|| Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
||Human Services and Public Health
|Time Commitment & Minimum Age:
||Fall Semester 2019
1735 S. Boulder Road
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.
• 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.
BCPH Volunteer/Intern Services Program
Boulder CO 80304
Submit an application online.