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Join us in celebrating  Day of the Child/ Día del Niño  with Family, Nature, and Fun on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Eleven locations throughout Sonoma County. Hosted by the Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative (SEEC), Sonoma County parks, nature centers, preserves, and interpretive centers, will open their doors from 12-4 pm  offering amazing outdoor explorations, nature crafts, creek walks, ropes course, bird box building, hands-on activities, visits with animals, family nature walks, and more!

 All offerings are free and several will be offered in English and Spanish. To learn more, visit our interactive  storymap  at  http://www.sonomacountyee.org  under the tab "Day of the Child." 
 
Locations and Activities
SANTA ROSA
Environmental Discovery Center   -   Spring Lake Park, 393 Violetti Rd., Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Regional Parks  - Kids crafts, family hikes, face painting, & tide pool presentations
Children's Museum of Sonoma County  -  Seed bombs & spoon catapults
Sonoma County Beekeepers Association  -  Honeybee and pollinator education
Laguna Environmental Center   -  900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
Laguna Foundation   - Bird watching, weaving with plant fibers, & nature games
Sonoma County Water Agency  -  Aquatic macroinvertebrate exploration
California Native Plant Society, Milo Baker Chapter  Seeds exploration
Center for Climate Protection -  People powered smoothie making with the bike blender
Bodega Marine Lab  Touch tank with marine critters
Pepperwood Preserve   -  2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road, Santa Rosa  (10am - 4pm)
Pepperwood Foundation  - Nature walks, bird boxes, nature crafts, insect exploration, face painting, & taco truck
Larkfield Community Garden and Learning Center   450 Noonan Ranch Ln, Larkfield-Wikiup
       Community Soil Foundation  - Garden activities (adjacent to Maddux Ranch Regional Park)
 
SOUTH COUNTY
Fairfield Osborn Preserve  -  Sonoma State University, 6543 Lichau Road, Penngrove
Center for Environmental Inquiry - 3 hour guided tours of the Preserve at noon & 2 pm;
Live insect zoo and children's activities from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
David Yearsley River Heritage Center - Steamer Landing Park6 Copeland Ave., Petaluma
Friends of the Petaluma River  -  Canoeing, kayaking, & paddle boarding on the Petaluma River
Petaluma Bounty Farm   - 55 Shasta Ave., Petaluma
Petaluma Bounty Farm  - Fun with seeds, explore our Unity Garden, & join a farm scavenger hunt
 
NORTH COUNTY
Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve    499 Arabian Way, Healdsburg
LandPaths  -  Quest Exploratory Hike, Check out what's living in the pond, Nature-based arts and crafts
Umpqua ice cream truck
 
SONOMA VALLEY
Larson Park  -   329 DeChene Ave., Boyes Hot Springs
La Luz CenterSonoma Land TrustJack London State Historic Park &  Sonoma Ecology Center
Nature walks, watershed activities, music, dancing, food and more!
Sonoma Vallejo Home  -   3rd street West, Sonoma. Vallejo Home parking lot. Down at end of the alameda.
California State Parks  Candle making, basket weaving, wool spinning, tortilla & butter making, & leather tooling; Pomo Youth Dance Group kicks off the day at 11am at the Mission, hike at 11am leaving from the Vallejo Home
 
WEST COUNTY
Westminster Woods Camp and Conference Center  -   6510 Bohemian Highway, Occidental
      
Open exploration and scavenger hunt, creek explorations at noon and 2pm, ziplines, treehouse, & cargo net
       Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods  - Marine Education Van

Lend a Hand Day
Sebastopol Regional Library

April 28, 2018
10 AM
7140 Bodega Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us in building three little free libraries that will be placed in different locations around town. Help spread the love and joy of reading by helping to build and install these delightful little libraries!






Volunteer Training Series #4
Understanding the Power of Addiction

Thursday, April 26, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Catholic Charities Administrative Offices 
987 Airway Court 
Santa Rosa
Doolittle Conference Room
Because you are a valued Catholic Charities Volunteer, you are invited to participate in the fourth learning series that we're offering.  This opportunity will give you the chance to learn more about the struggle of addiction; a struggle that many of our clients deal with on a daily basis. This training will focus on  Understanding the  Power of Addiction  in our community.  
Join Gail and Chris from Narcotics Anonymous on an education presentation surrounding the Power of Addiction. As an agency it is vital that we understand addiction and the ways it impacts all aspects of our client's life. It is also important to understand how addiction affects the lives of those close to the addict. This training will provide volunteers ways to navigate conversations with someone struggling with addiction and ways to care for them and their loved ones.
 
Volunteer training's are a great way for you to meet other staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities and to learn more about all of our programs.
 
We promise this training will be as fun as it is informative! This training is open to all! 
 
*Refreshments will be provided*
Attendance is optional, registration is requested.  To RSVP, use the link below. 
 
 


Leadership Santa Rosa Accepting Applications for Class 35 
 

The application period for Leadership Santa Rosa (LSR) Class 35 opened and we're looking for applicants who are passionate about our community. Will you be part of the Best Class Ever?


Leadership Santa Rosa is an educational program that provides participants with what many call a "Master's Degree in Sonoma County." The purpose of the program is to identify, develop, and equip effective community leaders who will help create and support a spirit of cooperation for the resolution of future community challenges.
The program is designed to meet these challenges by providing a series of ten full-day sessions with community "movers & shakers" and three half-day leadership training sessions. Exposure to pertinent issues, broad thinkers, and the richness of Sonoma County is intended to:
  • Educate future leaders about a broad range of current community needs and concerns,
  • Encourage informed individuals to serve in leadership roles benefitting the community,
  • Enhance community leadership, communication, and management skills,
  • Develop leadership skills by planning the LSR experience for the class the following year.
For more information on selection criteria, program days calendar, and scholarship applications,  visit the LSR page  on the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber's website. If you have questions, please contact Janet Rogers at (707) 636-2845.

Request for Proposal 
Education, Outreach, and Awareness Solicitation
 
The Office of Health Equity (OHE) is pleased to announce the release of a final Request for Proposal,  the Education, Outreach and Awareness (EOA) Consultant solicitation for the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP).  This solicitation focuses on: 
 
  • media training for OHE & CRDP contractors and grantees;
  • compelling story telling to heighten the general public's awareness of mental health and the CRDP narrative; and
  • the creation of a mental health poll to gather data about the general public's understanding of mental health.
A Bidder's Conference has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Details on time and location will be posted for public information on the OHE Web page click here and through Cal-eProcure
Virtual attendance is also available by webinar.


Employers Benefit from Experienced Older Workers
May 9 Discussion of The Business Case for Age-Friendly Hiring
 
Hiring the right employees is a challenge for business when unemployment is low. In Sonoma County, there's a group of workers that offers experience, skills, flexibility in work hours and high job performance to fill the need - older adult job seekers.
 
"Twenty-five percent of our county population is age 60 and above and many want to work," says Sonoma County Board of Supervisors member Shirlee Zane, District 3. "Unfortunately, older adults can face age discrimination in hiring, despite studies that show that every aspect of job performance gets better as we age."
 
Employers and human resources professionals in all fields are invited to learn more at a breakfast meeting discussing  Sonoma County's New Workforce: Older Adults  -  The Business Case for Age-Friendly Hiring ,  on Wed., May 9, 7-10am., at Vintners Inn, 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa. The event is hosted by Aging Together Sonoma County, the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board and the Economic Development Board.
 
Reservations are $25 for individuals or $200 for a table of eight at eventbrite.com/e/sonoma-countys-new-workforce-older-adults-tickets-43634670474. For event information, call ( 707) 525-0143, ext. 100.
 
The k eynote address,  The Right Stuff: Older Adults Working Longer, Working Smarter , by Richard Adler, Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for the Future, will be followed by a panel of local  age-friendly employers discussing the benefits they've experienced by hiring older workers. The panel will be m oderated by Cynthia Murray, President and CEO, North Bay Leadership Council. Speakers are: Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Jackson Family Wines Larry D. Smith; Bett Dundershein, Business and Community Outreach Coordinator for the San Francisco/Marin YWCA, which runs a program for re-employment of age 55+ women, and Matt Maguire, retired from the commercial solar industry, now working in hospitality industry at Sonoma Portworks.






Support the 2018
Human Race team!
Saturday April 28th, 2018 at 8:00 am

Faith, Courage & Hope
NAMI's logo symbolizes the iris, the subject of 130+ paintings created by Vincent van Gogh while in treatment for mental illness. As a symbol of faith, courage and hope, the iris reminds us that it can take faith and courage to be an advocate for a loved one living with mental illness -- and that the NAMI Sonoma County community is a place to find hope!

We need your help to continue our work supporting families affected by mental illness in Sonoma County. Make a donation of $5, $10 or $50 to support our Human Race team online and/or walk with us on April 28th!

Contact Whitney at 707-527-6655 ext 8 to learn more. Ask her about getting your very own NAMI Sonoma County t-shirt! (Supplies are limited).



Title of Announcement: Nutritionist - Bilingual (Spanish/English)nutrition

Salary: $59,336.82 - $72,130.88 Annually
Closing Date: 4/30/18

About the Position:  The Bilingual Nutritionist works as part of a staff team within the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program providing nutrition education and breastfeeding support to participants with a strong focus on customer service. This position will:
Interview, evaluate, and assess clients for nutritional needs and WIC eligibility
Prescribe appropriate food packages and make any needed adjustments
Educate, counsel, and refer individuals and families in the WIC program on matters of nutrition and breastfeeding support
Communicate with community agencies, health care providers, media, and other Health Services staff regarding the WIC Program
The ideal candidate will possess:
Current registration as a Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Experience providing individual and group nutrition counseling, assessments, and evaluations
Substantial knowledge of nutritional needs for infants, children, and pregnant and breastfeeding women
Exceptional communication skills to effectively work with individuals from diverse, under-served populations
Please Note: This position requires current registration as a Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or eligibility for registration. An individual hired into this position must obtain registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration within the six month probationary period. For more information on eligibility requirements, please visit The Commission on Dietetic Registration w
ebsite.
Title of Announcement:  Bi-lingual Case Manager, Community Recovery Workcasemanager

Salary:  $18 to $22 Hourly 

Intro: The full-time, non-exempt, Community & Fire Recovery Bi-lingual Case Manager Level I, II & III provides case management services to clients of Catholic Charities. Case Manager is responsible for providing client assessment to clients who were affected by the 2017 Fires; the purpose of this position is to provide long term support to families as they rebuild their homes and their lives.
Case management activities will include determining appropriate financial assistance including but not limited to access rental subsidy assistance to obtain long-term housing; facilitation of credit counseling and financial education, guiding participants with the development, implementation and monitoring of individualized opportunity plans, providing assistance with finding and accessing appropriate related community resources and assisting participants with identifying and overcoming any barriers to access services and achieving goals. Level I, II to III starting hourly rate: $18 to $22

Visit our website at www.srcharities.org/about/careers for additional information


Title of Announcement: Accounting Support Assistantaccounting

Salary: $19.95 - $24.26 Hourly 
Closing Date: 4/25/18

Intro: Grow your career with the County of Sonoma. The County of Sonoma Probation Department seeks an Accounting Support Assistant with a starting salary up to $24.26/hour*

The County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunity for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that provides continuous training and education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better our communities.

Being an Accounting Support Assistant means you will:
* Review and adjust transactions and accounts, and authorize payment in compliance with established regulations, procedures, and record keeping practices
* Screen documents for accuracy and adherence to requirements
* Post, balance, and reconcile accounts payable/receivable/subsidiary ledgers for programs, individual accounts, and purchase orders
* Authorize and maintain cost records involving the distribution of charges to individual accounts
* Assist in the preparation and reporting of financial and statistical information
* Create routine correspondence for communication with other departments, agencies, and the general public

The ideal candidate will possess:
* The ability to perform accurate data entry
* Experience performing customer service
* The ability to manage a high volume of calls
* Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
* Attention to detail and effective organizational skills

For more information, minimum qualifications, & 
to apply online , please visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331.
 

Title of Announcement: Child and Family Clinicianchildandfam

Closing Date: Unknown

Overview:The Child and Family Clinician leads a multi-disciplinary team in supporting children who are referred through social service, probation or mental health departments. The primary goal of our program is to provide children and families with services that will ensure safety, stability, and permanency. Seneca's clinical practice model integrates attachment theory to build healthy relationships, learning theory to replace negative behaviors with positive ones, and systems theory to address environmental factors.

Responsibilities
Serve as the clinical lead and work with the treatment team to provide case management and other mental health services as needed in client homes, in schools, in juvenile probation placement and in the community.
Provide non-traditional counseling, therapy, and case management services to ensure the successful transition of clients and their families to community based resources.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with community members and providers.
Presentations to community partners as it relates to assigned youth's treatment progress
Facilitate treatment team meetings which can include youth, family members, community members, Probation Officers and/or Child Welfare Workers
Participate in all treatment reviews, program staff meetings, and IEP meetings when necessary.
Assist with planning for transportation arrangements for school, therapy appointments, and court hearings.
Maintain timely and accurate clinical documentation and agency-assigned paperwork

Qualifications
Master's degree in psychology, counseling, or social work required.
Eligible to register with the BBS
Own vehicle, California driver's license and insurance.
TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other licensing or certification requirements.
Experience in working with children in out of home care preferred
Bilingual abilities a plus!


Title of Announcement: Housing Services Administrative Specialisthousing

Salary:  $53,200.69 - $64,679.85 Annually
Closing Date: 4/17/18

Intro:  In the aftermath of last October's Sonoma Complex Fires, our community's existing housing needs have grown. In order to strengthen the Community Development Commission's (CDC's) mission to provide much needed housing resources to our residents, they are hiring two experienced administrative professionals to support their Affordable Housing and Construction Services Divisions. These positions will be responsible for performing paraprofessional, technical administrative work in their assigned Division.
Each Housing Services Administrative Specialist will establish and maintain effective, supportive, and productive relationships with a variety of clients including, elderly, disabled, and low-income households, as well as consultants, community partners, and other County departments. They must possess excellent customer service and communication skills, and will ideally have administrative experience:
  • Processing documentation related to real estate transactions and property appraisal
  • Providing loan application services, including processing applications, payments, and file maintenance
  • Managing contracts, Requests for Proposal (RFP), Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Professional Services Agreements (PSA), and Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
  • Working within regulatory guidelines to obtain, implement, and/or monitor funding sources
  • Promoting program initiatives through the creation and distribution of public outreach information and informational materials
  • Managing multiple deadlines and initiatives, while professionally responding to their Division's changing priorities

Title of Announcement: Chief Deputy Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservatorchief

Salary: $81,898 - $99,534/Annually
Closing Date: 4/25/18

Intro:  The Human Services Department seeks an experienced individual for Chief Deputy Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator. The Chief Deputy Public Administrator/Public Guardian/Public Conservator acts as the legally appointed administrator for the estate of a deceased individual and the legally appointed conservator for persons found by the Courts to be unable to properly care for themselves and/or their finances. 

For more information, minimum qualifications, & to apply online, please visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE 



Salary: $8,315 - $10,108/Mo.
Closing Date: 4/23/18

Intro:  Transportation and Public Works seeks an experienced Civil Engineer. Starting salary negotiable up to $58.12/hour* ($121,303/year), plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month, and benefits!
Senior Civil Engineers in Sonoma County's Transportation and Public Works (TPW) Department are exposed to a myriad of civil engineering projects, which include bridge and road construction, traffic engineering, and hydrology. To effectively oversee this body of work, the ideal candidate must be licensed by the State of California as a Professional Engineer and have multiple years of public agency related engineering experience.

Working at the County of Sonoma offers engineers expansive opportunities for growth and development. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

* An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $950
* Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 11 holidays per year
* County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
* Eligibility for a 5% salary increase after 1040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance

*Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

For more information, minimum qualifications, & to apply online, please visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE 


Salary Range: $60,000 - $66,000
Closing Date: :  April 20, 2018

Intro: The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, is seeking an experienced well-qualified organizer to manage its grassroot advocacy program in a region that includes the nine county San Francisco Bay Area and coastal counties from the Oregon border to Monterey.

Responsibilities:
* Recruit, train and mobilize volunteers to engage on priority local, state and federal issues.
* Develop and implement grassroots advocacy campaigns in the areas of access to care; tobacco control; nutrition, physical activity and the built environment; funding for cancer research; cancer prevention, early detection and treatment; and quality of life for cancer patients.
* Establish relationships with community leaders, civic organizations and public health groups in order to expand and diversify ACS CAN volunteer base.
* Work with staff and volunteers to integrate advocacy into other American Cancer Society activities.
The Grassroots Manager works in tandem with a Government Relations Director in the region and reports to the State Grassroots Director. The position is based in Alameda.

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 5 years political and/or community organizing experience. Effective verbal, writing and listening skills. Strong computer skills and experience with electronic advocacy and social media platforms. Fluency in second language preferred.

For more information and to apply online: http://www.acscan.org/careers . Job ID: 24728
No phone calls please.
Closing Date: Continuous 

Intro: Help Sonoma County prevent future fires. Join the Department of Fire and Emergency Services as a Maintenance Worker II - Extra Help.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services seeks multiple, qualified seasonal, extra-help Maintenance Worker II's (MW II's) to work on the Chipper Program throughout Sonoma County.

MW II's provide chipper services and help the community create defensible land in case of fires. Ideal candidates for these positions will have previous chipping experience.

Maintenance Worker II's assigned to the Chipper Program positions will:
* Receive work-orders and schedule chipping service
* Tow a chipper machine to project locations
* Collect measurable data (i.e., areas of service, cubic yards of fuel, time invested)
* Document and photograph vegetation before and after chipping
* Operate a chainsaw in order to trim branches
* Provide direction to a small crew of personnel performing chipping of brush and other routine tasks
* Complete the assigned work and routine reports
* Maintain vehicles and equipment used in chipper program

This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help openings as they occur during the active status of this list.

This recruitment is open continuously and may close at any time without notice. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. For more information, minimum qualifications, & to
apply online, please visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org
or call 707-565-2331.

Title of Announcement: Job Developer  Bi-lingual jobdevelop

Salary: $18.50- $22.50 

Intro:  
DEPARTMENT: Workforce Development 
As a non-exempt/ full time GIRE employee you will be eligible for 2 weeks paid vacation, up to 10 paid holidays, paid sick leave, medical, dental and vision coverage, health reimbursement account (medical), Life & AD&D insurance, employee assistance program, a 20% discount in Goodwill retail stores, and more!  

The Job Developer will engage in a variety of marketing activities among employers, government, and community agencies, Job Link, and Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire (GIRE) in an effort to facilitate the fulfillment of employment needs for employers and people looking for work.  The Job Developer may provide services to persons with barriers to employment, persons who are disadvantaged, and/or persons with disabilities.  Depending upon the program, services may be provided to individuals, groups, or a combination thereof.

Minorities and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Please select our Benefits tab go to www.gire.org to view the job description and apply.

Contact Phone Number (707) 5230550

Title of Announcement: Navigator/Job Link jopblink

Salary: $18.50-$20.50  

Intro:   
DEPARTMENT: Workforce Development 
As a non-exempt/ full time GIRE employee you will be eligible for 2 weeks paid vacation, up to 10 paid holidays, paid sick leave, medical, dental and vision coverage, health reimbursement account (medical), Life & AD&D insurance, employee assistance program, a 20% discount in Goodwill retail stores, and more!  

The primary Goal of the Bi- Lingual (Spanish/English) Job Link Navigator is to greet and engage customers upon entering Sonoma County Job Link's Resource Center. The Navigator is responsible for registering clients as Job Link members as well as identifying client needs that lead to securing employment. The Job Link Navigator will engage in a wide variety of tasks in an effort to assist job seeking clients as well as creating an engaging and welcoming environment.

Minorities and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Please select our Benefits tab go to www.gire.org to view the job description and apply.

Contact Phone Number (707) 5230550



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