Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WERC Opportunity for traning Community Health Workers

Instructor and Curriculum Developer

The Worker Education and Resource Center Inc. is a non-profit organization located on the fifth floor of the Service Employees International Union Local 721’s office building just west of downtown Los Angeles works in partnership with the Los Angeles County health-related departments and community health clinics. 
The Worker Education and Resource Center provides educational and training opportunities for workers in the healthcare safety net sector.  As Los Angeles County prepares to serve the thousands of newly medically insured residents under Obamacare, workers need skills to improve health services, innovate new care delivery models, and enhance culturally competent care.
WERC has a staff of 20, and is committed to providing dynamic, innovative education and training opportunities in a pro-worker, learner-centered, supportive environment.  It is a high performance program that produces dramatic results – pioneering a large-scale health care workforce development program, including preparing Community Health Workers, improving the patient experience, and training workers for opportunities for employment in the healthcare safety net sector.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  This is a full-time position reporting to the Director.  Instructors work closely as a team to conduct and develop learner-centered, action-oriented, participatory courses for healthcare workers.  For this position applicants should have a background in healthcare quality improvement as a clinician or educator.  The position requires the ability to develop and adapt curricula, use innovative teaching methods, and provide support and feedback to instructors and students.  Candidates who are bi-lingual in Spanish language and can teach and create curriculum in Spanish are preferred.
Sample duties will include:
·      Meeting with clinical teams and leadership to design the educational programs that are strategic to the desired change in delivery models. 
·      Developing and teaching worker-centered curricula, customized for the particular workplace. 
·      Support students with ongoing education to strengthen their health coaching, customer service, team participation skills, etc.

Qualified individuals will have at least two years of experience in teaching or facilitating healthcare educational programs; be knowledgeable of practices and techniques used in adult and worker education; be able to work using a team approach in a joint labor/management setting; ability to travel to sites within Los Angeles County, and work within flexible hours which may at times include weekends and evenings.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Excellent salary, and a comprehensive benefits package for full-time position.  Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and resume to Diane Factor:, or FAX: 213-483-1460.  

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