Weekly Provider Bulletin
The Children's Trust Announces
Low- & No-Cost Resources for Providers!
From board development and fiscal literacy to management and technology, our new provider resource guide is a comprehensive, at-your-fingertips library of vital supports. Click here to start exploring.
RFQ: Financial Auditing Services
The Children’s Trust invites qualified external independent certified public accounting firms to provide external independent financial auditing services for a period of up to five (5) years, beginning with the audit of The Children's Trust financial statements for fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, and ending after the completion and submission of the audit report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2022, subject to the acceptable performance of the financial audit as determined by The Children's Trust’s Finance and Operations Committee. These periods will be broken down into one-year contracts with options to renew for a maximum of four (4) one-year renewal periods. Visit the Procurement page of our website for more information and to apply; submission deadline is on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, by 2 p.m. EDT.
Providers & Partners, Tell Us All About Your Good Work
From the Herald to the Miami Times to CBS 4, 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!
Promote Your Event for FREE on our Community Calendar
If your organization is having an event, let us know and we'll help you promote it. Events can be for the community at large or specific to other service providers in Miami-Dade County. The only requirement is that they offer no- or low-cost opportunities to attendees; please note that we are unable to include galas and fundraisers at this time. Events can be health fairs, back-to-school events, movie screenings, training and professional development, or similar events. Simply fill out our online Community Outreach and Calendar Form at least two weeks prior to your event to get started!
SPARK Training - TWO Sessions Available
The Children's Trust is sponsoring two separate SPARK curriculum trainings for YAS providers: 

  • Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., YMCA Family Center, 2370 NW 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33142; click here to register
  • Friday, May 18, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., YMCA Family Center, 1034 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030; click here to register

If your agency implements SPARK for its fitness programming, the staff member who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. Registration required; additional questions may be directed to Carol Brogan at  carol@thechildrenstrust.org.
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Effective Literacy Instruction Level 2 Tuesday, May 15, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., NSU Kendall, 8585 SW 124th Avenue, Miami, FL 33183
  • Fitness Outcome: PACER Monday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., NSU Kendall, 8585 SW 124th Avenue, Miami, FL 33183
  • Oral Reading Fluency Friday, June 22, 12:30-3 p.m., The Children’s Trust, Training Room, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction Friday, June 29, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Children’s Trust, Training Room, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129

Many more trainings, such as Effective Literacy Instruction, Behavior Management and Homework Assistance, are available online, as are recertification courses for ORF and PACER. Preregistration required for all Project RISE trainings; click here to register.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Structure for Success Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Resource Room, 19715 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
  • Count Me In: Teaching Children to Embrace Diversity, Thursday, May 17, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Resource Room, 19715 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Monday, June 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m, Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Monday, June 11, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165
  • Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, June 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33150

Discovering Inclusion training now available online! This training introduces different types of disabilities, benefits of inclusion, People First Language, respectful etiquette and the characteristics of an inclusive program; this training fulfills The Children’s Trust’s Inclusion training requirements.

Registration is required for all trainings; click here to register.
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. Remaining available trainings for May 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, May 16, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, May 16, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, May 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, May 23, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, May 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, May 30, 3-4 p.m.
From Our Friends
Accepting Referrals for FREE In-Home Family Counseling
The Institute for Child and Family Health is offering FREE therapy for families with children ages 11-18 in need of a short-term, high-quality program addressing the needs and challenges children and parents face every day. Therapists are trained in the Functional Family Therapy model, which is designed in phases to guide families through the therapeutic process. The result: Removal of barriers to improve relationships among family members and promote positive behaviors and effective interactions at home, school and in the community. Contact Laura Varela, LCSW, at 305.235.8105 ext. 4028 today.
Fingerprint Services for DCF Summer Program Applicants
Mobile Livescan Solutions, a certified and approved vendor with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, is offering a major discount to ALL DCF summer camp applicants required to do DCF/APD Livescan fingerprints; AHCA Clearinghouse approved. Call 305.793.7904 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Youth Economic Development Conference: Volunteers Needed!
Urgent seeks volunteers for its two-day fun and interactive Youth Economic Development Conference at Miami Dade College North Campus, taking place on July 17 and 18 with approximately 500 youth attending. Visit www.urgentinc.org/conference for details about the event; click here to review volunteer opportunities. Contact Volunteer Manager Valamere Mikler at valamerem@urgentinc.org if you'd like to participate.
FREE Leadership Training Course
Catalyst Miami is recruiting for its next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy and Resilience. This is a FREE 11-week leadership training course based around community organizing, social justice and climate resilience, specific to Miami-Dade County. Course begins on Wednesday, June 13, at the Miami-Dade College North Campus. Dinner, a youth class and translation all provided. Apply now at  www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training is an 8-hour course that teaches any adult how to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course, taking place on Friday, May 18, introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and provides a 5-step action plan on how to help young people in both crisis and noncrisis situations. Fee: $70 without CEUs; $80 with CEUs. For more information contact Tony Martinez at 305.487.3825; click here for location, time and to register
Lunch & Learn Workshop: Emotional Literacy
Triumph Steps announces an emotional literacy "lunch and learn" designed to teach providers how to give children the tools they need to minimize limiting thoughts, and highlight the importance of giving children techniques to overcome depression, anxiety, fear and much more. Several dates available: May 16, 23 and 30, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. This workshop is FREE for Trust-funded providers; all others, $25. For additional information call 305.646.0112; click here for location and to RSVP.
Workshop: Keeping Our Community's Children Safe
Women’s Fund Miami-Dade and One Billion Rising Miami announce Freedom from Violence: Miami Rising, a 10 Days of Connection event taking place on Thursday, May 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m., at the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, 351 NW 5th Street, Miami, FL 33128. The Miami-Dade Police Department will lead discussions on promoting child safety regarding healthy dating relationships for teens and internet safety. A catered breakfast will be served. Click here for more information; RSVP by contacting Fran Katz at 305.441.0506 or fran@womensfundmiami.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 years at participating service sites, is underway. We encourage ALL children and youth summer program providers to contact sponsors TODAY to secure participation at each of their program service 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 service sites as “open sites,” where children and youth ages birth-18 years 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 Sam Hopwood at shopwood@flimpact.org for more information. Parents can call 211 or text FOOD or COMIDA (for Spanish) to 877-877 to find service sites delivering summer meals for children ages birth-18 near their home. Click here for additional Summer BreakSpot resources; current sponsors are listed below:

  • 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 305.308.0542.
  • 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.
Funding Opportunities
Capacity-Building Opportunity: 100K + Expert Support!
Social Venture Partners (SVP) invites organizations and individuals who've created a social venture with a proven model and are looking to take it to the next level to apply to its Investee Program. The program selects high-impact, scalable social ventures based in South Florida and provides them with up to $100,000 and pro bono expert support over the course of several years. SVP works with these social ventures to create a growth strategy and help them implement it, with a focus on strengthening organizational infrastructure and diversifying income streams to achieve maximum social impact. Those interested in applying to or learning more about the program are strongly encouraged to attend one of two informational sessions:

Scholarship Opportunities
Visual & Performing Arts
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation announces the following funding opportunity for students:

  • Education Scholarship This $500-$8,200 award is for students of all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university. Click here for more information and to apply; deadline is on Friday, May 18, 5 p.m.
Career Opportunities
*Denotes new posting
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • Accountant To review and critically analyze financial information and provider documents within the framework of “Results-Based Accountability (RBA)” and with an emphasis on maintaining quality internal control standards. This includes, but is not limited to, preparing, maintaining reviewing and analyzing accounting records in accordance with The Children’s Trust accounting policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), regulations promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Government Auditing Standards. Work performance is reviewed through conferences, reports, a mastery of the Services and Activities Management Information System (SAMIS) and observation of results achieved. Submission end date for consideration is ongoing.
  • 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 is ongoing.

Accountant I
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami seeks an accountant to be responsible for billing, accounts payable vouchers and accounts receivables for the Head Start program and other funding sources within the child development service programs. Duties include coordinating, preparing, monitoring, tracking and processing reimbursement packages; payment for services, expense accounts and receivables; and other technical support to the programs. Bachelor's degree in accounting and minimum one year related work experience required. Email résumé to chhernandez@ccadm.org.
Bookkeeper - Part-Time
The Greater Miami Youth Symphony seeks a part-time bookkeeper to assist in managing day-to-day accounting and finance requirements. Confidentiality, excellent organizational skills and accuracy are a must, as are good customer relations and the ability to communicate clearly. Must be reliable, deadline-oriented and a skilled multitasker proficient in Quickbooks. Email résumé to info@gmys.org.
Client Concierge *
Disability Independence Group seeks a client concierge to be responsible for answering phones, calling potential clients and conducting intake evaluations. These intakes will include asking questions about what happened to compel them to call and what impact the event has had on their lives, as well as the scope of their disability. Email résumé to debbie@justdigit.org
Executive Administrative Assistant *
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired seeks an executive administrative assistant to the CEO. Responsibilities include correspondence and documents pertaining to clients, donors, staff and other constituents; coordinating senior leadership meetings; keeping the CEO informed of phone calls and emails; and other administrative duties as required. Must possess college degree, excellent written and communication skills, and minimum 5 years’ administrative experience. Email résumé to  employment@miamilighthouse.org
Infant Mental Health Therapist - Part-Time *
Jewish Community Services of South Florida seeks a licensed, bilingual (English/Spanish), part-time infant mental health therapist to provide direct services (patient and family) with a focus on early childhood intervention (ages birth-5) for a full caseload of clients. This includes the ability to perform intakes, assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning, ongoing intervention and proper termination. Must have flexibility to work at different assigned locations. Email résumé to jcastellanos@jcsfl.org
Parenting Instructor
Family Resource Center seeks a parenting instructor to be responsible for all aspects of teaching the Nurturing Parenting curriculum. Must possess master’s degree in social work, counseling, education or related field, or bachelor's degree with relevant experience; experience working with parents and children; knowledge of child abuse and neglect, DCF, the effects of domestic violence on the family, child development, family dynamics and group process; and Nurturing Parenting certification. Email résumé to ffondrose@frcflorida.org.
Pre-K Teachers - Part-Time
Rainbow Intergenerational Learning Center seeks part-time pre-K teachers for both of its locations. Must possess current FCCPC. Email résumé to abenedetti@lhanc.org.
Program Case Manager/Instructor *
Girl Power seeks a program case manager/instructor to be responsible for the delivery of services to participants enrolled in the Girls Intervention Program (GIP). Program participants are girls ages 13-17 who are referred to GIP by the Juvenile Services Department and the Department of Juvenile Justice to participate in 12 weeks of multiple services based on assessments including counseling, research-based structured learning groups, educational and/or vocational advocacy and support, peer mentoring, life skills training, case management, educational field trips and community services projects. Email résumé to  rashada@girlpowerrocks.org; include position in subject line.
Social Service Case Manager/Care Coordinator
Thelma Gibson Health Initiative seeks a social service case manager/care coordinator to work directly with clients and team members in the assessment, linkage, coordination and monitoring of assigned cases with the ultimate goal of client and family stabilization. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
Teacher - VPK *
Little Village Child Care and Learning Center seeks a VPK teacher. Must possess FCCPC, classroom management skills, ability to create and implement lesson plans, as well as enjoy interacting with children while creating teachable moments. Email résumé, DCF transcript and salary history to littlevillagegf@gmail.com
Available Positions at Catalyst Miami *

  • Community Prosperity Financial Coordinator To provide services dedicated to helping low- to moderate-income individuals and families establish comprehensive household wellness. This includes basic financial coaching services to help clients achieve goals around the topics of credit score, tax preparation, budgeting, saving, utilization of quality financial services, asset development and financial education. 
  • Policy Director To be responsible for helping develop and implement the organization’s community-informed policy agenda and related community-informed and -centered programming, and communicating with policymakers, government officials, community stakeholders and the public about policy-related matters.

Available Positions at the City of Miami Beach

  • Inclusionary Aide - Seasonal To provide one-on-one assistance to children with moderate-to-severe special needs participating in recreational programs. Work involves adapting programs to meet the needs, interests and abilities of all patrons. Must possess bachelor's degree, CPR and first aid certifications, and two years' experience working with children/adults with special needs.
  • Recreation Leader I - Part-Time To assist in the planning, organizing, directing and promoting of recreational activities and events for all age groups. Work involves adapting programs to meet the needs, interests and abilities of all patrons. Must possess valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record, plus two months' full-time paid experience or college equivalent classes; first aid and DCF certification preferred.

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit www.miamibeachfl.gov.
Available Positions at Infinite Ways Network

  • Clinicians In the Homestead and Miami-Dade areas. Must possess master's degree in social work or related field, minimum two years' postgraduate experience working with at-risk children and families in in-home settings, and evening and weekend availability; licensed in the state of Florida and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish and/or English/Haitian Creole) preferred.
  • Case Managers In the Homestead and Miami-Dade areas. Bachelor's degree in social work or related field, successful completion of case management training, minimum two years' postgraduate experience working with at-risk children and families in in-home settings, and evening and weekend availability required; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish and/or English/Haitian Creole) preferred.

Email résumé to infinitewaysnetwork@gmail.com.
Available Positions at the Institute for Child and Family Health *

  • Direct Mental Health Therapist - Hourly Licensed and unlicensed. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conducting intakes (licensed), participating in monthly case staffing meetings and implementing therapeutic treatment plans for emotionally disturbed children/adolescents through individual, group therapy and behavioral management. Master's level degree in social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy or psychology a must.
  • Targeted Case Manager To be responsible for coordinating services for individuals and families who qualify for case management services. Must possess bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology or closely related field and a minimum of one year of case management experience serving the SED population. Targeted Case Management certification and wraparound training a plus; English/Spanish fluency highly preferred.

Email résumé to aballoveras@icfhinc.org
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Head Start/Early Head Start Programs

  • Community Involvement Specialist
  • Early Head Start Educator
  • ERP Team Leader
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Head Start Educator
  • Psychologist

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit jobs.dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Urgent

  • Assistant Coordinator - Seasonal To support program coordinators with general operations. Responsibilities include preparing grading rubrics for all instructors; providing administrative support in preparing and maintaining youth participant case files; data entry; and other administrative duties as required; certified teacher preferred.
  • Job Coach - Seasonal To be responsible for coaching and training activities of summer youth participants, including cover letter and résumé writing, interview skills, work readiness and education transition.

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