Substitute health aides

Information about and qualifications sought in applying for the Department's health aide pool.

Minimum requirements

Education
Possession of a high school diploma (or equivalent) which demonstrated the ability to read, comprehend and apply written directions, a high degree of verbal skill, and the ability to perform basic mathematical computations, including percentages and averages.

Experience
One (1) year of continuous work experience involving working with children, youth and adults. The work experience must have demonstrated the individual’s ability to work independently with minimal supervision; to follow oral and written instructions; prepare simple reports; and to communicate effectively.

Certification

  • Current certification in first aid, i.e. American Red Cross, American Heart Association.
  • Current certification in child and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), i.e. American Red Cross, American Heart Association.

Employee background check
Completion of the Department’s fingerprinting and criminal history background check will be required after the processing of your application, and prior to your entry into the Substitute School Health Aide training program.

Duties, responsibilities

The school health aide substitute will:

  • Provide first aid and emergency care to students at their assigned school.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, organized health room.
  • Demonstrate proper health room procedures for students coming into and leaving the Health Room.
  • Appropriately complete documentation on the Health Room Log, and the School Health Aide Monthly Report Form if on a long-term assignment.
  • Protect and maintain the confidentiality of all student information in the Health Room.
  • The School Health Aide's work is generally performed in the health room of an assigned school.
  • The School Health Aide is under the general administrative supervision of the School Principal, and is afforded clinical consultation with an assigned Department of Health (DOH) Registered Nurse (RN).

How to apply

Applications are valid for one year after the date of receipt by the Comprehensive Student Support Services Section. Documents to submit:

  • Completed application form.
  • Copy of social security card.
  • Tuberculosis test clearance with expiration date within one (1) year of your initial application date.
  • Current certification in first aid, i.e. American Red Cross, American Heart Association.
  • Current certification in child and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Copy of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license, if required.

Only complete application packets which include all of the above documents will be accepted. Please send your complete application packet to:

Department of Education
OCISS – Comprehensive Student Support Services Section
Attention: School Health Aide Administration Program
475 22nd Avenue; Bldg. 302, Room 206
Honolulu, HI 96816

Notification

You will be contacted to confirm your interest in becoming a School Health Aide Substitute. Upon confirmation, you will be required to complete the Department’s fingerprinting and criminal history background check prior to attending training. Upon satisfactory completion of the 5-day training program, you will then be entered into the Substitute School Health Aide pool.

Benefits

Substitute School Health Aides are not eligible to participate in health benefits or the Employees' Retirement System. However, you may participate in the Section 403(b), Tax-Sheltered Annuity Program. Wages are subject to Social Security and Medicare taxes.

Contact Information

School Health Aide Administration Program

Phone: 808-203-5515

Email:  

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