Weekly Provider Bulletin
October 31, 2018
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
SPARK Training: Friday, November 16 *
The Children's Trust is sponsoring a SPARK curriculum training for YAS providers on Friday, November 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Homestead YMCA Family Center, located at 1034 NE 8th Street, Homestead, FL 33030. 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. Contact Yurena Driggs at yurena@thechildrenstrust.org with any questions.
Contract Management Success: Promotion & Publicity
The work you do for children and families is amazing – and we want to help you tell the community all about it! This interactive workshop, available to Trust-funded providers only as part of our new Contract Management Success Series, will deliver a comprehensive overview of communications best practices, including:

  • Communications Strategy – And Why It’s Important to Have One
  • PR – Telling Your Story
  • Branding & User Experience
  • Social Media
  • Community Outreach & Engagement

Join us on Friday, November 2, 1-3 p.m., to find out whether or not your organization’s goals and objectives are being served by your existing communications efforts; explore your target audiences and the tools with the potential to achieve your best results; and learn how a thoughtful communications strategy can support your program’s recruitment goals. A breakout session will provide even more insight on how to put all your newfound knowledge to work. Taking place at the United Way, Ansin Building, Ryder Room, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. Space is limited; click here to register.
Help Us Select a 2019 Champion for Children!
Do you know an amazing staff member or colleague who deserves a round of applause? Nominate them for our new MONTHLY Exemplary Service Award! Extended to exceptional employees of Trust-funded programs or initiatives, 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 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.
Getting to Know Our Programs
In an effort to further strengthen our relationships with our providers and continue to build mutual empathy and understanding, The Children’s Trust will be coming to see you! Executive and senior staff will soon be contacting you to confirm a time when they can stop by to learn more about your programs and the impactful work that you’re doing to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade. We look forward to seeing you.
Program Metrics Resource: 1-4 Visit
A new video resource, Getting Ready for the Contract Manager 1-4 Visit, has been posted to our Program Metrics Playlist. It provides an overview to the Program Metrics 1-4 visits currently taking place, and assists providers in understanding how to prepare for and what to expect during the visit. Click here for the most updated version of The Children’s Trust Program Metrics tool.
Project RISE: SEL Outcome Assessment Trainings
Project RISE has released three online Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Outcome Assessment trainings, which are available to all Trust-funded youth development providers:

  • Child Trends Survey SEL Outcome Assessment Grades K-5
  • PYDI SEL Outcome Assessment Grades 6-12
  • YAPS SEL Outcome Assessment Grades 6-12

To take these online trainings, log into your CollaborNation account at www.collabornation.net/projectrise; select "Course Catalog," then select "Project RISE Online Trainings."
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Discovering Inclusion Training - Now Available ONLINE Discovering Inclusion is an introductory workshop for staff with little or no previous knowledge about children and youth with disabilities and inclusion. It includes an introduction to various types of disabilities, identifying the benefits of inclusion for all, using People First Language and respectful etiquette, and the characteristics of an inclusive program. There is also an opportunity to explore personal beliefs and values.

Grant Opportunities
New Grant Opportunities at The Trust!
The Children's Trust has released the following five separate grant opportunities:

  • Early Intervention Summer Camp Full-day summer programs for children ages birth to 5 years (prior to kindergarten entry) with developmental delays or disabilities.
  • Universal Parenting Education Parenting workshops and educational or public health events that foster effective parenting strategies to support child development.
  • Reading Enhancement Services Differentiated literacy intervention (DLI) services in the summer for rising kindergarten, rising first-grade and rising second-grade children.
  • Innovation Fund Innovative ideas and program designs that address existing community needs and have not previously been implemented in our community.
  • Small Community-Based Organizations (CBO) Capacity Building Capacity-building supports for child- and family-serving small CBOs in Miami-Dade County.

For details on all of the above, plus available related resources, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org/grants.
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
After-School Program Instructor *
Girl Power seeks an after-school program instructor to conduct activities and provide services to female students at Richmond Middle School while working closely with fellow staff, volunteers, community partners and parents/guardians. Responsibilities include ensuring that all classroom goals, objectives and outcomes are accomplished while providing quality programming to all clients. For complete job description and requirements visit www.girlpowerrocks.org/careers; email résumé to outreach@girlpowerrocks.org with job title in subject line
Early Head Start Teacher Assistant *
St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center seeks a teacher assistant for its Early Head Start program 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 the social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development of students. Minimum high school diploma and DCF 45-hour training. Email résumé to tdawson@stalbanschildcare.org.
Available Positions at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami

  • Counselor - Key West To provide Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) for individuals and families. Responsibilities include maintaining proper files and records and completing all required documentation; assisting in referrals and intake at site locations; and assisting with case management needs including referrals to outside resources. Must demonstrate sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and be a state-licensed counselor.
  • Residential Living Assistant To be responsible for daily supervision to minors. Must demonstrate sensitivity to service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and possess high school diploma or GED, minimum one year experience working with children/adolescents in a social services setting, and bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Creole) fluency. This position is under the direct supervision of the team leader.

Email résumés to Paola Ruiz at pruiz@ccadm.org.
Available Positions at Jewish Community Services of South Florida

  • Infant Mental Health Therapist/Consultant * To maintain an ongoing caseload of 5-7 early learning programs, working with 12-15 classrooms and 10-14 children (two children per program). Responsibilities include implementing consultation services in early learning programs and providing support to families of children with challenging behaviors. Minimum two years' experience providing intervention/mental health services to children ages birth-5. Email résumé to Heather Winters at hwinters@jcsfl.org.
  • Infant Mental Health Therapist/Program Manager * Responsibilities include planning, developing, managing, coordinating and evaluating the delivery of infant and early childhood programs for children ages birth-5 and their families. Must be a licensed therapist with experience in infant mental health. Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Center Director - Part-Time
  • Early Head Start Assistant
  • Early Head Start Educator
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Head Start Educator
  • Psychologists - Licensed

Apply online at jobs.dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education

  • Audiologists - Part-/Full-Time
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Interpreters
  • Clerical - Hourly
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • School Psychologists - Part-/Full-Time
  • School Social Workers (Certified and/or Licensed) - Part-/Full-Time
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Teachers with Experience in Special Education - Part-/Full-Time

Email résumé to Ava Goldman at agoldman@dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade

  • After-School Counselors - Part-Time To be responsible for the teaching, nurturing and physical care of students; promoting their positive self-image by listening and encouraging independence while providing verbal and nonverbal positive reinforcement; and general maintenance of the group area in an after-school setting. Reports to the site manager.
  • Early Head Start Teacher Associates/Caregivers To be responsible for planning and implementing daily learning activities, nurturing students and managing and maintaining the Early Head Start classroom and its equipment and supplies; establishing and maintaining supportive relationships with infants, toddlers and parents; and implementing developmentally appropriate routines and curriculum for infants and toddlers. National CDA certification in Infant-Toddler or FCCPC Birth-Five required.
  • Maintenance Worker/Custodian - Miami Gardens Center To be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of childcare facility and ensuring that all equipment, grounds and buildings are properly maintained, secured and operational. Duties include emptying trash cans, sweeping, mopping, cleaning restrooms and lunch rooms; keeping supplies stocked; changing light bulbs; and disinfecting children zones with harm-free products. High school diploma/GED preferred, supplemented by one year experience in general maintenance work.

Email résumés to ywca-careers@ywca-miami.org.
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