In this June 19th LSP issue/ ¿Qué Pasa? 
Boletín Electrónico de LSP 19 de Junio?

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.

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Latino Service Providers 

Greetings community partners!
This summer at Vía Esperanza Centro de Educación, CAP Sonoma's family resource center in southwest Santa Rosa, we continue to offer classes and programs to further enrich young minds and empower families. (Read about our summer programming here.)
In the coming weeks, we will introduce a new program for our families: The Family Reading Club. The inaugural club will see families come together to read, share, and discuss books in both English and Spanish as we look to bring together all the community members we serve - English learners, young learners, parents, children, friends, relatives, and more.
In order to create a richer experience for our families, we would like to extend an invitation for local community-serving organizations to sponsor a one-hour session of our Reading Club by reading a book (or books) to families, discussing the content (especially if it relates to a theme), and providing further insight into the benefits of the work that you conduct on a daily basis. Themes could cover education, careers, health, community building, government, business, agriculture, and more. For example, Sonoma County Regional Parks will be hosting one session and will cover the theme of nature and well-being by reading a bilingual book, providing a hands-on learning activity for families, and sharing information about their upcoming outings and efforts across the county. Exciting, right?!
If your organization would like to get involved and host a session (we have approximately six open), please contact me! We begin the Family Reading Club this week and hosted sessions will beginning Tuesday, June 26 and run through Tuesday, July 17 on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Yours in community,
Michael P. Varela
Program Manager
Vía Esperanza Centro de Educación
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
707.481.1781 cell |  707.544.6911 agency  |

I'm working on an awareness campaign to shed light on health disparities in Latino communities. I'm excited to share a few valuable resources with you! Each of these were specifically created to help communities better understand important topics.

Please help spread this information and combat health disparities!

All the best,
Katie Stehno
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Free Training for High Performance Residential Design and Construction
MI-BEST® (Mobile Integrated Building Energy Science Training) Series - July 16 through July 20
MI-BEST is a series of five consecutive days of training designed to be taken in sequence. MI-BES joins the art of construction to the science of energy and moisture management. It provides building professionals an opportunity to learn and practice techniques that might otherwise take many residential projects to experience and troubleshoot. Students are encouraged to stay for the entire series but may alternately sign up for individual days to learn specific skills.
These trainings are organized by PG&E and offered in collaboration with the County's General Services Energy and Sustainability Division, County of Marin Community Development Agency, and Sonoma Clean Power. Lunch will be provided for class participants.
Register via the links below or go to .
DAY ONE: Building Envelope and Duct Testing - July 16, 9am-5pm
Classroom: Basic energy science and pressure diagnostics, manometer law and manometer
usage. Hands On: Blower Door - Includes both pressurization and depressurization
techniques. Duct Testing - Total leakage and leakage to outside.
DAY TWO: Air Flow Measures and Static Pressure - July 17, 9am-5pm
Classroom: Static pressure and airflow, air flow measurement techniques-plenum pressure
matching method, flow hood, flow grid. room to room pressure diagnostics including duct
leakage diagnostics, (finding leaks with a manometer). Hands On: Static pressure and airflow
measurements, using the equipment approved in California. Fan watt draw and airflow
DAY THREE: Refrigerant Charge Verification - July 18, 9am-5pm
Classroom: Refrigerant charge and equipment calibration. Hands On: Combine the airflow
techniques with refrigerant charge procedures, multiple opportunities to practice on various
pieces of equipment.
DAY FOUR: Building Pressures and Ventilation Verification - July 19, 9am-5pm
Classroom: Room to room pressure diagnostics and duct leakage diagnostics. ventilation
issues and fan flows. Hands On: Room to room pressure diagnostics, effects of ventilation
fans on room pressures.
DAY FIVE: Thermal By-Pass, Quality Insulation Installation, Advanced Building Envelope - July 20, 9am-5pm
Classroom: Discuss thermal bypass, quality insulation installation, combustion analysis, and
thermal imaging. Hands On: Inspect a wall section, working some of the areas discussed. Use
an IR camera and review the results. 80 and 95 AFUE Combustion analysis

You are invited to a special public television screening event. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville's latest documentary takes an intimate look at America's favorite Neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this documentary is an emotional and moving film that takes you beyond zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius, who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

Proceeds help benefit public television children's programming and First 5 Sonoma County.

¡Espacio es limitado!

Para información o para hacer su reservación
de equipo para cámpar contacte:
Alana Fichman | Educadora Bilingüe
(707) 591-1726 o

You can table at a Peacetown Concert this summer
Deadline to reply is Friday June 22nd, 2018

Increase Your Community Exposure!
Set up a table at one of the
Wednesday evening Peacetown Concerts
July 11 - September 22
Ives Park Stage
Over 350-450 local residents and 125-150 out-of-town visitors attend each week to shake a leg and experience love, joy, and great local food and beer. Now they can experience you too!

Mr. Music and the Love Choir are again offering 2 tables per concert so non-profits can get the word out about their organizations.
What you will receive:
  • A table and 2 chairs under a pop-up set up for you in the high-traffic food and drink area courtesy of the Sebastopol Library. You just bring your materials!
  • Your organization will be announced from the stage 
Over the course of the summer, 20 Sebastopol non-profit organizations (2 per concert) will have the opportunity to meet the community at this extremely popular event. If we have more than 20 requests, we will set up a lottery. Last year everyone who asked was able to get a table. 

Let us know when you can table
Eligibility: Must be a 501c3 operating in Sebastopol

¡El Verana ya está a la vuelta!

¿Quiere entretener e involucrar a sus hijo/as en actividades divertidas e educacionales?
¡Inscriban sus hijo/as en uno o más de los Campamentos de Verano ofrecidos por Parques Regionales del Condado de Sonoma! Estamos ofreciendo becas para niños/as que las necesitan. Por favor lean la información incluida en este email para más detalles de los campamentos, costo y como recibir una beca.

Preguntas sobre los campamentos contacten a Shelly Spriggs al:
707-483-0940 o

Preguntas sobre las becas contacten a Pam McBride al: 707-565-1355 o

Jun 29, 2018 , 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Green Music Center Lawn
Pack a picnic and join us on Weill Lawn as we screen Disney's Coco. Winner of two Academy Awards® (Best Animated Feature & Best Original Song), Coco tells the story of young boy who embarks on an extraordinary journey in the Land of the Dead to discover the real story behind his family history.
*Free, no ticket needed for entry*
Presented in part by Sonoma State University Involvement 
Sponsored by Jimmy John's

Haga un picnic y únase a nosotros en Weill Lawn mientras
presentamos Coco de Disney, ganador de dos Premios de la Academia® (Mejor Película de Animación y Mejor Canción Original), Coco cuenta la historia de un joven que se embarca en un viaje extraordinario en la Tierra de los Muertos para descubrir la verdadera historia de su historia familiar.
* Gratis, no se necesita boleto para entrar *
Presentado en parte por la participación de Sonoma State University Patrocinado por Jimmy John's

Join us on Tuesday, June 26, from 6pm - 8pm for an evening workshop: Embracing Your Child with ADD/ADHD.

Parenting children with ADD/ADHD can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, children with ADD/ADHD can learn skills to become more confident, patient, social, organized and independent.

This workshop will introduce key strategies to help parents build and strengthen connection with their child while establishing calm, clarity and positive communication.

Visit to learn more!

Wednesday, June 27 at 5 PM - 7 PM
V.O.I.C.E.S. Sonoma
714 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, California 95401

Be prepared to eat meat and veggie burgers, have fun and make new family connections at VOICES special Pride month BBQ! This year we are celebrating Chosen Family with VOICES Sonoma! Often LGBTQ youth, foster youth, & probation youth have to chose their family because blood relatives are not an option. Bring you and your chosen family to celebrate with us!

Prepárate para comer hamburguesas de carne o vegetarianas, divertirte, y hacer nuevas conexiones familiares. Este año, estamos celebrando Familias Escogidas con VOICES Sonoma. Muchas veces, jóvenes LGBTQ y jóvenes en el sistema de foster y probacion necesitan escoger su familia porque la de familia con que nacieron no es una opción. Trae tu Familia Elegida para el orgullo LGBTQ con nosotros!

One of the most effective ways to do this is by becoming a CASA volunteer. We are thankful that approximately 220 children in foster care in Sonoma County have a Court Appointed Special Advocate, a CASA, to help guide and advocate for them in the judicial and child welfare system. Unfortunately, at the same time we have 55 children still waiting for a CASA and referrals being received weekly.
Research shows that children in foster care, who have a CASA, live happier, healthier lives as adults. As little as 10 -12  hours a month can make a child's life brighter. Our Sumner  training begins July  19 th . Visit or call  707 - 565-6375.

Check out the  CASA Youtube Channel.

The YWCA Sonoma County considers our volunteers one of our biggest assets. Have you considered giving your time and talent as a YWCA volunteer?

By taking YWCA Sonoma County's 40-hour Domestic Violence training you qualify for volunteer positions such as: 
  • Supporting the Advocates at our Confidential Safe House
  • Answering calls on our 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Serving in our Court Accompaniment Program
  • Facilitating Support Groups

Our training is also geared toward people who work in health and human services organizations  or work at partner agencies where certification in Domestic Violence is key.


This process is one of the most important tasks we will face as a business owner or key member of Managment. If we hire a warm body just to fill a need we may create more problems than existed while being short of help. Each employee has 40 man hours weekly to do work but if the new person does less than other employees, will that employee bring down the productivity of our existing employees? If their attitude does not compliment what we already have will it drag down teamwork? If an employee comes to work under the influence they are more likely to cause a work accident. Damage to equipment is bad but causing harm to a person will be extremely hard for us as employers to deal with. Plus we will be liable for legal action. And we will have Workers Comp issues.

APPLICATION. It is a good idea to have potential employees complete the application on the business premises. Now you have to opportunity to look at how the potential employee follows directions. Can you read what he/she put on your application? What if that employee has to complete forms for the company. If someone else completed the application for a candidate outside of the work place you may get a false impression of the potential employee.

INTERVIEW. The owner should spend as much time as practical going over the application and determining why the candidate wants to work for your company. It is a good idea to have another key employee sit in with you during the interview to get a second opinion. If the potential person is a female then it is a good idea to have a female team member with you.

DRUG TEST. This is very important to our hiring process. It has been determined that 35% of all applicants do not pass this exam. Often it involves more than one drug.

PHYSICAL. Being sure a person has the ability to do the job opening you have is important. The physical should be tied to the job description and what abilities are necessary to safely do the tasks. Legal advise is necessary to see just how you can use the physical in determining hiring a person.

It is critical today to have these in writing and updated annually.
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GoSmallBiz-TarkentonGroup/LegalShield Business Services 707-484-3663...cell

Salary:$5,131 - $6,239/Mo.
Closing Date 6/28/18

Intro:  Help Connect the Community to Job Link Business Services. This Employment & Training (E&T) Program Coordinator position will be responsible for Job Link business services (including Rapid Response outreach), providing technical assistance, staff training, and program facilitation. This position will also liaise with the local business community, community based organizations, and program partners. Although provision of direct services is not the primary function of this position, the E&T Program Coordinator may carry a reduced and specialized caseload related to customized training. Incumbents may also assist managers in the development, modification, implementation, and evaluation of project or component policies, procedures, operation, and strategies.

For more information, including benefits, and to apply online, please visit or call 707-565-2331. EOE

Title of Announcement: Community Services Officercommunitservcie

Salary:  $4,739.58 - $5,761.00 Monthly
Closing Date:  7/2/2018 

Intro:  Community Services Officers perform a variety of technical and public relations activities within the Police Department not requiring peace officer status. Duties will vary depending on assignment and future needs of the department. Examples of responsibilities include developing and delivering presentations to community groups; coordinating programs such as vehicle abatement (towing), and graffiti abatement; documenting, photographing and processing basic crime scenes not in progress and traffic collisions with property damage or minor injury; and traffic control. 
Community Services Officers work independently or as part of a team at locations throughout the City, exercising a considerable amount of independent judgment. Initiative; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to learn technical skills such as fingerprint and evidence collection; and demonstrated use of good judgment in interpreting and applying laws and policies are required. Successful candidates will have extensive work experience interacting with the public, and use of basic office software. Experience in a law enforcement environment, and law enforcement-related training are highly desirable.

Please view the Pre-Employment Driving History Standards Brochure, click HERE
Please view the Illegal Drug Use Standards Brochure, click HERE

Title of Announcement: Special Programs Coordinator I and II- Housing Authorityhousing

Salary: $44,288.69 - $61,256.98 Annually
Closing Date: 6/20/18

Intro:  The CDC's Special Programs Coordinator is responsible for the specialized, technical day-to-day administration of the following programs: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) rental assistance, HOME tenant based rental assistance, Housing Choice Voucher Family Unification, Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership, and Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. The Special Programs Coordinator ensures that the data/information tracked and reported on for these programs is complete, accurate, and relevant. Ideal candidates for the position will have experience working with:
The preparation of data, detailed reports, and formal documentation
CoC grant programs, including the preparation and submission of annual performance reports
The administration of HUD compliant Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS)
Sonoma County's Coordinated Entry System (CES)
Local non-profit agencies and their various services

Education and Experience:   Any combination of training and experience that would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally this would include academic course work in public administration, business, accounting, or related courses

Title of Announcement: Preschool Teacher preschoolteacher

Salary: $14.00-$16.00

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.

Prerequisite Qualifications The candidate must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for employment in this position:
* Must meet the Associate Teacher or Teacher requirements of the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, for Title 5 child care center as follows:
Must currently possess, or be qualified to apply for and be granted the Associate Teacher Permit
Option 1: 12 units ECE/CD including core courses
Option 2: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

Or the Teacher Permit:
Option 1: 24 units ECE/CD including core courses plus 16 General Education (GE) units
Option 2: AA or higher in ECE/CD or related field with 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting
* Must have at least one year experience working in a licensed child care facility.
* First aid and CPR certificates a plus.
* Prior to employment, obtain fingerprint clearance and pass TB testing
* Prior to employment, must pass pre-employment physical and drug test
* Prior to employment or within 30 days of employment provide proof of immunizations to influenza, pertussis and measles.
* Valid CA driver's license and current auto insurance

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover Letter to with "Teacher" in subject line. 
Title of Announcement: Associate MFT / ACSW  mft

Salary: $15.00 - $17.00

Job summary: Under the direction of the Therapy Program Manager and our team of Clinical Supervisors, the Associate MFT/ACSW 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. 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 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.
* Experience or interest working with survivors of trauma and providing trauma-informed care.
* 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 working toward the fulfillment of associate MFT or ACSW hours
* 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 please send a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to with "Associate MFT / ACSW in subject line.
Title of Announcement: Lead Teaching Assistant: Group Behavior Management Program leadteaching

Salary: $18.00/hour

Lattice Educational Services, located in Santa Rosa, offers a variety of educational and behavioral services to students, ages 5 to 22, with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. Among the services offered include a Special Day Class program and a Group Behavior Management Program along with other support services. Additionally, Lattice offers early intervention and preschool services to children ages 2 to 5. All services offered take place in a highly structured and individualized setting.

Benefits include: Employee Health and Dental Coverage, and optional participation in AFLAC and Retirement program.

Schedule: Non-exempt, Hourly, 8:15am-4:45pm (Monday-Friday). Full time based on program schedule.  full-time 

Summary of Position
Under the direction of the Group Behavior Management Program (GBMP) Coordinator, a GBMP Lead Instructional Assistant at Lattice Educational Services is responsible for assisting in the overall function of the program, providing direction to Instructional Assistants and implementing behavioral programs for students with severe disabilities.

Salary: $6,764 - $8,219 Monthly

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services seeks candidates for multiple Supervising Environmental Health Specialist (EHS) positions to join us in developing cooperative working relationships with the community and other regulatory agencies to protect public health and promote sound environmental practices. 

As a vital part of Environmental Health leadership, the Supervising EHS plans, directs, and coordinates the work of the Consumer Protection Program and is the first line supervisor of the EHS team. 
Specific duties include:
  • Training, developing, and leading program staff
  • Advising, educating, and assisting individuals and community groups with environmental health issues
  • Conducting complex field observations in conjunction with law enforcement
  • Conferring with local and state officials concerning environmental health, sanitation methods, and public health issues
  • Assisting with the development and improvement of Environmental Health programs
Ideal candidates will possess:
  • Lead or supervisory experience
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • Strength in coaching, leading, developing, and motivating staff
  • The ability to assess a situation and recommend appropriate solutions in a complex regulatory environment
Please note: This position requires current possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist as required by the State of California's Health and Safety Code.

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

Title of Announcement: Case Manager- Housing and Homeless Services Department casemanager

Salary: $19-21 DOE

Job summary: Under general direction of the Director of Housing and Homeless Services, this position will provide intensive individual case management and crisis intervention support services to clients living in permanent supportive housing and case management and supportive services to clients currently on site. This position will also be the primary contact person for all housing issues and will work as part of a team to direct and control building operations, property management, and personnel assigned to the property. 1.0 FTE with benefits

Duties & Responsibilities
Provide effective case management for clients, including the following functions: Asses the client's status & needs; develop a case plan; facilitate communication & coordination between service/support providers; educate the client about available resources; empower the client to problem solve in order to achieve outcomes; establish productive relationships with each and every client with no bias or prejudice towards race, religion, age, sex, disability, or sexual preference
Maintain thorough, accurate records of case management activities as required by grant contracts
Coordination and implementation of activities and programs on site for all residents including children
Maintain HMIS or other databases necessary for reports to funders
Communicate regularly with the Housing Services Director via email, phone, incident reports and briefings
Represent the agency in the community and work with all partner organizations to achieve the goals of clients.
Attend all meetings relevant to client care and program goals
Accountable to achieving the program's desired outcomes with the program team.
Collaborate with the property management company and on site manager to assist clients in understanding their rights and responsibilities.
Provide consultation in the management of differences between clients and property management
Notify property management of any current or potential behavior that would necessitate a Notices of Termination of Tenancy
Perform other related duties at the direction of the Director of Housing and Homeless Services

Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, or related field. Master's degree is preferred.
Two or more years' experience working with clients who have a serious mental illness and/or chronic homelessness.

Bilingual in Spanish highly desired

For more information about our agency visit Find us on Facebook at

Title of Announcement: Preschool Teacher at 4Csfourcs

Salary: $15 - $16.75 per hour 

Intro: The mission of the Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs) is to inspire our community to support the well being of every child and to improve the quality and availability of child care in our community. 

Do you have a passion for working with children and experience in Early Childhood Education?

4Cs is currently hiring outstanding Teachers/Associate Teachers to fill full-time positions in our Preschools. Locations include Santa Rosa, Sonoma, and Cloverdale . Must have permit. For additional requirements and qualifications visit our website at

About us: The Community Child Care Council is a non-profit agency providing services in Sonoma County for 45 years. We are family friendly and flexible--a great place to work.

Salary:  $17.50 - $19.50 hourly

Position Summary
The Lead Advocate provides program coordination and facility operations support to assist the Domestic Violence Services Manager. This position takes a lead role in overall coordination of service delivery including scheduling and training Safe House staff and interns, client intake and intervention, facility operations and acts as point of contact in the absence of the Domestic Violence Services (DVS) Manager. The Lead Advocate must be available to be on a rotating on-call, and be responsive to phone calls and to immediate law enforcement advocate request. 

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

* Thank you for your interest in employment with the YWCA. We may be unable to respond to every individual submission due to a high volume of applicants. Please do not telephone. Applicants who do not follow the application procedure are immediately disqualified.

Please check our website at for the complete job description and for other job opportunities available with the YWCA

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