Weekly Provider Bulletin
February 14, 2018
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The Children's Trust Announces
Trust Providers: Growth Plans Due Tomorrow, February 15
To support our program metrics framework and a shift toward continuous learning and improvement, in contract year 2017-18 quarterly growth plan updates will replace quarterly narrative reports for most initiatives ; visit the Program Metrics page of our website for a complete list of applicable initiatives and requirements. In partnership with contract managers, providers will develop and implement growth plans up to four times per contract year. A growth planning guidance document with additional information and instructions can be found on that same page . Our continued thanks to you for your tireless dedication to provide high-quality services to the children and families of our community!
Youth Development Services RFP - Debriefing Calendar Now Posted
Debriefing meetings for the youth development RFP have been scheduled and are 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.
IMPORTANT Help Desk Reminder for All Providers & Grant Applicants
Please note that The Trust help desk operates from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is accessible via email only. While we make every attempt to respond to requests within two business days, kindly keep in mind that an increased number of inquiries may occur as a result of the approaching parenting programs RFP due date of Tuesday, February 20, at 11:59 p.m. As such, the help desk can guarantee a response will be provided to all tickets received by Wednesday, February 14, at 5:30 p.m. ; tickets received after this date and time will be addressed as resources permit. Additionally, The Trust, including the help desk, will be closed on Monday, February 19 , in observance of Presidents Day.
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!
Parenting Programs Grant Applications Due February 20
The Children’s Trust has released a competitive solicitation for a new five-year funding cycle for parenting programs, including group parenting and advocacy programs, and individual and home visitation programs. Videos of the content covered in our parenting programs application training sessions are now available; visit the Resources section of the Parenting Grant Opportunity to view them. We also suggest that you visit the Grants section of our site for important information about applicant eligibility, general programmatic funding requirements, legal requirements and much more. Please note that in lieu of a bidders' conference, a bidders' video was created for this RFP; click here to view it on our provider support channel on YouTube. The deadline to apply to this RFP is Tuesday, February 20, at 11:59 p.m.
YEN Providers, Listen Up!
Do you want to connect with other YEN providers? Join the YEN Peer Sharing Discussion Board, facilitated by Project RISE. This forum provides a place for you to share events, best practices, challenges and thoughts that may be of interest. For details on how to join, click here to visit Project RISE's YEN Quality Improvement Initiative page on its site.
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 .
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 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 21, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Home Safety & Training Education Wednesday, February 21, 3-4 p.m.
  • 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

  • Fitness Outcome (PACER) Thursday, February 15, 3-5 p.m., Royal Oaks Park NOTE: This is an on-site training for YMCA staff. Limited space is available to other YAS/YEN programs, so sign up ASAP if interested!
  • 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

  • An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Thursday, February 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112th Avenue, Miami, FL 33176
  • 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 305.398.9542.
  • 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.
Sharpen Your Storytelling Skills to Boost Development
Women's Fund Miami-Dade announces “How to Tell Your Story with the Most Impact for Your Donors,” the latest in a series of ongoing workshops designed to help nonprofits better manage their organizations, make them more sustainable and build capacity. The "Tell Your Story" workshop will take place on Wednesday, February 21, 8:30-11 a.m. , at The Center for Social Change, 2103 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145. Participants will learn how to gather information about their organization’s work and present it in terms that will motivate donors and volunteers to partner with you. Fee: $10 in advance; $20 at door. For details on all sessions and to register, visit www.womensfundmiami.org .
PhilanthropyMiami 2018 - Preregistration Prices Extended!
The 2018 PhilanthropyMiami Conference is an important annual gathering of community stakeholders and thought leaders driving the philanthropy sector in Miami-Dade County. The daylong event will challenge participants to explore topics and ideas that will impact your thinking and your organization; explore the elements of essential nonprofit leadership, sustainable fundraising and strategic branding; and connect you with other nonprofit leaders, board members and donors. This is an invaluable opportunity to enhance your skills as an agent of real social change in our community, and the event hosts have extended preregistration prices through Friday, February 16 ; conference scholarships for small organizations are also available. Click here to register ; click here to download a scholarship application , due Friday, February 16 at 3 p.m.

The 2018 PhilanthropyMiami Conference will take place on Thursday, March 1, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. , at Jungle Island in Miami. We hope to see you there!
Promoting Wellness: Healthy Children and Families Begin with You
The University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development announces a wellness innovation and connection conference, to be held on Friday, April 27, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. , at the United Way, Ansin Building/Ryder Room, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. Designed especially for child care providers and professionals, the daylong conference will promote health and well-being for children and families by sharing key strategies that can be implemented via food, nutrition, mind and physical activities. Participants may take advantage of an exhibit hall showcasing community resources; breakout sessions conducted in English and Spanish. CEUs available with an entry fee of $75; general admission for providers is $45; parents and students welcome with a $25 entry fee. Click here for more information and to register.
Career Opportunities
* Denotes new posting
Available Positions at The Children's Trust *

  • Receptionist To be responsible for providing great customer service through courteously greeting visitors and guests; promptly answering and correctly directing incoming calls; handling and processing inbound/outbound mail distribution and requisition of supplies; and performing other routine clerical work assignments. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
  • 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.
Family Support Worker
Children's Home Society of Florida and Healthy Families Miami-Dade seeks family support workers (home visitors) to provide education services to at-risk families. Must possess high school diploma or GED equivalent, plus two years' relevant experience working with children and families. Interested applicants should contact Program Manager Joann Garcia at joann.garcia@chsfl.org for more information.
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 .
Alberto's Dream Child Care seeks a teacher for a 2-year-olds class. Must possess relevant experience and DCF 45 hours or be willing to take courses to acquire National CDA/FCCPC. Must also be able to communicate with parents. Email résumé to fortunababani@aol.com .
Teacher - VPK
Cherry Blossom Learning Center #2 in Midtown seeks a full-time VPK teacher. Must be fluent in English and possess at minimum a National CDA, FCCPC or bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Email résumé to maria@cherryblossommiami.com .
The Center for Independent Living of South Florida seeks a tutor for adults with disabilities enrolled in vocational education, adult basic education or GED in math and/or reading and writing. Flexible hours based on student needs required; must be available at least two days/week. Qualifications include bachelor's or associate degree along with a vocational education certificate; excellent math, reading and writing skills; exemplary communication and instructional skills; and the ability to pass a background check. Email résumé to larry@cilsf.org or fax to 305.751.8944, Attention: Adult Transition Program.
Available Positions at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami

  • Assistant Teacher - Head Start At its Centro Hispano location. Must possess high school diploma/GED, DCF 45 hours, and valid National CDA or FCCPC.
  • Lead Teachers - Head Start For its Sagrada Familia, Centro Hispano, South Dade and Good Shepherd child development center locations. Must possess associate degree in early childhood education or an associate degree in a related field with 18 credits in early childhood education and DCF 45 hours.

For complete job description and to apply online, visit www.ccadm.org ; you may also email a résumé to chhernandez@ccadm.org .
Available Positions at Florida Foster Care Review

  • Citizen Review Panel (CRP) Program Review Specialist To be responsible for preparing, coordinating and facilitating review hearings conducted by the organization. Position also responsible for collecting data during the review; producing the CRP’s findings and recommendations report; supporting the management of volunteers; participating in the training and evaluation of CRP 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 in child welfare and the dependency court system.
  • Permanency Roundtable (PRT) Facilitator Working closely with PRT program managers, the PRT facilitator facilitates initial and follow-up roundtable sessions; engages in family-finding activities; and ensures 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, and five years' professional experience in Miami-Dade’s child welfare system (experience in another child welfare system or with permanency planning will be considered); family searching experience preferred.

Complete job posting and application guidelines available at www.fostercarereview.org .
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 Happy Faces Academy

  • Teacher - Toddler This is a part-time position that could grow to full-time. Must possess DCF 45 hours with completed FCCPC preferred.
  • Teacher - VPK This is a full- or part-time position requiring DCF 45 hours and FCCPC or AA degree, and bilingual fluency (English/Spanish).

Contact Iliana Gonzalez at 305.608.8984 or happy2faces@yahoo.com for more information.
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 Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Early/Head Start

Seeking the following for its Head Start/Early Head Start programs:

  • Community Liaison Specialist To serve as a link between parents and students to support children’s education. Minimum high school diploma; bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Early Head Start Assistant To assist classroom educator serving infants and toddlers. Minimum CDA or FCCPC in infant and toddler required.
  • Early Head Start Educator To provide classroom instruction and supervision of infant and toddler classroom. Must possess associate degree in early childhood, and a CDA or FCCPC in infant and toddler.
  • Head Start Assistant To assists classroom educator serving preschool children. Minimum CDA or FCCPC in preschool required.
  • Head Start Educator To provide classroom instruction and supervision of preschool children. Associate degree in early childhood and CDA or FCCPC in preschool required.
  • Property Asset Specialist - Part-Time To assist with Inventory.
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant To provide mental health consultation services in early childhood classrooms.
  • School Psychologist Must possess master’s degree in social work and be a licensed or certified school psychologist.
  • Family Intervention Specialist Must possess experience working with families and 60 college credits (15 in social work).
  • Parent Outreach Specialist Must possess experience working with parents. high school diploma required.

Email résumé to erivero@dadeschools.net .
Available Positions at Miami-Dade County Public Schools - ESE

Seeking the following for its Exceptional Student Education programs:

  • Audiologists - Full/Part-Time To provide services to students in school settings. Must be state licensed. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing audiological evaluations; selecting and fitting Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs); taking ear mold impressions; trouble-shooting devices; and providing training to students, teachers and others in the proper use and care of ALDs. Flexible hours will be considered for part-timers. For more information, contact Kate Cadieux at 305.995.1531.
  • Clerical - Hourly To provide varied secretarial, accounting and organizational work, as well as other necessary operational services. Must be organized, self-directed, and display independent initiative and judgement as relates to job assignments. Must possess high school diploma.
  • Interventionists To provide and facilitate individualized or small group instruction for various academic subjects, utilize various strategies and tutoring techniques to address the academic needs of students, monitor student progress, review class assignments or instruction to ensure student mastery and comprehension, prepare lessons for sessions as they relate to student needs and goals, implement intervention strategies, and collaborate with teachers and school support staff to improve students' academic performance. Must possess a bachelor's degree.
  • Paraprofessionals To assist with the supervision of students, as well as enable students to access extracurricular activities by utilizing appropriate behavior management techniques and practices associated with student needs. Must possess minimum associate degree, or have completed 60 college semester hours. Must also complete application process for employment with M-DCPS.
  • Teachers - Hourly to provide and facilitate individualized or small group instruction for various academic subjects, utilize various strategies and tutoring techniques to address the academic needs of students, monitor student progress, review class assignments or instruction to ensure student mastery and comprehension, prepare lessons for sessions as they relate to student needs and goals, implement intervention strategies, and collaborate with teachers and school support staff to improve students' academic performance. Must possess Florida teacher certification.

Email résumé to khunter@dadeschools.net .
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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