AMHD Access Screener

Apr 01 2020
Job Description


Exempt, non-civil service appointment.  The primary purpose of this position is to staff the statewide Crisis Line of Hawaii program.  The function of this position includes, but is not necessarily limited to, providing supportive telephone counseling, screening for urgent or emergent mental health needs, authorizing and dispatching crisis support services, and providing information on services in the community.  The Crisis Line of Hawaii serves the larger community by providing essential safety-net supports, including information and referral, supportive telephone counseling, and crisis outreach services for persons of all ages.



Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  A Bachelor’s degree in nursing, social work, or other human service degree.  A diploma RN may qualify depending on experience. 


EXPERIENCE: One (1) year experience in working with the seriously mentally ill or one-year experience with a crisis line as a volunteer or paid staff or one-year experience in mental health not necessarily working with seriously mentally ill.


LICENSE: A Valid Type 3 Driver’s License is preferred.  Certification eligibility is desirable in counseling suicidology, crisis management, substance abuse and/or case management.


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


Mail completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, cover letter, detailed resume, and salary requirements to:


Department of Health

Adult Mental Health Division

1250 Punchbowl St. Room 256

Honolulu, HI 96813

Attn: Personnel


Application packet:​yment/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may send an email to [email protected]


You may also contact AMHD Crisis Line of Hawaii program supervisor for more information:  [email protected] or (808) 453-6386.


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met.


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