Weekly Provider Bulletin
April 18, 2018
The Children's Trust Announces
FIVE New Grant Opportunities Currently Available!

Early Childhood
  • Read to Learn Books for Free: Ensures children have access to books via bookshelves maintained in public spaces.
  • Comprehensive Early Intervention Services: Provide interventions for children under age 6 identified with mild developmental delays (10-29%) who do not meet state eligibility for IDEA.
  • Early Learning Career Center & Scholarship Administration: Provides career advising and manages a countywide educational scholarship program for early learning professionals.

Program and Professional Development Supports
  • Supports for Youth Development Programs: Provide program and professional development training and coaching to ensure Trust-funded providers are delivering quality after-school, youth enrichment and summer camp programs.
  • Inclusion Supports for Programs Serving Children & Youth: Provide program and professional development training and coaching to ensure Trust-funded providers are delivering quality, inclusive programs for children and youth with disabilities.

Visit the Grants section of our website to learn about our application process, and the Grant Opportunities page for detailed information about the above-named solicitations. Application deadline for all five releases is on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 4:59 p.m. EDT.
RFQ: Financial Auditing Services
The Children’s Trust invites qualified external independent certified public accounting firms to provide external independent financial auditing services for a period of up to five (5) years, beginning with the audit of The Children's Trust financial statements for fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, and ending after the completion and submission of the audit report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2022, subject to the acceptable performance of the financial audit as determined by The Children's Trust’s Finance and Operations Committee. These periods will be broken down into one-year contracts with options to renew for a maximum of four (4) one-year renewal periods. Visit the Procurement page of our website for more information and to apply; submission deadline is on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, by 2 p.m. EDT.
Early Childhood Partners: Teach Smarter, Teach Stronger
In partnership with the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida, The Children's Trust announces "Do You See Me?", a FREE interactive session with Wendell H. Campbell, Ph.D., on how the emotional, social, cultural and gender experiences of teachers affect their interactions with young boys and girls, and how greater teacher awareness of this behavior leads to more positive academic success in children. Taking place on Wednesday, May 9, 10 a.m. - noon, United Way Center for Excellence Main Stage, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. Visit our community calendar to RSVP; seating is limited.
Providers & Partners, Tell Us All About Your Good Work!
From the Herald to the Miami Times to CBS 4, 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!
Training: Summer Camp Inclusion
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities announces the third annual Summer Inclusion Institute, a support for Trust-funded summer camp program staff; participants will learn new strategies for successfully including children with disabilities in summer camp activities. Presenters include the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST), Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) and Steven Gould of Positive Behavior Support Strategies. Taking place on Saturday, May 12, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., at Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147; click here to register.
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

  • Literacy Assessment Training: Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Thursday, April 26, 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m., The Children's Trust, 8th Floor Training Room, 3150 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
  • YEN: Cooperative Learning Friday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2805 SW 32nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33133
  • Effective Literacy Instruction Level 2 Tuesday, May 15, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., NSU Kendall, 8585 SW 124th Avenue, Miami, FL 33183

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

  • Navigating Community Resources Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. - noon, Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112th Avenue, Miami, FL 33176
  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Friday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • Discovering Inclusion 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cutler Bay, FL 33157
  • Structure for Success Thursday, May 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., North Shore Park and Youth Center, 501 72nd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141
  • Let’s Play Together: Practical Solutions for Adapting Recreational Activities Friday, May 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33157
  • Structure for Success Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33157
  • Count Me In: Teaching Children to Embrace Diversity Friday May 11, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Branches, 129 SW 5th Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Monday, June 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m, Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147
  • Structure for Success Friday, June 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • 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., Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33150

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. Remaining available trainings for April are listed below; visit our community calendar at www.thechildrenstrust.org for full descriptions and registration information. All trainings held at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, April 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, April 18, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, April 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, April 25, 3-4 p.m.
  • CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tuesday, April 3-Friday, April 6, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Jackson North Medical Center, 160 NW 170th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33169
From Our Friends
Cast Your Vote to Win a $20K Grant for a Miami Park!
The National Recreation and Park Association, in collaboration with Disney, ESPN and ABC, is providing 16 communities with resources to improve local parks through projects that connect kids to nature, inspire children and families to live healthier lifestyles and increase access to sports for youth, through the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign - and Miami is on the list! Click here to vote for one of three local projects today and every day throughout the month of April.
Training: Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)
Youth Mental Health First Aid (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 April 20 course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and teaches a 5-step action plan on how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Click here to register; contact Tony Martinez at 305.487.3825 for more information.
Miami-Dade Maternal Mental Health Symposium
The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade (HSCMD) announces a maternal mental health symposium on Thursday, May 3. This all-day and evening event will focus on raising awareness and identifying potential evidence-based interventions for maternal mental health locally and statewide. The intent of this symposium is to gather stakeholders, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, mental health professionals and community leaders to create visibility of maternal mental health issues and engage in discussions about the importance of early interventions and the consequences of the lack of treatment. Click here for additional details and to register; this is a CME/CEU event.
Training: Workplace Violence & Active Shooter
Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations and the Rotary Club of Miami, Brickell, are sponsoring a comprehensive workplace violence/active shooter training seminar, to be held on Thursday, May 10, 12:30-5 p.m. at Christ Journey Church, 624 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 33134. This training is FREE and open to the public. Registration required; click here for more information and to RSVP.
Certification: Trauma-Informed Human Trafficking
The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice at Barry University School of Social Work announces a trauma-informed human trafficking certification training. Module 1, Introduction to Human Trafficking and Models of Practice: A Trauma-Informed Perspective, is open to the public and is happening on Thursday and Friday, May 10-11; Module 2, Advanced Trauma-Informed Clinical Practice with Survivors of Human Trafficking, is open to those with an MSW or advanced degree in another related field, only, and is happening on Thursday and Friday, May 17-18. For more information, contact Professor Sambra Zaoui at szaoui@barry.edu.
Conference: Early Learning Childcare Centers
The Business & Leadership Institute for Early Learning announces its sixth annual childcare conference, happening on Saturday, May 12, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Broward College. This is a FREE event designed to help you successfully expand your childcare business; CEUs available. Click here for more 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.
Scholarship Opportunities
Visual & Performing Arts
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation announces several funding opportunities for students:

  • Visual Arts Scholarship This $3,000 award is for students with majors in the visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts. Click here for more information and to apply; deadline is on Friday, April 20, 5 p.m.
  • Performing Arts Scholarship This $3,000 award is for full-time students with majors in the performing arts including, but not limited to, drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands and other musical ensembles. Click here for more information and to apply; deadline is on Friday, April 20, 5 p.m.
  • Education Scholarship This $500-$8,200 award is for students of all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university. Click here for more information and to apply; deadline is on Friday, May 18, 5 p.m.
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.

Employment Opportunities for Young Adults with Disabilities
The de Moya Foundation has partnered with local businesses to customize employment opportunities for people with unique abilities. Click here to download a pdf containing eligibility information and additional details.
Camp Counselors
YMCA of South Florida's youth development team seeks energetic summer camp counselors who enjoy working with children to join its camp team at locations throughout Miami-Dade County. Responsibilities include overall day-to day group programming, behavior management, and the direct supervision and safety of children. Click here for complete job description, responsibilities and to apply.
Executive Director
Achieve Miami seeks an executive director to lead its strategic plan, build a network of champions and manage the execution of programs, reporting directly to the organization founder. For complete job description, requirements and to apply, visit www.achievemiami.org/executivedirector.
Human Resources Coordinator
Be Strong International seeks a human resources coordinator to be responsible for human resource management including, but not limited to, hiring, benefits administration, wage structure, statutory compliance and professional development. Must possess bachelor's degree, minimum three years' relevant experience, excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to successfully pass background screening. Position reports directly to executive director and is part of the management team. Email résumé to michelle@bestrongintl.org.
Lead Child & Family Specialist
Advocate Program seeks a full-time lead child and family specialist to provide home-based services to families with exposure to high conflict and/or domestic violence. Must be licensed or license eligible; and possess master's degree in social work, psychology or related field; strong clinical assessment skills; and minimum two years' experience working with children and families. Bilingual (English-Spanish) fluency preferred. Send résumé to altheab@advocateprogram.org.
Program Specialist
The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine seeks a program specialist to join its NeighborhoodHELP team of professionals. For more information and to apply, visit hr.fiu.edu/careers; reference job ID #514279.
Available Positions at Jewish Community Services of South Florida

  • Helpline Counselors To answer crisis calls, texts and chats. Must possess bilingual (English-Spanish) fluency and ability to work nights, weekends and some holidays. Part-time and full-time positions available. Email résumé to cpatterson@jcsfl.org.
  • Licensed Clinician - Part-Time To provide a full range of social work and counseling services in a manner that ensures maximum benefit to children, families and adults. Must possess knowledge of early childhood development and experience working with children ages birth-5, bilingual (English-Spanish) fluency and flexibility to work at different assigned locations. Minimum two work evenings/week as client demands require. Email résumé to jcastellanos@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Head Start/Early Head Start Programs

  • Community Involvement Specialist * To assist all HS/EHS personnel.
  • Early Head Start Educator To provide classroom instruction and supervision of infant and toddler classroom. Must possess associate degree in early childhood, and a CDA or FCCPC in infant and toddler.
  • Head Start Assistant To assist classroom educator serving preschool children. Minimum CDA or FCCPC in preschool required.
  • Head Start Educator To provide classroom instruction and supervision of preschool children. Associate degree in early childhood and CDA or FCCPC in preschool required.

Email résumé to erivero@dadeschools.net or apply online at jobs@dadeschools.net .
Available Positions at Sundari Foundation/Lotus House

  • Child-Parent Psychotherapist To provide evidence-based Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) with fidelity for children (ages birth-5) and families with high special needs, histories of complex trauma, and medical and mental health issues. Must possess minimum master's degree in mental health counseling or clinical social work, prior training and experience in CPP and bilingual (English-Spanish) fluency, as well as be licensed or a registered clinical intern.
  • Grants Manager To assist with financial and contractual reporting, as well as compliance to funding and regulating agencies. Responsibilities include, without limitation, generating and interpreting financial reports, classing of revenue and expenses, narrative and financial reporting to various funding and government agencies, other contract and grant compliance matters, and more. Must possess bookkeeper experience, specifically, Quickbooks.
  • Management Information Specialist (MIS) To ensure data quality, entry and contractual compliance in a fast-paced, mission-focused, trauma-informed environment. Responsibilities include carrying out and ensuring entry, quality assurance and fidelity of data in all management information systems of the agency; and regularly generating reports for staff to evaluate program performance and comply with grants and contractual requirements, and documentation for contract compliance.

Email résumé to anna@lotushouse.org.
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