Weekly Provider Bulletin
February 27, 2019
* New posts are marked with an asterisk.
The Children's Trust Announces
Youth Development Programmatic Data Now Available *
Great news Trust-funded providers! Our data team has been steadily moving forward, and agency users now have access to program utilization, CWD achievement and other benchmarks in Trust Central for youth development (YD) contracts; they are easily accessible through the Contract module. To view your progress, 1) Go to the Contract module in Trust Central and 2) from the “Explore” drop-down menu select “Contracts Metrics.” Feel free to reach out to your contract manager if you need additional guidance on how to view your YD contract progress in the grid.
Trust Providers: Growth Plans Due March 15
In partnership with their respective contract managers, providers will develop and implement growth plans up to four times per contract year, as per the data reporting timeline; visit the Program Metrics page of our website for a complete list of applicable initiatives and requirements. A growth planning guidance document with additional information and instructions can be found on that same page .

Our continued thanks to you for your tireless dedication to provide high-quality services to the children and families of our community!
Panel Discussion: Funding Collaborations & Building Ecosystems
Enjoy a morning of networking and dynamic programming featuring local grantmakers and nonprofit organizations discussing collaborations for greater community impact. In partnership with the Miami-Dade County Public Library System and Grant Coordination, Foundation Center, and The Children's Trust, we invite you to join us and learn how to engage in collective work, while gaining insight into the grantmaker/grantee relationship and how to establish strong partnerships. This program explores how to cultivate relationships with other organizations and funders to strengthen your outcomes, and you'll hear encouraging success stories sprinkled with the pitfalls to avoid when working with multiple stakeholders. Take part to gain access to funders’ perspectives, collaboration best practices and funding resources, while building your nonprofit's ecosystem.

Wednesday, March 6
9 a.m. - noon
West Dade Regional Library
9445 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33165
Parenting: Content Area Team Program Observations
Our content area team (CAT) members are visiting Trust-funded parenting programs individually to conduct program observations between February 4 and March 22. CAT members have been trained to implement the initiative-specific observation tool with fidelity in order to capture your program's strengths and discuss opportunities for improvement. In order to properly coordinate and schedule multiple site visits within this short period of time, all relevant providers were asked to submit a final version of their schedule to their contract manager no later than January 25, and also received an initiative-specific email with additional guidance regarding their CAT observation visit.
Project RISE: Upcoming Trainings

  • Cooperative Learning Monday, March 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Children's Trust
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction * Tuesday, April 2, 4:30-7 p.m., location TBA
  • Effective Literacy Instruction Workshop Thursday, April 25, 1-4 p.m., location TBA

Project RISE live trainings require preregistration; log into your CollaborNation account at https://collabornation.net/login/projectrise to reserve your seat.

SEL Outcome Assessment Trainings
In addition, Project RISE is also offering three online Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Outcome Assessment trainings, which are available to all Trust-funded youth development providers:

  • Child Trends Survey SEL Outcome Assessment Grades K-5
  • PYDI SEL Outcome Assessment Grades 6-12
  • YAPS SEL Outcome Assessment Grades 6-12

To take these and other online trainings, log into your CollaborNation account at www.collabornation.net/projectrise; select "Course Catalog," then select "Project RISE Online Trainings."
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Count Me In Friday March 1, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Gwen Cherry, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147. This training uses hands-on activities to teach staff how to build disability awareness and encourage children to appreciate differences.
  • Navigating Community Resources Friday, March 1, 10 a.m. - noon, Greater Miami Youth for Christ, 1055 Mowry Drive, Homestead, FL 33030. This training introduces participants to the most commonly needed resources for children and youth with disabilities, and to the agencies and systems in which they reside.
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1 - ONLINE This online course provides program staff with introductory information about autism spectrum disorder, including definitions and various ways in which these conditions may manifest. Content also includes information about helping youth meet behavioral expectations, recognizing and accommodating those with sensory sensitivities, assisting youth with fostering social competence, addressing bullying and ensuring a safe environment.
  • Discovering Inclusion Training - ONLINE Discovering Inclusion is an introductory workshop for staff with little or no previous knowledge about children and youth with disabilities and inclusion. It includes an introduction to various types of disabilities, identifying the benefits of inclusion for all, using People First Language and respectful etiquette, and the characteristics of an inclusive program. There is also an opportunity to explore personal beliefs and values.

From Our Friends
Grants 102: Certification Program *
The FIU Metropolitan Center announces Grants 102, a series of mini lectures and in-class writing activities focusing exclusively on preparing a successful grant proposal. Participants will each prepare an outline of a grant proposal for a project of their choice and receive individualized feedback on their work. Taking place April 30 and May 7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at FIU@75; must attend both sessions to earn certification. Prerequisite: Grants 101 or other introductory grants seminar; fee: $495. Learn more and register at www.eventbrite.com.
Infant Massage Certification *
Children of Inmates (COI) will host a comprehensive, evidence-based 32-hour infant massage certification April 8-11, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Infant Massage USA will train and certify home-visit staff to become Certified Educators of Infant Massage (CEIM) and train caregivers during home visits. Curriculum developed by Vimala McClure; fee is $650. Space is limited; email info@childrenofinmates.org for training location and how to register.
The Center for Social Change announces the following workshop and networking opportunities:

Coworking with a Conscience Open House
Meet and mingle with Miami’s nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs at the Center for Social Change on Thursday, February 28, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, take a tour of the coworking space, and secure your first month of coworking free when you sign up before or during the event. This is a FREE event; click here to RSVP.

Best Practices in Grant Proposal Writing
Whether you’re working on a proposal for a community foundation or applying for government funding to continue the crucial work your nonprofit does for the community, this workshop, taking place on Tuesday, March 5, 9:30 a.m. - noon, will offer fresh insight and an opportunity to ask specific questions about grant proposals; ideal for smaller and medium-sized nonprofits working through their own grants that may be in need of support. Free for Center for Social Change members; $10 all others. For more information and to register, click here.

The 5 Defining Trends in Digital Marketing in 2019
BizHack founder and former WLRN News Director Dan Grech will share a wealth of free resources and tools that any nonprofit, no matter its size, can immediately use to improve its digital presence and increase its social impact online, as well as answer questions about attracting clients, volunteers and donors online. Happening on Tuesday, March 19, noon - 1:30 p.m. Free for Center for Social Change members; $10 all others. For more information and to register, click here.

Community Impact Through Co-Ops
Taking place on Friday, March 29, 9:30 a.m. - noon, this workshop will introduce participants to the cooperative business model, examine various types of housing co-ops and how they can contribute to affordable housing, and discuss youth-owned co-ops and examples of real-life successes. Free for Center for Social Change members; $10 all others. For more information and to register, click here.
Grant Writing Courses
Miami Dade College Continuing Education and Professional Development announces grant writing courses. Students will acquire hands-on experience and the 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
Denise Moon Memorial Fund Grants Available *
The State Attorney's Denise Moon Memorial Fund at The Miami Foundation is now offering grant opportunities for nonprofits who work to assist victims of crime, reduce crime in communities and provide alternatives to crime through scholarships, job training and other efforts. Proposal deadline is Friday, March 22, 4 p.m. Click here for more information and to apply
Scholarships Available at The Miami Foundation *
The Miami Foundation offers scholarship programs that help students gain access to higher education; awards based on various criteria, including academic excellence and overcoming life obstacles. Click here for information on how to apply.
Grant Funding Available
The City of Miami Beach announces the availability of FY 2019/20 HOME and CDBG funds and will accept applications from qualified entities for the following activities:

  • Public Services
  • Non-Public Services such as capital projects that address infrastructure needs, and the creation and retention of affordable housing

To request an application email marcelarubio@miamibeachfl.gov or cristinacabrera@miamibeachfl.gov; additional information can be found at www.miamibeachfl.gov.
Career Opportunities
Job Fair - Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami *
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami will host a job fair event promoting employment opportunities within the agency on Friday, March 8, at Centro Hispano Child Development Center, 144 NW 26th Street, Miami, Fl 3312. Visit www.ccadm.org for a listing of available positions.
HR & Operations Assistant *
Arts for Learning (A4L) seeks an HR and operations assistant to support the finance and operations department as it works to improve the efficiency of existing HR systems and apply new systems as warranted. Responsibilities include providing office management support and serving as the liaison with A4L’s IT service providers. Email résumé to Carolina Candelaria at carolina@a4lmiami.org.
Program Director *
Urban Promise Miami seeks a program director for a new programs launch. Position will be instrumental in implementing dedicated teen programs and developing local resources for teen staff and volunteers ages 12-18. Programs will foster positive self-identity; educational, employment, social, emotional and cultural competencies; community and civic involvement; and health and life skills education. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
Teachers - Preschool *
YMCA South Florida announces available positions for preschool teachers at its Homestead location. 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.
Administrative Assistant
Parent to Parent of Miami seeks an administrative assistant to provide ongoing support to all office staff. Must possess extensive computer experience including Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel; minimum two years' office administrative support experience in developing office procedures and general office management, preferably with a nonprofit organization; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish); and college degree. Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines.
Basic Skills Tutor
The Center for Independent Living of South Florida seeks a tutor for adults with disabilities enrolled in vocational education, ABE or GED in math and/or reading and writing. Flexible hours based on student needs; must be available at least two days/week. Must possess bachelor's or associate degree along with vocational education certificate; excellent math, reading, writing, communication and instructional skills; and must pass a background check. Email résumé to Larry Georgeson at larry@cilsf.org or call 305.751.8025 for more information.
Mental Health Consultant
St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center seeks a mental health consultant to support a programwide culture that promotes children’s mental health, social and emotional well-being, and overall health, including children with disabilities. Position serves two sites (Coconut Grove and South Miami). Must be a licensed or certified mental health professional. Email résumé to info@stalbanschildcare.org.
Available Positions at Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Dependency Program Manager To oversee first-level supervisory staff regarding case consultation, permanency, team building, compliance, directives and overall case management service delivery. Minimum two years' experience in child welfare supervision and dependency case management required. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Director of Program Operations To oversee program administration and development and provide program development functions including grant writing, building community collaborations and continuous enhancement of operational proficiency and productivity. Experience in program management and child welfare industry required. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
  • Regional Executive Director To oversee operations and lead a team in executing plans for smart business development and growth, while focusing on program operational proficiency and productivity. Senior management and child welfare experience required. Email Yanelee Tejera at yanelee.tejera@chsfl.org for more information.
  • Senior Vice President of Operations To provide strategic leadership and direction to CHS business growth and operations for the South Florida region (Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Treasure Coast counties), encompassing approximately $30 million in revenue. Responsibilities include overseeing activities related to new business development, leadership succession and partnership building in accordance with the agancy's strategic direction focus. Email Yanelee Tejera at yanelee.tejera@chsfl.org for more information.
Available Positions at ConnectFamilias

  • Assessor - Part-Time * For its CIFFTA Family Program. This position plays a key role in the ConnectFamilias/University of Miami (UM) CIFFTA partnership team to ensure seamless integration of services for youth and their families. Responsibilities include coordinating referrals across programs and partner agencies, scheduling and conducting assessment interviews with adolescents and parents, and collecting and tracking program data. Must be available to work three days/week, 4-9 p.m.
  • Partnership Coordinator * To coordinate and help develop its partnership network, partner meetings and community events. Responsibilities include ensuring continuous communications across partnership to support seamless integration of services and solutions that build communities where children and families thrive and succeed. Must possess bachelor's degree in related field and availability to work some evenings and weekends; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) a plus.
  • Targeted Partnership Coordinator * To serve as the primary contact for partners and work directly with youth eligible for special immigration relief. Responsibilities include conducting intakes, screenings and referrals for nonlegal services working in partnership with a Cuban American Bar Association Pro Bono Project attorney; conducting presentations to promote the program; and collecting and tracking program data for reporting. Must possess bachelor's degree in related field and availability to work some evenings; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) a plus.

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit www.connectfamilias.org or email your résumé to careers@connectfamilias.org.
Available Positions at the Institute for Child and Family Health

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Program Supervisor
  • Therapist

For a complete listing of open positions, job descriptions, requirements and to apply, click here; or, email résumé and cover letter to employment@icfhinc.org.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

  • Case Manager * To provide case management services to clients in the senior group activities program. Some college coursework required; bachelor’s degree preferred. Must also possess minimum two years' experience as a case manager or with services coordination. Experience working with seniors or in elder care preferred, as is bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).
  • 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. Requirements include 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.
  • Early Childhood Education Teacher For a full-inclusion prekindergarten program for 3- and 4-year-old students and 1- and 2-year-old preschoolers. Must possess bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood or special education; and state of Florida professional educator’s certificate in preschool education (birth-4).
  • Event Coordinator To be responsible for special events and marketing efforts to promote the programs, events and services of the organization. Must possess bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field, and ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English; related experience preferred.
  • Job Placement Specialist To provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment, job orientation and assistance in the job search process, 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.
  • Preschool 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.
  • Receptionist - Medical Office * To handle office duties in its Low Vision Center, including scheduling and coordinating appointments, initial intake paperwork, database entry, assisting clients in store, and performing clerical duties. Must possess one year of experience working in a medical office, bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) and a high school diploma; associate degree preferred.
  • Senior Grant Administrator * To develop grant strategies based upon agency capacity. Role will work closely with programs team as position goal is to scale up and increase scope of programming. Duties may include meeting with potential funders, foundation administrators or collaborators prior to grant submittal.
  • 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.

Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Early Head Start Educator Must possess associate degree and CDA in Infant & Toddler.
  • Head Start Assistant Must posses CDA in Preschool.
  • Head Start Educator Must posses associate degree and CDA in Preschool.
  • Mental Health Consultant Must be a licensed social worker.

Contact Estela Rivero at 305.995.2947.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education

  • Audiologists - Part-/Full-Time *
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Interpreters *
  • Clerical - Hourly *
  • Occupational Therapists *
  • Physical Therapists *
  • School Psychologists - Part-/Full-Time *
  • School Social Workers (Certified and/or Licensed) - Part-/Full-Time *
  • Speech Language Pathologists *
  • Teachers with Experience in Special Education - Part-/Full-Time *

Email résumé to Ava Goldman at agoldman@dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at United Community Options

  • Achievement Coordinator *
  • Achievement Specialist *
  • Behavioral Analyst - Board-Certified *
  • Billing Specialist *
  • Direct Support Instructor *
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) *
  • Maintenance Assistant *
  • Payroll Analyst *
  • Teacher Aide *

All hires must pass a background and drug screening; click here for complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply.
Available Positions at United Way of Miami-Dade (UWMD)

  • Implementation Coach Specialist * To be responsible for scheduling, coordinating and implementing communities of practice as well as professional development opportunities for participating CAIT administrators and practitioners in the central region of Miami-Dade in accordance with grant deliverables.
  • Infant/Toddler Specialist To be responsible for ensuring that child care partners and family child care providers develop, implement, integrate and evaluate systems and procedures for the delivery of high-quality infant/toddler care and education. Must possess bachelor's degree in early childhood education or related child development field, and three years' experience in program development/program management.
  • Infant/Toddler Teacher - Part-Time * To provide a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourages their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Responsibilities include working closely with director to design and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum according to the guidelines and key elements established by UWMD, the EHS-CCP grant and Head Start Performance Standards.

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