Latino Service Providers Electronic Newsletter
¿Qué Pasa? Boletín Electrónico de LSP
August 27, 2018 ● 27 de Agosto del 2018
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Latino Service Providers' E-newsletters consist of vital information that is relevant to the Latino community.Our goal is to increase cultural competency, and help advocate for Latinos in Sonoma County. LSP participates in a variety of community events and educational programs that serve the Latino population.

Los boletines electrónicos de Los Proveedores de Servicios Latinos consisten de información vital que es relevante para la comunidad Latina. Nuestra meta es aumentar la competencia cultural y ayudar a abogar por los Latinos en el condado de Sonoma. LSP participa en una variedad de eventos comunitarios y programas educativos que sirven a la población Latina .
Table of Contents:
  1. Latino Service Providers
  2. Brews and Bites for Bounty August 27th
  3. El Condado de Sonoma se Recupera Unido 28 de Agosto
  4. Back to School Educator Parties August 29th-September 26th
  5. Convivencia 31 de Agosto 
  6. Integrated Wellness Center
  7. Sonoma County Regional Parks September 1st
  8. Free SAT Prep/ Clases de Preparación Gratis Sept. 1st-8th
  9. Citizenship Classes for ESL Students September 5th
  10. Sonoma Community Resilience Training apply by September 7th
  11. YES-Coast Apply/Aplicar September 10th
  12. Sabores de Wine Country September 10th
  13. Como Solicitar Becas/How to apply for Scholarships Sept. 12 & 19
  14. Call for Volunteers September 12th-14th
  15. Prevention and integration in Oral Health September 28th
  16. Latino Health Forum- Registration opening September 
  17. Transportation and Public Works Receives Fire Prevention Grant
  18. Join Homework Help Team

Job Announcements:

  1. Program Director, Mental Health Services
  2. Accountant I & II
  3. Office Support Supervisor
  4. Behavioral Health Clinician
  5. Database Administrator
  6. Encore Program Advocate
  7. Bilingual Resource Connector I and II
  8. Program Support I, II and III
  9. Co-Director, Hanna Institute
Latino Service Providers
We would like to thank Doctor Michele Rogers, the Executive Director/Co-Founder and her team at the Early Learning Institute for hosting August monthly meeting! Thank you ELI for everything you do for our community.
For more information please visit:
Want to nominate a student for Student of the Quarter or want to learn more about our Youth Programs? Click Here
Meet the LSP Team!
(In order) Daisy Cardenas, Program Coordinator,
Guadalupe (Lupe) Navarro, Executive Director ), Sabinah Tah, LSP Intern, Gemma Bolaños, Testimonios Project, Program Coordinator
Brews and Bites for Bounty August 27th
Tickets are available in advance at  and at the door. Entrance for adults is $20 per person, youth 12 and younger is $10, children under 7 will be admitted free of charge.
Clases de Inglés Gratis 27 de Agosto
El Condado de Sonoma se Recupera Unido 28 de Agosto
Back to School Educator Parties August 29th-September 26th
Convivencia 31 de Agosto
Integrated Wellness Center
Integrated Wellness Center
The Integrated Wellness Center, located at 2232 Lomitas Avenue, is now open to provide free counseling, basic nursing services, and tutoring and academic support for families affected by the wildfires. Whether you have lost a home or not, your family might be feeling ​effects of the fires.  Our staff is here to help! The Center is available for any students and families in the area, not just in the Santa Rosa City Schools district. All we need to know is the name of your school; no personal information required.
Call 707-284-8225 for more information
Monday & Wednesday 3:30-5:30 PM
Sonoma County Regional Parks September 1st
Free SAT Prep/ Clases de Preparación Gratis Sept. 1st-8th
Citizenship Classes for ESL Students September 5th
Sonoma Community Resilience Training. Apply by September 7th
Sonoma Community Resilience Training
Applications for the Train-the-Trainer program are now open .  Click here to access a full description of the program and application:  Applications for Train-the-Trainer program.  The deadline for applications is September 7, 2018!
This training will bring valuable tools to our staff, clients, and community members as we continue to build our resilience and create a healing community for all people.
The dates for the two training sessions are:
  • Wednesday, October 31 to Saturday, November 3 (Initial Training)
  • Wednesday, January 9 to Saturday, January 12 (Advanced Training)
The training is free of cost. Participants commit to attend two four-day training sessions (Initial and Advanced) and to deliver a minimum of one mind-body workshop and one mind-body skills group in our community. Spanish translation will also be available.
Clase de Computación para Principiantes de Inglés 7 de Septiembre
YES-Coast Apply/Aplicar September 10
Application Deadline: Sept. 10 (Click Flyer to Download)
Sabores de Wine Country September 10th
Mon, September 10, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Como Solicitar Becas/How to apply for Scholarships Sept. 12th & 19th
Call for Volunteers September 12th-14th
Exciting opportunity to help assess community needs and gain public health experience conducting a survey!
Who: Volunteers available 9/12, 9/13, AND 9/14 from 10 AM – 7 PM. Access to a vehicle and bilingual individuals are a plus.
What: Conduct an in-person 20 minute household survey.
Where: Meet at  490 Mendocino Ave , Manzanita Room - Suite 204, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Household surveys will be conducted across Sonoma County.
Why: Assess post-fire community needs and gain public health experience by volunteering for Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS).
Volunteers who are available all three days are highly preferred. Teams of two will be deployed in their own vehicles. If volunteers are not available all three days, then they must be available from 8 am – 12 pm on 9/12 for training. This is a great opportunity to gain experience participating in a community-wide health needs assessment in a public heath setting.
For more information, please contact- Joy Kane - Epidemiologist
Email: Desk: 707-565-1715
Prevention and integration in Oral Health September 28th
Sonoma County Leaders in Action: Prevention and Integration in Oral Health, to be held Friday, September 28, 2018. This conference is FREE and includes continuing education units for Medical, Nursing, and Dental professionals.
Register Below:
Latino Health Forum- Registration opening September
Visit: to learn more or sign up as a sponsor or exhibitor! Registration coming soon!
Transportation and Public Works Receives Fire Prevention Grant
Contact: Briana Khan (707) 565-3781
Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Receives CAL FIRE Fire Prevention Grant
The grant will help support Roadway Safety, Fire Fuels Reduction and Community Chipper Activities
SANTA ROSA, CA  – Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works (TPW) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1,082,969 by CAL FIRE, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Fire Prevention Grants Program. This award was provided to support TPW for their proposed Roadway Safety, Fuels Reduction, Community Chipper and Engagement Project. The proposal includes support for the project from Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services and Fire Safe Sonoma, Inc.
With these funds Sonoma County will assess fire fuel risks and tree mortality within the public right of way on 83 miles of roads in northwestern Sonoma County, and subsequently treat 30 miles of the highest priority areas by removing hazardous trees and vegetation within the public right of way. The target area includes the Sonoma County communities of Guerneville, Rio Nido, Monte Rio, Cazadero, and Timber Cove. The process will include identification of hazardous vegetation and trees by an arborist, and removal of those hazards within the public right of way. This will result in safer access and egress for firefighters and the public in the event of a wildfire. 
In addition to reduction of risk of wildfire spread along roadways, the County of Sonoma is providing a chipper and tow vehicle to implement increased community chipper activities throughout the project areas. Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services will staff the chipper, which will be used for fire fuels treatment along public right of ways and also for curbside chipping services. Fire Safe Sonoma will lead education and outreach efforts to encourage property owners in the targeted area to clear hazardous vegetation from their properties through the chipper program. Outreach within the community will focus on defensible space, structural hardening, wildfire preparation, evacuation planning and the development of CAL FIRE fire safe councils.
For more information on this project, please contact Daniel Virkstis, Public Affairs Program Manager at:  or (707) 565-2992.
Join Homework Help Team
Job Opportunities
Title of Announcement: Program Director, Mental Health Services
Position Summary: The Program Director, Mental Health Services, Sonoma Napa provides program leadership and is responsible for the quality and integrity of service delivery and client outcomes, financial accountability for program budget, hiring and supervision of program staff, contract oversight, and compliance with external and internal policies, practices and procedures.  The programs under the responsibility of this position include ReFocus (formerly ACT and PRIDE programs), TBS services in Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties, FASST, and Pathways.
Title of Announcement: Accountant I & II
Salary: $4,584 - $6,490/Mo.
Position Summary: County of Sonoma Accountants perform professional accounting work, including the examination, analysis, maintenance, reconciliation, and verification of financial records. They are responsible for budget preparation and forecasting, and the timely processing of quarterly and yearly tax returns, W-2's, and employee fringe benefits. They may also support grant monitoring and invoicing, and the development and installation of new accounting and cost systems.
The ideal candidate for this position has excellent oral and written communication skills, and:
  • Attention to detail
  • Extensive experience reviewing, reconciling, processing, and maintaining fiscal transactions, accounts, and/or statistical data and records
  • Experience interpreting and applying federal, state, and county laws, regulations, and policies related to governmental accounting practices and principles
  • An advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) and financial software
  • An accounting or finance degree
  • A Certified Public Accountant Certificate
*If you are interested in applying at the I and/or II level of this opportunity you must apply to the separate recruitments being conducted for each level
Title of Announcement: Office Support Supervisor
Salary: $49,339.52 - $59,962.96 Annually
Position Summary: Working as the Department of Transportation & Public Works (TPW) Office Support Supervisor, you will plan, organize, and manage the Administration Division's Clerical Unit and the department's record-keeping practices. Responsibilities include selecting, orienting, and training clerical staff, as well as assigning work, evaluating performance, and recommending disciplinary action. To successfully oversee the Clerical Unit, the ideal candidate will use their excellent organizational skills, strong customer service techniques, and proficient technology/software capabilities (Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word) to:
  • Establish work priorities, resolve work-flow issues, and develop policies, processes, and procedures affecting operations
  • Effectively apply problem solving techniques
  • Engage others to work together towards a common goal
  • Effectively train and mentor staff
  • Skillfully participate in hiring and retention activities
  • Thrive in, and enjoy, a fast paced work environment
Title of Announcement: Behavioral Health Clinician
Salary: $72,569.16 - $88,222.57 Annually
Position Summary: Behavioral Health Clinicians provide recovery-oriented behavioral health interventions to adults, families, children, and youth. These services include individual and group counseling, case management, crisis intervention, outreach, and other related duties. Assignments include adult outpatient programs, intake teams, teams focused on a specific geographic region, youth and family outpatient programs, community based teams, the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), or Hospital Liaison & Utilization Review.
The ideal candidates for these positions:
Work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Possess the ability to multi-task and set priorities independently
Have the ability to work independently and know when to seek supervision and consultation
Possess a strong attention to detail
Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Are recovery-focused
Have prior professional experience with substance abuse disorder and/or mental health clients
Are currently registered as a Medicare providers or willing to register upon appointment
Title of Announcement: Database Administrator
Salary: $20-22
Position Summary: The Database Administrator position is responsible for data management and reporting functions as it relates to program outcomes. This includes training users on processes and procedures. In coordination with the Director of Programs, assists with various technology needs of the agency, performs database administration, and advises and supports Management with information analysis related to grant and fund development.
Essential Tasks
These are core functions of the job that, if removed, the job would simply not exist. Competent performance of all essential tasks is critical to the continued employment of the employee in this position. 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, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Title of Announcement: Encore Program Advocate
Salary: $16.50-$18.50 hourly
Position Summary: The Encore Program Advocate provides advocacy and support services for residents as they transition out of the Safe House or other YWCA housing program and move into the community.  Follow along services, as part of the YWCA Sonoma County’s Encore program, are time limited and assist individuals in planning and addressing needs post our residential program. The Encore Advocate works in collaboration with the resident to meet intermediate and long-term goals to include financial stability, stable housing, job/career development, the pursuit of education and other goals as defined by the individual. This position combines follow along support, case management, community outreach and administrative duties.  The Encore Advocate may also be requested to fill advocate and crisis line duties at the Safe House as needed. The Encore 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. This position requires reliable transportation.
Title of Announcement: Bilingual Resource Connector I and II
Salary: $15 to $18 per hour  (Levels I & II)
Closing Date: open until filled
Position Summary: The Bilingual Resource Connector position helps register and screen incoming clients with 1-2 in-person or phone contacts screening need and eligibility to access resources from both programs across the agency and application support to external agencies. The Resource Connector knowledge and understanding of relevant resources is intended to increase income, food security, and family resilience. This position is full-time, non-exempt at an hourly rate
Title of Announcement: Program Support I, II and III 
Salary: $15 to $20 (Levels I, II & III)
Position Summary: This 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 supports the generation of reports, electronic filings, appointment scheduling, processing of
clerical duties and assisting staff primarily in the Immigration department. This position is non-exempt, part time.
Title of Announcement: Co-Director, Hanna Institute
Position Summary: The Hanna Institute was launched in 2017 to raise the community awareness of the negative impact of trauma and adversity on the overall health and well-being of children, families and communities. Our intention is to bring a trauma lens to the services that support our children and families The Co-Director Hanna Institute is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing the training, consultation, collaborations and programs sponsored and led by the Hanna Institute. 
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