Weekly Provider Bulletin
September 1, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
Parenting, After-School & Youth Enrichment Schedules Due TODAY!
In order to schedule our CAT observations in a timely manner, all parenting (PAR), after-school (YAS) and youth enrichment (YEN) providers must send their program schedules to their respective contract managers no later than today , as previously announced. Remember, CAT observations will take place between September 1 and November 30.
Program Metrics Year 2 Changes: News You Need Now
As we begin the 2017-18 contract year, the Program Metrics team would like to share some important changes to our Metrics framework. The team created a short video that highlights all of the changes to the timeline, process and tool. Click here to watch the video on our YouTube channel . We have also created a Metrics toolkit with additional resources (including a PowerPoint presentation, the 2017-18 Program Metrics Tool and all CAT tools) that can be downloaded for use during the transition to our new website; click here to download the toolkit . We would like to thank everyone for taking the time to provide us with constructive feedback to improve our Program Metrics framework!
Grant Opportunities Input Summit - Materials & Summary of Takeaways
The Children's Trust hosted a grant opportunities input summit on July 24 to gather feedback from Miami-Dade County service providers prior to releasing our next portfolio of solicitations. Now posted on our new website is a summary of the materials distributed at the event, as well as critical takeaways from the breakout sessions on the  following topics: parenting services, early childhood services, youth development services (inclusive of youth enrichment, after-school programs and summer camps), and health services; click here to access the summary .
TheChildrensTrust.Org - Our New Website is Up & Running!
The public-facing side of our beautiful new mobile-friendly site is live - come take a look! You’ll find easier-to-navigate pages; streamlined, must-have information; the latest Trust news and events; important community happenings and provider trainings; and professional development programs and opportunities. The site's vastly improved functionality and content mean that now - more than ever - thechildrenstrust.org (and todoslosninos.net and touttimoun.org ) is a one-stop shop for everything you need to better serve the children and families of Miami-Dade County. Phase Two, which includes full access to the Provider Portal as well as provider-specific content, will go live in September.
Online YEN Advisory Committee Meeting (YDAC)
The first online Youth Development Advisory Committee (YDAC) meeting has been scheduled for Friday, September 8, at 11 a.m. ; participation is limited to Trust-funded YEN providers only. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Diana Lores, Ph.D., at dlores@nova.edu .
Exploratory YAS Advisory Committee Meeting (YASAC)
Project RISE is seeking YAS providers interested in creating a YAS Advisory Committee (YASAC) to discuss issues that are important to providers who serve elementary-age children in after-school programs. If you are interested in meeting for 1-2 hours to discuss how the advisory committee might be useful for the YAS initiative, and what that committee might look like, click here to enter your contact information or email dlores@ nova.edu .
Project RISE Trainings for After-School and Youth Enrichment Providers

  • Effective Literacy Instruction - Online
  • Literacy Assessment: Maze - Online
  • Literacy Assessment: ORF - Online (recertification only)
  • Fitness Assessment: PACER - Online (recertification only)
  • Effective Behavior Management 101 - Online
  • Homework Assistance in After-School - Online

The Advocacy Network on Disabilities - Upcoming Trainings
For free workshops about inclusion and serving children and youth with disabilities, view the calendar, read training descriptions and register online at www.advocacynetwork.org/training/calendar ; PowerPoints and supplemental training materials can be found at www.advocacynetwork.org/training . For more information, email vinfante@advocacynetwork.org .

  • An Administrator's Overview of the ADA Thursday, September 7, 9 a.m. - noon, Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165

Note: All provider staff members must participate in at least one ACT-provided training, and all program executives and administrators are required to attend An Administrator's Overview of the ADA.
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Training: Children & Traumatic Stress
Child traumatic stress refers to a child's physical and emotional response to events that threaten the life of the child, or of someone of critical importance to that child. Kristi House invites social workers, teachers, counselors and others that work with children in other ways to participate in this informative program, and learn how trauma impacts a child's well-being. Taking place on Friday, September 8, from 2-4:30 p.m. Visit www.kristihouse.org for more information; RSVP at dthompson@kristihouse.org or by calling 305.547.6834.
Youth Mental Health First Training (YMHFA): September 7
Youth Mental Health First Training (YMHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches any adult how to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training teaches you to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of addictions and mental illness. If you are a company or organization interested in YMHFA training, please contact Tony Martinez for more detailed information at tony@insightandmore.com or 305.487.3825. Register for the September 7 training at www.insightandmore.net ; course fee of $80 includes 8 CEUs ($70 for non-CEUs).
Grant Opportunities
Public Play Spaces for Kids
Do you have a great idea for how to turn everyday places – like sidewalks, bus stops, plazas and laundromats – into play spaces for kids across Miami? The Play Everywhere Challenge, powered by Target and KaBOOM!, will award grants of up to $30,000 to turn your ideas into reality. Visit apply.kaboom.org for details ; application deadline is tomorrow, Friday, September 1 .
Community Health
The Florida Blue Foundation announces a grant opportunity in the area of improving consumer health; application deadline is on Friday, September 8, 5 p.m. ET . Visit Florida Blue for more details on this funding opportunity and a link to an application . Additional questions may be directed to floridabluefoundation@floridablue.com or 800.477.3746, ext. 63215.
Social Innovation
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for low-cost randomized controlled trials (RCTs) designed to build important evidence about “what works” in U.S. social spending. Visit www.arnoldfoundation.org to download the solicitation in its entirety ; application deadline is on Friday, September 15 .
Marginalized Populations
The NoVo Foundation has announced the Radical Hope Fund, a $20 million, four-year commitment to support bold and transformative social justice work focused on marginalized populations. Visit www.novofoundation.org for fund guidelines and application requirements ; Letters of Intent must be submitted by noon ET on Wednesday, October 4 .
Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Community Engagement Liaison at The Children's Trust *
The community engagement liaison is responsible for performing a variety of community-driven duties, with an emphasis on maintaining contact with community groups, parents and other caregivers; providing support to residents on children's needs; and evaluating and responding to community needs concerning children. Must possess bachelor's degree in public administration, social work, child development or related field; minimum 3-5 years' experience working with neighborhood and civic associations, boards and community groups, or within a social services agency setting (child and family services); and considerable knowledge of community activities and needs for children and families. Click here for complete job description and requirements ; email résumé to careers@thechildrenstrust.org . Please type "Community Engagement Liaison" in the subject line.
After-School Activity Leaders - Part-Time *
The Thinking Child Christian Academy seeks after-school activity leaders, Monday through Friday, 2-6 p.m. or 3-6 p.m., to be responsible for day-to-day implementation of after-school activities, including homework assistance, literacy support, fitness, social skills activities, arts and crafts, snack and supervising participants on field trips. Must possess minimum 30 college credits in education/related field or be currently enrolled in college (prior experience working with children in a school setting may substitute for education requirements); DCF 45 hours (if not, will need to complete within three months of hire); and successfully undergo a criminal background check. Salary: $11-$15.50/hour. Email résumé to Annie Mendez at mendez@tccaschool.com .
Assistant Director/Lead Teacher *
Orange Blossom Learning Center seeks an assistant director/lead teacher. Must possess all VPK credentials to teach VPK; director credential a plus but not required. Must also possess bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) and be responsible, motivated and love to teach children. Email résumé to raheel1234@aol.com .
Assistant VPK Teacher - Part-Time *
Cherry Blossom Learning Center #2 (midtown location) seeks a part-time assistant VPK teacher. Must possess minimum DCF 45 hours and English fluency, as well as be responsible, creative and love to work with children. For more information, contact Milly Peralta at milly@cherryblossommiami.org or 305.573.4445.
The Florida Afterschool Network (FAN) seeks a director to support the organization in all its ongoing activities, while also contributing to the development and implementation of new initiatives, and exploring additional avenues for impact and engagement. Download a pdf containing a complete job description, requirements and application guidelines here ; application must be submitted no later than Tuesday, September 5, 5 p.m. ET .
Pre-K Teachers - Part-Time *
Rainbow Intergenerational Learning Centers seeks part-time pre-K teachers for its Little Havana and Miami Beach locations. Must possess DCF 45 hours; FCCPC (or currently pursuing that designation) preferred. Email résumé to abenedetti@lhanc.org .
Program Manager *
Gang Alternative seeks a program manager for its after-school and summer camp programs; responsibilities include managing six sites across Miami-Dade County. Must possess minimum bachelor's degree; three years' experience running a mutisite program and managing staff; excellent planning and organizational skills; and proven experience working with children and parents. Must also be personable, detail oriented and possess reliable transportation. Email résumé to hr@myga.org .
Available Positions at ABC's for Success *

  • Child and Family Therapist, Licensed Master's level mental health clinician with experience serving children and families with medical and mental health issues. Must possess strong commitment to heping improve the lives of adults and children in the community; willingness to work in the north end of Miami-Dade County; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).
  • Front Desk Assistant - Part-Time Must possess bilingual fluency (English/Spanish), as well as excellent customer service skills and MS Office proficiency. Schedule: Monday and Wednesday, noon - 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2-6 p.m.

Email résumé to karie.diaz@abc4s.com .
Available Positions at Infinite Ways Network *

  • Case Manager Must be certified or currently pursuing that designation. Must also possess bachelor's degree in social work or related field; minimum two years' postgraduate experience working with at-risk children and families in an in-home setting; and ability to relate to, support and work effectively with young people of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Evening and weekend availability required, as is bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).
  • Clinician Must be a LCSW or currently pursuing that designation. Must also possess master's degree in social work or related field; minimum two years' postgraduate experience working with at-risk cildren and families in an in-home setting; and ability to relate to, support and work effectively with young people of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Evening and weekend availability required; licensed in the state of Florida preferred, as is bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).

Email résumé to infinitewaysnetwork@gmail.com .
Available Positions at the Institute for Child and Family Health *

  • Case Managers - Full-Time & Part-Time
  • Therapists - Full-Time & Part-Time

Seeking licensed and unlicensed mental health therapists. Responsibilities include conducting intakes (licensed therapists only), participating in monthly case staffing meetings, and implementing therapeutic treatment plans for emotionally disturbed children/adolescents through individual therapy, group therapy and behavioral management. Must possess minimum master's level degree in social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, or psychology; current Florida state license or registered intern status; minimum one year experience with severely emotionally disturbed children; and knowledge of child development, family functioning, child abuse and neglect, and resistant clients. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) preferred. Email résumé to aballoveras@icfhinc.org .
Available Positions at Our Little Ones Learning Center *

  • Curriculum Specialist/Disability Coordinator - Head Start Must possess minimum bachelor's degree (master's preferred) in early childhood education, special education, or elementary or primary education, with two+ years' experience in leadership and training. Applicants with a degree outside of early childhood education must possess 18 credit hours in early childhood education.
  • Teacher - Head Start Must possess minimum bachelor's degree in early childhood education, primary education or related field; meet VPK instructor qualifications; and one year or more experience teaching in a preschool setting, preferably with a Head Start background. Applicants with a degree outside of early childhood education must possess 18 credit hours in early childhood education.

Email résumé to ourlittleones@bellsouth.net or fax to 305.754.8985.
Available Positions at Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) *

  • Preschool Teachers - Full-Time & Part-Time
  • School-Age Tutors
  • Seasonal Teaching Positions - Migrant Head Start Program
  • Teachers - Full-Time & Part-Time
  • VPK Teacher - Full-Time

Selected candidates may be eligible for some or all RCMA benefits. For more information, visit www.rcma.org .
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