Weekly Provider Bulletin
November 13, 2019
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Free Savings Accounts For Kindergartners in City of Miami Schools *
The Children's Trust is sponsoring a new program that offers completely FREE Children's Savings Accounts for kindergarten students at 30 public elementary schools in the City of Miami. Known as Future Bound Miami, the program includes an initial $25 deposit courtesy of the City of Miami, with an additional $25 added for students who receive free or reduced-price lunch at school. Over the next 13 years, as the Future Bound Miami kids advance through public school, they will be eligible for monetary incentives for high grades, good attendance, etc. Parents of qualifying children can activate the savings accounts at the M-DCPS Parent Portal. Activation is free, with no account fees and no requirement for parents or children to save any money. Parents have until December 6 to activate the Future Bound Miami savings accounts for their Miami kindergartners.

For more information, visit https://futureboundmiami.org.
Still Time to Apply for Program Management Leadership Academy *
Supervisors and managers of direct-line staff in Trust-funded programs are invited to participate in The Children’s Trust’s Program Management Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is a leadership development program designed to help supervisory leaders of Trust-funded organizations serving children, youth and families move to the next level of personal and professional growth. Learning will happen with monthly workshops and peer groups taking place from January through September 2020.

To apply and for additional information click here. Application deadline is November 29, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Trust Academy Takes Over
The Children’s Trust's Trust Academy module in Trust Central has a new look! If your Trust-funded position was included in Trust Central by your Agency Admin, log in to Trust Central to access the Trust Academy module.

If your position is directly contracted with The Trust, but you do not have access to Trust Central, see your Agency Admin to get started. For subcontractors, professional services, and ‘match’ positions, you can access the required online courses and live events by registering independently as explained in registration options 2-4 in the Trust Academy Guide.

Trust Academy now holds all your learning needs! To register for all trainings offered by our partner agencies log in to Trust Academy.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities
*To register for trainings please login to Trust Central and click Trust Academy.  

An Administrator’s Overview Of The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Are you an Administrator 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.  
Friday, December 6, 2019
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cutler Bay Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189  

Discovering Inclusion Part 2: Beyond Awareness
You successfully completed Discovering Inclusion 1 on-line. Acquire more in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience developing and implementing adaptations, accommodations, and strategies to address specific needs and disabilities.

Monday, November 18, 2019
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Miami Lighthouse, 601 SW 8 Avenue , Miami, FL 33130

Count Me In
One of our most popular trainings, come learn fun, meaningful activities to do with your students to build their disability awareness, and encourage them to appreciate differences. 
Thursday, November 14, 2019
1-4 p.m.
Hialeah John F Kennedy Library, 190 W 49 Street, Hialeah, FL 33012

Successful Inclusion Of Children w/ Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Part 2 
If you passed Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)-Part 1, online, you are ready to experience visual schedules, practice American Sign Language, and create and tell Social Stories. 
Monday, November 25, 2019
9 a.m. - noon.
North Shore Park and Youth Center, 501 72 Street. Miami Beach, FL 33141

Navigating Community Resources
Do you know where to direct a parent who comes to you seeking assistance for
their child with a disability? Learn about the most commonly needed resources, where to find them, and how they can help.
Friday, December 13, 2019
10 a.m.-noon.
Greater Miami Youth Homestead, 1088 W Mowry Dr, Homestead, FL 33030

ON-LINE TRAININGS

Discovering Inclusion: This is the core training that sets the foundation for all others. Learn about different types of disabilities, the characteristics and benefits of an inclusive program, and how to use People First Language and respectful etiquette.

Introduction To Successful Inclusion Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Part 1: Learn the facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder – you may be surprised to find that some of what you think isn’t necessarily so. Get an overview of how to help children meet behavioral expectations, recognize and accommodate those with sensory sensitivities, address bullying, and ensure a safe environment.
Project RISE: Coaching and Training *
Effective Behavior Management: Challenging Behaviors
This training expands upon the skills taught in the Introduction to Effective Behavior Management training by teaching additional effective strategies for reducing behavioral disruptions in your program. 
The training takes place on January 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th St, Cutler Bay, FL 33189.

To register for this training, or to take any of Project RISE's many online trainings, please log into Trust Academy through your Trust Central account.
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. Visit The Children's Trust community calendar for full descriptions, locations and registration information.o
 
  • Car Passenger Safety, Wednesday, November 20; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education, Wednesday, November 20; 3-4 p.m.
YAS Providers Without DCF Licenses Will Not Get Paid!
Attention YAS Providers: Effective August 1, 2019, The Children's Trust will NOT reimburse for direct service costs occurred at any sites without an active DCF license. Please read carefully the non-payment policy and related form posted on our website. Once on the Policies & Forms > Financial page, click "Payments & Advances" and then "Policy" and "Form" under Non-Payment of Direct Services for Non-Compliance with Florida Department of Children and Families New!
Use the Correct The Children's Trust Logo
Providers thinking of 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 The Children's Trust logo, as well as other Trust-related logos and a style guide click here.
Differentiated Literacy Instructions Guidelines for Review
The Children's Trust has made Differentiated Literacy Instruction Guidelines available for K-5 providers to review in the "Programmatic" section at www.thechildrenstrust.org/content/trust-central-support.
Providers & Partners, Tell Us All About Your Good Work!
From the Herald to the Miami Times to local newscasts, 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!
From Other Agencies
2019 Miami-Dade Prematurity Symposium on Thursday, Friday
The 2019 Miami-Dade Prematurity Symposium aims to reduce preterm birth rates, increase equity and improve outcomes for premature infants through discussion of known causes and best practices. The symposium is specifically targetting OB/GYNs, pediatricians, neonatalogists, family practitioners, nurses, clinical staff and mental health professionals. The symposium takes placeThursday, November 14, 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. and Friday, November 15, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel. Register here.
Apply for FIU Community Research Grants
FIU's Research Center in Minority Institutions (RCMI) is pleased to announce the availability of seed funding for community partners and FIU faculty investigators to establish community-university collaborations. This seed funding is designed to establish long-term relationships with community-based organizations in order to address their health-related concerns and to promote participation in research. Through this funding, the FIU-RCMI hopes to establish community-university collaborations that benefit South Florida communities and enhance direct community-involvement among FIU faculty conducting health disparities research. FIU-RCMI will provide five awards annually, up to $5,000 per award.

To be successful, these community-university collaborations require resources; for example, time and funds for professional development, conference travel, supplies, meeting support, and other research-related expenses. This funding opportunity supports partnership-building activities, exploring shared research interests, and/or developing infrastructure and governance (improving data collection processes, system interfaces, etc.). Projects must focus on activities that enhance the community partner’s capacity to conduct health disparities research in South Florida and can include (but are not limited to): Needs assessments, secondary analysis of de-identified data (non-human subjects research), planning, evaluation or dissemination of community-level programs, service or system improvement planning, and training of community partners to enhance research capacity.  Application will be accepted until 5 p.m. on December 9th.
 
The FIU-RCMI Community Research Enhancement Grant Program Application is now open, register here. For more information email fiurcmi@fiu.edu
Kristi House: Upcoming Trainings

The following FREE trainings are available for service providers, clinicians, child-serving professionals and informed community members:

Kristi House Central Office, 1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior, Friday, November 15, 2:15-5 p.m.
  • Stewards of Children, Friday, December 13, 2:15 - 5 p.m.

Kristi House Naranja Office, 13955 SW 264th Street, Homestead, FL 33032
  • What Every Adult Needs to Know, Friday, November 22, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Career Opportunities
Brand Ambassadors for The Children's Trust 
The Children's Trust is seeking Community Outreach Trust Brand Ambassadors (formerly known as Street Team Members) with a background in one of the following areas: education, healthcare, social work, community organizing, customer service or grassroots guerrilla marketing. This part-time position requires evenings and weekend hours, usually one or two weekends per month, may also be called upon on an as-needed basis. The flat pay rate is $150.00 per event. Events range from 4 to 8 hours. The successful applicant will have an outgoing and positive personality; the ability to explain The Children’s Trust-funded programs and services to the public; and the confidence to act as a representative of The Children’s Trust at community and outreach events. 

For a complete job descriptions or to submit your resume contact Sandra Camacho at sandra@thechildrenstrust.org.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind *

Family & Children Support Specialist *
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a Children’s Specialist which carries the major responsibilities for providing comprehensive rehabilitation/developmental training and family/home intervention services to children aged birth to six and their families. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, experience working with infants and toddlers.

Program Coordinator *
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a Program Coordinator on a full-time basis to be responsible for scheduling and managing the day-to-day office and clinical operations for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program. A high school diploma is required, AA preferred; one year of experience working with database and running queries/reports; experience working in a medical office preferred; and bilingual (English/Spanish) required. 

Adult Case Manager *
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a Case Manager to prove case management services to clients in the Senior Group Activities Program. Some college coursework required, Bachelor’s degree preferred, two years of experience as a case manager or with services coordination, experience with support groups, experience working with seniors or elder care is preferred, bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Email resumes to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Part-Time Teacher *
The Child Care Center Inc. @ Riviera Presbyterian Church currently has availability for a part-time Teacher. The position is needed from Monday - Friday, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Applicants require DCF certificate or progress toward certification, experience with children and CPR & First Aid certification.

Email resumes to: Childcarecenter@bellsouth.net.
Available Positions at Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc. *

  • Therapist
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager 

For complete job listing, descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit CAREERBUILDER and CAREERROOKIE and/or e-mail résumé and cover letter to  Employment@icfhinc.org.
Volunteer and Internships at Ronaldo McDonald House Charities *
Become a volunteer at Ronaldo McDonald House Charities of South Florida and help keep families together! Whether you are looking for individual commitment or a group opportunity, there are dozens of ways you can make a difference:

  • Front Desk and Office Support Volunteer
  • Adopt a Meal Program Volunteer
  • Activity Day Volunteer
  • Social Media Intern
  • Adopt a Meal Program Coordinator Intern
  • Assistant House Manager Intern
  • Executive Director's & Events Intern

For more detailed information, call Veronica Forte at 786.476.2177.
Lead Dependency Case Manager
The Children's Home Society of Florida is looking for Lead Dependency Case Manager to support its growing needs for child case management services. The case manager will be part of a strategic care team charged with attending to the needs of children placed in care by the Department of Children and Families, with the end goal of finding permanent, stable, safe home environments for children.
Child Protection Certification required to be considered.

Click here for more information.
Compliance Coordinator
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami has an immediate opening for a Compliance Coordinator at the Administrative Offices. The position will assist with identifying, measuring and managing hazardous risks; systematically and efficiently managing contract processing procedures; efficient and effective performance quality service delivery and using data to identify areas of needed improvement and implement improvement plans in support of achieving performance targets, program goals, client satisfaction, and positive client outcomes. Candidates must demonstrate sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. Required qualifications include Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field and 2 years of experience.

Those interested can apply here.
Family Consultant
Family Central's Miami-Dade Office is seeking a full-time Family Consultant to provide intensive, short-term in-home services to vulnerable families. Masters' degree in Social Work, Mental Health or related field from accredited college; minimum of two years’ experience working with children and families in a counseling, supportive and/or case management role. Florida licensure/license eligible preferred. Excellent salary and benefits.

Those interested can apply at www.familycentral.org.
After-School Counselor
Kidworks USA is looking for a part-time after-school counselor to join its team. The position must have DCF 45 hours, be responsible, organized, self-motivated, take initiative, be flexible with schedules, be punctual and able to help with homework.

For more information email info@kidworksusa.com.
Extension Program Manager
Extension Program Managers (EPMs) are responsible for day to day management of FNP in Miami-Dade. FNP works with state and community partners to provide free nutrition education to SNAP-eligible people in 40 Florida counties, and to make it easier for people to access fresh, healthy foods and physical activity opportunities. Visit familynutritionprogram.org for more information. Click here to apply.
Teacher Assistant at Child Care Center
Little Cruisers, NAEYC accredited child care center at the Port of Miami, is looking for a dynamic, passionate full-time Assistant Teacher. The candidate must be at least 18 years old; High School Diploma or equivalent; CDA required; 2-3 years teaching in a licensed childcare center; knowledge and ability to utilize developmentally appropriate practices. Great benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, pension and more!

Those interested can apply at www.familycentral.org .
Available Positions at The Advocacy Network on Disabilities

Director of Community Inclusion Initiatives
Are you passionate about the inclusion of children with disabilities in all aspects of life? If you answered "yes", have a Master's degree and relevant experience including as a supervisor, the Advocacy Network on Disabilities wants to hear from you. Join a team of passionate, committed, professionals dedicated to increasing the capacity of The Children's Trust -funded programs to appropriately and meaningfully include children with disabilities. The position pays $60,000 a year, excellent benefits and is available immediately.

Send your resume and cover letter to hr@advocacynetwork.org.

Nurturing Parent Educator
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities is also looking for a full-time Parent Educator, fluent in Spanish, to work with families who have children with disabilities. Services are provided in the family home during times convenient for parents. Bachelor's degree required. Knowledge of disabilities and community preferred. The position pays $40,000 to $42,000 a year with excellent benefits and great co-workers.

Click here for a full job description. Send your resume to  hr@advocacynetwork.org.
Available Positions at Girl Power

Girl Power is looking for following positions:

• Program Instructor AOS *
• Dance Instructor *
• Central Program Instructor/ Case Manager

For complete job listing, descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit INDEED and/or e-mail résumé and cover letter to   girlpower@girlpowerrocks.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Family Intervention Specialist – 60 college credits, 15 in Psychology/Social Work *
  • Infant and Toddler Center Director (Part-Time) – Director's credentials 
  • Early Head Start Educator -12 credits in Early Childhood, and a CDA or FCCPC in Infant & Toddler required 
  • Head Start Educator - Associates degree in Early Childhood, CDA, 45 DCF Hours required
  • Head Start Assistant - Minimum of a CDA or FCCPC in Preschool required 
  • Curriculum Support Specialist - Teaching Certificate PK

Forward resume by email to erivero@dadeschools.net .
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education
  • Audiologists (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Deaf/hard of hearing interpreters
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Certified or licensed school social workers (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Special educations teachers (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Clerical positions (Part Time)
  • School psychologists or licensed psychologists (Part Time)

Forward resume by email to agoldman@dadeschools.net .
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