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Job Title: Registered Dietitian (0.6FTE  to 0.8FTE)
Employment type: Part-Time/ Hourly. Needed on
Tuesdays and Saturdays
Reports to: Program Director

Job Description: The Registered Dietitian (RD), as part of I Ola Lāhui, will provide consultation to facilitators and direct nutrition-
related services to patients who are a part of the Kūlana Hawai‘i Weight Management Program. The RD focuses on the impact of
foods on the human body. The RD also promotes wholesome habits and counsels people when their food choices affect their
health. This may include individual and group treatment of patients referred from other providers.  In addition, the Registered
Dietitian will provide skills training through patient education strategies and develop specific weight management goals for target
populations.  

Duties & Responsibilities:
1.        Responsible for the administration of individual nutritional assessments.
2.        Collaborates with providers to identify and connect with patients in of nutrition counseling.
3.        Establishes treatment plans and communicates with patients regarding program adherence.
4.        Meets directly with patients to identify education needs, provide individual instruction, utilize informational
handouts/booklets, or refer to community resources as needed.
5.        Performs research and recommends ways to expand and improve nutrition programs.
6.        Participates in quality improvement of the program in conjunction with other services offered.
7.        Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
1.        Must have R.D. registration.
2.        Language requirements: English
3.        Basic computer skills required.
4.        Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

Education and/or Experience:
1.        Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or related field required.
2.        Must have an R.D. registration and be eligible for Hawai'i State certification.
3.        Certification as a Diabetes Educator is helpful.
4.        Previous experience working with Native Hawaiian individuals.
5.        Prior chronic disease counseling experience is helpful.
6.        Familiarity with local cuisine and eating habits.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
1.        Completion of the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s (CDR; the American Dietetic Association’s official licensing body),
registration examination for dietitians.
2.        Registered with the Hawaii State Board of Licensing.

Job Title:
Certified Fitness Instructor (0.6FTE  to 0.8FTE)
Employment type: Part-Time/ Hourly
Reports to: Program Manager

Part-Time Certified Fitness Instructor

Non-profit organization seeking a part-time Certified Fitness Instructor for a comprehensive weight management program.  Job
involves providing opportunities for group physical activity in conjunction with program as well as collaboration and consultation
with other health professionals.  Experience working with Native Hawaiian patients and individuals with chronic disease concerns
or physical limitations preferred. Must be able to work Saturdays, weekday hours available as well.

This is a patient-centered practice dedicated to the service of the Native Hawaiian community, so strong patient engagement and
communication skills are critical.

Job Responsibilities
1.        Conduct individual fitness assessments.
2.        Instruct groups or individuals in exercise activities.
3.        Conduct group fitness classes using a variety of approaches
4.        Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.
5.        Design and direct workout programs that are tailored to participant needs and goals.
6.        Teach and demonstrate the use of gym equipment.
7.        Observe participants in exercising and correct any improper techniques.
8.        Work collaboratively with an team of health professionals
9.        Maintain equipment.
10.        Administer first-aid if necessary.
11.        Performs other duties as assigned



Salary and Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience
Please e-mail your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience with the subject: Certified Fitness Instructor position to
astevens@iolalahui.org


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Grants & Projects

December 21, 2011

OHA AWARDS I OLA LĀHUI GRANT FOR KŪLANA HAWAI‘I WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM!

I Ola Lāhui is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for $500,000 to support
Kūlana Hawai‘i, a weight management program designed with the health of Hawai’i in mind. Kūlana Hawai‘i is being funded by The
Office of Hawaiian Affairs in partnership with HMSA to provide an effective approach to weight management for Hawai‘i that is
responsive to the values and lifestyle of Native Hawaiians. The program includes individual goal setting and motivational
counseling, consultations with a nutritionist to tailor a plan to individual needs, classes about the science of eating and weight
control, staying motivated, healthy eating strategies, physical activity, stress management and health maintenance as well as
opportunities for physical activity with a trainer within the facility. There is no cost for HMSA members and scholarships from the
Office of Hawaiian Affairs are available for Native Hawaiians. At a time when a healthy way of life is needed more than ever, OHA in
partnership with HMSA has demonstrated its commitment to supporting a non-profit organization that brings these services to
those that are most in need.

If you would like more information about the program, or to enroll, please contact Geri Kaleponi, Program Manager, at (808)525-
6255 or email at kulana@iolalahui.org




July 1, 2011 - I Ola Lāhui is pleased to announce that it is a 2011 grant beneficiary of the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. and
its charity partner, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. for, “"Ready for Change: Helping Individuals Get Started
with Substance Abuse Treatment”
Each year, I Ola Lāhui seeks opportunities to partner with health clinics in underserved areas to provide needed behavioral health
services while simultaneously providing invaluable training opportunities to pre-doctoral interns.

I Ola Lāhui partners with health clinics in underserved areas to provide behavioral health services while simultaneously providing
training opportunities to pre- and post-doctoral psychology trainees. These trainees are integrated into each clinic and work
alongside primary care providers to provide health care for the whole individual.  This integrated approach to behavioral health
services provides a unique opportunity to reach individuals at all points in their recovery from substance abuse, from those that
are still actively using to those who have been clean and sober for many years.  

July 1, 2010 - I Ola Lāhui is pleased to announce that it is a 2010 grant beneficiary of the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. and
its charity partner, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. for, “I Ola Lāhui Psychology Intern Program: Bringing
Behavioral Health Services to Moloka’i.”  

Each year, I Ola Lāhui seeks opportunities to partner with health clinics in underserved areas to provide needed behavioral health
services while simultaneously providing invaluable training opportunities to pre-doctoral interns. The island of Moloka'i has fewer
health providers than are needed to meet the needs of the people living there due to its small size and geographical remoteness.  
As such, establishing a reliable source of behavioral health service to Moloka'i has been an important program goal of I Ola Lāhui's
from the start.

The generous support from the Friends of Hawai’i and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation will support training and
sending a pre-doctoral psychology intern weekly to Moloka'i to provide behavioral health services. While there, the intern, under
the supervision of psychologists on site at the clinics, will treat depression, anxiety, chronic disease concerns such as diabetes
and chronic kidney disease, as well as provide support to individuals adjusting to sudden economic and social changes impacting
the community there. It is our vision that by sending interns to Moloka'i and having them immerse themselves in the community
by living there, we not only provide necessary services for that island today, but increase the available workforce of individuals
specially trained to work in this unique setting for the future.
 

June 25, 2009 -
I Ola Lāhui is pleased to announce that it is a 2009 grant beneficiary of the
Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. and its charity partner, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg
Foundation, Inc. for, “Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention: Treatment in the Time of Greatest Need.”  

I Ola Lāhui sends trainees to provide behavioral health services on 3 islands.  This project seeks to provide effective, culturally
appropriate suicide prevention and crisis intervention treatment across these three islands. As a training program that
collaborates with multiple health centers, I Ola Lahui has the capacity to impact the lives of a wide range of people throughout the
state when they are most in need in a coordinated way.

I Ola Lāhui trainees will offer culturally appropriate treatment services to individuals who are in crisis or considering suicide in rural
communities on three  islands. The program will include developing treatment protocols and resource guides, screening, and
direct care to those in need.  Provision of these services in the community health center setting has numerous benefits in that
intervention is provided in a culturally acceptable manner, services are accessible to a broader range of individuals than are found
at traditional mental health clinics, and problems identified by primary care doctors during routine visits can be addressed
immediately rather than when they worsen and create larger problems within the family and community.

April 6, 2009 - I OLA LĀHUI RECEIVES OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS FUNDING FOR PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING:  I Ola Lāhui
Rural Hawai‘i Behavioral Health Training Program

I Ola Lāhui is pleased to announce that is the recipient of an Office of Hawaiian Affairs Kaiaulu Community grant for its Rural Hawai
‘i Behavioral Health Training Program. The funds, in the amount of $99,962, will support the training of pre- and post-doctoral
psychology trainees in effective, culturally-minded behavioral health services for use in community health center settings on O
‘ahu, Moloka‘i, and Hawai‘i.  I Ola Lāhui, in partnership with Waimānalo Health Center, Moloka‘i Community Health Center,  Nā Pu
‘uwai Native Hawaiian Health Care System Clinic, and West Hawai‘i Community Health Center will bring needed behavioral health
services to Hawai‘i’s rural and medically underserved communities and increase the number of doctoral level behavioral health
providers with specialized training available to provide services in Hawai‘i's rural areas in the future.  At a time when behavioral
health services are more needed than ever, OHA has demonstrated its commitment to supporting a non-profit organization that
brings these services to the communities that are most in need.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Dr. Aukahi Austin, Executive Director,
at (808)525-6255 or email at aaustin@iolalahui.org

May 9, 2008 - I Ola Lāhui is pleased to announce that it is a 2008 grant beneficiary of the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. and
its charity partner, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. for its Group Intervention Project.  

I Ola Lāhui sends trainees to provide behavioral health services in 3 community health centers and 1 Native Hawaiian Health Care
Center on 3 islands.  The Group Intervention Project involves developing effective, culturally appropriate group treatment
programs for chronic pain, smoking cessation, and depression that can be implemented across these 3 sites. As a training
program that collaborates with multiple health centers, I Ola Lāhui has the capacity to impact the health of a wide range of people
throughout the state in a coordinated way.

These groups will offer treatment services to individuals suffering from chronic pain, those seeking to quit smoking, along with
mothers that suffer from depression and have difficulty parenting their children.  The group format has numerous benefits in that
it enables participants to talk with others that share a similar experience, increases the number of individuals that can receive
services in a short period of time, and provides a culturally acceptable manner for receiving health services.


October 16,2007 - WAIMĀNALO HEALTH CENTER RECEIVES OHA FUNDING FOR PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING - The Waimānalo
Health Center is pleased to announce that is the recipient of an Office of Hawaiian Affairs Kauhale grant on behalf of the I Ola
Lāhui Rural Hawai‘i Behavioral Health Training Program. The funds, in the amount of $24,993, will support the training of
predoctoral psychology interns in effective, culturally-minded behavioral health services for use in community health center
settings on O‘ahu and Moloka‘i.  I Ola Lāhui, in partnership with Waimānalo Health Center, Moloka‘i Community Health Center, and
Nā Pu‘uwai Native Hawaiian Health Care System Clinic, will bring needed behavioral health services to Hawai‘i’s rural and medically
underserved communities and increase the number of doctoral level behavioral health providers with specialized training available
to provide
services in Hawai‘i's rural areas in the future.
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