Weekly Provider Bulletin
February 22, 2018
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The Children's Trust Announces
Youth Development Services RFP - Debriefings Happening NOW!
Debriefing meetings for the youth development RFP are underway and will be held through February 28; a schedule is posted under Youth Development in the  Grant Opportunities  page of The Children's Trust website.

Debriefings are public meetings where proposal scores are discussed by reviewers. Applicants and/or interested parties may attend but are not allowed to participate in the meetings.
ConnectMiami 2018 - Join the Movement
More than 100 community partners and providers came together last year to increase connectivity, empathy and understanding across lines of difference in Miami-Dade County - and ConnectMiami and the 10 Days of Connection were born. The initiative grew to 15,000+ participants who pushed themselves outside their comfort zones to further explore and ultimately embrace diversity, and it's time to talk about how to top that success in 2018. Take part and share your voice at a one-and-only planning meeting on Monday, March 2, 10 a.m. - noon , United Way of Miami-Dade, Ansin Building, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129; RSVP to joan@radicalpartners.net .
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!
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 February 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, February 28, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety & Training Education Wednesday, February 28, 3-4 p.m.
Project Rise: Upcoming Trainings

  • Literacy Assessment: ORF Tuesday, March 6, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Children's Trust Training Room

Preregistration required for all for Project RISE trainings; click here to register .
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities: Upcoming Trainings

  • Count Me In: Teaching Children to Embrace Diversity Monday, February 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33150
  • Discovering Inclusion 2: Beyond Awareness Thursday, March 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • Introduction to Successful Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Tuesday, March 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., City Life Kix, 1088 W Mowry Drive, Homestead, FL 33030
  • Structure for Success Thursday, March 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33147
  • Let’s Play Together: Practical Solutions for Adapting Recreational Activities Friday, March 23, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Branches, 129 SW 5th Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
  • Count Me In: Teaching Children to Embrace Diversity Thursday, April 5, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165
  • Discovering Inclusion 2: Beyond Awareness Tuesday, April 10, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arcola Lakes Branch Library, 8240 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33150
  • Navigating Community Resources Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. - noon, Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112th Avenue, Miami, FL 33176
  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Friday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • Discovering Inclusion 2: Beyond Awareness Friday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Cutler Bay, FL 33157

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 .
From Our Friends
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.
Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Recovery Education Course
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Miami-Dade County announces its FREE Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education program, a recovery-focused, five-week educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. This in-person group experience is led by peers, for peers, and provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. Participants can expect compassion and reinforcement from others who can relate to their experiences. Participation is confidential and takes place in a sincere, uncritical and accepting environment. Beginning this Saturday, March 3, through Saturday, March 31; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (with lunch break), at 299 Alhambra Circle, 2nd floor conference room, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Registration required; click here to reserve your spot .
Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community Workshop
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation announces a Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) training on Friday, March 9, 9 a.m. - noon , at the United Way of Miami-Dade, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. Participants will learn how to strengthen partnerships with the schools they work with and become community health advocates with strategies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This training is FREE to after-school program providers that maintain service sites on public school grounds. Healthy snacks and beverages will be provided. Register/reserve your space by Friday, March 2 , at julia.onnie-hay@healthiergeneration.org .
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Insight and More announces Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), an 8-hour course that teaches any adult how to support an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of addictions and mental illness. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and provides a 5-step action plan on how to help young people in both crisis and noncrisis situations. Click here for location details and to register for the Thursday, March 1 training ; $70 fee; CEUs available for an additional $10 fee. For more detailed information or if you wish to host your own training, contact Tony Martinez at 305.487.3825.
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.

Click here to access complete job descriptions, requirements and application instructions.
Digital Graphic Designer
United Way of Miami-Dade seeks a digital graphic designer to be responsible for the design and production of print, web, mass emails and multimedia projects. Visit www.unitedwaymiami.org for complete job description, requirements and to apply.
Grants Developer *
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Miami seeks a grants developer to join an integrated program, administrative and development team responsible for securing annual public and private corporate and foundation grants to benefit the organization. Specific responsibilities include owning and driving a high-performing grants development program that identifies, researches and drafts grant proposals to achieve the annual integrated budget goals of BBBS Miami. This position collaborates closely with finance, quality assurance, development and related program staff in developing the appropriate strategies for grant submission, as well as submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant-funded projects. Grant preparation will also include event and capital requests. This position reports to the VP of philanthropy. Click here for complete job description, requirements and to apply .
Grants Manager *
Lotus House women's shelter seeks an experienced grants manager with bookkeeper experience (specifically, Quickbooks) to assist with financial and contractual reporting, as well as compliance to funding and regulating agencies. Responsibilities include without limitation, generating and interpreting financial reports, classing of revenue and expenses, narrative and financial reporting to various funding and government agencies, other contract and grant compliance matters, and more. Must possess minimum five years' + experience in grants management experience and proficiency in QuickBooks software. Email résumé to Anna Frusciante at anna@lotuhouse.org .
Infant/Toddler Teachers *
YMCA South Florida seeks infant/toddler teachers for its Homestead location. National CDA preferred; completed DCF 45 hours a must. Ideal candidate will also posses an 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/about-us/careers
Social Worker for Home Visiting Program - Part-Time
Florida State University’s Young Parents Project seeks a part-time social worker to provide direct services to teen mothers and children involved in juvenile justice as part of a comprehensive team providing care coordination. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data management and conducting assessments. Master’s degree in social work or closely related field, experience with court-involved families (teen parents preferred), flexible schedule, Level II background check and reliable transportation required. Email résumé tara.wynn@fsu.edu .
Available Positions at the Center for Family and Child Enrichment *

  • Administrative Assistant – Utilization To be responsible for assisting in various areas, primarily focusing on supporting the behavioral health department and obtaining insurance authorizations. Ideal candidate will possess a high school diploma and one year experience working in a medical office handling insurance authorizations and scheduling.
  • Clinical Therapist – Per Diem To provide consistent individual and/or family therapy to clients, while developing and maintaining an appropriate treatment plan in conjunction with clients and families. Ideal candidate will possess master’s degree in behavioral science discipline with license in related field (LMCH, LCSW or LMFT) and two years' experience conducting therapy. Compensation based on piece rate for billable services.
  • Nurse Case Manager To provide expertise as an educator, consultant and facilitator, and provide quality patient care via the development, implementation and evaluation of individual patient care plans and patient education sessions. Current state of Florida RN license, including certification in BLS and ACLS, a must, as is minimum two years' relevant experience. Some evening and Saturday hours also required.
  • Targeted Case Manager – Per Diem To develop and review service plans and implement activities that ensure access to needed services documented in service plan. Will also be responsible for advocating for clients at meetings, i.e., multidisciplinary, utilization review, school staffing, court and permanency staffings, etc. Ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science discipline and one year experience working with at-risk youth.

Email résumé to careers@cfceinc.org and specify desired position title in subject line.
Available Positions at Girl Power

  • Case Manager/Program Instructor (Robert Morgan Educational Center) Under the direct supervision of the director of programs, this position is responsible for the delivery of services to program participants (girls, ages 11-17) placed in the Post Arrest Diversion Program. Duties include intake and exit paperwork, case planning, classroom instruction, crisis intervention and referrals. High degree of flexibility in responding to emergency needs of participants, as well as good organizational and documentation skills, required.
  • Program Instructor (COPE South) To provide continuity of education, wraparound services and conducted activities to referred female students ages 11-17 at the Dorothy M. Wallace COPE Center South Success Center, as a corrective action based on Miami-Dade County Schools Level 2 Infraction. Must work closely with fellow staff and MDCPS staff to ensure that all classroom goals, objectives and outcomes are accomplished, while providing quality programming to all female students.
  • Program Instructor (GTCIP) To conduct activities and provide services to middle school girls participating in Girl Power’s Girl Talk Circle Intervention Program (GTCIP) at Linda Lentin K-8 Center. Must work closely with fellow staff, volunteers and school liaison to ensure that all classroom goals, objectives and outcomes are accomplished, while providing quality programming to all students.

Email résumé to Rashada Campbell at rashada@girlpowerrocks.org with desired position in subject line.
Available Positions at the Institute for Child and Family Health *

  • CAT Children Mentor To assist clients with educational, vocational and life skills development, and help families enhance their family support network. Minimum high school diploma and at least one year experience working with children and adolescents in group, classroom, tutoring or related settings. Must also be knowledgeable in areas of child development, family functioning, child abuse and neglect, and resistant clients; skilled in collaborating with other disciplines and services; possess a strong ability to work directly with the public; and able to work in a busy and often hectic environment. Availability to provide in-home services and work evening hours required.
  • Care Coordinator - Palm Beach County Partnered with a licensed mental health and developmental clinician, care coordinator helps decrease toxic stress in the home environment and enhances opportunities for optimal child development, thereby promoting healthy brain development for infants and young children; and to that end takes the lead in connecting clients and their families with desired, community-based services and supports while maintaining the Child First home-based intervention program's reflective, relationship-based stance. Must also enhance caregiver executive functioning skills (e.g., planning, organizing, managing time, focusing attention, regulating emotions, reflecting on progress) and engage in interactive play with young children in the home.
  • Developmental Specialist II - PACE Program To provide support to Developmental Specialists I when conducting parenting classes and parent-child interaction groups, purchasing and maintaining program materials, and obtaining donations from community partners. Bachelor’s degree in mental health or related field (degree in child development preferred); knowledge in areas of child development, infant mental health, family functioning, child abuse and neglect, and resistant clients; and proven skill in collaborating with other disciplines and services required. Must also participate in and successfully complete training on The Incredible Years Curriculum.
  • Developmental Specialist II - Temporary Full-Time To implement interventions and educate pregnant women and/or women with children birth-3 years of age in breastfeeding, childbirth, parenting skills, smoking cessation, safety, nutrition and any other related topic regarding a healthy pregnancy and having a healthy baby. Bachelor’s-level degree in mental health or related field (child development preferred); proven knowledge of child development; minimum one year experience providing home visits; proven skill in collaborating with other disciplines and services; and proven skill in using Word and Excel all a must; minimum one year experience working with pregnant women and/or women with children birth-3 years of age preferred, as is certification in Parents as Teachers (PAT).
  • Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Program Supervisor To provide clinical supervision and documentation review to ensure that services are family centered and focused on increasing youth’s ability to successfully cope with life challenges and build resiliency using fidelity to the FFT model. Must also ensure services are provided in a timely manner, are of high quality and are consistent with eligibility criteria, in accordance with the contract/funder, COA standards, agency policies and procedures, and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Must possess master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, marriage and family therapy or mental health counseling; minimum three years’ experience working with children and/or adolescents with behavioral health needs; knowledge of the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children/adolescents and families, child development, family functioning, co-occurring disorders, crisis intervention, and child abuse and neglect; an active license with Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling; and be an approved qualified supervisor or become a qualified supervisor in the state of Florida within 30 days of hire.
  • Hourly Direct Therapists - Licensed and Unlicensed To be responsible for, but not limited to, conducting intakes (licensed), participating in monthly case staffing meetings and implementing therapeutic treatment plans for emotionally disturbed children/adolescents through individual, group therapy and behavioral management. Master's level degree in social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy or psychology with current state of Florida license or Registered Intern status with state of Florida. Two years' experience with severely emotionally disturbed children; knowledge in areas of child development, family functioning, child abuse and neglect, and resistant clients; and proven skill in collaborating with other disciplines and services a must. Bilingual fluency preferred; background screening required. Full- and part-time positions available.

Email résumé to aballoveras@icfhinc.org .
Available Positions at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired

  • Administrative Assistant to President/CEO Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining the executive calendar electronically and in print; managing and communicating appointments and meetings; preparing various correspondence and documents; and keeping the president/CEO informed of phone calls, emails and other issues when executive assistant is unavailable. Must possess college degree, minimum five years' administrative experience, and excellent written and communication skills.
  • Special Projects Manager To assist the president/CEO with projects that are outside of 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. Must possess five years of high-level administrative experience in education, social services or health/public policy, editing experience, proficiency in MS Office, a bachelor's degree, and outstanding command of oral/written English, including grammar, syntax and usage.
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired To provide instruction to children ages birth-21 years, develop and implement individualized lesson plans for each child, and collaborate 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 or fax to 305.285.6967.
Available Positions at Orange Blossom Learning Center

  • Assistant Teachers - Full-Time For PreK 3 and VPK. Must be fluent in English and possess at minimum DCF 45 hours.
  • Lead Teachers - Full-Time For Prek 3 and VPK. Must be fluent in English and possess at minimum a FCCPC, National CDA or bachelor's degree in early childhood education.

Call 305.398.9888 for additional details on these positions.
Available Positions at The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth * - Deadline Approaching

  • Care Coordinator (North) Responsibilities include providing client-centered, strengths-based services and facilitating active client participation in care outcomes; connecting clients and/or their families to appropriate, inclusive and affirming community-based services; monitoring linkage to services; and advocating on behalf of clients to address barriers to care. Minimum bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field, and one year experience in related field providing individual interventions.
  • Clinical Coordinator (Management/Clinical Supervision) Responsibilities include managing and implementing procedures related to clinical services, including case assignment of youth and families; supervising clinical staffing and subcontractors; maintaining collateral/community relations to facilitate referral and linkages; managing outreach events and coordinating staffing; and collaborating with executive director to ensure quality of care and optimal functioning of the organization. Minimum master’s degree in social work, psychology or related field (professional licensure preferred), five years' experience in a related field providing individual and group-level interventions, with three years providing supervision. Experience and familiarity with the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, and queer communities and youth are prioritized; knowledge of and/or willingness to learn about anti-oppression and anti-racist frameworks preferred.

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