Application Deadline:November 1st, 2023
Interview Notification Deadline:
December 15, 2023
Interview Dates:1/4/24, 1/11/24, 1/18/24
(Kauai School District)
1/3/24, 1/10/24, 1/17/24
(All Other Sites)
Program Start Date:July 16, 2024
Program End Date:July 15, 2025
Contacting HI-PIC:Questions regarding the application or interview process may be directed to the HI-PIC Program Director, Dr. Michael Taylor, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the HI-PIC program consultant, Ms. Erin Briley (email@example.com).
East Hawai’i School District (Kau-Keaau-Pahoa- Big Island)
Consortium Sites Menu
- Adult Mental Health Division
- East Hawai’i Family Guidance Center (Hilo, Big Island)
- Family Court Liaison Branch (Kailua and Kapolei, Hawaii)
- East Hawai’i School District (Kau-Keaau-Pahoa- Big Island)
- Kauai School District (KSD- Kauai)
- Maui Department of Public Safety
- Oahu Department of Public Safety
- West Hawai’i School District
- Windward School District (WSD- Oahu)
Positions: 1 Full-time Funded Positions
The Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) administers the statewide system of public schools, composed of seven districts (Honolulu, Central, Leeward, Windward, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai). HI-PIC has training sites in 4 of these districts- Windward, Hawaii – KKP, West Hawaii and Kauai. These districts serve approximately 170,000 students attending more than 300 schools. DOE provides and delivers School Based Behavioral Health (SBBH) in order to remove barriers to learning through the provisions of behavioral health services to students. SBBH emphasizes the development of skills necessary to meet the social/emotional and behavioral demands of the learning and school community environment. The internship sites within DOE support the efforts of the SBBH program by supporting the emotional health and academic growth of students through provision of behavioral and mental health services within the school systems. The training placements within the Department of Education will require travel between school sites, thus interns must have consistent access to reliable transportation.
The Internship Experience
The intern primarily placed at the East Hawaii School District will be afforded the opportunity to provide behavioral and mental health services (individual, group, and family) to public school students from preschool to 12th grade demonstrating a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral diagnoses and difficulties.
The intern will complete comprehensive psychological evaluations that could include a cognitive, academic achievement, adaptive behavior and social-emotional/behavioral assessment to further inform the team about the student’s individual strengths and needs. This information is used to identify disabilities affecting learning and to assist in designing individualized intervention plans so students are successful in school. The intern will also provide behavioral health interventions in schools including individual and group counseling, in-class support, functional behavioral assessment, development of behavioral support plans, and consultation.
The East Hawaii intern will serve schools primarily in the Hilo-Waiakea Complex area. This training site provides a rich multicultural experience working with people of Hawai‘ian, Marshallese and a variety of other ethnic backgrounds. Moreover, the intern may provide services within the district’s Intensive Learning Centers, which serve its most behavioral and emotionally challenged students.
Site Director: Jessica Carol, Ph.D.
Phone number: (808) 430-5426
Mailing Address: West Hawai‘i Regional Special Education Office, 16-204 Melekahiwa Place
Kea’au, HI 96740