CHW Certification

Community Health Workers (CHW) are frontline public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have a close understanding of the communities served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison/link/ intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.

*Agencies in our community are looking to employ CHWs to meet these needs. Potential employers will be met during service learning opportunities in the program.

For more information or to enroll

Email your name, contact info, and questions to:

  • Online course in Fall Semesters
  • In-seat/Hybrid course Fall only

The CCCB (SME) CHW Certification program is directed by Cheryl Botkins, LPC, MSCC, Instructor of Christian Counseling, CCCB, in conjunction with instructors from Randolph County Caring Community Partnerships, Moberly, MO through the Department of Health and Senior Services.

Space is limited. Cost of CHW course is $1600, plus additional CCCB fees were indicated. Checks will be payable to CCCB.
Inquire if grant funding of a scholarship is available.

CHW Core Competencies Gained:

  • Self-awareness
  • Service Coordination and System Navigation
  • Educating to Promote Healthy Behavior Change
  • Advocacy
  • Individual and Community Capacity Building
  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Professionalism and Conduct
  • Use of Public Health/Community
  • Health Concepts and Approaches
  • Individual Assessment
  • Community Assessment, Identify Barriers and Resources


Your CHW Instructors:


Cheryl Botkins

Cheryl Botkins, LPC, MSCC, NCC resides in the Moberly area where she was born and raised. Her family continues to grow with her husband of 25+ years, adult children and a grand-daughter. Her role at Central Christian College of the Bible as an Instructor in Counseling began in 2018 as a graduate assistant. Her contributions have grown to offer connections to the community with Community Health Worker certification and service learning networking. As a Christian therapist, Cheryl desires for one to find whole healing in your physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. Her approach is integrated from a variety of models in the field of counseling including cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, narrative, solution-focus and areas of Adlerian therapy. Cheryl earned her Master of Science of Clinical Counseling at Central Methodist University and is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri and a National Board Certified Counselor. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling at Central Christian College of the Bible. Additional credentials include Community Health Worker Trainer and Supervisor, Mental Health First Aid Responder Trainer, Life Coach and Parent Coach. She has integrated herself in community work, maintaining relationships with other providers as resources for the individuals in the community she serves. Cheryl currently provides counseling through Timber Lake Counseling, Moberly, MO. She is also an Instructor of Christian Counseling at Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly, MO.