Penn Center for Community Health Workers seeks IMPACT Trainer

About the opportunity: We have developed IMPaCT, a nationally-recognized, evidence-based Community Health Worker (CHW) model, and there is growing demand from organizations across the country to use our tools and training to start or improve CHW programs. We’re looking for highly-engaging, dynamic individuals with a passion for social justice to train CHWs across the country using our best-in-class training curriculum. After receiving training, orientation and certification from our Training Department, trainers will teach the IMPaCT model by: (1) travelling on-site to deliver in-person training to CHWs across the country and (2) facilitating training sessions remotely, using videoconferencing and other forms of technology. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the Community Health Worker field with an organization committed to social justice; play a key role in individuals’ professional development; and help us continue to scale our course delivery. This is a part-time position that could turn into a full-time opportunity for the right person.

About the organization: Penn Center for Community Health Workers is a center of excellence for CHW research, patient care and dissemination. Our IMPaCT model, which has been featured on National Public Radio and the New York Times, has served more than 7,000 people in Philadelphia. The program is proven to improve primary care access, chronic disease control, and mental health while reducing hospital admissions by 30%. More than 1,000 organizations have accessed our tools (chw.upenn.edu) and we provide technical assistance to help organizations create, launch and sustain effective CHW programs.

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