Program Guide

Pacific Quest

About the organization

PQ provides licensed and accredited residential mental healthcare on Hawaii island. We integrate evidence based clinical modalities, psychiatry, nature based interventions, and whole person wellness.

Core Focus: We disrupt cycles of internalized stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and other mental health challenges. By equipping our residents with the tools they need to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives; we’re cultivating change and promoting sustainable growth.


- Uphold safety, supervision, and monitoring of residents in accordance with Program Policy
- Learn and articulate the Pacific Quest mission, guiding principles, and curriculum.
- Effectively communicate with residents in a group setting and direct resident groups toward common goals, demonstrate flexibility with camp placement, program, location, and resident supervision assignments, observe and identify the needs of individual residents and the group to create a physically and emotionally safe and supportive environment
- Role model program expectations at all times, which includes upholding our program standards while at work
- Build and maintain rapport with residents while holding boundaries that further therapeutic outcomes
- Maintain client confidentiality
- Keep appropriate boundaries related to self-disclosure, avoid teaching or speaking about controversial beliefs while at work including but not limited to political, religious, medication, diet, or lifestyle choices
- Maintain professional appearance and attitude in accordance with Program Policy
- Ensure all work locations & common areas are clean and organized, as well as following all health and safety protocols
- Participate in professional development through mandatory and voluntary monthly in-service training
- Able to cover for medication passes as needed
- Additional duties as assigned


Required Skills/Qualifications
- Ability to be a team player and form mutually respectful relationships with all employees
- Ability to maintain physical alertness and activity over the course of designated work hours -
- Must provide and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification. CPR certifications must be from in-person classroom training. Wilderness First Aid & Wilderness First Responder are acceptable for the first aid requirement. The certification must state that CPR was included in the training.
- Maintain a current NVCI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training) certification provided by Pacific Quest
- Ability to treat all residents, families, and coworkers with dignity and respect
- Able to pass thorough background checks
- Able to pass onboarding and ongoing drug screens
- Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner
- Maintain current physical and TB clearance
- Must demonstrate alignment with Pacific Quest Core Values: (1) Purpose, (2) Professionalism, (3) Problem Solving, (4) Productivity and (5) Positivity.
- Reliable transportation and personal auto insurance is needed in order to travel to assigned work location(s)
- Minimum age is 21


$38,000 - $42,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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