Community Health Workers Training Program – William James College

 In partnership with the Justice Research Institute, the Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at William James College  is launching a Community Health Workers (CHW) Training Program in January 2022. Funded by a 4-year federal grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration, the CHW Training seeks to recruit and train Community Health Workers and expand partnerships with local agencies and community health centers that offer team-based care in integrated primary care settings. One of the goals of the program is to increase knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the specific concerns of children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth in high need and high demand areas who are at risk for behavioral health disorders. The CHW Training Program is a full-time paid field work experience at a community-based agency paired with mentorship, career counseling, and professional development activities. In addition to the annual salaries offered by partner agencies, the program provides a $5,000 stipend to each participant for living expenses. The CHW Training Program also offers an 80-hour training that will prepare participants to apply for certification through the Board of Certification of Community Health Workers with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
If you are interested in scheduling a virtual meeting to learn more about this new initiative, please contact:

Gemima St. Louis, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)
Associate Vice President for Workforce Initiatives & Specialty Training, Center for Workforce Development
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Department
William James College, One Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
617-327-6777 Ext. 1241;