Volunteer Opportunity Details

Boulder County Volunteers!
Position Title:INTERN: Assuring Better Child Health and Development Committee Data Support
Department:Public Health
Category:Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date:Minimum of 120 hours; schedule to be negotiated
Location:
3482 Broadway, Boulder and 1030 Boston Avenue, Longmont, with some opportunity to work from home
Program Summary:
The role of the ABCD Committee is to mobilize local partners to coordinate developmental screening, referral, and follow-up for children and their families in Boulder County. The ABCD work plan identifies the following priorities:
1. Increase the number and rate of children who undergo and complete the developmental screening process.
2. Parents will have the tools, knowledge, and resources to fully support and advocate for their children’s development.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Description of Work:
The intern will determine the data needs for the identified priorities and work to improve the quantity and quality of data regarding the developmental screening process (i.e. screening, referral, evaluation, and services) from a variety of sources for children from birth to three years of age. The end result will be a data plan that drives data collection and informs ABCD efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Collect, collate, and analyze data to inform the work of ABCD, including domain data from a variety of sources.
• Consider indicators from the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County’s framework that align with ABCD priorities.
• Investigate data sources (e.g. Child Health Survey, CCR&R Survey, Colorado ABDC data, Colorado and Boulder County Early Intervention, Imagine! data, Federally Qualified Health Centers/Regional Care Collaborative Organization data and determine utility of existing data, gaps in data, and/or need for local data collection.
• Support current mapping project between primary care and Boulder County Early Intervention/Imagine!.
• Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: Graduate-level study in public health, public administration, or related field.

Experience: Relevant experience in research and data collection and management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge and/or background in early childhood health and development.
• Excellent research skills.
• Professional oral and written communication skills.
• Strong time management and organizational skills.
• Self-directed and motivated after receiving appropriate orientation and resources.

Special Requirements:
• 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:
Training and Orientation:
Training will be provided by the program coordinator and will include a review of current committee work, priorities, and work plan. Ongoing training will be provided, as needed.
Additional Information:

Benefits Gained:
• Public health data collection and analysis experience.
• Network with key staff and community partners in early childhood health and development.
• Excellent opportunity to support program planning for developmental screening in Boulder County. 
• Gain a better understanding of the role of public health in community planning efforts.
• Flexible work schedule.

Supervision: The position will be supervised by the Children with Special Needs Program Coordinator.

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

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