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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.

OFFICE MANAGER Full time, Benefited, Honolulu

Reports to the President/CEO and provides leadership and management of Administration and Facilities in order to achieve the overall objective of providing quality services to children and families.

Essential Functions, including but not limited to:

• Supports CEO and Leadership Team, maintains company minutes and provides ongoing input about office operations; organizes and manages multiple administrative projects that frequently demand short completion times.
• Regularly interfaces with external professional consultants and vendors.
• Manages and maintains agency facilities and insurance as defined by Management.
• Provides oversight and maintenance of all board related documents; monitors compliance with Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and other board proceedings.
• Manages agency facilities; coordinates with building managers and realtors; ensures compliance with relevant facilities laws; purchases and maintains furniture and equipment; reviews and maintains leases; and assures offices are maintained.
• Administers the Safety Committee and ensures the Safety Plan is implemented.
• Edits confidential correspondence, documents and reports for the President/CEO.
• Maintains filing systems in both hard copy and computerized format.
• Participates in budget planning and monitoring.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, including but not limited to:

• Bachelor’s degree in related field
• Four years experience in an administrative support position with supervisory capacity.
• Strong organizational, analytical, creative thinking and problem-solving abilities are necessary.
• Demonstrated ability in a broad knowledge of computer systems in an MS Windows environment. Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook) is required.
• The ability to collaborate with a team of professionals as well as valuing a diversity of work styles, people, directions, and functions. Proven effectiveness and ease in a multi-cultural environment is highly desired.
• 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 EMPOWERMENT & SUCCESS ASSISTANT – Part  time, Benefited, Honolulu

This is a part-time, 20/hrs/wk, regular, non-exempt, benefitted position reporting to the Program Coordinator.  The YES Assistant will assist in the provision of outreach and supportive services for youth currently or formally in foster care statewide.

Essential Functions, including but not limited to:
• Organizes and performs administrative tasks for the YES-HI Coordinator including developing and maintaining program filing systems, scheduling events, coordinating events and preparing events.
• Provide logistical support in developing activities and training for youth.
• Encourage active participation and input by youth into all aspects of the program.
• Assist with youth activities.
• Maintain all records, policies and procedures.
• Assist with program evaluation and reporting.
• Performs other duties and specialized projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, including but not limited to:
• High School diploma plus additional course work in office management and basic business skills
• Strong organizational and analytical skills
• Ability to use and support standard office equipment including computer, fax machines, copier, business telephone systems as well as current digital communication methods.
• Flexibility and attention to detail with excellent verbal and communication skills.
• Computer proficiency including MS Office (Word, Publisher, Excel and Outlook) and Internet.
• A valid driver’s license, clean driving abstract and access to an insured, reliable vehicle.
• Successful background checks) and medical clearance as required by state regulations for those who work with children.

Physical requirements & working conditions, including but not limited to:
• The job duties require the employee to be absent of any physical limitation which would impair effective performance.
• The job duties require the employee to handle the physical demands of the work including lifting/moving files and materials, sitting, standing or driving for a long period of time, travel as necessary, working on computer for a long period of time, bending, stooping, lifting, etc.
• The work is often sedentary.
• The job requires flexibility as some evenings and weekends may be required

SOCIAL SERVICE ASSISTANT – Full time, Benefited, Honolulu

(VCM) 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.

The Social Service Assistant provides support and collaboration to the Case Managers/Social Workers in order to expedite services. This is a Honolulu Office, full time, benefited, regular position, reporting to the VCM Program Manager.

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 check(s) and medical clearances as required by state regulations for those who work with children.

Physical requirements & working conditions, including but not limited to:
• The job duties require the employee to be absent of any physical limitation which would impair effective performance.
• The job duties require the employee to handle the physical demands of the work including lifting/moving files and materials, sitting, standing or driving for a long period of time, travel as necessary, working on computer for a long period of time, bending, stooping, lifting, etc.
• The work is often sedentary.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR (MSW) – Full time, Benefited, Honolulu

In partnership with CCH and PIDF: comprehensive recruitment, licensing, training and support services are provided to Resource Families statewide. Family Programs Hawai’i provides the retention, support and training services to families in this partnership.

Our services include the Warm Line, which offers information, referrals, and non emergency telephone or email support: Resource Manuals which list helpful agencies and programs: the Care to Share project which connects resource families with needed items that are donated by the community: monthly Support Groups to provide networking and sharing of information and resources: and quarterly and annual trainings statewide.

We are recruiting for a Program Coordinator in the RFSS program to manage Support Groups. This is a full time, exempt, salaried, benefited position reporting to the Program Manager to develop and implement support groups for resource families statewide.

Essential Functions, including but not limited to:
· Implements the support group component for Resource Families Statewide.
· Works with support group providers and participants (including Resource Parents to assist in the group facilitation) and working with local agencies to hold groups.
· Develops plans with DHS staff and local agencies to recruit families.
· Maintains strong relationships with local agencies.
· Cross trains with other Resource Families Support Services programs components.
· Explores potential expansion plans for larger groups and other geographical areas.
· Sits on various committees to collaborate on services and increase awareness of RFSS Support Services.
· Coordinate various methods of notifying families and service providers of support groups and events.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, including but not limited to:
· Master’s in Social Work or related degree.
· Three to five years experience in program implementation, support groups and community networking.
· Knowledge of and sensitivity to the cultural diversity of Hawai’i with particular understanding of the needs of Hawaiian youth and families.
· Strong background in child welfare.
· Computer proficiency including MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher, Access, PowerPoint), use of 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.

Physical requirements and working conditions, including but not limited to:
· The job duties require the employee to be absent of any physical limitation which would impair effective performance.
· The job duties require the employee to handle the physical demands of the work including lifting/moving files and materials, sitting, standing or driving for a long period of time, travel as necessary, working on computer for a long period of time, bending, stooping, lifting, etc.
· The job duties require the employee to be able to lift thirty pounds.

YOUTH CARE WORKERS – Full time benefited & Part time unbenefited, Waianae

Ho‘omalu O Na Kamali‘i, a receiving home for children entering the child welfare system opened in April 2009. The goal of the home is to keep children safe until they can be reunified with their parents, placed with appropriate kin or with culturally similar resource parents in their community.

The ten bedroom home accommodates 15 children ages 4-17 and provides 24/7 staffing, access to social workers and other health professionals. Sibling groups are able to stay together in the home, greatly reducing the trauma of being removed from their home. Most children are able to remain in their home school while they are assessed and transitioned into safe and loving permanent homes.

The home serves children ages 4 through 17 in the child welfare system.  Preference is given to children on the Leeward Coast of O‘ahu.

Youth Care Workers provide  for the safety and well being of children in Ho’omalu O Na Kamali’i including behavior management. Provides supervision to children and youth in all aspects of their daily routine.

Essential Functions, including but not limited to:
• Maintains safety and security for youth.
• Supervises daily activities.
• Transports youth to school and other activities.
• Develops and supervises enrichment activities.
• Assists youth with homework.
• Monitors and assists with daily hygiene.
• Provides food service, household shopping, laundry and cleaning services.
• Assigns and supervises age appropriate chores.
• Prepares accurate and thorough shift notes and other required documentation.
• Accepts new residents and complete intakes.
• Communicates and coordinates with staff from other partner agencies.
• Participates in all required meetings and trainings.
• Works with birth families as requested.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, including but not limited to:
• Two years of college education or equivalent experience
• Experience in child supervision
• Knowledge of Leeward Coast and Hawaiian values
• Ability to deal with emotional and high stress situations
• 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.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions, including but not limited to:
• The job duties require the employee to be absent of any physical limitation which would impair effective performance in the residential environment with children in a residential environment providing 24-hour care.
• Possess strength and mobility to work directly with children in a residential environment providing 24-hour care.
• The job 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.

 

APPLICANTS FOR ANY POSITION CAN SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO – please state which job you are applying for:

Jobs@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. 223
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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