January 20, 2021

The Children's Trust Announces
Virtual SPARK Training is Back! *
The Children's Trust is sponsoring SPARK (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids) training! These trainings are for contracted Youth Development K-5 providers using SPARK curriculum for fitness.

Upcoming dates:
  • January 30
  • February 6
  • March 6

All trainings are held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Zoom link is provided after registration. Please limit registrations to two staff per agency per training. Go to Trust Academy to register!
Florida Grade Level Reading Webinars Supporting Early Reading
The Miami-Dade Grade Level Reading Campaign encourages you to sign up for the Florida Grade Level Reading Campaign's free webinar to support early reading presented by Dr. Paige Pullen from the Lastinger Center at the University of Florida. The intended audience is pre-K to 3rd grade after-school staff, summer learning staff, reading volunteers, paraprofessionals, etc. Certificates of participation will be provided at the end of the 1-hour webinar.

The 10:30 a.m. February 19 session is entitled "What is Phonological Awareness Anyway? Fun Games to Improve Students' Early Reading Development."
LIVE in Trust Central! Retention and Engagement Metrics + Data Access updates
Youth Development and Family Services providers now have access to new Program Participation metrics- Retention and Engagement in Trust Central. The retention and engagement metrics will help provide a comprehensive view of program participation by measuring the level of engagement or if participants received the dosage expected to see an impact. Additionally, depending on the initiative, providers have access to data at different levels including contract, site, activity and participant. These new updates are now available through the grids in the Trust Central Metrics Module. New resources are now available including videos and guides to help you better understand this new information. If you have questions, please reach out to your program manager.

For new Retention and Engagement Resources, click below.
UM Team COACH Community of Practice – Parenting Programs
Join UM Team COACH to launch the first Community of Practice (CoP) for Parenting Program providers! CoPs are groups of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do it better through regular interaction. This CoP is a space to reflect on challenges and successes, problem solve issues, and share resources/strategies. Open to Trust-funded Parenting Program provider staff in all roles. First session is Friday, January 29 from 1-2:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Florida Statutes Now Require Public Employers, Contractors to Register for
Effective January 1, recently passed section 448.095(e) of the Florida Statutes requires all public employers, contractors and subcontractors, including The Children’s Trust providers, to use the E-Verify system to establish the authorization of new employees, including all new subcontractors and professional services consultants, to work in this country. Providers must also obtain and keep an affidavit from its subcontractors affirming that the subcontractors do not employ, contract or subcontract with any individuals who are not authorized to work in the US.

Providers who have been found to violate the statute will have their agreement or contract terminated, and not renewed for at least a year, per Florida Statutes. If a provider’s subcontractor has violated the statute, the provider must immediately terminate the subcontractor.

The E-Verify system is Internet-based and operated by the Department of Homeland Security that verifies the employment eligibility of employees. For more information on E-Verify and 448.095(e), F.S. (2020), click below.
Free Relationship-Focused Parenting Group for Infants and Caregivers 
Families First is offering weekly groups that meet via telehealth in both English and Spanish and are open to Miami-Dade County residents. Baby & Me promotes optimal attachment between infants and caregivers, increases knowledge of infant development and behavior, and encourages parents to use responsive techniques during routine interactions with their infants. Groups facilitated by UM trained parenting specialists. Now enrolling for January session. Program funded by The Children's Trust.

For more information or to register email below.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities Training Opportunities
Program Support and Youth Voice Training from Project RISE

Register, get Zoom access info, or take a course, by signing into your Trust Academy account.

Always available online: Discovering Inclusion and Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 1
Looking for coaching, technical assistance or other help with inclusion? Contact your Inclusion Specialist. Not sure who it is? E-mail hgood@advocacynetwork.org.
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 via Zoom. Visit The Children's Trust Academy for full descriptions, meeting info and registration information.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Thursday, Jan. 21; 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Thursday, Jan. 28; 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Program Support and Youth Voice Training from Project RISE
Providing programs with creative ideas/materials to make activities happen! 
As we navigate together through providing programming during a pandemic, Project RISE has found that programs may need extra materials.

  • Providers who are running in-person programming may find that they need more materials to avoid children touching shared items (i.e. balls, arts & crafts materials such as markers, glue, scissors, ingredients for science experiments, etc.) 
  • Providers who are running virtual programming may find that sending children and youth "activity kits" can allow them to do hands-on projects at home. This can increase the variety of activities that can be conducted virtually.

Project RISE can purchase materials for programs, deliver them and provide staff with coaching designed to best utilize these materials. For more information, please fill out the Request Coaching Assistance form here.

Youth Voice Training from Project RISE 
Are you providing children and youth with authentic, meaningful choices throughout your program? Does your program reflect the input of the youth involved? Participants will learn how to provide meaningful choices within activities and opportunities for youth input within the youth program itself. Take a plan to implement back to your program and learn more about items on the SEL-PQA that will help you increase your CAT scores. The training takes place January 26, from 11a.m.- 1 p.m.

Register for this training on Trust Academy in order to receive the Zoom meeting link.
Become a Foster Parent
Hundreds of kids and teens in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are in need of safe, loving homes through no fault of their own due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Citrus Family Care Network is looking for people who want to change the life of a child. Open your home and your heart, " Become a Foster Parent."

For more information call 1.855.786.KIDS (5437) or visit:
Inspiring Stories Welcomed!
Trust-funded programs and initiatives throughout the community have been doing inspiring, life-changing and heroic work to provide for the children and families of Miami-Dade during the coronavirus pandemic. Please continue the good work and make sure to share their stories social media while tagging us. Also, don't forget to email your stories and latest triumphs!
From Other Agencies
Catalyst Miami Recruiting for CLEAR and HEAL Cohorts *
Catalyst Miami is recruiting for their 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 virtually on Zoom starting on Wednesday, February 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The class is free of charge; a dinner stipend, a youth class, and translation are all provided.

Catalyst Miami is also recruiting for their next cohort of HEAL Miami, Housing, Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership. This is a free 7-week leadership training course around community organizing, social justice, and issues of housing advocacy and leadership specific to Miami-Dade County. The course will be held virtually on Zoom starting on Thursday, March 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The class is free of charge; a dinner stipend, a youth class, and translation are all provided.
Prevent Human Trafficking Education Symposium
It's time to open our eyes. Child victims exploited for sex, domestic servitude, and forced labor have been invisible. Until now. Join Kristi House for a free education symposium. A panel of Miami-Dade County professionals and experts collaborate to answer some of the most important questions on how you can keep all children safe from human trafficking. The symposium is January 28, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This program was created for child-serving agencies and college students.

For more education webinars hosted by Kristi House visit https://kristihouse.org/education/.
The Growing Brain from Birth to 5 Years Training Series via Zoom
FAIMH Training Academy is offering this innovative 18-hour training series for early childhood professionals from Jan. 25-Feb. 10 via Zoom. Taught by a Zero to Three Certified Trainer, this competency-based training gives professionals a comprehensive understanding of brain development, along with evidence-informed strategies to prepare them for their critical role of building healthy brains. A "must" if you work with young children or their families. Membership required; group rates available.

Register below.
Brief Introduction to Infant Mental Health in English and Spanish
FAIMH Training Academy offers a 1-hour Introduction to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health via Zoom on Thursday, Jan 28 at 12:30 p.m. in English and 2:00 in Spanish/en español . This training gives a simple overview of what mental health is for infants and children under age 5, and is perfect for any professional working with young children who wants to understand more about our early social, emotional & relational health. $15 for Members; $20 for Non-Members. In-service certificate provided.

Register below.
PhilanthropyMiami Academy: Fundraising Fundamentals 2021
Fundraising Fundamentals is a resource for those new to the professional, or experienced leaders who want the extra training. Engage and interact with some of Miami’s most experienced professionals. Classes are every Tuesday beginning February 9 and continues through March 23. All classes are taught via Zoom. Cost is $399, includes a digital copy of Fundraising Principles and Practice.
Organizational Housekeeping for Nonprofits
At the beginning of every new year, we all make personal resolutions and plans. So, why not make “Organizational Housekeeping” the resolution for your nonprofit? Whether it is grant applications, monitoring visits, annual audits, board retreats, or other projects, there are organizational documents you need to provide at a moment’s notice, when you are the busiest. Tickets cost $15 or the Zoom Workshop.
Building Your Grant Calendar Workshop
In this workshop, participants work together with Lorinda Gonzalez of Grants, Ink. to build out a grant calendar for 2021. Map out the year to fundraise mindfully. Gonzalez brings over 10 years of grant writing experience to the conversation and her efforts have led to over $14M in awarded funds from government, local and private funders. The workshop costs $15. Register below.
Upcoming Enrichment Project Presentations by Parent to Parent of Miami
Learn about Parent to Parent Services and Enrichment Project by joining Jeanette Cordova, Outreach Coordinator, as she provides school staff, service agencies, and community members information about Parent to Parent of Miami. Parent to Parent of Miami is a community parent resource center providing support for children, youth and adults with disabilities and their families. Offered multiple dates:
Career Opportunities
Clinical Director *
This is a highly responsible, senior management position that involves the overall monitoring and supervising of the clinical services provided by the agency. The Director shall conduct regular clinical supervision with each of the clinicians in the agency, review clinical records on a regular basis, and ensure that clinical services are being provided in a timely, thorough and clinically appropriate manner. Please apply to www.FRCFlorida.org/Careers
Student Success Advocate for Aftercare Program *
TACOLCY Center is seeking a part-time Student Success Advocates to monitor the progress of each student assigned to them through regular contact and collaboration with the student, their legal guardian, school staff, and all other stakeholders. The Student Success Advocate will develop individualized action plans to help students achieve academic, social and personal success. This position requires facilitating and instructing youth during out of school programs using evidence-based curriculums.
Available Positions at the City of Miami *

The City of Miami Department of Human Services /Opportunity Center Division is calling all City of Miami residents to apply for the following current employment opportunities:

  • School Bus Drivers 
  • School Custodians 
  • LPN 
  • Client Support Assistant II
  • Dental Care Assistant 
  • Pharmacy Technician 
Program Manager
The Children's Trust is seeking to fill a Program Manager position. This position is responsible for administering and monitoring contracts for various early childhood programs and services throughout Miami-Dade County that are funded by The Children's Trust.

Click below for complete job description and application instructions.
Finance Coordinator
The Center for Social Change (C4SC) is a nonprofit coworking space for visionaries who are changing the world. In this position, you will support the Finance Director in managing/handling our organization’s books and supporting our members and team with their billing and financial requests. This is currently a part-time position starting at 20 hours per week.
Available Positions at Thomas Armour Youth Ballet

Site Director
Thomas Armour Youth Ballet is currently seeking a Site Director for their after school program and 8-week summer camp. The Site Director is responsible for creating a positive and fun atmosphere; building positive relationships between families while consistently recruiting and retaining student engagement. The Site Director must have basic computer skills; the ability to establish positive leadership with the administrative staff; and possess excellent communication skills.

Administrative Assistant
T​homas Armour Youth Ballet seeks an experienced and dynamic​ Administrative Assistant to be the coordinating force in a highly active dance training and youth empowerment after school programs in five locations across Miami-Dade. This is a full-time position working out of the South Miami administrative office.

To apply, send resume and a cover letter to the email below.
Get a New Paid Position as a Part-Time Virtual Presenter!

Are you a parent or a caregiver of someone living with a mental health condition? If you are willing to share your story with other family members, don’t miss the opportunity of becoming a presenter for NAMI’s “Ending The Silence” program. Help us grow the movement to end the mental health stigma!
Joining our team is easy: no public speaking experience necessary, free training, and flexibility to make your own presentation hours over Zoom.

For more information call 786.308.9680 or write below:
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools

  • Head Start Educator - Associates Degree in Early Childhood, CDA or equivalent in Pre-School
  • Part-time Center Director - Center Director credentials
  • Mental Health Consultant - Master's Degree in Social Work, LCSW, LHMC, LMFT or licenses psychologist
  • Staff Assistant - Bachelor's degree *
  • Community Liaison Specialist - High School degree, Bachelors preferred *
  • Head Start Assistant - CDA in Pre-School or equivalent
  • Early Head Start Assistant - CDA in Infant and Toddler

Click below to email resume:.
Available Positions at Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc.

  • Developmental Specialist
  • Therapist
  • Mental Health Targeted Case Manager

For complete job listing, descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit CAREERBUILDER and CAREERROOKIE and/or e-mail resume and cover letter by clicking below.
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