Human Services Professional or Social Worker (PREA)

Jan 10 2022
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Adult Mental Health Division

Maui Community Mental Health Center Branch

Wailuku/Kahului, Maui


Human Services Professional or Social Worker (PREA)

Level III - $4,252 to $5,178 per month (SR-20, Step C to H)

Level IV - $4,600 - $5,600 per month (SR-22, Ste C to H)


Note:  Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant’s, and other relevant factors.


Full-Time, Temporary, Civil Service position.  The primary purpose of the position is to assess, plan, provide, coordinate and evaluate the psychosocial rehabilitation services needed to achieve the member’s identified outcome objectives.  Assists individuals to develop daily living and social skills through clubhouse in-vivo role modeling, pragmatic skills building activities in the community.  Provides a wide range of comprehensive rehabilitation services including building strong restorative relationships with members providing individual, group, family/significant persons counseling; job manager responsibilities (including developing, managing, evaluating, and back up for job placements); educational supports and other rehabilitative services provided by the clubhouse.  Provides timely and accurate documentation in the consumer’s clinical record and in the AMHD management information system of activities and other related data and information.



Minimum Qualifications


To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

EDUCATION:  Human Services Professional III & IV:  A 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.  For the Human Services Professional III & IV Only:  Excess work experience as described under the Specialized Experience below, or any other responsible administrative professional or analytical work experience that provided knowledge, skills, and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree, including the coursework specified above, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.  To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities.  Social Worker III & IV:  In accordance with Act 238, SLH 2005, applicants must possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work form 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 accredited body. 


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Applicants must possess 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.  P lease note that possession of the required numbers of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position.  The applicant’s overall experience must have been of such scope and level of reasonability as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered.  Social Worker:  For applicants who possess a Bachelor of Social Work degree, one year for the Level III and for the Level IV, two years of the aforementioned specialized Experience.  For applicants who possess a Master f Social Work degree, none for the Level III and for the Level IV, one year of the aforementioned Specialized Experience.  For applicants who possess a Ph.D. degree in Social Work, no Specialized Experience.  Human Services Professional:  One and one-half years for the Level III and For the Level IV, two and one-half years of the aforementioned Specialized Experience.


Substitutions Allowed:  Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.


LICENSE:  Valid Type 3 Driver’s License issued by the State of Hawaii.

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


Visit the Department of Human Resources Development website at​efault.cfm.


Human Services Professional III & IV Recruitment # 21-0654 (position #52328):  Wailuku/Kahului, Maui


Continuous until needs are met.


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact John Oliver at (808) 984-2150.


This position is exempt from the civil service and temporary in nature.  Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will,” which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.


Effective immediately, as a condition of employment with the State of Hawai‘i, each qualified candidate who has been given a conditional offer of employment must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and shall be fully vaccinated by his/her/their employment start date. A reasonable accommodation will be provided if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.


Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination policy above will apply to both new hires not currently employed by the State of Hawaii Executive branch, as well as current State of Hawaii Executive Branch Employees who are being considered for placement into another State of Hawaii Executive Branch position.


Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Requirement:  As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), Federal law states that “….an agency shall not hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates and who: 

(1)  Has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility or

other institution.

(2)  Has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse.

(3)  Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in #2 above.

(4)  Has been the subject of substantiated allegations of sexual harassment or resigned during a pending investigation of alleged sexual abuse or sexual harassment.


An Equal Opportunity Employer