Weekly Provider Bulletin
September 18, 2019
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Provider Meeting Coming This Week on Thursday, September 19
The Children's Trust will host its semiannual Provider Meeting with a general session for all Trust-funded providers from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, September 19, at the University of Miami's Donna E. Shalala Student Center - Grand Ballroom, 1330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146. 

After lunch, breakout sessions for providers in the areas of Youth Development K-12, Parenting/Family Strengthening and Partnerships will take place from 1-3 p.m.
The theme of the meeting will be "A Culture of Learning and Racial Equity."

Please ensure that all staff members who are essential to our partnership attend; this includes executive directors/CEOs for the morning session, along with the individuals who manage your programs.

F or information on the agenda, directions, parking and to register click here.
Trust Learning Management System (LMS) is Now Accessible and Available * The Children’s Trust Learning Management System (LMS) is now accessible and available. If your Trust-funded position was included in Trust Central by your Agency Admin, log in to Trust Central to access The Children’s Trust LMS using the Learning Management System (LMS) module. To see all online courses, follow The Children’s Trust LMS Guide or just click Show Categories in the Course Catalog and start learning!

If you do not have access to Trust Central, see your Agency Admin to get started. For subcontractors, professional services, and ‘match’ positions, you can access the required online courses and live events starting in October by registering independently as explained in the guide .
YAS Providers Without DCF Licenses Will Not Get Paid!
Attention YAS Providers: Effective August 1, 2019, The Children's Trust will NOT reimburse for direct service costs occurred at any sites without an active DCF license. Please read carefully the non-payment policy and related form posted on our website. Once on the Policies & Forms > Financial page, click "Payments & Advances" and then "Policy" and "Form" under Non-Payment of Direct Services for Non-Compliance with Florida Department of Children and Families New!
Use the Correct The Children's Trust Logo
Providers thinking of using The Children's Trust Logo on any material must send that material for review and approval to communicationscompliance@thechildrenstrust.org.
To download the current The Children's Trust logo, as well as other Trust-related logos and a style guide click here.
Differentiated Literacy Instructions Guidelines for Review
The Children's Trust has made Differentiated Literacy Instruction Guidelines available for K-5 providers to review in the "Programmatic" section at www.thechildrenstrust.org/content/trust-central-support.
Providers & Partners, Tell Us All About Your Good Work!
From the Herald to the Miami Times to local newscasts, Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been featured for the life-changing services they provide to the children and families of Miami-Dade - and you could be next. Click here to tell us about your latest triumphs and you just may turn on the TV or turn a page in the paper to see your face!
Injury Prevention Trainings *
Childhood injury prevention capacity-building efforts facilitated by the Public Health Trust's Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami are offered to all Trust-funded providers. Visit The Children's Trust community calendar for full descriptions, locations and registration information.

  • Car Passenger Safety Wednesday, September 25; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 25; 3-4 p.m.
Project RISE: Coaching and Training

Project Rise Online Trainings
The Fitness Outcome Assessment: PACER training is now available to take online! This course will no longer be offered in-person.

To register for upcoming live trainings or to take one of Project RISE's many online trainings, please log into your account at www.collabornation.net/login/projectrise

Coaching Information
If you need on-site assistance in getting your program started, please go to https://www.nova.edu/projectrise/webforms/request-assistance.html and submit a request assistance form.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities

All Children Together Inclusion Kick-Off -- Register Now!
Saturday, September 21, 2019  9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind - 601 SW 8th Ave., Miami. 

Jump start the new contract year acquiring the skills you need to offer quality programming to ALL children. Complete a training, meet and greet your Inclusion Specialist, and learn how to assess and increase your program’s inclusion-readiness. The Kick-Off is for all Youth Development staff, and An Administrator’s Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act will also be offered for agency and program executives, directors, and administrators. To register, select a training, pre-pay for lunch, and get parking info, please click here.

Navigating Community Resources Training
Friday, September 20, 2019, 1-3 p.m.
West Kendall Regional Library - 10201 Hammocks Boulevard, Miami.

Want to learn about the tools necessary for directing families to helpful resources? Want to help them navigate systems of care? This training will introduce you to commonly needed resources for children and youth with disabilities. The target audience includes Service Partnership Care Coordinators, Parent Educators, and Youth Development program staff.

On-Line Trainings
Discovering Inclusion: Particularly appropriate for staff with little or no previous knowledge about youth with disabilities and their inclusion into programs with typically developing peers, this course introduces various types of disabilities, identifies the benefits of inclusion for all, provides information on using People First Language and respectful etiquette, and explores the characteristics of an inclusive program. 

Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Part 1: Learn what Autism Spectrum Disorder is and the various ways in which the condition manifests. Participants gain knowledge about helping youth meet behavioral expectations, recognizing and accommodating those with sensory sensitivities, fostering social competence, addressing bullying, and ensuring a safe environment. This course is a pre-requisite for Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Part 2.

Registration: Log into your Advocacy Network on Disabilities CollaborNation account at www.collabornation.net; select "Course Catalog”, then then select the training for which you want to register. Once there, you can also find printer-friendly and mobile versions of the power point presentation. Printed materials are not provided for trainings.
From Other Agencies
Oral Health Care Summit *
The Miami-Dade Oral Health Network will host the 5th Oral Health Equity Summit on Tuesday, November 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Miami Dade College's Hialeah Campus. The summit will address the oral health needs of the community and support policies that increase oral health equity and access, bringing together community members, elected officials, and the region's leading experts in oral health advocacy. The summit will feature a varied program that includes a keynote speaker, a panel discussion, and an interactive advocacy session where participants will have multiple ways to practice oral health advocacy on the spot!

Those with disabilities or who otherwise need accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Sonni Barma at sonnib@catalystmiami.org. Admission and lunch are complimentary but attendees must sign-up via Eventbrite
New DCF Online Application Process for Child Care Providers
The Department of Children and Families, Office of Child Care Regulation is working towards implementing an online application process for providers to use when applying for a new license, or renewing a current license, to operate a child care facility or home. The first step in the process, that began July 2019, is for the Department to send providers their renewal notification letters electronically via the email address that is in your licensing file.  

The Department sends the licensure renewal notification at least 90 days prior to your license expiration date. In order to ensure providers are receiving this notification in a timely manner, providers are asked to confirm their email address with licensing counselors, check their SPAM or junk mail if they are inside that 90 day window and have not received the notification, and be mindful that their completed renewal application packet is due 45 days prior to their license expiration date. 

If providers have any questions about this new process, please contact their local regional licensing office for guidance. Their assistance will ensure a completed application for a license to operate a child care facility, family day care home, or large family child care home for renewal of an annual license is submitted at least 45 days prior to the expiration date of the current license to avoid a licensing violation.

Too Good for Drugs and Violence Training
Hope For Miami is hosting the Too Good For Drugs/Too Good For Violence Curriculum training (Grades K-5). Too Good programs empower children with the social-emotional learning and substance abuse prevention skills they need to lead happy and healthy lives. The training will take place on September 30, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 550 NW 42 Ave, Miami FL 33126. Cost is $100 per participant. 

To register visit bit.ly/2lymXPs
Stress Management Workshop
What are the consequences of chronic stress in our lives and, more importantly, what coping strategies can we use to deal with them and how can you help clients to deal with stress in a positive, healthy way? These questions are the focus of a Stress Management Workshop to be held by the Postpartum Healing and Education Center.The works hop will be held September 26, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at 6801 186 Street, Miami. Cost for the workshop is $40, and includes 3 CEUs for LCSW, LMFT and LMHC.
 
To register and call Ana Romero at 954.558.8360 or email her at aromero@postpartumeducation.com.
Inclusion Movement Starts with "Start with Hello Week!"
During the week of September 23–27th, 2019, thousands of schools and youth organizations across the United States will participate in Start With Hello Week and teach students, grades K–12, the skills they need to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness, and encourage them to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation.

To ensure you receive our free and updated materials, please register your school at www.sandyhookpromise.org/startwithhelloweek
Suicide Prevention Speaker During Suicide Awareness Month
September is Suicide Awareness month and NAMI Miami-Dade is holding a speaker series on Suicide Prevention featuring Joel Smith, from The Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, on September 19, 2019 at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, 2990 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133, from 7-8:30 p.m. The discussion will include topics such as resiliency, stigma, grief, and mental illness as a treatable disease. 

For more information visit https://namimiami.org.
Grandmas Giving Back with NANA Project
There is nothing like a mother's love, although a grandmother's affection comes pretty close. And usually without the chores! If you are interested in providing a "grandmother" image and experience to underprivileged children, please contact Rose Tydus at Ms Senior Florida Pageant, Inc. at 305.999.1817.
All Kids Included Professional Development Workshop Series
All Kids Included (AKI) professional development trainings provide a hands-on approach to learning about inclusive strategies and adaptive techniques for including every learner, together with the knowledge of universal design. The first session, "Inclusive Practices in the Arts," will be held September 18, from 9 a.m.- noon, at Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW 7th Ave, Miami 33127.
 
To register and see dates for entire 2019-2020 series visit: https://miamidadearts.org/education/professional-development-workshop-series.
Grant Opportunity with the Beacon Council
The Beacon Council’s Miami Community Ventures (MCV) initiative is a collective impact initiative designed to connect low-income, structurally-unemployed Miami-Dade residents to living-wage jobs. As program prepares for expansion across Miami-Dade County, the Beacon Council has released a request for proposals (RFP) looking for a service provider to provide wraparound services to participants as they work to obtain and remain in living-wage jobs.
 
For more information on the RFP and to receive a copy write MCVinfo@beaconcouncil.com. All proposals are due by September 16 at 5 p.m.
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, September 20, 2:15-5 p.m. *
  • Children and Traumatic Stress, Friday, October 4, 2:15-5 p.m. *
  • Strategies for Identifying and Assisting Male and LGBTQ Victims of Sex Trafficking, October 9, 2-5 p.m. *
  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior, Friday, November 15, 2:15-5 p.m.
  • Stewards of Children, Friday, December 13, 2:15-5 p.m. *

Kristi House Naranja Office, 13955 SW 264th Street, Homestead, FL 33032

  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Friday, September 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m. *
  • Stewards of Children, Friday, October 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m. *
  • What Every Adult Needs to Know, Friday, November 22,1:30-4:30 p.m. *

Career Opportunities
Positions Available at The Children's Trust

Contract Manager
The Contract Manager is responsible for administering and monitoring contracts for various programs and services throughout Miami-Dade County and funded by The Children's Trust. This position requires occasional non-traditional work hours (weekends and evenings). The following duties are illustrative for this position: assist with the development and management of the bid solicitation process; monitor funded programs and services; participate in meetings and professional development activities; manage contract amendments and revisions; manage contract compliance; examines and uses data, processes and systems for organizational goals setting.

Research and Evaluation Analyst
The Research and Evaluation Analyst is a critical member of both cross- and inter-departmental teams at The Children’s Trust who engages in proactive problem-solving and critical thinking/analysis related to the design and effectiveness of various child, youth and family services. The position currently available supports our family services portfolio, hence graduate work and/or previous experience in parenting programs or family centered interventions is highly desired. Primary responsibilities include: contributing to effective program and systems designs for The Children’s Trust’s priority investments in child, youth and family services; designing and maintaining sound data collection tools and systems to capture meaningful program, operational and community data in a user-friendly, accessible manner; and analyzing and making meaning from available data to tell our stories using compelling visualizations and reports with an intentional focus on the specific audience and purpose of the message. 
 
Click here for complete job description and application instructions.
Positions Available at Dibia DREAM *

Director of Operations*
The Director of Operations plays a critical role in overseeing all operations activities across a broad portfolio of Dibia DREAM programs, sites and events in Miami, New Orleans and Bermuda. The Director of Operations is responsible for leading work in three key areas: Program Operations, Business/People Operations, Administrative Support and will reports to the CEO, with guidance from the Director of Programming. The ideal candidate is a highly intelligent, driven individual with experience in nonprofit and a passion for operations, as well as a strong desire to inspire and positively impact the next generation of leaders.

Program Coordinator *
The position will be responsible for providing organizational support and assistance to the Director of Programming. The Program Coordinator supports the Director of Programming with ensuring all programs are executed in a manner of excellence. Program Coordinator supports with volunteers and staff, partnerships, activity execution and on-site management.

STEM Coordinator *
The STEM Coordinator will bring a wealth of knowledge as it relates to STEM. The STEM Coordinator is responsible for assisting in all STEM activities, by ensuring all STEM kits are available prior to programs/events and establishing a clear understanding of how to facilitate activities. The STEM Coordinator will also train the DREAM staff and volunteers on the various activities when needed. 

External Relations/Volunteer Coordinator *
The External Relations/Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for special events and marketing efforts to promote the programs, events and services of the organization. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related field; related experience preferred.
 
Those interested in any positions should send their resume to educate@dibiadream.org.
Operations Assistant *
The Miami Foundation is committed to providing the highest quality service to its Fundholders and stakeholders, which includes accurately maintaining constituent data, processing of financial transactions and administering a welcoming and organized office. The Operations Assistant will help maintain the quality of IT constituent records, assist in processing gifts and payments, and support daily office operations by managing the front desk and office resources/supplies for the 27-member staff team.

For more information contact Julie Vives at jvives@miamifoundation.org.
Available Positions at the Family Resource Center of South Florida *

Drug Court Specialist *
The Family Resource Center is looking for a Drug Court Specialist to serve as a liaison between the court, the treatment center and the adult participant. The position is responsible for alcohol and drug abuse assessment, referrals to and enrollment in treatment services, alcohol and other drug testing, and process monitoring of the client(s) to the court. Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 yrs experience in Dependency Court required.

Therapist for Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center is looking for an individual who will provide mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring services to adults, adolescents and children. Services provided: outpatient counseling, community-based services and coordination with schools, caregivers and others. The candidate must speak English and Spanish, have a Master's Degree, LMH/LSW, TF-CBT Certification preferred and at least three years of experience.

Email resumes to FFondrose@FRCFlorida.org with the subject line: Drug Court Specialist – Name.
Youth Center Success Coach (Part-Time) *
The Overtown Youth Center is seeking Inspire Engage Employ (IE2) Success Coaches for its Workforce Readiness Program. The innovative initiative equips aspiring youth with the knowledge and skills needed to make a successful transition to the vocation of their choice. As a student success coach, individuals will serve as mentors for students throughout their IE2 experience. They will be there to inspire, motivate, and challenge them. Success coaches will support college and career readiness, student development and retention services while ensuring high-quality learning in accordance with OYC’s IE2 Programming. The position is for 20 hours each week. 

For more information email tanisha.mccall@overtownyouth.org.
Infant/Toddler Teachers
YMCA South Florida announces available positions for infant/toddler teachers at its Homestead location. Must possess National CDA; associate or bachelor's degree; 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 employment.

For complete job description, requirements and to apply, visit www.ymcasouthflorida.org/careers.
Senior Grant Writer
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is accepting online applications for a Senior Grant Writer with the starting salary of $61,220. 

To apply visit http://jobs.dadeschools.net/Apply.asp; for more information contact Jorge Rubio at 305.995.7247.
Three Directors Needed at Catalyst Miami
Catalyst Miami is hiring for three full time positions:

  1. Worker Cooperative Development Director
  2. Community Prosperity Director
  3. Community Engagement Director

For more information on Catalyst Miami visit https://catalystmiami.org/.
Available Positions at The Children's First Preschool Early Learning Center

VPK Lead and Assistant
The Children's First Preschool Early Learning Center is currently looking for qualified staff with VPK credentials. Candidates must possess FCCPC/National CDA; associate or bachelor's degree; 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 employment.

Before Care/Opener 
The center is also looking for opener which must possess minimum of DCF 45hours. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. First aid/CPR certification required within first 30 days of employment.

Please apply in person at 10870 SW 113 Place, Miami, FL 33176.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education
  • Audiologists (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Deaf/hard of hearing interpreters
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Certified or licensed school social workers (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Special educations teachers (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Clerical positions (Part Time)
  • School psychologists or licensed psychologists (Part Time)

Forward resume by email to agoldman@dadeschools.net .
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools *
  • Center Director (Part-Time) – Director's credentials *
  • Pre-K Teachers - Educator’sCertificate PK *
  • Early Head Start Educator -12 credits in Early Childhood, and a CDA or FCCPC in Infant & Toddler required 
  • Head Start Assistant - Minimum of a CDA or FCCPC in Preschool required 
  • Family Intervention Specialist -60 College Credits, 15 in Psychology
  • Curriculum Support Specialist - Teaching Certificate PK

Forward resume by email to erivero@dadeschools.net .
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