Weekly Provider Bulletin
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
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 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!
Get the Inside Scoop on Grants and Grantmakers *
To win grants, you need the most up-to-date, complete information you can get about grantmakers and the grants they've made. How can you get that? Only from the comprehensive database and powerful search tools of Foundation Directory Online (FDO). You have FREE access to the full FDO Professional at every Miami-Dade Public Library System regional library through The Children’s Trust paid subscription. Visit a regional library, log in through their Wi-Fi, and start finding those grants. 
For ALL Family Services Program Providers (Parenting, Family Strengthening, and Family and Neighborhood Support Programs)
UM Coach and Training and Implementation Associates are The Children’s Trust new Program and Professional Development funded providers for all the Family Services programs. Our main goal is to provide you, your team, and your agency with support in the implementation of your Children’s Trust Family Services program (Parenting, Family Strengthening, and Family and Neighborhood Support Programs). This Needs Assessment will represent the start of your training record for The Children's Trust new training requirements for Parenting, Family Strengthening, and Family and Neighborhood Support programs that go into effect August 1, 2019. Please be as honest as possible as you complete the Needs Assessment, as it will help drive the training and coaching content that is developed to support your work. Each Family Services program staff member should complete the Needs Assessment survey by Friday, August 19, 2019. The survey should take approximately 15-25 minutes to complete. Click Here for Needs Assessment
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.
Trust-Funded Providers MUST UPDATE Staff Positions on Trust Central
In August, the website used to register for all training events and to take online courses will change. This change will affect ALL Trust-funded providers.
You must take action to have your past and future training count toward metrics requirements.

With this change, in addition to the great training classes and online courses currently offered by The Children’s Trust and our partners, staff of Trust-funded programs will have access to a FREE catalog of hundreds of online courses in the areas of child/youth care, professional development, and safety practices. The first step is for your Trust Central Agency Admin to include staff information in Trust Central. All staff whose position is partially or fully funded through a Trust contract and required to take training must be included in Trust Central.

For more details, click here. Updated!
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.
Wanted: 2019 Family Expo Volunteers
The Family Expo is looking for volunteers to lend a hand! Taking place on Saturday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Center, the FREE event attracts hundreds of child and family services exhibitors sharing vital information with approximately 15,000 visitors. The day is also marked by a slew of fun activities for kids, including interactive games, a robotics room, live musical performances, face painters, and arts and crafts, to name just a few.
 
As a volunteer, you'll have a great time at the event; receive complimentary lunch, refreshments and snacks, and tee shirt; and log in community service hours (if needed). Click here to register; we look forward to seeing you there!
Time Running Out for 2020 Census Grants!
Miami-Dade Counts 2020 is interested in funding efforts in Miami-Dade County to encourage full participation in the 2020 Census. The grants will range from $5,000 to $25,000 and will be awarded to nonprofit and governmental organizations with thoughtful, culturally sensitive, and innovative strategies for reaching communities that have historically low rates of participation in the census. Click here to submit your application by August 15th.
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, August 14th; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, August 14th; 3-4 p.m.
  • Car Passenger Safety Wednesday, August 28th; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, August 28th; 3-4 p.m.
Project RISE: Upcoming Trainings *

  • Planning and Reflection: September 6, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room 126 *

Project RISE is hosting a Training Day on Saturday, September 14. Multiple required and recommended trainings will be held. Please log into your CollaborNation account at  www.collabornation.net/login/projectrise and look under "Course Catalog" for details. The number and variety of trainings are dependent on enrollment, so please register before September 1.

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 or many other live and online trainings, log into your CollaborNation account, select "Course Catalog," then select "Project RISE Online Trainings."
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Online Trainings

  • Discovering Inclusion For new staff, and/or those with little or no previous knowledge about youth with disabilities. This workshop introduces various types of disabilities, identifies the characteristics and benefits of an inclusive program, and provides information on using People First Language and respectful etiquette.
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Part 1 What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Learn how to help children meet behavioral expectations, recognize and accommodate those with sensory sensitivities, foster social competence, address bullying, and ensure a safe environment.

To take these and other trainings, log into your Advocacy Network on Disabilities CollaborNation account at www.collabornation.net; select "Course Catalog," then select the training you would like to take.

Print out copies of the slide presentation are not provided. You can find print-friendly and mobile versions of our slide presentation on CollaborNation when you register. 
From Other Agencies
Watch "Hooked On Grants" Podcast for FREE *
The Social Changemaker Podcast presents expert grant writer Lorinda Gonzalez from Grants Ink as she discusses the hidden ordeals any nonprofit that wants to sustainably fund their organization needs to know before even thinking about submitting a grant application. With the right financial strategy, thorough research about appropriate funders, and a little expert guidance, it is possible to get your organization well-funded without feeling overwhelmed, she argues.

Non-Profit Workshops at FIU Metropolitan Center *

FIU's Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center is a hold Strategic Fundraising and Board Management Workshops, in September and October, respectively. Both workshops will be led by Holly Woodbury, MPA, CFRE.

  • Resource Development for Non-Profits, Thursday, September 19, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets cost $295. Click here for more information and tickets.

  • Board Development for Non-Profits, Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets cost $295. Click here for more information and tickets
Youth Anti-Violence Summit *
Up2Us Sports is hosting an interactive discussion on violence in our community from 4-6:30 p.m. on August 16th at the Overtown Youth Center. Topics include how violence impacts our youth and how we can work together to explore realistic solutions. Featured speaker includes City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert.

Click here to register for the summit.  
Maternal Depression Awareness Workshop *
Join the Postpartum Healing and Education Center for a “Maternal Depression Awareness Workshop” that deals with risk factors, PPD/Baby blues symptoms, etiology, treatment options/How to help suffering moms and the Edinburg scale. The workshop takes place Wednesday August 21, from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (3 CEUs for LCSW, LMHC, and LMFT) at the Country Club of Miami, 6801 NW 186 Street, Miami. The cost for the workshop is $40.

Contact Ana Romero to register at 954.558.8360 or aromero@postpartumeducation.com.
Immigration Resource Blogs, Webinars and Videos for FREE
Recent changes in immigration policy present challenges to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families, and the teachers and programs that work with them. To be able to better handle potential trauma that comes with that, the BUILD Initiative has just completed a series of webinars and blogs in partnership with the Center for Law and Social Policy for providers, state policy leaders and advocates.

Blogs:
  • Supporting Children in Immigrant Families: Strategies and Solutions to Mitigate the Harm of US Immigration Policies
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress: Caring for the Workforce that Provides Care for Traumatized Children and Families
  • Freedom from Fear: Implications of Current Immigration Policies and Supporting the Children, Families, and Providers Affected by Them
  • Children in Immigrant Families Under Duress: What Can Early Childhood Stakeholders Do?
  • The Need for Trauma-Informed Services and Policies in Early Care and Education: A Webinar Series

Webinar Recordings:
  • Promising Practices and Strategies for Policy and Legislation Presentation
  • Trauma-Informed Approach to Working with Providers and Families
  • Impacts of Immigration Trauma on the Health and Development of Young Children
  • Overview to Immigration Policy and Trauma

Access all materials from the series here
Candidates for Citizen Review Panel of the Florida Foster Care Review
Florida Foster Care Review, which advances the safety, stability and success of abused and neglected children, youth and young adults by connecting them to essential services, healthy relationships and forever families, seeks caring community members to volunteer 1 weekday a month for a minimum of 1 year to serve on its Citizen Review Panel (CRP); volunteers must be at least 25 years old. The CRP reviews active, judge-referred child welfare court cases at the Children's Courthouse. 

For more information call 305.679.2740 or email mleichter@fostercarereview.org.
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
  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior, August 16, 2:15-5 p.m.
  • 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
  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior, Friday, August 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • 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
Available Positions at Our Little Ones Learning Center *

Health Coordinator for Head Start/Early Head Start (Full-Time)*
Interested candidates must have at a minimum an associate degree in Health Services Administration, Health Care Management, Nursing or related field. Candidates must be detail-oriented, have some management experience working in a school setting to coordinate and facilitate health services for children, develop and implement safety procedures, and ensure program quality assurance.

Early Head Start Teachers (Full-Time)*
Qualified candidates must have at a minimum a CDA with focus on infants and toddlers, knowledge of early childhood education practices and one year experience working in early care and education settings. Knowledge and ability to implement the Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers, customer service skills a must, and be bilingual ability (English/Creole) is a plus.

Administrative Assistant/Office Manager for Head Start/Early Head Start *
Candidates must have at a minimum an associate degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources Management, or related field. Must be knowledgeable about non-profit practices, grant management, and office management. Customer service skills and English language proficiency a must.

For more information email ourlittleones@bellsouth.net.
Family Support Specialist *
A family support specialists (FSS) is needed within the United Way, Eden Place to provide services to individuals and families to improve their life trajectories. FSS use a strength-based case management model to aid in assessing each client's basic and familial needs, while providing linkages to healthcare, employment, housing and educational resources. The specialist will keep detailed case notes and documents and record client data. Family Support Specialist must be empathetic, communicative and well-organized.

For more information email Nicole.McMillan@overtownyouth.org
Program Manager *
Arts For Learning (A4L) is in urgent need of a Program Manager who will be responsible for the successful implementation of select A4L after-school and summer camp programs at various partner locations, as well as managing A4L’s studio program located in West Coconut Grove. A4L’s studio program, the Lewis Arts Studio, is a creative haven for middle school students who have a passion for the visual arts. The studio provides 4 weeks of intensive visual arts instruction every summer during the month of July. 

For more information email dia@a4lmiami.org.
Director, Family Development Initiatives *
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities is seeking a director who supervises programs and staff providing quality direct supports and services to children with disabilities and their families including Care Coordination, Parent Education, Family Supports, and Counseling. Only masters level licensed social worker or mental health professional, or registered intern who has passed exam, will be considered. A minimum 5 years experience with progressive supervisory and management experience is required, as are strong clinical skills and experience with client population; knowledge of community.

Send a cover letter and resume to hr@advocacynetwork.org.
Youth Program Aide *
The Town of Cutler Bay seeks a part-time Youth Program Aide. The position will provide general supervision, homework support and enrichment activities to students. The Youth Program Aide is responsible for independently supervising students, delivering high-quality instruction, upholding the mission and values of the Cutler Bay, and working with other members of the Youth Program team to track students' academic progress and support students social and emotional development.

For a position description and more information visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/townofcutlerbay.
Available Positions at Paradise Christians School & Development Center *

  • Early Childhood Assistant Director *
  • Head Start Teacher *
  • Head Start Teacher Assistant *
  • Early Head Start Teacher *

Must be bilingual, English/Spanish and be a positive, high energy individual who loves to work with children and families.

Call to make your interview appointment, 305.828.7477 and send resume to associatedirector@paradisechristianschool.com.
Available Positions at YWCA *

Head Start Childcare Lead Teacher (Miami Gardens) *
The position will be responsible for planning/implementing daily learning activities, nurturing the children/managing and maintaining the Head Start classroom and its equipment and supplies with a group of children ages 3 to 5 years of age. Bachelors in Early Childhood Education/related field with 18 credits in Early Childhood; one year experience in child care, prefer Head Start Program. DCF 45 hour training certificate; Red Cross/First Aid; Certificate/Good Health/Tine test; DCF Level 2 background check/drug test required.

Early Head Start Teacher Associates (Downtown Miami) *
The YWCA is seeking individuals to be responsible for planning/implementing daily learning activities, nurturing children and managing and maintaining the Early Head Start classroom and its equipment and supplies. Other duties include establishing and maintaining supportive relationships with infants, toddlers, and parents, and implementing developmentally appropriate routines and curriculum for infants/toddlers. Must possess FCCPC or CDA Infant/toddler, or staff credential, DCF 45 hours, CPR and first aid, Level 2 clearance and pass a drug test.

Clubhouse Youth Counselors (Miami Gardens) *
The part-time positions report to the Site Manager, carry the major responsibility of teaching and nurturing children as well as the general maintenance of the group area in an after school setting. Responsible for the physical care and nurturing of all children; Promotes the positive self-image of the children by listening, responding encouraging independence, while giving verbal and non-verbal positive reinforcement; Guides children toward their own behavior by using constructive approaches.

Economic Empowerment Program Coordinator
The YWCA is seeking an individual to be responsible for coordinating the YWCA’s Economic Empowerment/Prosperity Program, providing financial literacy, coaching, planning and financial and social services referrals for women and families; responsible for required activities, outcomes, deliverables of the EEP Program; Level 2 clearance, drug test required. Bachelor's degree in Social Work/Human Services/Public Administration or related field, plus 2-4 years of experience preferably in a related non-profit environment, as well as case management experience.

Senior Director of Development
The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) is looking for an individual
to foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization; assure that the corporate culture, systems and procedures support fund development and vice versa; lead staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within; be responsible for providing leadership/planning/organizing/directing all of the agency’s development and fundraising efforts including, but not limited to, corporate, government, major donor cultivation, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns.

Staff Accountant
The staff accountant will be responsible for daily performance of technical and administrative accounting work; maintaining organization’s fiscal records/systems; performs monthly closing of G/L; reconciles G/L accounts to grant related reimbursement packages/schedules, standard journal entries and reconciles related variances through financial statements; assists program staff in preparing preliminary budgets/amendments. Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance, or a related field, 2-4 years experience, non-profit a plus. A level 2 background check will be performed.

Head Start Education / Curriculum Specialist
The YWCA is looking for an individual to be responsible for the education component for Head Start Performance Standards; providing training for all Head Start teaching personnel, developing program curricula and providing educational resources for staff & parents; establishing/maintaining a communication & complete reporting system for monitoring, evaluating and improving the education components of the Head Start Program. A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, or a closely related field with 18 credits in Early Childhood Education.

Family Support Workers for Head Start Program
Individuals will be responsible for family services for Head Start families of center-based children in accordance with Head Start performance standards/guidelines; Also for recruitment enrollment and income eligible families, as well as implementation of family quality support services, parent education and program governance as per Head Start performance standards. A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Family Services, Human Services, Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field and case management experience is a plus.

Email resumes to ywca-careers@ywca-miami.org or fax to 305.513.5205.
Early Childhood Educators
Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership is looking for experienced Early Childhood Educational Professionals. Full and part-time opportunities are available. Master's Degree is preferred. Develop comprehensive treatment plans for young children and facilitate the Incredible Years evidence-based parenting curriculum to promote social, emotional and academic competence. Extensive knowledge of Early Childhood development best practices and an understanding of Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards is required.

For more information please email ncap@childreadiness.org.
Available Positions for Miami Children's Initiative

Site Coordinator After-School Program
The Site Coordinator at Miami Northwestern Senior High will be responsible for implementing the after-school program to support students growth both academically and emotionally through curriculum development and implantation. Administrative responsibilities include center enrollment, staff and student oversight, and meeting grant outcomes. Bachelors in education or related field preferred.

Florida Certified Elementary Teacher for After-School Program 
Miami Children’s initiative has an opening for a certified elementary teacher who will provide services that strengthen the home/school partnership. The teacher will teach Math, Language Arts and Science to children in grades K-5. Certified teachers are expected to actively instruct students, create lesson plans, communicate with parents and assist students in preparing for standardized testing. Requirements: Fl. State Certification.

Certified Secondary Teacher for After-School Programs
A part-time certified teacher who will teach academic enrichment toward college and career readiness is being sought for students at Miami Northwestern Senior High School. Teachers are expected to actively instruct students, create lessons, communicate with parents and assist students in preparing for standardized testing. Must pass a level two background screening.

Student and Family Advocate for After-School Program
A transportation specialist is needed to transport students to and from educational programs at Charles R .Drew and Miami Northwestern Senior High School. The candidate must be able to engage children, communicate in English and be able to participate in several evening and weekend events. Must hold a chauffeur’s license, have a clean driving record and pass a level two background screening.

Community and Family Advocate - Part Time
Miami Children’s Initiative seeks a part time Advocate to assist families living in Liberty City. The Advocate will contribute to the development of health, safety and educational needs by coordinating intervention strategies, organizing community activities and acting as a liaison to engage community agencies. Must be able to canvas(walking) in the community and participate in some evening and weekend events.

Those interested in these positions should submit their resume to info@iamlibertycity.org.
Available Positions at His House Children's Home
His House Children's Home is looking to hire multiple positions, including:
  • Residential Childcare Professionals
  • UAC Case Aid
  • UAC Case Manager
  • UAC Household Supervisor
  • UAC Resident Counselor

For position descriptions and more information click here.
Mental Health Specialist
Community Health of South Florida is looking for a Mental Health Specialist I candidate. This is a bachelor level position with applicants required to have a bachelors in psychology, social work or related field. 

Email resumes to cmaraoz@chisouthfl.org.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

Teacher Assistant
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a Teacher’s Assistant to provide support and assistance to the Lighthouse Learning Pre-K Program daily operations. Requirements include DCF; Birth through 5 child care credentials.

Early Childhood Education Teacher
The organization is also looking for an Early Childhood Education Teacher for its new 72,000-square-foot Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ full inclusion pre-kindergarten program. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood, special education or related field; and the State of Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate in Preschool Education (birth through age 4) or Prekindergarten/Primary Education (age 3 through grade 3).

External Relations Coordinator
Another position in demand is an events coordinator to be responsible for special events to promote the programs, events and services of the organization. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field; related experience preferred; Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal.

Quality Assurance Specialist
Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Inc. (JCS) is seeking a Quality Assurance Specialist to provide numerous program evaluation and quality improvement functions within the Behavioral Health Division, including monitoring programs for compliance with quality standards, implementing tools used for programs and service evaluation, and organizing data collection and informational analysis. Experience with behavioral health billing requirements is preferred.

Email resumes to Brittany Lambert-Brown at blbrown@jcsfl.org.
On-Site Center Director
Rainbow Intergenerational Learning Center is looking for an on-site center director responsible for the daily functions of their Little Havana site. The applicant must be knowledgeable with standards and procedures of multiple programs which include; Early Head Start, School Readiness, VPK, APPLE accreditation , CCFP and Quality Performance System. Requirements for the position include: FCCPC/CDA National minimum and Director's Credential with supervisory experience. Rainbow Intergenerational Learning Center is looking for a bilingual team player.

Email resumes to abenedetti@lhanc.org.
Available Positions at Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc.
  • Educational Tutor- All-Aboard
  • Parent Educator I: All-Aboard Parents as Teachers
  • Therapist
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager 

For complete job listing, descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit CAREERBUILDER and CAREERROOKIE and/or e-mail résumé and cover letter to: Employment@icfhinc.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education

  • 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
  • Early Head Start Educator -12 credits in Early Childhood, and a CDA or FCCPC in Infant & Toddler required. 
  • Early Head Start Assistant - CDA or Equivalent in Infant & Toddler
  • Head Start Assistant - Minimum of a CDA or FCCPC in Preschool required. 
  • Part Time Center Director - Center Director’s Certificate. Assists the Center Director.
  • Mental Health Consultant
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Family Intervention Specialist
Forward resume by email to erivero@dadeschools.net .
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