Weekly Provider Bulletin
August 22, 2018
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Help Shape & Protect High-Quality After-School & Summer Programs *
The Florida Afterschool Network (FAN) is interested in learning more about after-school and summer learning programs in order to provide decision-makers with information that will broaden their understanding of them. The information collected will be used to collectively advocate for policies, practices and additional funding that supports high-quality programming. In order to do this, FAN is asking that after-school and summer learning providers complete the survey found at this link. If you maintain multiple sites, please answer for the collective of those sites as best as possible. When asked for site listings, dropping in a Word doc or PDF that already exists is completely fine.

This survey is tremendously important as it will help determine areas in need of programming and shape that discussion statewide. It is a true data collection effort to gather information from as many programs as possible and as an incentive to get folks involved, participants will be entered in a drawing for a registration to the Afterschool Conference in October as well as an American Express gift card.

If you or staff have any questions, please contact Brian Hickey from the Florida Afterschool Network at bhickey@floridacsc.org.
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 5, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 5, 3-4 p.m.
  • 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.
Save the Date for the All Children Together Inclusion Kick-Off!
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities announces its first annual All Children Together Inclusion Kick-Off, where providers can start the school year acquiring the skills needed to offer inclusive programming. Participants will met their inclusion specialist, take part in requested trainings, begin completing Inclusion Readiness Tool goals, learn about new Children's Trust policies and more. 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. Registration information coming soon!
Make Your Voice Count – VOTE
Primary elections are on Tuesday, August 28, and early voting has begun. Click here to view sample ballots; click here to view early voting locations. Both are provided by The Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections.
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

Trust-Funded Providers: New Child/Youth Participant Form Ready for Use
Please note than an updated Child/Youth Participant Information Form has been posted to our website; it replaced the prior form, effective August 1, 2018. No portion of any child's social security number should be collected for Trust purposes any longer; the updated form shows the required demographics that must be reported to The Trust for programs serving children/youth directly.

Kindly update your relevant program registration materials immediately by visiting the Policies & Forms > Programmatic page of our provider portal and selecting Participant Forms & Incident Reporting to access the new form and related details.
Get Your Program Authorized to Operate at a Miami-Dade Public School
Trust-funded agencies providing programming at M-DCPS sites must secure an Affiliating Agreement for Educational Services. To facilitate this process, a guide to collecting and submitting the necessary documents has been made available on The Children’s Trust website; click here to review. All steps and documents must be completed prior to submission, otherwise approval may be delayed or denied. For questions, contact Glenny Reynoso, contract manager, at glenny@thechildrenstrust.org.
From Our Friends
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.
What's the Quality of Life in Your Neighborhood? *
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is conducting a well-being survey to identify the needs, opinions and views of county residents as they relate to the communities in which they reside. This feedback is vital in helping to identify and address the real health challenges we face; please make your voice heard. The survey is available in multiple languages; click here to participate.
Implement a Fatherhood Reading Squad Program at Your Site
Focusing on the book Neighborhood Dads, this fun-loving literacy program provides opportunities for local dads to read/talk/mentor children while networking around educational and social needs of children. Successfully operating for five years in Miami-Dade County public Schools, this program enables children to have direct contact with caring male role models who demonstrate interest in their education. Click here to register for a September 20 program training via The Children's Trust community calendar.
FLAEYC 2018 Annual Conference - Scholarships Available!
The Early Learning Career Center (ELCC), funded by The Children’s Trust, announces an exciting professional development opportunity with the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC) at its annual conference, taking place September 5-9 in Orlando. Early childhood center educators, directors and other ECE administrators may be eligible to receive a Children's Trust educator scholarship to cover registration fees for the event! Click here to learn more about the conference; contact careercenter@thechildrensforum.com for information on available scholarships.
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.
Grant Opportunities
Funding at The 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • School Health Transactional System The Children’s Trust invites qualified vendors to submit proposals to develop, deploy, host, maintain and provide support for an electronic school-based health system and database. The Children’s Trust has opened this contract for bid to ensure we get the best technology available for these school-based services. Visit the Procurement page to review this RFP in its entirety.
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.
Funding for Computer Labs
The IGT After-School Advantage Program provides nonprofit community agencies and public schools with state-of-the-art computer labs. These computer centers are designed to provide inner-city children ages 5-15 with a meaningful yet fun learning experience during the critical after-school hours, in a safe environment. This initiative is meant to provide an otherwise unavailable educational experience and bridge the digital divide among at-risk children. By applying its knowledge and expertise to this type of program IGT hopes to increase children’s interest in careers in computers and provide them with the necessary tools to help them become more competitive in school and in today’s job market. Proposals are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis; click here for more information and application guidelines.
Career Opportunities
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • 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.
  • Data Scientist To collaborate and engage with end users to identify the information and reporting business requirements, key performance indicators and strategic measures needed to ensure 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. This exempt salaried, nonsupervisory position works under the general supervision and support of the IT director. 
  • 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.
Executive Director *
The board of directors of the Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) is looking for its next leader – a leader with a deep passion for what they do; a common desire to succeed and continue serving less privileged communities; ensuring RCMA’s sustainable market position; and seeking ways in which to influence policies affecting children and their families. For complete job description, requirements and application guidelines, visit www.rcma.net.
Marketing Coordinator *
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami seeks a marketing coordinator to serve as the primary marketing and communication liaison for internal and external stakeholders. Responsibilities include developing, designing and managing all communications such as marketing collateral materials, graphic design, digital communications and social media; managing website content and updating monthly; assisting with day-to-day activities of marketing communications; and ensuring the timely execution of all communication tasks. Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines.
The Florida Children's Council seeks a CEO to be responsible for the overall program and personnel management of the Children’s Services Council of Florida, Inc. (501-c-4) and the Florida Children’s Services Council, Inc. (501-c-3), which are the two entities that comprise the Florida Children’s Council. Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines.
Mental Health Counselor
Family Resource Center of South Florida seeks a mental health counselor to provide psychologically necessary clinical services to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples; this is a contracted fee-for-service position. Must possess master's degree, LMHC/LSW/IMHC/ISW, and minimum two years' experience with severely emotionally disturbed or troubled children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Email résumé to ffondrose@frcflorida.org; include Mental Health Counselor – Applicant Name in subject line.
Senior Associate
My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Alliance seeks a senior associate. Responsibilities include building relationships with community leaders; developing the frameworks, tools and resources required for an online learning community; and overseeing the ongoing certification and onboarding of the MBK Network. Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines.
Available Positions at Bass Museum of Art

  • Assistant to the Executive Director *
  • Education Outreach and Special Programs Coordinator *
  • Graphic Design Coordinator *
  • Grants Manager *
  • Guest Services Associate *

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit www.thebass.org/jobs.
Available Positions at Florida Foster Care Review

  • Citizen Review Program (CRP) Review Specialist * To be responsible for preparing and facilitating CRP hearings. Other responsibilities include collecting data during review; producing CRP’s final reports; supporting the management of volunteers; participating in the training and evaluation of volunteers; and attending court hearings and relevant child welfare and community meetings/events. Must possess minimum bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and at least three years' frontline experience.
  • Permanency Roundtable (PRT) Program Specialist * To facilitate initial and follow-up roundtable sessions while working closely with PRT program managers. Responsibilities include engaging in family-finding activities and ensuring the active pursuit of permanent connections and families for all children and youth served by the program. Minimum bachelor’s degree in social work or related field, plus five years' professional experience in Miami-Dade’s child welfare system.

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit www.fostercarereview.org.
Available Positions at the Institute for Child and Family Health

  • Case Manager – FACES and BNet Programs To provide community-based targeted case management services to assigned clients experiencing mental health or substance use disorders as well as medical issues, including, but not limited to, assessing client need for social, educational, medical and other support services; advocacy and linkage to such services; and monitoring the provision of all wraparound services.
  • 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, and minimum one year case management experience serving children/adolescents with severe emotional disturbances.
  • Community Action Team (CAT) Coordinator To coordinate all administrative and clinical functions of the CAT Program, including ensuring that the services offered to children and families are provided in a timely manner, are of high quality and are consistent with eligibility criteria.
  • Community Action Team (CAT) Mentor To assist clients with educational, vocational and life skills development, and help families enhance their family support networks. Must possess at minimum high school diploma; one year experience working with children and adolescents in a group, classroom, tutoring or related setting; and knowledge in the areas of child development, family functioning, child abuse and neglect, and resistant clients.
  • Grant Clinician - SNAP To implement the SNAP evidence-based model of therapeutic intervention for children and their parents under the guidance of a supervisor as required by the needs of the grant(s). Responsibilities include completing documentation within given deadlines and in accordance with funders, COA standards, agency policies and procedures and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Hourly Direct Therapist (Licensed) - North Area Responsibilities include conducting intakes, participating in monthly case staffing meetings and implementing therapeutic treatment plans for emotionally disturbed children/adolescents through individual, group therapy and behavioral management.
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager To provide community-based case management services to assigned clients including, but not limited to, assessing client need for services, advocating and linking to services, and monitoring of services. All case management services must be provided in accordance with the Medicaid Mental Health Targeted Case Management Handbook, ICFH policies and procedures, and all applicable laws and regulations.

Email résumé to Arlene Balloveras at aballoveras@icfhinc.org.
Available Positions at Jewish Community Services

  • Infant and Early Childhood Services Program Manager To plan, develop, manage, coordinate and evaluate the delivery of infant and early childhood programs for children ages birth-5 and their families. Responsibilities include meeting the requirements and outcomes for various funding sources by providing direction, leadership, supervision and consultation to staff. Must be licensed and possess bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
  • Literacy Tutor - Part-Time For its Girls Empowerment Initiative serving female youth ages 11-17. Responsibilities include providing enrichment and/or specialized help for students at a school site so they can master necessary skills and strive for excellence in academics and beyond. Flexibility to work afternoons and evenings required. 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 as well as direct services (e.g., individual and group counseling). License required; 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 Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

  • Driver 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. Must possess minimum 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.
  • Executive Assistant to the President/CEO To oversee the activities of the board of directors, maintain the executive calendar, prepare correspondence and documents, and review contracts for required signatures. Must possess bachelor's or associate degree, 3-5 years' executive assistant experience, excellent written/verbal communication skills and proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Family & Children Support Specialist To provide support and services to blind or visually impaired children ages birth to 14 and their families. Must possess bachelor's degree in psychology or related field; experience with support groups and individual and/or family counseling; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).
  • Job Services Specialist To provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment, job orientation and job search assistance, 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 Assistant To provide support and assistance to the Lighthouse Learning pre-K program's daily operations. Requirements include DCF 45 hours and birth through 5 child care credentials.
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired To provide instruction to children and youth ages birth to 21 and 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.

Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Available Positions at School-Based Health Care Network (SBHS) *
School-Based Health Care Network (SBHS) has 160 openings for approved behavioral health network providers in the following counties: Broward, Clay, Duval, Escambia, Lee, Miami-Dade, Osceola and Palm Beach. Visit www.sbhsnetwork.com and scroll down to the "For Providers" links for more information.
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