Weekly Provider Bulletin
July 26, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
Quarterly Provider Meetings - Potluck with Providers!
In the spirit of enhancing collaboration in The Trust ecosystem and building upon Connect Miami, our next quarterly provider meetings are going to look and feel a little bit different – join us as we host a potluck and networking session! Kindly RSVP to the area representative for the meeting you’re interested in attending no later than Tuesday, August 8, along with something you’d like to bring to the potluck. We’re looking for breakfast items (enough for 15 people), plates (enough for 25 people), napkins (enough for 25 people), cutlery (enough for 25 people)
and drinks (enough for 15 people). RSVP today!

Monday, August 14 - Northeast & Northwest
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Trinity Church(North Miami Campus)
655 NW 125th Street
North Miami, FL 33168
RSVP to Rhonda Smith at: fitkidspro@aol.com

Wednesday, August 16 - South
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rockway Middle School Auditorium
9393 SW 29th Terrace
Miami, FL 33165
RSVP to Kathleen Hardcastle at: khardcastle@peacemakers.com

Both session agendas/discussions are identical. You need only attend one, preferably the session for your area.
Take 10 with The Trust, Tomorrow!
Join us every other Thursday at noon for 10 with The Trust, a new 10-minute talk show broadcast on Facebook Live. We’ll be chatting with other community stakeholders, providers, and children and families who have benefited from our programs. Tomorrow we'll sit down with Jairo Ontiveros, director of education and community engagement at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, to talk about AileyCamp, a nationally recognized full-scholarship summer dance program that's changing its participants lives for the better. Have you got a great story to tell? Let us know at mystories@thechildrenstrust.org and you could be our next guest!
Volunteers Needed for The Children's Trust 2017 Family Expo
Our FREE Family Expo is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year, and we're looking for volunteers to lend a hand! Taking place on Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition, the 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 log in community service hours (if needed). Sign up online at www.thechildrenstrust.org no later than Wednesday, August 30. We look forward to seeing you there!
Parenting (PAR) Data Quality Checks Have Been Completed
As part of our efforts to ensure data accuracy, The Trust has just completed data quality checks for all parenting (PAR) programs. Please note that these are NOT formal reviews, but another way for us to make sure we’re working with the most up-to-date and accurate information possible. Contract managers will be emailing providers these reports, along with a step-by-step guide to help identify and correct any data errors. Remember, your SAMIS data must be corrected by August 15!
SPARK Training
A SPARK training will be held on Friday, August 18, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., at Tamiami Park, 11200 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165. If your agency implements SPARK for its summer or school year programming, the staff member who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. This session will include activities for children with disabilities. Registration is required; reserve your spot via our community calendar. Additional questions may be directed to Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org.

Project RISE Trainings for After-School and Youth Enrichment Providers

  • YEN: Active Learning Tuesday, August 15, 12:30-2:45 p.m., Arts & Recreation Center
  • YEN: Ask-Listen-Encourage Tuesday, August 15, 2:45-5 p.m., Arts & Recreation Center
  • Literacy Assessment: ORF Wednesday, August 16, 1-3:30 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room 425
  • Fitness Outcome: PACER Thursday, August 17, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room 425
  • Effective Literacy Instruction - Online
  • Literacy Assessment: Maze - Online
  • Literacy Assessment: ORF - Online (recertification only)
  • Fitness Assessment: PACER - Online (recertification only)
  • Effective Behavior Management 101 - Online
  • Homework Assistance in After-School - Online

Register at www.collabornation.net/login/projectrise

Grant Opportunities
Up to $100K for Your Community-Changing Program - LAST CHANCE!
Social Venture Partners Miami seeks innovative programs that are making a meaningful, measurable impact in the areas of economic opportunity and affordability, education, health or the environment. Organizations selected through the SVP Miami Investee Program are provided with up to 100,000 and pro bono expert support over the course of several years to create a growth strategy and implementation plan, with a focus on strengthening organizational infrastructure and diversifying income streams to achieve maximum social impact. Download Investee Program application containing program details, eligibility requirements and deadlines. Letters of Interest must be submitted by TODAY, Wednesday, July 26, at 5 p.m. ET.

Driving for a Cause Grant Program - Deadline Fast Approaching!
Homestead-Miami Speedway is currently accepting applications for financial gifts to be awarded to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations that focus on youth and education, as part of its 2017 Driving for a Cause grant program. Applications must be submitted no later than this Friday, July 28, at 5 p.m. ET. For submission guidelines and applications, visit www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com/drivingforacause.

Community Health Grant Opportunity from Florida Blue
The Florida Blue Foundation announces a grant opportunity in the area of improving consumer health; application deadline is on Thursday, August 31. For more details on this funding opportunity and a link to an application, click here. Additional questions may be directed to floridabluefoundation@floridablue.com or 800.477.3746, ext. 63215.

Grant Opportunity: Public Play Spaces for Kids
Do you have a great idea for how to turn everyday places – like sidewalks, bus stops, plazas and laundromats – into play spaces for kids across Miami? The Play Everywhere Challenge, powered by Target and KaBOOM!, will award grants of up to $30,000 to turn your ideas into reality. Click here to register for an informational webinar being held on Wednesday, August 2, 2 p.m. ET. You may also contact Sianna Simmons, community outreach coordinator, at ssimmons@kaboom.org or 202.464.6188, if you have any questions or wish to talk through your project idea. Visit apply.kaboom.org for additional details; application deadline is on Friday, September 1.

Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Director of Prevention Services *
Hope For Miami seeks a director of prevention services to be a member of the organization’s senior leadership team, supervising staff that primarily serve in prevention programs for youth. Responsibilities include directing and overseeing the goals and objectives of the prevention department, as well as helping expand prevention services. Click here for a complete job description and requirements; email résumé to hr@hopeformiami.org no later than Tuesday, August 15. 

Program Coordinator
The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine seeks a program coordinator to join its NeighborhoodHELP team of professionals. Full job description, requirements and application guidelines can be found at careers.fiu.edu; reference job ID# 513643. 

Available Positions at Gang Alternative 
  • Case Manager For the navigational case management of participants in the Department of Labor’s re-entry program, an initiative to help justice-involved young adults (ages 18-24) in high-crime/high-poverty communities obtain better jobs. Responsibilities include preparation of individual career and development plans, and case management. Must possess minimum bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field (master’s preferred) and three years’ experience in counseling and case management.
  • Instructor - Part-Time For the organization’s Guiding the Path to Success program. Responsibilities include creating a positive, enriching academic environment; working independently with scholars; assisting with daily homework; administering assessment testing; following daily activity schedule; maintaining a clean, safe area; and attending necessary trainings. Must be a high school graduate and possess basic computer skills and bilingual fluency (English/Creole or English/Spanish). Must also obtain Florida Child Care Professional Certificate.
  • Job Developer/Employment Specialist To provide meaningful employment opportunities to eligible participants of the Department of Labor’s re-entry program. Responsibilities include providing support to program participants in developing/navigating career pathways; workforce activities leading to apprenticeship, work experience and employment placement; linking participants to employers; and engaging employers/industry partners to support participants' advancement. Minimum bachelor's degree in business administration or related degree preferred, as well as two years’ experience  delivering employability training.
  • Program Manager To maintain operational responsibility implementing the Department of Labor’s re-entry program, helping justice-involved young adults (ages 18-24) re-enter the labor market. responsibilities include day-to-day program management; overseeing contracts and documentation; monitoring performance; coordinating program staff; and ensuring that objectives and outcomes are met while maintaining compliance. Minimum bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and two years’ experience in restorative justice, offender services or related field required.
Email résumé and cover letter to hr@myga.org
Available Positions at iLearn Preparatory *

  • VPK Teachers & Assistants
  • PK3 Teachers & Assistants
  • PK4 Teachers & Assistants
Must have DCF 45-hour training; bilingual preferred (English/Spanish). Email résumé to info@ilearnpreparatory.com
Available Positions at Our Little Ones Learning Center

  • Head Start Teacher Must possess associate degree or higher in early childhood education; two years’ experience; and complete FCCPE with DCF training certificates and credentials, along with VPK courses.
  • Teacher Assistant Must possess associate degree or CDA with 18 credit hours in early childhood education, and DCF training certificates and credentials along with VPK courses.
Email résumé to info@ourlittleones.org or fax to 305.754.8985.
Available Positions at St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center *
  • Early Head Start Teacher Assistant To support the implementation of a cognitively oriented curriculum and total management of activities for children ages 0-3, including indoor/outdoor activities aimed at promoting physical health; varied approaches to learning; and social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development. Minimum high school diploma and DCF 45-hour training.
  • Head Start Teacher To plan, conduct and supervise activities for children ages 3-5 years, including indoor/outdoor activities aimed at promoting physical health; varied approaches to learning; and social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development. Minimum bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, pre-K or primary education, preschool education or related field.
  • Head Start Teacher Assistant To support the implementation of a cognitively oriented curriculum and total management of activities for children ages 3-5, including indoor/outdoor activities aimed at promoting physical health; varied approaches to learning; and social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development. Minimum high school diploma, National CDA (preschool) and DCF 45-hour training.
Email résumé to tdawson@stalbanschildcare.org
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