Child and Family Service
  • Kealakekua, HI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Established in 1899, Child & Family Service (CFS) is a community-based organization with a mission of strengthening families and fostering the healthy development children.  CFS has been a fierce advocate for children and families in the midst of social injustices and inequalities. Our statewide support, counseling, and therapeutic programs help individuals and families heal from trauma, prevent abuse and neglect, and can break the cycle of generational poverty.


Strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children.


Healthy, thriving individuals and families building strong, multi-cultural communities across generations.


Integrity, Quality Client Service, Employee Excellence, Teamwork and Communication

We offer an extensive array of benefits for our employee including paid time off, preventative health care paid time off, birthday floating holiday, volunteer floating holiday, 14 Paid Holidays in a Year (15 in an Election Year), Medical/Dental/Vision/RX plans, Opt-out incentive, 401(k), flexible spending plans, & more.

Come join Child & Family Service and help us serve thousands in our communities!


Under the direct supervision of the Program Supervisor and/or Clinical Supervisor, the MHS-II responds to youth referred by Hawaii Cares crisis line, conducts participant intake and initiates all forms required to open case. Provides crisis stabilization, engages with the client and his/her/their caregivers, provides encouragement and support, and ensures client safety by evaluating and helping to facilitate alternatives to alleviate the immediate situational stress causing the crisis. Provides face-to-face assessment of participant's risk for harm to self or others, and in collaboration with the participant and caregivers, facilitates creation of crisis prevention and safety plans. MH Specialist protects participant confidentiality and maintains a list of collaborative contacts specific to participants' needs, and provides information and referral to community resources. Additional duties include obtaining and entering required participant/caregiver consents, required forms and participant data into the online case record, following shift schedules, submitting mileage logs and other miscellaneous reports in a timely manner, attending program staff meetings, participating in monthly individual and group supervision, and meeting all training requirements as assigned especially those relating to pertinent laws and cultural/ethnic diversity. There may be other related duties as assigned.


  • Four-Year College Degree from a school accredited by a recognized accrediting agency - general major. Requires basic knowledge or training in a specialized or technical field or trade, such as social work, professional accounting, finance, business administration, and marketing.
  • Master's Degree from a school accredited by a recognized accrediting agency. Requires knowledge of an advanced type.

Other: Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing preferred, or bachelor's degree in a similar field plus five or more years of experience.


Over two years, up to and including four years.

Other (Specify): At the discretion of CAMHD credentialing specialists, supplemental training after hire may be substituted for lack of required two years of clinical experience in providing direct crisis response care for youth.


  • Skills in collaborating with other disciplines and agency personnel; knowledge of community resources and laws pertinent to crises victim; ability to maintain composure under pressure and in emergency situations; strong verbal and listening skills.


  • This job requires a valid Hawaii driver's license, a clear driver's abstract, and willingness to travel in personal vehicle on an as-needed basis throughout the island.
  • This job requires a valid Hawaii driver's license, a clear driver's abstract, and may require use of personal vehicle to transport participants to Temporary Crisis Home or Emergency Department as needed. MHS II will provide Transitional Summary if admission to TCH or ED occurs.
  • This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and continued employment is contingent on a record clear of convictions.
  • Continued employment in this position is contingent on successful completion of CPI classes OR other Behavioral Management certification as may be contract-mandated.
  • Continued employment in this position is contingent on successful completion of First Aid classes.
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