Weekly Provider Bulletin
August 1, 2018
The Children's Trust Announces
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. Available 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 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, August 8, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, August 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, August 15, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, August 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, August 22, 3-4 p.m. 
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Literacy Outcome Assessment: Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Tuesday, August 14, 9:30 a.m. – noon, 
  • Fitness Outcome Assessment: PACER Tuesday, August 14, 1-3 p.m.
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction (Certified Teachers) Wednesday, August 15, 1-4 p.m.

More courses available online; preregistration required for all trainings; click here to register or set up an account.
Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Discovering Inclusion Training Online
This training introduces different types of disabilities, benefits of inclusion, People First Language, respectful etiquette and the characteristics of an inclusive program; this training fulfills The Children’s Trust’s Inclusion training requirements. Registration is required for all trainings; click here to register.
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 replaces 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!
Providers & Partners, Tell Us All About Your Good Work
From the Herald to the Miami Times to CBS 4, 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 Our Friends
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.
The FIU Metropolitan Center: Upcoming Workshops
The FIU Metropolitan Center announces a quartet of workshops that can boost your organization's fundraising and management power.

  • Grant Writing 101: Basic Elements of Grant Writing Learn easy-to-implement methods for improving fundraising by developing a credible story of results based on program data that can be easily collected by staff. Training provides a hands-on introduction to identifying grant opportunities and preparing effective proposals. Thursday, September 6; click here for more information and to register.
  • Grant Writing 102: Certification Program Detailed training presents an in-depth explanation of the grant development process from start to finish. Workshop format includes both lecture sessions and group activities. Participants will attend several group sessions, enabling them to meet and interact with others who have similar interests and needs. Tuesday, October 23; click here for more information and to register.
  • Nonprofit Management Certification: Planning, Public Policy & Management Seven-session model designed to help participants develop the knowledge, insights and ability to enter or advance a career in the nonprofit field. Learn how to lead and manage people, build effective programs, connect with supporters and maintain healthy nonprofit organizations. Begins Saturday, September 8; click here for more information and to register.
  • Supervisory Essentials: Leadership & Development Skills Training designed to emphasize the role of leadership in maintaining and developing organizations and their employees. Participants will be exposed to concepts concerning organization leadership; diagnosing human behavior; and the application of leadership principles. Wednesday, September 12; click here for more information and to register.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA): August 17
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches adults how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants will learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of addiction and mental illness. For more detailed information or if you wish to host your own training, contact Tony Martinez at 305.487.3825. To register for the August 17 training visit www.insightandmore.net/youth-mental-health.
FREE Literacy Resource: Storytime Express
Storytime Express Kits are a free early literacy resource loaned out by the Miami‑Dade Public Library System to child care centers, licensed preschools, kindergarten centers and members of home-school organizations. Available in 80 themes and for two age groups - babies/toddlers and preschoolers/kindergarteners - the kits allow educators to enhance their storytelling and create a fun learning environment with books, puppets, educational toys and CDs. For more information visit www.mdpls.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
New Funding at The Trust!

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
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
*Denotes new posting
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.
  • Testing & User Support Lead The Children's Trust information technology (IT) team is responsible for implementing strategically aligned solutions to increase the use of information to support decision-making that meets financial, strategic and operational goals. The team also supports all departments throughout The Trust as well as its community networks and provider partnerships. The testing and user support lead's role is to collaborate and engage with system and report developers throughout the development cycle to ensure that user requirements are met. Testing is a vital part of the development life cycle and is critical to meeting user requirements and delivering quality solutions in a cost-effective and efficient manner. This role requires exceptional communication, coordination and organizational problem-solving skills, and reports directly to the director of IT. Performance is reviewed through meetings, reports and observation of results achieved.

Submission end date for consideration for the above positions is ongoing. Click here to access complete job description, requirements and application instructions.
After-School Counselors *
YMCA of South Florida's youth development department seeks energetic, outgoing individuals to serve as after-school counselors. Must enjoy working with children ages 5-12 and be able to work in multiple settings, such as school cafeterias and playgrounds. For more information and to apply, email Associate Executive Director Ayxis Averhoff at aaverhoff@ymcasouthflorida.org.
Facilitators *
Be Strong International seeks full-time program facilitators to coordinate and collaborate with youth, parents, schools and community-based organizations. Responsibilities include preparing/implementing lesson plans, presenting educational materials and coordinating spaces for group training, meetings, healthy relationship workshops and other positive youth development activities. Level 2 background screening required. Email résumé to celida@bestrongintl.org.
Family Support Specialist
Overtown Youth Center seeks a family support specialist to provide services to individuals and families that to their life trajectories. Family support specialists use a strength-based case management model to aid in assessing each client's basic and familial needs and provide linkage to health care, employment, housing and educational resources. Requires detailed case notes and documents/records of client data. Must be empathetic, communicative and well-organized. Email résumé to Nicole McMillan at nicole.mcmillan@overtownyouth.org.
Parenting Instructor
Family Resource Center of South Florida seeks a parenting instructor to be responsible for all aspects of teaching the Nurturing Parenting curriculum. Must possess master’s degree in social work, counseling, education or related field, or bachelor's degree with relevant experience; experience working with parents and children; and knowledge of child abuse and neglect, DCF, the effect of domestic violence on the family, child development, family dynamics and group process. Nurturing Parenting certification also required. Email résumé to resumes@frcflorida.org; include position name and applicant name in the subject line.
Prosperity Director
Catalyst Miami seeks a prosperity director to oversee asset building of programs/services, including identification, development, execution, marketing and distribution of prosperity service-delivery models and products for Catalyst clients and partners. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
Kiddieland Kinder and Nursery School seeks creative, responsible and energetic preschool teachers for 1-year-old and 3-year-old 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 kiddieland@bellsouth.net.
Step Above Academy seeks qualified, nurturing teachers to teach infant and toddlers. Must possess a passion for children and believe that no child should be left behind. For more information and job requirements, contact Ms. Zephanie Peacock at 305.836.5723.
Available Positions at City Year Miami

  • Impact Coach To be responsible for the creation and/or improvement of Whole School Whole Child (WSWC) implementation tools and trackers used for formative and summative reporting; developing and facilitating content for trainings; and acting as a subject matter expert to support staff and school-based teams, ensuring positive student results are achieved throughout the service year (July-June). Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines.
  • Impact Manager To lead and develop AmeriCorps members into a City Year team of idealistic, emerging leaders and practitioners focused on strengthening schools and supporting students as directed by Whole School Whole Child (WSWC) mission and practices. Responsibilities include service delivery and impact; AmeriCorps member program delivery and experience; and service partner management. Click here for complete job description, requirements and application guidelines.
Available Positions at Florida Foster Care Review *

  • Citizen Review Program (CRP) Review Specialist To be responsible for preparing and facilitating CRP hearings. Other responsibilities include collecting data during review; producing CRP’s final reports; supporting the management of volunteers; participating in the training and evaluation of volunteers; and attending court hearings and relevant child welfare and community meetings/events. Must possess minimum bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and at least three years' frontline experience.
  • Permanency Roundtable (PRT) Program Specialist To facilitate initial and follow-up roundtable sessions while working closely with PRT program managers. Responsibilities include engaging in family-finding activities and ensuring the active pursuit of permanent connections and families for all children and youth served by the program. Minimum bachelor’s degree in social work or related field, plus five years' professional experience in Miami-Dade’s child welfare system.

For compete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit www.fostercarereview.org.
Available Positions at Kristi House

  • Donor Relations & Volunteer Coordinator Responsibilities include donor research and recognition programs; volunteer management; database management and reporting; event planning; and providing executive-level administrative support.
  • Family Engagement Specialist First point of contact for families seeking services/resources. Responsibilities include welcoming child abuse victims and their families, and making them feel safe and comfortable. Will collaborate with staff and multidisciplinary team partners to inform families and engage them in obtaining available services.
  • Youth Advocate To provide services to its Project GOLD program participants, such as individual counseling, crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy and referrals, to girls who have been involved in commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC). Responsibilities include engaging girls in drop-in center programs involving enrichment, life skills development, educational support and vocational training, and developing each participant's service plan/WILL (Winning in Life and Leadership) to address individual strengths.

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply online, visit www.kristihouse.org/employment.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

  • Pre-K Service Coordinator To provide organizational support to the organization's Lighthouse Learning Center. Responsibilities include overseeing case management of services and supports listed on Individualized Family Support Plans (IFSPs). Trained Early Steps Coordinator certification required.
  • Vision Program Coordinator To be responsible for scheduling and managing day-to-day office and clinical operations for the Florida Heiken Children’s vision program. Must possess minimum high school diploma (associate degree preferred); one year experience working with databases and running queries/reports; and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish). Experience working in a medical office preferred.

Email résumé to employment@miamilighthouse.org.
Available Positions at Miami Music Project

  • Music Education Director
  • Site Coordinator - Little Haiti & Miami Springs
  • Site Director - Little Haiti & Miami Springs
  • Teaching Artists *

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit miamimusicproject.org/about-us/jobs.
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Center Director - Part-Time
  • Community Involvement Specialist
  • Early Head Start Educator
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Head Start Educator
  • Pre-K Teachers
  • Pre-K - Third Grade Certified Teachers *
  • Psychologist - Licensed

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit jobs.dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Our Little Ones Learning Center

  • Teacher - Head Start
  • Teacher Assistant - Head Start

Must possess at minimum CDA; associate degree and/or bachelor's degree in early childhood education, pre-K or primary education, preschool education or related field; and must be VPK certified. Email résumé to ourlittleones@bellsouth.net or fax to 305.754.8985.
Available Positions at United Way of Miami-Dade

  • After-Care Aide For its Center for Excellence in Early Education Demonstration School. Responsibilities include providing a safe, nurturing environment that encourages each child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development, and supporting the daily implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum in accordance with guidelines established by United Way and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  • Associate Director, New Business Development To develop and build relationships in the community that address its health and human service needs; focus will be on developing new corporate relationships with both large companies and small businesses. Must be a highly energetic professional with excellent public speaking, negotiation and communication skills; proven track record of building new corporate/business relationships a must, as is minimum bachelor's degree.
  • Associate Vice President, Major & Planned Gifts To develop and build relationships in the community to address its health and human service needs; focus will be on fundraising for both annual and endowment campaigns from individuals who can pledge gifts of $50,000 or more. Must possess ability to utilize the unique strengths of a diverse workforce to accomplish project goals. Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Director For its Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership. Responsibilities include delivery and management of direct services to children and families; ensuring faculty understands and can implement selected curriculum in accordance with organization and Head Start Performance Standards; and collaborating with other members of EHS-CCP staff to oversee implementation and coordination of child care and family support services. Minimum bachelor's degree in early childhood education.
  • Health Specialist I To ensure program adheres to Head Start Performance Standards and state and local requirements regarding health services. Will work with program partners to coordinate health services to families of children ages birth-36 months and provide technical assistance to child care partner program staff as needed. State-licensed registered nurse or LPN with bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Program Officer To support the development and execution of the organization's work, which includes research, community engagement, brand liaison and execution of special initiatives and projects. This position supports the group vice president of community impact with data collection and management, technology support and special projects. Minimum bachelor's degree and 1-2 years' experience in the social service arena.
  • Senior Grant Writer To identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities. Responsibilities also include coordinating the development, writing and submission of grant proposals to third-party entities to support the organization's work in the health and financial impact areas, including Mission United. Must possess excellent communication skills, experience managing and writing grants, and bachelor’s degree.
  • Senior Grant Writer, Education To identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities. Responsibilities also include coordinating the development, writing and submission of grant proposals to third-party entities to support the organization's work in the education area, i.e., early childhood, school-age and postsecondary; must maintain and implement funding calendar activities. Minimum bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field; master's preferred.
  • Senior Manager For its Center for Financial Stability. Responsibilities include providing the financial coaching function and its integration into other organizational and community initiatives. Must possess experience in providing financial counseling in the social services arena with at least one year of supervisory experience. Minimum bachelor’s degree; master’s preferred.

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit unitedwaymiami.org/job-postings.
Available Positions at the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade

  • Accounting & Procurement Coordinator To be responsible for providing accounting, administrative, procurement and general data entry support for finance department by collating, filing, copying and sending documentation to department for agencywide reporting needs; and assisting accountants in preparing reimbursements packages for all expenses processed via A/P within set deadlines; accounts payables and accounts receivables; and payroll data entry function and full-cycle processing.
  • After-School Program Counselors - Part-Time To be responsible for teaching and nurturing children and promoting their positive self-image by listening, responding and encouraging independence; providing verbal and nonverbal positive reinforcement; and promoting effective communication, enthusiasm and motivation within the group. Must be capable of organizing groups of children.
  • Education/Curriculum Coordinator - Early Head Start To implement education/curriculum components according to Head Start Performance Standards and Guidelines. Responsibilities include providing training to all Head Start/Early Head Start teaching personnel; developing program curricula; providing educational resources for staff and parents; and establishing and maintaining a communication and complete reporting system for purposes of monitoring, evaluating and improving the education component.
  • Maintenance Custodians - Part-Time To be responsible for maintaining its childcare facilities in a clean and orderly condition and ensuring that all equipment, grounds and buildings are properly maintained, secured and operational; positions available in downtown Miami and Miami Gardens. Minimum one year experience in general maintenance work, any variety of custodial, handyperson and janitorial tasks, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Services & Operations Director - Child Care Center To be responsible for center operations, management and planning; implementing and developing new programs; coordinating administrative and operational functions of the YWCA IG Center inclusive of Head Start/EHS program classrooms; and client services including child care and facility operations, membership development, customer relations management and youth programming. Must possess director's credentials.
  • Teaching Associate/Caregiver - Early Head Start To plan and implement daily learning activities; nurture program participants; manage and maintain Early Head Start classroom and its equipment and supplies; establish and maintain supportive relationships with infants, toddlers and parents; and implement developmentally appropriate routines and curriculum for infants and toddlers. CDA Infant-Toddler or FCCPC Birth-Five, high school diploma/GED, first aid and CPR certification; and certificate of good health and Tine Test all required.

For complete job descriptions, requirements and application guidelines, visit www.ywcamiami.org.
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