Weekly Provider Bulletin
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
TRIM Budget Hearing Coming September 16
The Children's Trust has tentatively adopted a budget for 2019-2020; a public hearing to make a final decision on the budget and taxes will be held on Monday, September 16, 5:01 p.m., at the United Way Ansin Building, Ryder Room, 3250 SW 3 Avenue, Miami, FL 33129.

For more information visit www.TheChildrensTrust.org.
Calling All Trust Providers, Save Your Seat for Provider Meeting on Sept. 19
Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 19, as The Children's Trust will host its quarterly Provider Meeting with a general session for all Trust-funded providers from 10 a.m. to noon. After lunch, breakout sessions for providers in the areas of Youth Development K-12, Parenting/Family Strengthening and Partnerships will take place from 1-3 p.m.

The Provider Meeting will take place at the University of Miami's Donna E. Shalala Student Center - Grand Ballroom, where the theme of meeting will be "A Culture of Learning and Racial Equity." Please ensure that all staff members who are essential to our partnership attend; this includes executive directors/CEOs for the morning session, along with the individuals who manage your programs.
SPARK Training in Homestead
Learn the fundamentals of running successful, physical-activity programming in out-of-school time through the Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK) curriculum that focuses on the development of healthy lifestyles, motor skills, and movement knowledge. The program also reinforces positive social and interpersonal skills among children.

The Children's Trust is sponsoring a FREE one-day workshop to help our providers implement the SPARK curriculum successfully and with fidelity in Homestead:

  • Homestead YMCA Family Center, 1034 NE 8 St., Homestead, FL 33030, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, August 24. 

For more information contact Yurena Driggs at yurena@thechildrenstrust.org.
YAS Providers Without DCF Licenses Will Not Get Paid!
Attention YAS Providers: Effective August 1, 2019, The Children's Trust will NOT reimburse for direct service costs occurred at any sites without an active DCF license. Please read carefully the non-payment policy and related form posted on our website. Once on the Financial Page, click "Payments & Advances" and then "Policy" and "Form" under Non-Payment of Direct Services for Non-Compliance with Florida Department of Children and Families New!
Get the Inside Scoop on Grants and Grantmakers
To win grants, you need the most up-to-date, complete information you can get about grantmakers and the grants they've made. How can you get that? Only from the comprehensive database and powerful search tools of Foundation Directory Online (FDO). You have FREE access to the full FDO Professional at every Miami-Dade Public Library System regional library through The Children’s Trust paid subscription. Visit a regional library, log in through their Wi-Fi, and start finding those grants. 
Use the Correct The Children's Trust Logo
Providers thinking of using The Children's Trust Logo on any material must send that material for review and approval to communications@thechildrenstrust.org.
To download the current The Children's Trust logo, as well as other Trust-related logos and a style guide click here.
Trust-Funded Providers MUST UPDATE Staff Positions on Trust Central
In August, the website used to register for all training events and to take online courses will change. This change will affect ALL Trust-funded providers.
You must take action to have your past and future training count toward metrics requirements.

With this change, in addition to the great training classes and online courses currently offered by The Children’s Trust and our partners, staff of Trust-funded programs will have access to a FREE catalog of hundreds of online courses in the areas of child/youth care, professional development, and safety practices. The first step is for your Trust Central Agency Admin to include staff information in Trust Central. All staff whose position is partially or fully funded through a Trust contract and required to take training must be included in Trust Central.

For more details, click here. Updated!
Differentiated Literacy Instructions Guidelines for Review
The Children's Trust has made Differentiated Literacy Instruction Guidelines available for K-5 providers to review in the "Programmatic" section at www.thechildrenstrust.org/content/trust-central-support.
Wanted: 2019 Family Expo Volunteers
The Family Expo is looking for volunteers to lend a hand! Taking place on Saturday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Center, the FREE 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 tee shirt; and log in community service hours (if needed). Click here to register; we look forward to seeing you there!
Providers & Partners, Tell Us All About Your Good Work!
From the Herald to the Miami Times to local newscasts, 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!
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. Visit The Children's Trust community calendar for full descriptions, locations and registration information.

  • Car Passenger Safety Wednesday, August 28; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, August 28; 3-4 p.m.
  • Car Passenger Safety Wednesday, September 11; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 11; 3-4 p.m.
  • Car Passenger Safety Wednesday, September 25th; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, September 25th ; 3-4 p.m.
Project RISE: Coaching and Training *

  • Planning and Reflection: September 6, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 8501 SW 124 Avenue, 3rd floor, room 334.

Project RISE is hosting a Training Day on Saturday, September 14. Multiple required and recommended trainings will be held. Please log into your CollaborNation account and look under "Course Catalog" for details. The number and variety of trainings are dependent on enrollment, so please register before September 1.

Project Rise Online Trainings
The Fitness Outcome Assessment: PACER training is now available to take online! This course will no longer be offered in-person.

To register for upcoming live trainings or to take one of Project RISE's many online trainings, please log into your account at www.collabornation.net/login/projectrise

Coaching Information
If you need on-site assistance in getting your program started, please go to https://www.nova.edu/projectrise/webforms/request-assistance.html and submit a request assistance form.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Save the Date for Inclusion Kick-Off *
Kick-start the school year acquiring the skills to offer inclusive programming with The Advocacy Network on Disabilities. On September 21, the Annual Inclusion Kick-Off at Miami Light House for the Blind will take place. Come meet your Inclusion Specialist, participate in the most requested trainings, and learn more about how the Inclusion Readiness Tool can increase inclusion in your programming. Stay tuned for more information.

Online Trainings

  • Discovering Inclusion For new staff, and/or those with little or no previous knowledge about youth with disabilities. This workshop introduces various types of disabilities, identifies the characteristics and benefits of an inclusive program, and provides information on using People First Language and respectful etiquette.
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Part 1: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Learn how to help children meet behavioral expectations, recognize and accommodate those with sensory sensitivities, foster social competence, address bullying, and ensure a safe environment.
  • Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Part 2: An interactive, experiential opportunity to develop visual schedules, practice American Sign Language, and create and tell Social Stories. Learn how to create a sensory friendly environment, keep children safe, and use literature to foster acceptance and understanding. Monday, September 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7 Avenue, Miami.

To take these and other trainings, log into your Advocacy Network on Disabilities CollaborNation account at www.collabornation.net; select "Course Catalog," then select the training you would like to take.

Print out copies of the slide presentation are not provided. You can find print-friendly and mobile versions of our slide presentation on CollaborNation when you register. 
From Other Agencies
FREE Studio Time for School-Age Children in Miami-Dade County *
The Jose Milton Foundation Recording Studio @ Miami Arts Studio is now open to any school-aged child residing in Miami-Dade County.

  • Any school-aged child residing in Miami-Dade County may record one track at no cost.
  • Interested students are asked to submit a YouTube video link on the application found using the link below.
  • Click here to book a session
  • The recording studio is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-6:30 p.m.

Please direct any questions to masrecordingstudio@gmail.com.
Nonprofit Funders Roundtable *
The Center for Social Change in partnership with Grants Ink is hosting the first Funders Roundtable event - a public workshop that openly discusses the big question all nonprofits have, "What are funders looking for?" Participate in a dynamic and evolving conversation about the relationship between funders and nonprofits and how both can enhance communication with the communities they seek to serve. The roundtable takes Tuesday, August 27, from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at The Center for Social Change, 2103 Coral Way. Tickets cost $10.

For more information and to RSVP go to https://fundersroundtable.eventbrite.com.
Free Rides for Summer Camp and After School Providers to State Parks!
If we want our children to value and protect Florida State Parks in the future, then we better make sure they know what those parks look like, feel like and mean to our world today. That's what the Florida State Parks Foundation is helping to do with its " Yellow Buses in the Parks" program which provides FREE after school/summer camp providers the funds needed to pay for field trip transportation costs to Florida State Parks, provided there is an educational component to the trip.

For more information on the program visit https://floridastateparksfoundation.org/Yellow-Buses and to apply for a Yellow Buses in the Park grant email grants@floridastateparksfoundation.org.
Candidates for Citizen Review Panel of the Florida Foster Care Review
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 community members to volunteer 1 weekday a month for a minimum of 1 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. 

For more information call 305.679.2740 or email mleichter@fostercarereview.org.
Better Mental Health Through Mindfulness-Based Program and Workshops
Miami Mindfulness is hosting a series of cutting edge talks titled "Improved Mental Health through Mindfulness-Based Programs" illustrating the life cycle of mental health and illness with three national experts, researchers, leaders in mental health, behavior, brain mechanisms, addictions; comprehensive systems, community-based treatment, legal system; education system, teachers and students in December.

  • Reception & Talks, Friday, December 6, 5-8 p.m.,The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134. The event is free but you must register.
  • Introductory All-Day Mindfulness-Based Workshop, Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. UHealth Fitness and Wellness, 1120 NW 14 Street, 12th floor, Miami 33136. Tickets cost $30.
  • Mindful Kids Miami, Saturday, December 14. Riviera Presbyterian Church, 5275 Sunset Dr, Miami, FL 33143. More details to be announced.

For more information or to register visit https://miamimindfulness.com/event/.
Kristi House: Upcoming Trainings

The following FREE trainings are available for service providers, clinicians, child-serving professionals and informed community members:

Kristi House Central Office, 1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
  • Stewards of Children, Friday, September 20, 2:15-5 p.m. *
  • Children and Traumatic Stress, Friday, October 4, 2:15-5 p.m. *
  • Strategies for Identifying and Assisting Male and LGBTQ Victims of Sex Trafficking, October 9, 2-5 p.m. *
  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior, Friday, November 15, 2:15-5 p.m.
  • Stewards of Children, Friday, December 13, 2:15-5 p.m. *

Kristi House Naranja Office, 13955 SW 264th Street, Homestead, FL 33032
  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior, Friday, August 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Friday, September 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m. *
  • Stewards of Children, Friday, October 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m. *
  • What Every Adult Needs to Know, Friday, November 22,1:30-4:30 p.m. *

Career Opportunities
Senior Accounting Clerk *
The Children's Trust is looking for a Senior Accounting Clerk who will be responsible for performing financial analyses and ensure compliance with accounting principles. Duties require broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex accounting issues with an emphasis on maintaining quality internal controls in the areas of invoices, reports, payroll reviews and budget development. The position works under the supervision of the Accounting Operations Supervisor within the finance team. 
 
Click here for complete job description and application instructions.
Executive Director *
AMIGOS FOR KIDS (AFK) seeks a dynamic and results-oriented Executive Director to grow its organization and deepen its impact and relevance to the communities it serves. The Executive Director of AFK will report to the Chair of the Board of Directors and is responsible for programmatic, fundraising, financial and administrative management of the agency. Bilingual candidates preferred.

For a more detailed job description interested candidates should send a resume to EDSearch@amigosforkids.org.
Counselor/Infant Mental Health Specialist *
Florida State University’s Young Parents Project seeks a Master's degree social worker or counselor (MSW preferred) to be part of a trauma-informed home visiting team that provides dyadic intervention to court-involved teen parents and their children in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Flexible schedule, reliable transportation and Level 2 background check required.

Email résumé to tara.wynn@fsu.edu.
Infant/Toddler Teachers *
The YMCA South Florida announces available positions for toddler teachers at its Homestead location. Candidates 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 English/Spanish a plus. First aid/CPR certification required within first 30 days of employment.

For complete job description, requirements and to apply, visit www.ymcasouthflorida.org/careers.
Youth Development Counselors *
The Boys and Girls Club of Miami-Dade is looking for youth development counselors with a high school diploma or GED, preferably with some college coursework completed or an associate degree and who have experience working with children. The counselors will assist with delivering all activities and subject matters and any other duties related to program delivery. They may also be responsible for a variety of assignments and must have excellent rapport and ability to work with children/youth.

For more information contact Jose Tavarez at 305.446.2654 or email him at jtavarez@bgcmia.org.
Early Childhood Education Professionals *
The Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership is looking for experienced Early Childhood Educational Professionals. Full and part-time opportunities available. A master's degree is preferred for candidates who will facilitate group parenting classes for high-risk families using The Incredible Years evidence-based curriculum to promote social, emotional and academic competence. Extensive knowledge of Early Childhood development best practices is required. Bilingual preferred.

For more information email ncap@childreadiness.org.
Part-Time Teacher with Director Credentials *
First Serve Miami is seeking a part-time teacher with director credentials for its After-School Education and Tennis program. Required duties include, but are not limited to, supervising children, assisting students with homework help and academic support as needed.

For more information call 305.365.6346 or send resume to leslie.gonzalez@firstservemiami.org.
Access and Inclusion Specialist *
The Miami Children's Museum is looking for an Access and Inclusion Specialist who will be responsible for ensuring access and inclusion of all museum programs & exhibits and supporting positive experiences to all guests regardless of physical, emotional or other constraints.

For more information visit: www.miamichildrensmuseum.org/careers/2716/
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education *

  • Audiologists (Full Time/Part Time) *
  • Deaf/hard of hearing interpreters *
  • Physical and occupational therapists *
  • Certified or licensed school social workers (Full Time/Part Time) *
  • Speech language pathologists *
  • Special educations teachers (Full Time/Part Time) *
  • Clerical positions (Part Time)
  • School psychologists or licensed psychologists (Part Time)

Forward resume by email to agoldman@dadeschools.net .
Nurse *
Community Health of South Florida, Inc. is looking to fill a position for a Nurse II in the Crisis Stabilization Unit.

To apply, visit www.chisouthfl.org and click on careers or email your resume to JPierre@chisouthfl.org.
Site Director and Assistant Site Director
Breakthrough Miami is looking for a Site Director and Assistant Site Director to be part of a dynamic team of professionals with a passion for educational equity. Dedicated to helping motivated students from under-resourced communities fulfill their promise as the architects of our future, Breakthrough Miami serves more than 1,300 Scholars in 5th through 12th grades, and 130 Teaching Fellows, across six sites utilizing an evidence-based “students-teaching-students” model.

For more information visit http://Breakthrough.miami/careers.
Case Manager/Program Instructors for Girl Power
Girl Power is looking for case managers and program instructors who will conduct activities and provide services at several program sites in Miami-Dade County to further its mission - to create healthy, smart, strong and active girls and empower them to get more out of life.

Available positions:
  • Central Case Manager/Program Instructor (Overtown area). Apply here.
  • Program Instructor Richmond Heights Middle School. Apply here.
  • South Dade Case Manager/Program Instructor. Apply here.

For more information visit http://www.girlpowerrocks.org.
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 résumé and cover letter to: Employment@icfhinc.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Early Head Start Educator -12 credits in Early Childhood, and a CDA or FCCPC in Infant & Toddler required. 
  • Early Head Start Assistant - CDA or Equivalent in Infant & Toddler
  • Head Start Assistant - Minimum of a CDA or FCCPC in Preschool required. 
  • Family Intervention Specialist

Forward resume by email to erivero@dadeschools.net .
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