Weekly Provider Bulletin
December 18, 2019
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Trust Offices Closed December 23 - January 1
The Children’s Trust family wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday, and our very best wishes for the New Year! Please note we will be closed December 23 through January 1, reopening January 2. The provider bulletin will resume on Wednesday, January 8.

With the closure we want to ensure providers receive payment. To do this, your invoice needs to be approved prior to December 17. To ensure you get a check before we close please submit a complete invoice immediately without any errors. Payments will resume the week of January 5, 2020. 

Trust-funded providers, if your offices will be open December 24 through January 1, please feel free to continue submitting any outstanding invoices. However, we will not be reviewing or processing invoices and payments until our office reopens on January 2. We will review any invoices submitted during this period upon our return.
Attention Youth Development K-5 and 6-12 Programs!
Between the months of January and March our CAT members will be conducting observations. Within the next few weeks, a calendar invite will be sent by the CAT observer to the program’s primary contact (as listed in Trust Central) with the date for the observation. 

Resources for Youth Development CAT observations are available HERE.
Attention Parenting Programs!
Between the months of January and March, our CAT members will be conducting observations. Within the next few weeks, a calendar invite will be sent by the CAT observer to the program’s primary contact (as listed in Trust Central) with the date for the observation. Individual Parenting Services and Home Visitation programs should be on the lookout for an email with information on video submissions and scheduling visits.
 
Resources for Parenting CAT observations are available HERE.
Youth Development 6-12 Providers
The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality has recently updated the SEL PQA. You will receive an email with the updated assessment tool that will be utilized during the 2019-2020 CAT visits and the link to the webinar that explains the changes to the assessment. If you have any questions, please reach out to your program manager.   
Trust Academy Takes Over
The Children’s Trust's Trust Academy module in Trust Central has a new look! If your Trust-funded position was included in Trust Central by your Agency Admin, log in to Trust Central to access the Trust Academy module.

If your position is directly contracted with The Trust, but you do not have access to Trust Central, see your Agency Admin to get started. For subcontractors, professional services, and ‘match’ positions, you can access the required online courses and live events by registering independently as explained in registration options 2-4 in the Trust Academy Guide.

Trust Academy now holds all your learning needs! To register for all trainings offered by our partner agencies log in to Trust Academy.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities
*To register for trainings please log in to Trust Central and click Trust Academy.  

Successful Inclusion Of Children w/ Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Part 2 
If you passed Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)-Part 1, online, you are ready to experience visual schedules, practice American Sign Language, and create and tell Social Stories. 
Friday, January 10, 2020
9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112 Ave, Miami, FL 33176

ON-LINE TRAININGS

Discovering Inclusion: This is the core training that sets the foundation for all others. Learn about different types of disabilities, the characteristics and benefits of an inclusive program, and how to use People First Language and respectful etiquette.

Introduction To Successful Inclusion Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Part 1: Learn the facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder – you may be surprised to find that some of what you think isn’t necessarily so. Get an overview of how to help children meet behavioral expectations, recognize and accommodate those with sensory sensitivities, address bullying, and ensure a safe environment.
Project RISE Upcoming Trainings

Effective Behavior Management: Challenging Behaviors
This training expands upon the skills taught in the Introduction to Effective Behavior Management training by teaching additional effective strategies for reducing behavioral disruptions in your program. 
The training takes place on January 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200 St., Cutler Bay, FL 33189.

Literacy Outcome Assessment: Oral Reading Fluency
January 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location TBA.

Differentiated Literacy Instruction (Required for Certified Teachers!)
January 30, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Location TBA.

To register for this training, or to take any of Project RISE's many online trainings, please log into Trust Academy through your Trust Central account.
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 Trust Academy for full descriptions, locations, and registration.  
 
  • Car Passenger Safety, Wednesday, January 15; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety, Wednesday, January 15; 3-4 p.m.
  • Car Passenger Safety, Wednesday, January 29; 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Home Safety, Wednesday, January 29th ; 3-4 p.m.
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 Policies & Forms > 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
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 communicationscompliance@thechildrenstrust.org .
To download the current The Children's Trust logo, as well as other Trust-related logos and a style guide click here .
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/trust-central-support.
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!
From Other Agencies
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers, Clinicians and Administrators *
AKI professional development trainings for educators, clinicians, teaching artists and cultural program administrators are designed to provide a hands-on approach to learning about adaptive techniques for including every learner, together with the knowledge of universal design. Educators gain a sense of excitement and renewed energy, as well as practical skills on how to use the arts to inspire learning in the classroom and clinical settings, and to include students with disabilities in mainstream programs. 

Inclusive Practices through the Arts *
January 29, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Lab Theater.

SAS-C Grantees Workshop *
April 1, 2020 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Miami-Dade County Auditorium

For more information visit
48in48 Website Grant for Small Nonprofits
48in48 is joining the Super Bowl Host Committee to create a positive impact on South Florida. 48in48 is a nonprofit providing free websites to 48 organizations by using local talents of digital and marketing volunteers. Interested nonprofits must apply for the Website Grant and complete the required coursework for their new site. Once completed, they will be paired with a local team of volunteers, usually coming from local corporations, who will build the site in 48 hours on Jan 24-26.

F  or more information visit 48in48.org.
PhilanthropyMiami's Academy with Fundraising Fundamentals
PhilanthropyMiami is holding Fundraising Fundamentals, an educational experience just for people who have entered the fundraising profession in the last 2 years. It will cover a whole range of topics that new development professionals need to know, from storytelling, annual giving, to major gifts and corporate partnerships. Classes take place for 8 consecutive weeks beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the introductory rate for this course is $349 per person.

For more information and to register visit https://lnkd.in/eRSndbQ.
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, January 29, 2020, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. *
  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior, February 7, 2020, 2-5 p.m. *
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, February 29, 2020 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. *
  • Children and Traumatic Stress, March 25, 2020, 2-5 p.m. *

Kristi House Naranja Office, 13955 SW 264th Street, Homestead, FL 33032
  • Children and Traumatic Stress, January 24, 2020, 1:30-4:30 p.m. *
  • Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior, February 28, 2020, 1:30-4:30 p.m. *
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, March 27, 2020 1:30-4:30 p.m. *

Career Opportunities
Trust Accountant
The Accountant will be responsible for reviewing and critically analyzing financial information and provider documents within the framework of “Results-based Accountability (RBA)” and with an emphasis on maintaining quality internal control standards. This includes, but is not limited to, preparing, maintaining reviewing, and analyzing accounting records in accordance with The Trust accounting policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), regulations promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB) and Government Auditing Standards. Work performance is reviewed through conferences, reports, a mastery of the Services and Activities Management Information System (SAMIS) and observation of results achieved.  

For a complete job description and application instructions, please visit:
Available Positions at The Children's Home Society of Florida *

Independent Living Specialist *
The Children's Home Society of Florida is looking for an Independent Living Specialist who will provide case management and access/advocate for the needs of young adults living in foster care or independent living situations. The candidates must have a bachelor's degree in a related field.

For more information visit click here.

Adoption Specialist *
As an Adoptions Specialist for the dependency team, the Adoption Specialist will provide specialized adoption support services to dependency staff and children and families in care. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a human services related field and a Child Protection Professional certification.

For more information visit click here.
Toddler Teacher *
The Creative Learning Center School is looking for a toddler teacher who will greet parents and children, prepare learning activities using centers and table top and change diapers while potty training. The teacher must also keep a close and inviting environment, sing songs and learning games with the children as a way to improve their vocabulary and enhance literacy. Other important qualities include organization, planning and experience with toddler setting. Of course, they must have lots of love, patience and a desire to teach through play. Candidates must clear a background check and have FCCPC / infant toddler training and
DCF Training completed 45 hours.

For more information, email eta58@att.net.
Office Manager *
Arts for Learning (A4L) seeks an Office Manager to help ensure the office and operations run smoothly. The Office Manager orders supplies, inventories assets & equipment, serves as the liaison with all IT providers, and provides support to the Finance & HR team. The Office Manager reports to the Finance & Operations Director. Qualifications: AA Degree, detail oriented, outstanding interpersonal skills, team player, interest in the arts and education a plus.

Send resume to HR@a4lmiami.org.
Part-Time Intake Counselor *
Jewish Community Services has an opening in Access Services for a part-time Intake Counselor to handle phone assessments, Information and Referrals, and/or walk-in clients. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of community resources. Qualifications: BSW (with experience), MSW or related mental health field. Knowledge of the Jewish Community preferred. Bi-lingual English/Spanish is required.

Please email resumes to dhurwitz@jcsfl.org.
2020 Census Hiring Census Takers
Looking for extra income, at a job with flexible hours, weekly pay and paid training? All that, and the opportunity to be part of something that will benefit your community and the country overall. The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for Census Takers ahead of the 2020 Census and they are already taking applications. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine your state's representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads and more. In order to qualify, you must be over 18, a U.S. Citizen, have a valid Social Security card and an email address. Having a car, valid driver's license or access to public transportation is also recommended. Don't miss this opportunity to sign up.

To apply, visit 2020census.gov/jobs and click "Apply Now." You can also call 1.855.JOB.2020 (562.2020).
Review Specialist for Citizen Review Panel Program
Florida Foster Care Review is seeking a Review Specialist for its Citizen Review Panel Program. The Review Specialist (RS) prepares and oversees Citizen Review Panel (CRP) hearings, captures review data, and produces the CRP’s report for the court. The RS helps manage and train CRP volunteers and attends court hearings and child welfare meetings/events as required. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field; minimum of 3 years’ child welfare/dependency court experience; excellent writing skills.

Visit www.fostercarereview.org for complete posting/guidelines.
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 
  • District Coordinator - Bachelors in Business Administration or a related field *
  • Family Intervention Specialist – 60 college credits, 15 in Psychology/Social Work
  • Infant and Toddler Center Director (Part-Time) – Director's credentials 
  • Early Head Start Educator -12 credits in Early Childhood, and a CDA or FCCPC in Infant & Toddler required 
  • Head Start Educator - Associates degree in Early Childhood, CDA, 45 DCF Hours required
  • Head Start Assistant - Minimum of a CDA or FCCPC in Preschool required 

Forward resume by email to erivero@dadeschools.net.
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)
  • School psychologists or licensed psychologists (Part Time)

Forward resume by email to agoldman@dadeschools.net .
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