Behavioral Health Therapist

Hale Na`au Pono - Hilo, HI (30+ days ago)

Starting July 1, 2018, positions available for master's level therapists working with youth funded through the Department of Health Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division. This position is responsible for the delivery of community-based therapy and skills training services with children experiencing serious emotional and behavioral disorders. We are looking for therapists to serve Oahu, primarily the Leeward Coast as well as Hilo, Hawaii. Please apply early as the CAMHD credentialing process takes a while to complete.

Therapists will carry a caseload of 6 to10 youth providing on average 3 hours of services per week for a total of between 15 and 30 hours of service per week.

Therapists will be supported by Hale Na'au Pono's Children's Team including the Clinical Director, Program Director, Program Coordinator, other therapists, Case Managers, Paraprofessional Support Workers, Program Assistants and Transitional Foster Parents. Unlike many other programs, we provide internal case management to better coordinate services between the program, family, family guidance centers, probation officers, schools, and other team members. HNP also provides transitional family home services, ancillary services, respite care, crisis homes, emergency shelter and anger management with CAMHD and the Judiciary.

This is an excellent opportunity for therapists whose primary occupation is in the DOE or typical 9 to 5 jobs because therapy is normally provided after school and on weekends. We can provide flexibility in obtaining your clinical hours toward licensing or increasing your income to pay down those student loans!

We are looking for more than just therapists who have the clinical skills to 'improve youth functioning using measurable scales,' but embody aloha, who can empathize with, relate to and respect the unique cultural perspective of our primarily Native Hawaiian youth. In addition to reducing symptoms, we want our therapists to teach skills and build upon the strengths of our youth and their families. We encourage therapy sessions to include fishing, sports, or cultural activities to build self-esteem, create positive environments and establish strong therapeutic relationships. During your interview, in addition to showing us your credentials, please tell us your interests, ideas, and talents.


  • Participates as a member of a multi-disciplinary team with the persons served, and implements the services that the team prescribes.
  • Provides individual therapy and family therapy using the family strengths and evidence-based methodologies. Services will be mobile, conducted almost completely in the home or community, school and can include the provision of transportation.
  • Provides Assessment at admission, at the end of the month and at discharge for each youth.
  • Develops youth/family Mental Health Treatment Plans within 10 days of service admission.

Submits Monthly Treatment Plan Summary for each youth by the 3rd day of the following month.

  • Provides direction, training and supervision of paraprofessional support workers in the implementation of the MHTP.
  • Participates with other service providers, as appropriate, to accomplish joint services planning and to facilitate the provision of services to persons served.
  • Serves on-call 24 hours, 7 days a week and provides crisis intervention and stabilization services as assigned.

Other requirements:

  • Pre-hire credentialing with CAMHD
  • CWS and Criminal Background Checks
  • First Aid/CPR certification (HNP pays)
  • driver's license, and insured vehicle
  • MHC/MFT/MSW or above
  • 2 years experience working with youth or adults will behavioral issues

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $31.00 /hour