CAMHD Best Practice Trainer (PREA)

May 20 2019
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division

Clinical Services Office

Manoa – Kahala, Oahu

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD) Best Practice Trainer (PREA)

$5,850 - $6,050 monthly, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


The primary purpose of this position is to develop and oversee all training activities for the Department of Health/Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD).  Training will include, but is not limited to overview and purpose of a Clinical Assessment, Basic Assessment Principles, Procedural Guidelines for assessment specified in the Clinical Standards for CAMHD, the components of a functional assessment, demonstration of the relationship of functional analysis to treatment planning, needs-based treatment planning, quantifiable goal setting and empirically-based recommendations, engagement skills training, and training on evidenced-based service methodologies.

Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  A Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work.  Doctorate degree preferred.


EXPERIENCE:  Six (6) years of professional work experience of which four (4) years involved providing mental health services within systems of care.  Such experience must have demonstrated expertise in systems of care and empirically supported treatments.  Prior experience in training and providing technical assistance and supervision to trainers and to front line case managers and clinicians on the coordinated service planning process.


Possession of a doctorate degree from an accredited university:  Four (4) years of professional work experience of which two (2) years involved providing mental health services within systems of care.  Such experience must be as stated above.


LICENSE:  Valid Hawaii Driver’s License Preferred.

Who May Apply


LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT:  The State of Hawaii requires that all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.

How to Apply


Submit completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment, cover letter, resume, (3) references, PREA Questionnaire, and salary requirements to:


Department of Health

Human Resources Office – Recruitment & Examination

1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 122

Honolulu, Hawaii  96813


Application packet:​yment/job-opportunities/

Other Information


For additional information, please call Romel Mendoza at (808) 733-8371.


Recruitment deadline is 5 days from posting.


This position is exempt from the civil service.  Employment in such positions is considered to be “at will.”

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Requirement:  As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), Federal law states that “….an agency shall not hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates and who: 

(1)  Has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility or other institution.

(2)  Has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse.

(3)  Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in #2 above.

(4)  Has been the subject of substantiated allegations of sexual harassment or resigned during a pending investigation of alleged sexual abuse or sexual harassment.


An Equal Opportunity Employer