Weekly Provider Bulletin
May 10, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
Letters to the Editor Workshop - Get Published!
Having trouble getting attention from traditional media about your program? Writing a letter to the editor of the Miami Herald and other newspapers who print them is an untraditional and creative way to get some visibility. Attend our workshop on Wednesday, May 31, 10:30 a.m. - noon, to learn how to write the best letter possible and seize the moment by connecting it to a timely news story, increasing the probability that your letter will be published. Bring your laptop and your ideas and you will walk out of this workshop with a letter ready to submit for publishing! Registration required as space is limited; click here to reserve your seat.

Quarterly Provider Meetings are NEXT WEEK
  • Monday, May 15, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Northeast & Northwest)
    Trinity Church (North Miami Campus), 655 NW 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33168
  • Wednesday, May 17, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (South)
    Rockway Middle School (auditorium), 9393 SW 29th Terrace, Miami, FL 33165
Both session agendas/discussions are identical. You need only attend one, preferably the session for your area. Click here to register via our community calendar.
Take the 10 Days of Connection Challenge May 22-31!
The Children’s Trust, MCCJ, Miami Foundation, Miami Herald and United Way of Miami-Dade have come together to promote Connect Miami, a grassroots initiative encouraging personal connections between people of diverse backgrounds and experiences - and we’re kicking it off with a 10-day challenge to step outside your normal routine and get to know a neighbor, coworker or any other stranger, better! The long-term goal: to create genuine, meaningful relationships rooted in kindness and empathy that will strengthen our community. And who doesn't want that? To learn more about the Connection Challenge, including tips on ways to rock it, visit www.connectmiami.org.

FREE Summer Meals for Children & Youth - Sign Up TODAY
Summer BreakSpot, a program that provides free meals to children and youth ages birth-18 in participating summer programs, is underway. We encourage ALL children and youth summer program providers to contact available sponsors today to secure participation at each of their program 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 sites as “open sites,” where children and youth ages birth-18 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 Christina Sudduth at csudduth@flimpact.org for more information.

Summer BreakSpot Sponsors

  • 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 305.398.9542. 
  • 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
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities  
For free workshops about inclusion and serving children and youth with disabilities, view the calendar, read training descriptions and register online at www.advocacynetwork.org/training/calendar. All PowerPoints and supplemental training materials can be found at www.advocacynetwork.org/training.

Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness A new hands-on and highly interactive workshop providing participants the opportunity, through case studies, to identify and apply specific accommodation and adaptation strategies. This training is for anyone and everyone who has already completed Discovering Inclusion Level 1.

  • Friday, June 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186

Other available trainings include:

  • Let’s Play Together Friday, May 12, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., NFL YET Center at Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147
  • Discovering Inclusion Tuesday, May 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Touching Miami With Love, 711 NW 6th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
  • All Children Together Summer Inclusion Institute Saturday, June 3, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Wayside Baptist Church, 7701 SW 98th Street, Miami, FL 33156
  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act Tuesday, June 6, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Belafonte Tacolcy, 6161 NW 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
  • Navigating Community Resources Friday, June 9, 1-3 p.m., Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186

Questions? Contact Tanisha McCall at 305-596.1160 ext. 222 or tmccall@advocacynetwork.org.

Project RISE Trainings for After-School and Youth Enrichment Providers

  • Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Tuesday, May 23, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room 425
  • YEN: Ask-Listen-Encourage Thursday, May 25, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., The Children's Trust
  • 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; click here to download a pdf of the 2016-17 training schedule in its entirety. 

From Our Friends
Mental Health Resources - Find Out What’s Available
Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Miami-Dade County for the Miami Mental Health Film Festival, a free-to-the-public event taking place on Saturday, May 13, 6 p.m., at the University of Miami Shalala Student Center Ballroom. Learn about mental health, available support in the community and ways to get involved. Click here for more information and to register.

Change the Life of a Child in Foster Care
Florida Foster Care Review seeks caring citizens from our community to volunteer one weekday a month to review cases of children in foster care and make recommendations to the Juvenile Court; training provided. Your time and attention as a volunteer means that you can directly and positively impact the life of a child or youth in foster care. For more information, email ialbrecht@fostercarereview.org.

Attention Trust-Funded YAS & YEN Providers - FREE Nutrition Workshop!
The last of FLIPANY's nutrition trainings, to be held at The Children’s Trust, is coming up:

  • Friday, May 19, 10 a.m. - noon
FLIPANY’s nutrition workshop is mandatory for all Trust-funded 2016-17 YAS and YEN providers; at least two program representatives per site are recommended to attend, but more are encouraged! Register today via The Children's Trust community calendar; two in-service hours provided. Contact Jessica at jmorris@flipany.org for additional information.
Refresher Training - Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM)
Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade will host a refresher training class for certified educators of infant massage, taking place on Monday, May 15, 1:30-4:30 p.m., and conducted by national trainer Michael Curtis. Research on infant massage and a full review of massage strokes will be covered; please bring a doll that is at least 20" long with flexible limbs to practice. Participants will sit on floor; wear comfortable clothing. For additional details and to register, visit www.hscmd.org.

Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Chief Executive Officer 
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami seeks its next CEO, who will assume the helm of the agency immediately. The CEO will provide leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of strategies and plans, in order to meet the goals and objectives of the organization. Click here for complete job requirements and application guidelines.

Licensed Commercial Driver (CDL) - Part-Time *
The City of Hialeah seeks a licensed commercial driver (CDL) for its summer program. Applicants must have a valid CDL license and experience in transporting students. Applications may be completed in person at 7400 W 24th Avenue, Second Floor, Hialeah, FL 33016. Call 305.818.9143 for information on required documentation, or contact Yasmin Fernandez at yfernandez@hialeahfl.gov.

Literacy Tutor - Preschool 
Florida Reading Corps seeks a preschool literacy tutor to develop children’s early literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten. Successful candidate will work with children ages 3-5, alongside a classroom teacher. Must be trained in research-based early literacy strategies and to collaborate with classroom teaching staff to enhance daily literacy opportunities, and conduct literacy assessments to increase the number of children on target with early reading predictors. Apply online at floridareadingcorps.org.

President *
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society seeks a president for its South Florida market able to engage community leaders throughout the territory in achieving agency priorities, most importantly in raising funds. S/he must passionately and effectively communicate information about the agency’s research, services and advocacy strategies, as well as its impact on the lives of people affected by MS. This requires a deep understanding of the communities in the territory and an ability to engage with a wide range of people. Complete job description, requirements and application guidelines can be found at www.nmss.org.

Therapist *
Concept Health Systems seeks a therapist to work with young adults and their families, in collaboration with the University of Miami. This position provides training and experience in Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT). Must possess a master's degree in social work, family therapy, counseling, psychology or other related clinical field; competence in basic clinical skills; willingness to work in the homes of adolescents and their families; optimism about youth and parent potential to make positive change; capacity to see behavior in contextual and developmental terms; nonpunitive and nonjudgmental attitudes toward youth and parents; desire to improve clinical skills and outcomes; and a willingness to implement a manualized, evidence-based model. Training in family therapy and experience with adolescents and families preferred. Email résumé to adi.mohamed@med.miami.edu.

Therapist *
Gang Alternative seeks a therapist to provide behavioral health services through the Circle of Strength Family Network, a community-based program. Must be able to provide initial screenings and mental health assessments; develop treatment plans, provide therapy and case management services; and possess a master’s degree in social work, psychology or related discipline, as well as relevant experience. Team player with excellent organizational skills also a must. Email résumé and cover letter to info@myga.org.

Available Positions at ABC's For Success 
  • Licensed Clinicians Per diem; must be willing to conduct intake assessment in the north end of Miami-Dade County. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) required.
  • Registered Interns Must be able to see clients in their homes and at school.
Email résumé to Karie Diaz at karie.diaz@abc4s.com.
Available Positions at the ARC of South Florida 
  • Teacher For its early childhood program for children with disabilities; position for summer and/or fall available. Minimum associate degree; bachelor’s preferred. Experience with CWD highly desirable. Salary based on experience/education; excellent benefits. Kendall location.
  • Teacher Assistants - Summer Energetic, enthusiastic teacher assistants needed for summer camp classes, for children ages 1-5 with disabilities; Kendall location. Make a difference this summer and enjoy helping young children thrive with fun activities including arts and crafts, music, gross motor skills games, field trips, swimming lessons, reading and more. High school diploma or GED required; experience preferred.
Email résumé to Irma Alvarez at ialvarez@arcsofla.org.
Available Positions at the Advocacy Network on Disabilities
  • Family Support Coordinator To assume overall responsibility for the provision of advocacy and support coordination services to individuals with developmental and other disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers, and to professionals and others seeking assistance. Responsibilities include assessing needs; coordinating services and referrals to resources; recording case notes; and conducting outreach, education and training activities. Minimum bachelor’s degree in social work or other related field; master’s preferred. Experience with people with disabilities also preferred. Salary range $34,000-$44,000.
  • Inclusion Specialist For its All Children Together (ACT) team. Role provides public education, training, technical assistance and advocacy activities that increase the capacity of children’s services providers to include children with disabilities, and to promote the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of community life. Minimum bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or other related field; master’s preferred. Also required: two years’ experience working with children and/or adults with disabilities and their families; and excellent communication skills including the ability to engage the community, public speaking and delivering training curriculum. Salary range $36,000-$46,000.
Email résumé to hr@advocacynetwork.org.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired
  • External Relations Coordinator To be responsible for special events and marketing efforts that promote the programs, events and services of the organization. Must possess a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field; related experience preferred.
  • Job Coach - Summer Program To provide on-site supervision for students placed in summer work experiences. Requirements include high school diploma; one year of experience working in the field of employment, job placement or vocational services; ability to provide instruction on résumé preparation and job-seeking and interviewing skills; and valid FL driver’s license and ability to travel within the community.
  • 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. Minimum high school diploma; associate degree preferred. Must possess minimum one year of experience working with a database and running queries/reports; experience working in a medical office preferred. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) also required.
  • Teacher Assistant - Summer Program To assist with group and individual instruction and field trips. Must possess ability to provide instruction on résumé preparation and job-seeking and interviewing skills; valid FL driver’s license and ability to travel within the community; and a high school diploma.
Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org or fax to 305.285.6967.
Available Positions at Sundari Foundation/Lotus House
  • Child & Family Assessment Specialist/Psychometrician To conduct evidence-based pre- and post assessments with high special needs children, mothers and families. Assessments are critical for service delivery and evaluation, and will play a critical role in a new research project studying different therapeutic modalities for children and families. Experience with Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System preferred, as is bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email cover letter and résumé to anna@lotushouse.org.
  • Management Information Specialist To ensure data quality, data entry and contractual compliance in a fast-paced, trauma-informed environment. Responsibilities include regularly generating reports for staff to evaluate program performance and comply with grant requirements. Minimum high school diploma; associate degree preferred. Must possess two years' experience working in data entry and/or management information systems; enormous attention to detail; positive attitude; and the ability to comfortably interact with diverse individuals. Email cover letter and résumé to melissa@lotushouse.org.
  • Master's Level Therapist With experience serving women and children with trauma and domestic violence histories, and medical and mental health issues. Must possess training/certification in evidence-based clinical modalities, as well as a commitment to helping improve the lives of women and children in the community. Training in PCIT or Trauma-Focused CBT preferred, as is bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email cover letter and résumé to anna@lotushouse.org.
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