Healthy Jobs RI Training Programs and Services
Behavioral Health Certificate Program
Employer partners identified the need for enhanced worker training as behavioral and physical healthcare become more integrated. The partnership has developed a 30-hour Behavioral Health Certificate program to introduce front-line healthcare workers to the challenges, concepts and workplace applications of behavioral health. Program options include:
- On-site training with a flexible schedule to meet staff availability
- Continuing education credit for completion of the 30-hour Certificate
Healthy Jobs has implemented Behavioral Health Certificate trainings at CharterCare Health and South County Health, upskilling 25 incumbent workers.
Community Health Worker (CHW) Certificate Training Program
This 72-hour curriculum is aligned with the RI Department of Health standards and competencies. The program meets the 70-hour education requirement for RI CHW certification.
CHWs are frontline public health workers. They are trusted members of our communities and have a close understanding of the communities served. CHWs act as a bridge to complement and enhance the work performed by many other health and social service professionals.
Four CHW trainings have been completed through Healthy Jobs RI with a total of 50 graduates:
- October - December 2017, Westerly Education Center
- January - April 22, 2018, Rhode Island College
- March - May, 2018, Community Care Alliance, Woonsocket, RI
- March - May, 2018, Care New England, Providence, RI
Community Health Worker Association of RI (CHWARI)
Healthy Jobs RI funding supports the rejuvenation of the CHWARI including the director, Sarah Lawrence. CHWARI supports certification and advanced trainings, facilitates networking, employment, and advocacy opportunities for CHWs in RI, and collaborates with the RI Department of Health to identify employment and training needs. Visit http://chwari.org.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to Medical Assistant (MA) Training
Healthy Jobs RI supported the planning and implementation of a CNA to MA training program on-site at Women & Infants hospital. Eleven CNAs at Women & Infants graduated from this Medical Assistant training in May, 2018.
Supervisory/leadership Development Training
Healthy Jobs RI partners have identified a need for supervisory/leadership development training. The Institute for Education in healthcare is developing a 15-hour Healthy Jobs supervisory/leadership development training with a summer, 2018 implementation date.
Case Manager Career Ladder at The Providence Center (TPC)
Healthy Jobs RI partnered with TPC on a Career Ladder/Apprenticeship model for case managers employed by TPC. Rhode Island College’s Institute for Education in Healthcare is developing a 60-hour CPSC training for entry level case managers at TPC. This training will be implemented on-site at TPC in fall, 2018 for 50 case managers.