Child and Family Service
  • Lihue, 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.


HOPE values: Humility, Ownership, Perseverance, Engagement

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, 15 Paid Holidays in a Year (16 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 supervision of the Program Supervisor, the Clinical Specialist I is responsible for the implementation of program services, linking the assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of therapeutic interventions with the purpose of achieving successful case outcome. Provision of on-call crisis response with 24/7 availability.


  • Masters' Degree from a school accredited by a recognized accrediting agency. Requires knowledge of an advanced type.

Other (Specify): Must be at least 18 years old. Master's degree from a nationally accredited university as a national board-certified behavioral analyst, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, psychologist, social worker, school psychologist, or psychiatric nurse.


Over two years, up to and including four years.

Other (Specify): 4 years post Master's experience. At least one year of full-time, clinically supervised progressive work experience inclusive of residency, internship, or practicum in the care or treatment of youth in a mental health or educational setting. Experience in working with issues such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and substance abuse. Must be willing to work with parents that may present safety issues.


  • Good verbal and written skill in therapeutic assessment and treatment, interviewing, recording and letter writing.
  • Able to assess family dynamics, strengths and weaknesses to appropriate match a participant with a potential home.
  • Ability to work with challenging families to improve their parenting skills.
  • MHS must also support the commitment to preserving a participant's connection with their family of origin. and reunification with biological family.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as required to support families and assigned Parent Educators through crises.
  • Valid driver's license, current no-fault insurance coverage, clear driver's abstract, access to an insured vehicle.
  • Commitment to empowering families to be an effective problem solving and nurturing agents.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with people of diverse social, economic, ethnic/racial, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with at-risk families.
  • Commitment to family centered, community-based services.
  • Commitment to children's safety and family stability.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in therapeutic assessment, interviewing and recording.


  • This job requires a valid Hawaii driver's license, a clear driver's abstract, and use of personal vehicle to transport participants, as needed, as well as a willingness to travel in personal vehicle on an as-needed basis throughout the island.
  • 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 CPR, CPI and/or van driving training as such training is necessary to ensure ability/continued ability to perform essential functions of this job.
  • 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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