Weekly Provider Bulletin
December 5, 2018
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Program Metrics - 2018-19 Training Requirements List Available *
The Children’s Trust is committed to strengthening our funded agencies' ability to effectively deliver needed services and manage their operations, therefore providing positive impact to the children and families in the communities being served. To that end, The Trust’s program and professional development providers offer high-quality, relevant trainings specific to initiative and audience needs. Providers must ensure appropriate staff and subcontractors attend various initiative-specific trainings administered by The Trust’s program and professional development providers or in partnership with The Trust. You may find the 2018-19 list of required required and recommended trainings here. Please reach out to your contract manager if you have any questions!
Attention Trust Providers: Growth Plans Due December 15
In partnership with contract managers, providers will develop and implement growth plans up to four times per contract year as per the data reporting timeline; visit the Program Metrics page of our website for a complete list of applicable initiatives and requirements. Please note that the growth planning screens in Trust Central have been updated; a guidance document with additional information and instructions can be found on that same page.

Our continued thanks to you for your tireless dedication to provide high-quality services to the children and families of our community!
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.
Training: MINI Assessment Tool
If you are a Trust-funded youth development K-5 provider, mark your calendar for December 13, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., to attend the CAT tool MINI overview training facilitated by Project RISE. At this training, you will become familiar with the MINI, an assessment tool used by The Trust during CAT site observations, and be granted the opportunity to understand how the tool is used to assess your program’s performance as it aligns to your scope of services. This training is open to all Trust-funded K-5 providers and is mandatory for new providers. Training will take place at the United Way Ansin Building, Ryder Room, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. Register via our community calendar.
Program Management Leadership Academy
Supervisors and managers of direct-line staff in Trust-funded programs are invited to participate in The Children’s Trust Program Management Leadership Academy (aka "The Academy") which will take place in 2019. The Academy is a leadership development program designed to help supervisory leaders of Trust-funded organizations serving children, youth and families move on to the next level of personal and professional growth. Participants will learn effective strategies to handle major leadership and organizational challenges, and will be encouraged to interact, discover and communicate as they build their skills to become awesome leaders! Monthly workshops will be held January through September; attendance is required for all selected. Click here to apply; deadline to apply is this Friday, December 7. Contact Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org for more information.
Project RISE: SEL Outcome Assessment Trainings
Project RISE has released 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 online trainings, log into your CollaborNation account at www.collabornation.net/projectrise; select "Course Catalog," then select "Project RISE Online Trainings."

Additional Project RISE Trainings
  • Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Tuesday, December 11, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room 425

Many more courses available online at www.collabornation.net/login/projectrise; in-person trainings require preregistration.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Structure for Success * Friday, December 14, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Branches, 129 SW 5th Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
  • Navigating Community Resources * Friday, December 14, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Diamond Minds, 1160 NW 159th Drive, Miami, FL 33169
  • Discovering Inclusion Training - Now Available 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
Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference - Registration Open! *
The Center for Children and Families at FIU Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference is happening February 20-22, 2019. This is the leading interdisciplinary conference that presents state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions for mental health and educational problems in children and adolescents. During the three-day conference, practitioners will attend keynote talks and workshops to learn hands-on evidence-based strategies for diverse child mental health topics including bullying, the psychological aftermath of school shootings, adolescent suicide, resilience in childhood, school-based mentoring and more.

For more information and to register, visit ccf.fiu.edu/micamh. Trust-sponsored attendance slots may be available for Trust-funded agencies, only; if you'd like to register at no cost, please email micamh@fiu.edu with your name and agency name, and indicate whether you'd like to attend all three days or only one day of the conference.
Certification: Trauma-Informed Human Trafficking
The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice at Barry University announces a trauma-informed human trafficking certification training. Module 1, Introduction to Human Trafficking and Models of Practice: A Trauma-Informed Perspective, is open to the public and is happening  December 11-12 ; Module 2, Advanced Trauma-Informed Clinical Practice with Survivors of Human Trafficking, is open to those with an MSW or advanced degree in a related field, only, and is happening  December 17-18 Click here for more information and to register .
Grant Opportunities
Current Grant Opportunities at The Trust
The Children's Trust has released the following five separate grant opportunities:

  • Early Intervention Summer Camp Full-day summer programs for children ages birth to 5 years (prior to kindergarten entry) with developmental delays or disabilities. Application deadline: Friday, December 7, 5 p.m. EST.
  • Universal Parenting Education Parenting workshops and educational or public health events that foster effective parenting strategies to support child development. Application deadline: Friday, December 7, 5 p.m. EST.
  • Reading Enhancement Services Differentiated literacy intervention (DLI) services in the summer for rising kindergarten, rising first-grade and rising second-grade children. Application deadline: Friday, December 7, 5 p.m. EST.
  • Innovation Fund Innovative ideas and program designs that address existing community needs and have not previously been implemented in our community. Application deadline: Wednesday, December 19, 5 p.m. EST.
  • Small Community-Based Organizations (CBO) Capacity Building Capacity-building supports for child- and family-serving small CBOs in Miami-Dade County. Application deadline: Friday, December 7, 5 p.m. EST.
For details on all of the above, plus available related resources, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org/grants.
Career Opportunities
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • Contract Manager To administer and monitor contracts for various programs and services funded by The Children's Trust. This position seeks candidates with project management and or business analyst experiences in data-driven work environments. Responsibilities include assisting with the development and management of the bid solicitation process; monitoring funded programs and services; participating in meetings and professional development activities; managing contract amendments and revisions; managing contract compliance; and examining and using data, processes and systems for organizational goals setting.

Submission end date for consideration for the above positions is ongoing. Click here to access complete job description, requirements and application instructions.
After-School Program Teacher - Part-Time *
Gang Alternative seeks a certified teacher to serve in a part-time role in its after-school program. Responsibilities include evaluating reading levels of participants to place and further reading/literacy levels; conducting pre, mid and post- tests on reading/literacy; conducting ORFI outcomes strategies; assisting with planning reading and creative writing activities; helping determine specific needs of students with below-level reading skills; and assisting with calendar of activities for group. Must possess state of Florida teaching certification and be computer literate; bilingual fluency and experience with diverse communities preferred. Email résumé to hr@myga.org.
Inclusion Specialist *
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities seeks an inclusion specialist to join its All Children Together (ACT) team and work with Trust-funded agencies to increase their capacity to provide quality, inclusive programs. Responsibilities include engaging, training and coaching provider staff. Must possess bachelor's degree (master's preferred), minimum two years' related experience and excellent command of English; bilingual fluency (English-Spanish or English-Haitian Creole) strongly preferred. Benefits include 100 percent employer-paid medical; annual salary $40-$46K. Email cover letter and résumé to hr@advocacynetwork.org.
Available Positions at City of Hialeah

  • After-School Program Staff * For its K-12 after-school programs; those with Child Care Facility 50-hour training certification (Parts 1 & 2) preferred.
  • Certified Teachers - Part-Time * For its K-5 after-school program; must be certified in elementary education.

Applications may be submitted in person at the City of Hialeah Education & Community Services (ECS) Department, 7400 W 24th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33016. Please bring a current Florida driver’s license, copy of required certificates, Social Security card, birth certificate or passport, and résumé. For more information, please contact the ECS office at 305.818.9143.
Available Positions at Family Central

  • Administrative Assistant - Part-Time *
  • Licensed Clinical Supervisor *
  • Mental Health Consultants *

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit www.familycentral.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center

  • Community Outreach Specialist * To liaison with community affiliates and participants to motivate partnerships, enrollment, extend reach and be a face of the organization. Must possess bilingual fluency (English-Spanish).
  • Program Coordinator * To work with health care professionals, affiliates and funders to ensure successful implementation of program activities, coordinate trainings and provide reporting. Must possess bachelor's degree in social services or related field.

Email résumé to careers@mdahec.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Early Head Start Assistant
  • Early Head Start Educator
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Parent Outreach Specialist
  • School Security Monitor - Part-Time

For complete job description, requirements and to apply, visit jobs.dadeschools.net.
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 of South Florida

  • Billing Specialist
  • Certified Behaviorial Analyst
  • Direct Support Instructor
  • Director of Residential Programs (Group Home)
  • Payroll Analyst
  • Senior Accountant

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit bluefinhr.com.
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