Weekly Provider Bulletin
September 19, 2018
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Recognize Excellence: New Monthly Award! *
Do you know a phenomenal staff member or colleague who deserves a round of applause? Nominate them for our new MONTHLY Exemplary Service Award! Extended regularly to exceptional employees of a Trust-funded program or initiative, this honor is given to individuals who serve as an inspiration to their colleagues; provide direct service to children and families as their primary duty; and perform their work in a way that exemplifies that the human element makes a genuine difference in the lives of others. (Nominees may not be a manager or executive director.) Winners will be publicly announced and recognized, and will comprise the pool from which we'll select the recipient of the 2019 Champions for Children Excellence Award for Direct Service to Children and Families! Click here to nominate someone wonderful today.
All Children Together Inclusion Kick-Off - Don't Miss It
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities announces its first annual All Children Together Inclusion Kick-Off, where Trust-funded providers can start the school year acquiring the skills needed to offer high-quality inclusive programming. Participants will meet inclusion specialists, take part in trainings, begin completing Inclusion Readiness Tool goals, learn about new Children's Trust policies and more. Providers newly funded by The Children’s Trust in particular - especially administrators, directors and supervisors - are strongly encouraged to attend; programs and administrative staff required to attend Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) training are HIGHLY encouraged to attend. Taking place on Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 601 SW 8th Avenue, Miami, FL 33130. Click here to register.
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction (DLI) Thursday, September 20, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., location TBD
  • Fitness Outcome Assessment: PACER Tuesday, September 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m., location TBD

Many more courses available online; preregistration required for all trainings (online and live); click here to register or set up an account (for new participants).
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. Trainings for September and October are listed below; visit The Children's Trust community calendar for full descriptions and registration information. Unless otherwise noted, all trainings take place at the University of Miami Mailman Center, located at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.   

  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, September 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 26, 3-4 p.m.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • An Administrator's Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Friday, September 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
  • Structure for Success Tuesday, September 25, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Diamond Minds, 1160 NW 159th Drive, Miami, FL 33169
  • Count Me In: Discovering Inclusion for Kids Thursday, September 27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

From Our Friends
Bingo Lunch & Learn - Prizes!
Triumph Steps announces a social, emotional literacy bingo lunch and learn, designed to teach providers how to give children the tools they need to minimize limiting thoughts and overcome depression, anxiety, fear and much more. Several dates open: Wednesday, September 26; and Tuesday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 9; all sessions 12:15-1:15 p.m. This workshop is FREE for Trust-funded providers; all others, $25. For details, location and to register, call 305.646.0112.
Change the Life of a Child in Foster Care
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 citizens from the community to volunteer one weekday a month for a minimum of one 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, and your participation as a CRP member means that you can directly and positively impact the life of a child or youth in foster care. For additional information email Marissa Leichter at mleichter@fostercarereview.org.
Grant Opportunities
Funding at The Children's Trust

Visit the Grants section of our website to learn about our application process.

  • Early Childhood Development: Teaching Strategies GOLD Competitive solicitation to fund a single agency to provide early childhood development supports for an ongoing, observation-based assessment system for young children. The funded agency will manage and support Teaching Strategies GOLD (GOLD), which will be implemented with early learning educators employed in eligible programs in Miami-Dade County. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review this RFP in its entirety; deadline for application is Thursday, October 4, 5 p.m. EDT.
  • Oral Health Education & Preventive Services Competitive solicitation to fund comprehensive oral health education and preventive services for under- and uninsured preschool and elementary-age children. Required service components include oral health education and counseling, screening for oral diseases, fluoride varnish application, dental sealants and referral for connection to/follow-up with a dental home for comprehensive continuity of care and any needed restorative services. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review this RFP in its entirety; deadline for application is Thursday, October 4, 5 p.m. EDT.
  • Program Evaluation & Professional Development Support for Family Service Programs Competitive solicitation to fund one or more agencies to provide program evaluation and professional development support for Trust-funded family service providers, including group and individual parenting programs, family strengthening programs and family and neighborhood support partnerships. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review this ITN in its entirety; deadline for application is Thursday, October 4, 5 p.m. EDT.
RFP: Behavioral/Mental Health Services on School Campuses
School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network (SBHS) is seeking qualified nonprofit behavioral health providers currently providing mental/behavioral health counseling services on school campuses to implement its evidenced-based program. Individual grants of up to $100,000 may be awarded; each awarded grant requires a 40 percent cost-sharing match. Click here to download a pdf containing additional details about this funding opportunity, including eligibility requirements.
Early Learning Career Center Scholarships
The Early Learning Career Center, funded by The Children's Trust, is offering professional development scholarships to early childhood educators in Miami-Dade County to improve knowledge, skills, classroom practices and ultimately the quality of care offered to our children. For more information please send an email request to the center at careercenter@thechildrensforum.com that includes your name, facility name and DCF license number, email, phone number and a detailed description of your requested professional development funding.
Career Opportunities
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • Testing & User Support Lead The Children's Trust information technology (IT) team is responsible for implementing strategically aligned solutions to increase the use of information to support decision-making that meets financial, strategic and operational goals. The team also supports all departments throughout The Trust as well as its community networks and provider partnerships. The testing and user support lead's role is to collaborate and engage with system and report developers throughout the development cycle to ensure that user requirements are met. Testing is a vital part of the development life cycle and is critical to meeting user requirements and delivering quality solutions in a cost-effective and efficient manner. This role requires exceptional communication, coordination and organizational problem-solving skills, and reports directly to the director of IT. Performance is reviewed through meetings, reports and observation of results achieved.
  • Research & Evaluation Analyst To serve as a critical member of both cross- and interdepartmental teams who engages in proactive problem-solving and critical thinking/analysis related to particular child, youth and family program areas and populations. Primary responsibilities include the identification and critical review of evidence-based/best practices in specified program areas; assistance for funded service providers and Trust staff on development of program performance measures; oversight of reporting methods for capturing program performance; regular appraisal of basic program performance statistics and data analyses; contribution to reports that explain initiative results to a variety of audiences; and systems enhancement to ensure accountability. This exempt salaried position works under general supervision and support of a senior research and evaluation analyst.

Submission end date for consideration for the above positions is ongoing. Click here to access complete job description, requirements and application instructions.
Master's Level Therapist *
Lotus House seeks a master's level therapist to provide evidence-based Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) or Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) for children and families with high special needs, histories of complex trauma, and medical and mental health issues. Must possess experience in PCIT, CPP or Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and child/family therapy; minimum master's degree in relevant field; and be licensed or a registered clinical intern. Email résumé to Anna Frusciante at anna@lotushouse.org.
VPK/After-School Teacher
Lago Mar Preschool seeks an energetic, outgoing individual to serve as a VPK/after-school teacher. Must enjoy working with children ages 5-12 and be able to work in multiple settings, such as indoor and outdoor. This is a school-year full-time VPK teacher position that transitions to an after-school and summer camp instructor. For more information email lagomarpreschools@gmail.com.
Available Positions at Jewish Community Services

  • Helpline Counselors - Part-Time * To provide information, referrals, crisis counseling and suicide intervention to callers upon completion of a thorough assessment and identification of most presenting needs. Bachelor’s degree in social work or human services field preferred; equivalent experience and demonstrated skill in social services may be considered. Must possess bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email résumé to Cora Patterson at cpatterson@jcsfl.org.
  • Infant and Early Childhood Services Program Manager * To plan, develop, manage, coordinate and evaluate the delivery of infant and early childhood programs for children birth-5 and their families. Responsibilities include meeting the requirements and outcomes of various funding sources by providing direction, leadership, supervision and consultation to professional staff. Must be licensed and possess bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email résumé to jangueira@jcsfl.org.
  • Licensed Therapist - Part-Time * To provide individual and family therapy services to children and adults. Responsibilities include performing intakes, assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning, ongoing intervention and proper termination. Must possess bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) and flexibility to work afternoons and evenings. Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
  • Program Coordinator - Part-Time * For its Girls Empowerment Initiative serving female youth ages 11-17. Responsibilities include providing administrative oversight to the program in addition to providing direct services, such as individual and group counseling. Must be licensed; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) preferred. This is a 25 hour/week position. Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Center Director - Part-Time
  • Early Head Start Educator
  • Family Intervention Specialist
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Head Start Educator
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Parent Outreach

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit jobs.dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Interpreters
  • Hourly Clerical
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • School Psychologist (Part-Time & Full-Time)
  • School Social Workers (Part-Time & Full-Time)
  • Speech Language Pathologists

Retired teachers to serve as tutors/interventionists in reading and math also needed.

Contact Kelli Hunter-Sheppard, Ph.D., at 305.995.1531 or khunter@dadeschools.net for more information.
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 birth-3, including indoor/outdoor activities aimed at promoting physical health; approaches to learning; and social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development. Minimum high school diploma and DCF 45-hour training.
  • Head Start Teacher Assistant To support the implementation of a cognitively oriented curriculum and total management of activities for children ages birth-3, including indoor/outdoor activities aimed at promoting physical health; 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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