Human Services Professional IV

Apr 16 2018
State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services |Honolulu|Full Time, $45,576 / year
Job Description

Human Services Professionals seek to improve the overall quality of life of people within the context of their environment through the remediation and prevention of their problems, and by improving accessibility, accountability and coordination of service delivery among a variety of professionals and/or agencies tasked with providing appropriate services to clients. These professionals come from a variety of interdisciplinary bases, establish working relationships of mutual respect and trust with the clientele served, and utilize a variety of helping interventions to enable these clients to function as effectively as possible.

These positions are found in a variety of settings and work with diverse types of people. They may be found in hospitals and other health service agencies, social service agencies, schools, correctional facilities, and programs concerned with substance abuse, aging, and family violence.

The State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services is currently seeking qualified Human Services Professional for vacancies on all islands.  If you are interested in working for the Department of Human Services, please be sure to indicate your interest in the following as your program preference choices: 


Adult & Community Care Services (ACCS) - Assess requests for adult social services; investigate all reports of abuse and neglect of dependent adults and arrange for appropriate services to ensure safety; and provide comprehensive services to severely or chronically ill and disabled adults of all ages as an alternative to institutional nursing home care.
Child Welfare Services (CWS) - Provide services for child protection, foster care, adoption, independent living skills, case management, foster home recruitment and licensing, and contracted support and treatment services to prevent and remedy abuse and neglect.
General Human Services (GHS) - Work with one of the following programs: 1) employment-related or first-to-work services, child-care licensing services, and economic assistance to eligible families and individuals; 2) administrative planning, development, and implementation of comprehensive statewide social service programs; 3) medical assistance; and 4) vocational rehabilitation services, including eligible individuals who are blind, deaf-blind or visually impaired.
Youth Corrections (OYS) - Work with incarcerated youths at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF). 




Education Requirement:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university which included a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in courses such as counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, social work, social welfare, sociology or other behavioral sciences.


Specialized Experience Requirement:  Applicants must possess two and one-half  (21/2) years of 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. 


SUBSTITUTIONS:   Relevant substitutions allowed; see job posting for applicable substitutions.


DRIVER'S LICENSE:    A valid driver's license maybe required for some positions. For those positions requiring a driver's license, you must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.




Please do not apply through Real Jobs Hawaii.


To submit your application, go to the State Recruiting Office's website at​efault.cfm, click on recruitment number 216468, Human Services Professional IV (Health and Human Services) or recruitment number 216535, Human Services Professional IV (Intake and Crisis Response Team), continuous recruitment until needs are met.


Only On-line applications will be accepted.  Paper Applications will not be accepted.   WE WILL NOT RESPOND TO RESUMES SUBMITTED VIA THIS WEBSITE



Equal Opportunity Employer