Jobs

Join us as we strengthen youth and families and build better futures for Hawai`i’s children. Family Programs Hawai`i was founded in 2004 with the merger of two highly-respected foster care organizations. We provide services to prevent children from entering foster care; support children and families involved in the foster care system; and assist youth transitioning out of care.

PROGRAM MANAGER – HO`OMALU O NA KAMALI`I EMERGENCY CHILDREN’S SHELTER (Full-time) (Nanakuli)

Under general supervision of the President/CEO or designee, this person assumes responsibility for day-to-day operational management of all activities and functions of Ho‘omalu O Na Kamali‘i emergency children’s shelter, including coordinating services to children and developing and maintaining community relationships This is a full time, exempt, benefited position working primarily out of our Waianae Coast location.

Essential functions, including but not limited to:
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~Partners with public and private agencies and the community; serves as the Agency’s representative with a variety of public, business and community groups and organizations; and fosters collaborative working relationships which benefit of the program and the agency.
~Directs and implements goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the program and the agency.
~Develops systems and maintains records that provide for the proper evaluation, control and documentation of program activities; prepares written correspondence, reports, procedures, directives and other materials.
~Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations. Monitors and stays abreast of legal and operational changes affecting the activities and work processes of the program; makes recommendations for, develops, and carries out improvements to the program to meet changing mission parameters and requirements.
~Participates and is a member of the agency Management Team.
~Collaborates with management staff to develop, maintain and achieve professional and clinical standards to meet licensing, accreditation and internal standards.
~Ensures staff receives appropriate supervision of the care of children.
~Ensures program and facility is appropriately supervised.
~Ensures staff schedule is managed.
~Makes recommendations for staff hiring, termination, promotion and discipline and provides for the training, professional development and performance evaluation of subordinate staff.
~Working with the Operations Director and Youth Care Supervisor, manages facility services including food service, housekeeping and maintenance.
~Coordinates youth services provided by public and private agencies.
~Working with the Volunteer Coordinator, manages on site volunteers and donations.
~Performs complex administrative duties requiring oversight, attention to detail and analysis.
~Performs strategic planning and financial analysis, including assisting in preparation of specialized program and project budgets to include staffing and operational needs.
~Fiscal management of cash or cash equivalents including but not limited to credit accounts, petty cash, and program expense advancements.

Minimum Qualifications:
~MSW or master’s degree in a related field, or commensurate experience in human services.
~Three years experience in a related field and two years experience in administration.
~Knowledge of and experience in the state Child Welfare Service system.
~In depth knowledge of the Leeward Coast and Hawaiian values.
~Successful background check(s) and medical clearances as required by state regulations.
~Community development skills and experience.
~Supervisory and management skills and experience. Knowledge of the principles and practices of management and supervision.
~Ability to manage a high level of responsibility; strong initiative; organizational skills; and a proactive and detail oriented work style.
~Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, ordinances and regulations.
~Competency with computers and standard office and facility equipment.
~A valid driver’s license, clean driving abstract and access to an insured, reliable vehicle.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR – PROJECT VISITATION (Full-time) (Honolulu)

Our previous Program Coordinator has been promoted! Project Visitation was created by the State of Hawai‘i First Circuit Family Court and the Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide monthly visits and special events for siblings separated by the foster care system. Project Visitation seeks to minimize the trauma of family separation by preserving sibling relationships through visits. By bringing brothers and sisters together in a fun and safe environment, Project Visitation volunteers give these children the opportunity to create family memories they otherwise would not have. This position is responsible for the over all development and coordination of the Project Visitation program as well as the clinical work with the children, families and volunteers. This is a full time, regular, exempt, benefited position.

Essential Functions (including but not limited to):
~Supervises Project Visitation staff.
~Develops and coordinates community groups and companies for support for events, with assistance from Volunteer Coordinator.
~Assists Development Director with fund development, community outreach and public relations.
~Provides outreach to Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Welfare Services (CWS) workers for referrals.
~Case coordination with DHS workers and resource families.
~Interfaces with Advisory Committee
~Works with foster families to ensure buy in for program
~Coordinates training, recognition support and evaluation for volunteers, working with Volunteer Coordinator.
~Data Collection and reporting.
~Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
~Master in Social Work or related degree related field.
~1 year of related work experience.
~Able to travel from Honolulu to Neighbor Islands as needed.
~Successful background check(s) and medical clearances as required by state regulations for those who work with children.
~Community development skills and experience.
~Able to manage a high level of responsibility; strong initiative; organizational skills; and a proactive and detail oriented work style.
~Competency with computers and standard office and facility equipment.
~Knowledgeable of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the Internet.
~A valid driver’s license, clean driving abstract and access to an insured, reliable vehicle.

CASE MGR (BSW) or SOCIAL WORKER (MSW) (Full-time) (Honolulu)

We are recruiting for two VCM (Voluntary Case Management) Case Managers (BSW) or Social Workers (MSW) in our Honolulu office to provide voluntary case management services to family cases, primarily on the Leeward Coast, assessed by CWS with moderate risk of harm to a child or children and to create a safe and healthy environment for the children by promoting family resiliency and strengths, decreasing areas of family strain and reducing risk factors. One position is full-time, exempt, benefited, regular position. The other is a temporary contract position which is time limited and scheduled to end on June 30, 2014. However, this contract has a very strong chance of renewal and if so, this position would be extended.

Essential Functions, including but not limited to:
-Utilizes a Family Centered Practice approach to comprehensive case management, gathers comprehensive information to assess child safety and risk of future harm using techniques that engage the family and nurture trust, self-assessment, motivation and positive change.
-Develops and maintains partnerships with CWS and other social welfare professionals.
-Provides assessment, case planning, monitoring, and resource referrals to clients.
-Engages in frequent contact with families to maintain commitment in services, facilitate accessing resources, monitor risk factors and provide family support.
-Responds to CWS referrals as signed by Program Manager. Involves initiating contact with families and completing safety assessment within specified time period.
-Collaborates with families and ‘Ohana Conferencing.
-Completes an integrated comprehensive assessment of family, conducts, and documents updated assessments within specified time periods.
-Monitors risk factors, family needs and progress through in –person visits with parents, child and/or legal guardian.
-Collaborates with family to identify needed resources and assists the family to access and obtain appropriate services.
-Coordinates services between VCM families and community agencies to ensure immediate implementation and to assess effectiveness in protecting the child.
-Manages problems accessing resources or disruptions in service and works to overcome barriers that prevent the delivery of adequate services.
-Routinely evaluates family progress and service effectiveness based upon goals and objectives outlined in the Family Partnership Plans with specific focus on the parents/caretakers ability to meet the child’s essential needs.
-Facilitates case closure when appropriate and plans for aftercare services to assure child’s safety after involvement has ended.
-Participates in training from CWS on departmental procedures, assessments and forms, to ensure consistency between CWS and VCM programs.
-Participates regularly in VCM peer consultation team meetings.
-Participates in weekly supervision and informs supervisor of emergent risk or safety factors.
-Completes required documentation within specified time period.
-Provides case management support to other Social Workers/Case Managers as needed. Seeks and accepts reciprocal support from colleagues.
-Participates in continuing professional education and in-service training in an effort to meet individual training goals and objectives, and to maintain professional certifications, as well as to enhance personal growth.
-Possess a highly developed service orientation and cultural sensitivity toward children and families of diverse cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and lifestyles.
-Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related degree. Two years post graduate clinical experience in a child welfare, foster care or other child and family setting. (Case Manager)
-Master’s degree in a related field and State of Hawaii licensure. One year post graduate clinical experience in a child welfare, foster care or other child and family setting. (Social Worker)
-Extensive knowledge of social work practice and clinical theory, including diagnostic and treatment; skills in family systems approach.
-Computer proficiency including MS Office and Internet.
-A valid driver’s license, clean driving abstract and access to an insured, reliable vehicle.
-Successful background checks(s) and medical clearances as required by state regulations for those who work with children.

SOCIAL SERVICE ASSISTANT – VCM PROGRAM, (Full-time) (Honolulu)

Voluntary Case Management is a preventive effort to support youth and families so they do not become involved in the Child Welfare System. The goal is to create a safe and healthy home for children by preserving family strengths and decreasing family stress. This position provides support and collaboration to the Case Managers/Social Workers to expedite services.

Essential Functions, including but not limited to:

~Provides transportation to agency clients to and from a variety of appointments, activities, and functions.
~Identifies resources and maintains resource materials for community services.
~Provides child care to support case management goals.
~Interacts with families, youth, staff and community members in a professional manner. Represent FPH in a positive way. Maintains confidentiality.
~Provides supportive services for families as part of case planning.
~Assists in expediting client access to services.
~Provides support to office and administrative operations. May include working in cooperation with Administrative Assistants to cover phone and reception when needed.
~Assists in planning and implementing agency events.
~Maintains the agency vehicles.
~Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, including but not limited to:
~High school diploma or equivalency.
~Experience working with children and families.
~Knowledge of ages and stages of childhood development
~Computer proficiency including knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Internet.
~A valid driver’s license, clean driving abstract and access to an insured, reliable vehicle.
~Successful background checks(s) and medical clearances as required by state regulations for those who work with children.

Family Programs Hawai‘i offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, kindly send resume and cover letter to:

HR@FamilyProgramsHi.org
or
Family Programs Hawai‘i
250 Vineyard Street
Honolulu, HI 96813-2445
Fax: (808) 533-1018

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
working toward a culturally diverse and competent
workplace. Preferred qualifications include non-profit experience; ability to work independently and as a member of a team, and the ability to maintain positive working relationships with children, co-workers and the community.  Desirable, proactive team players
bring computer proficiency, strong initiative and self-direction, ability to deal with growth and change,
a highly developed service orientation
and sensitivity toward people of diverse cultures,
socio-economic backgrounds and lifestyles.
An interest in child welfare is highly desired.

MAHALO for your interest in Family Programs Hawai‘i.

For Volunteer Opportunities, see our Volunteer page or email us at Volunteer@FamilyProgramsHi.org

Our Vision

A better future for Hawai`i's children.

Our Mission

We strengthen youth and families through high quality prevention, support and transition services.

Our Offices

Honolulu Office
250 Vineyard Street
Honolulu, HI 96813-2445
Phone (808) 521-9531
Fax (808) 533-1018

For employment opportunities, ext. 287
For volunteer opportunities, ext. 228
For donation opportunities, ext. 224

Statewide Warm Line Oahu: (808) 545-1130
Neighbor Islands: 1-866-545-0882
toll free 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Support, information and referrals for foster, adoptive & guardianship parents.

Hilo Office
120 Pauahi St. Suite 306
Hilo, HI 96720-3048
Phone (808) 935-2876
Fax (808) 961-4913

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