Professional Trainee I (Social Work Related Position)

May 07 2024
City and County of Honolulu |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

Job Type: Full-Time Temporary
Location:    1060 Richards Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Department: P​rosecuting Attorney

*This is a Full-Time Temporary Contract Position (Extension of Contract Term Subject to Funding Availability)





This is the entry level position that trains to become a Victim/Witness Counselor. 


Under direct supervision, this position:

1) Trains to interview victims/witnesses of violent crime to determine assistance needs; recommend services; monitor the progress of the criminal case; and the continuing needs of victims and witnesses.

2) Trains In appropriate communication and Interaction with victims and witnesses; accompanies victims and witnesses to court proceedings; provides outreach services to victims and witnesses of misdemeanor trials at family and district courts.

3) Trains to provide crisis counseling to victims and witnesses.

4) Learns about appropriate governmental or social service agencies and the services available.

5) Learns about the Hawaii criminal justice system and its policies and procedures relating to victims of crimes.

6) Assists with special projects and tasks as assigned.





Training and Experience: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university.


LICENSE REQUIREMENT: Possession of an appropriate valid Hawaii State driver’s license (Type 3).




In addition to providing important services to the public, employment with the City & County of Honolulu has many excellent benefits including:

  • Vacation: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Sick Leave: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Holidays: 13 days a year; 14 days during election years.
  • Training and Development: Computer, career, and personal enhancement courses are offered; curriculum designed for employee, supervisory, and management development.
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug, and Vision Care: Various health insurance plans are available. Premiums are subsidized by the City and deductible from pre-tax income for participants of the Premium Conversion Plan (PCP).
  • Group Life Insurance: No cost for eligible employees.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: Invest in your future…choose to defer part of your pre-tax income for retirement.
  • Retirement Plan: The Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) of the State of Hawaii administers retirement benefits for State and County employees. Employee contribution required.
  • Commuter Choice Pre-Tax Benefits: Employees may designate certain transportation expenses (TheBus, LOTMA, Vanpool Hawaii, etc.) as a pre-tax item
  • Parking: Some job locations offer parking on-site; others may have access to parking at low monthly rates.
  • Direct Deposit: Direct deposit of paychecks to a designated financial institution is available.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Confidential, professional counseling and resource referral.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program: A federal program forgiving the balance of federal student loans for individuals working in public service. For program requirements and additional information, please visit:​veness-cancellation/public-service


To view additional information, please visit our Benefits of City Employment page:​ts.html


* All benefits as stated above, are subject to eligibility requirements and to legislative and/or negotiated changes. Individuals are responsible for any related fees or charges that may apply.


At time of application, you must be a citizen, national or permanent resident alien of the United States or a non-citizen eligible under Federal law for unrestricted employment.


The City and County of Honolulu is an Equal Opportunity Employer