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Home Visitor – Early Head Start
Locations:  (1) Kona – 40 hours; (1) Ka’u – 30 hours 
(added 2023-02-08)

Are you passionate about making a difference? Would you like to work with a compassionate team that supports children, families, and the community?

*This position is full-time (Ka’u – 30 hours or Kona – 40 hours per week) and benefits eligible*

As a Home Visitor for our Early Head Start program, you will partner with families and children, including those with special needs, on a scheduled one-to-one weekly basis in their homes for a minimum of 90 minutes – planning an individualized program that meets the child’s intellectual, physical, emotional and social needs.

Assists families in identifying family resources and needs; furnishes information to families about available community resources; assists and enables parents to become self-advocates.

Obtains data and conducts child development assessments and curriculum.

Successful candidate is able to multi-task and has computer and office skills


  • Working with children and their families – especially ages 0-3
  • Preschool teacher – classroom experience with young kids helpful


  • Associates degree in Early Child Education (ECE) or related field OR
  • Associates degree in progress in ECE or related field with at least 2 years experience OR
  • Childhood Development Associate credentials/certification

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to hr@fsswh.org


Family Advocate – Early Head Start (added 2023-02-08)

Do you enjoy working with infants, toddlers, and families? If so, Family Support Hawaii has a great opportunity for you! Our Early Head Start program is seeking a talented, multi-faceted, and responsible individual to fill the role of Na’alehu (Ka’u) Family Advocate.

Family Advocates are responsible for a myriad of duties within our Early Head Start program including, but not limited to:

  • The recruitment of families eligible for Early Head Start services
  • Describing the program accurately to potential applicants and assisting families to complete the application process
  • Data entry
  • Maintaining consistent communication with program applicants and referred individuals
  • Ensuring and establishing an effective transition into the Early Head Start program
  • Providing transportation to enrolled families to program activities, and medical, dental, and social services appointments, and assisting with these appointments
  • Providing child care at program activities
  • Providing direct and supportive intervention to assist families in crisis
  • Conducting and maintaining vehicle maintenance schedules, inspections, and logs
  • Other duties as assigned

This is a dynamic position that can bring new challenges and adventures every day. The ideal candidate MUST:

  • Be well organized
  • Have a flexible schedule
  • Have the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner, and multi-task when necessary
  • Have excellent computer and general office skills
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Be able to work well independently
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be highly motivated

Education / Experience Requirements

At a minimum, applicants must:

  • Have a high school diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent
  • Have a valid driver’s license with current insurance
  • Own a cellular telephone

Spanish or Marshallese speaking is a plus!

This is an 18-hour-per-week entry-level position. Opportunity for advancement.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to hr@fsswh.org


Special Educator (Special Instructor) – Early Intervention Services (added 2022/12/15)

As a Special Educator, you will provide home visit support for children from birth to three years of age with developmental delays or at risk for developmental delays in the Kona – Ka’u districts of the Big Island. This role is part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides support to families using the Primary Service Provider coaching model.

This position is under the direct supervision of the Early Intervention Program Manager and works closely with physical, speech, and occupational therapists as well as a care coordinator. In this role, you will complete assessments, and develop an Individualized Family Support Plan (IFSP) with the family and team members.

  • Required: Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Special Education; Master’s or Bachelor’s in Early Education with focus on early childhood or special education; or 5th year teaching certificate with Early Childhood/Special Education focus
  • One year minimum experience as a Special Educator is preferred
  • Experience with children 0-3 years of age is preferred

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to hr@fsswh.org

Education Manager for Early Head Start (20-24 hours). Posted 9/2/2022

Job duties for this position include:

  • Review and provide feedback on weekly lesson plans for both the classroom and the home-based program.
  • Become familiar with the program’s child assessment-the DRDP. Provide ongoing support to Classroom Teachers and Home Visitors in completing observations, documentation, and assessing children’s skills in each assessment cycle. Will ensure that assessments are completed fully for each enrolled child. Will help to review results and provide ongoing support to staff.
  • Provide coaching (EHS requirement) to new Home Visitors to support high-quality services to children and families.
  • Review IFSPs for children who are enrolled in EIS to ensure the EHS Home Visitor or Teacher is providing ongoing support through individualized experiences which align with the developmental needs of the child.
  • Participate in weekly EHS Management Team meetings and support ongoing program planning activities.
  • Provide staff/family training as requested.
  • Support EHS services using resources such as the Head Start Performance Standards, DHS licensing requirements, Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, community resources, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an education-related field

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to hr@fsswh.org