Vermont Special Olympics
Health Programs Intern | ASAP
Hours Per Week: 10-20/week
Position Starts: May 6, 2019
End Date: Summer term, possibility to extend into Fall
Pay: $12.00-$15.00/hr, depending on experience
Location: South Burlington, VT
Main Focus of Internship:
This position is associated with the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program, which provides health assessments, education, services, and care at clinic events to Special Olympics athletes globally. Follow-up care is a growing element of this program. This role is broadly responsible for facilitating, tracking, and increasing access to follow-up care from Healthy Athletes events.
Sample tasks include:
- Conduct healthcare provider survey and determine the training/education needs of the healthcare providers;
- Perform targeted outreach to athletes identified as high risk to encourage them to attend the HA screenings at Special Olympics competitions;
- Support event planning and execution for Healthy Athletes screenings;
- Follow-up healthcare referrals from Healthy Athletes screenings including communicating with athletes, tracking participation from invitations, screening, referrals, though follow-up care;
- Craft presentation proposal to present a Healthcare Provider Training at a prominent Vermont Health conference.
- Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills, including a demonstrated ability to build and maintain networks, provide advice and communicate effectively on sensitive issues.
- Must be able to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects, and work independently.
Desired Skills, Attributes, and Knowledge
- Educational background in public health, health sciences, or related field
- Experience working with Special Olympics or individuals with intellectual disabilities
- Experience recruiting and training volunteers
- Grant experience
Educational/Professional Development Outcomes
- Gain experience in Health Program planning and implementation.
- Build connections within community of healthcare providers.
- Gain hands-on experience creating new outcomes-oriented programming tied to clear objectives and performance measures, with opportunity to document progress in achieving those outcomes.
- Collaborative work
- Opportunity for all workers to contribute ideas
- Sense of community
- Independent/autonomous work
- Focus on social responsibility in the work/workplace
- Access to managers who can act as mentors
- Respect based upon accomplishments, not seniority
- Casual Dress
Your application will consist of a cover letter and resume. Please direct your cover letter to Rachel Hamm Vaughan, Director of Programs, Special Olympics Vermont, 16 Gregory Drive, Suite 2
South Burlington, VT 05403. Click on the”Apply” button on this page to complete an application form and upload your cover letter and resume. Position is available until filled.