Nov 20 2023
Category: Healthcare
Job Description

KKV is Hiring! 

KKV was founded by community leaders in 1972 in response to a lack of health services for Kalihi's low income, largely-immigrant Asian and Pacific Islander residents. KKV's mission is to "work toward healing, reconciliation and the alleviation of suffering in Kalihi Valley through strong relationships that honor culture and foster health and harmony." 

Understanding health as wellbeing in the broadest sense, KKV pioneers holistic approaches to addressing the needs and aspirations of its culturally-rich community. KKV's 200+ staff care for more than 15,000 Kalihi residents a year in over 20 different languages and dialects from nine locations.  

In 2014, Kokua Kalihi Valley began a process to develop a new framework of health that accommodates the full spectrum of strengths, challenges, desires, and needs of the community. Through careful and continual listening and engagement, a more universal view of health and wellness is emerging centered around what matters to indigenous and island people. This view, named Pilinahā, looks at four vital connections that people seek in their lives: To your best self, to others, to place, and to past and future.  

KKV is recognized nationally as a leader in Social Determinants Of Health (SDOH) programming with a 50 year history of implementing innovative programs, and annually hosts hundreds of visitors and students interested in studying KKV's community-and culturally-based approach. 

This year, KKV won first place in the Innovations Showcase Competition put on by the Social Determinants of Health Academy. We were recognized for our Hui Hoaka Covid response program. Framed by indigenous Hawaiian values, the program has coordinated staff and volunteers from across KKV and the community to provide a broad array of support for patients and their family members. The program has been highly successful because of its effort to provide deep listening and culturally safe communication; to provide access to resources such as food, supplies, lāʻaulapaʻau, and economic support; and to collect stories and data that will aid KKV in improving care integration and establishing best practices for SDOH services. 

 Position Openings: FULL TIME 

One position for Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician (Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker;  CSAC, Preferred)   


Looking for full-time Behavioral Health Providers. Responsible for evaluation and assessment of behavioral health conditions including depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, and alcohol and substance abuse, providing treatment (including psychotropic medication management if APRN Rx) , psychotherapy and appropriate referral services for clients in an Integrated Behavioral Health - Primary Care Setting. 



Effective verbal and written communication skills 

Ability to work with a multi-cultural staff and client population 

Demonstrate problem-solving skills 

Demonstrate effective decision-making 

Experience in leadership and management skills Ability to work in a team setting 

Proficient in computer patient care software including EMRs, Bilingual/bicultural skills, preferred/required. 




 4 Employer Sponsored Health Insurance Plans to choose from (2 Kaiser & 2 HMSA)  

KKV pays 100% of employee Medical Health Insurance Premium (single coverage) for the base HMSA 895 B Plan Medical/ Dental/Vision/Drugs.   

Generous Holiday Schedule 

KKV observes all States Holidays (14 days @ 8 hours per day and 2 half days @ 4 hours per day is paid) 

Paid Time Off 

Full time staff providers accumulate 8.65 hours of PTO per period. 


KKV will contribute 8.5% of  employee’s annual compensation toward Tax Sheltered Annuity after Employee has completed 2 eligible years of service (a minimum of 1000 hours of service each year). Employees are 100% vested in retirement plan. 

Flexible Spending Plans 

Employees of KKV will be able to participate in the KKV Cafeteria Plan (Medical Spending & Dependent Care) from the inception of employment. 

Transportation Benefit  

Eligible employees may receive a bus pass benefit after 3 month probation period. Employees will pay $25 and KKV will subsidize $65. 

Bereavement Leave 

After 3 month probation eligible employees can take paid time off for Bereavement Leave - prorated dependent on hours worked per week. 

Jury Duty 

Time off for Jury duty: KKV will pay employees the difference between normal rate of pay and sum provided by the court for a maximum of 1 month 

Continuing Medical Education Policy 

After 6 months KKV will reimburse any licensed regular full time health professional employee up to $1500.00 per calendar year for courses which provide CME credits suitable for continuing licensing requirements. For Part time staff CME is prorated based on the employee's percentage of full time equivalency. 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program  

KKV is a qualifying employer for the PSLF and the Temporary Expanded PSLF program. 

Life Insurance Policy

KKV pays 100% for Employee Group Life and AD & D insurance of $50K coverage 

Lifestyle benefits in partnership with Hr Symphony by Altres