Weekly Provider Bulletin
September 5, 2018
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Tell Your Families! *
Providers, be sure to tell all your parents about The Children's Trust Family Expo, happening this Saturday, September 8, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Center. All attendees will enjoy all-day activities indoors and out; live music and dance performances; giveaways and big-ticket raffle prizes; and opportunities to learn about hundreds of academic, enrichment and wellness resources available in the community. Parking, entry and participation are all FREE!
SPARK Training
The Children's Trust is sponsoring a SPARK curriculum training for YAS providers on Friday, September 14, 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 Yurena Driggs at yurena@thechildrenstrust.org.
Notice of Budget Hearing - TRIM
The Children's Trust has tentatively adopted a budget for 2018-2019; a public hearing to make a final decision on the budget and taxes will be held on Monday, September 17, 5:01 p.m., at the United Way Ansin Building, Ryder Room, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129.
Don't Miss the All Children Together Inclusion Kick-Off!
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

  • Literacy Outcome Assessment: Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Tuesday, September 4, 9:30 a.m. - noon, NSU Kendall, Room 425
  • 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 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 12, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 12, 3-4 p.m.        
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, September 19, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 19, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, September 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 26, 3-4 p.m.
Trust Providers: The Contract Management Success Series is About to Begin!
On Wednesday, September 12, The Children's Trust will launch the 2018-2019 program year with a “Contract Management Success Series” at MDC Wolfson Campus. The meeting will kick off the new monthly series, which has been created to assist our funded providers with their administrative, fiscal and programmatic responsibilities, and to explore practices that ensure effective management of grants and contracts. Please ensure that all essential staff members who are an important part of your program and contract management processes attend; click here to register.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • An Administrator's Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Thursday, September 6, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Diamond Minds, 1160 NW 159th Drive, Miami, FL 33169
  • Structure for Success Friday, September 7, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Branches, 129 SW 5th Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
  • Count Me In: Discovering Inclusion for Kids Thursday, September 13, 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) 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
Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health - What Do I Need to Know? *
Christine Hughes, Ph.D., developmental psychologist and leader in maternal/child health and education, announces a training on infant and early childhood mental health for professionals who work with young children and their families. There has never been a clearer time for those serving infants and young children to learn about mental health at the earliest ages - what it is, how we foster it and what that means for services and programs. Register for one session or the entire series by September 15 by visiting www.thedevelopingmother.com/events or by contacting Dr. Hughes at 786.529.1314.
Keep SNAP Intact!
SNAP, the country’s most effective anti-hunger program, needs your help. Proposed legislation could slash $20 billion over 10 years from SNAP and revise work requirements in a way that could result in more than 200,000 Floridians losing their food/nutrition assistance benefits. In Miami-Dade County, where SNAP benefits more than 25 percent of households - including those with children, seniors and veterans - the program is vital to our community. But you can help keep SNAP intact by signing on to a call to action by clicking on this link; United Way will automatically send out letters to your U.S. House of Representative and Senators urging them to protect SNAP and the folks who rely on it to survive and thrive.
Grant Writing Certificate - Center for Nonprofit Management
Miami Dade College Continuing Education and Professional Development announces grant writing certification courses; 3/4 courses required to obtain a certificate. Students will acquire hands-on experience and skills to research funding opportunities, create community partnerships, write letters of commitment and submit grant proposals. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply what they are learning and receive feedback from experts. For more information call 305.237.1019; register at Miami Dade College - North Campus, Room 1125, or online at www.mdc.edu/registration.
National Start with Hello Week is September 24-28
During the week of September 24–28, hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States will participate in Sandy Hook Promise’s third annual Start With Hello Week, bringing attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation in our schools and communities, and empowering young people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness. Register your school or organization to participate and learn more at www.sandyhookpromise.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.
  • Family Benefits Enrollment Competitive solicitation to fund several agencies to provide families with children with public benefits enrollment supports. Applicants are expected to support the successful benefits enrollment of at least 6,000 families throughout Miami-Dade. The anticipated contract period for the first year is November 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019 (nine months). The awarded contract may be renewed for up to four additional 12-month terms. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review this RFP in its entirety; deadline for application is Thursday, September 6, 5:59 p.m. EDT.
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Competitive solicitation to fund a single agency responsible for early learning teachers and families regardless of where they live, work or attend child care services within the county. The anticipated contract period for the first year is December 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019 (eight months). The awarded contract may be renewed for up to four additional 12-month terms. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review this RFP in its entirety; deadline for application is Thursday, September 6, 5:59 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.
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

  • Contract Manager To administer and monitor contracts for various programs and services funded by The Children's Trust. This position seeks candidates with project management and or business analyst experiences in data-driven work environments. Responsibilities include assisting with the development and management of the bid solicitation process; monitoring funded programs and services; participating in meetings and professional development activities; managing contract amendments and revisions; managing contract compliance; and examining and using data, processes and systems for organizational goals setting.
  • 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.
  • Special Projects Manager To serve as a critical member of both cross- and interdepartmental teams who engages in strategic planning, proactive problem-solving and critical thinking/analysis related to the design, coordination and implementation of organizational projects. Primary responsibilities include utilizing and implementing change management, project management and business process management disciplines for successful on-budget and on-time execution of organizational projects. To be considered for the above position, please submit along with your résumé, a work product that demonstrates your project planning and management skills, such as a project plan. Résumés submitted without sample work product will not be evaluated for further consideration. This exempt salaried, non-supervisory position works under general supervision and support of the chief information officer.

Submission end date for consideration for the above positions is ongoing. Click here to access complete job description, requirements and application instructions.
Care Coordinators *
The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth seeks care coordinators to provide client-centered, strengths-based service and facilitate active client participation in care outcomes; connect clients and/or their families to appropriate, inclusive and affirming community-based services; monitor linkage to services; and advocate on behalf of clients to address barriers to care. Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines.
Employment Specialist *
The de Moya Foundation seeks an employment specialist/job coach to support young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities in finding and maintaining competitive employment in the local job market using a customized employment model. Responsibilities include providing job training, job coaching, developing and implementing accommodations, and providing support to the employee as well as the employer. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant *
The Miami-Dade County Community Action & Human Services Department - Head Start Division seeks an infant/early childhood mental health consultant to provide on-site, comprehensive services that support the healthy social, emotional and behavioral development of children ages birth-5 and their families. Immediate positions available at contracted provider sites. Must possess LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or school psychologist certification and minimum one year experience working with children and families. Email résumé to amiller@miamidade.gov.
Clinical Supervisor
Family Resource Center of South Florida seeks a clinical supervisor to be responsible for the overall monitoring and supervising of clinical services under the SAMHSA Grant, including grant data collection and performance measurement. Must possess relevant master's degree, LMH/LSW, TF-CBT certification, at least three years related experience and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email résumé to ffondrose@frcflorida.org; include Clinical Supervisor – Applicant Name in subject line.
Available Positions at the Institute for Child & Family Health

  • Community Action Team (CAT) Case Manager * To provide community-based case management services to at-risk youth with severe emotional disturbances and their families in Miami-Dade County. Must possess bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology or closely related field; minimum one year case management experience serving children/adolescents with severe emotional disturbances; and ability to conduct home visits and maintain a flexible work schedule.
  • Community Action Team (CAT) Therapist * To implement therapeutic, evidence-based treatment directed at highly at-risk youth and their families in Miami-Dade County utilizing a home- and community-based model.
  • Therapist * To provide therapeutic services to children ages birth-5 and their families. Must possess minimum master’s level diploma in a mental health field, current state of Florida intern registration (licensed candidates preferred) and one year experience working with children ages birth-5.

Email résumé to Arlene Balloveras at aballoveras@icfhinc.org.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

  • Drivers * To be responsible for transporting clients within Miami-Dade County to and from Miami Lighthouse using company vehicles, and also assisting with general housekeeping duties. Requirements include one year experience driving a bus/passenger van, valid Florida driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to work a full-time flexible schedule; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Eye Screener Optometrist Technician * To assist with implementation of its eye health/vision care program; drive the eye care mobile unit; and assist optometrist with examinations. Must possess minimum high school diploma (associate degree preferred) and proficiency in computers; experience driving bus/van preferred.
  • Family & Children Support Specialist * To provide support and services to blind or visually impaired children ages birth-14 and their families. Must possess bachelor’s degree in psychology or related; experience with support groups and individual and/or family counseling; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).
  • Job Placement Specialist * To provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment, job orientation and assistance in the job search process, including cover letter and résumé writing, job openings search and interviewing techniques. Must possess bachelor's degree and minimum one year experience working in human resources, employment services or related.
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired * To provide instruction to children ages birth-21 to develop and implement individualized lesson plans for each child, in collaboration with other professionals. Must possess bachelor’s degree in visual disabilities from an accredited university; current TVI certification; ability to attend and complete required trainings; and excellent communication skills.
  • Vision Program Coordinator * To be responsible for scheduling and managing the day-to-day office and clinical operations for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program. Must possess minimum high school diploma (associate degree preferred), one year experience working with databases and running queries/reports, and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish); experience working in a medical office preferred.

Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Available Positions at Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation

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