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April is  #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth !
Our Community Partner, Verity, has  THIRTY-TWO events that they are either hosting or attending, and we'd love to see some friendly faces at them! Check out their public calendar at  for event details and locations -- there's at least one event in every city or town in the County!
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Hi Art Friends,
Blasted Art Gallery is excited to present Sonoma County artists Nancy H Dempster, Dayana Leon, and Michael Dirk Risch for our upcoming show.
This date coincides with the SOFA Arts District First Friday event in Santa Rosa, so other art galleries and artists' studios will be open to the public that evening.
Leon's work emerges from a socio-political narrative, whereas Dempster and Risch are working from a more intuitive, experimental place. Aside from differing aesthetics and creative pursuits, these three artists have in common a spirit of invention, refinement and exploration in their work.
We truly hope that all art lovers in Sonoma County and in the Bay Area will get an opportunity to see this unique work!

10th Annual Sonoma County Blue Ribbon Training & Luncheon

We believe that every child has a right to a safe childhood free of violence. April is national Child Abuse Awareness Month. Please join us in raising awareness throughout Sonoma County!

We are proud to have Azim N. Khamisa as our
Trainer and Keynote Speaker for the 10th annual
Sonoma County Blue Ribbon Training & Luncheon.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Training: 8:30am - 11:30am | Cost: Free
Luncheon: 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Cost: $40

Keynote Speaker Azim N. Khamisa
will deliver a timely and inspiring speech during the luncheon:
The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit;
How to Bounce Back from Life's Hardest Hits.

Friedman Event Center
4676 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa

          Register Now

Free Landscape Design Templates for the Fire Rebuild
The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership and partners are developing free landscape design templates to help fire victims get back in their homes faster, while encouraging long-term environmental sustainability.  Sonoma County residents are invited to attend two community input sessions to participate in the development of these landscape design templates, which will help define the look, feel, and functionality of the landscapes in the neighborhoods being rebuilt.
The Non-profit group Daily Acts and Ann Baker Landscape Architecture will be leading the Community Input Sessions on the evening April 5th at the Finley Community Center from 6-8pm., with support from the Sonoma County Water Agency, City of Santa Rosa, Equinox Landscapes, and Foresite Mapping. The first half hour of the meetings will be devoted to socializing, meeting local builders and other contract professionals and reviewing a number of concept plans for different landscape aesthetics and features. There will be a brief presentation followed by small group design charrettes and a facilitated discussion providing a summary of feedback and next steps. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Designed to be scalable, these landscape templates will be available to the public to help meet the permitting requirements associated with the installation of new landscapes. Community input is vital to ensure that these templates will be useful and provide the values and looks desired by Sonoma County residents.
For updates on this project, please sign up for the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership's e-newsletter at

Clases de Technología: Introducción básica al Internet


Una clase para aprender los básicos de usar Internet. Aprende los elementos esenciales para tener más éxito con las computadoras.

El cupo de la clase está limitado a diez (10) participantes.

Por favor inscríbase en persona en el Mostrador.

Windsor Regional Library
9291 Old Redwood Highway, Bldg. 100, Windsor

Santa Rosa Junior College and North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP) invite proposals for workshops, presentations, panels, and performances for our second-annual We the Future Social Justice Conference, which will be held at SRJC Petaluma on Friday April 13, 2018 from 9am to 3pm and is FREE AND OPEN TO ALL. You can submit a proposal here: PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!

Last year's inaugural conference attracted nearly 400 participants and drew people together from all walks of life, from college and high-school students to longtime local activists representing varied groups including Graton Day Labor Center, LGBTQ Connection, Community Action Coalition, Homeless Action! and the Police Brutality Coalition of Sonoma County.

We encourage proposals that address this year's theme: "Feeding Ourselves, Feeding Our Souls." This year's topic reflects both the issues of social justice in the realm of food, as well as the urgent concern with healing, nourishing, and building healthy communities in the aftermath of the devastating North Bay fires. Proposals for workshops that are hands-on and interactive, and that address the connection between social justice, personal and community wellbeing, and equitable access to resources will be prioritized.

In keeping with this theme, our keynote speaker will be Nikki Silvestri, a thought leader on issues of food justice and sustainability who was named one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans by The Root magazine.

We hope to see you at the conference! You can also register to attend, table at our Resource Fair, or volunteer at Those who register will enjoy free lunch and live music at noon by SLV, the new critically-acclaimed project of Sandra Lilia Velasquez, formerly of alt-Latin group Pistolera, who performs soulful Chicana protest songs that mix pop, electronic, hip-hop, and world genres comparable to Sade, Santigold, Ana Tijoux, and Little Dragon.

This fiesta is open to everyone - we especially want families who have lost their children's book libraries in the fires to be able to get some new books, but we also want other families to be able to stock more books for their children.  Thanks to the generosity of our donors we have 100s of new children's books for kiddos aged 0-12 to GIVE away

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
or call 707-565-2331.

Title of Announcement: Juvenile Correctional Counselor Ijuvenile

Salary: $26.28 Hourly 
Closing Date: 4/16/18

Intro: The Juvenile Correctional Counselor (JCC) I position is a challenging and rewarding start to a career helping youth in our community. In addition to learning the fundamental principles of the juvenile justice system, JCC's have the unique opportunity to use their skills to directly and positively influence the course of a young person's life.

As a JCC I, you will perform a wide variety of duties related to the care, guidance, and supervision of juvenile offenders. Responsibilities include:
* Communicating directly with detained youths on an individual or group basis
* Maintaining on-going security checks, and overseeing and directing the activities of youth offenders detained in Probation facilities
* Performing minor clerical duties, including data entry into justice systems databases
* Transporting youths to and from various locations
* Maintaining the cleanliness and order of the facility

Candidates with experience working with challenging populations (i.e. youth/adults with mental health conditions, youth/adult offenders, trouble youth) is highly desirable.
Title of Announcement: Job Developer  Bi-lingual jobdevelop

Salary: $18.50- $22.50 

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 to view the job description and apply.

Contact Phone Number (707) 5230550

Title of Announcement: Navigator/Job Link jopblink

Salary: $18.50-$20.50  

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 to view the job description and apply.

Contact Phone Number (707) 5230550
Title of Announcement: Health Services Public Information Analysthealthservices

Salary:$5,814 - $7,068 Monthly
Closing Date: 4/10/18

Intro:  The Health Services Public Information Analyst coordinates the Department of Health Services media relations, marketing, and external communication programs through messaging, websites, and social media. This position reports to the Director of Health Services, and will work closely with the staff to assist in planning for legislative advocacy issues, informational and educational outreach, and presentations and coordination of public meetings and hearings. 

For more information & to apply online, visit  or call 707-565-2331. .
Title of Announcement: Sheriff's Office Dispatcher I sheriff

Salary:  $4,355 - $5,292/Mo.

Intro: Join our Team - Accept the Challenge
Become a Sheriff's Office Dispatcher
No Experience Required!

In addition to a starting salary up to $30.43/hour ($63,511/year), approximately $600/month cash allowance, opportunities for premium pay assignments, and a generous benefits package that includes wellness and professional development funds, this position offers automatic career advancement to Dispatcher II. Candidates with English/Spanish bilingual skills and out-of-state applicants are encouraged to apply! If you're looking for competitive salary and benefits, camaraderie, on-going training and support, career growth, and fun, this is the opportunity to find your workplace home and family.

For more information & to apply online, please visit  or call 707-565-2331
Title of Announcement: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselorvocations

Salary:  $4,118.00 - $5,920.00
Closing Date: 4/9/18

Intro: The Department of Rehabilitation in Santa Rosa is recruiting for a 12 month limited term Rehabilitation Counselor position that may be extended and/or may become permanent pending budget approval. The final filing date is April 9, 2018. 

Limited term positions are an excellent way for individuals with a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related field to enter a rewarding career in state government. 

The position is located in the City of Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma. The County of Sonoma is rich in resources, both social service and natural. It is located only one hour from San Francisco, close to the bay, with a rich variety of hiking trails and in the heart of the wine country. 

Applicants may also reach out to me if they have additional questions:  Carmen Salgado, SSMI at
The following is a direct link to the job announcement, online exam and application:
Title of Announcement: Planner I, II & IIIplanner

Salary: $4,525 - $7,633/Mo.
Closing Date: 4/11/18

Intro: Permit Sonoma is now hiring Planners at the I, II, & III levels. Join Sonoma County and find expansive opportunities 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. 

For more information, benefits, & to apply online, please visit or call 707-565-2331. EOE. Apply by 4/11/18

Download full job descriptions:

Title of Announcement: Bilingual Community Advocate  communiyt

Salary : $16.50 - $18.50 Hourly

Position Summary:  The Bilingual Community Advocate is stationed at Sonoma Works and is responsible for providing assistance and resource information to victims of domestic violence. The Sonoma Works Bilingual Community Advocate acts as an intake worker for the Season of Sharing fund, screens applicants, and assists with the completion of forms.

At the heart of the YWCA's programs are our domestic violence and sexual assault services. We provide a wide range of services to victims of domestic violence and their children so they can heal, become self-sufficient, and return productively to the community.

This is a high-profile, public-interaction position requiring a high degree of compassion, professionalism, and a constant awareness that the employee is often the first non-law enforcement contact the victim encounters. The Bilingual Community Advocate is truly an 'ambassador' for the organization. Public presentations about domestic violence issues are occasionally required. The Bilingual Community Advocate must be available to be on a rotating on-call schedule, and be responsive to phone calls and to immediate law enforcement advocate requests.

Prerequisite Qualifications: The candidate must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for employment in this position:
* Bilingual/Spanish required.
* Any combination of education, training and experience that would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities above.
* Good to excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including ability to relate to diverse client and community population via telephone and in person.
* Two years' work or volunteer experience in a human services setting preferred.
* High school diploma or equivalent.
* Bachelor's Degree preferred.
* Willingness to be "on-call", work nights, holidays and/or weekends.
* TB test and drug screen (provided by agency).
* Ability to pass agency and requisite law enforcement criminal background checks.
* Valid driver's license, current auto insurance, ability to transport self to job-related events and education locations.
* Experience with Windows operating system.

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover Letter to with "Community Advocate Sonoma Works" in subject line. 

Title of Announcement: Associate MFT/ACSW - Paid Internshipmft

Salary:  $12 - $14 hourly

Job summary:  Under the direction of the Therapy Program Manager and our team of Clinical Supervisors, the MFT/ACSW Associate provides direct clinical services to women, men, children, and families who have either experienced or witnessed domestic violence or who have experienced or are at risk of abuse. Individual, family, and group work may be performed depending on intern skill set and interest and on assignment availability. This position includes: providing direct psychotherapy treatment, performing client psychosocial assessments, developing treatment plans and guiding the treatment process, developing exit plans, providing psychological and emotional support to clients, facilitating client support groups, adhering to client confidentiality standards, training in trauma informed therapy and participating in individual as well as two hours of group supervision each week. In an attempt to foster greater client empowerment, all direct psychotherapy treatment duties are to be carried out through a client-driven model through which client input heavily shapes treatment plans and goals. This position requires a minimum a one year commitment that may be extended at the agreement of both parties.

Prerequisite Qualifications:  The candidate must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for employment in this position:
* Experience working with children, adolescents and families preferred.
* Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including ability to relate to diverse client and community population via telephone and in person.
* Master's Degree from accredited college or university in the field of marriage and family counseling, social work or psychology and/or all academic preparation required for licensing or internship as defined by state licensing requirements.
* Must be currently licensed as a MFT, ASW, or working towards the fulfillment of associate hours under the supervision of appropriately licensed MFT or psychologist licensed per the State of California's requirements.
* Satisfactorily pass a drug screen (provided by agency).
* Satisfactorily pass background check and DOJ fingerprint clearance.
* Valid driver's license, current auto insurance, ability to transport self to job-related events and education locations
* Experience with Windows operating system.

TO APPLY: To apply please send a cover letter and a resume to with "Associate MFT/ACSW - Paid Internship" in subject line. 

Title of Announcement: Preschool Teacher presachool

Salary: $14-$16

Intro: At the heart of the YWCA's programs are our domestic violence services. We provide a wide range of services to victims of domestic violence and their children so they can heal, become self-sufficient, and return productively to the community.

Position Summary: Working under the direction of the Center Director/Site Supervisor and in collaboration with the other teaching staff, teachers are responsible for developing and implementing a quality childcare program that helps develop children's physical, social/emotional, and cognitive areas of development. This can include, but is not limited to, modeling positive communication, nurturance, and effective problem-solving skills. Responsible for planning classroom and small group activities around weekly themes and children's skill set, setting-up and cleaning-up activities, assisting with the arrival and departure of children, and maintaining appropriate classroom records. Teachers develop and maintain professional communication and dialogue with parents and hold bi-annual parent/teacher conferences with the family of their primary group of students. They also complete necessary assessments for children and participate in all Center activities.

Distinguishing Characteristics :This is the journey level of the Child Care career ladder. This classification works with less supervision than the Child Care Assistant, but recognizes all levels of experience have a role in the team. This classification must meet and maintain no less than the minimum qualifications to meet State of California, Title 5 requirements (minimum: Teacher Permit,12-24 Early Childhood Education, ECE, units ), including professional growth activities. The Site Supervisor is the next level in the career ladder and is responsible for site supervision.

Title of Announcement: Voter Registration Clerk - Extra Helpvoter

Salary: $15.52  $18.88 Hourly

Intro:The Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Office is hiring multiple Voter Registration Clerks to work the 2018 Election season from mid-April to mid-June. For more information & to apply online, visit  or call 707-565-2331 . EOE Apply Now!

Title of Announcement: Detention Specialist I  detention

Salary: $41,011.91 - $49,840.43 Annually
Closing Date: Continuous

Intro: Supporting law enforcement is an exciting and challenging opportunity for someone who thrives in a fast paced e nvironment. Detention Specialists work in County detention facilities, alongside law enforcement and incarcerated individuals. They learn to perform the full range of administrative, clerical, and legal document processing duties related to booking, custody alternatives, records processing, and reception. As Detention Specialists gain experience and seniority they gain more flexibility in selecting different shifts, and the opportunity for career advancement to Detention Specialist II ($21.55 - $26.20 hour). To be a successful Detention Specialist you must:
  • Work swiftly, in stressful situations, to manage multiple requests at one time
  • Remain calm, clear, and in control when working with difficult or irate individuals
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Possess effective problem solving skills, empathy, patience, and common sense
  • Have customer service experience. Cash handling experience is highly desired
Being a Detention Specialist can be demanding, but for those who have passion for this work, you will be rewarded with camaraderie and the ability to help others in your community. Although these positions require minimal or no physical contact with inmates, Detention Specialist do work in close proximity to and interact with inmates (e.g., answering questions, exchanging paperwork and property, etc.). Detention Specialists are required to work day, swing, and graveyard shifts, weekends, holidays, other shift assignments, and overtime. They are also subject to the departmental policies, including uniform requirements and standards of conduct.

Title of Announcement: Animal Health Technician- Extra Help

Salary:$21.31 - $25.91 Hourly
Closing Date: Continuous

Intro: The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services is seeking a qualified individual to fill an intermittent, extra-help Animal Health Technician position at the Sonoma County Animal Shelter.

As an Animal Health Technician, you will assist veterinarians with the provision of healthcare to animals. Duties include:
  • Conducting examinations
  • Administering daily treatments, medications, and vaccines
  • Assisting with surgeries
  • Performing humane euthanasia
  • Assessing temperament of animals
  • Implementing behavioral modification plans as directed by the shelter supervisor
  • Assisting in the maintenance of sanitary kennels and shelter facilities
  • Leading the work of volunteers
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Experience working as an Animal Health Technician
  • A Registered Veterinary Technician license (formerly known as an Animal Health Technician Certificate) issued by the Veterinary Medical Board
  • A Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit (VACSP)

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