Enhancing your CHW Title: NYC V5
The Community Health worker position is not an 100% widely understood position by the larger community. That is because it first began in the third world, and then hit the first world after many professionals realized the benefits that CHW programs have brought to the table on the wider humanity.
However, because its not a regulated licensed position, "WHAT" skills the CHW has is always determined by the agency who gives the training. "What" you know has to be re-explained to every employer.
As a free-agent CHW, there are a few things you can do to make yourself more marketable and to also apply your CHW skills to other positions that are the same like the CHW title but have a different name-- such as a Health Navigator or Case Manager.
Additional specialized skills are great because they can improve your life intellectually but also financially. The more skilled of a CHW you are...the more you can demand.
And let me emphasize DEMAND or lower that word down to human "Negotiator" of your time. Your Time is priceless but sometimes we have to convince others what that price is! Annoying but necessary to build trust with your employer.
We bring valuable talent and let me tell you what some of that is.
Connecting with the everyday person, being flexible and also connecting with professionals, being self-learners, being independent, being daily travelers, possessing unique interpersonal skills and more.
Pair yourself with the below novel trainings below in NYC or look for them in your area using google.
NYC Training Resources:
Food Safety Certificate Course: https://a816-healthpsi.nyc.gov/prjFPC/F2300_Default.aspx
Outreach Training Program (OSHA 10-Hour & 30-Hour Cards)
Redcross (Various Training Certificates: https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class?scode=PSG00000E017&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuNr8yYyZ7AIVpdSzCh1lhAb-EAAYASABEgJ-ePD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
NYC Dept of Labor Training: https://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/planyourcareer/training.shtm