Weekly Provider Bulletin
May 31, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
Injury Prevention Training
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 May and June are listed below; all trainings are held at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Visit www.thechildrenstrust.org for full descriptions and registration information.

  • Passenger Safety Education Wednesday, June 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, June 14, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety Education Wednesday, June 21, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, June 21, 3-4 p.m.
SPARK Training - North & Far South
The Children's Trust is sponsoring a SPARK curriculum training for YAS providers:
  • Thursday, June 8, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Roberto Alonso Community Center, Royal Oaks Park, 16500 NW 87th Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33018
  • Friday, June 9, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Homestead YMCA Family Center, 1034 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030.
If your agency implements SPARK for its summer programming, the staff member who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. Registration required; reserve your spot via our community calendar. Contact Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org for additional information.
Summer Content Area Team (CAT) Observations
The Trust will conduct CAT observations at all summer programs (programs with multiple locations will receive at minimum a single site visit), including year-round programs that may not have been observed in the past. Visits will take place between June 19 and June 30. Given the number of observers available within this short time frame, only one observer (rather than a pair) will conduct the visit, and the exact timing will need to be flexible within the specified date range, based on your daily programming schedule. All CAT observers will plan to see at least one literacy activity and one fitness activity, as well as observe overall behavior management. The most useful feedback stems from observations that take place on a typical program day. No need for extra preparation; simply continue to provide high-quality services. You'll hardly notice your observer is there!

Please ensure that your contract manager has your final summer sites schedules no later than June 1, so we can take that information into account when planning visits. Be sure schedules include daily programming, activity names/times (especially for literacy and fitness) and any planned field trips. Questions or comments? Kindly email programmetrics@thechildrenstrust.org.

FREE Summer Meals for Children & Youth - Sign Up TODAY!!
Summer BreakSpot, a program that provides free meals to children and youth ages birth-18 in participating summer programs, is underway. We encourage ALL children and youth summer program providers to contact available sponsors today to secure participation at each of their program 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 sites as “open sites,” where children and youth ages birth-18 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 Christina Sudduth at csudduth@flimpact.org for more information.

Summer BreakSpot Sponsors

  • 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, and will also serve as an open site itself, serving breakfast (8:30-9:30 a.m.) and lunch (noon - 1 p.m.) to children and youth at its offices at 8100 NW 17 Avenue, Miami, FL  33147. Contact Anna Jackson at 305.308.0542. 
  • Community Action Agency Contact Rani Panchanathan at 786.469.4789 or ppancha@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
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities - Upcoming Trainings
For free workshops about inclusion and serving children and youth with disabilities, view the calendar, read training descriptions and register online at www.advocacynetwork.org/training/calendar. All PowerPoints and supplemental training materials can be found at www.advocacynetwork.org/training.

Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness A hands-on and highly interactive workshop providing participants the opportunity, through case studies, to identify and apply specific accommodation and adaptation strategies. This training is for anyone and everyone who has already completed Discovering Inclusion Level 1.

  • Friday, June 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186
  • Thursday, June 8, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., North Shore Park and Youth Center, 501 72nd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141

Other available trainings include:

  • All Children Together Summer Inclusion Institute Saturday, June 3, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Wayside Baptist Church, 7701 SW 98th Street, Miami, FL 33156
  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act Tuesday, June 6, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Belafonte Tacolcy, 6161 NW 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
  • Navigating Community Resources Friday, June 9, 1-3 p.m., Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186

Questions? Contact Tanisha McCall at 305.596.1160 ext. 222 or tmccall@advocacynetwork.org.

Project RISE Trainings for After-School and Youth Enrichment Providers

  • 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; click here to download a pdf of the 2016-17 training schedule in its entirety. 

From Our Friends
FREE Interactive Youth & Mental Health Event
Hope for Miami’s Project Bridge invites youth program providers to attend a FREE one-of-a-kind event designed to increase understanding of what daily life is like for youth with behavioral health issues. Taking place on Thursday, June 8, noon to 6 p.m. (walk in any time), at Big Brothers Big Sisters, 550 NW LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126. Participants will find the experience helpful in their professional work and daily interaction with teens, as well as discover resources for assisting the youth in their care. Click here to register.

Change the Life of a Child in Foster Care
Florida Foster Care Review seeks caring citizens from our community to volunteer one weekday a month to review cases of children in foster care and make recommendations to the Juvenile Court; training provided. Your time and attention as a volunteer means that you can directly and positively impact the life of a child or youth in foster care. For more information, email ialbrecht@fostercarereview.org.

Grant Opportunities
Funding for Youth Work Skills & Employment Opportunities
Citi Foundation, in partnership with America’s Promise, has launched the Youth Workforce Fund, a competitive Request for Ideas (RFI) program seeking to make strategic investments in nonprofit community-based organizations that connect low- and moderate-income youth ages 16-24 with workplace skills and employment opportunities, including internships, apprenticeships and full-time jobs. One-year grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded. To learn more about the Youth Workforce Fund, register for one of three informational webinars being held on June 1, 6 and 9; click here to submit your program idea. Deadline to submit is on Tuesday, June 27, 2017; grant recipients will be announced this summer.

Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Charities seeks a CEO to assume leadership of the agency immediately. The CEO will provide leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of strategies and plans to meet the goals and objectives of the organization. For complete job description, requirements and application guidelines, click here.

Community Outreach Coordinator
The Segal Institute for Clinical Research (SICR) seeks an experienced and professional community outreach coordinator to be responsible for new business development, patient recruitment, increasing clinical trial enrollment and cultivating strategic partnerships through community outreach activities. This position also develops sponsorship arrangements and relationships with businesses, individuals, schools and other organizations interested in supporting SICR program areas. Must possess at minimum one year outreach coordinator experience. Email résumé to mdesroches@segalinstitute.com.

University of Miami seeks therapists to fill two separate positions. One successful candidate will provide Parent-Child Interaction Therapy services at Touching Miami with Love Overtown; the second will provide Parent-Child Interaction Therapy services at Touching Miami with Love Homestead as well as HealthySteps services at UHealth Pediatrics South in Kendall. Must possess at minimum a master’s degree and relevant licensure (or be license eligible). For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit careers.med.miami.edu and reference job opening P100028487 or P100028488.

Available Positions at Citrus Health Network
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist Must possess at minimum master’s degree in social work or mental health; five years’ experience working with children birth to 5; specialized training in infant mental health, child development, trauma-informed care and early care/education; screening and observation skills; ability to provide coaching, technical assistance and guidance to parents, teachers and caregivers in childcare at early learning settings; strong interpersonal, communication and engagement skills; bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency; and valid driver's license.
  • Master's Level Mental Health Practitioner * Must possess experience in the field and at minimum a master’s degree; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) also a must.
Email résumé to normab@citrushealth.com..
Available Positions at Gang Alternative
  • Care Coordinator To provide case management and service linkage for its UPLIFT Community Partnership. Must be able to lead effective family team conferences leading to individual course of action plans; provide/coordinate critical services for children and youth; help families access services in the community; and maintain accurate and confidential client records. Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and minimum three years’ relevant experience a must.
  • Therapist * To provide behavioral health services through the Circle of Strength Family Network, a community-based program. Must be able to provide initial screenings and mental health assessments; develop treatment plans; and provide therapy and case management services. Master's degree in social work, psychology or related discipline required, as is relevant experience. Team player with excellent organizational skills also a must.
Email résumé and cover letter to info@myga.org.
Available Positions at Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) *
  • Bus Driver
  • Teacher - Full-Time VPK
  • Teacher - Part-Time
Email résumé to tatiana.canelas@rcma.org.
Available Positions at United Way of Miami-Dade *

Engagement Coordinator For the ReadingPals program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting in the development of the program; coordinating program logistics and management; and recruiting volunteers and early learning education centers to participate in the program. Click here for complete job description and requirements.
Teacher For its Center for Excellence in Early Education Demonstration School. Responsibilities include but are not limited to collaboration with family support staff to engage parents and visitors in ongoing communication about developmental screenings and assessments; keeping abreast of the latest trends and research in the early childhood education field; and demonstrating knowledge and flexibility in child care practices while continuing ongoing professional growth. This is a regular, full-time position for a 10-month term. Click here for complete job description and requirements.

Email résumé to uwjobs@unitedwaymiami.org.

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