Weekly Provider Bulletin
The Children's Trust Announces
Attention Trust-Funded Providers
On Tuesday, June 5, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Children’s Trust will conduct a provider orientation meeting at the University of Miami. The orientation will provide a comprehensive overview of how The Trust works and ways in which we will support you as you serve the children and families in our community. Please ensure that all essential staff members who are an important part of the contracting process attend; click here for additional information and to register via our community calendar.
Reserve Your Seat!
The Children's Trust Annual Champions for Children Awards Ceremony is a gala event marked by stellar entertainment performances; heartfelt, docu-style video presentations on each of this year's award recipients; and the incredible opportunity to come together with your fellow community stakeholders to celebrate the work that we all do - don’t miss it! Join us on Thursday, June 14, in the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island - click here to reserve your seat or place an ad in the event program book - as we honor the people and programs improving the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County!
NEW Location - May 29 Board of Directors' Meeting
To accommodate an expected increase in attendance, the Tuesday, May 29 board meeting will be held at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33135; the meeting will run from 4-6 p.m.

Please note that because there is construction on West Flagler Street, it is recommended that attendees enter the parking lot through the rear (North) entrance; see map for details.
Upcoming Funding: Program & Professional Development Supports
In the coming months, The Children's Trust will release funding for program and professional development supports (i.e., training, peer learning opportunities, consultation, coaching) for our family services programs, inclusive of parenting, family therapy, wraparound services and community partnerships. We intend to fund professional development experts with a track record of providing high-quality, cost-effective supports, and expect multiple methods, including professional development needs assessments, in-person and online trainings, coaching and program process and outcome evaluation. If you possess relevant experience or can recommend others that do, please provide that contact information HERE. Your input is greatly appreciated and - as always - we thank you for all the work you do to support children in our community!
Trust-Funded Providers: YAS & YEN Summer CAT Observations
The Children’s Trust Content Area Team (CAT) members will once again be visiting you to conduct a program observation. For summer 2018, CAT members have been trained to implement the initiative specific observation tool with fidelity to capture your program's strengths and discuss opportunities for improvement. The tools are available here for your reference. The final version of your summer schedule should have been sent to your contract manager no later than last Friday, May 18, and included the following:

  • Daily programming
  • Activity name and time (specifically fitness and literacy)
  • All planned field trips

CAT observations will be conducted between June 18 and July 11. A CAT member will make an announced visit to one of your sites to conduct the observation. For further details and any questions, please contact your contract manager.
Promote Your Event for FREE on our Community Calendar
If your organization is having an event, let us know and we'll help you promote it. Events can be for the community at large or specific to other service providers in Miami-Dade County. The only requirement is that they offer no- or low-cost opportunities to attendees; please note that we are unable to include galas and fundraisers at this time. Events can be health fairs, back-to-school events, movie screenings, training and professional development, or similar events. Simply fill out our online Community Outreach and Calendar Form at least two weeks prior to your event to get started!
ATTENTION: Quality Counts Programs
Your participation in Quality Counts efforts has caught the attention of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) for a national study. They want to hear from you - directors and teaching staff - as part of their SEQUAL (​Supportive Environmental Quality Underlying Adult Learning) study, to learn about how your workplace supports teaching staff to learn and continue to develop their knowledge and skills on the job. All directors and teaching staff who participate will receive a $20 Target gift card as a thank you for their time.

You may have recently received a message about this study in your email inbox. If you haven't and would like to participate, please email aline.hankey@berkeley.edu. CSCCE researchers began reaching out to centers to distribute physical versions of the survey to center staff earlier this month. If your center is selected, we hope that you will consider participating!
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Fitness Outcome: PACER Monday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., NSU Kendall, 8585 SW 124th Avenue, Miami, FL 33183
  • Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Friday, June 22, 12:30-3 p.m., The Children’s Trust, Training Room, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction Friday, June 29, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Children’s Trust, Training Room, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129

Many more trainings, such as Effective Literacy Instruction, Behavior Management and Homework Assistance, are available online, as are recertification courses for ORF and PACER. Preregistration required for all Project RISE trainings; click here to register.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Monday, June 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m, Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Monday, June 11, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165
  • Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, June 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33150

Discovering Inclusion training now available online! This training introduces different types of disabilities, benefits of inclusion, People First Language, respectful etiquette and the characteristics of an inclusive program; this training fulfills The Children’s Trust’s Inclusion training requirements.

Registration is required for all trainings; click here to register.
Injury Prevention: Upcoming 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. Remaining available trainings for May are listed below; visit our community calendar at www.thechildrenstrust.org for full descriptions and registration information. All trainings held at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, May 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, May 30, 3-4 p.m.
From Our Friends
211 Helpline Volunteer Counselors Needed!
Do you want to make a difference in your community? Become a volunteer helpline counselor for Helpline Services with Jewish Community Services to help victims in crisis over the phone for the 24-hour center. Must be at least 18 years old. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for students interested in gaining experience in the psychology or social work fields. Contact Cora Patterson at cpatterson@jcsfl.org for more information.
Host a “Books, Balls & Blocks” Event at Your Site This Summer!
Books, Balls & Blocks events are exciting, fun and a great way to identify children ages birth-8 with developmental concerns, and connect those children to local resources. As children engage in games and activities at different stations, parents learn how these interactions help stimulate their child’s development while completing the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3). For more information, please contact Alexandra R. Schneider at 305.740.8998 ext. 614 or aschneider@jcsfl.org.
Early Learning Coalition Café: Gender in the Early Years
What can you do to ensure all children are free to be themselves? Join the discussion on Friday, June 8, 10 a.m. - noon, to listen and learn from a panel of medical and nonprofit experts, and from interviews with community and family members about how to create a gender-equitable environment. Participation from YES Institute, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, SunServe and the Miami-Dade Public Library System; continental breakfast included. For more information, follow ELCMDM on Facebook and Twitter; RSVP Yusneli Martinez at ymartinez@elcmdm.org.
FREE Webinar: 7 Ways Small Nonprofits Can Boost Their Performance
Leap Ambassadors announces Small, But Mighty: Seven Ways Small Nonprofits Can Boost Their Performance, a FREE webinar taking place on Wednesday, June 6, 2-3:30 p.m. ET; click here for more information and to register.
FREE Summer Meals for Children & Youth - Sign Up TODAY!
Summer BreakSpot, a program that provides free meals to children and youth ages birth-18 years at participating service sites, is underway. We encourage ALL children and youth summer program providers to contact sponsors TODAY to secure participation at each of their program service 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 service sites as “open sites,” where children and youth ages birth-18 years 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 Sam Hopwood at shopwood@flimpact.org for more information. Parents can call 211 or text FOOD or COMIDA (for Spanish) to 877-877 to find service sites delivering summer meals for children ages birth-18 near their home. Click here for additional Summer BreakSpot resources; current sponsors are listed below:

  • 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. Contact Anna Jackson at 305.308.0542.
  • Community Action Agency Contact Rany Panchanathan at 786.469.4789 or ppncha@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.
Career Opportunities
*Denotes new posting
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • Accountant To review and critically analyze financial information and provider documents within the framework of “Results-Based Accountability (RBA)” and with an emphasis on maintaining quality internal control standards. This includes, but is not limited to, preparing, maintaining reviewing and analyzing accounting records in accordance with The Children’s Trust accounting policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), regulations promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Government Auditing Standards. Work performance is reviewed through conferences, reports, a mastery of the Services and Activities Management Information System (SAMIS) and observation of results achieved. Submission end date for consideration is ongoing.
  • 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 is ongoing.

Accounts Payable Clerk - Temporary *
The Arc of South Florida seeks a temporary accounts payable clerk. Responsibilities include reviewing and processing check requests for payments, verifying codes and GL accounts; paying vendors by monitoring and verifying invoice dates, discount amounts, prices per items, taxes and other invoice information; preparing checks after purchase orders and/or check requests have been reviewed and approved by directors and CEO; and posting transactions to journals, ledgers and other records. Rate: $15-$17/hour; email résumé to lfierro@arcsofla.org.
Administrative Assistant/Data Clerk *
Citrus Health Network seeks a full-time administrative assistant/data clerk to work from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Doral area. Responsibilities include general clerical functions, greeting visitors, answering phones, data entry, supply procurement and office support. Must possess minimum high school diploma or equivalent (associate degree preferred); bilingual fluency (English/Spanish); computer literacy; excellent oral and written communication skills; and experience working in office setting. Email cover letter and résumé to mavila@citrushealth.com.
Grants Manager *
Lotus House Women's Shelter seeks a grants manager (preferably with bookkeeper experience, specifically, Quickbooks) to assist with financial and contractual reporting and compliance to funding and regulating agencies. Responsibilities include without limitation, generating and interpreting financial reports, classing of revenue and expenses, narrative and financial reporting to various funding and government agencies, other contract and grant compliance matters, and more. Email résumé to anna@lotushouse.org.
Licensed Therapist - Part-Time
Jewish Community Services of South Florida seeks a licensed, bilingual (English/Spanish), part-time therapist to provide individual and family therapy services to children and adults. This includes the ability to perform intakes, assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning, ongoing intervention and proper termination; flexibility to work afternoons and evenings also required. Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
Office Manager *
New Horizons Community Mental Health Center seeks an office manager to support workflow procedures and maximum efficiency. Must possess knowledge of electronic health record systems and of the revenue cycle management process of a medical practice, as well as the ability to perform basic computational and analytical functions. Email résumé to tmcknight@nhcmhc.org.
Program Manager
Children's Home Society seeks a program manager for its Family Preservation Program to coordinate services delivery for families who qualify for preservation services. Responsibilities include ensuring that client needs, program goals and contract objectives are effectively met; and assisting the program director in developing coaching plans for program team members. Must possess master’s degree from accredited college in social work or related field, two years' experience working with children and families; minimum one year of supervisory experience; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email résumé to ivelisse.carde@chsfl.org.
Teacher - VPK *
Cherry Blossom Learning Center in the Roads seeks a full-time VPK Teacher to start in August 2018. Must be fluent in English and possess either a FCCPC or bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Contact Katherine Nieto at 305.860.3300 or kathy@cherryblossommiami.com for more information.
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