Weekly Provider Bulletin
The Children's Trust Announces
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.
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!
SPARK Training - Northwest
The Children's Trust is sponsoring a SPARK curriculum training for YAS providers on Friday, March 16, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the North Pointe YMCA Family Center, located at 7351 NW 186th Street, Miami, FL 33015. 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. Additional questions may be directed to Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Tuesday, March 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., City Life Kix, 1088 W Mowry Drive, Homestead, FL 33030
  • Structure for Success Thursday, March 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147
  • Let’s Play Together: Practical Solutions for Adapting Recreational Activities Friday, March 23, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Branches, 129 SW 5th Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
  • Count Me In: Teaching Children to Embrace Diversity Thursday, April 5, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165
  • Navigating Community Resources Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. - noon, Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112th Avenue, Miami, FL 33176
  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Friday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • Discovering Inclusion 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cutler Bay, FL 33157

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.
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction Tuesday, March 20, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room 419

Many additional trainings are available online! Preregistration required for all for Project RISE 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 March 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, March 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, March 14, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, March 21, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, March 21, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, March 28, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, March 28, 3-4 p.m.
From Our Friends
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.
Workshop: Nonprofit Collaboration
Women’s Fund Miami announces "How to Collaborate with Other Nonprofits," presented by YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade CEO Kerry-Ann Royes, on Wednesday, March 21, 8:30-11 a.m. Participants will explore how their nonprofits can benefit from collaborating with others working on similar issues and/or with similar populations to advance common goals; learn how to identify the right collaborative partners; discover different forms of collaboration; and more! Tickets are $10 in advance or $20 at the door; both include a light breakfast. Click here for full details and to register; event will take place at the Center for Social Change Miami, 2103 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145.
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 training helps you to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of addictions and mental illness. The course 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. Workshop takes place on Wednesday, March 21; click here to register. For more detailed information or if you wish to host a private training, contact Tony Martinez at 305.487.3825.
Training: Postpartum Depression
The Postpartum Healing and Education Center announces a postpartum depression workshop on Wednesday, March 21, 9 a.m. - noon, taking place at Country Club of Miami, 6801 NW 186th Street, Miami, FL 33015. Cost: $40, including three CEUs for LCSWs, LMHCs and LMFTs. To register, contact Ana Romero at 954.558.8360 or aromero@postpartumeducation.com.
Grant Opportunities
Attention Nonprofits: Share Your Change-Making Ideas to Get Funded!
United Way of Miami-Dade announces two new grant opportunities through Inspire305, a new initiative calling on innovators, change-makers and emerging philanthropic leaders who are working on systemic change in our community. Selected finalists will be put to a public online vote and pitch their nonprofit at a culminating Inspire305 event in June. There will be two grants awarded: a $25,000 Grand Innovator award and a $10,000 Trailblazer award. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 13, 2018, 11:59 p.m.; visit inspire305.org for more information and application guidelines.
Request for Proposals: Website Design
The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) for website redesign. The agency provides information on its programs and services through its website, including the Healthy Start Program, MomCare Program and the Fetal Infant Mortality Review project. The website also provides a venue for event and meeting registration, and serves to share documents and forms with contracted providers and community partners. Healthy Start contracted providers use the website to advertise group classes to clients, and retrieve forms and contractual documents through a secure portal. Healthcare providers and community partners in Miami-Dade County use the website to learn about Healthy Start Coalition programs and services, retrieve important documents such as referral forms, and complete forms to request educational materials related to maternal, infant and child health. Community partners will also find on the website dates and information on upcoming trainings and meetings to discuss maternal and infant health topics. Those interested in applying to this RFP may contact Evelyn Castillo at ecastillo@hscmd.org or 305.541.0210 to request a copy of the RFP in its entirety.
Career Opportunities
*Denotes new posting
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • 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.

Counselors - After-School *
Kidworks USA seeks counselors for its after-school program from 2-6 p.m. Responsibilities include supervising school-age children as well assisting them with homework and other activities. Must be charismatic, fun and kind! Contact Odaimys (Ody) Diaz for more information at 305.822.5437.
Office Manager *
Touching Miami with Love seeks a full-time office manager for its Overtown site. Responsibilities include general bookkeeping, processing accounts receivable, maintaining files, grant management, mass mailings, donor database management, human resources, volunteer management, supervision of support staff and overall office management. Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Must possess bachelor's degree, 3-5 years' direct experience in office management or related field, experience in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office (experience with donor database programs preferred), and ability to pass a Level 2 background check and drug screening. Email résumé, three professional or personal references, and a separate cover letter (in which you state your qualifications and why you want to work with a Christian nonprofit organization, and provide a description of your experiences performing the required duties and your salary needs) to trina@touchingmiamiwithlove.org.
Kids Corner seeks qualified teachers for its Doral-area location; English fluency required. For additional information, call 305.477.7551; email résumé to info@kidscornerflorida.com.
Teachers - Infant and Toddler *
Kiddieland Kinder and Nursery School seeks creative, responsible, energetic preschool teachers for infants and toddler classrooms (three positions currently available). Must possess experience in child care, including CDA/FCCPC or equivalent, DCF hours and first aid/CPR certification, as well as bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Level 2 background screening required. Full- and part-time positions available. Email résumé to kiddieland@bellsouth.net.
Teachers - Lead
Play and Learn Preschool seeks passionate teachers who can support young children's play, exploration, inquiry and creative/critical thinking, while working collaboratively to provide the highest quality child care to our families. Applicants should also enjoy working in teams. Must be able to multitask, pay attention to detail, have a good sense of humor, and be flexible and patient. Minimum two years' experience working in a licensed child care center a must, preferably with at least one year in a supervisory capacity as a classroom teacher; knowledge of Reggio Emilia philosophy a plus. Must also be able to provide letter of recommendation from previous classroom/school that highlights abilities, and possess a bachelor's degree in early childhood education or related field; CPR/first aid certification; experience with emergent curriculum; and English proficiency (bilingual English/Spanish recommended). This is a part-time position (20-30 hours a week); salary based on education and experience. Email résumé to rosafdz@playnlearnprek.com.
Teachers & Teacher Assistants - Part-Time
Rainbow Intergenerational Learning Centers seeks teachers and teacher assistants. Must possess DCF 45 hours (FCCPC preferred) and Spanish fluency. Seniors welcome. Email résumé to abenedetti@lhanc.org.
Available Positions at the Advocate Program *

  • Care Coordinator - Full-Time To provide home-based services to children and their families with exposure to high conflict and/or domestic violence. Must possess knowledge of Miami-Dade community resources, minimum two years' experience working with target population and bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole) preferred.
  • Child & Family Specialist - Full-Time To provide home-based services to families with exposure to high conflict and/or domestic violence. Must be licensed or license eligible; and possess master's degree in social work, psychology or related field; strong clinical assessment skills; and minimum two years' experience working with children and families. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole) preferred.

Email résumé to altheab@advocateprogram.org.
Available Positions at Infinite Ways Network (IWN) *

  • Behavioral Health Consultant Position may also be filled by a Certified Addiction Professional (LCSW, LMFT, LMHC or Licensed Psychologist). Ideal candidate will be bilingual (English/Spanish and/or English/Creole), and possess minimum two years' experience in the field, as well as evening and weekend availability.
  • Certified Child Welfare Case Managers Must be bilingual (English/Spanish and/or English/Creole) and possess a bachelor's degree in social work or related field, minimum two years' experience working with at-risk children and families in an in-home setting providing resource linkage services, and evening and weekend availability.

Email résumé and cover letter as a single PDF attachment to Schiller Joseph at infinitewaysnetwork@gmail.com; you may also fax it to 727.897.8022.
Available Positions at Lotus House *

  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Therapist Master's level therapist trained and experienced in providing evidence-based child-parent psychotherapy (CPP) with fidelity for children and families with high special needs, histories of complex trauma, and medical and mental health issues. Must already be trained and also be committed to helping improve the lives of women and children in the community. Minimum master's degree in mental health counseling, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy or the equivalent, and must be licensed or a registered clinical intern; bilingual fluency also required.
  • Psychiatrist - Part-Time To provide onsite psychiatric care as part of the agency's holistic health and wellness services for high special needs women, youth and children at its residential facility, a shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness. Required services include initial psychiatric evaluations, follow-up evaluations and care; diagnoses; reports necessary for disability benefits, housing verifications and other required documentation of disabilities; crisis intervention and assessment; writing prescriptions; and more. Must possess experience working with women and youth with histories of serious trauma, domestic violence, serious mental illness, post-traumatic stress symptomatology, and other high special needs, as well as experience working with the LGBTQIA community. Must possess specialty in psychiatry and ability to write prescriptions and make diagnoses. Psychiatric nurse practitioners should only apply if they have signed protocols and supervision by a medical doctor, as the agency is unable to provide medical doctor supervision and protocols for nurse practitioners.

Email résumé to anna@lotushouse.org.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired *

  • Job Services Specialist To provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment and job orientation, and by providing assistance in the job search process, including cover letter and résumé writing, job openings search and interviewing techniques. Must possess bachelor's degree in relevant field and minimum one year experience working in human resources, employment services or related.
  • Marketing and Events 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 marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or related field; and ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English. Related experience preferred.
  • Program Coordinator To be responsible for scheduling and managing day-to-day office and clinical operations for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program. High school diploma (associate degree preferred); one year experience working with databases and running queries/reports (experience working in a medical office preferred); and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) required.
  • Teacher To provide instruction to children ages birth to 21 years, develop and implement individualized lesson plans for each student, and collaborate 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 or fax to 305.285.6967.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Early/Head Start *

Seeking the following for its Early Head Start/Head Start programs:

  • Center Director - Part-Time To assist center director. Must possess Director's Certificate.
  • Early Head Start Educator To provide classroom instruction and supervision of infant and toddler classroom. Must possess associate degree in early childhood, and a CDA or FCCPC in infant and toddler.
  • Head Start Assistant To assist classroom educator serving preschool children. Minimum CDA or FCCPC in preschool required.
  • Head Start Educator To provide classroom instruction and supervision of preschool children. Associate degree in early childhood and CDA or FCCPC in preschool required.
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant To provide mental health consultation services in early childhood classrooms.
  • School Psychologist Must possess master’s degree in social work and be a licensed or certified school psychologist.
  • Staff Assistant Must possess bachelor’s degree in business or accounting.

Email résumé to erivero@dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center *

  • Maintenance/Custodian To provide and maintain safe, repair-free facilities at the Coconut Grove and South Miami Centers for children, staff, parents and visitors. Must wear a utility back support that must be in place when lifting. Duties include, but are not limited to, cleaning bathrooms, air vents, classrooms and laundry rooms, and collecting trash from waste containers, etc. Must possess at minimum ability to read and write English, and follow oral and written directives.
  • Teacher To plan, conduct and supervise activities with a group of children ages 3-5 years. Activities take place in indoor and outdoor settings and are aimed at promoting physical health; approaches to learning; and the social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development of the children. Must possess at minimum bachelor's degree in early childhood education, pre-K or primary education, preschool education or related field, or an associate degree in early childhood education.

Email résumé to tdawson@stalbanschildcare.org.
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