Family Specialist/CSAC (Full-Time)

  • Member of a multi-disciplinary field-based team responsible for ensuring consumers are provided with case management services; including intake and assessments, coordination of medical needs, coordination of appointments/referrals with community physicians and assists APRN-Rx with monitoring psychotropic medication administration.
  • Provides comprehensive services in consideration of a consumer’s familial support and other networks, including but not limited to, working with consumers to improve and/or restore relationships with relatives, convene meetings with the consumer’s family, assist in reconnection or reconciliation.
  • Provides integrated substance abuse treatment/counseling services. Intensive, ACT level intervention with vulnerable populations in the community and independent housing.

The Hawaii Pathways Project is a client-centered program that focuses on the Pathways Housing First model, which incorporates assistance with housing along with enhancement of consumer strengths rather than difficulties with substance abuse/mental illnesses, symptoms and psychiatric history.


  • Licensed Qualified Mental Health Professional QMHP: APRN or Master’s Degree in Counseling, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Social Welfare, Sociology or other behavioral sciences with license (LMHC, LMFT, or LCSW) preferred. In lieu of independent licensure, at least 3 years of experience in a setting focused on work with consumers related to family, focused on substance abuse, severe and persistent mental illness, and/or reunification. Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), or the equivalent of 3 years of experience working with consumers dealing with substance abuse setting, including outpatient, inpatient, or immersion settings. Pending CSAC licensure may be considered.
  • At least 1-1/2 years of specialized experience in a capacity related to family work, including therapy, consultation, education, or assessment. This should include experience working with victims of trauma in a setting that allows for restorative work dealing with managing behavioral issues related to a history of trauma.
  • Must have strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services.
  • Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons struggling with substance abuse and severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for consumer rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential.
  • Valid Hawaii Driver’s license, clear traffic abstract and willingness to use properly insured vehicle.
  • Clear pre-employment reference check, annual TB Clearance, CPR, First Aid and CPI certification.

Location: Honolulu, HI 96822

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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