Latino Service Providers Electronic Newsletter
¿Qué Pasa? Boletín Electrónico de LSP
October 1, 2018 ● 1 de Octubre del 2018
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. LSP Youth Promotores on CCC October
  3. SRJC Herencia October 3rd-14th
  4. FREE Immigration Workshop/Asistencia Legal de Inmigración GRATUITA October 3
  5. Wildfire Anniversary Event: Community Healing Together Oct. 6th
  6. Feria Binacional de Salud 6 de Octubre
  7. Volunteers Needed October 7th
  8. 2018 Candidate Forum October 8th
  9. County to Observe One Year Anniversary of Wildfires October 8th
  10. Northwest Library's 50th Anniversary Celebration October 13th
  11. Semana Binacional de La Salud/ Binationa Health Week Oct. 13
  12. St. Joseph Mobile Health Clinic October Schedule
  13. CPI October Class Schedule
  14. SRJC Dia de Los Muertos October 16th - November 1st
  15. Santa Rosa Dia de Los Muertos November 2nd
  16. Fulfilling the Dream/ Logrando el Sueño November 2nd
  17. Latino Health Forum November 1st
  18. Bilingual Volunteers Needed
  19. Sonoma County Encourages People to Register to Vote
Job Announcements:

  1. Youth Counselor
  2. Behavioral Intervention Specialist
  3. Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator: Parks for All
  4. Transitional Aged Youth Counselor
  5. Bilingual Assessment Clinician
  6. Grants Writer Department: Development
  7. Financial Manager
  8. Office Assistant
  9. Care Counselor
  10. Mail, Materials & Records Handler II
  11. Community Dental Health Worker
  12. Nursing Services Director - Public Health
Latino Service Providers
Latino Service Providers staff Guadalupe Navarro and Gemma Bolanos had the privilege to participate in the  Office of Health Equity, CA Reducing Disparities Project Annual Meeting in Anaheim, and to collaborate with many brilliant and amazing individuals from all around CA, all on a mission to REDUCE MENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES AND STIGMA!
Know students or teachers who would like to do a project to give back to their community? LSP can fund up to $250 to make this happen! Click Here to learn more about our youth engagement programs
We are proud to announce that our Youth Promotores have started a club at Piner High School called Mindful Minds.
Their goal is to Increase Piner Student's awareness of:
  1. Issues surrounding Mental Health
  2. Symptoms related to Mental Health
  3. Mental Health resources available both on campus and in the surrounding community
October is the month of Promotores! Latino Service Providers Youth Promotores will be live via KBBF on October 2 at 11:00 AM. You can also listen/watch via facebook. More information below.
LSP Youth Promotores on CCC October
3- Promotores Jóvenes
Muchos jóvenes Latinos confrontan adversidades y desarrollan enfermedades. Afortunadamente, existen promotores jóvenes disponibles y dispuestos a combatir el estigma y a alentar y apoyar pesar de las presiones y de los problemas. La Doctora Marisol y representantes del Proyecto Testimonios de Latino Service Providers les invitan ¡a informarse e inspirarse!

3- Young Community Health Advocates
Many Latino youth face adversities and develop illnesses. Fortunately, young promotores are available and willing to combat stigma and to provide encouragement and support despite pressures and problems. Doctora Marisol and representatives from Latino Service Providers' Testimonios Project invite you to get informed and inspired!

10- Promotores de Salud y Recuperación 
Los promotores del bienestar ofrecen atención, aprendizaje, apoyo y ayuda amable. Hablaremos sobre los esfuerzos y los logros de nuestros promotores comunitarios, y de cómo aprovecharlos. ¡Abramos nuestros ojos, oídos, brazos y corazones a nuestros vecinos! Bienvenidas sus perspectivas y preguntas a la Doctora Marisol y a nuestros promotores participantes.

10- Health and Recovery Community Advocates (Promotores)
Wellness promotores offer attention, education, support and friendly help. We will talk about the efforts and the accomplishments of our community workers, and about how to reach them. Let us open our eyes, ears, arms and hearts to our neighbors! We welcome your perspectives and questions to Doctora Marisol and our participating promotores.
SRJC Herencia October 3rd-14th
FREE Immigration Workshop/Asistencia Legal de Inmigración GRATUITA October 3
Wildfire Anniversary Event: Community Healing Together Oct. 6th
Wildfire Anniversary Event:
Community Healing Together
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the wildfires, we invite you to surround yourself with artistic expression focused on community well-being and connections. This all-ages event will feature art activities, musical performances, guided hikes, and food. Free. Reflect on the past year while witnessing the recovering landscape of  Shiloh Ranch Regional Park .

Activities include:
11-11:30 a.m . - Opening ceremony under the oaks
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m . - Family art activities, face painting and crafts, phoenix mural, Gratitude mural, Food truck & Music under the oaks. Drop-in crisis counselors available
11:30 a.m. - noon - Dancers/drummers
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - “Laughter as Medicine” workshop for families
Noon to 1 p.m. - Fire ecology hike
1 2:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Nature photography walk  
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. - “Super Power Kids” workshop
1 - 2 p.m. - Meditation walk 
1:45-2 p.m. - Closing circle under the oaks, poetry reading, and the Elsie Allen High School drumline
October 6, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Shiloh Ranch Regional Park
5750 Faught Road
Windsor, CA 95403
Partners include the California HOPE Project, Child Parent Institute, Community Soils, Raizes Collective, Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation, Sonoma County Regional Parks, and Windsor Parks and Recreation.
Feria Binacional de Salud 6 de Octubre
Volunteers Needed October 7th

On Sunday, October 7 th , the Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa and a multitude of Christian churches in the Santa Rosa area, are hosting a prayer event at Cardinal Newman field. This event,  Together in Hope,  will take place from 2:00 to 3:30pm and will commemorate the North Bay fires of last year. The gathering will include members of our community and local churches, as well as first responders and survivors. The event will celebrate the virtue of Hope in the midst of suffering and the promise of resurrection. 

Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to support this community event and we need your help to make it happen !   
Some examples of volunteer positions available:
Parking Attendants

This is a time of prayer when we especially recognize those who have suffered in any way, and those who have lost a great deal, for they are not forgotten. For more information on this event, please  CLICK HERE .
If you have a Catholic Charities volunteer t-shirt, please wear this to the event. If you do not have a t-shirt, please let me know what size you’ll need and I’ll arrange a way to get a shirt to you!

If you are interested in volunteering, email me by clicking this link:  E-Mail Emily  or call me at 707-528-8712 ext. 160.
2018 Candidate Forum October 8th
County to Observe One Year Anniversary of Wildfires October 8th
County, City to Observe One Year Anniversary of Wildfires

SANTA ROSA, CA  – The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa will hold a ceremony on October 8, 2018 in observance of the one year anniversary of the Sonoma Complex fires. The ceremony will include a memorial bell ringing to remember those who lost their lives in the fires and provide an opportunity for community grieving, healing and reflection through public chalk art expression. The chalk art will continue on October 9th.

The community is invited to the ceremony which will be held in downtown Santa Rosa at Courthouse Square. Schedule is as follows:
Monday, October 8, 2018
4:00 - 8:00pm
Chalk available for public art expression. Chalk art will be encouraged on sidewalks around Courthouse Square.

Reading by Sonoma County Poet Laureate, Maya Khosla
Firefighter memorial bell ringing
Tuesday, October 9
Continuation of public chalk art expression

Additional remembrance events are being planned throughout Sonoma County by other community organizations. For a listing of those events, please visit:   
Northwest Library's 50th Anniversary Celebration October 13th
Semana Binacional de La Salud/ Binationa Health Week Oct. 13
St. Joseph Mobile Health Clinic October Schedule
CPI October Class Schedule
SRJC Dia de Los Muertos October 16th - November 1st
Santa Rosa Dia de Los Muertos November 2nd
Fulfilling the Dream/ Logrando el Sueño November 2nd
Latino Health Forum November 1st
Latino Health Forum Registration Now Open!
Scholarships available
Bilingual Volunteers Needed
Bilingual Volunteers Needed
Rebuilding Our Community Sonoma County (ROC) has set up a Resource Center for Fire Survivor Families. The center needs bilingual volunteers to help with Case Management Intake, front desk, and translate forms. Training will be provided. Shifts are available Monday through Friday, 4-10 hours per week. A 6 month commitment is necessary, as well as a simple background check.

For more information, contact Sharon at or (707) 544-6911 x 1013
Sonoma County Encourages People to Register to Vote
Sonoma County Encourages People to Register to Vote

Now it’s easier than ever to apply to vote in California with the online application . It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity every year since. Californian's have used it to register to vote or to update their voter registration record. Educating Voters: Millions of voters need to register and re-register every year. By utilizing new technology and leveraging partners, we’ll educate Americans in all 50 states about how to register, sign up for election reminders, check their registration online, get mail ballots, learn about early voting and more.
To be eligible to register to vote, one must be a U.S. Citizen, 18 years old on or before Election Day, and not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony. Voters, who have moved, wish to change political party affiliation, or who have changed their names should re-register. Voters should notify our office when their mailing address has changed. The last day to register to vote in the upcoming November 6 th  Consolidated General Election is October 22, 2018.
For more information visit our website at , contact the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office at 435 Fiscal Drive, Santa Rosa, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 707-565-6800 or 1-800-750-VOTE toll free.
And remember, don’t just register to vote, VOTE!
Job Opportunities
Title of Announcement: Youth Counselor
Salary:  Competitive salary with an additional salary increase for bilingual Spanish/English abilities upon passing a bilingual proficiency exam.
Position Summary: The Youth Counselor works as part of a team to support children and their families, particularly foster and probation youth. Youth Counselors work with youth in their environments, building support systems, connecting them to resources, and helping them with their behavioral and mental health goals. The primary goal of our program is to provide children and families with services that will increase safety, stability, and permanency. Seneca is committed to hiring and maintaining a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse workforce that is reflective of the local client/student community. Seneca is committed to hiring and maintaining a culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse workforce that is reflective of the local client/student community.
Title of Announcement: Behavioral Intervention Specialist
Salary:  Competitive salary
Position Summary: The role of the Behavioral Intervention Specialist is to help design, implement and monitor behavioral plans for students that are based on thorough assessments and follow ABA and PENT best practices in order to remain compliant with special education law. Additionally, the Specialist coordinates services at the school sites and provides coaching, modeling and development opportunities to school staff. Seneca is committed to hiring and maintaining a culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse workforce that is reflective of the local client/student community.
Seneca strives to provide a continuum of care to the area’s most vulnerable youth and their families. We provide a range of school-related, community-centered and residentially-based services to support the diverse needs of our clients. Within our public-school partnership programs, Seneca seamlessly interweaves special education services with rich therapeutic and behavioral supports to intervene quickly and efficiently with students with diverse needs. Many students with academic deficits have experienced years of school failure; it is our goal to provide an enriching and successful environment where students’ strengths are celebrated, and their needs addressed with a variety of targeted interventions.

Title of Announcement: Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator: Parks for All
Salary:   Independent Contractor sought. $5,000 compensation as full payment for the job term. September 20th (or as soon as possible)- November 7th, 2018.  
Position Summary: We are looking for a competent Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and manage volunteers through the November 6, 2018 General Election. Successful candidate will be responsible for allocating responsibilities and retaining the best people as volunteers.
It takes a competent leader and go-getter to succeed in this role. The Volunteer Coordinator should know how to distinguish talent and do everything possible to motivate and inspire that talent. Successful candidate will possess excellent organizational skills and ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and experience. A heavy emphasis will be placed on Spanish language outreach, and a successful candidate must be able to communicate fluently with this target population. 
The goal is to ensure that Yes on Measure M: Parks for All is always staffed with the best and most reliable individuals, and that they are correctly utilized for the fulfilment of our mission. We are also placing a heavy emphasis on Latino community outreach and volunteer mobilization through this position.
Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Responsibilities Include:
  • Sourcing and recruiting volunteers through various techniques
  • Public outreach for campaign, especially within Latino community
  • Collecting information on availabilities and skills
  • Arranging for appropriate training when needed
  • Latino community cultural awareness and engagement 
Title of Announcement: Transitional Aged Youth Counselor 
Salary:  $16-$20 per hr. DOE 
Position Summary: Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) is a non-profit agency serving at-risk youth and their families in Sonoma County. We have an immediate opening for a Transitional Aged Youth Advocate in Santa Rosa. Under the direct supervision of the Program Director of Housing Services at SAY, the Youth Advocate is responsible for providing supportive case management services to transitional aged youth (TAY) at the SAY housing or shelter programs. 
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment during all program operations
• Screen and interview applicants for program eligibility 
• Maintain intake and eligibility documentation per program requirement
• Provide comprehensive counseling/case management including job skills training, educational assistance, supportive services, leadership opportunities, and referrals to community resources.
• Develop and implement group activities and/or curriculum
• Complete documentation of services including: Case Notes, Service Plans, Incident Reports, etc.
• Coordinate with community partners to provide services and referrals.
• Network and liaise with landlords and neighbors in the community to provide excellent customer service and develop housing opportunities for youth.
• Provide Supportive Services to facilitate program participant lease signing and through tenancy to establish being a good renter. 
• Complete all required data entry into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
• Support the Program Manager in meeting contract requirements
• Be a part of the On-Call Support Team
• Other duties as assigned
Title of Announcement: Bilingual Assessment Clinician 
Salary: $25.00-$27.00 per hour
Position Summary: Part-time. Under the direct supervision of the Counseling Program Managers, the Bilingual Assessment Clinician will work collaboratively within the organization to provide assessment services to identified clients across multiple programs and services. We provide excellent clinical supervision to licensure track clinicians.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
1. Provide intake, screening and assessment services to English and Spanish speaking youth and families
2. Create and maintain all necessary records
3. Assist families by actively referring them to appropriate services 
4. Respond in a positive and respectful manner to diversity among the agency's service population and staff 
5. Engage clients who may not want to receive services
6. Confer and cooperate with agencies such as police, sheriff, probation, social services, mental health, the 
courts, youth services and other organizations
7. Actively participate as part of the SAY Counseling Department Team
8. Follow all laws regarding confidentiality, mandated reporting, and HIPAA 
9. Perform other related duties as assigned
Title of Announcement: Grants Writer Department: Development
Position Summary: Full-time. T he Grant Writer will be part of a dynamic fundraising team that works collaboratively to raise essential funds for the Redwood Empire Food Bank's (REFB) ongoing operations and strategic programs. The position is responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate the REFB's mission and programs to potential funders. The Grant Writer takes the lead on ensuring the REFB's robust grant program is effective, growing and meeting budget goals. In the current fiscal year, the REFB is on track to submit over 50 proposals. 
The Grant Writer will work closely with our development team, including one other full-time Grant Writer, to ensure the grant process is streamlined and effective. The Grant Writer will have a portfolio of grantors that they steward from the start of the application process through reporting, including stewardship.
Title of Announcement: Financial Manager
Salary: $25 per hour
Position Summary: Part-time. Humanidad is a Marriage Family Therapist training program and Educational Consultation agency in Santa Rosa. We work with much of the Latinx community throughout Sonoma County. In 2016 we were awarded a California Department of Public Health Disparity Act Grant and are preparing to incorporate their requirements into our day to day business. We work together in the style of mentorship and much of what we do is collaborative. If you are interested in being a part of a rich and creative learning environment, have a passion for cultural equity and proficiency, and are happy to work independently as well as a part of a team-we want to hear from you!
We are looking for a Financial Manager to help with financial business and office needs of HTES. Past experience working with a non-profit is a must.
  • Payroll and State Grant invoices
  • Creating and monitoring budgets
  • QuickBooks and A/P & A/R Responsibilities 
  • Be available to meet once a month with board members to review finances
  • Work with the CDPH requirements
  • Create monthly financial statements
  • Pay office Bills
  • Make deposits
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Title of Announcement: Office Assistant
Salary: Based on experience
Position Summary: Part-time. Humanidad is a Marriage Family Therapist training program and Educational Consultation agency in Santa Rosa. We work with much of the Latinx community throughout Sonoma County...We work together in the style of mentorship and much of what we do is collaborative. If you are interested in being a part of a rich and creative learning environment, have a passion for cultural equity and proficiency, and are happy to work independently as well as a part of a team-we want to hear from you! 
We are looking for a bilingual self- initiated and motivated person to run the daily office needs and to work with the rest of the HTES team in delivering the requisites of the grant project. 
• Serving as primary office contact for the agency (phone/email/in-person)
• Taking care of the in-office scheduling using google calendar system
• Creating, updating, & translating documents, flyers, press releases, etc.
• In charge of basic office upkeep, and supply re-stocking
• Developing & increasing social media presence
• Handling note-taking duties for meetings
• Supervising volunteer-led project implementation at local schools (weekly in- person check-in, and daily email/phone communication)
• Developing community outreach opportunities
• Making weekly deposits
• Basic QuickBooks data entry (monthly check-in with accountant)
• Creating a variety of blank client files for therapist/intern use
• Serving as an interpreter for client sessions, presentations, etc. (knowledge of therapeutic language a plus!)
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Title of Announcement: Care Counselor
Salary: $15.50 - $16.50 per hour
Position Summary: The Care Counselor (Service Provider II) works with clients primarily in the field as part of a team supporting client recovery and independence. In this vital role, you will provide daily independent living assistance to clients individually and in groups in a manner that facilitates growth, the assumption of responsibility, and the increased ability to relate effectively with others. This is a part-time (20 - 24 hours) job with hours to be agreed upon with supervisor that may include days and evenings throughout the week. Make a difference, gain valuable behavioral healthcare experience and work with a dedicated team!
Title of Announcement: Mail, Materials & Records Handler II
Salary: $3,450.71 - $4,193.37/Mo.
Position Summary: Working under supervision, Mail, Materials & Records Handler II's provide daily courier delivery and process mail, materials, and records retrieval services for Sonoma County departments and outside agencies. Mail, Materials & Records Handler II's also sort and distribute picked up courier materials, operate and maintain mail machines and barcode sorters, and deliver, retrieve, file, transfer, store, and dispose of Sonoma County and outside agency records.
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Experience with high production mail room equipment such as Pitney Bowes Mail Room Systems and Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS)
  • Courier experience specific to classified records, mail, parcels, and warehousing
  • Experience with receiving and retrieving records and files within a Records Management storage system
  • The ability to handle varied, multi-stop, daily courier routes within a specific window of time
  • An understanding of document retention schedules
  • Experience training end users including training on EDMS scanning procedures
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook

Title of Announcement: Community Dental Health Worker
Position Summary: The Community Dental Health Worker (CDHW) achieves a set of dental health competencies and serves as a linguistically and culturally competent member of the dental team. Their duties include: assist with Caries Risk Assessment completion, apply topical fluoride, use motivational interviewing to identify behavior change plans, provide patient and parent health education, instruct on use of mobile dental applications, ensure dental case management, track completion of treatment and behavior plans, refer for specialty care, inform parents of their dental insurance benefits, and provide resources for social and other services.
Areas of Responsibility:
  • Conduct cultural mediation among individuals and health and social service systems
  • Provide culturally appropriate health education and information to caregivers of Medi-Cal enrolled children age 6 and under:
  • Support care coordination, case management, and system navigation:
  • Provide coaching and social supports
  • Advocate for individuals and caregivers
  • Build individual and community capacity to provide culturally appropriate oral health care
  • Community Assistance
  • Participate in evaluation efforts
Title of Announcement: Nursing Services Director - Public Health
Salary: $106,088.32 - $128,942.28 Annually
Position Summary: The Nursing Services Director - Public Health plans and supervises the work of DHS' nurse workforce of approximately sixty full-time staff and allied personnel to ensure the understanding of and compliance with laws, regulations, codes, and agency policies and programs. The Director oversees nursing services which are focused on the control and prevention of communicable and chronic disease; the promotion of maternal, child, and adolescent health; the prevention of abuse and neglect of children, elders, and spouses; outreach screening, case management, resource coordination, and assessment; and the delivery and evaluation of care for individuals, families, and communities. As an integral part of the DHS leadership team, the Director is also responsible for:
  • Implementing an 18-month work plan for Emergency Preparedness
  • Leading the development of quality assurance and performance measures across all DHS divisions, clinical programs, and services related to nursing and allied personnel
  • Developing, implementing, and updating plans, policies, protocols, and standards for nursing services
  • Supporting the integration of nursing services throughout the department
  • Overseeing professional development of nursing personnel, including the oversight and adherence to appropriate HIPAA, health regulations, codes, licensure, and certification requirements
  • Representing DHS at county, regional, state, and national levels
  • Coordinating nursing disaster service duties and serving as a member of the Department Operations Center (DOC) and/or Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in times of disaster
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