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Volunteer Training Series #3
Best Practices for Assisting Homeless Individuals
Monday, March 5th, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Training Location:  Catholic Charities Administrative Office  (Education Center)
987 Airway Court, Santa Rosa
The title for this training will focus on Engagement and  Best Practices for Assisting Homeless Individuals  in our Community and will be facilitated by the Catholic Charities Homeless Outreach Street Team (H.O.S.T)

Our very own H.O.S.T staff members will present an informative training and discussion on best practices they use to assist those experiencing homelessness. This training will be a broad overview on how to interact with homeless individuals, both within our agency and within our community. The H.O.S.T team will give helpful insight on ways to interact and speak to homeless individuals. Catholic Charities staff members will also give tips on how to de-escalate an angry or upset homeless individual, when you should/shouldn't give money or engage, and best ways to serve them (give them a hand-up, not a handout). 

Catholic Charities Learning Series training's are open to all!

They are a great way for you to meet other staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities, to learn more about all of our programs and also, how they connect with the work that you do.   This is a training that you do not want to miss!!

*Refreshments will be provided*

Attendance is optional, registration is requested.  To RSVP, use the link below. 

Following up on the announcement you received last week, Community Foundation Sonoma County and Napa Valley Community Foundation have engaged the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) to survey nonprofit organizations in Sonoma and Napa counties about the impact of, and their response to, the October 2017 Northern California wildfires. 

The Community Foundations are seeking to learn about your fire response, community needs, and your organizational needs. As a nonprofit leader, your input is crucial to help inform fire recovery efforts.

You can access your survey here:  Take the Survey

The deadline for responses is March 2nd  The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and you can access your survey at any time by clicking the link above.  If you exit the survey, you can use this link to be returned to the point where you left off.

Your responses are confidential.
 CEP does not share individual results or identifying characteristics of respondents with the Community Foundations.

Your input matters. Your insights will help the community learn more about the needs of local nonprofits and fire survivors.

If you have questions regarding the content of the survey, please contact Jordan Metro at (415) 391-3070 ext. 175, or via email at If you have technical questions about the survey, please contact Carly Marchioni at 866-545-0800 ext. 255, or via email at

volunteer opportunities

Financial Coach
The Financial Stability program trains volunteers to conduct one-on-one financial coaching to individuals, families, and youth. Volunteers will assist individuals in developing the skills needed to build assets and economic stability that will increase their ability to become self-sufficient. Financial Coaches offer continued support to clients so that they can meet their goals and tackle challenges. You will meet with clients one-on-one and provide assistance with goal setting, planning, problem-solving, and brainstorming. The goal is to help the client reduce debt, improve credit score, build assets, and accomplish goals through behavior change.  Finance experience welcomed, but not required.
Donation Delivery Assistant
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa is in need of volunteers to assist at our Restyle Marketplace. Restyle is the organizations thrift store. We are in need of volunteer to go out on truck deliveries with a staff member and assist him with donation pick-ups. Donation delivery pick-up days are typically on Tuesdays and or Fridays from 10:00am-2:00pm Will require lifting of 50lbs or more with assistance.
Alzheimer's Shaw Day Center Volunteer
Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to assist in our Shaw Day Center for Memory Care. Our program runs Monday - Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm, and scheduling is flexible. Volunteers work in our day center and assist in activity programming for people with dementia, assist staff with clients during meals, and more! As a volunteer, you will be part of a strong community that provides essential supports to individuals with dementia and their families. Volunteers must complete a background check and pass a TB Test.
If you are interested, or have questions, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Noreen Mendoza at or at (707)528-8712ext.160.

No Such Thing As a Bad Kid
When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm
Location: North Coast Builders Exchange  |1030 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa
Speaker: Charlie Appelstein
Topics: Understanding & Responding to At-Risk Children & Youth Using a Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Approach
Strategies for Responding to Kids & Families Affected by the Northern California Fires
Cost: Free
Please contact Anne Barron with any questions regarding this training at (707) 585-6108 x1150 or

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Title of Announcement: Network Analyst netwrok

Salary:  $89,120.03 - $108,321.54 Annually
Closing Date: 2/27/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

About the Position
As a Network Analyst, you will function as the primary technical support provider for multiple business systems. Interacting on a regular basis with departments and end-users, you will recommend and implement systems and processes to meet business needs. Additionally, you will provide application, database, server, and network infrastructure solution administration. Implementation support may include design, testing, deployment, maintenance, monitoring, documentation, and troubleshooting.
The ideal candidate for our team will possess:
  • Extensive experience administering enterprise applications and infrastructure
  • Ex perience supporting and administering:
    • Microsoft System Center Suite
    • Cisco Unified Messaging and Collaboration
    • Cisco Routing and Switching
    • VMWare vSphere
    • Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • CommVault Backup and Recovery
  • Knowledge of:
    • ITIL processes and terminology
    • Identity Management
    • Documentation of systems and procedures
    • Scripting (PowerShell, C#, SQL)
    • Security compliance monitoring and reporting
    • Server, router, and switch hardware configuration and troubleshooting
Title of Announcement: Probation Camp Welding Instructorweld

Salary: $5,066.48 - $6,160.48 Monthly
Closing Date: Continuous

Intro: The County of Sonoma Probation Department is seeking a highly skilled welder to teach at the Sonoma County Probation Camp. The Welding Instructor at the County Probation Camp in Forestville instructs adolescents who are under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. This position trains and supervises a group of youth offenders who perform vocational work for a variety of government and private agencies, as well as oversees the Welding shop; manages welding product orders, assists in the carpentry shop, and transports youth offenders.

The most desirable candidate for this position will possess:
* Experience teaching welding skills
* Coursework and/or experience in welding
* Experience with project management
* Experience working with adolescents participating in the juvenile justice system and managing behavior expectations
* The ability to instruct on basic electrical wiring, plumbing, and/or landscaping is desirable

Probation Camp Welding Instructors function as peace officers in the supervision of offenders. Individuals permanently hired into this job class serve a probationary period of one year and are expected to complete training as required by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, generally within the one year of employment.

Title of Announcement: Community Engagement Coordinator engagement

Salary: $45,666.19 - $55,517.39 Annually
Closing Date: 2/28/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Intro: The Community Engagement Coordinator delivers culturally relevant programs, services, and events that connect people to parks. This position develops innovative partnerships, represents Regional Parks at events, delivers services in English and Spanish, and assists with outreach, marketing, and communications efforts for a variety of audiences. The Community Engagement Coordinator supports Regional Park's equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. 
Responsibilities will also include:
  • Expanding community-based partnerships and building relationships with a diverse audiences to overcome barriers for accessing park programs, services, and participation in community events and meetings
  • Preparing reports relevant to increasing park access (i.e. community needs assessments, resource inventories, best practices research, program surveys) 
  • Coordinating the vehicle entry pass program
  • Supporting stewardship activities and volunteerism to care for parks and trails
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Demonstrated experience assisting with programs and special events to engage diverse audiences
  • Experience coordinating outreach activities
  • An understanding of the principles of community engagement, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • The ability to work collaboratively, and be self-motivated and goal-oriented

Title of Announcement: Deputy Sheriff I, II & Court Security - Extra-Helpcourt

Multiple law enforcement positions available. Come to beautiful Sonoma County and become a Deputy Sheriff!

We offer 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. You can also look forward to some excellent benefits*, including:

* A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month 
* An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $750 
* Bilingual premium pay of $0.95 cents per hour in addition to the hourly pay rate 
* Premium pay for specialty assignments, ranging from 2.5% to 10.0% 
* Differential pay for swing and graveyard shifts 
* Onsite workout facilities 
* Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 11 holidays per year 
* Significant County paid premium contribution to several health plan options 

*Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Deputy Sheriffs' Association Memorandum Of Understanding (DSA MOU). Bilingual positions require English and Spanish skills at either the basic or fluent level.

Intro: The Family Advocacy Support and Stabilization Team (FASST) works in conjunction with Sonoma County Behavioral Health case managers, who have identified youth who are at risk of hospitalization or have recently returned to their home after a 5585/5150 hospitalization. FASST clients are high risk of relapsing.
The FASST clinician will provide 1-2x weekly direct services to the client caseload of 10-15 clients, and be comfortable manning a Spanish Crisis/ warm-line. The FASST clinician will collaborate with the county case manager and will attend the 1x weekly FASST meeting at Sonoma County Behavioral Health. The FASST clinician is experienced in providing psycho-education and coaching parents on how to manage mental health crises, will have experience in assessing clients and family systems for safety and risk behaviors, and is an effective and proactive communicator. Services are provided in the community and home settings of the client. The FASST clinician is expected to drive their own vehicle in order to perform the duties of this position. Bicultural preferred, Bilingual (English/Spanish) is required. Flexible schedule is available and possibility of working a weekend day in lieu of a weekday is available. Supervision toward MFT and/or LPCC is available.
  • Conduct mini assessments and completes treatment plan 
  • Engage primary caregiver, youth and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement
  • Clearly and concisely document treatment efforts via electronic medical record keeping system (MediCal billing through Tier) meeting expected organizational timelines 
  • Maintain 65% billable productivity throughout each month
  • Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system (Sonoma County Behavioral Health).
  • Provide direct clinical treatment using methods consistent with Evidence Based Practices (Triple P, DTQI, Crisis Interventions, CBT) Participate in all trainings, supervision, and consultation activities.
  • Provide intensive therapy and case management services to case load between 10-15 High Risk, Specialty Mental Health clients who live in at home or foster homes
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and training, as well as weekly individual supervision and monthly program supervision
  • Remain open-minded and respectful to diverse cultural and individual values and practices.
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish
  • A Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related subject area required.
  • Licensed or a registered intern with the California Board of Behavioral Science, preferred, may be MHRS with 4 years full-time experience and completion of MA degree in related field
  • Fingerprint clearance through DOJ
  • A valid California driver's license, personal automobile for use on the job, insurable by SHS' insurance policy based on DMV record and personal vehicle insurance.
  • Foundational knowledge of working with  youth at risk of suicidal thoughts/attempts
  • Ability to organize, schedule, and efficiently use time to complete all duties and responsibilities assigned.
Title of Announcement: Community & Fire Recovery Bi-lingual Case Manager Level I, II & III  firerecovery

Salary: $18 to $22

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

Salary: $14.95 - $18.18 hourly

Salary: $46.91 - $65.57/Hr.
Closing Date: Continuous

Intro: Join a collegial team of attorneys and staff committed to public service and quality of life in beautiful Sonoma County!
County Counsel's Land Use Practice Group seeks highly motivated attorneys with excellent research and writing skills, the ability to think strategically and creatively, and the desire to assume responsibility and work cooperatively on complex, fast-moving projects for this Temporary, Extra-Help position. Ideal candidates for the position will possess experience in private project review, CEQA compliance, code enforcement, housing law and finance, and/or the drafting and interpretation of land use ordinances, plans, and policies as well as public law litigation experience, including trial work.
Qualifications for this position requires current, active membership in the State Bar of California, AND:

At the II level: One year of legal experience practicing civil or governmental law as a licensed attorney

At the III level: Two years of legal experience practicing civil law as a licensed attorney, at least one year of which was with a public agency performing duties comparable to a Deputy County Counsel II; or comparable experience in private practice.

For more information & to
apply online, visit or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply Now!

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Title of Announcement: Employee Benefits Manager employebenfe

Salary: $95,819 - $116,482/An.
Closing Date: 2/27/18

Intro: The Employee Benefits Manager is responsible for the design, development, implementation, management, administration, marketing, and communication of all health and welfare benefit programs provided to County of Sonoma employees, retirees, and their dependents. This position requires a related degree and four yrs of professional related experience. 

For more information and to
apply online, visit us at:

To download full description: Click Here

Salary: $4,290 - $5,216/Mo.
Closing Date: 2/26/18

Intro: This position will be assigned to the SomonaWORKS Program.  Employment and Training Counselor I's are responsible for assessing clients' employability and developing mutually agreed upon employment and training plans. Ideal candidates will possess: experience providing counseloring or social work services; expertise in case management practices, and strong verbal and written communication abilities.

For more information and to apply online, visit us at

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Open until filled. 

Intro: The Graton Day Labor Center seeks a committed and energetic Workforce Organizer to join our team of passionate community changers. Nestled in beautiful Graton, the Graton Day Labor Center offers a variety of programs to individuals looking for day labor work including English classes, case management, job connections, and more!

The Workforce Organizer will be responsible for workforce development trainings, program management, outreach, hiring and job dispatch, advocacy, leadership development and social justice organizing. 

2 years of community organizing experience, Bachelor's degree, and fluency in Spanish and English required. 

Join the movement!

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Christy Lubin, Executive Director at . Should you have any questions please call the office at (707) 829-1864 .

Title of Announcement: Park Aide - Extra Helpparkaide

Sala ry:  $14.52 - $17.65 Hourly
Closing Date: Continuous

Intro: The Sonoma County Regional Parks department is seeking applicants to fill multiple intermittent, extra-help Park Aide positions.
Working in locations across the County, Park Aides assist in routine park operations such as:
Collecting day-use and camping fees
Assisting park visitors
Registering campers
Explaining park rules
Performing maintenance and janitorial tasks

Some of the positions will be assigned work through the Environmental Discovery Center (EDC) of Sonoma County. The EDC provides an array of informative and interactive displays, as well as interpretive projects designed to delight children. Park Aides assigned to the EDC or Tolay Fall Festival will assist in providing an educational and teaching component to elementary school classes visiting the EDC and other parks during the school year. Training in park rules, procedures, interpretation, and operations is provided.
Work locations may vary and work assignments include irregular hours on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. A candidate's flexibility in work days and work hours is highly desirable and may be a factor in hiring decisions. Park Aides are required to wear a County issued uniform and will receive a voucher toward the purchase of safety boots.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and work experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, this would include experience in a position involving public contact, or performing janitorial, and/or physical manual labor. Coursework or training in park management, natural resources, forestry, environmental studies, or a closely related field is desirable.

Desirable Certifications: Possession of a valid American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation and an Emergency Cardiac Care card is desirable.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of: basic janitorial techniques; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to: follow oral and written instructions; use hand tools and light machines; perform moderately heavy physical manual labor; detect safety hazards within a park area and report problems to supervisor; prepare a simple record of daily fees on a standardized form; deal effectively and tactfully with the public and County personnel; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures; tactfully explain rules, regulations, laws and ordinances; safely drive and operate light motorized vehicles.

To Apply: Click Here

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