Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:INTERN: Prevention and Intervention
Department:Public Health
Category:Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date:Flexible
Boston Site
1030 Boston Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
Program Summary:
The Boulder County Prevention and Intervention Program (BCPIP) was founded in 1987 to provide school-based prevention and intervention services focused on strengthening students’ skills and abilities to deal with problems, issues, and temptations, as well as to make decisions in a healthy/productive way.  The program is managed and supported through a partnership with school districts and county, municipal, and non-profit agencies
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Fundraising:
    • Research grant and foundation funding opportunities for the Sources of Strength Program, an evidence-based, best practice suicide prevention program that is currently being piloted in a Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) school already served by the BCPIP.
    • Develop grant applications and foundation letters of inquiry.
  •  Data management and evaluation:
    • Monitor and track monthly data entry by prevention/interventionists (P/I staff), including web-based data entry of student demographics and presenting issues, sets, encounters, and CAFAS (Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale) assessments.
    • Audit and work with P/I staff to correct database errors.
    •  Compile data to be used by P/I staff for their school plans.
  •  Report writing:
    • Compile/write monthly program updates for the Board of Health.
    • Assist with writing the Prevention/Intervention Program annual report.
  •  Research: 
    •  Research best practice, population-based prevention opportunities.
  •  Learn about services available for adolescents and families in the relevant communities in order to update resource cards for the BCPIP.
  • Attend staff trainings (occurs at the beginning of the school year in August), two joint team trainings, and monthly team meetings.
  •  Develop and provide presentations to staff.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in a health or social service related field; master’s degree student is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Excellent writing, time management, and organizational skills.

Special Requirements:
• Develop a learning contract with BCPIP program specialist that addresses the above services.
• Abide by ethical standards of the profession and personnel policies of Boulder County Public Health and Mental Health Partners. Follow all BCPIP policy and procedural protocols outlined in the program’s procedures manual.
• Must submit immunization history form and immunization documentation.  Some immunizations and/or TB tests may be required (at the expense of BCPH), and intern must comply with these requirements prior to start date.
• Universal precautions and TB training will be provided by the BCPH employee infection control nurse before the intern may begin.


Application or Registration Deadline:
Application Process:
Training Dates and Information:
Orientation/training includes attendance at the beginning of the year staff retreat on Tuesday, August 13, as well as ongoing training provided by the P/I program specialist.
Additional Information:

Benefits Gained:
• Develop an understanding of a public health program that also functions as part of a multi-agency collaborative.
• Develop research and grant writing skills.
• Learn about population-based, collective impact work.
• Possibility for a capstone project.

• Weekly individual supervision will be provided by the BCPIP program specialist.

BCPH Volunteer/Intern Services Program
3450 Broadway
Boulder CO 80304
Phone:  303-441-1163
Email:  healthvs@bouldercounty.org


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