Weekly Provider Bulletin
August 9, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
Take 10 with The Trust, Thursday!
Join us at noon for 10 with The Trust on Facebook Live, when we'll be talking with Shellie Solomon, director of Children of Inmates, a nationally recognized program instrumental in helping families maintain healthy, loving bonds despite incarceration. Have you got a great story to tell? Let us know at mystories@thechildrenstrust.org and you could be our next guest! 
2017 CAT Observations: Parenting, After-School & Youth Enrichment
Based on provider feedback, we will now conduct CAT observations during the 1-4 month visit, in order to allow providers more time to meaningfully implement suggested recommendations. By the end of this week, providers will receive an email informing them of the upcoming CAT observations that will to take place between September 1 and November 30. In this email, each program will be asked to send the most updated version of their schedule to their contract manager no later than August 31. This is the only way our CAT members will be able to schedule a visit to your program. The email will also highlight other small changes we have implemented into the CAT observation process. If you have any questions or comments, please email programmetrics@thechildrenstrust.org
Trust Central Update: New Feature!
A new functionality is available in Trust Central to make the review of fiscal documents easier. The "Compare" feature provides a side-by-side comparison of a rejected and resubmitted fiscal document. View this video on The Children's Trust Provider Support Channel on YouTube for a brief demonstration of how it works. The new functionality will make reviewing a document after it's been revised that much easier, by highlighting any areas that have been changed.
Volunteers Needed for The Children's Trust 2017 Family Expo
Our FREE Family Expo is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year, and we're looking for volunteers to lend a hand! Taking place on Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition, the event attracts hundreds of child and family services exhibitors sharing vital information with approximately 15,000 visitors. The day is also marked by a slew of fun activities for kids, including interactive games, a robotics room, live musical performances, face painters, and arts and crafts, to name just a few.
 
As a volunteer, you'll have a great time at the event; receive complimentary lunch, refreshments and snacks; and log in community service hours (if needed). Sign up online at www.thechildrenstrust.org no later than Wednesday, August 30. We look forward to seeing you there!
SPARK Training!
A SPARK training will be held next Friday, August 18, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., at Tamiami Park, 11200 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165. If your agency implements SPARK for its summer or school year programming, the staff member who delivers your SPARK curriculum should attend. This session will include activities for children with disabilities. Registration is required; reserve your spot via our community calendar. Additional questions may be directed to Carol Brogan at carol@thechildrenstrust.org.

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.

  • Discovering Inclusion Thursday, August 31, 10 a.m. - noon, Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • 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.

Project RISE Trainings for After-School and Youth Enrichment Providers


  • YEN: Active Learning Tuesday, August 15, 12:30-2:45 p.m., Arts & Recreation Center
  • YEN: Ask-Listen-Encourage Tuesday, August 15, 2:45-5 p.m., Arts & Recreation Center
  • Literacy Assessment: ORF Wednesday, August 16, 1-3:30 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room 425
  • Fitness Outcome: PACER Thursday, August 17, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room 425
  • 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


Register at www.collabornation.net/login/projectrise

From Our Friends
FREE Leadership Training!
Catalyst Miami is recruiting for its next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy and Resilience. This is a FREE 11-week leadership training course focused on community organizing and climate resilience. Course will begin on Tuesday, September 5, in Little Haiti, in partnership with FANM/Haitian Women of Miami. Dinner, a youth class and translation provided. Apply now at www.catalystmiami.org/clear-miami.

Second Annual Miami-Dade Prematurity Symposium
The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade will be hosting its second Prematurity Symposium on Thursday and Friday, August 24 and 25. Download an informational flyer herabout the event; CEUs and CMEs provided. Visit www.hscmd.org to register.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA)
The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA) course is designed to train adults on how to recognize and support youth developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or emotional crisis, by applying a core 5-step action plan. Course will provide eight CEUs for attendees in mental health services. more detailed information on course fees and CEUs, contact Tony Martinez at tony@insightandmore.net.

Seeking Labor and Delivery Nurses for Interviews
The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative is looking for nurses in Miami-Dade to share their thoughts on primary cesarean deliveries, to aid in developing education materials for an upcoming quality improvement project. Participants will receive a gift card in appreciation of their time. Email fpqc@health.usf.edu for more information.

Providers Wanted: Project RISE YAS Advisory Committee
Project RISE is looking for YAS providers interested in creating a YAS Advisory Committee (YASAC) to discuss issues 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, enter your contact information here.

Community Meeting: Gun Violence & Women
The Women’s Fund and One Billion Rising will present an interactive community program on gun violence and how it impacts women in our community. Panel members will speak on this public health issue, its intersection with domestic violence and the toll it’s taking on bereaved mothers; breakfast included. Taking place on Thursday, August 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m., at the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, 351 NW 5th Street, Miami, FL 33128. Email fran@womensfundmiami.org to reserve your seat.

Sexual Abuse Prevention Training: Stewards of Children
Kristi House will host a nationally recognized sexual abuse prevention training program that covers preventing, recognizing and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse. This three-hour training uses videos, workbook activities and discussion to engage and educate, and will take place on Friday, August 11, 2-5 p.m., at Kristi House, 1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Click here to learn more; RSVP by emailing dthompson@kristihouse.org or calling 305.547.6834.

Grant Opportunities
Homeless Housing & Services
The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust has released a solicitation for $4.1 million in one-time emergency solutions grant funding providing rental assistance for homeless and at-risk households. Review the solicitation in its entirety; application deadline is on Tuesday, August 22, 2 p.m. ET. Questions may be submitted via fax to 305.375.2722 or via email to mannys@miamidade.gov.

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 on 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
After-School Counselor
Kidworks USA seeks an after-school counselor with minimum DCF 45 hours, English fluency and a genuine love of children. Email résumé to odaimys@kidworksusa.com or fax to 305.822.3349. 

Clinician *
Infinite Ways Network seeks to immediately place a clinician with a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) accreditation, or one currently pursuing that designation. Must possess master's degree in social work or related field, and minimum two years' postgraduate experience working with at-risk children and families in an in-home setting. Evening and weekend availability required; licensed in the state of Florida preferred, as is bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email résumé to infinitewaysnetwork@gmail.com

Counselor - Part-Time
Adults Mankind seeks a part-time counselor for its Step Up ASP/Summer Programs; must possess 40-hour child care certification. Salary: $12/hour. For complete job duties and responsibilities, email lsanchez@adultmankind.com

Development Associate *
The Center for Family and Child Enrichment seeks to immediately place a development associate to assist its development officer in fundraising, coordinating special events and maintaining outreach information. Ideal candidate will possess minimum one year relevant experience, along with good communication and computer skills including social media. Flexible schedule to accommodate attendance at Saturday and evening events also a must. Email résumé to lminton@cfceinc.org

Development Database Coordinator
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind seeks a development database coordinator to assist with updating the agency’s donor database, running database queries for development reports, and data entry tasks and administrative support. High school diploma required; college coursework preferred, as is experience performing high-volume data entry, working with a donor database (i.e., Raisers’ Edge) and proficiency in Word/Excel. Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org or fax to 305.285.6967. 

Program Coordinator *
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Miami-Dade (NAMI), the Miami affiliate of the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, seeks a program coordinator to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of NAMI program management, and initiate and participate in outreach and advocacy efforts. Visit www.namiofmiami.org for full job description and to apply.

Program Instructor – Part-Time *
Girl Power/World Literacy Crusade of Florida seeks a part-time program instructor to conduct activities and provide services at Brownsville Middle school, for girls ages 11-15. Responsibilities include working closely with fellow staff, volunteers, community partners and parents/guardians to deliver Girl Power’s mission, and ensuring that all classroom goals, objectives and outcomes are accomplished while providing quality programming to all participants. Email résumé to girlpower@girlpowerrocks.org

Teacher - Early Childhood Special Needs *
The Arc of South Florida seeks an energetic and enthusiastic teacher for its Project Thrive Early Childhood program for children with disabilities. Minimum AA degree, but bachelor’s preferred, as is experience working with children with disabilities. Excellent benefits; salary based on experience/education. Email résumé to Irma Alvarez at ialvarez@arcsofla.org

VPK Teacher – Part-Time *
Orange Blossom Learning Center seeks a part-time VPK teacher. Must be bilingual and possess FCCPC or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Email saudy1986@gmail.com for a complete job description and details. 

Available Positions at ConnectFamilias *

  • Assessor Part-Time For its CIFFTA Family Strengthening program. Primary responsibilities include coordinating referrals across partner agencies, and scheduling and conducting assessment and follow-up appointments with adolescents and parents. Bachelor’s degree in mental health or related field preferred, or minimum three years’ related experience with some relevant college coursework. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.
  • Natural Helper – Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) To provide specialized PCIT in-home services to families in the Overtown or Homestead communities, in partnership with UM’s Mailman Center. Experience helping others access local social and health services a must; certified CHWs preferred.

Available Positions at Gang Alternative

  • Care Coordinator * For its UPLIFT Community Partnership to provide case management and service linkage. Must be able to facilitate effective family team conferences leading to successfully implemented individual course of action plans; provide/coordinate critical services for children and youth; help families access services in the community; and maintain accurate and confidential client records. Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in social work or related field, and minimum three years’ experience.
  • Youth Prevention Specialist For its teen pregnancy prevention program. Must possess ability to relate, support and work effectively with young people of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds; and good judgment and proven ability to deal skillfully with controversial and sensitive issues. Responsibilities include facilitating sessions and conducting outreach in schools for possible future programming. Minimum bachelor’s degree in social science, proficiency in Microsoft Office and two years’ experience required.

Email résumé to hr@myga.org
Available Positions at YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade *

  • Economic Empowerment Program Coordinator Responsible for coordinating its Financial/Economic Empowerment Program, providing financial literacy, coaching, planning and financial and social services referrals for women and families. Must possess bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, public administration, banking, finance or related field of study; 2-4 years’ related experience, preferably in a related nonprofit environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of community resources preferred; case management experience a plus.
  • Head Start Teaching Staff Responsible for planning/implementing daily learning activities and managing/maintaining a Head Start classroom and its equipment and supplies, for children ages 3-5. Must possess bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field with 18 credits in early childhood a must; and minimum 1 year experience in child care services, preferably in a Head Start program. DCF 45 hour training also a must. Salary: $16.93/hour.

Email résumé to ywca-careers@ywca-miami.org or fax to 305.416.4618. 

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