Weekly Provider Bulletin
August 2, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
Quarterly Provider Meetings - Potluck with Providers!
In the spirit of enhancing collaboration in The Trust ecosystem and building upon Connect Miami, our next quarterly provider meetings are going to look and feel a little bit different – join us as we host a potluck and networking session! Kindly RSVP to the area representative for the meeting you’re interested in attending no later than next Tuesday, August 8, along with something you’d like to bring to the potluck. We’re looking for breakfast items (enough for 15 people), plates (enough for 25 people), napkins (enough for 25 people), cutlery (enough for 25 people)
and drinks (enough for 15 people). RSVP today!

Monday, August 14 - Northeast & Northwest
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Trinity Church(North Miami Campus)
655 NW 125th Street
North Miami, FL 33168
RSVP to Kathleen Hardcastle at khardcastle@peacemakers.com

Wednesday, August 16 - South
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rockway Middle School Auditorium
9393 SW 29th Terrace
Miami, FL 33165
RSVP to Rhonda Smith at fitkidspro@aol.com

Both session agendas/discussions are identical. You need only attend one, preferably the session for your area.
Volunteers Needed for The Children's Trust 2017 Family Expo
Our FREE Family Expo is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year, and we're looking for volunteers to lend a hand! Taking place on Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition, the 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 log in community service hours (if needed). Sign up onlineat www.thechildrenstrust.org no later than Wednesday, August 30. We look forward to seeing you there!
Parenting (PAR) Data Quality Checks Have Been Completed
As part of our efforts to ensure data accuracy, The Trust has just completed data quality checks for all parenting (PAR) programs. Please note that these are NOT formal reviews, but another way for us to make sure we’re working with the most up-to-date and accurate information possible. Contract managers will be emailing providers these reports, along with a step-by-step guide to help identify and correct any data errors. Remember, your SAMIS data must be corrected by August 15!
SPARK Training
A SPARK training will be held on Friday, August 18, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., at Tamiami Park, 11200 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165. If your agency implements SPARK for its summer or school year programming, the staff member who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. This session will include activities for children with disabilities. Registration is required; reserve your spot via our community calendar. Additional questions may be directed to Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org.

Project RISE Trainings for After-School and Youth Enrichment Providers

  • YEN: Active Learning Tuesday, August 15, 12:30-2:45 p.m., Arts & Recreation Center
  • YEN: Ask-Listen-Encourage Tuesday, August 15, 2:45-5 p.m., Arts & Recreation Center
  • Literacy Assessment: ORF Wednesday, August 16, 1-3:30 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room 425
  • Fitness Outcome: PACER Thursday, August 17, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room 425
  • Effective Literacy Instruction - Online
  • Literacy Assessment: Maze - Online
  • Literacy Assessment: ORF - Online (recertification only)
  • Fitness Assessment: PACER - Online (recertification only)
  • Effective Behavior Management 101 - Online
  • Homework Assistance in After-School - Online

Register at www.collabornation.net/login/projectrise

From Our Friends
Providers Wanted: Project RISE YAS Advisory Committee
Project RISE is looking for YAS providers interested in creating a YAS Advisory Committee (YASAC) to discuss issues important to providers who serve elementary-age children in after-school programs. If you are interested in meeting for 1-2 hours to discuss how the advisory committee might be useful for the YAS initiative and what that committee might look like, enter your contact information here.

Community Meeting: Gun Violence & Women
The Women’s Fund and One Billion Rising will present an interactive community program on gun violence and how it impacts women in our community. Panel members will speak on this public health issue, its intersection with domestic violence and the toll it’s taking on bereaved mothers; breakfast included. Taking place on Thursday, August 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m., at the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, 351 NW 5th Street, Miami, FL 33128. Email fran@womensfundmiami.org to reserve your seat.

Sexual Abuse Prevention Training: Stewards of Children
Kristi House will host a nationally recognized sexual abuse prevention training program that covers preventing, recognizing and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse. This three-hour training uses videos, workbook activities and discussion to engage and educate, and will take place on Friday, August 11, 2-5 p.m., at Kristi House, 1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Click here to learn more; RSVP by emailing dthompson@kristihouse.org or calling 305.547.6834.

Grant Opportunities
Public Play Spaces for Kids
Do you have a great idea for how to turn everyday places – like sidewalks, bus stops, plazas and laundromats – into play spaces for kids across Miami? The Play Everywhere Challenge, powered by Target and KaBOOM!, will award grants of up to $30,000 to turn your ideas into reality. Register for an informational webinar or an informational webinar being held today, Wednesday, August 2, 2 p.m. ET. You may also contact Sianna Simmons, community outreach coordinator, at ssimmons@kaboom.org or 202.464.6188, if you have any questions or wish to talk through your project idea. Visit apply.kaboom.org for additional details; application deadline is on Friday, September 1.

Homeless Housing & Services
The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust has released an RFA seeking proposals for U.S. HUD-funded homeless housing and services, and a food and beverage tax-funded lead coordinator as outlined in the 2017 Landlord Recruitment & Retention Program and Marketing Campaign Report and Recommended Plan of Action. Review the solicitation in its entirety; changes in the RFA are reflected in the document near the bottom titled “Addenda II.” Application deadline is on Wednesday, August 9, 2 p.m. EST.

The Homeless Trust has also released a local solicitation for $4.1 million in one-time emergency solutions grant funding providing rental assistance for homeless and at-risk households. Review the solicitation in its entirety; application deadline is on Tuesday, August 22, 2 p.m. EST.

Questions may be submitted via fax to 305.375.2722 or via email to mannys@miamidade.gov.
Community Health
The Florida Blue Foundation announces a grant opportunity in the area of improving consumer health; application deadline is on Thursday, August 31. Visit Florida Blue for more details on this funding opportunity and a link to an application. Additional questions may be directed to floridabluefoundation@floridablue.com or 800.477.3746, ext. 63215.

Social Innovation
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for low-cost randomized controlled trials (RCTs) designed to build important evidence about “what works” in U.S. social spending. Visit www.arnoldfoundation.org to download the solicitation in its entirety; application deadline is on Friday, September 15.

Marginalized Populations
The NoVo Foundation has announced the Radical Hope Fund, a $20 million, four-year commitment to support bold and transformative social justice work focused on marginalized populations. Visit www.novofoundation.org for fund guidelines and application requirements; Letters of Intent must be submitted by noon EST on Wednesday, October 4.

Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
After-School Counselor *
Kidworks USA seeks an after-school counselor with minimum DCF 45 hours, English fluency and a genuine love of children. Email résumé to odaimys@kidworksusa.com or fax to 305.822.3349. 

Counselor - Part-Time *
Adults Mankind seeks a part-time counselor for its Step Up ASP/Summer Programs; must possess 40-hour child care certification. Salary: $12/hour. For complete job duties and responsibilities, email lsanchez@adultmankind.com

Development Database Coordinator *
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a development database coordinator to assist with updating the agency’s donor database, running database queries for development reports, and data entry tasks and administrative support. High school diploma required; college coursework preferred, as is experience performing high-volume data entry, working with a donor database (i.e., Raisers’ Edge) and proficiency in Word/Excel. Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org or fax to 305.285.6967. 

Director of Prevention Services
Hope For Miami seeks a director of prevention services to be a member of the organization’s senior leadership team, supervising staff that primarily serve in prevention programs for youth. Responsibilities include directing and overseeing the goals and objectives of the prevention department, as well as helping expand prevention services. Click here for complete job description and requirements; email résumé to email résumé to hr@hopeformiami.org no later than Tuesday, August 15

Youth Prevention Specialist *
Gang Alternative seeks a Youth Prevention Specialist for its teen pregnancy prevention program. Must possess ability to relate, support and work effectively with young people of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds; and good judgment and proven ability to deal skillfully with controversial and sensitive issues. Responsibilities include facilitating sessions and conducting outreach in schools for possible future programming. Minimum bachelor’s degree in social science, proficiency in Microsoft Office and two years’ experience required. Email résumé to hr@myga.org

Available Positions at iLearn Preparatory

  • VPK Teachers & Assistants
  • PK3 Teachers & Assistants
  • PK4 Teachers & Assistants
Must have DCF 45-hour training; bilingual preferred (English/Spanish). Email résumé to info@ilearnpreparatory.com.
Available Positions at St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center 
  • Early Head Start Teacher Assistant To support the implementation of a cognitively oriented curriculum and total management of activities for children ages 0-3, including indoor/outdoor activities aimed at promoting physical health; varied approaches to learning; and social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development. Minimum high school diploma and DCF 45-hour training.
  • Head Start Teacher To plan, conduct and supervise activities for children ages 3-5 years, including indoor/outdoor activities aimed at promoting physical health; varied approaches to learning; and social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development. Minimum bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, pre-K or primary education, preschool education or related field.
  • Head Start Teacher Assistant To support the implementation of a cognitively oriented curriculum and total management of activities for children ages 3-5, including indoor/outdoor activities aimed at promoting physical health; varied approaches to learning; and social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development. Minimum high school diploma, National CDA (preschool) and DCF 45-hour training.
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