Volunteer Opportunity

INTERN: GENESIS Intern

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Public Health
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: Fall Semester 2019
Location:

1735 S. Boulder Road

Lafayette, CO

Program Summary:

The GENESIS Program serves Boulder County teen parents from pregnancy through their child’s third birthday. The goal of the program is to promote healthy parenting practices within teen-parent families.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists with implementation of a drop-in mothers group for clients suffering from depression or needing connection with other clients. The aim of this group is to improve social support and provide support for maternal-infant attachment and appropriate infant care.
• Researches appropriate paraprofessional interventions, plans activities, and assists with logistics for meetings.
• Posts appropriate mental health messages about GENESIS on social media.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: Currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate psychology class at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Excellent research skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to conduct self in a responsible and professional manner.
• General computer and word processing skills.
• Strong time management and organizational skills.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently.
• Willingness and ability to work with a diverse client population of various socioeconomic backgrounds.
• After receiving appropriate orientation and resources, is self-directed and motivated.

Special Requirements:
• Spanish fluency is preferred.
• Experience with underserved communities is preferred.
• Must adhere to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.
• Must submit immunization history form and immunization documentation. Some immunizations and/or tuberculosis (TB) tests may be required (at the expense of BCPH), and volunteer/intern must comply with these requirements prior to start date.

Training Dates and Information:

Training, Experience, and Benefits Gained:
• Excellent opportunity to make a positive difference in the community.
• Gain valuable experience understanding mental health promotion, prevention strategies, and positive youth development.
• Establish professional ties with community experts and other county agencies working in the field.
• Gain an understanding of the role of public health in the community.
• Have a flexible work schedule.
• Acquire hours toward psychology degree requirement.

Supervision: This position will be supervised by a paraprofessional staff person who has over 15 years of experience and is under the direction of the program manager.

Contact:

BCPH Volunteer/Intern Services Program
3482 Broadway
Boulder CO 80304
Phone: 303-441-1163
Email: healthvs@bouldercounty.org

Application Process:

Submit an application online.