Pandemic Response Expansion Project (PREP) Bilingual Health Aide (BHA)

Feb 07 2024
Job Description


Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division
Chronic Disease Management Branch (CDMB)

Kona, Hawaii


Pandemic Response Expansion Project (PREP)

Bilingual Health Aide (BHA)

$4,183 per month, salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Exempt, non-civil service, full-time, temporary appointment.  The Pandemic Response Expansion Project (PREP) Bilingual Health Aide (BHA) positions will be responsible for: 1) providing a direct line of support to recent immigrants, migrants, and limited and non-English proficient (LEP) populations assuring access to and understanding of health promotion, prevention, education, and health services; 2) interpreting and educating individuals, families, and groups on preventative health measures and strategies, health resources within the community, and state health regulations and requirements; 3) conducting and assisting in home visits and assessments that require additional health education, screening, management, treatment, or care; 4) completing BHA Registration forms, reviewing and assessing information, ensuring referrals of LEP clients in need of screening, medical, healthcare, treatment, or other services for preventative management, and following up to confirm continuity of care; and 5) working with other clinical and community health workers to provide cultural interpretation services.


Minimum Qualification(s)


EDUCATION:  High School Diploma, some college preferred.


EXPERIENCE:  Prior experience and training in health education, social work, nursing, public health, and allied health professions desirable.


REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, ETC.:  Valid State of Hawaii Driver's License - Class 3, required.


Must be bilingual and be fluent in one of the following languages: Filipino (llocano, Tagalog, Visayan), Samoan, Hawaiian, Korean, Chinese, Marshallese, Chuukese, Vietnamese, or other languages as determined by the Department of Health.


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 cover letter, completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, three (3) references, salary requirement and detailed resume to:


Department of Health

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division

1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 422

Honolulu, HI  96813

ATTN:  Melissa Nakamura


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met for position no. 124262 & 124263.


Application packet at:​nt/job-opportunities/


Other Information


For additional information, you may contact Melissa Nakamura at [email protected] or
(808) 586-4637.


This position is exempt from civil service and considered 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.


An Equal Opportunity Employer