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Community Health Care Worker

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are trusted, knowledgeable frontline health personnel who typically come from the communities they serve. CHWs bridge cultural and linguistic barriers, expand access to coverage and care, and improve health outcomes. As critical links between their communities and the health care system, CHWs reduce health disparities; boost health care quality, cultural competence and affordability; and empower individuals and communities for better health.

Certifications

  • Certified Home Health Aid
  • Community Health Worker Volunteer Certificate
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification

Things to Consider About this Program

  • Discuss health concerns with members of the community
  • Provide informational counseling and social support
  • Help people understand their health conditions
  • Translate or interpret health information for clients
  • Organize outreach programs
  • Provide health screenings, referrals and educational materials
  • Advocate for individual and community health needs
  • Collect data and report findings to healthcare providers
  • Career Advancements: Health & Wellness, Public Health, Social Worker, Registered Nurse in public health
  • Must hold current Basic Life Support CPR Certification before start of class

Direct Employment

  • Pima County Health Dept. 
  • El Rio

Jobs Available After Additional or Advanced Training

  • Health Coach
  • Community Health Advisor 
  • Family advocate 
  • Health Educator 
  • Liaison
  • Promoter
  • Outreach Worker
  • Peer Counselor
  • Patient Navigator 
  • Health Interpreter
  • Public Health Aide
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Case Manager

Eligibility

Entering Grade 12

Students must complete the following:

  • Highly encouraged to have taken one or more of the following: JTED Health Care Foundations, Anatomy/Physiology, or Psychology
  • Be a high school senior and turn 18 years or older by course completion 
  • Accuplacer Reading/Math assessment 
  • Be able to obtain fingerprint clearance card, pass industry required drug testing, and background checks 
  • Social Security number for clinicals, externships, certifications and licenses 
  • Audit Tool

Holland Codes:

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Community Health Care Worker

Location

JTED @ Master Pieces: 

Monday through Thursday 4 to 6:30 p.m. and 160 hour internship

Program Completion/Sequence

  • Semester 1:Global Health: Best practices, Social Determinants, Cultural Awareness & humility, Home health aid 
  • Semester 2: Rural health, Indigenous communities, Underserved areas, Home Health aid, Community Health internship 
  • This program is completed in one school year

Credits

2/year

Locations offering Community Health Care Worker:

  • JTED @ Master Pieces