Family Health Services Division Hawaii Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (HI-CLPPP) Care Specialis

Feb 12 2021
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Family Health Services Division

Children with Special Health Needs Branch

Manoa - Kahala, Oahu


Family Health Services Division Hawaii Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (HI-CLPPP) Care Specialist

$55,200 - $67,200 yearly, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, temporary, full-time appointment.  The primary responsibility of this position is to reduce current exposure sources in a child’s environment and mitigate existing damage by linking lead-exposed children to recommended medical, environmental, and social services.  The position serves as the primary point of contact for communication with families answering questions from parents and the public about health issues relating to lead exposure; helps families find possible lead sources through a variety of methods like family interviews, questionnaires, and discussions with health care providers; and collaborates with public health agencies, health care professionals and other stakeholders to provide up-to-date information and helpful talking points.  HI-CLPPP is a special project to reduce childhood lead exposure and lead poisoning through strengthening blood lead level testing, strengthening surveillance, strengthening population-based interventions and strengthening process to identify lead exposed children and link them to services.



Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:     Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor’s degree which included a minimum of twelve (12) semester credit hours in courses such as counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, social work, social welfare, sociology or other behavioral sciences.


OR a Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university with focus on preparation for direct services work, or a Master’s degree in a behavioral science which included at least 3 (three) courses dealing with the human condition, which preferably included a practicum or internship under appropriate supervision; and (one) 1 year of Specialized Experience as described below.


EXPERIENCE:   Have at least two and a half (2 ½) years specialized experience including progressively responsible professional work experience which involved helping individuals and their families find satisfactory ways of identifying their problems, coping with their conditions, and functioning effectively within their environments.  Depending on the employment setting and the kinds of clients served, job duties and responsibilities may vary, although typically the work will include the identification and evaluation of the client’s problems and needs; the development of a service or treatment plan, sometimes in tandem with other professionals working in an interdisciplinary team; the initiation and implementation of the service plan, either directly or through the authorization of provider/vendor services; monitoring of services being provided; and evaluation/assessment of the client’s progress, with amendments to the service/treatment plan made as appropriate.


LICENSE:  A valid Driver’s License is 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


Email Derek Priddy at [email protected] with cover letter and detailed resume.  A completed application, reference check form, and other paperwork will be required if an interview is scheduled.​ob-opportunities/


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position #123525.


Other Information


For additional information, you may email Derek Priddy at [email protected]   


This position is exempt from civil service.  Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will.”


An Equal Opportunity Employer