Weekly Provider Bulletin
January 9, 2019
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Youth Development & Parenting: Content Area Team Program Observations *
Our content area team (CAT) members will be visiting the following Trust-funded programs individually to conduct program observations. CAT members have been trained to implement the initiative-specific observation tool with fidelity in order to capture your program's strengths and discuss opportunities for improvement.

Youth Development: K-5 & 6-12
Content area team (CAT) program observations for Trust-funded youth development programs will take place between January 21 and March 8. In order for CAT members to properly coordinate and schedule multiple site visits within this short period of time, we ask that you please send a final version of your schedule to your contract manager no later than Monday, January 15. Youth development programs will receive an initiative-specific email with additional guidance regarding CAT observations.

Content area team (CAT) program observations for parenting programs will take place between February 4 and March 22. In order for CAT members to properly coordinate and schedule multiple site visits within this short period of time, we ask that you please send a final version of your schedule to your contract manager no later than January 25. Parenting programs will receive an initiative-specific email with additional guidance regarding CAT observations.
Social Emotional Program Quality Assessment (SEL PQA) Trainings *
All Trust-funded youth development providers are invited to attend a kickoff webinar and one workshop to learn how to conduct program self-assessment using the SEL PQA. This tool will be used by content area teams (CATs) to observe youth development 6-12 programs and to inform practices in all youth development programs (K-6 and 6-12). Please follow the links below to register:

Webinar: SEL PQA Kickoff Webinar

Workshop: SEL PQA Basics Training - Need Only Attend ONE Training!
Offered multiple times during the week of January 14; each program should register 1-2 staff members for one SEL PQA basics training.
• Monday, January 14, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, January 15, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, January 16, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Please Note:
  • When registering, participants should carefully note the room and date of the SEL PQA basics training.
  • Participants are encouraged to pack their lunch as the SEL PQA basics training is a full day and there is limited time for lunch.
  • Parking validation is available for $5 if parked in the Miami-Dade Cultural Center garage.
  • Please arrive by 9 a.m. to allow time for parking and registration.
SPARK Training: Saturday, January 19 *
The Children's Trust is sponsoring a SPARK curriculum training for YAS providers on Saturday, January 19, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Allapattah YMCA, located at 2370 NW 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33142. If your agency implements SPARK for its fitness programming, the staff member who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. Registration required; click here to reserve your spot via our community calendar.
Project RISE: Upcoming Trainings

  • Effective Literacy Instruction * Wednesday, January 23, 1-4 p.m., 2050 Civic Center Place, Room 325, Miramar, FL 33025
  • Active Learning * Friday, February 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., location TBA
  • Ask-Listen-Encourage * Friday, February 15, 1:30-4:30 p.m., location TBA
  • Cooperative Learning * Monday, March 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., location TBA

Project RISE live trainings require preregistration; log into your CollaborNation account at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise to reserve your seat.

SEL Outcome Assessment Trainings
In addition, Project RISE is also offering three online Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Outcome Assessment trainings, which are available to all Trust-funded youth development providers:

  • Child Trends Survey SEL Outcome Assessment Grades K-5
  • PYDI SEL Outcome Assessment Grades 6-12
  • YAPS SEL Outcome Assessment Grades 6-12

To take these and other online trainings, log into your CollaborNation account at www.collabornation.net/projectrise; select "Course Catalog," then select "Project RISE Online Trainings."
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Creating a Welcoming Environment for All * Friday, January 25, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arcola Lakes Public Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33150
  • Discovering Inclusion Training - ONLINE Discovering Inclusion is an introductory workshop for staff with little or no previous knowledge about children and youth with disabilities and inclusion. It includes an introduction to various types of disabilities, identifying the benefits of inclusion for all, using People First Language and respectful etiquette, and the characteristics of an inclusive program. There is also an opportunity to explore personal beliefs and values.

Help Us Select a 2019 Champion for Children!
Do you know an amazing staff member or colleague who deserves a round of applause? Nominate them for our new MONTHLY Exemplary Service Award ! Extended to exceptional employees of Trust-funded programs or initiatives, this honor is given to individuals who serve as an inspiration to their colleagues; provide direct service to children and families as their primary duty; and perform their work in a way that exemplifies that the human element makes a genuine difference in the lives of others. (Nominees may not be a manager or executive director.) Winners will be publicly announced and recognized, and comprise the pool from which we'll select the recipient of the 2019 Champions for Children Excellence Award for Direct Service to Children and Families. Click here to nominate someone wonderful today.
Video: Accessing Programmatic Data in Trust Central
A new Trust Central support video is now available on The Children's Trust YouTube channel. The video demonstrates quick ways to access recruitment, attendance and performance measure data in Trust Central. Check it out!
Program Metrics Dashboards Now Available for 2018-2019!
Program Metrics Dashboards are now available in Trust Central within the Metrics module for the 2018-2019 contract year. The dashboards mirror the 2018-2019 Program Metrics Tool, including the introduction of the Program Data Quality component. This new component was added with the intention of better evaluating key aspects of program performance independently from the evaluation of data quality. The dashboards are intended for use by providers, staff and our board of directors to evaluate program performance and support continuous program quality improvement. Click here to learn more about the update, in addition to a refresher on how to interpret Program Metrics Dashboards.

Note that the Population Focus, Program Participation and Participant Outcomes components do not yet display progress; they will populate as our data system work progresses. You will be notified as specific items (such as Service Utilization and CWD percentage) that contribute to these components become available in Trust Central.
Parenting CAT Observation Tool Workshop - Group Parenting
Friday, January 11, 9 a.m. - noon
This workshop will focus on training parenting staff on best practices for effective facilitation of group parenting programs. Participants will include facilitators and supervisors of group parenting programs funded by The Trust. Training will consist of a brief review of the group observation tool and focus mainly on collaborative exercises to help participants build skills reinforced by the use of the CAT observation tool. 

Parenting CAT Observation Tool Workshop - Individual/Home Visit Programs
Friday, January 11, 1-4 p.m.
The workshop will focus on training parenting staff on best practices for facilitation of home visiting/individual parenting sessions. Participants will include facilitators of individual/home-based parenting programs funded by The Trust. Training will consist of a brief review of the individual observation tool and focus mainly on collaborative exercises to help participants build skills reinforced by the use of the CAT observation tool. 

Additional information and prerequisite details available on our community calendar.
From Our Friends
Engaging Young Professionals: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising & Beyond *
Join PhilanthropyMiami on Thursday, January 17, 5:30-7 p.m., for a free, enlightening, interactive panel with some of Miami's leading young professionals as they discuss ways in which your organization can engage like individuals to further your cause and boost your funding. This session is part of the the Innovators Series @Venture Café Miami, presented by PhilanthropyMiami and Bank of America. Registration required; seating is limited. RSVP to Lesli Cuenca at lcuenca@chasemiami.com.
Career Opportunities
Medical Office Manager *
ABC's For Success seeks a medical office manager to supervise all administrative staff and paraprofessionals, and oversee office environment and infection control according to the Joint Commission standards. Other responsibilities include weekly payroll, credentialing procedures for all licensed and unlicensed personnel according to Medicaid and Medicare guidelines, and maintaining office procedures according to agency policy. Must possess minimum high school diploma, five years general medical office management, medical office billing experience and experience with ADP and/or Paychex payroll software; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) a must. Email résumé to karie.diaz@abc4s.com.
Site Aides - Part-Time *
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami seeks two part-time staff to oversee congregate meals sites in Miami and Opa-Locka as well as perform other vital program functions. Responsibilities include receiving meals from catering company, ensuring meals are kept at proper temperature, serving meals, and cleaning kitchen and dining areas. Must also complete documentation to track daily meal temperatures, number of meals served and attendance. For complete job description, requirements and to apply online, visit www.ccadm.org.
Teacher - Part-Time *
Be Strong International seeks a certified teacher to work with middle school students in its youth enrichment program. Responsibilities include evaluating students' reading levels, helping to administer pre- and post-tests; planning writing activities and outcomes strategies; and helping to determine specific needs of students with below-level reading and math skills. Must be computer literate and pass Level II background screening. Email résumé to celida@bestrongintl.org.
Therapist *
Family Resource Center seeks a therapist to provide mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring services to adults, adolescents and children. Responsibilities include outpatient counseling, and community-based services and coordination with schools, caregivers and others. Must possess master's degree, LMH/LSW, minimum three years' relevant experience and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish); TF-CBT certification preferred. Email résumé to ffondrose@frcflorida.org and include Therapist – Applicant Name in the subject line.
After-School Counselors - Part-Time
YWCA Miami seeks part-time after-school counselors. Responsibilities include teaching, nurturing and the physical care of program participants; and promoting positive self-image by listening, responding and encouraging independence while providing verbal and nonverbal positive reinforcement. Email résumé to ywca-careers@ywca-miami.org.
After-School Site Coordinator
Miami Children's Initiative has an immediate opening for an after-school site coordinator. Responsibilities include management of the after-school program in its entirety; increasing capacity to provide quality programs by evaluating reading/literacy levels, test scores and transcripts; creating activities to improve overall student performance; and acting as a liaison to motivate partnerships and increase enrollment. Additional responsibilities include engaging in training and coaching of staff, organizing grant related materials, and general supervision. Must possess bachelor's degree in education or related field. Email résumé to dnunez@iamlibertycity.org.
Bilingual Therapist
Kristi House seeks a bilingual therapist to provide evidence-based psychotherapy to unaccompanied immigrant children residing in a residential setting. Responsibilities include providing intensive trauma-based therapy to children with histories of complex trauma and traumatic separation from caregivers and family. Position includes training in the leading evidence-based trauma therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), with the opportunity to become nationally certified in TF-CBT. For complete job description, requirements and application details, visit www.kristihouse.org.
Career Readiness & Community Engagement Counselor - Part-Time
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade seeks a part-time career readiness and community engagement counselor for its Great Futures for Teens after-school and summer program. Responsibilities include creating, establishing and maintaining relationships within the community in order to link program participants to apprenticeships and employment opportunities; providing job skills training; building and maintaining a portfolio for each participant; helping participants use technology and social media appropriately; and serving as a resource for college prep, including overseeing field trips to local universities where participants learn about the application and financial aid processes. Must possess Bachelor's of Science degree in education/counseling from an accredited university. Up to five hours daily from 3-8 p.m., Monday through Friday; $25/hour. Email résumé to Rachel Fernandez at rfernandez@bgcmia.org
Teachers - Infant/Toddler
Homestead YMCA preschool seeks teachers for its infant/toddler classrooms. Must possess National CDA; associate or bachelor's degree; previous experience with infants; and ability to communicate well in English, both written and spoken. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. First aid/CPR certification required within first 30 days of employment. For complete job description, requirements and to apply, visit www.ymcasouthflorida.org/careers.
Available Positions at Advocate Program

  • Care Coordinator To provide home-based services to families exposed to domestic violence and/or high conflict. Must possess bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field; experience working with children and families; and knowledge of community resources. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Licensed Senior Child & Family Specialist To provide home-based services to families with exposure to high conflict and/or domestic violence. Must possess master's degrees in social work, psychology or related field; strong clinical assessment skills and supervisory experience; and minimum two years working with children and families. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Annual salary: $55-60K.

Email résumé to jobs@advocateprogram.org.
Available Positions at City of Miami Beach

  • Seasonal Inclusionary Aide To provide one-on-one assistance to children with moderate-to-severe special needs participating in recreational programs. Work involves adapting programs to meet the needs, interests and abilities of all participants. Bachelor's degree, two years working with children/adults with special needs, and CPR and first aid certifications required.
  • Seasonal Recreation Aide To assist in the planning, organizing, directing and promoting of recreational activities and events for all age groups. Work involves adapting programs to meet the needs, interests and abilities of all participants. Valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record and two months full-time paid experience or college equivalent classes required; first aid and DCF certifications preferred.

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines visit www.miamibeachfl.gov.
Available Positions at Le Jardin Community Center

  • Disability Facilitator *
  • Family Worker Coordinator/ERSEA *
  • Family Workers *
  • Head Start Teacher *
  • Maintenance ​Technician *

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit lejardinccinc.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Center Director - Part-Time
  • Curriculum Support Specialist
  • Early Head Start Educator *
  • Early Head Start Assistant *
  • Head Start Assistant *
  • Head Start Educator
  • Parent Outreach Specialist *

For complete job description, requirements and to apply, visit jobs.dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center

  • Fiscal Manager Interfaces with all phases of the financial operation of the agency, such as budget development, payroll, collections, accounts receivable/payable, banking, cash forecast and fiscal reports. Must be knowledgeable in the principles of business and accounting, and capable of managing a wide range of tasks in an effective and efficient manner. Must possess CPA or bachelor's degree in accounting, business, fiscal management or a related field.
  • Health/Mental Health/Disabilities Assistant To assist in ensuring compliance and coordinating the health, mental health, disabilities and safety services sections of the Head Start Performance Standards at one or more program sites. Assists parents in scheduling medical, dental and mental health services for their children. Minimum associate degree in science, nursing, health administration, social work, psychology or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Nutrition Coordinator To ensure all sites are in proper compliance with regulatory statutes for the USDA Childcare Food Program (CCFP) and Head Start nutrition services. Responsibilities include administering the CCFP for the agency and working closely with the nutrition consultant to ensure that children identified with health-related nutrition problems receive appropriate therapeutic meals. Minimum Bachelor's of Science degree; two years' relevant experience; and Serving Safe Food certification.

Email résumé to tdawson@stalbanschildcare.org.
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