Kalaupapa - HI Other 2 months ago
Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 22-0437

The Department of Health, Hansen’s Disease Control Branch has (1) ONE urgent vacancylocated on KalaupapaSettlementin Kalawao County, on the Island of Molokai.


Kalaupapa is a small peninsula on the north shore of Molokai. It is a severely isolated community surrounded by the ocean on three sides and 2,000 foot cliffs on the fourth side. Access into the Settlement is by a small 5-8 passenger commuter airplane; or on foot or mule down a 26-switchback trail down the sea cliffs. Ocean access is limited to only a few months in the summer when the sea is calm enough to allow boats to dock.

Kalaupapa is a closed community. By law, only persons authorized by the State may enter the Settlement, and minors are not allowed. This means, no one can live in the Settlement unless they are employed by the Settlement, the State or Federal Government, or if they are an official volunteer in the Settlement.

The Settlement is a self-contained community which includes a care home, grocery store, gas station, airport, motor pool, carpenter shop, landfill, State library, U.S. Post Office and over 150 homes and buildings, many on the historic building registry.

As a condition of employment with the State of Hawaii, all qualified external candidates who have been given a conditional offer of employment must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and shall be fully vaccinated by his/her/their employment start date. A reasonable accommodation will be provided if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.

Duties Summary

Perform various housekeeping and personal care services to families or the elderly to assist in improving and/or maintaining an independent life style as a primary assignment. Housekeeping and personal care services include cooking, housecleaning, laundering, meal planning and preparation, grocery shopping, budgeting, feeding and bathing children or elderly clients, running errands or transporting clients to banks, stores, schools, etc. Teach clients by demonstration, example and/or instruction in the various housekeeping and personal care services provided. Observe relationships, unusual incidents, behavior or changes in health, situations and needs of the clients and report to the supervisor and perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

General Experience: Experience requiring the ability to read, comprehend and write English. This requirement may also be met by possession of a high school diploma.

Specialized Experience: THREE (3) yearsof work experience which demonstrated the ability to manage a household and provide care services to families, or the elderly. Examples of acceptable work experience include:
a.homemaker and parent; and
b.chore services worker involved with providing housekeeping and child or personal care services to families or the elderly. The experience may be met from part-time and/or unpaid work. There must, however, be evidence that participation was on a continuous basis but not necessarily on a full-time normal work basis.

Knowledge of: General housekeeping methods, supplies, and equipment; household cooking; use and care of household and kitchen appliances and equipment; personal hygiene; first aid and safety practices in the home; and methods of providing care for others.

Ability to: Provide personal care services to others; maintain a home in a neat and orderly condition; follow oral and written instructions; and make simple arithmetic computations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

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