May 26, 2021

The Children's Trust Announces
* New or updated
Submit Survey by Friday for a Chance to Win One of 20 $75 Gift Cards *
We want to hear from EVERYONE working in our programs, including direct service staff, executives and everyone in between. Many thanks to the more than 850 of you so far who completed surveys and another 300 with partial responses, a total response rate of just about 26%. But we need to hear from everyone. PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR SURVEY AND ENCOURAGE YOUR COLLEAGUES TO DO SO by this Friday’s May 28 deadline if you have not already. It takes less than 30 minutes, and 20 people who submit by the deadline will win $75 gift cards. Look for your invite and reminder emails in your spam filter if you have not seen them yet. They will be from Sabrina at a Children’s Trust email.
Last Call to Submit Nominations for Champions for Children Awards
Nominations for the 2021 David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children Award and the Excellence in Direct Service Award will close this Sunday, May 30.
Funding Recommendations Posted *
Funding Recommendations for Request for Proposals (RFP) #2021-06 Early Childhood Community Research Demonstration Projects have been posted in the Resources section of the solicitation and on The Children's Trust website. 
UM Team COACH Live Virtual Training: Finding Stress Management Strategies that Work for You
Months of coping with the stressors of quarantines, shutdowns, losses, uncertainty and anxiety are taking a toll on our emotional health. If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, you are not alone! In this virtual training, you will learn and practice strategies to calm your body and mind. We’ll practice different stress reduction techniques so you are able to identify strategies that resonate with you. This training is appropriate for front-line providers serving families and takes place. June 9, 10-11a.m.
UM Team COACH Communities of Practice
UM Team COACH is now offering various Communities of Practice for Parenting Program providers! Join a community where members support one another, share best practices and deepen their knowledge. All of the following CoPs are appropriate for direct service providers and supervisors of Parenting Programs and are currently being offered virtually. If you have any questions, please contact

Parent Stressors & Barriers - In this CoP, we will be identifying key stressors and barriers your families may currently be facing, as well as identifying and practicing strategies to solve these barriers. Topics will vary. This CoP will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 11am-12pm. Click here to sign up!

Creating Support Networks & Community Outreach/Recruitment - In this CoP, we will work collaboratively to create networks of outreach and referrals across parenting providers in the community. You will have the opportunity to get to know other community providers, share information, and support one another. Virtual recruitment will be an ongoing topic. This CoP will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 10-11am. Click here to sign up!
Drive-Thru Food Relief Event on May 29
Please inform families in your provider network and beyond of the remaining drive-through food distribution event to be held on May 29 for hot meals. Those who register to host or attend a workshop in May will receive an additional goody bag. Those who participate in the drive-through must remain in their cars and wear masks at all times. The Drive-Thru Food Relief Program is sponsored by The Children's Trust and the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

  • Saturday, May 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Kendall Library, 9101 SW 97 Avenue
Update the Children's Trust Logo
Providers using the Children's Trust Logo on any material must send that material for review and approval to To download the current Trust logo, visit the Media Kit & Logos page on the Trust website:
Help with Camp is Available for Youth with Disabilities
Summer is a time for fun and vacation, but it can also be challenging to find the right summer camp – especially for children with disabilities who have significant support needs. With many children attending school virtually since last March, summer camp presents a wonderful opportunity for many to ease back into a routine and get ready to return to school this Fall.

Thanks to a generous allocation from The Children’s Trust, funding is available to provide supports that create meaningful, safe and inclusive opportunities at Trust-funded summer camps. This is a highly INDIVIDUALIZED process taking into account the needs of each child or youth.

ELIGIBLE children and young adults have a diagnosed condition, and need significant support in areas that include:

  • Activities of daily living (eating, dressing, using the rest room);
  • Communication;
  • Mobility;
  • Managing health conditions or taking medication; and/or
  • Behaviors that interfere with program participation.

To learn more, contact Maggie Rivera at email below, or call 786.365.2274.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities Training Opportunities
The first live/in person training on May 20 was a hit! Stay tuned for the next live/in person dates in June.

Wednesday, June 23, 9:30 a.m-12 p.m.
An Administrator's Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Are you an Administrator, site director, 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.
Always available online:

  • Discovering Inclusion & Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1.

Is your program looking for coaching, technical assistance, or other help with inclusion? Contact your Inclusion Specialist. Not sure who it is? Contact Pat Donovan at

It is the policy of The Advocacy Network on Disabilities to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in an accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in Advocacy Network on Disabilities trainings, please contact Pat Donovan, 305.204.2644 (cell) or at least one week in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)
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 via Zoom. Visit The Children's Trust Academy for full descriptions, meeting info and registration information.

Home Safety Training & Education, Thursday, May 27, 1-2:30 p.m.
Prepare for a Successful Summer with Trainings from Project RISE *
Project RISE is offering to help providers prepare for a successful summer by offering these training opportunities:

  • Ask-Listen-Encourage: June 2, from 1-3 p.m.
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction: June 3, from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction: June 15, from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Please make sure to register for these trainings in Trust Academy ASAP to guarantee your spot.
Getting Ready for a Successful Summer? Project RISE is Here to Help!
Are you interested in learning strategies to increase self-motivation in students?
Are you eager to learn methods to promote youth leadership?
Are you looking for ways to increase your students’ self-esteem?

If you answered, "Yes." to any of these, click the button below to request coaching assistance.
Become a Foster Parent
Hundreds of kids and teens in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are in need of safe, loving homes through no fault of their own due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Citrus Family Care Network is looking for people who want to change the life of a child. Open your home and your heart, "Become a Foster Parent."

For more information call 1.855.786.KIDS (5437), or Ben Morales at 305.608.9640, or visit:
Inspiring Stories Welcomed!
Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been doing inspiring, life-changing and heroic work to provide for the children and families of Miami-Dade during the coronavirus pandemic. Please continue the good work and make sure to share their stories social media while tagging us. Also, don't forget to email your stories and latest triumphs!
From Other Agencies
Mindfulness Programs for Educators, Social Workers, Parents and Youth *
School's almost out! Time to collectively exhale! Mindful Kids Miami has summer programs available starting June 10th.

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (for adults with symptoms of depression)
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Mindful Teacher Training Program

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (14-18yo)
  • Making Friends with Yourself (11-14yo)
  • Tune in with Mindfulness (6-10yo)
Florida Department of Children and Families Offers Rental Assistance
The Department of Children and Families recently launched OUR Florida, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, that will benefit Floridians who have suffered due to the pandemic’s economic impact on working-class families. OUR Florida, or Opportunities for Utilities and Rental Assistance, is now accepting applications for families in need of aid, regardless of their city of residence, at The program focuses on low-income renters whose household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which varies by county. The program will prioritize renters with income at or below 50% AMI and/or families who have experienced unemployment within the past 90 days.

Floridians who rent their homes are eligible if they:
  • Earn an income at or below 80% of the AMI; and
  • Have qualified for unemployment, experienced a loss of income, incurred significant costs or faced financial hardships due to the recent public health emergency; and
  • Are at risk of losing their home or are living in unstable or unhealthy conditions.
Technology 101 Online Workshop for Nonprofits
The South Florida Digital Alliance (SFDA) is hosting a free online workshop for nonprofits to explore technology tools designed to help enhance communications, project management, marketing, development, and more! The online workshop will take place Wednesday, May 26 at 11 a.m.. Register for the Zoom workshop below.
Laptops, Desktops Available for Nonprofits
Summer is here and, with activities starting to ramp back up, the SFDA has a nice inventory of computers available for nonprofits to help with both their programming and operational needs. Additionally, sponsorships/donations are always accepted, allowing it to provide these directly to low-income households in need! Please contact the SFDA at the email below.
Free Parenting Program from the Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center is currently recruiting for its parenting program, Nurturing Parenting Program®, which is a free 16-week program for court mandated and voluntary parents/caregivers of children under the age of 12 years old. For more information call Rosario Hidalgo-Vargas at 305.960.5558 or write her at the email below.
Parent to Parent Support Group for Families with Children and Youth with Disabilities/Special Needs
Grab your lunch and join with parents and experts to share concerns about dealing with children and youth with disabilities and special needs the second and fourth Friday each month.
Support Group for African American/Black and Haitian Families with Children and Youth with Disabilities/Special Needs
Support Group for African American/Black and Haitian Families with children and youth with disabilities/special needs. The support group will meet from 5-7 p.m., June 2,16, 30, and July 14.
Join Parent to Parent of Miami's support group with Outreach Enrichment Project team, Danielle Leys and Jeanette Cordova. There will be time for you to connect with other parents, discuss challenges, milestones, and anything else that needs sharing.
Parent to Parent of Miami Learning Opportunities | IDEA/IEP Seminar
Becoming a stronger advocate for your child starts by understanding special education law. Stay informed, know your rights, and play an active role in your child’s education. Learn about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which is designed to protect the rights of students with disabilities and the IEP.

IDEA Seminar
Wednesday, May 26, 5-7 p.m.
IEP Seminar
Wednesday, June 2, 5-7 p.m.
Career Opportunities
Child Therapist at Lotus House Women's Shelter *

Candidates must have experience working with individuals with histories of complex trauma, medical and mental health issues, and developmental needs and delays. Master's in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy and excellent engagement skills required. Licensed professional and certification and training in PCIT, TF-CBT, and/or CPP preferred. Experience with LGBTQ+ children and/or adolescents preferred. Motivational interviewing experience a plus.
Data & Reporting Analyst at Breakthrough Miami *

The Data & Reporting Analyst is responsible for designing, implementing and strengthening data collection tools, and managing and maintaining databases to assess the effectiveness of programming, and student and alumni development. Analyze outcomes data, and other relevant metrics, to provide insights, drive data-informed decision making, and develop unified reporting and analysis of all organizational activities. The Data & Reporting Analyst will lead a culture of continuous improvement, which will include professional development and training, and ongoing support to team members.  
The individual in this role is organized, inquisitive and driven, with strong data and quantitative skills and experience with Salesforce.
Teacher and Teacher Assistant at Rainbow Intergenerational Learning Center *

Teacher and Teacher Assistant positions available for both our Little Havana and our South Beach locations. Teachers must have DCF 45 hours and FCCPC/CDA. Teacher assistants must have minimum DCF 45 hours.
Open Positions at Centro Mater *

Centro Mater Child Care Services, Inc. / Centro Mater West has the following open positions:

  • After-School Counselor - 7 Part Time position available; High School or GED required.
  • Caregiver - Full Time position available; NCDA in Infant/Toddler required.
  • Teacher Aide - Full Time / Part Time positions available, High School or GED required.

If you are interested any of this positions please click below under the “Careers” tab.
Available Positions at Girl Power *

The agency is anticipating the development and opening of Mama Hattie’s House, Social, Educational and Residential Complex and as such is preparing for the upcoming multi-million-dollar capital campaign. Mama Hattie’s House will offer a home-away-from-home for girls who are at risk of sex trafficking, aging out of foster care, exiting detention, or transiting from homelessness, abuse and neglect.
Afterschool Counselors Position at Kidworks USA *

Kidworks USA seeks to hire responsible individuals for the position of an after-school/summer camp counselor. Individual must possess or begin the process of having the DCF 45 hours training, a high school diploma, and experience with children. Duties required for this position would include, but are not limited to supervising children, assisting students with their homework, and other extracurricular activities such as STEM, Dance, PE and Drones. Salary depends on credentials & experience.
Jewish Community Services is Seeking Clinicians *

Jewish Community Services of South Florida is seeking both full-time and part-time clinicians to provide direct services to children, adolescents, adults and families in the assigned offices and via telehealth. The position requires the ability to perform clinical documentation, statistics, and data reporting.
Master’s degree from an accredited university in Mental Health Counseling, 3+ years of clinical experience including experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT required.
Summer Camp Program Looking for a Literacy Teacher *

Town Center Preschool is looking for a literacy teacher for summer camp. Position is 25 hours per week. Valid Florida Teaching Certificate a must. Candidate must undergo a Level 2 background screening. Please call Cristina de la Torre, Program Director for further details at 305.385.9981. Send resume to email below or fax to 305.385.9274.
Pre-K Teacher Needed at Grace United Learning Center *

The Grace United Learning Center needs a full time Pre-K teacher position for 3 year old class available at Grace United Learning Center. This person needs to have a passion for teaching, creative abilities, excellent leadership and classroom management skills. This position starts August 1. Candidates must have 45 hour certification, CPR/First Aid, Background Screening and References. The center is located in Miami Gardens. Call 305.651.1947 x 202 for more information.
Available Positions at The Miami Foundation *

The Miami Foundation is currently hiring for two opportunities:

  • Communications and Engagement Assistant – description here
  • Programs Associate – description here
Available Positions at Kristi House

Clinical Site Manager - Kristi House Project GOLD South
The Kristi House Project GOLD South Clinical Site Manager is responsible for carrying out the daily operations of the South Drop In Center. The position supports the directors in the supervision and training of direct care staff. Master’s degree required in social work or related field of study. Must be a Licensed Mental Health Professional for a minimum of one year. TF- CBT certification required. To view full description and application, visit website (link below).

Family Advocate
Bachelor’s degree level position designed to provide case coordination services to child trauma victims and their families based in the community. Responsible for performing all case coordination functions to ensure that the children's and family's needs are met. Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology preferred. 1-year experience working with child victims of trauma or related population preferred.

This Master’s level (licensed or unlicensed), full-time, therapy position is designed to provide comprehensive services to youth who are victims or at risk of sexual exploitation and their non-offending caregivers. Master's Degree must be from an accredited university in Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy. Minimum of 1 year Masters level experience working with at-risk or trauma exposed (sexual abuse and HT/CSEC preferred) youth and their families.
After-School Park Counselor at Amigos for Kids

Under the supervision of the program manager, and in collaboration with the teachers, the park counselor is responsible for the implementation of the Amigos after school and summer program. The park counselor shall adhere to all guidelines outlined in the Out of School Handbook. Work hours are Monday - Friday, approximately 20 hours per week. Please click link the below for full job description and details:
Available Positions at the Richmond-Perrine Optimist Club

  • Richmond-Perrine Optimist Club's After-school House Program: 3 program aide positions available, from 2-6 p.m. Must have 45 hours Childcare training Certificate. 
  • Richmond-Perrine Optimist Club's Parent Support Program: 2 part-time link person positions available, 1 full-time family support specialist position available.

For more information call 305.233.9325.
Literacy Teacher for Summer Camp Program

Town Center Preschool is looking for a literacy teacher for summer camp. The position is 25 hours per week. Valid Florida Teaching Certificate a must. Candidate must undergo a Level 2 background screening. Please call Cristina de la Torre, Program Director for further details at 305.385.9981. Email resume below fax to 305.385.9274.
Center for Family and Child Enrichment Hiring

Why join CFCE:
  • Great benefits package, including a Zero (0) cost out of pocket medical plan, 12 Paid Holidays and a competitive Paid Time Off Package
  • Making an invaluable impact in your community
  • Growth and professional development opportunities available
  • Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

For a list of vacancies, click below:
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

Heiken 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. HS Diploma 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.

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. HS Diploma required; one year of experience working with database and running queries/reports; experience working in a medical office preferred; and bilingual (English/Spanish) required.

Teacher Assistant
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a Teacher’s Assistant to provide support and assistance to the Miami Lighthouse Academy daily operations. Requirements include DCF; Birth through Five Child Care Credentials.

Summer Music Instructor
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a summer music instructor from June 14 - August 13 with minimum eight (8) years of industry-specific experience in the field (i.e. MIDI Production, performance, sound engineer, guitar, piano, violin, vocal, percussions, bass or sax). Ability to lead multiple ensemble. Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Preschool Teacher Assistant
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a Teacher’s Assistant to provide support and assistance to the Miami Lighthouse Academy daily operations. Full-Time position with benefits. Requirements include DCF; Birth through Five Child Care Credentials
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Family Service Case Specialist - Associates degree
  • Head Start Educator - Associates Degree in Early Childhood, CDA, 45 hrs DCF
  • Head Start Assistant - CDA in Pre-School or equivalent, 45 hrs DCF
  • Early Head Start Educator - Early Childhood classes, CDA in Infant/Toddler, 45 hrs DCF
  • Early Head Start Assistant - CDA in Infant/Toddler or equivalent, 45 hrs DCF

Click below to email resume:
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 resume and cover letter by clicking below.
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