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Looking for a way to give back to your community? 
We're working to add nearly 40% more clients to our meal program in Santa Rosa. Demand for our healing meals is high, and the recent closure of our café frees up space and time in the kitchen. But we need more volunteers to make it happen! Can you help out with one of these important roles--
  • Delivery Angels (Wednesday evening and Thursday morning). *We especially need Delivery Angels willing to travel to Sonoma Valley!
  • Prep volunteers (12:30-2:30 shifts on Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • Teen Chefs and Gardeners
If you're a current volunteer willing to take on an additional shift, please contact Emily at

New volunteers should register for an orientation-there's one this Thursday 4/26 from  6-7 pm.
Please join us and help us nourish our neighbors with love, compassion and healing meals.

(click the dates to register)
All Santa Rosa orientations are from 6-7pm

Evento de cine - Un Dia de Trabajo
La película será seguida por una mesa redonda sobre el tema de la seguridad en el lugar de trabajo
2018 KPLA Scholarship Program now accepting applications 

The Kaiser Permanente Latino Association (KPLA) Scholarship Program is intended to support students who demonstrate academic achievement, commitment to the Latino community, and/or leadership potential. Students that have a desire to address health disparities in the Latino community and/or support the development of Latino health care leaders are encouraged to apply.
KPLA is offering scholarships in three categories. To be eligible to apply, the zip code for your school and home must be in a Kaiser Permanente Northern California Service Area.  

Category 1: Medical Student 

Category 2: Nursing Student
  • Must be working to complete an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing), a BSN (Bachelor's Degree in Nursing), or an ABSN (Accelerated Bachelor's Degree in Nursing).
  • A GPA of 2.5 or above is required.

Category 3: Graduating Senior, Undergraduate, Graduate Student
  • A graduating high school senior that will be enrolled as a college student beginning in fall 2018.
  • A high school graduate currently enrolled in a community college/trade program.
  • An undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a public/private college/university.
  • A GPA of 2.8 or above is required.

Application deadline is June 1, 2018

To apply, please create an account on the following website:
Have questions?
If you have questions about the scholarship application see the FAQs, visit or email  Eva E. Ramirez .

Please note: Kaiser Permanente employees are not eligible to apply.
Please share this opportunity with anyone who is interested

Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Sonoma County;
Enter The "Cuatro de Mayo" Salsa Competition!
Friday, May 4th@Sally Tomatoes!

Seeking Creative Salsa Chef's Who Can Tantlize The Taste Buds!

Calling all Salsa Makers, you think you have the best?
There are many kinds of salsa out there and we welcome professionals, amateurs, wanna be professionals and salsa clowns all, and consider them to be on an equal playing field in the world of salsa, after all it's just SALSA!!

There is NO COST to enter! You also will receive TWO FREE TICKETS for the comedy show and Wonderbread 5 Concert just for entering!

What You Have To Do
  • To participate you need to prepare two gallons of your salsa.
  • Check in time is 3:00pm to 3:30pm the day of the event. You will be asked to submit three samples of your salsa, we will label them with your number.
  • We will be provide you with a table and two chairs, cups for the salsa, homemade chips and a base table cloth.
  • Feel free to decorate your table and promote your business!
  • Send in your registration form today as we only have 20 spots available!
To Enter Click: 2018 Salsa Competition Registration and 
email to:  Gerard Giudice at Sally Tomatoes,
For more information contact Luke Ammerman at: 510-552-3648 or email


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 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.

Title of Announcement: District Attorney Investigator Idisctirc

Salary: $77,244.31 - $93,878.66 Annually
Closing Date: 5/7/2018 

Intro: The District Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing the members of our community with a safe place to live while seeking truth and justice in a professional and ethical manner. The District Attorney Investigator I investigates sensitive cases pertaining to civil and criminal complaints, consumer fraud, public corruption, and related matters. As a District Attorney Investigator I, you will:
Perform investigations for pending criminal matters, serve civil papers, and make arrests as necessary
Investigate, locate, and ensure victims and witnesses are available for interviews and court dates
Conduct home visits and in-the-field surveillance to obtain information pertinent to the prosecution of cases
Investigate locations and scenes of alleged crimes for evidence and to evaluate physical, material, and environmental factors relevant to cases
Photograph and prepare charts and diagrams of crime scenes and events
The ideal candidate will possess:
Recent experience as a full time law enforcement officer in California (as defined by Penal Code section 830.1.)
Significant coursework and training in the behavioral sciences, law enforcement, and techniques of investigations
Criminal investigations experience involving fraud and other financial related crimes, crimes against children, sexual assault, domestic violence or other violent crimes
Experience in environmental crime investigations is desirable

Title of Announcement: Family, Youth & Children Social Worker IVfamilyyouth

Salary: $65,681.67 - $79,811.48 Annually
Closing Date: 5/3/2018 

About the Position
Social Worker IVs in the Family, Youth & Children Division may be assigned to one or more programs within the division and may work from any of the division offices, including the various regional offices located in the County. The division provides an array of protective, regulatory, preventative, and placement services, including but not limited to:
Working closely with families and children to investigate reports of child abuse and neglect
Assessing client and family strengths and needs to develop and monitor parents' compliance with treatment case plans
Making services available to intact families to assist in the remediation of existing problems
Filing petitions and other legal documents with the Juvenile Court to remove abused or neglected children from parental care
Offering reunification services to parents whose children have been removed from their care
Arranging permanent homes for children who have been removed from and cannot return to parental care via adoption, guardianship, or foster care
Collaborating with attorneys, the Juvenile Court, service providers, tribal representatives, and foster care providers
Ideal candidates will possess a Master's Degree in Social Work, Child Development, or a related field, and have experience working with youth and children.

The Civil Service title for this position is Social Service Worker IV.
This recruitment is being conducted to fill multiple positions in the Family, Youth, and Children Division of the Human Services Department. The employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, and extra-help (temporary or intermittent) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.

About the Family, Youth and Children's Services Division (FYC)

FYC staff members help individuals, families and the community ensure the safety and well-being of Sonoma County children and teens. Professionals investigate reports of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment and, when needed, provide compassionate care with foster parents or group homes. At-risk children and their families are supported through referral to social services that help their homes be safe, stable, nurturing places. Staff respond to reports of abuse and neglect day or night through the 24-hour hotline. FYC staff members also train the community about child abuse prevention and mandated reporting. For more information about FYC, please visit
Position Title: Dental Patient Care Coordinator I

Summary: The Dental Patient Care Coordinator I is the initial resource person for patients entering the Petaluma Health Center Dental Clinic, and sets the tone for welcoming patients. Responsible for managing all aspects of the practice's schedule. Responsible for managing a variety of other duties related to prospective and existing patients, including coordinating all elements before, during, and following the patient appointment.

Areas of Responsibility:
Patient Care
Office Dental Systems
Other Duties
Performs other duties as assigned by their supervisor

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

High school graduate or equivalent
Minimum of 1 year experience in a health care related field or customer service experience
Experience providing strong customer service
Dental experience preferred
Desired Skills:
Excellent communication and customer service skills
Exceptional organizational skills
Ability to conduct detailed work according to the practice's established formats and policies
Familiarity with electronic dental and medical records
Basic working knowledge of insurance coverage, eligibility, claims submission and the preauthorization process
Ability to multi-task and work with interruptions
Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with patients and demonstrate a friendly attitude, even while under pressure or when patients are upset
Ability to manage and train staff as it relates to the practice's schedule and new protocols
Ability to utilize the computer, multiple phone lines, copier, scanner, credit card processing equipment
Ability to promote the practice and educate patients on the treatment benefits
Sensitive to the needs and situations of multi-cultural populations from a variety of income levels

Please apply directly through our career page at

Title of Announcement: Dental Administrative Assistantdebtals

Position Summary:
Under general supervision and with a focus on continuous improvement and customer service, the executive assistant provides executive support to the Chief Dental Officer and the dental provider group. The Administrative Assistant acts as liaison between the Chief Dental Officer and internal/outside contacts and provides a wide range of administrative support, including organizing, communicating and coordinating information, scheduling appointments and travel, expense report submissions, and meeting and conference logistics support. Using independent judgment, problem-solving skills, and initiative, the AA determines approach or action to take in non-routine situations. Candidate must demonstrate initiative to follow up on relevant day-to-day activities while keeping supervisor informed of project status and next steps. Must be able to interpret and adapt departmental guidelines, including policies and procedures.

Bachelor's Degree preferred with at least 2 years of professional level experience in an administrative support capacity; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience working in a healthcare setting preferred

Language Skills
Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal preferred.

Computer Skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms. Smart Sheet, Smart Draw preferred
Title of Announcement: Director of Human Resourceshr

Job Summary: The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of all Human Resources functions. Works strategically with the senior and line management to support professional development needs of the staff and positive organizational culture.

Responsibilities: (may not include all of the duties assigned)
Plans, organizes and manages all activities of Human Resources Department. Conducts a continuing study of all Human Resources policies, program and practices and keeps management informed of new developments. Ensures compliance around US and State Labor Employment Laws and ensures that activities reflect best practices and the institutional values of West County Health Centers.
Establishes standard recruiting, placement practices and procedures. Oversees orientation process and credentialing system. Creates and manages innovative current and forward-looking recruitment initiatives.
Provides assistance to managers and supervisors in the interpretation and fair application of HR policies and procedures.
Collaborates with line managers to establish in-house training programs that address agency needs across functions. Coordinates All-Staff meetings.
Implements and periodically updates compensation programs, updates job descriptions, as necessary, conducts regular salary surveys and makes compensation recommendations
Manages the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
Provides consultation, coaching and support for standard personnel transactions, probationary action, human relations and conflict management, issue resolution and legal proceedings
Manages the agency's benefits administration including vendor management, enrollment, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness, plan design and compliance.
Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale.
Member of the Senior Management Team

Minimum Requirements:  An MA or BS/BA degree or Certification in Human Resources from an accredited college/university and a SPHR credential designation with 10 plus years related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job
Strong background and knowledge in labor law and state and federal regulations
Preference will be given to applicants who are fluent in both English and Spanish

Ability to work well with a multidisciplinary team.
Ability to problem solve and be self motivated with acute attention to detail.
Possession and retention of a CA Driver License, with a working vehicle and the requisite insurance
Able to travel by car to various clinic locations throughout the County
Must have a commitment to excellence and high standards.
Must comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, and WCHC policies.
Must have excellent written and oral skills, strong organizational and analytical skills.
Must have ability to manage priorities and workflow.
Required to have versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm and positive attitude.
Required to have the ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
Demonstrate a positive customer service, patient centered approach at all times.
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to move freely about the office and carry light loads (up to 25 pounds)
Prolonged sitting and/or standing required.

Title of Announcement: Program Support Staffprogramsupport

Salary: $15 to $20 per hour
Closing Date: Open until filled

Position Summary
The Program Support I, II and III reports to a Program Manager or Administrative Manager, views the program or department deliverables, then, provides and arranges supportive services which systematically move components of these deliverables to achieve overall accountability and completion. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa continues to expand as an agency and provides a wide range of services to many clients throughout the agency. Different programs provide varying service support deliverables in order to meet program goals, agency plans, and grant deliverables. This Program Support position provides administrative, data support, analytical, and facilities support in order to help programs function and meet the needs of the clients we serve. This position is full-time, non-exempt, with a rate of pay of $15 to $20 per hour.

Visit the website at to learn more.

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 for additional information

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.

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

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!

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