Internship Opportunity with Senator Marco Rubio’s Central FL Regional Office (Orlando)

Friends and Family!

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester. Please share this with any student interested in doing an internship in our Orlando office. The internship is unpaid but is a wonderful opportunity for our youth to experience public service first-hand! See the job description listed below. Students with previous government experience and bilingual students are a plus.

***State Internship Program Description***

The state office interns will gain a practical knowledge of constituent services. State office interns interact with the Senator’s staff and constituents on a daily basis. In addition to administrative duties, interns support office staff by addressing constituent concerns, work with federal agencies to resolve Floridian’s issues, participate in outreach efforts, attend local events, and assist the staff on special projects. The program is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and tools that will assist our interns in all future professional endeavors as well as motivate the interns’ interest in public service.

Please have the student complete the attached form along with a copy of their resume, cover letter, and list three references. The complete packet can be sent to my attention via fax at (407) 423-0941 or by email at by Friday, August 15.

Click here to download the application

Bilingual/Creole Speaking Family Partner

General inquiries may be sent to Heidi Molina, Program Coordinator.

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.
1516 E. Colonial Dr. # 101
Orlando, Fl 32803

Phone: (407) 894-1708
Cell: (407) 385-9431
Fax: (407) 894-1780

Receptionist (Director of First Impression)

At the Millennium Eye Center

Job Details:

Looking for a qualified individual who speaks English & Haitian Creole​.  Send resume and cover letter to LaTasha Castro at or to fax number (407) 292-9813.

Click here to download the full job description.

Family Partner Position

Educational and Experience Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED required.
AA/AS – Associated Degree or equivalent preferred.

Experience as a parent/guardian/adoptive parent/guardian/foster parent in raising or having raised a child  with a behavioral health disorder.

Job Description:

Full Time – Family Partner (Bilingual French-Creole and English – Fluent both languages)

Position Summary:

This is family (peer) support position involving the support and coordination of services for caregivers and families who have a child with a mental health disorder.  The Family Partner will work in concert with the Wraparound Orange Specialist to conduct strength discoveries and co-lead Family Team Meetings.  Effective performance requires a high degree of Independent judgment and ability to function under the established policies, procedures and practices.

Technical/Function Expectations:

Co-facilitation of family team meetings: Essential Function: Participate in Family Team Meetings to serve as a support and to advocate for family perspective and choice.

Participation in provider meetings: Essential Function: Attend monthly provider meetings and quarterly reviews in order to obtain updated community resources and to identify community needs.

Building and maintaining professional relationships:  Essential Function: Foster and maintain ongoing relationships with youth, family members, providers, and community resources in order to coordinate services and advocate for families.

Serve as Service Provider liaison: Essential Function: Liaise with service providers, education system, DCF, and SAMH in order to ensure services are culturally and linguistically competent.

Conduct Strength and Cultural Discovery: Essential Function: This position will meet directly with families to assess family strengths and help the family to identify their needs to achieve goals and family vision.

Other duties as required: Job performance requires fulfilling other incidental or related duties as assigned, assisting and training others, and performing duties of higher rated positions from time to time for developmental purposes.

Behavioral Competencies:

Customer Service: Able to anticipate and respond to customer needs, concerns, or questions in order to meet or exceed their expectations; help evaluate needs and options; show care and concern to demonstrate customer importance and value.

Consideration: Able to show respect for the feelings or needs of others; show courtesy and make other comfortable; attentive while others are speaking.

Integrity: Able to demonstrate consistency of words and actions; protect confidential information; practice what he/she preaches; do what is right even when no one is watching.

Trust and Respect: Able to demonstrate and treat others in an honest and straightforward manner; keep dealings with others confidential; keep word and follow through on commitments.

Composure: Able to maintain a composed problem-solving approach when faced with unrealistic expectations, pressing time demands, frustration, or interpersonal conflict.

Team Work: Able to cooperate to build consensus; assist others to achieve team goals; participate in meetings so they are productive; take on extra work to meet team objectives.

Interpersonal Savvy: Work effectively with and shoe sensitivity to cultural differences and various socio-economic backgrounds of others.

Ethical: Adhere to and model principles and values of Agency and System of Care by being strength-based, solution-focused, maintains highest level of integrity and ethical standards and work collaboratively with employees, partners, stakeholders and clients in all interactions.

Business Experience:

Valid Driver’s License and Reliable Transportation: Essential Requirement. Required in order to travel throughout the County and other locations for client and other meetings.

Systemic knowledge: Essential Requirement. Prior experience navigating the behavioral health/child welfare/juvenile justice systems is required in order to be able to provide assistance and to access various services.

Systemic exposure as consumer family member: Essential Requirement. This is required in order to successfully advocate for families and to provide assistance with resource linkages.

Physical Requirements:

Lifting 20 pounds
Pulling 20 pounds

Send an email to Anne Marie Sheffield –


Haitian Creole speaking License Therapist Needed!

The Children Advocacy Center/the Healing Tree is looking for a licensed therapist who speaks Haitian Creole to provide prevention, intervention and treatment services to children impacted by sexual abuse and their non-offending caregivers.  This organization is a part of Orlando Health, Inc. and therefore is required to hire only licensed therapists.

A qualified candidate would include anyone with the following licensure:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC),
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Any qualified applicants can apply at the link below and may also email me their resume directly at, if they would like.

Job Link

The Healing Tree is a special place in Central Florida with a team of highly-trained, compassionate counselors who help children and their families through the process of healing from recent or past trauma. The Healing Tree offers confidential counseling in the form of individual, family and group therapy for children ages 3 through 17 years who have experienced physical or sexual abuse. Using evidence-based treatment methods, The Healing Tree also offers counseling to family members and caregivers.  For more information, you can visit our website at


Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Black Studies Research, University of
California Santa Barbara

The Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on research related to Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, activist scholarship, or urban studies.  25% of the fellowship is devoted to developing the Center’s Engaged Scholarship initiative and mentoring undergraduate research.  No teaching is required.  Ph.D. must be received by June 2014.  The fellowship will provide a $45,000 annual stipend, $5,000 annual research and travel allowance, and health insurance.  12 month position, to begin August 1, 2014, with possibility of 2nd year, upon

Applicants should submit cover letter indicating research interests and experiences with engaged scholarship (broadly conceived as public scholarship, applied research, activist research, community engagement), CV, article-length writing sample or dissertation chapter, and two letters of reference (submitted by letter writers) to Diane Fujino, CBSR Director
via online site at Apply by 04/13/14; thereafter, open until filled.

The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.



Princeton Pediatrics

Job opening for a Medical Assistant.

Location: West Orlando/Pine Hills

PREFER BILINGUAL (English and Kreyol Speaking) Applicants

Send resumen to: Dr. Ted Kaplan, TEDANDELISABETH@YAHOO.COM


Ninth Circuit Court – Family Ties

This is an excellent part-time opportunity for a Creole speaking professional with experience in social services, teaching, children’s services or the legal field. College students working toward degrees in human services, education, law, etc. are encouraged to apply as well.

More information and a state job application is available at


The Creole Observer works with both Creole and English speaking families participating in the court’s supervised visitation program.  Work hours are weekends only – Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to Noon and/or Sundays, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (closed most holidays). Flexible scheduling and potential long term opportunity.  Must be able to speak and read both Creole and English.

The position’s primary function is to listen to and observe the interactions between a parent and child to ensure the child’s safety and well-being. The Observer also advises the parent and child of the program’s rules and policies in order to maintain a positive family interaction and must be able to complete written reports of each visitation, topics discussed and behaviors observed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Escort children between custodial and visiting parents;
Supervise visits of non-custodial parent with their children and assist in the operations of the supervised visitation center;
Observe and monitor parent-child interactions during visitation;
Intervene, in Creole and/or English, with families to redirect or modify inappropriate conversation or behaviors;
Document critical incidents in a nonjudgmental style at the end of the session.


Must be fluent in both Creole and English, with the ability to translate meaning. Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to remain neutral in stressful situations and work well with adults and children. High school graduate with a minimum of two years of course work toward a degree in education or human services field required. Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, counseling or related field and 1 year experience in teaching, child welfare, family counseling, crisis intervention, or a related field preferred.


$12.00/hour with no benefits.  Orange County funded.  Send State of Florida application & resume with verification of education to Court Administration Human Resources, 425 N. Orange Ave, Suite 510, Orlando, FL 32801.  EOE.  Persons with a disability needing accommodation for the application/selection process should notify HR at (407)836-2261. If you are hearing/voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.  Application process open until on call pool filled.