JUNE EVENTS: First Friday Hilo Artwalk & EHCC Photo Exhibit

First Friday, June 2nd

Full Life participant Kahu Kauila Haumea has participated in the Abled Hawai’i Artists (AHA) Annual Art Festival every year since its inception in 2008!  Ten years later, through  Full Life Employment Services Program (ESP), Kahu Haumea is expanding AHA to establish an annual healing arts festival!  Kahu Haumea’s Aloha Healing event occurs during Hilo’s First Friday Artwalk, in ouroffice between 4pm to 7pm!  For more information on Kahu Kauila Haumea, click here: Kauila Haumea: Healing the World a Little at a Time

Saturday, June 3rd

Louie Perry, III, Full Life’s first Employment Services participant has reached a milestone in his photography business!  One of his photographs was chosen to be part of an exhibit at the East Hawai’i Cultural Center.   Please join us for the opening reception of the Hawaii Photography Exhibition: ISOLATION, this Saturday June 3rd.  The reception will begin at 4:30pm with a talk by this year’s juror, renowned photographer and celebrated educator, Linda Connor. The opening will continue with award presentations and viewing of the exhibition.

Check our Louie’s gofundme page, which he has just started, to raise funds to upgrade his equipment!

 

For more information on Full Life events and programs, contact Mar Ortaleza, mar@fulllifehawaii.org or (808) 935-7699.  Please share the flyer with your friends and our supporters.

 

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June’s First Friday Aloha Healing Event

Full Life participant Kahu Kauila Haumea has participated in the Abled Hawai’i Artists (AHA) Annual Art Festival every year since its inception in 2008!  His participation in what was supposed to be a visual and performing arts festival established the healing arts component of  AHA!  Since then, Kahu Haumea has honored those in attendance by opened AHA’s annual event with an oli (chant)!

Ten years later, through  Full Life Employment Services Program (ESP), Kahu Haumea is expanding AHA to establish an annual healing arts festival!  Kahu Haumea’s Aloha Healing event occurs during Hilo’s First Friday Artwalk, in ouroffice between 4pm to 7pm!

During the First Friday Aloha Healing Event, Kahu Haumea and other Healing Arts Practitioners will feature a variety of healing modalities.  This allows the public to experience one type of healing modality- lomilomi- FREE!  Every First Friday event will feature a different healing modality, to build a base that will lead to Kahu Haumea’s annual event!  For more information on Kahu Kauila Haumea, click here: Kauila Haumea: Healing the World a Little at a Time

For more information, contact Mar Ortaleza, mar@fulllifehawaii.org or (808) 935-7699.

Please share the flyer with your friends and our supporters.

FIRST FRIDAY ALOHA HEALING- JUNE 2017

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Full Life First Friday Aloha Healing Event

Full Life participant Kahu Kauila Haumea has participated in the Abled Hawai’i Artists (AHA) Annual Art Festival every year since its inception in 2008!  In fact, his participation in what was supposed to be a visual and performing arts festival established the healing arts component of  AHA!  Since then, Kahu Haumea has honored those in attendance by opened AHA’s annual event with an oli (chant)!

Ten years later, through  Full Life Employment Services Program (ESP), Kahu Haumea is expanding AHA to establish an annual healing arts festival!  Kahu Haumea’s very first event will be held during tomorrow’s First Friday Hilo Artwalk, in our Hilo office between 4pm to 7pm!

During the First Friday Aloha Healing Event, Kahu Haumea and other Healing Arts Practitioners will feature free lomilomi  massages.  This allows the public to experience one type of healing modality- lomilomi- FREE!  Every First Friday event will feature a different healing modality, to build a base that will lead to Kahu Haumea’s annual event!  For more information on Kahu Kauila Haumea, click here: Kauila Haumea: Healing the World a Little at a Time

For more information, contact Mar Ortaleza, mar@fulllifehawaii.org or (808) 935-7699.

Please share the flyer with your friends and our supporters.

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First Friday- “Fuzzyland”

APRIL FIRST FRIDAY EVENT:  Full Life, Abled Hawai’i Artists, New Alchemist and East Hawai’i Cultural Center presents “Fuzzyland”!

Friday April 7th – Enjoy an original play inspired by Full Life Participant  Jennifer Poblano’s children’s book “Fuzzyland”, performed by Full Life participants and circle of supports, showing at the East Hawai’i Cultural Center on Friday, April 7th at 7pm.  FREE EVENT!

Full Life and Abled Hawai’i Artists entrepreneurs in the arts will be participating in the First Friday event with vendor tables.  Josie “The Jokester”, who made her Palace Theater debut last month, will be the opening act!

Listen to this fantastic interview of Lilly Raabe from New Alchemist, explaining the collaboration and importance of “Fuzzyland” for inclusion in theater.  Hawai’i Public Radio:  “Opening the Arts to Disabled Community”

For more information, contact Mar Ortaleza, mar@fulllifehawaii.org or (808) 935-7699.

 

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REHEARSING A SCENE FOR FUZZYLAND AT FULL LIFE!

GROUP SELFIE AT FULL LIFE “FUZZYLAND REHEARSAL

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Full Life Showers April with Events!

Aloha Full Life ‘Ohana!

April is packed with so many Full Life events, we thought you’d want to know:
  • Friday, April 7th– Celebrate First Friday with FREE healing arts demonstrations and the Full Life First Friday Aloha Healing Event, 4pm-7pm at Full Life Hilo office.  Your host is Kahu Kauila Haumea, of Haumea’s Healing Hands and Heart.
  • Friday and Saturday April 7th & 8th– Enjoy an original play inspired by Full Life Participant children’s book “Fuzzyland”, performed by Full Life participants and circle of supports!  Shows are 7pm First Friday and 2pm Saturday, at East Hawai’i Cultural Center.  See below, Press Release and Project Overview for more information.
  • Every Friday– The newly formed Friday Dance Party Full Life social group, where you learn and share dance moves in a party atmosphere, that leads to a flashmob dance performed at the Abled Hawai’i Artists 10th Annual Art Festival on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Prince Kuhio Plaza, 10am-3pm.
Should you have any questions, contact our office at (808)  935-7699.
Make it a Full Life!

Successful Fundraiser: Magic Show Arts and Crafts

Full Life LogoOn Saturday, March 11, 2017, Full Life collaborated with Abled Hawai’i Artists (#ahaarts808), Bruce Meyers Magician, and The Palace Theater in Hilo.

“Dreams of Wonder”, a magic show for the whole family included Josie the Jokester (Full Life participant) performing a comedy routine.  Full Life artist entrepreneurs had a mini craft fair in the lobby. Net proceeds from the ticket sales will be divided with Full Life/AHA, Bruce Meyers the magician, and the Palace Theater.

Mahalo nui to all who attended and made contributions of their time and money toward this magical event!  CLICK on picture below to watch highlights!

Full Life Newsletter, 1st Quarter 2017

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Aloha Full Life ‘Ohana,
What an amazing year we had!  For a recap of 2016 and information on upcoming events, check out our newsletter below!

THIS FRIDAY– March 11th for a Full Life benefit event at the Palace Theater in Hilo.

This Magical event for the whole family will include Josie the Jokester (Full Life participant) performing a comedy routine and Full Life artist entrepreneurs. Net proceeds from the ticket sales will be divided with Full Life/AHA, Bruce Meyers the magician, and the Palace Theater.

Please share the flyer with your friends and our supporters.

Annual Participant Awards & Celebration- WINNERS!

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On January 14th, Full Life celebrated its seventeenth year of providing service to our Big Island community members in East and West Hawaii.  Well attended by participants, family members, and support staff and community members, the theme of this year’s event was the Oscars.  Participants received certificates of recognition for their outstanding achievements and, in addition, each participant received an Oscars award!  We extend a big mahalo nui loa to the many people who made this event a success.    
Aloha,
Full Life Ohana
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Full Life Magic Show Arts & Crafts Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE – March 11th for a Full Life benefit event at the Palace Theater in Hilo.

This Magical evening for the whole family will include Josie the Jokester (Full Life participant) performing a comedy routine and Full Life artist entrepreneurs. Net proceeds from the ticket sales will be divided with Full Life/AHA, Bruce Meyers the magician, and the Palace Theater.

Purchase tickets at:  http://hilopalace.com/hpt_event/dreams-of-wonder-magic-show/

Please share with your friends and our supporters.
Aloha,

Your Full Life!

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Full Life Hawai’i seeks Program Coordinator- West Hawai’i Island

Program Coordinator -Developmental Disabilities (Kona and West Hawaii)

Full Life is seeking one Full Time Program Coordinator/Service Supervisor responsible for supervision of Direct Support Workers who work one-on-one with individuals with developmental disabilities in their homes, communities and workplaces. The Program Coordinator ensures that service delivery meets standards of quality and all internal and external regulations.

 

Primary responsibilities are:

1. Assuring that Direct Support Workers have the skills and tools to provide personal assistance that helps each individual we support reach their goals and achieve their dreams.

2. Writing individual plans per Full Life policy, entering monthly supervision visit notes into a data base.

3. Creating data collection templates based on the individual plan.

4. Attending and participating in annual goal setting meetings for each person on your case load.

5. Reviewing time sheets, data collection and associated costs requests from Direct Support Workers twice a month to assure compliance with state regulations and Full Life policy.

6. Understanding and adhering to state regulations, high quality standards and Full Life policies.

7. Maintaining and building relationships with clients, Direct Support Workers, families and community stakeholders.  8. Supervision of staff, scheduling, hiring, coordinating schedules

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Must have knowledge about developmental disabilities and/or be willing and able to gain that knowledge through experience, training and research.

2. Must have excellent computer knowledge and ability, and knowledge of MS Word and Outlook.

3. Must have effective verbal and written communication skills, including grammar and spelling proficiency.

4. Must have strong organizational and teamwork skills.

5. Must be able to give and receive information, prepare written materials, and create and carry out action plans.

6. Must be able to multi-task effectively

7. Must be able to meet deadlines under pressure

8. Must be able to represent Full Life in a professional manner

 

Other Requirements of this position:

1. Current Two Step TB clearance.

2. Current CPR and First Aid Certification.

3. Current Driver’s License with valid automobile insurance and reliable personal transportation (mileage reimbursement).

4. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school in a related field or a BA in a non-related field with at least one year of related DD experience.

 

Upon hire you will be required to pass a background check required by State Contract

 

Days/Hours of Work:  This position is essentially a Monday through Friday daytime position 40 hours a week.  However, to effectively supervise the Direct Service Workers some hours after 5:00 and weekend hours will be necessary in order to do on-site visits when the DSW is working.  This position also requires being On-call for after hours/weekend emergencies.

 

Communication Demands:  This position requires oral and written communication with supervisor, employees, co-workers, families, participants, and government agencies. Must have the ability to accept and give constructive criticism. Must keep communication open and clear between all parties (supervisor, participant, family, government agency, DSW).

 

Please email a cover letter and resume to admindir@fulllifehawaii.org with the subject line PROGRAM COORDINATOR KONA.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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