April 7, 2021

The Children's Trust Announces
* New or updated
Registration Now Open for Virtual Provider Meetings in April *
Virtual Youth Development and EEI Summer Services Provider Orientation : Friday, April 23, from 10-12 p.m. The meeting will focus on guidance and expectations for 2021 summer services. Programs' primary contacts and any appropriate staff such as program directors, managers and coordinators should plan to attend.

Virtual Semi-Annual Provider Meeting: Thursday, April 29, from 9-12 p.m. The Children's Trust will host a general session for all Trust-funded providers from 9-11 am. Breakout sessions will follow for providers in the areas of Youth Development K-5, 6-12, Parenting/Family Strengthening and Partnerships and will take place from 11-12 p.m. The Provider Meeting will take place virtually, where the theme of meeting will be “Community Unity and Resilience during the Pandemic.” Please ensure that all staff members who are an essential to our partnership attend; this includes your executive director/CEO for the morning session, along with the individuals who manage your program for the breakout sessions. Register below.
UM Team COACH: Finding Stress Management Strategies that Work for You *
Months of coping with the stressors of quarantines, shutdowns, losses, uncertainty, and anxiety are taking a toll on our emotional health. If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, you are not alone! In this virtual training, you will learn and practice strategies to calm your body and mind. UM Team COACH will help you practice different stress reduction techniques so you are able to identify strategies that resonate with you. This training is appropriate for front-line providers serving families and takes place April 21 at 11 a.m. Sign up on Trust Academy.
UM Team COACH: Building the Road to Family Engagement *
When families participate actively in parenting programs, they are able to realize the full benefits of services. Yet, families face many barriers to engagement. During this virtual training, you’ll be able to identify at least three tools/strategies to support these families and improve caregiver engagement and retention in your program. This training is appropriate for direct service providers and supervisors of Parenting programs. Sign up on Trust Academy. The training takes place Wednesday, April 28, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., via Zoom.
UM Team COACH: Getting Families Through the Door *
Everything is set for you to serve your families – you know that there are many benefits to your program and you’re eager to work with your community. But how do you get families through the door (physical or virtual)? This online training course will help you identify at least two strategies to improve recruitment in your program and at least one setting to expand your efforts. This course is appropriate for direct service providers and supervisors of Parenting programs. Available in Trust Academy.
UM Team Coach Offering Monthly Parenting Programs
UM Team COACH is now offering various Communities of Practice for Parenting Program providers! Join a community where members support one another, share best practices and deepen their knowledge. All of the following CoPs are appropriate for direct service providers and supervisors of Parenting programs and are currently being offered virtually.

Creating a Resource Network - In this CoP, we will share information, gather and develop resources, and identify how to share those resources with our community. Topics will vary. This CoP will be held on the first Tuesday of each month from 10-11 a.m. Click here to sign up!

Parent Stressors & Barriers - In this CoP, we will be identifying key stressors and barriers your families may currently be facing, as well as identifying and practicing strategies to solve these barriers. Topics will vary. This CoP will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Click here to sign up!

Creating Support Networks & Community Outreach/Recruitment - In this CoP, we will work collaboratively to create networks of outreach and referrals across parenting providers in the community. You will have the opportunity to get to know other community providers, share information, and support one another. Virtual recruitment will be an ongoing topic. This CoP will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 10-11 a.m. Click here to sign up!

If you have any questions, please email link below:
Funds Available to Help Care for Kids with Special Disabilities at Home
Are you the parent or caregiver of a child with significant disabilities? Through a generous allocation from The Children’s Trust, The Advocacy Network on Disabilities has funds to pay for respite, in-home supports, and out-of-school programs.

Eligibility: These funds are for children and youth who have significant and multiple support needs such as activities of daily living (e.g. using the bathroom, eating, moving, or communicating); requiring medication administration or other assistance because of medical conditions; and/or exhibiting behavior that is aggressive or self-injurious. Other factors may include whether there is more than one child with a disability in the home, the age of the caregiver, and whether other supports are available. Each family will have the opportunity to discuss, with our Inclusion Coordinator, their individual needs.

For more information call Maggie Rivera at 786.365.2274.
Grant Opportunities Available Now
Afterschool Meals Program Food Sponsor: Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
To select one entity as an approved Department of Health (DOH) Afterschool Meals Program (AMP) Food Sponsor in Miami-Dade County to provide daily snacks (during after-school hours), lunches (when programs operate during full days), suppers (for sites serving participants in need) and beverages for participating children in The Children’s Trust funded youth development (YD) programs.
Application Deadline: April 19, by 5 p.m.

Early Childhood Community Research Demonstration Project Request for Proposals 
This solicitation will fund several projects focused on implementing and evaluating evidence-based or promising programs that support early childhood development within high-need communities in Miami-Dade County. Projects require an active partnership between a community-based organization and qualified research partner. Funds may be used for both high-quality program implementation and program evaluation and/or research that will help establish program effectiveness.
Application Deadline: May 4, by 5 p.m.
Update the Children's Trust Logo
Providers using the Children's Trust Logo on any material must send that material for review and approval to communicationscompliance@thechildrenstrust.org. To download the current Trust logo, visit the Media Kit & Logos page on the Trust website:
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities Training Opportunities
Tuesday, April 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Navigating Community Resources – Unsure what’s available or where to find help for children with disabilities and their families? Join us for an introduction to the most helpful resources, and learn how to assist families navigate these systems of care.

Thursday, April 22, 1:30-4 p.m.
An Administrator's Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Are you an Administrator, site director, or the person responsible for your organization meeting its legal obligations under the ADA? Join us to be sure you are up to date on enrollment, eligibility, reasonable accommodations, policies and procedures, and more

To receive credit, participants must be present throughout the training with their cameras on, and achieve 80% on the learning assessment. Zoom access information provided upon registration.
Always available online:

  • Discovering Inclusion & Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1.

Is your program looking for coaching, technical assistance, or other help with inclusion? Contact your Inclusion Specialist. Not sure who it is? Contact Pat Donovan at pdonovan@advocacynetwork.org.

It is the policy of The Advocacy Network on Disabilities to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in an accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in Advocacy Network on Disabilities trainings, please contact Pat Donovan, 305.204.2644 (cell) or pdonovan@advocacynetwork.org at least one week in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)
Injury Prevention Trainings
Childhood injury prevention capacity-building efforts facilitated by the Public Health Trust's Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami are offered to all Trust-funded providers via Zoom. Visit The Children's Trust Academy for full descriptions, meeting info and registration information.

Home Safety Training & Education, Friday, April 9, 1-2:15 p.m. (Spanish)

Car Passenger Safety Tuesday, April 13, 1- 3 p.m.

Home Safety Training & Education, Thursday, April 15, 1-2:15 p.m.
Poisoning Safety Training, Tuesday, April 20, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Suicide Prevention Training, Thursday, April 22, 1-2:30 p.m.

Car Passenger Safety Tuesday, April 27, 1- 3 p.m.

Home Safety Training & Education, Thursday, April 29, 1-2:15 p.m.
Reading Reimagined Peer Learning at Project RISE
Are you wondering how to infuse diversity into your literacy? Join Project RISE, Reading Explorers and fellow YAS (K-5) providers for a one-hour, immersive and self-reflective exploration to diversify your on-site and virtual libraries. Let's talk and gain practical techniques that can positively impact your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals and outcomes. To further enrich this session, please come ready to share a favorite book title that contributes to your DEI mission.

Session 1: Wednesday, April 14, 12-1 p.m.
Session 2: Wednesday, April 28, 12-1 p.m.

Please register for these sessions on Trust Academy to receive links to the Zoom sessions. Links will be sent out closer to the session dates.
Become a Foster Parent
Hundreds of kids and teens in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are in need of safe, loving homes through no fault of their own due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Citrus Family Care Network is looking for people who want to change the life of a child. Open your home and your heart, "Become a Foster Parent."

For more information call 1.855.786.KIDS (5437), or Ben Morales at 305.608.9640, or visit:
Inspiring Stories Welcomed!
Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been doing inspiring, life-changing and heroic work to provide for the children and families of Miami-Dade during the coronavirus pandemic. Please continue the good work and make sure to share their stories social media while tagging us. Also, don't forget to email your stories and latest triumphs!
From Other Agencies
Thrive305 Civic Week Kick-Off *
Thrive305 is a countywide civic engagement initiative launched by Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, in partnership with The Miami Foundation through a survey and series of virtual workshops to inform the administration’s “Action Plan''. Join Thrive305 live at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Saturday, April 10 at 9 a.m. for a welcome presentation, discussion of countywide survey results, and a live conversation with Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
FREE College Counseling and Essay Help for Low-Income Students *
If you know a high achieving, low-income high school junior who would benefit from college essay and counseling support, encourage them to apply for the Matchlighters Scholarship Program. The scholarship provides six hours of one-on-one college counseling from an experienced college counselor. And as part of the program, students will also have access to a host of free resources.
FREE Social-Emotional Program for Teen Groups
Seeking a free social-emotional program for your group of teens? Hope For Miami’s Ready4Life Program is available to come to your organization that serves 9-10th grade students to teach healthy relationship skills and financial literacy. The program delivery is flexible! It can accommodate in-person and virtual sessions, during school, after school, and they are available for summer camps.
FREE Training on Opioid and Prescription Use, Misuse and Abuse 
Informed Families is offering free educational training for students, parents and staff (i.e. teachers, counselors, coaches, case managers, outreach teams, etc.) to learn about opioid and prescription drug use, misuse & abuse. Trainings are tailored to your group's schedule & offered every Thursday from 12-2 p.m. Train-the-Trainer sessions also available for professionals. Courses are offered virtually or in-person as well as in Spanish. (Following COVID-19 protocols). For more information visit informedfamilies.org.
FREE Movement/ Dance Workshop for Those Working with Special Needs Populations
This workshop is free and open to professional working therapists or therapy college students who would like to develop new movement skills for their practice. Find ways to motivate patients, elders, special needs students, or clients with motor or cognitive impairments. Based on physical connections, music, and movement tasks - discover new ways to approach your work in education and rehabilitation. Sign up for the Zoom workshop on April 9 from 1-2:30 p.m. below.
FREE Weekly Live Interactive Webinars from M-DCPS The Parent Academy 
Free one-hour live webinars every Tuesday (English), Wednesday (Kreyol), and Thursday (Spanish); morning and afternoon sessions. Upcoming topics:


For additional information or assistance, contact 305.271.8257 or email TPA1@dadeschools.net.
Finding a Future in STEM With a Focus on the Environment & Conservation
Calling all students - join in for a virtual conversation with the Ocean Conservancy staff on careers in STEM, with a focus on environmentalism! Discover how your passion for the environment and conservation can lead you to think beyond high school and mix other passions such as law, marketing, events planning, and research for a future profession. Event is on Wednesday, April 7 at 3 p.m.
Parent to Parent of Miami (PtoP) Learning Opportunities for April
Open to school staff, service agencies, community members or anyone who wants to learn more about Parent to Parent, its services and its enrichment project. April 9, 13, 20, 23, 27, 30.
New Parent to Parent of Miami (PtoP) Community Meeting
Community meeting open to school staff, service agencies, community members or anyone who wants to learn more about PtoP, ask questions and share resources. Starts Tuesday, May 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (2nd Tuesday of every month).
Parent to Parent of Miami Support Group for African American/Black and Haitian Families
Parent to Parent is hosting a support group with its Outreach Enrichment Project team, Danielle Leys and Jeanette Cordova. As always, this is an opportunity for parents to connect with other parents, discuss challenges, milestones and anything else they want to share. This is the Support Group for African American/Black and Haitian Families with children and youth with disabilities/special needs. Scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.
Learning Opportunities for Parents/Caregivers of Children and Youth With Disabilities or Special Needs
Several learning opportunities for parents/caregivers each month who have children and youth with disabilities or special needs. Check for the upcoming workshops below.
Miami Bridge Host Home Program
Miami Bridge is currently recruiting members from the community to host a young person experiencing housing instabilities. Community members who have an extra bedroom in their home, could support housing for an 18 to 21 year old temporarily. These young people will be supported by our team with connections to services, while the host is supported financially in their efforts to provide the most important piece to that young person gaining self-sufficiency, housing! Be The Change Miami!
Free Prevention Education Webinars from Kristi House
Register today for free, live webinars to learn more about child abuse, trauma, and exploitation. These are the upcoming webinars:

  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior: April 8, June 8
  • Children and Traumatic Stress: April 22, June 1
  • Supporting Families through COVID-19 & Other Crises: May 7
  • What Every Adult Needs to Know About Child Sexual Abuse: May 13
  • Hurricanes: Supporting Families through Trauma: June 15
Available Mental Health Services for Low-Income Families
The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) provides mental health services including Individual/family therapy and psychiatry for children and adolescents in Miami-Dade County. The institute accepts most Medicaid HMO’s and has funding for children of low-income families who do not have insurance. ICFH also provides individual/family therapy and psychiatry services for adults who have Medicaid. For more information call 305.274.3172
Career Opportunities
Data Scientist for The Children's Trust *

The Children's Trust’s Information Technology (IT) team is responsible to implement strategically aligned solutions to increase the use of information to support decision making to meet financial, strategic, and operational goals. The IT team supports all departments throughout The Trust, and its community networks and provider partnerships. The Data Scientist’s role is to collaborate and engage with end users to identify the information and reporting business requirements, key performance indicators and strategic measures needed to ensure the delivery of actionable Information that is defined, governed, secure, accurate, and accessible to users based on business need. This role requires exceptional communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and communicate these requirements to the technical team and serve as a liaison between stakeholders, users and technical resources through the development and implementation of these requirements.

The Data Scientist reports directly to the Director of IT. Performance is reviewed through meetings, reports, and observation of results achieved.

Click below for complete job description and application instructions.
Social Media Specialist for The Children's Trust 

The Social Media Specialist is responsible for managing all social media accounts for The Children’s Trust and works with the communications team to coordinate social media with wider campaigns. Develops and implements the social media strategy, including marketing plans that primarily leverage social media outlets. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Responsible for development and maintenance of content that attracts attention, generates interest, and is easily shared with social networks. Establishes relationships with other members of the online community. May work with technical personnel in the development of tools that allow for easy integration with a social network.

Click below for complete job description and application instructions.
Certified Medical Assistant for Mobile Health Center

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University is currently seeking a CMA to join its team of professionals. The position will work out of the mobile health centers. Minimum qualifications include a High School diploma or GED, general patient care experience, certified medical assistant, CPR/Standard First Aid certifications. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Reference job opening ID 522741 in link below.
Program Manager for Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida

The Program Manager develops, coordinates, implements and directs council-sponsored programs and special events, including a vigorous outdoor program, and delivers the national program curriculum. Experience in outdoor/environmental program development and administration including direct delivery with youth and adults; ability to engage and manage groups of children, families/PODs and adults. Bachelor's Degree with major in Environmental/Outdoor Education preferred.
Available Positions at The Children's First Preschool E.L.C.

The Children's First Preschool Early Learning Center is looking for a full-time/part time VPK Teacher and Assistant, Lead Preschool Teacher, and positions for after-school care and summer camp. Requirements: High School diploma or general education degree (GED), National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in Infant/toddler, Bilingual a plus, CPR & First Aid Certificate , Department of Children and Families 45 mandatory training hours must be obtained within 6 months of employment.
Advocate Program - Lead Child and Family Specialist Position

Advocate Program is seeking a Full time Lead Child & Family Specialist to provide home based services to families with exposure to high conflict and/or domestic violence. Position must have supervisory skills and strong clinical assessment skills with a minimum of two years working with children and families. Bi-lingual: English/Spanish, English/Creole. Master’s degrees in social work, psychology, or related field. Licensed Required.
Counselor/Educator for Amigos For Kids

Amigos For Kids is seeking an experienced counselor/educator to facilitate sessions for its Nurturing Parent Program. The Nurturing Parent Program Counselor / Educator is a full-time position responsible for managing all aspects of facilitation of parenting classes. The applicant should hold a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or a related field, at least 4 years of experience working with children and families. Fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Pay is $40k per year.
Inclusionary Aide - Part-Time for City of Miami Beach - North Shore Park

The Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department seeks inclusionary aides to provide one-on-one assistance to children with moderate to severe special needs participating in recreational programs. Work involves the adapting of programs to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of all patrons. Associate's Degree and/or two years working with children/adults with special needs , CPR and First Aid certifications required.
Clinician/ Therapist for The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth

The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth is looking for a clinician/ therapist who will be responsible for providing trauma informed, client-centered, strengths-based individual counseling, group counseling, and family supportive services and facilitate active client participation in care outcomes; connect families to appropriate, inclusive and affirming community-based services; monitor linkage to services; and advocate on behalf of clients to address barriers to care. For more information and a complete job description visit https://glbtqalliance.org/get-involved or apply below.
Licensed Mental Health Therapist at Girl Power Rocks Inc.

Girl Power, a leader in providing safe spaces and trauma focused evidenced-based programs and services for at-promise girls is seeking a Licensed Mental Health Therapist to successfully implement the goals, objectives and deliverables under OJJDP’s Preventing Sex Trafficking of Girls grant award for the Girls Intervention Program PLUS (GIPP).
Counselor/Infant Mental Health Specialist- Teen Parent Program

The FSU Young Parents Project seeks a Master's degree social worker or counselor (MSW preferred) to be part of a home visiting team that provides trauma-informed, dyadic intervention to court-involved teen parents and their children in Miami-Dade & Broward counties. Flexible schedule, reliable transportation and Level 2 background check required. Send résumé to link below and apply through Florida State University website reference Job ID 48537.
Available Positions at the City of Hialeah

Parks and Recreation Department *
The City of Hialeah’s Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking applications for Certified Lifeguards. This part time position ranges from $11.38-$12.47 an hour for 20-29 hours a week. For more information on how to apply,. call 305.687.2650. 

Education and Community Services Department
  • Program Leaders - starting at $10.00 an hour working with students ages 5-18.
  • After-school Tutors - starting at $11.26 an hour working with students ages 12-15.
  • After-school Certified Teachers - starting at $29.00 an hour working with students ages 5-18.
  • Recreation Leader (Painting instructor) - starting at $10.00 an hour working with Senior population.
Available Positions at Family Central

Program Assistant
Family Central Inc. is looking for a part-time Bilingual (English/Spanish) Program Assistant in Miami-Dade. This position is responsible for providing general administrative and office-based support for the HIPPY team and program.

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
This position is responsible for providing three levels of early childhood mental health consultation to early childhood education centers and to maintain a consistent roster of four centers at all times. Candidate must have a Master's Degree in Social Work or related field; licensure in the Mental Health field preferred.

HIPPY Home Visitor 
This position will provide one-on-one curriculum instruction with parents in their homes. Home Visitors supply weekly HIPPY activity packets and follow the program method of instruction with the parent or caregiver.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools *

  • Clerical Assistant - Part-time clerical position, high school degree
  • Family Service Case Specialist - Associates degree *
  • Head Start Educator - Associates Degree in Early Childhood, CDA or equivalent in Pre-School
  • Community Liaison Specialist - High School degree, Bachelors preferred
  • Head Start Assistant - CDA in Pre-School or equivalent

Click below to email resume:
Available Positions at Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc.

  • Developmental Specialist
  • Therapist
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager

For complete job listing, descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit CAREERBUILDER and CAREERROOKIE and/or e-mail resume and cover letter by clicking below.
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