15. August 2013 11:30
Please see below for information on a job opportunity with UCD Health System courtesy of APSEA.
UCD Davis Health System is recuiting for a per diem interpreter that is fluent in three languages -- Cantonese/Mandarin/Vietnamese. See job description below and attached flyer for additional information. Please share with others who may be interested in applying for this position. Any questions, please contact Tina Lopez (UCDavis Health System), 916-734-8740 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Job Title: Interpreter Cantonese/Mandarin/Vietnamese Per Diem
Location: Lawrence J Ellison Ambulatory
Reference #: 0306043
Position Information: This is a per diem position located at UC Davis Health System, Medical Interpreting Services Department located in Sacramento, with variable working hours and variable working days. This classification is represented by a union. This position will remain open until filled. Interviews may be held at anytime.
Demonstrated specific language and English translating/speaking abilities
Knowledge of medical terminology
Familiarity with Medical Center setting
Skill to interpret/translate verbally and in writing information from second language to English, and English to second language
Ability to interact with and relate to non-English speaking persons of any background and culture with enthusiasm, professionalism, and empathy.
Computer skills to input and maintain records
Must have knowledge of Professional Standards for Medical Interpreters; previous professional interpreting training preferred.
Requirements: This position provides oral interpreting services to and from Cantonese/ Mandarin/ Vietnamese Languages for non-English and limited English speaking patients of the University of California, Davis Health System.
Special Requirements: Revised 5/9/13: This is not a H1B opportunity. Must be able to work flexible schedule on a short notice and travel to off site locations. Must be able to rotate on-call for evening, weekend, and holiday coverage.
CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR INTERVIEW WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS A ORAL COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT.
THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
14. April 2012 19:05
On April 12, 2012, APAPA-BAC hosted a successful town hall meeting in Oakland featuring the candidates of California Assembly District 18.
All three candidates running for State Assembly District 18 -- Mr. Rob Bonta, Mr. Abel Gullen, and Mr. Joel Young --were present to advocate their candidacy.
After dinner, the candidates debated. The debate focused on the state budget, education, taxation, public employee's pension and each candidate's expertise as well as their qualifications to represent the district.
The meeting was also sponsored by the National Federation of Filipino American Association, the Chinese American Political Association and the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay. Many leaders of the Filipino community attended the event.
About 85 community members from District 8 attended the meeting at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior where the event was held. Community members left the meeting with a better understanding of each candidate and where each stands on important issues in the district.
Photos of the event are posted in APAPA's Gallery: http://apapa.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2068
2. April 2012 18:23
Officers and Board Members of APAPA attended the Greater Sacramento Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce's (GSVACC) 1st First Annual Installation Banquet and Gala. On Saturday, March 31, 2012, C.C. Yin, Ofa Mann, Tom Bhe, Edgar Calderon, Paul Chow, Honey Lum and Julie Tcha celebrated GSVACC's very successful year at Hilton Sacramento Arden West.
GSVACC (gsvacc.org) has accomplished admirable feats this past year—Little Saigon, tutoring programs, helping businesses and more. APAPA is proud to support such a community-driven, hard-working organization.
Over 200 people attended the event. Slideshows showed the several different projects, events and programs GSVACC has done during the past year. Not only were attendees blown away by the slideshows, but attendees were also entertained with traditional Vietnamese music.
The night ended with great music, friends and a bigger commitment to supporting our community and local businesses.