Social Worker IV

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

Social Workers 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.

Although work settings and clientele served may differ, all positions use similar professional concepts, principles and techniques regardless of the program in which they work.


The State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services is currently seeking qualified Social Workers 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 Requirements:  In accordance with Act 238, SLH 2005, Social Worker applicants must possess a bachelor's or master's degree in social work from a program of study accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, or a doctoral degree in social work from a college or university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or a comparable regional accreditation body.


Note: Applicants who will graduate within six months, and who will meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements upon their graduation will be accepted for examination. If you are graduating within six months with a Bachelor of Social Work degree or applicable Master's degree, please submit a copy of your official transcript of coursework completed thus far.


Specialized Experience Requirment: Applicants must possess the following 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 in the amounts shown below:

For applicants who possess a Bachelor of Social Work degree, two (2) year experience required

For applicants who possess a Master of Social Work degree: one (1) year experience required.

For applicants who possess a Ph.D. degree in Social Work: no professional experience required.


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.


Submit your application via the State Recruiting Office's website at​efault.cfm,, click on recruitment number 216469, Social Worker IV (Health and Human Services) or recruitment number 216536, Social Worker 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