Family Programs Hawai`i, a non-profit social service child welfare agency, 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.  Join us as we strengthen youth and families and build better futures for Hawai`i’s children.

RECEPTIONIST – Full Time, Benefited, Honolulu

Seeking a front desk Receptionist in our headquarters office to serve as primary front desk administrator responsible for reception; facility and equipment maintenance; and clerical support to multiple staff and Board of Directors. This is a full time, regular, benefited position available immediately.

Essential functions, including but not limited to:
• Provides front desk reception, answers business telephones, assists callers, greets visitors and provides refreshments; maintains tidy and presentable front desk, lobby and waiting room; and is responsible for guest parking.
• Maintains confidentiality.
• Processes HR paperwork and tracks expirations of personnel documents.
• Orients new hires. Orients, trains and supports front desk volunteers.
• Schedules meetings, prepares agendas and minutes of meetings, and handles meeting preparation and clean up.
• Creates and edits documents in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Acrobat.
• Writes concisely and effectively when drafting and editing correspondence and other documents, using accurate spelling, grammar, punctuation and format.
• Develops and maintains electronic and physical files.
• Provides clerical support to the Board of Directors; preps meetings, events and other Board activities.
• Tracks and follows up on pending items, projects and deadlines.
• Maintains calendars.
• Coordinates travel arrangements.
• Develops and updates written administrative procedures.
• Processes mail, freight, and faxes in a timely manner.
• Monitors, orders and puts away supplies for the office and facility within budget guidelines.
• Provides a safe and orderly facility. Initiates and directs maintenance and repair services.
• Is self directed in learning and using new equipment and software.
• Masters and maintains office equipment, troubleshoots and resolves issues, and supports staff in using office machines in the workplace. Programs telephone system.
• Learns to conduct uploads and add/delete user accounts on agency websites.
• Responsible for timely and accurate log of incoming checks and safely handling cash.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications, including but not limited to:
• High School diploma plus business or admin skills.
• Five years equivalent administrative support experience.
• Strong organizational and analytical skills.
• Able to learn, use and support standard office equipment including computer, fax machine, copier, electric typewriter and business telephone systems.
• Flexibility and attention to detail with excellent verbal and written communication skills including spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting and proofreading.
• Advanced computer hardware and software skills including MS Office, internet, adobe and website applications.
• 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.

YOUTH CARE WORKERS 1 – Full & Part Time, Wai`anae

We are seeking Youth Care Workers full and part time for our Receiving Home and assessment center in Ma’ili — Wai`anae. These are grade 3, positions. Full time positions are benefited. Part time positions less than 20/hrs/wk are not benefited. CANDIDATES MUST BE AVAILABLE 24/7 AND COULD BE CALLED TO WORK WEEKDAYS, WEEKENDS, AND/OR NIGHTS. PART TIME CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO WORK AT LEAST TWO SHIFTS PER MONTH.

Responsibilities include supervision of children and youth in all aspects of their daily routine including behavior management, meal preparation, laundry, household chores, homework, cultural events and offsite activities. Also requires case documentation, facility maintenance and transportation.

Minimum qualifications including but not limited to: two years college education or equivalent experience; child supervision experience; ability to deal with high stress and emotional situations; computer competency; knowledge of Leeward coast and Hawaiian values; valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, clean driving abstract and insurance; successful child protective services background checks and medical clearances.

Preferred qualifications, including but not limited to: an interest in child welfare, non-profit experience; ability to work independently and as a member of a team, ability to maintain good working relationships with clients and coworkers; emotional maturity and ability to be supportive to all types of people; a highly developed service orientation and sensitivity toward people of diverse cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and lifestyles; and the ability to maintain positive working relationships with children, co-workers and the community. Desirable, proactive team players will bring strong initiative, self-direction, and the ability to deal with growth and change.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions, including but not limited to: duties require the employee to be absent of any physical limitation which would impair effective performance in the residential environment with children providing 24-hour care; possess strength and mobility to work directly with children in a residential environment providing 24-hour care; duties require the employee to handle the physical demands of the work including lifting/moving facility supplies, lifting children, working on computer for a long period of time, bending, stooping; and aggressive behavior management techniques.

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

To apply, kindly send resume and cover letter to:
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

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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