Weekly Provider Bulletin
August 15, 2018
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Save the Date for the All Children Together Inclusion Kick-Off! *
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities announces its first annual All Children Together Inclusion Kick-Off, where providers can start the school year acquiring the skills needed to offer inclusive programming. Participants will met their inclusion specialist, take part in requested trainings, begin completing Inclusion Readiness Tool goals, learn about new Children's Trust policies and more. Taking place on Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 601 SW 8th Avenue, Miami, FL 33130. Registration information coming soon!
Make Your Voice Count – VOTE *
Primary elections are on Tuesday, August 28, and early voting has begun. Click here to view sample ballots; click here to view early voting locations. Both are provided by The Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections.
Trust Providers: The Contract Management Success Series is About to Begin!
On Wednesday, September 12, The Children's Trust will launch the 2018-2019 program year with a “Contract Management Success Series” at MDC Wolfson Campus. The meeting will kick off the new monthly series, which has been created to assist our funded providers with their administrative, fiscal and programmatic responsibilities, and to explore practices that ensure effective management of grants and contracts. Please ensure that all essential staff members who are an important part of your program and contract management processes attend; 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 trainings for August are listed below; visit The Children's Trust community calendar for full descriptions and registration information. Unless otherwise noted, all trainings take place at the University of Miami Mailman Center, located at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.   

  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, August 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, August 22, 3-4 p.m. 
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • An Administrator's Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Thursday, September 6, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Diamond Minds, 1160 NW 159th Drive, Miami, FL 33169
  • Count Me In: Discovering Inclusion for Kids Thursday, September 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Resource Room, 19715 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
  • An Administrator's Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Friday, September 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
  • Structure for Success Tuesday, September 25, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Diamond Minds, 1160 NW 159th Drive, Miami, FL 33169
  • Count Me In: Discovering Inclusion for Kids Thursday, September 27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

Trust-Funded Providers: New Child/Youth Participant Form Ready for Use
Please note than an updated Child/Youth Participant Information Form has been posted to our website; it replaced the prior form, effective August 1, 2018. No portion of any child's social security number should be collected for Trust purposes any longer; the updated form shows the required demographics that must be reported to The Trust for programs serving children/youth directly.

Kindly update your relevant program registration materials immediately by visiting the Policies & Forms > Programmatic page of our provider portal and selecting Participant Forms & Incident Reporting to access the new form and related details.
Get Your Program Authorized to Operate at a Miami-Dade Public School
Trust-funded agencies providing programming at M-DCPS sites must secure an Affiliating Agreement for Educational Services. To facilitate this process, a guide to collecting and submitting the necessary documents has been made available on The Children’s Trust website; click here to review. All steps and documents must be completed prior to submission, otherwise approval may be delayed or denied. For questions, contact Glenny Reynoso, contract manager, at glenny@thechildrenstrust.org.
Wanted: 2018 Family Expo Volunteers
The Family Expo is looking for volunteers to lend a hand! Taking place on Saturday, September 8, 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!
From Our Friends
Implement a Fatherhood Reading Squad Program at Your Site *
Focusing on the book Neighborhood Dads, this fun-loving literacy program provides opportunities for local dads to read/talk/mentor children while networking around educational and social needs of children. Successfully operating for five years in Miami-Dade County public Schools, this program enables children to have direct contact with caring male role models who demonstrate interest in their education. Click here to register for a September 20 program training via The Children's Trust community calendar.
FLAEYC 2018 Annual Conference - Scholarships Available!
The Early Learning Career Center (ELCC), funded by The Children’s Trust, announces an exciting professional development opportunity with the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC) at its annual conference, taking place September 5-9 in Orlando. Early childhood center educators, directors and other ECE administrators may be eligible to receive a Children's Trust educator scholarship to cover registration fees for the event! Click here to learn more about the conference; contact careercenter@thechildrensforum.com for information on available scholarships.
CLEAR Miami is Recruiting
Catalyst Miami is recruiting for its next cohort of CLEAR Miami, Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy and Resilience. This is a FREE 10-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice and climate resilience specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held starting on Thursday, September 13, at Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation. Dinner, a youth class and translation are all provided at no charge; click here to register. Interested in being a hired facilitator for CLEAR Miami? Click here to apply.
Volunteer Hours for Youth
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami is offering high school students opportunities to volunteer and earn hours. If you know a young person who would be interested in learning more or participating in one of the organization's many volunteer days, contact Barbara at dreuumiami@gmail.com for additional information.
Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training
The Postpartum Healing and Education Center announces a three-day nurturing parenting facilitator training focusing on incorporating the philosophy, skills and strategies of nurturing parenting; provides 12 CEUs for LCSWs, LMHCs and LMFTs. Taking place M-W, September 10-12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 6801 NW 186th Street, Miami, FL 33015. Contact Ana Romero at 954.558.8360 or aromero@postpartumeducation.com to register.
Change the Life of a Child in Foster Care
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 citizens from the community to volunteer one weekday a month for a minimum of one 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, and your participation as a CRP member means that you can directly and positively impact the life of a child or youth in foster care. For additional information email Marissa Leichter at mleichter@fostercarereview.org.
Grant Writing Certificate - Center for Nonprofit Management
Miami Dade College Continuing Education and Professional Development announces grant writing certification courses; 3/4 courses required to obtain a certificate. Students will acquire hands-on experience and skills to research funding opportunities, create community partnerships, write letters of commitment and submit grant proposals. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply what they are learning and receive feedback from experts. For more information call 305.237.1019; register at Miami Dade College - North Campus, Room 1125, or online at www.mdc.edu/registration.
Grant Opportunities
Funding at The Trust

Visit the Grants section of our website to learn about our application process.

  • Early Childhood Development: Teaching Strategies GOLD Competitive solicitation to fund a single agency to provide early childhood development supports for an ongoing, observation-based assessment system for young children. The funded agency will manage and support Teaching Strategies GOLD (GOLD), which will be implemented with early learning educators employed in eligible programs in Miami-Dade County. This RFP will be released on Thursday, August 16; visit the Grant Opportunities page to review it in its entirety.
  • Family Benefits Enrollment Competitive solicitation to fund several agencies to provide families with children with public benefits enrollment supports. Applicants are expected to support the successful benefits enrollment of at least 6,000 families throughout Miami-Dade. The anticipated contract period for the first year is November 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019 (nine months). The awarded contract may be renewed for up to four additional 12-month terms. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review the RFP in its entirety.
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Competitive solicitation to fund a single agency responsible for early learning teachers and families regardless of where they live, work or attend child care services within the county. The anticipated contract period for the first year is December 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019 (eight months). The awarded contract may be renewed for up to four additional 12-month terms. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to review the RFP in its entirety.
  • Oral Health Education & Preventive Services Competitive solicitation to fund comprehensive oral health education and preventive services for under- and uninsured preschool and elementary-age children. Required service components include oral health education and counseling, screening for oral diseases, fluoride varnish application, dental sealants and referral for connection to/follow-up with a dental home for comprehensive continuity of care and any needed restorative services. This RFP will be released on Thursday, August 16; visit the Grant Opportunities page to review it in its entirety.
  • Program Evaluation & Professional Development Support for Family Service Programs Competitive solicitation to fund one or more agencies to provide program evaluation and professional development support for Trust-funded family service providers, including group and individual parenting programs, family strengthening programs and family and neighborhood support partnerships. This RFP will be released on Thursday, August 16; visit the Grant Opportunities page to review it in its entirety.
  • School Health Transactional System The Children’s Trust invites qualified vendors to submit proposals to develop, deploy, host, maintain and provide support for an electronic school-based health system and database. The Children’s Trust has opened this contract for bid to ensure we get the best technology available for these school-based services. Visit the Procurement page to review the RFP in its entirety.
Early Learning Career Center Scholarships
The Early Learning Career Center, funded by The Children's Trust, is offering professional development scholarships to early childhood educators in Miami-Dade County to improve knowledge, skills, classroom practices and ultimately the quality of care offered to our children. For more information please send an email request to the center at careercenter@thechildrensforum.com that includes your name, facility name and DCF license number, email, phone number and a detailed description of your requested professional development funding.
Funding for Computer Labs
The IGT After-School Advantage Program provides nonprofit community agencies and public schools with state-of-the-art computer labs. These computer centers are designed to provide inner-city children ages 5-15 with a meaningful yet fun learning experience during the critical after-school hours, in a safe environment. This initiative is meant to provide an otherwise unavailable educational experience and bridge the digital divide among at-risk children. By applying its knowledge and expertise to this type of program IGT hopes to increase children’s interest in careers in computers and provide them with the necessary tools to help them become more competitive in school and in today’s job market. Proposals are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis; click here for more information and application guidelines.
Support Underserved Residents and Assist with Their Elevation From Poverty to Living Wage Employment Status
The Miami Community Ventures (MCV) initiative is a collective impact initiative designed to connect low-income “structurally unemployed” Miami-Dade residents to living wage jobs. The MCV RFP is posted here for the role of service provider, a role that is central to the successful delivery of benefits that will impact individual participants and our entire community. This RFP is for the pilot, which will run for approximately four (4) months in select communities and will validate the MCV model prior to expansion to targeted communities in Miami-Dade County. All those who are interested in being a service provider are invited to review the RFP and submit a proposal. Applicants are encouraged to share this opportunity with their network of organizations with an interest in playing a role. All questions in reference to this RFP are to be directed to MCVRFP@beaconcouncil.com. To see questions made by other applicants click here .
Career Opportunities
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • Data Scientist To collaborate and engage with end users to identify the information and reporting business requirements, key performance indicators and strategic measures needed to ensure delivery of actionable information that is defined, governed, secure, accurate and accessible to users based on business need. This role requires exceptional communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and communicate these requirements to the technical team and serve as a liaison between stakeholders, users and technical resources through the development and implementation of these requirements. This exempt salaried, nonsupervisory position works under the general supervision and support of the IT director. 
  • 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 for the above positions is ongoing. Click here to access complete job description, requirements and application instructions.
The Florida Children's Council seeks a CEO to be responsible for the overall program and personnel management of the Children’s Services Council of Florida, Inc. (501-c-4) and the Florida Children’s Services Council, Inc. (501-c-3), which are the two entities that comprise the Florida Children’s Council. Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines.
Senior Associate *
My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Alliance seeks a senior associate. Responsibilities include building relationships with community leaders; developing the frameworks, tools and resources required for an online learning community; and overseeing the ongoing certification and onboarding of the MBK Network. Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines.
Child Development Specialist - Part-Time
Chapman Partnership seeks a part-time child development specialist for its Homestead location to assist the child development supervisor and family resource center staff in the instructional process, recreational activities and execution of family resource center and/or building duties. Must be able to successfully identify and address the developmental/instructional needs of a wide variety of children K-12, communicate positively with children, and be friendly, dependable and trustworthy. Associate degree in education or related field and minimum one year working with children in an educational setting required. Email résumé to Anthony Henderson at ahenderson@chapmanpartnership.org.
Parent Educators
Federation of Families, Miami-Dade Chapter, seeks parent educators to facilitate parenting education for parents of children age 12 and under with behavior or development concerns enrolled in the Triple P Parenting Program. Responsibilities include enrollment, curriculum preparation, 10 weeks of one-to-one sessions, and collection of data and assessments. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) preferred; must possess transportation. Email Janet Pereyra at janet@fofmiami.org for additional information and to submit résumé.
Preschool Teachers - Full-Time
The Children's First Preschool E.L.C. seeks creative, responsible and energetic preschool teachers for 1-year-old, 3-year-old and VPK classrooms. Child care experience preferred, as is CDA/FCCPC or equivalent, DCF hours and first aid/CPR certification. Level 2 background screening and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) a must. Email résumé to tcfpelc@gmail.com.
Site Coordinator: West Homestead K-8
Communities in Schools of Miami seeks a site coordinator for West Homestead K-8 to coordinate the provision of professional, accessible social services to students and their families who are facing obstacles to academic and personal success, while working directly on campus. Bachelor’s degree in social work required; degree in counseling preferred. For complete job description, requirements and to apply online, visit www.cismiami.org/careers.
Available Positions at Family Resource Center of South Florida

  • Mental Health Counselor * This is a contracted fee-for-service position to provide psychologically necessary clinical services to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Must possess master's degree, LMHC/LSW/IMHC/ISW, and minimum two years' experience with severely emotionally disturbed or troubled children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Email résumé to ffondrose@frcflorida.org; include Mental Health Counselor – Applicant Name in subject line.
  • Clinical Supervisor To be responsible for the overall monitoring and supervising of clinical services under the SAMHSA Grant, including grant data collection and performance measurement. Must possess relevant master's degree, LMH/LSW, TF-CBT certification, at least three years related experience and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email résumé to ffondrose@frcflorida.org; include Clinical Supervisor – Applicant Name in subject line.
  • Therapist To aid in the provision of mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring services to adults, adolescents and children, including outpatient counseling, community-based services and coordination with schools, caregivers and others. Must possess relevant master's degree, LMH/LSW, TF-CBT certification, at least three years related experience and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email résumé to ffondrose@frcflorida.org; include Therapist – Applicant Name in subject line.
Available Positions at the Institute For Child and Family Health

  • Case Manager – FACES and BNet Programs * To provide community-based targeted case management services to assigned clients experiencing mental health or substance use disorders as well as medical issues, including, but not limited to, assessing client need for social, educational, medical and other support services; advocacy and linkage to such services; and monitoring the provision of all wraparound services.
  • Community Action Team (CAT) Case Manager * To provide community-based case management services to at-risk youth with severe emotional disturbances and their families in Miami-Dade County. Must possess bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology or closely related field, and minimum one year case management experience serving children/adolescents with severe emotional disturbances.
  • Community Action Team (CAT) Coordinator * To coordinate all administrative and clinical functions of the CAT Program, including ensuring that the services offered to children and families are provided in a timely manner, are of high quality and are consistent with eligibility criteria.
  • Community Action Team (CAT) Mentor * To assist clients with educational, vocational and life skills development, and help families enhance their family support networks. Must possess at minimum high school diploma; one year experience working with children and adolescents in a group, classroom, tutoring or related setting; and knowledge in the areas of child development, family functioning, child abuse and neglect, and resistant clients.
  • Grant Clinician - SNAP * To implement the SNAP evidence-based model of therapeutic intervention for children and their parents under the guidance of a supervisor as required by the needs of the grant(s). Responsibilities include completing documentation within given deadlines and in accordance with funders, COA standards, agency policies and procedures and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Hourly Direct Therapist (Licensed) - North Area * Responsibilities include conducting intakes, participating in monthly case staffing meetings and implementing therapeutic treatment plans for emotionally disturbed children/adolescents through individual, group therapy and behavioral management.
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager * To provide community-based case management services to assigned clients including, but not limited to, assessing client need for services, advocating and linking to services, and monitoring of services. All case management services must be provided in accordance with the Medicaid Mental Health Targeted Case Management Handbook, ICFH policies and procedures, and all applicable laws and regulations.

Email résumé to Arlene Balloveras at aballoveras@icfhinc.org.
Available Positions at Jewish Community Services

  • Infant and Early Childhood Services Program Manager * To plan, develop, manage, coordinate and evaluate the delivery of infant and early childhood programs for children ages birth-5 and their families. Responsibilities include meeting the requirements and outcomes for various funding sources by providing direction, leadership, supervision and consultation to staff. Must be licensed and possess bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
  • Literacy Tutor - Part-Time * For its Girls Empowerment Initiative serving female youth ages 11-17. Responsibilities include providing enrichment and/or specialized help for students at a school site so they can master necessary skills and strive for excellence in academics and beyond. Flexibility to work afternoons and evenings required. Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
  • Program Coordinator - Part-Time * For its Girls Empowerment Initiative serving female youth ages 11-17. Responsibilities include providing administrative oversight as well as direct services (e.g., individual and group counseling). License required; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) preferred. This is a 25 hour/week position. Email résumé to Janet Angueira at jangueira@jcsfl.org.
  • Crisis Center Advocate To field incoming tips via the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) from middle and high school students in participating school districts across the country. Say Something curriculum teaches youth and adults in school settings how to identify warning signs, signals and threats, especially in social media, from individuals who may want to hurt themselves or others, and report it using the SS-ARS. Email résumé to ddevries@jcsfl.org.
  • Helpline Counselor - Part-Time To provide information, referrals, crisis counseling and suicide intervention to callers upon completion of a thorough assessment and identification of most presenting needs. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Email résumé to cpatterson@jcsfl.org.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

  • Driver * To be responsible for transporting clients (within Miami-Dade County) to and from Miami Lighthouse using company vehicles and also assisting with general housekeeping duties. Must possess minimum one year experience driving a bus/passenger van, valid Florida driver’s license, clean driving record and ability to work a full-time flexible schedule; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Executive Assistant to the President/CEO * To oversee the activities of the board of directors, maintain the executive calendar, prepare correspondence and documents, and review contracts for required signatures. Must possess bachelor's or associate degree, 3-5 years' executive assistant experience, excellent written/verbal communication skills and proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Family & Children Support Specialist * To provide support and services to blind or visually impaired children ages birth to 14 and their families. Must possess bachelor's degree in psychology or related field; experience with support groups and individual and/or family counseling; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).
  • Job Services Specialist * To provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment, job orientation and job search assistance, including cover letter and résumé writing, job openings search and interviewing techniques. Must possess bachelor's degree and minimum one year experience working in human resources, employment services or related.
  • Teacher Assistant * To provide support and assistance to the Lighthouse Learning pre-K program's daily operations. Requirements include DCF 45 hours and birth through 5 child care credentials.
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired * To provide instruction to children and youth ages birth to 21 and develop and implement individualized lesson plans for each child in collaboration with other professionals. Must possess bachelor’s degree in visual disabilities from an accredited university; current TVI certification; ability to attend and complete required trainings; and excellent communication skills.
  • Program Coordinator - Early Steps To provide organizational support to the Miami Lighthouse Learning Center, including overseeing and facilitating case management of services and supports listed on Individualized Family Support Plans (IFSP) such as IFSP meetings, student enrollment and registration, maintenance of student records, transportation coordination, and interpreting and managing data.

Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Interpreters
  • Hourly Clerical
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Workers
  • Speech Language Pathologists

Retired teachers to serve as tutors/interventionists in reading and math also needed.

Contact Kelli Hunter-Sheppard, Ph.D., at 305.995.1531 or khunter@dadeschools.net for more information.
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