Weekly Provider Bulletin
January 24, 2018
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The Children's Trust Announces
MICAMH Conference - FREE Attendance Opportunity!
The Children’s Trust is sponsoring the attendance of Trust-funded providers at the Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference , happening February 21-23. To register:

  • Click here to access the ticket page
  • Click "Enter promotional code" on the bottom right-hand corner of the ticket screen
  • Enter the special Trust promo code (either 3DayCT18 for all three days or CT1Day18 for one day only)
  • Click "Apply" to reveal your free ticket option.

Please note that attendance is expected with registration. Email micamh@fiu.edu with any questions.
Call for Nominees: 2018 David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children Award
Know someone in the community who has dedicated their life to the betterment of our children? The David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children Award is given to an individual in recognition of a lifetime of notable achievements to children in Miami-Dade County. By formally recognizing those who have dedicated considerable time, knowledge, expertise and resources on behalf of children that have resulted in real change and lasting impact, The Trust hopes to motivate others to also work toward improving the lives of our children and families. The deadline for submitting nominees is next Tuesday, January 30 ; click here for complete eligibility requirements and nomination details.
Providers & Partners, Tell Us All About Your Good Work!
From the Herald and the Miami Times to CBS 4 and NBC 6 , 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!
The 2017 Annual Report Is Here
Click here to see our recently released annual report slideshow - we're celebrating 15 years of service to Miami-Dade children and families! - and take a look back at some of the past year's triumphs and successes, to which you've all contributed.
Grant Opportunity: Parenting Programs
The Children’s Trust has released a competitive solicitation for a new five-year funding cycle for parenting programs. Funding for parenting programs will be available for:

  • Group parenting and advocacy programs
  • Individual and home visitation programs

Videos of the content covered in the recently held parenting programs application training sessions are now available ; visit the Resources section of the Parenting Grant Opportunity to view them. We also suggest that you visit the Grants section of our site for important information about applicant eligibility, general programmatic funding requirements, legal requirements and much more. Please note that in lieu of a bidders' conference, a bidders' video has been created for this RFP; click here to view it on our provider support channel on YouTube. The deadline to apply to this RFP is Tuesday, February 20.
Grant Opportunity: Youth Development Services (Grades K-12)
The Children’s Trust has released a competitive solicitation for a new five-year funding cycle for youth development services. Funding is available for:

  • Kindergarten through fifth grade – after-school and summer camp programs (YAS)
  • Sixth through 12th grade – youth enrichment and supports for after-school and summer camp services (YEN)

Videos of the content covered in the recently held youth development application training sessions are now available ; visit the Resources section of the Youth Development Grant Opportunity to view them. We also suggest that you visit the Grants section of our site for important information about applicant eligibility, general programmatic funding requirements, legal requirements and much more. Please note that in lieu of a bidders' conference, a bidders' video has been created for this RFP; click here to view it on our provider support channel on YouTube. The deadline to apply to this RFP is Tuesday, January 30.
SPARK: Upcoming Training
The Children's Trust is sponsoring a SPARK curriculum training for YAS providers on Friday, January 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. , at the South Dade YMCA Family Center, 9355 SW 134th Street, Miami, FL 33176. If your agency implements SPARK for its fitness programming, the staff member who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. Registration required; reserve your spot via our community calendar. Additional questions may be directed to Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org .
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 . Available trainings for January 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, Jan 31, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, Jan 31, 3-4 p.m.      
  • CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tuesday, January 23-Friday, January 26, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 19280 SW 378th Street, Florida City, FL 33034
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Navigating Community Resources Friday, February 9, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami FL 33150
  • Let's Play Together: Practical Solutions for Adapting Recreational Activities Tuesday, February 13, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165
  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Thursday, February 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112th Avenue, Miami, FL 33176
  • Count Me In: Teaching Children to Embrace Diversity Friday, February 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33150

Registration is required for all trainings; click here to register .
From Our Friends
FREE Meals & Nutrition Education for Summer Programs
The Village Youth Services is providing FREE meals and nutrition education workshops for summer programs, June 11-August 17. Meals and workshops are available to all summer programs regardless of funding status. For more information, please call our office at 305.621.5836 or send an email to info@villageyouth.org .
NEW Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Provider
The de Moya Foundation, doing business as DMF Employment Opportunities, is committed to creating employment opportunities for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and is now a provider of the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Click here to download an informational flyer .
iCount 2018 - Confidential Survey to Help Youth in Our Community
The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust wants to know how many youth and young adults ages 13-24 are living on their own and without a permanent address or place to live. Please encourage youth in your orbit to take this confidential survey January 26-31 , so that iCount partners and sponsors can better understand what resources youth in these circumstances need most. For more information and to take the survey, visit www.icountmiami.com , call 211 or text "iCount" to 898211.
Career Opportunities
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Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant - Request for Proposals
YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade announces a Request for Qualifications (RFP) to secure an early childhood mental health consultant for its Head Start program. Successful candidate will provide mental health consultation and support to Early Head Start and Head Start staff, children and families in an effort to promote the school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development. Proposals must be submitted via email by Wednesday, January 31 to eccoordinator@ywca-miami.org ; click here to download a flyer containing complete RFP application requirements and guidelines.
Teacher - After School
Centro Mater West seeks a part-time after-school teacher to provide developmentally appropriate activities in accordance with accreditation standards, and to ensure compliance with funding sources guidelines. Responsibilities include developing and implementing the after-school program; communicating with parents and members of the community; and performing other related duties as required. Must possess current professional educator's certificate (DCF hours preferred) and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email résumé to gebanks@chsfla.com or jbello@chsfla.com .
Teachers - Part-Time *
Rainbow Intergenerational Learning Centers seek part-time teachers for its locations in Little Havana and Miami Beach. Minimum high school diploma and DCF 45 hours required; FCCPC preferred. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) a plus; Spanish a must. Paid vacation, holiday and sick days. Email résumé to abenedetti@lhanc.org .
Available Positions at Behavioral Aid Solutions *

  • Clinicians Must possess master's degree in marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling or clinical social work; be eligible for registration or licensure in the state of Florida; have experience with providing individual/family therapy to at-risk children and adolescents in school and home settings; and possess bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). This is an independent contractor position. Email résumé to aalvarez@behavioralaid.com.
  • Targeted Case Managers Must possess completed AHCA-approved mental health targeted case management training with case management certification preferred; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish); and at least one year of experience working with children and/or adults within the community. Responsibilities include completing needs assessments and service plans, conducting home visits, monitoring and coordination of care, and linking to needed community resources. This is an independent contractor position. Email résumé to mperez@behavioralaid.com.
Available Positions at Infinite Ways Network *

  • Case Managers Must possess bachelor's degree in social work or related field with case management training, minimum two years' postgraduate experience working with at-risk children and families in home settings, evening and weekend availability, and Homestead area residency. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole) preferred.
  • Clinicians Must possess master's degree in social work or related field, minimum two years' postgraduate experience working with at-risk children and families in home and school settings, and evening and weekend availability; must also be a certified addictions counselor (CAC) or currently pursuing designation. Licensed in state of Florida preferred, as is bilingual fluency (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole).
Email résumé to infinitewaysnetwork@gmail.com .
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Community Liaison Specialist * Minimum high school diploma; bachelor's degree preferred. Serves as a link between parents and students to support children’s education.
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant * To provide mental health consultation services in early childhood classrooms.
  • Early Head Start Assistant To assist classroom educator serving infants and toddlers; minimum CDA or FCCPC in infant and toddler required.
  • Early Head Start Educator Responsible for classroom instruction and supervision of infant and toddler classroom; associate degree in early childhood and CDA or FCCPC in infant and toddler required. 
  • Family Intervention Specialist To provide family services to participating families; completion of 60 college coursework hours with minimum 15 hours in social work required.
  • Head Start Assistant To assist classroom educator serving preschool children; minimum CDA or FCCPC in preschool required.
  • Head Start Educator Responsible for classroom instruction and supervision of preschool children; associate degree in early childhood and CDA or FCCPC in preschool required.
  • Parent Outreach Specialist To be responsible for the recruitment, enrollment, selection and attendance of eligible children in schools; minimum high school diploma and one year experience working with families.
  • Property Asset Specialist - Part-Time To assist with inventory.
  • School Psychologist * Must possess master’s degree in social work and be a licensed or certified school psychologist.

Email résumé to erivero@dadeschools.net .
Available Positions at United Way of Miami-Dade

  • Co-Teacher * For its Center for Excellence in Early Education. This is a 10-month term position, working under the guidance of the master teacher and teacher to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourage their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development by assisting with the implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum, materials, activities and environments on a daily basis. Email résumé to uwjobs@unitedwaymiami.org.
  • Manager of Public Relations To provide support to its external affairs team in the planning, execution, promotion and enhancement of organizational initiatives, events, communication plans, campaigns, grants, engagement initiatives and other projects. Click here for complete job description and to apply.
Available Positions at YMCA of South Florida

  • After-School Counselors To be responsible for the daily supervision of a group of up to 15 children, including the planning and implementation of activities. Counselors must enjoy working with children ages 5-12, be able to work effectively in multiple settings, communicate with parents/guardians in a professional and courteous manner, and maintain daily attendance records. Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent; ability to communicate effectively, motivate students and lead a group; ability to respond to safety and emergency situations; and ability to assist children with homework in the English language. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) a plus. As a condition of employment, all applicants are required to submit to and satisfactorily clear a thorough Level 2 fingerprinting background screening.
  • Infant/Toddler 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 English/Spanish a plus. First aid/CPR certification required within first 30 days of employment.

Visit www.ymcasouthflorida.org for complete job descriptions and to apply.
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