Employment Opportunities in AMHD

AMHD Administrative Positions   |    Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) Positions   | Courts and Corrections Branch Positions | Hawaii State Hospital (HSH) Positions   |    Psychiatrists

For non-civil service applications, please call (808) 586-8294 or (808) 586-4676 for Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD) positions or for Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) positions, please call (808) 933-0409 on Big Island, or (808) 241-3130 for Kauai, or (808) 984-2150 on Maui, or (808) 832-5770 on Oahu. However, you may download or request Exempt Employment Availability Information form.

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SUMMARY OF EACH POSITION (Relevant substitutions will be considered)

AMHD Administrative Positions
For AMHD positions listed below, return non-civil service application, employment availability information form which identifies acceptable job locations, resume, and salary requirements to: Adult Mental Health Division, 1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 256, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, Attn: Personnel (Inquiries: (808) 586-8294. Submit separate application for each position and location applying for. Continuous recruitment until positions are filled; however, only applications postmarked by date stated in classified advertisements, if applicable, are assured of receiving full consideration. Please call (808) 586-8294 to confirm if position(s) is (are) still on active recruitment status.


AMHD Access Screener Oahu
Staff a statewide access line for system entry into the AMHD. Provide screening for mental health needs, crisis support, assessments scheduling based on immediacy of needs and crisis outreach dispatch when needed.
MQ: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Social Work, or other human services field, or diploma RN may qualify depending on experience. One (1) year experience in working with seriously mental ill, or one (1) year experience with crisis line as a volunteer or paid staff, or one (1) year experience in mental health.
AMHD Consumer Affairs Chief
Provide advisory services to the AMHD Chief on the AMHD system of services and oversight function, and supervise the complaint/resolution process and the AMHD Consumer Peer Specialist training and certification program.
MQ: Being a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) consumer. Completion of a course of study in any of the behavioral sciences from college is desirable. General experience that involves active participation in and major responsibility for the development, management, execution, and coordination of programs and/or activities of a program providing an array of consumer focused activities. Three and one-half (3½) years of experience concerned with the development, implementation, and coordination of consumer focused mental health care, treatment, and rehabilitation. Three (3) years of supervisory experience in a consumer operated program setting.
AMHD Forensic Specialist
Integrate key treatment concepts into individuals’ discharge/transition plans of the discharging court’s orders, re-evaluate consumers’ master recovery plans, and make recommendations for inclusion of risk management strategies and reduction plans in each consumer’s master recovery plan.
MQ: Master’s degree in Psychology. Doctoral level candidate in clinical psychology is preferred. Two (2) years of experience in the field of forensic mental health.
AMHD Utilization Management Specialist
Review and monitor services utilization to ensure that each consumer is receiving quality services of the right type, in the right amount, and for the right duration in accordance with any legal stipulations; develop statewide service criteria; and provide reviews, consultation, and training.
MQ: Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Nursing or other related field. Five (5) years in a psychiatric setting providing professional services, three (3) years in psychiatric or behavioral health care utilization management analysis, or three (3) years managing psychiatric service resource allocation based on clinical Best Practice/Evidence-Based Practice and fiscal criteria, and direct care experience in working with co-morbidity.
AMHD Business Compliance Specialist
Implement, coordinate, supervise, and monitor the business compliance activities for the Division.
MQ: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, behavioral or social science, or other related field; at least two (2) years of direct experience with payers of health care services, utilization management, and/or compliance programs; at least one (1) year of experience developing and utilizing data and statistics for surveillance and program improvement; this position must be licensed in accordance with Hawaii Revised Statues as applicable to the discipline of the incumbent; and valid Type 3 Driver’s License is recommended.
AMHD Case Management Specialist
Assist the AMHD Case Management Coordinator & Recovery Support Services Coordinator in coordinating a statewide system of case management services.
MQ: Bachelor’s degree in nursing, psychology, social work, or other related social science; a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the adult mental health field; and a valid Type 3 Driver’s License.

Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) Positions
For CMHC positions listed below, return non-civil service application, employment availability information form which identifies acceptable job locations., resume, and salary requirements to: CMHC Systems Administration, 1700 Lanakila Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817. Submit separate application for each position and location applying for. Continuous recruitment until positions are filled; however, only applications postmarked by date stated in classified advertisements, if applicable, are assured of receiving full consideration. Please call 832-5770 to confirm if position(s) is (are) still on active recruitment status.There are currently no CMHC positions open at this time. Please check back later.

Courts and Corrections Branch

AMHD Courts Clinical Psychologist (part-time FTE=50%, or full-time FTE=100%)
Provide direct services and case consultation to the courts and programs of the Judiciary and to other related agencies and programs in the State. Perform court ordered evaluations of adults for Circuit and District Courts statewide, perform risk assessments to assist in the court’s disposition, and perform examination of the mental condition of a defendant to assist in the court’s disposition.
MQ: Completion of doctoral degree in clinical psychology from an accredited college, or hold a doctoral degree from a training program approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). Three (3) years of work experience in clinical psychology. Possess a valid license to practice psychology in the State of Hawaii, and a valid Type 3 Driver’s License.
AMHD Courts Examiner Supervisor
The Courts Branch provides case and program consultation, in-service and out-service training, and research and direct services to the programs of AMHD, Judiciary, and other related agencies in the State. Court Examiners in the Branch perform court ordered evaluations of adults for Circuit and District Courts statewide. This position is to provide supervision of the Court Examiners of the Branch, develop and implement the certification processes for Court Examiners, conduct performance review of subordinates, and oversee the provision of court-ordered examinations of adults with mental illness and criminal justice involvement.
MQ: Master’s degree in health care filed; Ph.D. in clinical psychology preferred, or M.D. or D.O. degree or equivalent and completion of accredited psychiatric residency required; one (1) year of forensic or court experience and two (2) years of supervisory/managerial experience preferred (may have occurred concurrently); licensed in accordance with HRS to the discipline of the incumbent; valid Type 3 driver’s license.


AMHD Psychiatrists (non-civil service (exempt) position) All major islands
AMHD is recruiting adult psychiatrists to join our growing team of professionals. Inpatient and outpatient positions are available statewide. Our offices are located on all the major islands, in both city and rural locations. We provide comprehensive, recovery-based treatment services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.Our psychiatrists are considered the leaders of the recovery team and provide assessments and psychopharmacological treatment. We have a broad array of additional services available including case management, housing, ACT teams, supported employment, psychosocial rehabilitation programs, substance abuse treatment, and a program evaluation research department.Employment by the State of Hawaii offers new competitive salaries with special incentives for the Big Island and generous benefits. Benefits include 21 days of paid vacation per year, 21 days of paid sick leave per year, 13 paid state holidays, liability coverage, medical/vision/dental insurance plans, and a generous pension plan.Staff Psychiatrist – Hawaii State Hospital (see summary under HSH)For more information about outpatient positions, contact Mr. Wayne Law at 808-832-5770. For the Hawaii State Hospital, contact Dr. Jim Westphal at 808-236-8236.

Hawaii State Hospital (HSH) Positions
To apply for Hawaii State Hospital positions listed below, please forward your resume and salary requirements to Richelle Daraban, Personnel Management Specialist at Hawaii State Hospital, 45-710 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 or email richelle.daraban@doh.hawaii.gov. These are non-civil service exempt positions.

HSH Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist Oahu
This position is responsible for and provides oversight for ensuring the development, implementation, and coordination of all aspects of the HSH’s psychosocial rehabilitation program, which includes services provided by 1) Occupational Therapy and 2) Recreation Therapy, as well as contracted services for 3) the Chaplaincy. The incumbent is also expected to participate in the provision of direct, face-to-face patient care.
Recommended qualifications:Must possess Hawaii license as applicable to the discipline of the incumbent.o Strong clinical and analytic skills with a broad knowledge of the philosophy, principles, and practices relating to the treatment and rehabilitation of the
seriously mentally ill, chemically dependent and forensic populations.
o Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
o Ability to work effectively with others.
o Two (2) years experience in behavioral intervention and rehabilitation program development and implementation.
o Advanced computer skills including database management, statistical analysis and graphing.
HSH Psychiatry Chief Oahu
This position provides clinical leadership, participates in quality management activities and continuously strives to improve the quality of patient care.  Supervises and instructs subordinate personnel in order to achieve planned objectives.  Applicants must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Hawaii.  Must demonstrate knowledge of hospital administration practices and is able to exercise good judgment and tact.  Two years of psychiatry experience and supervisory experience preferred.