Weekly Provider Bulletin
November 1, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
Workshop Series: Grant Writing 101
The Children's Trust will host a two-part grant writing workshop, starting next week. Workshops will provide a detailed, hands-on introduction to identifying grant opportunities and preparing effective applications; sessions will also offer tips on effective grants management techniques. Space is limited to about 30 seats total; no more than two staff members per organization may attend. Curriculum for series 1 and 2 is identical; participants must attend both sessions (A and B) of whichever series (1 or 2) they register for in order to reap the workshop's full benefits.

Series 1
Session A: November 7, 9 a.m. - noon
Session B: November 14, 9-11 a.m.
Click session dates above to RSVP for Workshop Series 1 via our community calendar. 

Series 2
Session A: November 9, 1-4 p.m.
Session B: November 16, 2-4 p.m.
Click session dates above to RSVP for Workshop Series 2 via our community calendar. 

If you haven't yet created a user account on the Children's Trust website, you must do so now in order to RSVP for this opportunity; click here to create an account
Quarterly Provider Meetings - Mark Your Calendars!

Northeast & Northwest
November 13, 2017
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Trinity Church (Miami Gardens Campus)
17801 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33169

November 15, 2017
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fit Kids (First Floor)
9395 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33165
Sign Up Now - Volunteer Grant Application Reviewers Wanted
In alignment with our mission, The Children’s Trust will soon release competitive funding opportunities (Requests for Proposals/RFPs) for programs that support children and families in five-year funding cycles, in the following program areas: youth development, parenting and early childhood development. An important component of the process is the engagement of local community members to work with Trust staff in reviewing applications submitted for funding, and we hope you will consider joining us in this critical endeavor. Visit www.thechildrenstrust.org to learn about being a community reviewer; click here to apply (you'll need to create a user account for our site if you don't already have one). We look forward to working with you!
Workshop: Finding Grants Online with the Foundation Center Directory
Providers new to grant-seeking or looking to diversify funding streams can tap into an invaluable resource with Finding Grants Online with the Foundation Center Directory, a special workshop designed to help nonprofits find potential funders, discover what funders are looking for when awarding grants, and utilizing the Foundation Center's newly improved grants resource, Foundation Directory Online. Bring your laptop and be ready for hands-on search help in pursuing grant opportunities in Miami-Dade. Two locations and times available (workshops are identical):

  • November 30, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - noon, South Dade Regional Library/ Second Floor Auditorium, 10750 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
  • November 30, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m., West Dade Regional Library/First Floor Meeting Room, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165

Registration required; click here to reserve your space via our community calendar . Presented by the Foundation Center in partnership with The Children’s Trust, Miami-Dade County Office of Management and Budget - Grants Coordination, and Miami-Dade Public Library System. Additional questions may be directed to Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org .
Injury Prevention Training 
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 . Available trainings for November 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.

  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, November 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, November 8, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, November 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, November 15, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, November 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, November 22, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, November 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, November 29, 3-4 p.m.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Count Me In: Teaching Children to Embrace Diversity Thursday, November 2, 9 a.m. - noon
  • Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, November 3, 9 a.m. - noon
  • Discovering Inclusion Monday, November 6, 10 a.m. - noon
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Monday, November 13, 9 a.m. - noon
  • An Administrator's Overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Friday, November 17, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Let's Play Together: Practical Solutions for Adapting Recreational Activities Friday, December 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Structure for Success Friday, December 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration is required for all trainings; please visit www.collabornation.net/login/advocacynetwork to reserve your space and for class location.
Project RISE: Upcoming Trainings

  • Effective Behavior Management 101 Level 2 Thursday, November 9, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Effective Behavior Management 102 Thursday, November 9, 1-3:30 p.m.

Advance registration is required for all Project RISE trainings. Please visit collabornation.net/login/projectrise to reserve your space and for class location .
From Our Friends
Opioid Crisis: What Parents & Providers Can Do
A town hall meeting to discuss the opioid crisis has been announced by Martin Karp, Ph.D., school board member for District 3, on Wednesday, November 1, 6:30 p.m . Speakers will include representatives from Miami-Dade County Public Schools Police and Parent Academy, as well as a family recovery specialist and a parent whose life has been impacted by opioid use. All will be available to answer/address questions; call 305.995.1369 for more information. Meeting will take place at North Miami Beach Senior High School, located at 1247 NE 167th Street, Miami, FL 33162 . A supervised children's activity in the school's media center will be provided.
Miami-Dade TESOL Fall Symposium
Miami-Dade TESOL announces a symposium on Saturday, November 4, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. , at the Miami Dade College InterAmerican campus. Discussion will focus on advocacy for bilingual students, and feature such speakers as David Lawrence Jr. of The Children's Movement of Florida, as well as representatives from the Florida House and Senate, the State Board of Education, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools; click here to register
Take a Stand Against Women-Directed Violence
The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade invites nonprofit leaders to a working session to discuss how to maximize services provided by Switchboard 211, a program of Jewish Community Services (JCS). Meeting attendees will learn how they can collaborate with 211 to better serve their missions and clients, by helping those in need get connected to the correct resources. In addition, guest representatives from One Billion Rising Miami will lead a discussion on making Miami a community of citizen first responders. Happening on Thursday, November 9, 8:30-10:30 a.m. , at the YWCA located at 351 NW 5th Street, Miami, FL 33128. Reserve your spot by emailing Fran Katz at fran@womensfundmiami.org ; breakfast included.
First Aid Training: Youth Mental Health
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches any adult how to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to the signs and symptoms of addictions and mental illness. For more information, contact Tony Martinez at 305.487.3825 or  tony@insightandmore.net . Click here to register ; CEUs available. 
Post-Hurricane Recovery & Rebuilding
Disaster Food Relief
The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is maintaining open Disaster SNAP (or Food for Florida) application sites, and is reminding Floridians seeking disaster food assistance of important details prior to their visiting a Food for Florida location. To be eligible, you must not currently be receiving benefits through the regular food assistance program; must have been living or working in the disaster area at the time of the disaster; and must have suffered a disaster-related loss, such as damage to your home or self-employment property, loss of food, reduction or loss of income, or have incurred other disaster-related expenses. Click here for more information
Financial Relief for People Left Unemployed After Irma
Federal disaster unemployment assistance is available to workers and the self-employed affected by Hurricane Irma. To qualify, your work must have been lost or interrupted by the storm resulting in your inability to work or perform services because of physical damage or destruction to your place of employment. Those approved for disaster unemployment will receive up to $275 a week, according to Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). The application deadline is October 14. To file a claim, visit www.floridajobs.org or call 800.385.3920 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 
Temporary Post-Irma Jobs Available
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is hiring staff to help with disaster recovery. The agency is seeking damage verifiers and construction analysts; lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants; loan specialists; customer service representatives and public information officers; and IT specialists. All of the positions are temporary. Visit www.sba.gov/disaster and click on the “view jobs” tab for salary and job description information.
Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Irma
Business of all sizes may apply for loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Interest rates are as low as 3.3 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for nonprofit organizations. Step one is registering with FEMA through the following options: www.disasterassistance.gov from your mobile device or by calling 800.621.3362. Step two is filling out the disaster loan application at www.fema.gov . Call 800.659.2955 for recovery center locations to apply in person or to request that an application be mailed to you.
Grant Opportunities
Wellness Grants for Miami Gardens Youth Programs
Alliance for a Healthier Generation announces the Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) Initiative, a grant opportunity providing funds to after-school and summer program sites in Miami Gardens for projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity. Grants of $1,000 are available to the first 20 out-of-school time sites that enroll. To learn more, attend a HOST recruitment brunch at North Dade Regional Library at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15. Those wishing to pre-enroll or RSVP for the brunch may do so by contacting Julia Onnie-Hay before November 10 at julia.onnie-hay@healthiergeneration.org or 305.414.3673.
Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Administrative and Finance Coordinator
Florida Foster Care Review seeks an administrative and finance coordinator to be responsible for supporting administration, operations/facilities, finance, budgeting, human resources and IT activities. Minimum associate degree, accounting, finance or business administration preferred; 5+ years professional work experience, preferably in financial and office management; and, ideally, nonprofit administration, bookkeeping and grants management experience. Must be highly skilled in Microsoft Office with advanced knowledge of Excel; technologically savvy with an eye for detail, and an effective collaborator and communicator. High proficiency in written English and strong math skills also a must. Email cover letter and résumé to Twila Gonzales at tgonzales@fostercarereview.org .
Student and Family Advocate
Miami Children’s Initiative seeks a student and family advocate. Must possess bachelor's degree or equivalent experience (preferred); strong communication and interpersonal skills among diverse populations; experience in working with underserved youth; ability to effectively engage students; experience playing at least one sport (coaching experience preferred); computer literacy and basic knowledge of common Microsoft Office applications; and ability to lift more than 20 pounds. Successful completion of state and federal background checks also a must. Email cover letter, résumé and three professional references (references will not be contacted until permission is granted from applicants during the final stages of the selection process) to mstclair@iamlibertycity.org .
Teachers - Preschool *
YMCA South Florida seeks preschool teachers for 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 fluency (English/Spanish) a plus. First aid/CPR certification required within first 30 days of employment. Visit www.ymcasouthflorida.org for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines.
Tutor *
The Center for Independent Living of South Florida seeks a tutor for adults with disabilities enrolled in vocational, ABE or GED at South Dade location. Flexible hours based on student needs; must be available at least two days/week. Qualifications include bachelor's degree or associate degree with a vocational education certificate; excellent reading and writing skills (math skills preferred); exemplary communication and instructional skills; and the ability to pass local, state and federal background checks. Email résumé to larry@cilsf.org or fax to 305.751.8025, Attention: Workforce Development.
Youth and Business Development Coordinator
Urgent seeks a dynamic, innovative, creative, business-minded youth and business development coordinator to provide strategic guidance to staff, teams and high school interns in ways that promote the organization’s culture and advance its mission to empower young minds to transform their communities. Optimal candidate will be able to work at the grassroots level in communities, promote youth development principles, facilitate leadership workshops, oversee the progress of business development, and assess and directly engage with teens to facilitate a life skills and work readiness curriculum. Must be an excellent leader with experience in managing multiple staff and professional instructors. Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines
Available Positions at City of Hialeah *

  • Program Staff For after-school programs serving children and youth grades K-12.
  • Teachers For after-school programs; must be certified.

Applications accepted at the Education & Community Services Department, 7400 W 24th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33016; bring a current Florida driver’s license, copy of your teachers' certificate (if applicable), Social Security card, birth certificate or passport, and résumé. For more information call 305.818.9143.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired *

  • After-School Counselor - Part-Time To provide support and assistance to the Lighthouse Learning Center for Children's after-school curriculum support and operations, including supervising children and implementing activities. High school diploma required, as is bilingual fluency (English/Spanish); experience working with children preferred.
  • Medical Office Receptionist To handle office duties in the Low Vision Center, including scheduling and coordinating appointments; initial intake paperwork; data entry; assisting clients in store; and performing other clerical duties. High school diploma (AA preferred); minimum one year experience working in a medical office; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) required. 
  • Program Coordinator To be responsible for scheduling and managing the day-to-day office and clinical operations for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program. High school diploma (AA preferred); one year of experience working with databases and running queries/reports; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) required; experience working in a medical office preferred.
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired To provide instruction to children ages birth to 21 years, develop and implement individualized lesson plans, and collaborate with other professionals. Bachelor’s degree in visual disabilities from an accredited university; current TVI certification; ability to attend and complete required trainings; and excellent communication skills required. 

Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org or fax to 305.285.6967.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Early Head Start Assistant
  • Early Head Start Educator
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Head Start Educator
  • Property Asset Specialist

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit jobs.dadeschools.net .

Special Education Teachers Must currently hold a Florida temporary or professional certificate, or a Statement of Status of Eligibility for both ESE as well as a core subject area (e.g., elementary education, English, ESOL, math, pre-K primary, science, reading, social science). Please email your resume to recruitment@dadeschools.net and reference Special Education Teachers in the subject line.
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