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LSP ANNUAL SURVEY

We would appreciate if you could take 10 minutes of your time to take our annual LSP survey.
This survey will help us continue to build a healthier community by serving and strengthening Latino families and children, and reducing disparities related to ethnicity or race within Sonoma County.
As a thank you, you will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for 2018 Sonoma County Fair Tickets!

Le agradeceríamos si pudiera tomarse 10 minutos de su tiempo para realizar nuestra encuesta LSP anual. Esta encuesta nos ayudará a continuar construyendo una comunidad más saludable al servir y fortalecer a las familias y niños latinos, y reducir las disparidades relacionadas con la etnia o la raza dentro del condado de Sonoma.
Como agradecimiento, ¡tendrán la oportunidad de participar en un sorteo de entradas para la Feria del Condado de Sonoma 2018!

Salud Acción (Health Action) es una asociación de líderes locales, organizaciones e individuos dedicados a mejorar la salud y el bienestar y a reducir las inequidades en el condado de Sonoma.
Para lograr su misión, Salud Acción se enfoca en tres áreas de impacto: una vida larga y saludable, logros educativos y un estándar de vida cómodo.
El "Gravenstein" Grupo Local de Salud Acción está organizando pláticas para escuchar de los residentes del districto y West County es un local importante. Queremos saber lo que les importa a Uds. en cuanto a su salud en general, incluyendo cosas como su bienestar económico, educación, aceso a transporte, etc.  Nos gustaría explorar estratégias para abordar estas prioridades.





If you are a nonprofit or educational organization looking for ways to develop your volunteer program, the AmeriCorps VIP program may be able to help!

The AmeriCorps VIP program places AmeriCorps members within nonprofits and educational organizations to build volunteer programs. Central to the work of the AmeriCorps VIP program are the target outcomes of developing effective, sustainable volunteer programs, and developing partnerships with businesses to increase support of these programs.

A well-designed volunteer program can make an agency stronger and more sustainable, increase the quality and quantity of service available to clients, reduce staff stress, usher in greater innovation, and increase capacity for impact.

The AmeriCorps VIP program's ultimate goal is to help nonprofits and educational organizations get more work done by utilizing best practices in volunteer program management.

If your organization is interested in developing its volunteer program and hosting an AmeriCorps member, please schedule a free consultation with an AmeriCorps VIP program representative. The representative will help determine if your agency qualifies to host an AmeriCorps VIP Fellow.

Please contact Lucas Valelly at  lvalelly@napacoe.org  or (707) 217-8544 to schedule a free consultation.
Title of Announcement: Eligibility Specialist I - English and Bilingual eligibility

Salary: $3,905 - $4,746/Mo.
Closing Date: 5/10/18

Intro:  Begin a Rewarding Career as an Eligibility Specialist I! Eligibility Specialists interview clients to obtain and evaluate personal information in order to determine eligibility for benefits. Eligibility Specialist positions may be assigned to a high volume call center environment in the Economic Assistance Division.

After successful completion of the one-year probationary period, incumbents in the position of Eligibility Specialist I are promoted to Eligibility Specialist II. The Eligibility Specialist series (I/II/Senior/Supervisor) provides an excellent career path for candidates interested in pursuing a career in public service. 

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


Salary:
Analyst I: $71,796.94 - $87,283.36 Annually
Analyst II: $78,976.63 - $96,007.52 Annually

Intro: Employee Benefits Analysts analyze and manage programs related to health and welfare benefit programs provided to County of Sonoma employees, retirees, and their dependents - a customer base of over 10,000 individuals. Benefit programs include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), IRC Section 125 flexible spending programs, and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA).

The Employee Benefits Analyst role requires considerable knowledge of complex and changing laws and administrative regulations affecting health and wellness programs. Incumbents are expected to exercise significant discretion and independent judgment while performing their duties pursuant to laws, regulations, policies, administrative rules, and procedures.



Title of Announcement: Part-Time Swim Lesson Coordinatorymca

Salary: $13.00 per hour, 29 hours per week

Intro: 
Under the supervision of the Aquatics Director, this position is responsible for the delivery, administration, and evaluation of the swim lesson program and the swim lesson operations in accordance with the policies, procedures and standards established by the Sonoma County Family YMCA. Engage in active listening with members and program participants in order to build relationships, understand individual's goals and interests, and take the initiative to assist in the achievement of those goals.  The Swim Lesson Coordinator will ensure member satisfaction by providing exemplary service.  YMCA aquatic staff must be supportive of other employees and able to work together as a team. They must present themselves in an exemplary manner while on duty, be self-reliant and able to work well with parents and members. They also must wear appropriate uniform at all times and follow the YMCA dress code standards.

Salary: $38.82 - $47.19 Hourly
Closing Date: Continuous 

Intro: The Department of Health Services seeks motivated, experienced, Behavioral Health Registered Nurses 
Psychiatric Nurses work on multi-disciplinary teams, providing medication education and adherence support services, mental status examinations, treatment planning, crisis intervention, and medical case management. These services are provided in close collaboration with psychiatrists, case managers, primary care doctors, pharmacies, and laboratory services. 

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


Salary:  $20 Per Hour; Competitive Benefits Package

Position Summary: 
LandPaths seeks an individual with a passion for building a diverse, healthy and whole community connected with the land. The ideal candidate is driven, energetic and creative; excels in an active work environment, is committed to equity in access to nature, and loves the outdoors. The IOOBY Field Specialist
will provide day-to-day field implementation of LandPaths' IOOBY program, an award-winning, innovative field-based education and nature-immersion program for elementary youth. The IOOBY Field Specialist will represent LandPaths in the classroom and in the field in a manner that builds collaboration with teachers, parents and volunteers, and fellow Field Specialists to implement specifically designed curriculum and "teachable moments" in the field.

The IOOBY Field Specialist is responsible for implementing effective environmental education and immersion excellence according to curriculum, all day-of-program logistics, and safety. The IOOBY Field Specialist is responsible for knowing best practices and lesson plan content, and providing daily reflections of the effectiveness of the program and the response of participants including quotes, photographs and teacher input.

Experience and Qualifications:
A successful candidate will likely have significant experience leading youth programs, including the following qualifications:
  • A genuine passion for rooting youth in nature and for equity in access to nature;
  • Experience working with youth;
  • Comfort and confidence in the outdoors;
  • Experience leading groups;
  • Detail oriented, well organized;
  • Strong communication skills: articulate with proven ability to write effectively and speak persuasively, willing to have difficult conversations to build community;
  • Bi-lingual and/or having a significant cross-cultural experience or understanding;
  • HS diploma or equivalent, some college and or relevant work experience
Please submit brief cover letter and resume to hr@landpaths.org. This position is open until filled.
Title of Announcement: Housing Locator housing

Salary:  $58,293.27 - $70,878.59 Annually
Closing Date:  5/14/2018

Intro: The CDC is dedicated to promoting decent and affordable housing in Sonoma County, and revitalizing our community. As the CDC's Housing Locator you will work to expand the number of landlords willing to work with the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program. The program connects our most vulnerable community members with property owners and managers in order to help tenants rent and live in the private housing market, and increase economic stability for property owners. As the Housing Locator you will:
  • Conduct outreach to property owners and managers, distribute program materials, and communicate the benefits of participation in the Housing Choice Voucher program
  • Build long-lasting relationships with property managers, landlords, owners, and firms to expand the scope of participation
  • Negotiate leases and contracts with participating property owners, and implement housing assistance contracts and leases between property owners and tenants
  • Perform housing unit inspections and annual re-inspections of properties for compliance with Federal housing quality standards, to include mediating owner and tenant complaints, processing terminations and claims, and assisting landlords in handling appeals
  • Assist tenants with the Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) process and landlord rental applications
  • Inform voucher holders of the full range of areas where they may lease units, to include suppling lists of landlords or other parties who are willing to lease units or help families find units
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience networking with landlords, renter associations, property management companies, and other local housing providers. They will also have experience with case management and assisting clients with housing applications and vouchers. Knowledge of tenant/landlord relations and Fair Housing laws and practices is highly desired, and experience with property management and marketing techniques are beneficial.



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