Weekly Provider Bulletin
March 20, 2019
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The Children's Trust Announces
Early Learning Educators: Professional Development Scholarships & Wage Supplements Available! *
The Early Learning Career Center, funded by The Children's Trust, has opportunities for ALL early learning programs and educators in Miami-Dade County to access scholarships for professional development and wage supplements through the Child Care WAGE$® salary supplement program. Find out more in an information session at your local Miami-Dade Public Library; email careercenter@thechildrensforum.com to sign up for one near you.
Save the Date: Social Emotional Learning Program Quality Assessment *
The Trust announces a special workshop for Trust-funded 6-12 youth development providers that will guide you in the interpretation of your program self-assessment and CAT observation data, offered on the three separate dates listed below. One representative from each provider agency MUST be present at one of the sessions; however, we strongly encourage that every relevant provider attend as a team of a program manager and up to four direct staff.

  • Wednesday, May 8, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Friday, May 10, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Injury Prevention 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. Trainings for April and May are listed below; visit The Children's Trust community calendar for full descriptions, locations and registration information.  

  • Car Passenger Safety Wednesdays, April 10 and 24 & May 8 and 22; 3-4 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesdays, April 10 and 24 & May 8 and 22; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Project RISE: Upcoming Trainings

  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction Tuesday, April 2, 4:30-7 p.m., NSU Kendall
  • Effective Behavior Management Workshop * Friday, April 5, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., location TBA
  • Effective Behavior Management Challenging Behaviors * Friday, April 5, 1-3:30 p.m., location TBA
  • Effective Literacy Instruction Workshop Thursday, April 25, 1-4 p.m., NSU Kendall

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

Take Your Homework Help to the Next Level!
Project RISE will pilot “Homework Assistance,” a peer learning workshop for youth development staff to practice skills learned in the online “Intro to Homework Assistance.” Taking place on Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., location TBA. Space is limited; register today at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise.

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

  • Structures for Success Friday, March 22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Belafonte Tacolcy Center. This training provides participants with a toolbox of preventative strategies for working with youth with and without disabilities who are experiencing behavioral challenges.
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1 - ONLINE This online course provides program staff with introductory information about autism spectrum disorder, including definitions and various ways in which these conditions may manifest. Content also includes information about helping youth meet behavioral expectations, recognizing and accommodating those with sensory sensitivities, assisting youth with fostering social competence, addressing bullying and ensuring a safe environment.
  • 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.

From Our Friends
Kristi House: Upcoming Trainings
The following FREE trainings are available for service providers, clinicians, child-serving professionals and informed community members:

Kristi House Central Office
1265 NW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
  • Stewards of Children * Friday, March 29, 2-5 p.m.
  • Hurricanes: Supporting Families through Trauma * Wednesday, April 17, 2-5 p.m.
  • Children & Problematic Sexual Behavior * Friday, April 26, 2-5 p.m.

Kristi House Naranja Office
13955 SW 264th Street
Homestead, FL 33032
  • Stewards of Children * Friday, March 22, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children * Friday, April 26, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Workshop: Immigrant Rights *
Join Americans for Immigrant Justice and the Advocacy Network on Disabilities for a workshop on immigrant rights, taking place on Wednesday, March 27, 1-3 p.m., at Goodwill Industries, 2121 NW 21st Street, Miami, FL 33142. Special services available to immigrant children through the Immigrant Children’s Legal and Service Partnership will be discussed, and attending families will be able to sign up eligible children for a screening with an attorney after the presentation.
Training: Powerful Communication, Breakthrough Results *
The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe is hosting the YES Institute's signature course, Communication Solutions. Participants will learn practical tools for relating authentically, communicating powerfully with co-workers and clients, and resolving communication breakdowns to produce breakthrough results. This is a FREE training taking place on Friday, March 29, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe, 2555 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134.
The Melissa Institute 23rd Annual Conference *
The Melissa Institute announces ADHD, Aggression & Emotional Dysregulation: Practical Implications for School, Clinical & Community Settings, taking place on Friday, May 3, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Presenter Russell Barkley, Ph.D., will discuss links between ADHD and emotional dysregulation, and how to help children, adolescents and families experiencing these concerns. Click here or contact The Melissa Institute at 305.284.2930 or info@melissainstitute.org to register by April 29. Fee: $90 if registered before April 2, $110 after that; students: $45. Breakfast and lunch provided.
Grant Opportunities
Attention Nonprofits: Share Your Change-Making Ideas to Get Funded!
United Way of Miami-Dade announces year two of Inspire305, a funding initiative that activates solutions for innovators, change-makers and emerging philanthropic leaders to propel change in our community. Two new grant opportunities are available - a $25,000 Grand Innovator award and a $10,000 Trailblazer award; selected finalists will be put to a public vote and pitch their nonprofit at a culminating Inspire305 event in May. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 29, 2019, 11:59 p.m.; visit inspire305.org for more information and application guidelines.
Denise Moon Memorial Fund Grants Available
The State Attorney's Denise Moon Memorial Fund at The Miami Foundation is now offering grant opportunities for nonprofits who work to assist victims of crime, reduce crime in communities and provide alternatives to crime through scholarships, job training and other efforts. Proposal deadline is Friday, March 22, 4 p.m. Click here for more information and to apply
Scholarships Available at The Miami Foundation
The Miami Foundation offers scholarship programs that help students gain access to higher education; awards based on various criteria, including academic excellence and overcoming life obstacles. Click here for information on how to apply.
Career Opportunities
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. 

Submission end date for consideration for the above positions is ongoing.  Click here to access complete job description, requirements and application instructions .
Extension Program Assistants *
The University of Florida IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program seeks extension program assistants to help educate people in the community about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in reducing chronic disease. Responsibilities include teaching nutrition education classes to groups of limited-resource individuals and families in various locations throughout the county. Minimum high school diploma; knowledge of nutrition and teaching experience preferred.
Teachers - Early Head Start *
Step Above Academy seeks qualified Early Head Start teachers to work with young children from infants to preschool in a safe and nurturing environment. Email résumé to stepaboveacademy@gmail.com.
Say Something Crisis Counselor
Jewish Community Services seeks a Say Something crisis counselor/advocate to be primarily responsible for fielding incoming tips via the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) from primarily middle and high school students in participating school districts across the country. Bachelor's degree in social work, human services, criminal justice or other relevant field and/or equivalent professional experience a must; full-time overnight and weekends required. Email résumé to Cora Paterson at cpatterson@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Children’s First Preschool Early Learning Center

  • Assistant Teacher - Toddler Full-time; must posses DCF 45 hours and CDA/FCCPC with experience in early childhood, 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 hire.
  • Before-/After-School Counselor To be responsible for the daily supervision of a group of up to 25 children.
  • Teacher - Toddler Full-time; must posses DCF 45 hours and CDA/FCCPC with experience in early childhood, 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 hire.

Email résumé to tcfpelc@gmail.com.
Available Positions at Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Certified Dependency Case Manager To join a strategic care team charged with overseeing children in need, while addressing the factors that have put them at risk for out-of-home placement. Sign-on bonus of $3,000 may be available. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Clinical Counselor Responsibilities include providing clinical and supportive counseling services; evidence-based treatment intervention; and coordinating services with other professionals, paraprofessionals and outside social service agencies and other organizations. Must possess master's degree in human services field and two years' professional experience providing services to persons with behavioral health disorders or professional experience in providing services to persons with behavioral health disorders and ability to be supervised by a licensed practitioner of the healing arts (LPHA). Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Court Liaison To facilitate communication with case stakeholders to ensure that cases are accurately and completely presented; expedite case movement through the legal process; promote positive relationships, cooperation and high regard among all case stakeholders and CHS clients; and provide formal and informal training to staff and clients regarding court processes and appropriate behavior. Must possess experience in child protective services; court experience preferred. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Director of Program Operations To oversee program administration and development and provide program development functions including grant writing, building community collaborations and continuous enhancement of operational proficiency and productivity. Experience in program management and child welfare industry required. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Distinguished Gifts Manager * To increase revenue generation with a dedicated focus on major gifts as well as building a donor-centric culture. Fundraising experience required. For more information, please email Yani Tejera at yanelee.tejera@chsfl.org.
  • Licensed Clinical Program Supervisor Responsibilities include managing the daily operations of a program requiring advanced assessment and intervention strategies; supervising clinical staff; and coordinating service delivery with the goal of providing hope, healing and health to children and families. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Permanency & Adoptions (P&A) Supervisor * To oversee permanency and adoptions process, including P&A team member supervision, outcome monitoring, quality assurance, and program compliance and documentation, in adherence with federal, state, funder and agency standards; provides a continuity of care while facilitating adoption permanency solutions that meet the needs of children and their pre-adoptive families. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
Available Positions at the City of Miami Beach

  • Recreation Leader I & 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. Must possess valid Florida driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and two months full-time paid experience or college equivalent classes; First aid and DCF certification preferred. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • 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. Must possess bachelor's degree, CPR and first aid certifications, and two years' experience working with children/adults with special needs. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
Available Positions at Empowering Youth

  • Early Head Start Teacher
  • Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Program Coordinator (Mental Health & Youth Development Program)
  • Tutor
  • VPK Teacher

Email résumé to hr@empoweringyouthinc.org .
Available Positions at Gang Alternative

  • Data Specialist Responsibilities include collecting and entering clients' demographic information, tests and relevant data in SAMIS, Apricot and other databases; assisting with reports and file maintenance; working closely with care coordinators, therapists and case managers to ensure data integrity; and assisting with general clerical duties. Must possess exceptional analytical and data entry skills with ability to operate computer systems and software, such as Microsoft Office and Outlook, and ability to work effectively in a team environment. Bachelor's degree in social work, public health, community planning or related field required; extended knowledge of community and social services in Miami-Dade County a big plus.
  • Out-of-School Program Manager Responsibilities include site acquisition and licensing, contract reporting/compliance and daily operations of five program sites; coordinating tasks/activities with site coordinators; assuring site contract compliance and timely reporting; staff training, supervision, assessment, evaluations, retention and programmatic modifications; and all out-of-school and summer camp program planning. Experience working with diverse populations and bilingual fluency (English/Creole and/or English/Spanish) preferred.

Email cover letter and résumé to hr@myga.org.
Available Positions at the Institute for Child and Family Health

  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Therapist

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit
www.careerbuilder.com and/or email résumé and cover letter to employment@icfhinc.org.
Available Positions at Just Kids Centers

  • Teachers - Lead VPK *
  • Teachers - K-5 *

Contact Lilliam Consuegra ( lconsuegra@justkidscenters.org) or Oramis Diaz ( odiaz@justkidscenters.org) for more information.
Available Positions at Le Jardin Community Center

  • Accounting Clerk *
  • Curriculum Specialist *
  • Custodian *
  • Disabilities Facilitator *
  • Early Head Start Teacher *
  • Family Worker *
  • HR Data Clerk *
  • Licensed Mental Health Consultant *
  • Maintenance Tech *
  • Nutrition Facilitator *
  • Prenatal Academy Facilitator *
  • Quality Assurance Facilitator *

Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Center Director - Part-Time * To assist center director; director’s certificate required.
  • Early Head Start Assistant CDA or equivalent in Infant & Toddler plus DCF 45 hours.
  • Early Head Start Educator * Twelve credits in early childhood, and CDA or FCCPC in Infant & Toddler.
  • Family Intervention Specialist * Sixty college credits, 15 in psychology.
  • Head Start Assistant * Minimum CDA or FCCPC in preschool.
  • Parent Outreach Specialist * High school diploma.
  • Supervisor I - Department of Food and Nutrition To supervise operations of multisite school food service programs consistent with the nutritional needs of students and in compliance with food and nutrition procedures, state and federal laws, regulations and district board policies. Minimum bachelor’s degree from accredited college with specialization in institutional, hotel or restaurant management. Contact Patty Prida at 786.275.0447.

Contact Estela Rivero at 305.995.2947.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education

  • Audiologists - Part-/Full-Time
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Interpreters
  • Clerical - Hourly
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • School Psychologists - Part-/Full-Time
  • School Social Workers (Certified and/or Licensed) - Part-/Full-Time
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Teachers with Experience in Special Education - Part-/Full-Time

Email résumé to Ava Goldman at agoldman@dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at United Community Options

  • Achievement Coordinator (Teacher)
  • Achievement Specialist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Direct Support Instructor (Personal Care Worker)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse

All hires must pass a background and drug screening; click here for complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply.
Available Positions at United Way Miami-Dade

  • After-Care Aide * To provide a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourage their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development; and support the daily implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum under supervision in accordance to guidelines established by United Way Miami-Dade and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). High school diploma required.
  • Co-Teacher - Full-Time 10-Month Term * To provide a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourage their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development by assisting with the implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum; will work under the guidance of a master teacher and teacher.
  • Infant & Toddler Teachers - Full-/Part-Time * Several locations. Responsibilities include providing a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourage their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development; and collaborating with director to design and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum according to guidelines and key elements established by United Way Miami-Dade and Head Start performance standards. Must possess minimum DCF 45 hours and high school diploma.
  • Infant & Toddler Specialist * To be responsible for ensuring that child care partners and family child care providers develop, implement, integrate and evaluate systems and procedures to deliver high-quality infant and toddler care and education. Must possess three years' experience in program development/program management and bachelor's in early childhood education or related child development field; master's preferred. 
  • Mental Health Consultant - Contract * To implement program practices which promote the healthy social and emotional development of all children; provide clinical guidance to center staff regarding design and implementation of program practices; facilitate opportunities for all staff and families to make contact with and to take advantage of community resources; and fulfill record-keeping and reporting requirements. Proof of licensure/certification and background check a must. Email résumé to uwjobs@unitedwaymiami.org.

Available Positions at YMCA of South Florida

  • Before-/After-School Counselor To be responsible for the daily supervision of a group of up to 25 children. Must enjoy working with children ages 5-12; positions available throughout Miami-Dade County.
  • Summer Camp Counselor To be responsible for the overall day-to-day group programming, behavior management, and direct supervision and safety of a group of 2-25 participants/children. Positions available throughout Miami-Dade County.
  • Summer Camp Snorkeling Instructor For its junior marine biology summer camp program. responsibilities include ensuring that students have the correct gear and are properly instructed in snorkeling techniques.

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