Community Health Worker Fellowship
The CHW is an introductory course that combines about 70 hours of in-class instruction with 40 hours of hands-on experience over the course of 20 weeks.
Accepted candidates to the CHW fellowship will have the opportunity to learn:
- General duties and responsibilities of a CHW working in the field, including law and ethics
- The role of the CHW as part of the public health model
- Ways in which culture impacts beliefs and attitudes around health, wellness, healing and access to health care.
- Introductory knowledge about organizing and advocacy, trauma informed care, immigration and mental health, clinical communication skills, and strengths based counseling.
- Candidates must be 18 years or older
- Desire to work in community health settings
- Commitment to social justice and a health equity approach
- Past experience working or volunteering in community strongly desires
Specific Skills required include:
- Computer knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office suite (World, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
- Minimum of high school diploma or GED
- For ESL speakers, fluency or an intermediate level is requires (CAMLA testing is required)
- Native speakers of other languages such as Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Amharic, and Tigrinya are strongly encouraged to apply.