Penn Center for Community Health Workers seeks Assistant Director for Training and Development

About the position: If you’re interested in spearheading the training department of a national healthcare organization committed to social justice, this is the job for you! Our organization has developed a successful Community Health Worker (CHW) model, and there is growing demand from organizations across the country to replicate the model in their local communities. We’re looking to hire an energetic, creative, organized individual to lead these efforts. In this role, you will design and lead trainings to prepare organizations to successfully adapt and adopt the IMPaCT model; consult to partner organizations to help them troubleshoot problems; design and develop tools and products to scale our work; and hire, train and supervise other trainers to support the growth of the department. This is a key role in a fastgrowing organization.

About the organization: Penn Center for Community Health Workers is a national center of excellence for Community Health Worker (CHW) research, application and dissemination. We developed IMPaCT, a CHW model which hires people from within local communities to provide social support, advocacy and navigation to high-risk individuals. The program has served more than 6,000 people in Philadelphia and is scientifically proven to improve patients’ post-hospital primary care access, chronic disease control, and mental health while reducing hospital admissions by 30%. More than 1,000 organizations have accessed our CHW toolkit (http://chw.upenn.edu/tools) and we provide technical assistance to help organizations around the country create, launch and sustain effective CHW programs. We are part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which provides competitive salaries and exceptional benefits, including contribution to your retirement plan, a professional development stipend and an annual tuition benefit.

 

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