Weekly Provider Bulletin
The Children's Trust Announces
Low- & No-Cost Resources for Providers!
From board development and fiscal literacy to management and technology, our new provider resource guide is a comprehensive, at-your-fingertips library of vital supports. Click here to start exploring!
FIVE New Grant Opportunities - Deadline Approaching

Early Childhood
  • Read to Learn Books for Free: Ensures children have access to books via bookshelves maintained in public spaces.
  • Comprehensive Early Intervention Services: Provide interventions for children under age 6 identified with mild developmental delays (10-29%) who do not meet state eligibility for IDEA.
  • Early Learning Career Center & Scholarship Administration: Provides career advising and manages a countywide educational scholarship program for early learning professionals.

Program and Professional Development Supports
  • Supports for Youth Development Programs: Provide program and professional development training and coaching to ensure Trust-funded providers are delivering quality after-school, youth enrichment and summer camp programs.
  • Inclusion Supports for Programs Serving Children & Youth: Provide program and professional development training and coaching to ensure Trust-funded providers are delivering quality, inclusive programs for children and youth with disabilities.

Visit the Grants section of our website to learn about our application process, and the Grant Opportunities page for detailed information about the above-named solicitations. Application deadline for all five releases is this coming Monday, May 7, 2018, at 4:59 p.m. EDT.
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!
RFQ: Financial Auditing Services
The Children’s Trust invites qualified external independent certified public accounting firms to provide external independent financial auditing services for a period of up to five (5) years, beginning with the audit of The Children's Trust financial statements for fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, and ending after the completion and submission of the audit report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2022, subject to the acceptable performance of the financial audit as determined by The Children's Trust’s Finance and Operations Committee. These periods will be broken down into one-year contracts with options to renew for a maximum of four (4) one-year renewal periods. Visit the Procurement page of our website for more information and to apply; submission deadline is on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, by 2 p.m. EDT.
Promote Your Event for FREE on our Community Calendar
If your organization is having an event, let us know and we'll help you promote it. Events can be for the community at large or specific to other service providers in Miami-Dade County. The only requirement is that they offer no- or low-cost opportunities to attendees; please note that we are unable to include galas and fundraisers at this time. Events can be health fairs, back-to-school events, movie screenings, training and professional development, or similar events. Simply fill out our online Community Outreach and Calendar Form at least two weeks prior to your event to get started!
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Effective Literacy Instruction Level 2 Tuesday, May 15, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., NSU Kendall, 8585 SW 124th Avenue, Miami, FL 33183

Many more trainings, such as Effective Literacy Instruction, Behavior Management and Homework Assistance, are available online, as are recertification courses for ORF and PACER. Preregistration required for all Project RISE trainings; click here to register.
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Let’s Play Together: Practical Solutions for Adapting Recreational Activities Friday, May 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33157
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Tuesday, May 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Resource Room, 19715 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
  • Structure for Success Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Resource Room, 19715 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
  • Count Me In: Teaching Children to Embrace Diversity, Thursday, May 17, 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) Monday, June 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m, Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Monday, June 11, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165
  • Discovering Inclusion Level 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, June 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33150

Discovering Inclusion training now available 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.
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 available trainings for May are listed below; visit our community calendar at www.thechildrenstrust.org for full descriptions and registration information. All trainings held at 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, May 16, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, May 16, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, May 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, May 23, 3-4 p.m.
  • Passenger Safety & Education Wednesday, May 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety Training & Education Wednesday, May 30, 3-4 p.m.
From Our Friends
Accepting Referrals for FREE In-Home Family Counseling
The Institute for Child and Family Health is offering FREE therapy for families with children ages 11-18 in need of a short-term, high-quality program addressing the needs and challenges children and parents face every day. Therapists are trained in the Functional Family Therapy model, which is designed in phases to guide families through the therapeutic process. The result: Removal of barriers to improve relationships among family members and promote positive behaviors and effective interactions at home, school and in the community. Contact Laura Varela, LCSW, at 305.235.8105 ext. 4028 today.
Fingerprint Services for DCF Summer Program Applicants
Mobile Livescan Solutions, a certified and approved vendor with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, is offering a major discount to ALL DCF summer camp applicants required to do DCF/APD Livescan fingerprints; AHCA Clearinghouse approved. Call 305.793.7904 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Youth Economic Development Conference: Volunteers Needed!
Urgent seeks volunteers for its two-day fun and interactive Youth Economic Development Conference at Miami Dade College North Campus, taking place on July 17 and 18 with approximately 500 youth attending. Visit www.urgentinc.org/conference for details about the event; click here to review volunteer opportunities. Contact Volunteer Manager Valamere Mikler at valamerem@urgentinc.org if you'd like to participate.
Lunch & Learn Workshop: Emotional Literacy
Triumph Steps announces an emotional literacy "lunch and learn" designed to teach providers how to give children the tools they need to minimize limiting thoughts, and highlight the importance of giving children techniques to overcome depression, anxiety, fear and much more. Several dates available in April and May, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. This workshop is FREE for Trust-funded providers; all others, $25. For details, location and to register, call 305.646.0112.
Official DC: 0-5 Training for Mental Health Clinicians
The Florida Association for Infant Mental Health is bringing ZERO TO THREE's official DC: 0-5 Training to Miami. Designed for advanced practitioners such as mental health clinicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners and early intervention specialists whose work with infants, young children and their families involves assessment, diagnosis and case formulation. Taking place May 9-10 at the Florida International University Center for Children and Families. Seating is limited; register by May 7 at members.faimh.org/events.
Workshop: Keeping Our Community's Children Safe
Women’s Fund Miami-Dade and One Billion Rising Miami announce Freedom from Violence: Miami Rising, a 10 Days of Connection event taking place on Thursday, May 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m., at the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, 351 NW 5th Street, Miami, FL 33128. The Miami-Dade Police Department will lead discussions on promoting child safety regarding healthy dating relationships for teens and internet safety. A catered breakfast will be served. Click here for more information; RSVP by contacting Fran Katz at 305.441.0506 or fran@womensfundmiami.org.
Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health - What Do I Need to Know?
Christine Hughes, Ph.D., developmental psychologist and leader in maternal/child health and education, announces a training on infant and early childhood mental health for professionals who work with young children and their families. There has never been a clearer time for those serving infants and young children to learn about mental health at the earliest ages - what it is, how we foster it and what that means for our services and programs. This is must for anyone who works with children under 6 years of age. Trainings to be held on Tuesday, May 15, and Tuesday, June 19; $45 fee per class (late registration rate is $60). Seating is limited; register by May 7 at www.thedevelopingmother.com/events or by contacting Dr. Hughes at 786.529.1314.
FREE Summer Meals for Children & Youth - Sign Up TODAY!
Summer BreakSpot, a program that provides free meals to children and youth ages birth-18 years at participating service sites, is underway. We encourage ALL children and youth summer program providers to contact sponsors TODAY to secure participation at each of their program service sites. Be sure to confirm available menus (hot or cold) and delivery times BEFORE making a decision on which sponsor best meets the needs of your participants and program environment. In addition, we strongly urge providers to designate their program service sites as “open sites,” where children and youth ages birth-18 years living in their communities may also participate in the free meals program, even if they do not participate in provider programming. Open sites serve a critical role in minimizing food insecurity in Miami-Dade while schools are closed and are, for some children, a literal lifesaver. The Children’s Trust is also supporting Florida Impact efforts to increase accessibility to summer meals for those children who have no access to open sites, through pediatric clinics and WIC and HUB sites. Contact Sam Hopwood at shopwood@flimpact.org for more information. Parents can call 211 or text FOOD or COMIDA (for Spanish) to 877-877 to find service sites delivering summer meals for children ages birth-18 near their home. Click here for additional Summer BreakSpot resources; current sponsors are listed below:

  • After-School Program (ASP) Contact Christina at 954.596.9000.
  • Christian Fellowship CDC In addition to programs/sites serving children and youth up to age 18, the organization seeks to support those that serve developmentally delayed young adults over the age of 18. Contact Anna Jackson at 305.308.0542.
  • Community Action Agency Contact Rany Panchanathan at 786.469.4789 or ppncha@miamidade.gov.
  • FLIPANY Visit www.flipany.org for more information and to register; a free, one-time healthy food demo event for parents is available for 50 or more participants. Contact Viktoriya Yudovina at 954.636.2388 or vyudovina@flipany.org.
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools Contact Berne Galvez at mgalvezberne@dadeschools.net.
  • Rayfield Family Literacy Contact Senetta Carter at 800.913.5481, 954.894.0518 or senettacar@aol.com.
  • Sisters for Abundant Living Download an application at www.sistersforabundantliving.com; Contact Courtney at 305.826.7900.
  • Village Youth Services In addition to free meals, Village Youth Services is also offering free nutrition education workshops. Contact Lamekka Noble at 305.621.5836 or info@villageyouth.org.
Funding Opportunities
Capacity-Building Opportunity: 100K + Expert Support!
Social Venture Partners (SVP) invites organizations and individuals who've created a social venture with a proven model and are looking to take it to the next level to apply to its Investee Program. The program selects high-impact, scalable social ventures based in South Florida and provides them with up to $100,000 and pro bono expert support over the course of several years. SVP works with these social ventures to create a growth strategy and help them implement it, with a focus on strengthening organizational infrastructure and diversifying income streams to achieve maximum social impact. Those interested in applying to or learning more about the program are strongly encouraged to attend one of two informational sessions:

Scholarship Opportunities
Visual & Performing Arts
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation announces the following funding opportunity for students:

  • Education Scholarship This $500-$8,200 award is for students of all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university. Click here for more information and to apply; deadline is on Friday, May 18, 5 p.m.
Career Opportunities
*Denotes new posting
Available Positions at The Children's Trust

  • 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 is ongoing.

Accountant I *
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami seeks an accountant to be responsible for billing, accounts payable vouchers and accounts receivables for the Head Start program and other funding sources within the child development service programs. Duties include coordinating, preparing, monitoring, tracking and processing reimbursement packages; payment for services, expense accounts and receivables; and other technical support to the programs. Bachelor's degree in accounting and minimum one year related work experience required. Email résumé to chhernandez@ccadm.org.
Bookkeeper - Part-Time *
The Greater Miami Youth Symphony seeks a part-time bookkeeper to assist in managing day-to-day accounting and finance requirements. Confidentiality, excellent organizational skills and accuracy are a must, as are good customer relations and the ability to communicate clearly. Must be reliable, deadline-oriented and a skilled multitasker proficient in Quickbooks. Email résumé to info@gmys.org.
Client Services Coordinator
Carrfour Supportive Housing seeks a client service coordinator to provide onsite supportive services, employment and training support, and appropriate referrals for residents in the organization's programs. Bachelor’s degree in social work, mental health, psychology or related field required; minimum three years' related field experience preferred. Email résumé to lsolum@carrfour.org.
Financial Coach
United Way of Miami-Dade seeks a financial coach to provide the financial coaching function of the United Way Center for Financial Stability, and to assist with its integration into other United Way and community initiatives. Must possess bachelor's degree and minimum one year experience in providing financial counseling in the nonprofit/social services arena; Creole- and Spanish-speaking ability desired. Email résumé to uwjobs@unitedwaymiami.org.
Infant and Early Childhood Services (IECS) Program Manager
Jewish Community Services of South Florida seeks an infant and early childhood services (IECS) program manager to plan, develop, manage, coordinate and evaluate the delivery of the infant and early childhood programs for children birth to 5 years old and their families. Responsibilities include meeting the requirements and outcomes for the various funding sources by providing direction, leadership, supervision and consultation to professional staff within the infant and early childhood programs. Email résumé to jangueira@jcsfl.org.
Lead Teacher
The Learning Center seeks a lead teacher to help provide a safe and developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children that complies with all relevant legislation, policies and procedures. Responsibilities include nurturing children; providing meals, crafts and instruction; and ensuring that students are kept clean and safe. Experience working with children ages 1-3 years a must. Email résumé to erika@tlckid.com.
Parenting Instructor *
Family Resource Center 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; knowledge of child abuse and neglect, DCF, the effects of domestic violence on the family, child development, family dynamics and group process; and Nurturing Parenting certification. Email résumé to ffondrose@frcflorida.org.
Pre-K Teachers - Part-Time *
Rainbow Intergenerational Learning Center seeks part-time pre-K teachers for both of its locations. Must possess current FCCPC. Email résumé to abenedetti@lhanc.org.
Social Service Case Manager/Care Coordinator *
Thelma Gibson Health Initiative seeks a social service case manager/care coordinator to work directly with clients and team members in the assessment, linkage, coordination and monitoring of assigned cases with the ultimate goal of client and family stabilization. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
Available Positions at the City of Miami Beach *

  • Inclusionary Aide - Seasonal To provide one-on-one assistance to children with moderate-to-severe special needs participating in recreational programs. Work involves adapting programs to meet the needs, interests and abilities of all patrons. Must possess bachelor's degree, CPR and first aid certifications, and two years' experience working with children/adults with special needs.
  • Recreation Leader I - Part-Time To assist in the planning, organizing, directing and promoting of recreational activities and events for all age groups. Work involves adapting programs to meet the needs, interests and abilities of all patrons. Must possess valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record, plus two months' full-time paid experience or college equivalent classes; first aid and DCF certification preferred.

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit www.miamibeachfl.gov.
Available Positions at Infinite Ways Network *

  • Clinicians In the Homestead and Miami-Dade areas. Must possess master's degree in social work or related field, minimum two years' postgraduate experience working with at-risk children and families in in-home settings, and evening and weekend availability; licensed in the state of Florida and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish and/or English/Haitian Creole) preferred.
  • Case Managers In the Homestead and Miami-Dade areas. Bachelor's degree in social work or related field, successful completion of case management training, minimum two years' postgraduate experience working with at-risk children and families in in-home settings, and evening and weekend availability required; bilingual fluency (English/Spanish and/or English/Haitian Creole) preferred.

Email résumé to infinitewaysnetwork@gmail.com.
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

  • Early Childhood Education Teacher For its new Lighthouse Learning Center for Children's full inclusion prekindergarten program for 3- and 4-year-old students and 1 and 2-year-old preschoolers. Must posses bachelor's degree in education, early childhood, special education or related field, and a Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate.
  • Job Services Specialist - Part-Time To provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment, job orientation and offering assistance in the job search process, including cover letter and résumé writing, job openings search and interviewing techniques. Minimum one year experience working in human resources, employment services or related; bachelor’s degree required.
  • Special Projects Manager To assist the president/CEO with projects outside the purview of the executive assistant, primarily writing, editing and proofreading. This position works closely with president/CEO in all written material that is released by the organization. Bachelor's degree and five years' high-level administrative experience in education, social services or health/public policy required.

Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Head Start/Early Head Start Programs *

  • Community Involvement Specialist
  • Early Head Start Educator
  • ERP Team Leader
  • Head Start Assistant
  • Head Start Educator
  • Psychologist

For complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply, visit jobs.dadeschools.net.
Available Positions at Urgent *

  • Assistant Coordinator - Seasonal To support program coordinators with general operations. Responsibilities include preparing grading rubrics for all instructors; providing administrative support in preparing and maintaining youth participant case files; data entry; and other administrative duties as required; certified teacher preferred.
  • Job Coach - Seasonal To be responsible for coaching and training activities of summer youth participants, including cover letter and résumé writing, interview skills, work readiness and education transition.

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