Volunteer Opportunity

INTERN: Wellness Early Care and Education

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Public Health
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: 120 hours; schedule to be negotiated; This is an internship designed for people currently enrolled in a public health program
Location:

Sundquist Building

3482 Broadway

Boulder, CO 80304

Some opportunity to work remotely

Program Summary:

The Child Health Promotion (CHP) Program at BCPH promotes the health and wellness of children and families in Boulder County, with particular emphasis on improving the health, safety, and quality of care for children in child care settings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Description of Work: This position will develop a menu of staff wellness initiatives for child care programs to choose from to support the health and well-being of their teaching staff. The development of wellness options could range from a structured series of health offerings (e.g. health education on stress management, yoga classes, and health risk assessment) to a customized culture of wellness within an organization (e.g. collection of healthy recipes and walking meetings).

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Research local, state, and national child care staff wellness program offerings; identify existing states, cities, or child care programs that have successful models.
• Assist CHP staff in creating a Boulder County child care staff wellness webpage.
• Identify and network with additional community partners and consider alignment with Qualistar’s Wellness Champion program.
• Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in health or other relevant field. Graduate-level study in public health, medicine, or related field is preferred.

Experience: Previous experience working with adult or child health education curriculum and with data analysis, research, and evaluation is preferred.

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.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e. Outlook and Word).
• Strong time management and organizational skills.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently.
• Self-directed and motivated after receiving appropriate orientation and resources.
• Some experience or background in early childhood and/or health education.

Special Requirements:
• Must have access to reliable transportation that is readily available for business use.
• Must submit immunization history form and immunization documentation. Some immunizations and/or tuberculosis (TB) tests may be required (at the expense of BCPH), and the 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.

Training Dates and Information:

Training and Orientation: Training and orientation about the program and position will be provided by CHP staff and will include a description of program activities.

Benefits Gained:
• Excellent opportunity to make a positive difference in healthy living for adults and children.
• Gain valuable experience in researching evidence-based programs.
• 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.
• Flexible work schedule.

Supervision:
• Supervision will be provided by CHP staff and will generally involve meeting once weekly to discuss progress.
• Supervision will be provided on an as-needed basis.

Contact:

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

Application Process:

Submit an application online.