Latino Service Providers Electronic Newsletter
¿Qué Pasa? Boletín Electrónico de LSP
September 3, 2018 ● 3 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. Cuerpo, Corazón, Comunidad 5-26 de Septiembre
  3. A Path to College/ El Camino a la Universidad Sept. 1&8
  4. Sonoma Community Resilience Training. Apply by September 7th
  5. Court Accompaniment Training September 9th
  6. YES-Coast Apply/Aplicar September 10
  7. Sabores de Wine Country September 10th
  8. Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach developing September 15th
  9. Not Alone Film Screening September 18th
  10. Sebastopol Regional Library: 123 Andrés September 17th
  11. Como Solicitar Becas/How to apply for Scholarships Sept. 12th & 19th
  12. Call for Volunteers September 12th-14th
  13. Fifth Annual State of the Latino Community September 27th
  14. Integrated Wellness Center
  15. Back to School Educator Parties September
  16. Prevention and integration in Oral Health September 28th
  17. Academia Comunitaria
  18. Social & Emotional Student Health & Safety October 13th
  19. Champions for Children November 9th
  20. Health & Wellness Fair November 11th
  21. Join Homework Help Team

Job Announcements:

  1. Staff Attorney- VIDAS
  2. Program Instructor, After School
  3. Business and Finance Director
  4. Senior Account Clerk
  5. Senior Office Assistant – English & Bilingual
  6. Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Administrator
  7. Database Administrator
  8. Encore Program Advocate
  9. Program Director, Mental Health Services
  10. Bilingual Resource Connector I and II

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!
Want to nominate a student for Student of the Quarter or want to learn more about our Youth Programs? Click Here
Cuerpo, Corazón, Comunidad 5-26 de Septiembre
5- Emociones: Cómo Entenderlas y Expresarlas
12- ¡Estrés!: Señales y Soluciones
19- Auto-Estima e Identidad Latino-Americana
26- Sicosis: ¿Qué Es? ¿Qué Ayuda?
A Path to College/ El Camino a la Universidad Sept. 1&8
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.
Court Accompaniment Training September 9th
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
Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach developing September 15th
Not Alone Film Screening September 18th
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
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
Fifth Annual State of the Latino Community September 27th
Fifth Annual State of the Latino Community in Sonoma County:

 Advancing Prosperity, Unlocking Potential
& Building Resilience
Mark your calendar September 27,
7:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Keynote Speakers:
David B. Grusky, PhD
Micah Weinberg, PhD

Please RSVP : e Register Now!
We are also reaching out for Event Sponsors! Any questions please contact us:
Herman Hernandez/Magali Telles

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
Back to School Educator Parties September
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:
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
Download Registration Form Here
Join Homework Help Team
Job Opportunities
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: 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: Senior Account Clerk
Salary: $45,916.64 - $55,809.59 Annually
Position Summary: County of Sonoma Senior Account Clerks are responsible for maintaining and reviewing financial and statistical records. They are subject matter experts who use independent judgment and discretion when conferring with staff, management, and other County departments and agencies. As leaders, Senior Account Clerks provide direction to clerical accounting personnel, guide and train employees, and may participate in the new hire selection process.
Ideal candidates for these positions will have:
  • Prior bookkeeping and accounts payable/receivable experience
  • The ability to prepare and maintain financial transactions in an accurate, timely manner
  • Attention to detail, and a capacity to effectively complete tasks and projects while working in a fast-paced environment, with frequent interruptions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to pleasantly and effectively interact with employees, managers, and other agency personnel
  • Knowledge of and experience using Access, Excel, Outlook, Word, and financial software
Title of Announcement: Senior Office Assistant – English & Bilingual 
Salary: $19.95 - $24.26 /Hr.
Closing Date: 9/12/2018  
Position Summary: The County of Sonoma seeks qualified individuals for multiple Senior Office Assistant (SOA) Regular and Bilingual (English/Spanish) positions with the Human Services Department, which may be assigned to work in Santa Rosa or Petaluma, as well as two Regular positions at the Airport for the Transportation & Public Works Department

SOA's perform a variety of clerical duties that are more complex in nature or have the highest consequence of error. These positions ensure that records and documents are filed, maintained, and processed within department guidelines, as well as State and Federal regulations. Additional responsibilities may include:
  • Providing exceptional customer service as a first point of contact by phone, in person, and through various forms of electronic communication
  • Creating documents and presentations
  • Training, orienting, and leading junior staff
Title of Announcement: Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Administrator - Time Limited 
Salary: $6,626 - $8,056/Mo.
Closing Date: 9/5/18
Position Summary: .Reporting directly to the CDC's Assistant Executive Director, this critical position will manage the administration of CDBG-DR funds, and coordinate timely delivery of the County's Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan. In conjunction with the County of Sonoma's Office of Recovery and Resiliency, the County Administrator Office's Community and Government Affairs Team, and the CDC's executive management team, the CDBG-DR Administrator will work to ensure that the County's recovery efforts are compliant with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Disaster Recovery requirements. This position will facilitate stronger accountability between County agencies/departments, HUD, and the Sonoma County community.
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: 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: 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
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