KKV’s success depends upon our ability to maintain deep roots in Kalihi Valley. We know that this community is rich with cultural knowledge, wisdom, and diverse talents, and we aim to uplift these gifts through our hiring practices. As a result, many of our employees and volunteers come directly from the community we serve. KKV is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Van Driver    (F/T)

Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) is looking for a full time, experienced VAN DRIVER to provide safe transportation to clients between KKV and designated sites. Strongly prefer CDL licensed driver. Driver must drive small passenger vans and larger 15 passenger wheelchair van. Experience and safe driving record required.  Greets clients cheerfully and assists them to enter and exit the van. Checks and maintains van for cleanliness and fluid levels.  Keeps track of passengers transported. Submits reports on repair problems.  KKV is a great organization to work for and has been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Hawaii.  Benefits include medical , dental and Paid Time Off.


One year experience working as a driver; Ability to work with multicultural staff and clients; Excellent driving habits; Hawaii Driver License; Good driving abstract; Clean criminal background check; High school graduate


Bilingual preferred; Prefer CDL License; Familiar with Kalihi Valley


Education & Training Specialist (F/T)

Job Summary: Responsible 1) for helping develop,  coordinate, improve, evaluate, resource and report on staff, student and volunteer education and training programs and infrastructure across more than 15 community and clinical programs employing more than 200 staff and engaging more than 1,000 students at Kokua Kalihi Valley, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center; 2) for helping align KKV educational partnerships, programs and curriculum for students, volunteers and staff with community priorities and the mission, values, service framework, and strategic plan of KKV; 3) for assisting with developing and delivering curriculum and training specific to particular projects and grants, as assigned; and 4) for strengthening the network of students and student alumni in ways that encourage reciprocity and participation in the mission of KKV and the health and life of the Kalihi community. 


Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, required; Ability to work with a multi-cultural staff and stakeholder population, required; demonstrated problem-solving skills, required; ability to work in a team setting, required; service focus, flexibility, strong presentation skills, required; organizational and management skills, required.

 Education & Experience

Masters Degree or PHD equivalent, required; at least three years experience coordinating health-workforce related training, education and curriculum, required; at least three years experience in community-based nonprofit environment, required; experience with developing and delivering curriculum and training, preferred.


Program Assistant (F/T)

Job Summary:   Provides programmatic, administrative and advisory support to the KKV Special Projects Unit, including assisting with meeting data and reporting requirements of KKV and funders; managing electronic and hardcopy files; coordinating events and meetings; overseeing purchasing and procurement for Special Projects; assisting with communications among Special Projects staff; and adheres to KKV policies and procedures including applicable OSHA, State and Federal regulations; attends and participates in staff meetings, trainings, retreats, and other staff events as required; & other duties as assigned by the Special Project Coordinator. 



  • Ability to work with multi-cultural staff and client populations. Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, email.
  • Excellent organizational skills.      
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and organization skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work in a team setting, required.
  • Ability to handle confidential financial information, required.
  • Bilingual/bicultural skills preferred.

Education/Training:    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required   

Experience: On year experience working in social service program setting in similar position; At least three years of word processing and spreadsheet experience

Lives in or familiar with the Kalihi Valley area, preferred.        


Program Coordinator - Substance Use Prevention, Education and Treatment (F/T)

 Looking for a full time Program Coordinator for Substance Abuse Services focusing on treatment, prevention and awareness of opioid abuse at a Community Health center in Kalihi serving culturally diverse populations. Responsible for coordinating services for substance abuse screening including opioid use in a Primary Care setting, and brief intervention, education and treatment referral for addiction services; Coordination of Education programs for Primary Care Providers and education of community for awareness for opioid abuse; developing data tracking system for substance and opioid use. 


Program management experience with clinical backgrounds in working with individuals with Behavioral Health and/or Substance Use Disorders. Data tracking and management skills preferred.

Education: Masters of Social Work (MSW) with Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Masters in Counselling Psychology, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

Licensed to practice in the State of Hawaii, required.

Certified in Substance Abuse Counselling (CSAC), preferred.


Medical Assistant (Behavioral Health) (F/T)

Job Summary:  Responsible for overseeing front desk, appointment scheduling, and checking in patients of Behavioral Health Program in a Community Health Center setting in Kalihi. Also responsible for assisting Providers including Psychiatrist and Therapists, giving injections to patients and calling in prescriptions for medications, assist with blister pack medications monitoring, assist with case management and psychosocial and crisis support services for clients, making referrals to community providers and resources.

Qualifications: Medical Assistant training required. One year experience in working in a health setting preferred.  Bilingual language skills preferred.


Job Summary: Responsible for coordinating an innovative Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Initiative in an urban community health center with a focus on improving services for victims of crime, esp. domestic violence, sexual abuse and human trafficking. Responsible for (1) Convening a multi-disciplinary clinical and community TIC team;   (2) Coordinating  needs assessment,  planning, training,  program services & activities, documentation & evaluation; and (3) Grants management for the 2-year grant funded by the Victims of Crime Act, administered by the Hawaii Dept. of the Attorney General.  

Qualifications: Project management experience. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Experience working in community health/human services.  Understanding of and experience with domestic violence and human trafficking, preferred

Education: Masters Degree in Public Health, Social Work, or equivalent experience and training, preferred. Undergraduate degree in human services required.


Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (P/T)

Job Summary:  Primary function of this position is to provide basic breastfeeding information, encouragement, follow-up and referrals to WIC pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Qualifications:  Required:  Has breastfed at least one baby (does not have to be currently breastfeeding).  Possess effective verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to work with multi-cultural staff and client populations.  Demonstrate problem-solving skills.  Ability to work in a team setting.  High school graduate.  One year experience working in community health setting. 

Experience in breastfeeding management preferred.  Bilingual/ bicultural skills.  Proficient in computer office software including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.  One year experience working as a health educator or counselor.


Temp Helper (P/T) Ehuola Kako'o

Ehuola is a Hawaiian culture based health program that works with keiki and their ʻohana to strengthen connections to ancestral ways of well-being.  We are currently recruiting for a Kako'o to join our team. Requirements for this position include; strong cultural foundation, excellent communication, competent administrative skills, dependable and able to work with aloha.  There will be occasional evening and weekend hours required.  Background in health and/or Hawaiian healing modalities preferred.




Mahalo for your interest in joining our team and sharing your Aloha and Kōkua with Kalihi Valley!