June 8, 10 a.m. - noon, to listen and learn from a panel of medical and nonprofit experts, and from interviews with community and family members about how to create a gender-equitable environment. Participation from YES Institute, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, SunServe and the Miami-Dade Public Library System; continental breakfast included. For more information, follow ELCMDM on Facebook and Twitter; RSVP to Genesis Barrios at gbarrios@elcmdm.org.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training is an 8-hour course that teaches any adult how to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course, taking place on Friday, May 18, introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and provides a 5-step action plan on how to help young people in both crisis and noncrisis situations. Fee: $70 without CEUs; $80 with CEUs. For more information contact Tony Martinez at 305.487.3825; click here for location, time and to register
FREE Summer Meals for Children & Youth - Sign Up TODAY!
Summer BreakSpot, a program that provides free meals to children and youth ages birth-18 years at participating service sites, is underway. We encourage ALL children and youth summer program providers to contact sponsors TODAY to secure participation at each of their program service 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 service sites as “open sites,” where children and youth ages birth-18 years 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 Sam Hopwood at shopwood@flimpact.org for more information. Parents can call 211 or text FOOD or COMIDA (for Spanish) to 877-877 to find service sites delivering summer meals for children ages birth-18 near their home. Click here for additional Summer BreakSpot resources; current sponsors are listed below:

  • 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 305.308.0542.
  • 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.
Scholarship Opportunities
Visual & Performing Arts
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation announces the following funding opportunity for students:

  • Education Scholarship This $500-$8,200 award is for students of all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university. Click here for more information and to apply; deadline is on Friday, May 18, 5 p.m.
Career Opportunities
*Denotes new posting
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • Accountant To review and critically analyze financial information and provider documents within the framework of “Results-Based Accountability (RBA)” and with an emphasis on maintaining quality internal control standards. This includes, but is not limited to, preparing, maintaining reviewing and analyzing accounting records in accordance with The Children’s Trust accounting policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), regulations promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Government Auditing Standards. Work performance is reviewed through conferences, reports, a mastery of the Services and Activities Management Information System (SAMIS) and observation of results achieved. Submission end date for consideration is ongoing.
  • 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. Submission end date for consideration is ongoing.

Client Concierge
Disability Independence Group seeks a client concierge to be responsible for answering phones, calling potential clients and conducting intake evaluations. These intakes will include asking questions about what happened to compel them to call and what impact the event has had on their lives, as well as the scope of their disability. Email résumé to debbie@justdigit.org
Executive Administrative Assistant
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired seeks an executive administrative assistant to the CEO. Responsibilities include correspondence and documents pertaining to clients, donors, staff and other constituents; coordinating senior leadership meetings; keeping the CEO informed of phone calls and emails; and other administrative duties as required. Must possess college degree, excellent written and communication skills, and minimum 5 years’ administrative experience. Email résumé to  employment@miamilighthouse.org
Infant Mental Health Therapist - Part-Time
Jewish Community Services of South Florida seeks a licensed, bilingual (English/Spanish), part-time infant mental health therapist to provide direct services (patient and family) with a focus on early childhood intervention (ages birth-5) for a full caseload of clients. This includes the ability to perform intakes, assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning, ongoing intervention and proper termination. Must have flexibility to work at different assigned locations. Email résumé to jcastellanos@jcsfl.org
Licensed Therapist - Part-Time *
Jewish Community Services of South Florida seeks a licensed, bilingual (English/Spanish), part-time therapist to provide individual and family therapy services to children and adults. This includes the ability to perform intakes, assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning, ongoing intervention and proper termination; flexibility to work afternoons and evenings also required. Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
Program Case Manager/Instructor
Girl Power seeks a program case manager/instructor to be responsible for the delivery of services to participants enrolled in the Girls Intervention Program (GIP). Program participants are girls ages 13-17 who are referred to GIP by the Juvenile Services Department and the Department of Juvenile Justice to participate in 12 weeks of multiple services based on assessments including counseling, research-based structured learning groups, educational and/or vocational advocacy and support, peer mentoring, life skills training, case management, educational field trips and community services projects. Email résumé to  rashada@girlpowerrocks.org; include position in subject line.
Program Manager *
Children's Home Society seeks a program manager for its Family Preservation Program to coordinate services delivery for families who qualify for preservation services. Responsibilities include ensuring that client needs, program goals and contract objectives are effectively met; and assisting the program director in developing coaching plans for program team members. Must possess master’s degree from accredited college in social work or related field, two years' experience working with children and families; minimum one year of supervisory experience; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email résumé to ivelisse.carde@chsfl.org.
Teacher - VPK
Little Village Child Care and Learning Center seeks a VPK teacher. Must possess FCCPC, classroom management skills, ability to create and implement lesson plans, as well as enjoy interacting with children while creating teachable moments. Email résumé, DCF transcript and salary history to littlevillagegf@gmail.com
Available Positions at Catalyst Miami

  • Community Prosperity Financial Coordinator To provide services dedicated to helping low- to moderate-income individuals and families establish comprehensive household wellness. This includes basic financial coaching services to help clients achieve goals around the topics of credit score, tax preparation, budgeting, saving, utilization of quality financial services, asset development and financial education. 
  • Policy Director To be responsible for helping develop and implement the organization’s community-informed policy agenda and related community-informed and -centered programming, and communicating with policymakers, government officials, community stakeholders and the public about policy-related matters.

Available Positions at the Institute for Child and Family Health

  • Direct Mental Health Therapist - Hourly Licensed and unlicensed. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conducting intakes (licensed), participating in monthly case staffing meetings and implementing therapeutic treatment plans for emotionally disturbed children/adolescents through individual, group therapy and behavioral management. Master's level degree in social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy or psychology a must.
  • Targeted Case Manager To be responsible for coordinating services for individuals and families who qualify for case management services. Must possess bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology or closely related field and a minimum of one year of case management experience serving the SED population. Targeted Case Management certification and wraparound training a plus; English/Spanish fluency highly preferred.

Email résumé to aballoveras@icfhinc.org
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Head Start/Early Head Start Programs

  • Community Involvement Specialist
  • Early Head Start Educator
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Head Start Educator
  • School Psychologist

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit jobs.dadeschools.net.
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