Sep 05 2023
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. Together we work to advance health, to inspire healing, to foster reconciliation, and to celebrate abundance in the ahupua'a of Kalihi through strong relationships that honor culture and place.

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 establishingbest practices for SDOH services.

POSITION OPENINGS:  One part time position open (APPRX 24 HOURS A WEEK)

JOB SUMMARY: Serve as lead person in developing and sustaining a safe and nurturing environment that effectively supports the physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing of the middle school students in Kalihi.

Special consideration given to multicultural/multilingual candidates and those with a connection to the ahupuaʻa of Kalihi.



Effective verbal and written communication skills, required.

Demonstrate effective problem solving skills, required.

Demonstrate effective analytical decision making skills, required.

Ability to work with multi-cultural staff and client populations, required.

Ability to work in a team setting, required.

Proficient in computer and software including Microsoft Office and Office 365, required

Education/Training: High School or equivalent, required. 


One year experience working with youth, required.

One year experience working in community health settings, preferred.

SCHEDULE: Up to 24 hours a week. Variable - Monday through Friday  in coordination with supervisor with consistent and predictable attendance.  

BENEFITS:  Lifestyle benefits in partnership with HR Symphony by Altres. Potentail to be eligible for more benefits with consistent work over 20 hours a week. 

 For any questions about this job ad please email [email protected]