Community Health Workers Training Program

Posted by Temple University on December 15, 2014

Through a U.S. DHHS/HRSA grant, Temple University’s Center for Social Policy and Community Development and District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund are offering a Community Health Workers (CHW) Training experience, scheduled for January 20, 2015 to March 18, 2015. This free training opportunity would require participants to commit to three days per week of training, at 18 hours a week, from Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am- 3:30 pm.

Community health workers serve diverse communities who are most at risk of illness. CHWs provide a wide range of services, including outreach, home visits, health education and client-center counseling and case management. As an advocate, they support clients in accessing high quality health and social services.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to receive a tuition scholarship to earn 3.0 undergraduate college credits for the course from Temple University’s School of Social Work. Participants who complete the training program will be positioned to apply for employment with health care providers! Success is defined as having perfect attendance, being punctual, having good interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills as well as a having a positive attitude and demonstrating professionalism. Participants must be able to receive training information and demonstrate acquired skills in a variety of settings, e.g. through case studies, quizzes and practicum experiences.

To be considered for training, below are some of the requirements:

 Income: Must be below specified income level.

Household Size Income Level
1 $23,340
2 $31,460
3 $39,580
4 $47,700
5 $55,820
6 $63,940
7 $72,060
8 $80,180

 Age: At least 18 years or older with demonstrated emotional maturity

 At least High School Graduate or GED certificate, and 10th Grade equivalent literacy and 9th Grade numeracy skills

 Basic Computer Literacy

 Must have a clear criminal record check

 Must be able to pass a drug test and health screening, and have up-to-date immunizations

 Must have related work experience or a desire to enter the health and human services field of work

 Bilingual Spanish speaking candidates are needed.

Interested? Know others that might be interested? Call the PA CareerLink Center at 990 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA to schedule an appointment at (215) 560-5465 ext. 258.

For more information, contact:

Center for Social Policy and Community Development
Temple University
Ritter Annex, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 4th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19122

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