Weekly Provider Bulletin
The Children's Trust Announces
Field Trip Options for Summer Camp Programs
From Area Stage to HistoryMiami, there are a slew of great options out there sure to delight your campers! Click here for details; contact each venue directly for additional information.
Champions for Children 2018 is SOLD OUT!!
Thank you all for your support - we'll see you next Thursday at Jungle Island!
Upcoming Funding: Program & Professional Development Supports
In the coming months, The Children's Trust will release funding for program and professional development supports (i.e., training, peer learning opportunities, consultation, coaching) for our family services programs, inclusive of parenting, family therapy, wraparound services and community partnerships. We intend to fund professional development experts with a track record of providing high-quality, cost-effective supports, and expect multiple methods, including professional development needs assessments, in-person and online trainings, coaching and program process and outcome evaluation. If you possess relevant experience or can recommend others that do, please provide that contact information HERE. Your input is greatly appreciated and - as always - we thank you for all the work you do to support children in our community!
Promote Your Event for FREE on our Community Calendar
If your organization is having an event, let us know and we'll help you promote it. Events can be for the community at large or specific to other service providers in Miami-Dade County. The only requirement is that they offer no- or low-cost opportunities to attendees; please note that we are unable to include galas and fundraisers at this time. Events can be health fairs, back-to-school events, movie screenings, training and professional development, or similar events. Simply fill out our online Community Outreach and Calendar Form at least two weeks prior to your event to get started!
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Friday, June 22, 12:30-3 p.m., The Children’s Trust, Training Room, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction Friday, June 29, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Children’s Trust, Training Room, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129

Many more trainings, such as Effective Literacy Instruction, Behavior Management and Homework Assistance, are available online, as are recertification courses for ORF and PACER. Preregistration required for all Project RISE trainings; click here to register.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Monday, June 11, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165
  • Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, June 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Breakthrough Miami - Carrollton, 3747 Main Highway, Miami, FL 33133

Discovering Inclusion training now available online! This training introduces different types of disabilities, benefits of inclusion, People First Language, respectful etiquette and the characteristics of an inclusive program; this training fulfills The Children’s Trust’s Inclusion training requirements.

Registration is required for all trainings; click here to register.
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. Available trainings for June and July are listed below; visit The Children's Trust community calendar for full descriptions and registration information. All trainings are held at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136 unless otherwise indicated.   

  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, June 13, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, June 13, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, June 20, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, June 20, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, June 27, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, July 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, July 18, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, July 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, July 25, 3-4 p.m.
From Our Friends
Change the Life of a Child in Foster Care
Florida Foster Care Review, which advances the safety, stability and success of abused and neglected children, youth and young adults by connecting them to essential services, healthy relationships and forever families, seeks caring citizens from the community to volunteer one weekday a month for a minimum of one year to serve on its Citizen Review Panel (CRP); volunteers must be at least 25 years old. The CRP reviews active, judge-referred child welfare court cases at the Children's Courthouse, and your participation as a CRP member means that you can directly and positively impact the life of a child or youth in foster care. For information email mleichter@fostercarereview.org.
South Florida Grants Conference
The South Florida Grant Professional Association Chapter will hold a regional conference on July 12 at NOVA Southeastern University. Participants will build professional relationships, learn about trends in the grants industry and connect with local funding sources. This event is ideal for grant professionals, nonprofit administrators, development directors and philanthropists at every level of experience. Click here for additional information and to register.
FREE Summer Meals for Children & Youth - Sign Up TODAY!
Summer BreakSpot, a program that provides free meals to children and youth ages birth-18 years at participating service sites, is underway. We encourage ALL children and youth summer program providers to contact sponsors TODAY to secure participation at each of their program service sites. Be sure to confirm available menus (hot or cold) and delivery times BEFORE making a decision on which sponsor best meets the needs of your participants and program environment. In addition, we strongly urge providers to designate their program service sites as “open sites,” where children and youth ages birth-18 years living in their communities may also participate in the free meals program, even if they do not participate in provider programming. Open sites serve a critical role in minimizing food insecurity in Miami-Dade while schools are closed and are, for some children, a literal lifesaver. The Children’s Trust is also supporting Florida Impact efforts to increase accessibility to summer meals for those children who have no access to open sites, through pediatric clinics and WIC and HUB sites. Contact Sam Hopwood at shopwood@flimpact.org for more information. Parents can call 211 or text FOOD or COMIDA (for Spanish) to 877-877 to find service sites delivering summer meals for children ages birth-18 near their home. Click here for additional Summer BreakSpot resources; current sponsors are listed below:

  • After-School Program (ASP) Contact Christina at 954.596.9000.
  • Christian Fellowship CDC In addition to programs/sites serving children and youth up to age 18, the organization seeks to support those that serve developmentally delayed young adults over the age of 18. Contact Anna Jackson at 305.308.0542.
  • Community Action Agency Contact Rany Panchanathan at 786.469.4789 or ppncha@miamidade.gov.
  • FLIPANY Visit www.flipany.org for more information and to register; a free, one-time healthy food demo event for parents is available for 50 or more participants. Contact Viktoriya Yudovina at 954.636.2388 or vyudovina@flipany.org.
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools Contact Berne Galvez at mgalvezberne@dadeschools.net.
  • Rayfield Family Literacy Contact Senetta Carter at 800.913.5481, 954.894.0518 or senettacar@aol.com.
  • Sisters for Abundant Living Download an application at www.sistersforabundantliving.com; Contact Courtney at 305.826.7900.
  • Village Youth Services In addition to free meals, Village Youth Services is also offering free nutrition education workshops. Contact Lamekka Noble at 305.621.5836 or info@villageyouth.org.
Grant Opportunities
Expanding Economic Opportunities in Your Community
The Communities Thrive Challenge offers funding to organizations with a track record of expanding economic opportunity for low-income and financially insecure individuals in their communities. Click here for details and to register by Tuesday, June 12, 5 p.m. PT; application deadline is Tuesday, June 19, 5 p.m. PT.
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
*Denotes new posting
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • 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 is ongoing.

Caregiver 1 & Substitute - Part-Time
Redlands Christian Migrant Association seeks a caregiver 1 and substitute to support a warm, secure, affectionate, social-emotional climate for young children (lifting and holding children required); follow daily schedules and plans that support participants' physical, social and cognitive growth; follow rules and procedures that establish and maintain a safe and healthy classroom and outside environment; be an engaged partner with families; and meet all RCMA funding and DCF requirements. Upon hire must complete DCF 45-hour training. Email résumé to beatrizc@rcma.org.
Clinical Assessment Therapist *
Kristi House seeks a master's level clinical assessment therapist to provide clinical and wraparound assessments to child sexual abuse victims and their nonoffending parents/guardians. Responsibilities include initial intake assessment of all referred cases. For more information visit www.kristihouse.org/employment; email cover letter and résumé to jobs@kristihouse.org.
HealthySteps Specialists *
Community Health of South Florida seeks HealthySteps specialists. Must possess bachelor's degree in health science-related field with a focus on child development, specifically ages birth-5, and experience working with children and families; previous exposure or experience with the HealthySteps program preferred. Email résumé to cmaraoz@chisouthfl.org.
Speech Language Pathologist *
Blossoms Developmental Pediatrics seeks a speech language pathologist to work in a multidisciplinary setting at Jackson Pediatric Center. This facility, a medical daycare, provides services to children ages birth-21 with diagnoses consisting of but not limited to genetic anomalies, cerebral palsy, feeding difficulties, Down syndrome, neurological conditions and developmental delays. Email résumé to vstrauss@gmail.com.
Teacher - Lead
Miami Bethany seeks a lead/certified teacher for its summer program, June 18 to July 27. For more information, call 305.638.2283 or email joe@miamibethany.org.
Teacher Assistant - Early Head Start
St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center seeks a teacher assistant 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 those that promote social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, motor and physical development. Minimum high school diploma and DCF 45-hour training. Email résumé to tdawson@stalbanschildcare.org.
Teachers - Preschool *
YMCA South Florida seeks preschool teachers for its Homestead location. Must possess National CDA; associate or bachelor's degree; experience in early childhood; and ability to communicate well in English, both written and spoken. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) a plus. First aid/CPR certification required within first 30 days of employment. For more information and to apply, visit www.ymcasouthflorida.org.
Available Positions at Children's First Preschool Early Learning Center

  • Teacher - Preschool For 3- and 4-year-olds. Must be fluent in English and possess DCF 45-hour training and FCCPC or higher education. Immediate start date.
  • VPK Assistant Must be fluent in English and possess either DCF 45-hour training and FCCPC or a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Start date August 2018.
  • VPK Teacher Must be fluent in English and possess either DCF 45-hour training and FCCPC or a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Start date August 2018.

For more information, call 305.279.1025 or or email tcfpelc@gmail.com.
Available Positions at Jewish Community Services *

  • Licensed Therapist - Part-Time To provide individual and family therapy services to children and adults, including intakes, assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning, ongoing intervention and proper termination. Must be licensed, possess bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) and flexibility to work afternoons and evenings.
  • 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 school site so they can master necessary skills and strive for excellence in academics and beyond. Flexibility to work afternoons and evenings required.
  • Program Coordinator For its Girls Empowerment Initiative serving female youth ages 11-17. Position involves providing administrative oversight to the program as well as direct services such as individual and group counseling. License and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) preferred.

Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools *

  • Community Involvement Specialist
  • Early Head Start Educator
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Head Start Educator
  • Licensed School Psychologist

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit jobs.dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education

  • Clerical - Hourly To provide secretarial, accounting, organizational and administrative work essential to operations. Must be organized, self-directed and display independent initiative and judgement as they relate to job assignments. Minimum high school diploma required.
  • School Psychologists - Full/Part-Time To conduct psychological evaluations of children (including observing students in classroom); administer individual tests of intellectual aptitudes, academic achievement, emotional, social and behavioral characteristics; consult with teachers, student support personnel, school administrators and parents regarding cases; provide support for students to improve communication, socialization, adjustment and achievement; and provide assistance to teachers in developing behavior management plans.

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit jobs.dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade

  • Childcare Center Director To be responsible for the YWCA Early Childhood Intergenerational Center management; planning, implementing and teaching the curriculum; and coordinating the administrative and operational functions of the center, including the Head Start/Early Head Start program and other programs. Bachelor’s or associate degree from an accredited college/university in public administration, early childhood education, human services, public health or related field preferred; current Director's Credential required.
  • Clubhouse Youth Coordinator To be responsible for the direct supervision of counselor as well as overall daily operations and activities of school-age and teen programs; direct implementation of funded programs; supervision of clubhouse software/hardware equipment to assure proper working conditions; and project planning, program design and service development.
  • Education & Mental Health Coordinator To be responsible for the education and mental health components of its Head Start program; provide training for all Head Start/Early Head Start teaching personnel; develop program curricula; provide educational resources for staff and parents; and establish and maintain communication and complete reporting system for purposes of monitoring, evaluating and improving education and mental health components. Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, elementary education or related field required.

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit www.ywcamiami.org.
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