Latino Service Providers Electronic Newsletter
¿Qué Pasa? Boletín Electrónico de LSP
September 10, 2018 ● 10 de Septiembre 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. Once Upon a Smile September 13th
  3. Tour Gratuito 15 de Septiembre
  4. Just Horsin' Around Fundraiser September 15th
  5. Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach developing September 15th
  6. Sebastopol Regional Library: 123 Andrés September 17th
  7. Not Alone Film Screening September 18th
  8. Los Reyes Mariachi at Northwest Library September 24th
  9. LGBTQ en Espanol 26 de Septiembre
  10. CTE: Spark the Future September 26th
  11. Ayuda Tecnológica/Technology Help
  12. St. Joseph Mobile Clinic September Schedule
  13. Cuerpo, Corazón, Comunidad mes de Septiembre
  14. Health in Nature/ Salud en La Naturaleza
  15. Academia Comunitaria
  16. Social & Emotional Student Health & Safety October 13th
  17. Champions for Children November 9th
  18. Health & Wellness Fair November 11th
  19. CPI Immigration Tip Sheet

Job Announcements:

  1. Program Instructor, After School
  2. Business and Finance Director
  3. Sheriff's Communications Dispatcher II
  4. Employment and Training Specialist – Bilingual
  5. Behavioral Health Services Director
  6. Volunteer Coordinator
  7. Staff Attorney- VIDAS
  8. Encore Program Advocate

Latino Service Providers
LSP would like to introduce our newest Board Member, Marcos Mejia!
Marcos Mejia brings more than 20 years of experience in communications, media production, branding and marketing, public relations, and community outreach. His entire career has been devoted to bridging communications, servicing different social groups. Marcos considers himself gifted with the opportunity to have lived in 4 different countries and the ability to speak 4 languages, which granted him a broader exposure to cultures and diversity, setting his path to act as cultural liaison, in the roles of simultaneous interpreter and Spanish-English translator.
¡Bienvenido Marcos!
LSP at the 12th Annual Intership Fair at Sonoma State University!
Once Upon a Smile September 13th
Join us for our inaugural Health and Wellness fundraiser September 13, 2018  from  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  at the beautiful  Seghesio Winery in Healdsburg CA  in support of our community dental programs.
It is sure to be a night of delicious food, wine, music and exciting silent and live auctions!
Tour Gratuito 15 de Septiembre
Se requiere registrarse. Para registrarse visite el enlace
To sign up please visit this link (Spanish)
Just Horsin' Around Fundraiser September 15th
Come on out to the best fund raising event of the year!
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Face Painting
  • Carriage Rides
  • Pasta Feed
  • Raffle
  • Silent Auction
  • Equestrian Demonstrations
Benefiting children with financial needs for summer camp and after school care.
Veterans Memorial Beach developing September 15th
Sebastopol Regional Library: 123 Andrés September 17th
Sebastopol Regional Library Presents: 123 Andrés
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Come see Latin Grammy winners 123 Andrés in concert for kids and families! 123 Andrés brings bilingual songs and rhythms that will entice kids to jump, dance, and get the whole family moving.
Date: 09-17-2018
Time: 3:30 PM
Address: 7140 Bodega Ave.
Sebastopol , CA 95472
SRJC Herencia 18 de Septiembre
Not Alone Film Screening September 18th
Los Reyes Mariachi at Northwest Library September 24th
Join the Northwest Santa Rosa Library to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with Los Reyes Mariachi Quartet! This performance will include a wide variety of styles and rhythms that represent traditional Mexican music, mariachi, and Latin-American folkloric music.   

¡Únase a la Biblioteca Northwest de Santa Rosa para celebrar el mes de la Herencia Hispana con Los Reyes Mariachi Quartet! Esta presentación incluirá una amplia variedad de estilos y ritmos que representan la música tradicional mexicana, el mariachi y la música folclórica latinoamericana.

Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Campus: Northwest Santa Rosa Library
LGBTQ en Espanol 26 de Septiembre
CTE: Spark the Future September 26th
Ayuda Tecnológica/Technology Help
St. Joseph Mobile Clinic September Schedule
Cuerpo, Corazón, Comunidad mes de Septiembre

12- ¡Estrés!: Señales y Soluciones

19- Auto-Estima e Identidad Latino-Americana

26- Sicosis: ¿Qué Es? ¿Qué Ayuda?
Health in Nature/ Salud en La Naturaleza
Academia Comunitaria
Social & Emotional Student Health & Safety October 13th
 Click  HERE  to register.
Champions for Children November 9th
Join 4Cs and hundreds of local business and community leaders at a benefit luncheon to honor our community's Champions for Children. Award recipients express the values of 4Cs by promoting the well-being of children in Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties. 
November 9, 2018, 11:00 AM- 1:30 PM
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club
This is an excellent opportunity to recognize individuals or organizations that are working to improve the lives of children and teens. 
This year, our seven categories reflect the five protective factors that support the well-being of children: 
  • Inspired Start0-5 Early Care and Education- Increasing success through quality early care and education.
  • Empowering Youth -K-12 Education- Developing educated children through school-age programs.
  • Strong Families - Public Service / Agency-Engaging the whole family to support children. 
  • Healthy ChildrenHealth and Medical-Impacting the health, nutrition, and wellness of children.
  • Secure SurroundingsBusiness / Foundation- Providing concrete supports to meet basic needs of children.
  • Positive Social ConnectionsPeer Leadership - Engaging peers in a positive way and leading by example. Nominees must be under 35.
  • Sonoma Strong- An individual who helped children and families during the Sonoma County wildfires.
Health & Wellness Fair November 11th
CPI Immigration Tip Sheet
Job Opportunities
Title of Announcement: Program Instructor, After School
Position Summary: Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNorCal) is seeking Program Instructors for our after school-based STEM programs (for girls grades K-8), and prevention/intervention programs (for girls grades 6-8). We are looking for thriving youth development practitioners who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of girls!
Positions will be serving sites located in Sonoma County and requires 5-20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, mostly between the hours of 2:30pm – 6:30pm. If hired, we will do our best to work with you to determine work hours that best fits with your school schedule. Please note that all program instructors require a reliable vehicle, clear driving record, valid CA driver’s license, and car insurance.
Learn more about each after school program here:
Title of Announcement: Business and Finance Director
Salary: $24-$30/hour DOE
Position Summary: Part-time, up to 32 hours per week.
Business and Finance Director will manage all financial and business aspects of SOS, including day-to-day business-finance and HR operations. This position will monitor and evaluate the financial performance of the company, identifying risks and developing opportunities to enhance SOS’s quality programming and capacity building. As part of the leadership team, the Business and Finance Director will work collaboratively with lead staff to support operations and ensure programmatic success. We are looking for a creative person who can help bring greater efficiency to our financial operations and systems. SOS has entered an exciting phase of growth. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Business and Finance Director to help develop and shape the agencies financial strategy and planning, towards long-term success!
Please send resume and letter of interest to
Title of Announcement: Sheriff's Communications Dispatcher II
Salary: $59,775.12 - $72,652.66 Annually
Closing: Continuous
Position Summary: In the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, Communications Dispatcher II's receive requests for assistance from law enforcement personnel and the public. They dispatch, coordinate, and direct emergency manpower and equipment as needed, and perform related filing and record keeping duties. In our 24/7 environment, Dispatcher's must have the flexibility to work all shifts (day, swing, grave), and overtime is required.
This full, working-level position in the Dispatcher job series is for individuals who have completed a year of law enforcement, emergency dispatch experience with a city, county, state, or federal agency. Possession of a California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Public Safety Dispatcher's Certificate is highly desired.
Title of Announcement: Employment and Training Specialist – Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Salary: $24.69 - $30.01/Hr. 
Position Summary: Employment and Training Specialists (ETS)s are responsible for determining clients' initial and continuing eligibility for public assistance and employment programs. By reviewing employment history to develop alternatives to help the individual clients reach self-sufficiency, ETSs assist clients in identifying and analyzing social problems and barriers to employment. These positions also monitor clients' progress through various programs in order to further evaluate specific needs and provide, or as necessary refer, clients for additional assistance.
Ideal candidates possess:
  • A passion for assisting others reach their employment goals
  • Strong word processing skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working with regulations and the ability to accurately apply rules, policies, and procedures
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the proven ability to build effective working relationships
Title of Announcement: Behavioral Health Services Director
Salary: $139,837.05 - $169,975.06 
Closing Date: 9/17/2018
Position Summary: The Behavioral Health Services Director has overall responsibility for all functions of the Department of Health Services' (DHS) Behavioral Health Division. This position plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the activities, programs, and functions of the Division. Developing, interpreting, implementing, and evaluating workflow, policies, and procedures are key responsibilities. 
The Behavioral Health Services Director has oversight of an $80 million dollar budget, consisting of multiple, complex and programmatic, funding streams. The budget supports 41 programs, a staff of 7 direct reports, and approximately 253 indirect employees. This position reviews and evaluates programs in order to prioritize resources based on the greatest need, return on investment, and anticipated future needs, in adherence with all fiscal and legal responsibilities as well as federal and state mandates. To view the color brochure, please click  here .
Title of Announcement: Volunteer Coordinator, Sebastopol 
Closing Date: 9/13/2018
Position Summary: The ideal candidate for this role is someone who enjoys the excitement of recruiting and working with adult volunteers to further the deeper intention of Ceres Community Project’s work to foster a vibrant relationship between people, food, communities and the earth. We are seeking a professional with volunteer management and administrative skills who can ensure that all volunteers are well oriented and are appreciated and feel themselves to be an integral part of Ceres Community Project programs.
Candidates should send a cover letter expressing why they are interested in working at Ceres Community Project and how their experience and skills match the position, along with a current resume, your email address and daytime contact info to
Title of Announcement: Staff Attorney- VIDAS
Salary: $58,000 to $66,000 for 100% time
Position Summary: VIDAS seeks one Staff Attorney to work with its Senior Attorney in Sonoma County (primarily Santa Rosa) to represent immigrants in removal proceedings in the San Francisco Immigration Court. The Staff Attorney will have office hours in Santa Rosa and will appear in court in San Francisco one to two days per week, generally, representing both detained and non-detained clients in their removal proceedings. VIDAS will consider applicants who are available for four (4) or five (5) days per week for this position.  The Staff Attorney will report to the Legal Director (Senior Attorney) and will have a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to:
  • Provide legal advice and counsel on immigration issues, including participating in immigration clinics and assisting with emergency cases;
  • Provide direct representation to detained and non-detained immigrants in bond, master and individual hearings in San Francisco and, possibly, by telephonic appearance in other venues;
  • Prepare motions, applications, briefs and exhibits of evidence for advocacy before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Office, and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services;
  • Develop and present training/guidance materials on immigration law issues affecting Sonoma County immigrants and their families for Know Your Rights and other community education fora;
  • Provide hands-on mentorship to VIDAS paralegal staff, equipping them to work effectively in preparing applications, declarations and other documents needed for representation;
  • Assist in oversight of progress on objectives and deliverables for grant reporting, process mapping, and tracking data and outcomes;
  • Facilitate cross-referrals with social services, mental health and medical providers;
  • Support Legal Director and Executive Director with project management tasks, including reporting, and funder and media relations.
Applications, including a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample and contact information for three professional references, should be emailed to Legal Director Richard Coshnear at: .   
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.
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