Weekly Provider Bulletin
May 3, 2017
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The Children's Trust Announces
Take the 10 Days of Connection Challenge May 22-31
The Children’s Trust, MCCJ, Miami Foundation, Miami Herald and United Way of Miami-Dade have come together to promote Connect Miami, a grassroots initiative encouraging personal connections between people of diverse backgrounds and experiences - and we’re kicking it off with a 10-day challenge to step outside your normal routine and get to know a neighbor, coworker or any other stranger, better! The long-term goal: to create genuine, meaningful relationships rooted in kindness and empathy that will strengthen our community. And who doesn't want that? To learn more about the Connection Challenge, including tips on ways to rock it, visit www.connectmiami.org.

Quarterly Provider Meetings Coming Up!
  • Monday, May 15, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Northeast & Northwest)
    Trinity Church (North Miami Campus), 655 NW 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33168
  • Wednesday, May 17, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (South)
    Rockway Middle School (auditorium), 9393 SW 29th Terrace, Miami, FL 33165
Both session agendas/discussions are identical. You need only attend one, preferably the session for your area. Click here to register via our community calendar.
FREE Summer Meals for Children & Youth - Sign Up Today!
Summer BreakSpot, a program that provides free meals to children and youth ages birth-18 in participating summer programs, is underway. We encourage ALL children and youth summer program providers to contact available sponsors today to secure participation at each of their program 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 sites as “open sites,” where children and youth ages birth-18 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 Christina Sudduth at csudduth@flimpact.org for more information.

Summer BreakSpot Sponsors

  • 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 305.398.9542. 
  • 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
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities  
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. All PowerPoints and supplemental training materials can be found at www.advocacynetwork.org/training.

Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness A new hands-on and highly interactive workshop providing participants the opportunity, through case studies, to identify and apply specific accommodation and adaptation strategies. This training is for anyone and everyone who has already completed Discovering Inclusion Level 1. Three dates available:

  • Friday, May 5, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Branches, 129 SW 5th Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
  • Friday, June 2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186

Other available trainings include

  • Count Me In: Teaching Children To Embrace Diversity Tuesday, May 9, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Centro Mater East, 418 SW 4th Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
  • Let’s Play Together Friday, May 12, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., NFL YET Center at Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147
  • Discovering Inclusion Tuesday, May 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Touching Miami With Love, 711 NW 6th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
  • Navigating Community Resources Thursday, June 8, 10 a.m. - noon, Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165

Questions? Contact Tanisha McCall at 305-596-1160 ext. 222 or tmccall@advocacynetwork.org.

Project RISE Trainings for After-School and Youth Enrichment Providers

  • Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Tuesday, May 23, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., NSU Kendall, Room 425
  • YEN: Ask-Listen-Encourage Thursday, May 25, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., The Children's Trust
  • 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; click here to download a pdf of the 2016-17 training schedule in its entirety. 

From Our Friends
Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is May 4 - Find Local Resources!
The Florida Association for Infant Mental Health Miami is hosting a virtual infant mental health fair tomorrow, May 4. Join them for online sharing of information, resources and local services that address infant and children's mental health. The event is free, but you must register in order to participate. Click here to reserve your spot.

Teach Dual-Language Learners More Effectively
Learn about bilingualism in young children, as well as hands-on strategies for working with dual-language learners, at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) State Convention this Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, at the Miami Marriott Dadeland, starting at 8:30 a.m. To register for these free sessions, click here.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Awareness Training
Kristi House will host a free CSEC 101 training on Wednesday, May 10, from 2-5 p.m. This workshop will provide an overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children, and its extent and impact on children. Strategies and tips for identifying and engaging victims, as well as a discussion of the services victims need for healing and restoration, are also on the agenda. This a free training; available parking $10. Registration required to attend; reserve your spot by emailing mcrodriguez@kristihouse.org.

Attention Trust-Funded YAS & YEN Providers - FREE Nutrition Workshop!
FLIPANY announces two upcoming nutrition trainings, both to be held at The Children’s Trust:
  • Wednesday, May 10, 10 a.m. - noon
  • Friday, May 19, 10 a.m. - noon
FLIPANY’s nutrition workshop is mandatory for all Trust-funded 2016-17 YAS and YEN providers; at least two program representatives per site are recommended to attend, but more are encouraged! Register today via The Children's Trust community calendar; two in-service hours provided. Contact Jessica at jmorris@flipany.org for additional information.
Refresher Training - Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM)
Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade will host a refresher training class for certified educators of infant massage, taking place on Monday, May 15, 1:30-4:30 p.m., and conducted by national trainer Michael Curtis. Research on infant massage and a full review of massage strokes will be covered; please bring a doll that is at least 20" long with flexible limbs to practice. Participants will sit on floor; wear comfortable clothing. For additional details and to register, visit www.hscmd.org.

Providers, Miami Wants to Know What You Think!
The Trust is helping to promote Resilient Greater Miami and the Beaches, an initiative created in part to field community opinion on such topics as housing, public health, transportation, climate change and sea level rise. Start the conversation by filling out the community resilience questionnaire here, available in English, Spanish and Creole.

Grants & Funding Opportunities
Technology for Teens
Clubhouse Network and Best Buy is bringing a Best Buy Teen Tech Center to Miami! The Clubhouse mission is to provide a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where youth from underserved communities work with mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. An informational webinar on the program and its upcoming RFP will be held on Monday, May 8, at 3 p.m. ET. Visit www.theclubhousenetwork.org/bestbuy for additional details on both.

Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Assistant Clinical Director
Lotus House seeks a fully licensed mental health clinician with demonstrated experience in management as an assistant clinical director to assist in the provision of evidence-based trauma-informed therapy and intervention, utilizing a holistic approach. Responsibilities include supervising clinicians and case managers; providing individual diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention; and overseeing quality assurance, monitoring and compliance. Experience serving individuals with trauma, medical and mental health issues a must; experience billing Medicaid preferred. Email résumé and cover letter to anna@lotushouse.org.

Chief Executive Officer *
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami seeks its next CEO, who will assume the helm of the agency immediately. The CEO will provide leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of strategies and plans, in order to meet the goals and objectives of the organization. Click here for complete job requirements and application guidelines.

Education Coordinator
Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe seeks an education coordinator to ensure children receive the support needed to achieve their education goals, while upholding the organization's mission and vision through excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, accountability and commitment to our community. Responsibilities include monitoring educational performance, managing and coordinating education projects, and setting goals. Ability to deftly interact with a diverse group of external and internal contacts at differing levels a must, as is the independent judgment required to plan, prioritize and organize. For complete job description and application guidelines, visit www.ourkids.us.

Literacy Tutor - Preschool *
Florida Reading Corps seeks a preschool literacy tutor to develop children’s early literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten. Successful candidate will work with children ages 3-5, alongside a classroom teacher. Must be trained in research-based early literacy strategies and to collaborate with classroom teaching staff to enhance daily literacy opportunities, and conduct literacy assessments to increase the number of children on target with early reading predictors. Apply online at floridareadingcorps.org.

Media Liaison 
The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade seeks a media liaison to handle provider and community outreach. Responsibilities include working with OB/GYN offices, hospitals and birthing centers to ensure the successful implementation of the Healthy Start prenatal screening as well as community awareness; leading public relations and social media positioning; and routinely producing multimedia/video content. Must possess fluent understanding of internet analytics. Apply online at www.hscmd.org.

Program Assistant - Part-Time
United Martial Arts Academy seeks a part-time program assistant to be responsible for data entry and collection; completion of pre-, mid- and post-testing assessments of program participants; and student recruitment. Must communicate well in English (oral and written) and possess computer skills, experience in a DCF-licensed child care or after-school program setting, DCF 45-hour training or FCCPC credentials, and the ability to pass a background check; bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Email résumé to waterboxing33030@gmail.com.

Program Coordinator
The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine seeks a program coordinator to join its NeighborhoodHELP team of professionals. For more information and to apply, visit careers.fiu.edu and reference job opening ID# 513222.

Teacher - Pre-K3
Cherry Blossom in the Roads seeks a full-time pre-K3 teacher. Must possess at minimum a CDA, FCCP or bachelor’s degree in early childhood; fluency in English; high work ethics; and be responsible, energetic and capable of working well with children. For more information, email kathy@cherryblossommiami.com.

Teacher - STEM
The Town of Cutler Bay seeks a STEM teacher to ensure students succeed in completing its grant-funded summer STEM program. Bachelor’s degree, Florida Teacher Certification and two years’ experience required. This is a full-time, eight-week position with a $25/hour salary. All applicants must submit proof of education, licenses and certifications with a completed employment application. Additional details and application available at www.cutlerbay-fl.gov.

Available Positions at ABC's For Success *
  • Licensed Clinicians Per diem; must be willing to conduct intake assessment in the north end of Miami-Dade County. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) required.
  • Registered Interns Must be able to see clients in their homes and at school.
Email résumé to Karie Diaz at karie.diaz@abc4s.com.
Available Positions at the ARC of South Florida * 
  • Teacher For its early childhood program for children with disabilities; position for summer and/or fall available. Minimum associate degree; bachelor’s preferred. Experience with CWD highly desirable. Salary based on experience/education; excellent benefits. Kendall location.
  • Teacher Assistants - Summer Energetic, enthusiastic teacher assistants needed for summer camp classes, for children ages 1-5 with disabilities; Kendall location. Make a difference this summer and enjoy helping young children thrive with fun activities including arts and crafts, music, gross motor skills games, field trips, swimming lessons, reading and more. High school diploma or GED required; experience preferred.
Email résumé to Irma Alvarez at ialvarez@arcsofla.org.
Available Positions at the Advocacy Network on Disabilities *
  • Family Support Coordinator To assume overall responsibility for the provision of advocacy and support coordination services to individuals with developmental and other disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers, and to professionals and others seeking assistance. Responsibilities include assessing needs; coordinating services and referrals to resources; recording case notes; and conducting outreach, education and training activities. Minimum bachelor’s degree in social work or other related field; master’s preferred. Experience with people with disabilities also preferred. Salary range $34,000-$44,000.
  • Inclusion Specialist For its All Children Together (ACT) team. Role provides public education, training, technical assistance and advocacy activities that increase the capacity of children’s services providers to include children with disabilities, and to promote the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of community life. Minimum bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or other related field; master’s preferred. Also required: two years’ experience working with children and/or adults with disabilities and their families; and excellent communication skills including the ability to engage the community, public speaking and delivering training curriculum. Salary range $36,000-$46,000.
Email résumé to hr@advocacynetwork.org.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired *
  • External Relations Coordinator To be responsible for special events and marketing efforts that promote the programs, events and services of the organization. Must possess a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field; related experience preferred.
  • Job Coach - Summer Program To provide on-site supervision for students placed in summer work experiences. Requirements include high school diploma; one year of experience working in the field of employment, job placement or vocational services; ability to provide instruction on résumé preparation and job-seeking and interviewing skills; and valid FL driver’s license and ability to travel within the community.
  • Program Coordinator To be responsible for scheduling and managing the day-to-day office and clinical operations for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program. Minimum high school diploma; associate degree preferred. Must possess minimum one year of experience working with a database and running queries/reports; experience working in a medical office preferred. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) also required.
  • Teacher Assistant - Summer Program To assist with group and individual instruction and field trips. Must possess ability to provide instruction on résumé preparation and job-seeking and interviewing skills; valid FL driver’s license and ability to travel within the community; and a high school diploma.
Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org or fax to 305.285.6967.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools 
  • Early Head Start Assistant 
  • Early Head Start Educator 
  • Parent Outreach Specialist Must possess high school diploma
Apply at jobs.dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Sundari Foundation/Lotus House *
  • Child & Family Assessment Specialist/Psychometrician To conduct evidence-based pre- and post assessments with high special needs children, mothers and families. Assessments are critical for service delivery and evaluation, and will play a critical role in a new research project studying different therapeutic modalities for children and families. Experience with Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System preferred, as is bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email cover letter and résumé to anna@lotushouse.org.
  • Management Information Specialist To ensure data quality, data entry and contractual compliance in a fast-paced, trauma-informed environment. Responsibilities include regularly generating reports for staff to evaluate program performance and comply with grant requirements. Minimum high school diploma; associate degree preferred. Must possess two years' experience working in data entry and/or management information systems; enormous attention to detail; positive attitude; and the ability to comfortably interact with diverse individuals. Email cover letter and résumé to melissa@lotushouse.org.
  • Master's Level Therapist With experience serving women and children with trauma and domestic violence histories, and medical and mental health issues. Must possess training/certification in evidence-based clinical modalities, as well as a commitment to helping improve the lives of women and children in the community. Training in PCIT or Trauma-Focused CBT preferred, as is bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email cover letter and résumé to anna@lotushouse.org.
Available Positions at Village Youth Services 
  • Program Assistants (Summer Programs)
  • Site Supervisors (Summer Programs)
For more information, visit www.villageyouth.org; email résumé to jobs@villageyouth.org.
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