Job, Intern and Volunteer Opportunities
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is a nationally accredited public health department. We have undergone a rigorous, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure the department meets or exceeds a set of quality standards and measures. Our department provides leadership to increase understanding of local health concerns, strengthen our community partnerships and work towards achieving better health outcomes.
People who work at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department say their work gives them a feeling of accomplishment and would recommend the department to their friends as a good place to work. Located in Lawrence, Kansas, just 35 miles west of Kansas City, the vibrant university town is home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. Nearby in scenic Baldwin City, is Baker University. Douglas County is home to 112,000 residents.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department (LDCHD) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation or any other factor protected by law. The LDCHD complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for handicapped and disabled employees.
Make a difference in the community!
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will be a host site for a full-time AmeriCorps member. The position begins Aug. 1, 2018, and ends July 31, 2019.
AmeriCorps, which started in1994, is considered the domestic version of the Peace Corps. Members serve for a year in communities across America, including in Lawrence.
What do AmeriCorps do?
- Work directly with Douglas County residents in United Way’s health and financial stability goal areas.
- Learn and practice techniques to effectively help people make changes in their lives.
- Encourage and support people who want to improve their health, get a job or find affordable housing.
- Link people to programs and services such as primary health care, mental health, dental care, food pantries, employment/housing resources, healthy cooking classes, etc.
- Coordinate and participate in community events.
For more information, contact United Way of Douglas County at AmeriCorps@UnitedWaydgco.org or contact Linda Brandenburger at 785-843-6626.
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is committed to building future leaders in public health. The primary assignment for student interns is in the Health Department’s Community Health program. By meeting with program managers early in the intern experience, students will receive a broad orientation to the work of public health.
In consultation with the intern supervisor, students will be expected to formulate a project area of interest along with learning objectives and identified areas for growth (i.e. presentation skills, data analysis, writing, etc). As applicable, students will attend staff meetings and participate in agency team meetings related to their assignments.
Areas of Involvement
Examples of possible areas of involvement include:
- Assisting with quality improvement processes
- Collating and analyzing program data
- Designing and implementing health education activities and presentations
- Preparing grant or other documents
- Providing support services and / or participating in community meetings
Please visit our jobs page for more information about current job openings.
Whether you are a medical professional or a lay person, the Douglas County Medical Reserve Corps is one way to receive training and assist.
K-SERV (Kansas System for the Early Registration of Volunteers) is a secure registration system and database for volunteers willing to respond to public health emergencies in Kansas or other areas around the United States.