March 10, 2021

The Children's Trust Announces
Funds Available to Help Care for Kids with Special Disabilities at Home
Are you the parent or caregiver of a child with significant disabilities? Through a generous allocation from The Children’s Trust, The Advocacy Network on Disabilities has funds to pay for respite, in-home supports, and out-of-school programs.

Eligibility: These funds are for children and youth who have significant and multiple support needs such as activities of daily living (e.g. using the bathroom, eating, moving, or communicating); requiring medication administration or other assistance because of medical conditions; and/or exhibiting behavior that is aggressive or self-injurious. Other factors may include whether there is more than one child with a disability in the home, the age of the caregiver, and whether other supports are available.  Each family will have the opportunity to discuss, with our Inclusion Coordinator, their individual needs.

For more information call Maggie Rivera at 786.365.2274.
Grant Opportunities Available Now
Help Me Grow: Request for Proposals (RFP)
To select one entity to implement the Help Me Grow Florida (HMGF) system model in Miami-Dade County for early identification of developmental and/or behavioral concerns in children ages birth through 8 years old, including linking families with community-based services and supports.
Response Deadline: March 22, 5 p.m.

Afterschool Meals Program Food Sponsor: Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
To select one entity as an approved Department of Health (DOH) Afterschool Meals Program (AMP) Food Sponsor in Miami-Dade County to provide daily snacks (during after-school hours), lunches (when programs operate during full days), suppers (for sites serving participants in need) and beverages for participating children in The Children’s Trust funded youth development (YD) programs.
Response Deadline: April 19, 5 p.m.

Early Childhood Community Research Demonstration Project Request for Proposals 
This solicitation will fund several projects focused on implementing and evaluating evidence-based or promising programs that support early childhood development within high-need communities in Miami-Dade County. Projects require an active partnership between a community-based organization and qualified research partner. Funds may be used for both high-quality program implementation and program evaluation and/or research that will help establish program effectiveness.

Bidders Conference: March 11, 9:30 a.m.
Applications due: May 4, by 5 p.m.

Click here to register for Bidders' Conference and Application Training.
UM Team COACH, Building the Road to Family Engagement: Practical Tools for Parenting Programs
When families participate actively in parenting programs, they are able to realize the full benefits of services. Yet, families face many barriers to engagement. During this live training, you’ll be able to identify at least three tools/strategies to support these families and improve caregiver engagement and retention in your program. This training is appropriate for direct service providers and supervisors of Parenting programs. First session is Friday, March 12, 2-4 p.m.

Sign up on Trust Academy.
The Children's Trust Annual Report Out Now
The last fiscal year proved to be one of the most challenging in the history of The Children's Trust. From COVID-19, to the census, to racial unrest and a turbulent election season, The Trust was there for the community the entire time. Check out the 2019-2020 Annual Report to the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, now available online to see all the details of the support and impact The Trust had in support of children and families in Miami-Dade County.
Update Your 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 To download the current Trust logo, visit the Media Kit & Logos page on the Trust website:
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities Training Opportunities *
Wednesday, March 17, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
An Administrator's Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Are you an Administrator, site director, or the person responsible for your organization meeting its legal obligations under the ADA? Join us to be sure you are up to date on enrollment, eligibility, reasonable accommodations, policies and procedures, and more.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9 a.m.-12 p.m. *
Navigating Community Resources – Unsure what’s available or where to find help for children with disabilities and their families? Join us for an introduction to the most helpful resources, and learn how to assist families navigate these systems of care.

To receive credit, participants must be present throughout the training with their cameras on, and achieve 80% on the learning assessment. Zoom access information provided upon registration.
Always available online:

  • Discovering Inclusion & Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1.

Is your program looking for coaching, technical assistance, or other help with inclusion? Contact your Inclusion Specialist. Not sure who it is? Contact Pat Donovan at

It is the policy of The Advocacy Network on Disabilities to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in an accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in Advocacy Network on Disabilities trainings, please contact Pat Donovan, 305.204.2644 (cell) or at least one week in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)
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 via Zoom. Visit The Children's Trust Academy for full descriptions, meeting info and registration information.

Car Passenger Safety Tuesday, March 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Home Safety Training & Education Thursday, March 18, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Home Safety Training & Education Friday, March 19, 1-2:15 p.m. (Spanish)
Poisoning Safety Training Tuesday, March 23, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Suicide Prevention Training Tuesday, March 30, 11 am-12:30 p.m.
Car Passenger Safety Tuesday, March 30, 1- 3 p.m.
Reading Reimagined Peer Learning at Project RISE
Are you wondering how to infuse diversity into your literacy? Join Project RISE, Reading Explorers and fellow YAS (K-5) providers for a one-hour, immersive and self-reflective exploration to diversify your on-site and virtual libraries. Let's talk and gain practical techniques that can positively impact your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals and outcomes. To further enrich this session, please come ready to share a favorite book title that contributes to your DEI mission.

Session 1: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 12-1 p.m.
Session 2: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12-1 p.m.

Please register for these sessions on Trust Academy to receive links to the Zoom sessions. Links will be sent out closer to the session dates.
*New* Applying Homework Assistance Strategies Course Available in Trust Academy *
Would the children in your program rather do literally anything else instead of their homework? Project RISE has just launched a new course that will help you take your program's homework time from "no way" to "child's play!"

Youth Development direct service staff engage in a series of activities designed to encourage the practice of skills learned in the Introduction of Homework Assistance course. Participants will practice how to apply evidence-based strategies to solve common issues, such as children struggling with homework assignments, low motivation to complete homework, and helping staff managing homework time effectively.
Youth Enrichment Peer Learning Session *
Some Youth Enrichment (YEN) Providers have expressed an interest in meeting on a monthly basis to share experiences and support one another. Project RISE will facilitate an information session in which YEN Providers can discuss the focus topics of the peer leaning group such as best practices, challenges they have overcome, and issues for which they are still finding solutions. The goal of this session is to decide as a group if an ongoing Peer Learning forum is needed and what the format will be. The session will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, March 24 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.. If you are interested in participating, please register in Trust Academy.
Become a Foster Parent
Hundreds of kids and teens in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are in need of safe, loving homes through no fault of their own due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Citrus Family Care Network is looking for people who want to change the life of a child. Open your home and your heart, "Become a Foster Parent."

For more information call 1.855.786.KIDS (5437), or Ben Morales at 305.608.9640, or visit:
Inspiring Stories Welcomed!
Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been doing inspiring, life-changing and heroic work to provide for the children and families of Miami-Dade during the coronavirus pandemic. Please continue the good work and make sure to share their stories social media while tagging us. Also, don't forget to email your stories and latest triumphs!
From Other Agencies
Fill Out United Way of Miami-Dade's Pandemic Impact Survey *
As we approach the 12-month mark of this prolonged crisis, we are assisting in sharing United Way of Miami-Dade’s Pandemic Impact Survey, open until March 26, 2021, to measure how Miami-Dade households have been affected by the pandemic and assess the financial and household burdens it has caused on our community’s families. The survey aims to collect responses from a wide range of households, income levels, as well as small business owners. Responses will provide critical insight about local challenges and identify ways to plan, coordinate and adapt services to support those in need, as well as assist in planning for future investments. Completing this survey should take about 10 minutes and is available in English, Spanish and soon Haitian Creole – select your language using the dropdown box at the top of the page. A full report will be published summer 2021.

Please take the survey now and share it with your family, friends and colleagues so they can also complete it.
Advancing Gender Equity with Your Privilege *
Learn how purpose-driven business leaders can model Women’s Rights Champions to embed DEI in their company cultures. For free tickets & more info click below.
School-Age Education Racial Equity Programming Request For Proposals
United Way of Miami-Dade is seeking to address access and opportunity barriers for Black, Indigenous, and Youth of Color (BIYOC) through racial equity programming. The grant recipient will utilize a minimum of two approaches that address racial inequities such as leadership development, community organizing, civic engagement and advocacy. Outcomes may include increased civic engagement, self-empowerment, building strong relationships, increased school engagement, conflict resolution, critical thinking and decision-making skills and activities that promote the reduction of racial inequities. Funding will be for a two-year period and will commence July 1, 2021. Services must begin by August 2021 and continue through June 30, 2023.

Funding will be $25,000 each year for a total award of $50,000. Completed applications should also be sent to . For detailed information, refer to the RFP for eligibility and programming requirements. If you have any questions, please email Shameka Jenkins at or Diana Santangelo at For more information and to apply, visit United Way Miami-Dade.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 2.
Mom and Pop Small Business Grants from Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County is taking applications for the District 8 Mom & Pop Small Business Grants. Eligible small businesses in District 8 can receive up to $5,000 in assistance. Applications can be directly downloaded from Completed applications will be accepted from March 11 – March 19 via mail or drop-off at the District Office (South Dade Government Center, 10710 SW 211th St., Suite 103) or via email at
Miami-Dade's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Miami-Dade County is taking applications for its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to assist our tenants and landlords who are experiencing hardship. Residents of Miami-Dade may be eligible for up to 12 months of assistance, if they meet certain income qualifications and are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application process ends at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 15. More information, including instructions on how to submit paper applications, can be found at the link below.
FREE Parenting Programs with Federation of Families
The Triple P Parenting Program is for parents with children who have mild to moderate behavioral issues and are under the age of 12 years old. The Program consists of 10 free, 1 hour, parenting sessions with a Triple P Parent Educator from FOF. Parents will learn and practice the skills necessary to tackle behavioral challenges with various strategies implemented from the evidence based Triple P curriculum. We provide the sessions in English or Spanish, in home or virtual.
Mission Support Services for Nonprofits
Gutierrez Consulting Partnerships is partnering with South Florida Philanthropic Consulting Services to help nonprofits plan for the future in this “new normal.” They meet with key stakeholders to provide a FREE one-hour diagnostic evaluation of their organization in light of the challenges they may be facing. They then provide a summary review and recommendations of what their organization’s next steps should be. Additional services as negotiated can be provided.
Parent to Parent of Miami (PtoP) Learning Opportunities
Ever wonder what Parent to Parent (PtoP) Miami does? Well, here is your opportunity to learn more! Outreach Presentations offered Tuesday's and Fridays every week at 12:30-1:30 p.m. Open to MDCPS staff, services agencies, community members or anyone who wants to learn about PtoP Miami and our services. Virtual via Zoom! Registration is required (below). Interested in a presentation to your agency, school, or other venue, please contact Jeanette Cordova at 305.271.9797 Ext. 227.
Parent Support Group for African American/Black & Haitian families With a Loved One with an Individualized Education Plan, Disability or Special Needs
Need a safe space to share regarding raising a child with differences? Join us for the Parent Support Group for African American/Black & Haitian families with a loved one with an Individualized Education Plan, disability, or special needs. This is an opportunity connect with other parents, discuss challenges with school and any concerns during this time of COVID. Next groups are March 10 & 24, 3:45 -5 p.m. Virtual via Zoom! Registration is required.
Learning Opportunities for Parents/Caregivers of Children and Youth with Disabilities or Special Needs
Workshops for parent/caregivers of children, youth and adults with disabilities or special needs. Upcoming March, April and May: IDEA/IEP Seminar, Achieving Independence through Supported Decision-Making, Study Skills & Homework Strategies. Guardianship Process, Crucial Government Agencies, Communicating with Your Child's School, Understanding ADHD. All presented virtual and in both English and Spanish languages.
FREE College Readiness Program
The Achieve Scholars program is a free, selective program that provides intensive college readiness support (help with essays, FAFSA, test prep, and more) to seniors who would not typically have access to such resources. The final deadline for our 2021-2022 cohort is April 1st. Rising seniors can apply via link below: If you are a community member, you can refer a student via this link: For more information please email
Fearless, Mindful Teen Enrichment Initiative
SEFLIN and the Miami-Dade Public Library System presents THE FEARLESS, MINDFUL YOUTH INITIATIVE! Teens (13-19 years old) may attend online workshops from: Music producers, award-winning Filmmakers, NASA/STEM mentors, life Skills Workshops, Stocks/Business Bankers, Financial Literacy presenters and more.
NAMI Miami Offers Free Virtual Mental Health Presentations for Students
Learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions, treatment, coping strategies, and local and national resources.

For more information call 786.775.1661, or email below:
Insurance Enrollment Through Florida KidCare with Assistance
Floridians can enroll in Florida KidCare for comprehensive, affordable health insurance with the assistance of a Covering Florida Navigator, by scheduling a confidential and unbiased appointment for free through May 15. KidCare enrollment is all year long!

Florida KidCare is the umbrella brand for the four government-sponsored health insurance programs – Medicaid, MediKids, Florida Healthy Kids and the Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Health Plan – that together provide a seamless continuum of coverage for Florida children from birth through the end of age 18. Benefits include doctor visits, surgeries, check-ups, immunizations, vison and hearing benefits, prescription medication, dental care, emergency care, hospital stays, and mental health services.

To make an appointment, call 877.813.9115, or click below:
Available Mental Health Services for Low-Income Families
The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) provides mental health services including Individual/family therapy and psychiatry for children and adolescents in Miami-Dade County. The institute accepts most Medicaid HMO’s and has funding for children of low-income families who do not have insurance. ICFH also provides individual/family therapy and psychiatry services for adults who have Medicaid.

For more information call 305.274.317.
Career Opportunities
Elementary School Principal *
Just Kids Centers, Inc. is looking for principal for an elementary school. This person will oversee the day-to-day operations.

  • FBI/FDLE and Local Background Screening
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Recent COVID-19 test
  • Excellent Communication skills; with supervisory experience, oral and written
  • Experience working with Special Needs students
  • Supervisory Experience 
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish
  • Accounting and budget knowledge
  • Highly effective organizational time
Available Positions at Girl Power Rocks Inc. *
Program Instructor *
Girl Power Rocks Inc. is looking for a program instructor who will conduct activities, provide services to middle school girls at Richmond Heights Middle School and work closely with fellow staff, volunteers, community partners and parents/guardians to deliver Girl Power’s mission. The program instructor will ensure that all classroom goals, objectives and outcomes are accomplished.
Mentoring Coordinator *
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Programs, Mentoring Coordinator oversees the development and implementation of Girl Power’s Sister Circle Mentoring Program, which matches adult volunteer mentors.
Available Positions at the City of Hialeah Education and Community Services Dept. *

  • Program Leaders- starting at $10.00 an hour working with students ages 5-18.
  • After-school Tutors- starting at $11.26 an hour working with students ages 12-15.
  • After-school Certified Teachers- starting at $29.00 an hour working with students ages 5-18.
  • Recreation Leader-(Painting instructor) starting at $10.00 an hour working with Senior population.
Literacy Assistant- starting at $11.26 an hour consisting of clerical and front desk work
Teaching Artists Digital Media Arts *
URGENT, Inc. seeks a dynamic content creator who loves teaching young people the skills of the profession. You will be a fit for this position if you are dedicated to: (1) the positive development of teens, (2) mentoring, (3) digital media arts, and (4) well versed in using a variety of creative tools, equipment, and technologies including Adobe Creative Cloud applications. To apply send cover letter and resume to email below.
Available Positions at The Center for Family & Child Enrichment

Licensed Clinical Therapist
The therapist will provide weekly individual and family therapy to clients of the Center For Family & Child Enrichment, using appropriate treatment modality. Conduct bio-psychosocial assessments of clients referred for therapy, ensuring that all appropriate assurances and authorizations are obtained. Develop and maintain appropriate treatment planning in conjunction with clients/families. In this position, the candidate must also adhere to all CQI standards as required under the Federally Qualified Health Center.

Dependency Case Manager Supervisor
To manage the daily operations of a dependency case management unit; supervise case management staff and support staff; coordinate service delivery to ensure that client needs and program goals are being met. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in a human services related field from an accredited university and two years relevant experience working with children and families in the Child Welfare System. Possess a Florida Child Protection Certification.

Front/Back Office Assistant
This is a Front/Back Office support position whose key responsibility is to provide quality customer service to the children and families we serve, visitors and staff. This is a professional administrative position with the responsibility of performing complex clerical and administrative work. Medical/Behavioral Health knowledge & Billing & Coding experience required. A minimum of one to two years of secretarial training or work experience. Knowledge of EMR's.

Nurse Case Manager
The Nurse Case Manager provides expertise as an educator, consultant, and facilitator. The NCM provides quality patient care via the development, implementation and evaluation of individual patient care plans and patient education sessions.
The NCM is a liaison between the multidisciplinary health care team, patient, and their families. Current State of Florida Licensed Practical Nurse. 3 years of experience as a Clinical Case Manager or Educator required.

Medical Assistant
The medical assistant (MA) functions under the guidance of the provider/health professional (physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, registered nurse or other) in providing professional medical services in the community health center setting. A High school diploma and Medical Assistant certification required. Ability to perform phlebotomy & administer injections with Peds & Adults. Assist with Front Office, scheduling patients, billing & coding.
Senior Program Manager for After-School Program 
Amigos for Kids is seeking a Senior Program Manager with the following skills and abilities:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Computer literacy
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Experience managing programs and working with funders/ donors
  • Strong administrative and supervisory skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Applicants with DCF Staff or Directors Credentials encouraged to apply and teaching experience is a plus. Teaching experience a plus.
Camp Art Instructor
The Greater Miami Youth Symphony of Dade County FL, Inc. is looking for a camp art instructor who will be reporting to the Executive Director. The Summer Camp Instructor is responsible for planning projects and activities for the campers. Also, in collaboration with the Camp Coordinator and other staff, potentially planning to bring in visual and performing local artists to enhance the lesson plan. Organizing the student art exhibitions that end each week of camp and provide direction for college internship day-to-day work.
Available Early Childhood Staff Position
A position is available in a Reggio-inspired early childhood program in Coral Gables! Margaux School at Temple Judea is hiring staff to assist with all age groups and support our COVID-19 protocols. Requires Level 2 Screening.
Program Manager for Outreach Team 
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) is currently seeking a Program Manager to join a team of professionals. Desired Qualifications: Experience involving community outreach and a social work background preferred. Two years of relevant experience working with community organizations and under-served community members. Bilingual (Spanish/Creole) a plus. For more information or to apply, please click below: and reference JOB ID: 522891. This position is located in the Biscayne Bay Campus.
Counselor/Infant Mental Health Specialist- Teen Parent Program 
Florida State University’s Young Parents Project seeks a Master's degree social worker or counselor (MSW preferred) to be part of a home visiting team that provides trauma-informed, dyadic intervention to court-involved teen parents and their children in Miami-Dade & Broward counties. Flexible schedule, reliable transportation and Level 2 background check required.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Head Start Educator - Associates Degree in Early Childhood, CDA or equivalent in Pre-School
  • Part-time Center Director - Center Director credentials
  • Mental Health Consultant - Master's Degree in Social Work, LCSW, LHMC, LMFT or licenses psychologist
  • Staff Assistant - Bachelor's degree *
  • Community Liaison Specialist - High School degree, Bachelors preferred *
  • Head Start Assistant - CDA in Pre-School or equivalent
  • Early Head Start Assistant - CDA in Infant and Toddler

Click below to email resume:
Available Positions at Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc.

  • Developmental Specialist
  • Therapist
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager

For complete job listing, descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit CAREERBUILDER and CAREERROOKIE and/or e-mail resume and cover letter by clicking below.
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