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Job Code: 5014
Pay Target: F1
Supervisory Responsibility: Yes
General Description of the Job Class
Provide a full ministry of pastoral care and spiritual support and counseling to patients, families, and staff in assigned areas within hospital, hospice, or community programs.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Level I: -Provide immediate and long-term assessment of the spiritual situation and needs of the persons in the assigned areas.
-On referral and at the chaplain's initiative, provide pastoral care and counseling, to include the full range of sacraments and rituals of the religious community.
-For persons of other faith perspectives who wish ministry from within their faith, identify and make referrals to appropriate and available clergy or religious leaders in the community.
-Provide support to hospital staff in the assigned areas through individual counseling and through structured group meetings.
-Participate in the assessment, education and resolution of medical ethical issues in the assigned areas.
-Develop the pastoral component in interdisciplinary teams in assigned areas.
Level II: -Develop a program of outreach to community clergy and religious leaders for the purpose of creating adjunct chaplaincy
-Provide administrative supervision for chaplain residents and interns assigned to this chaplains area
-Conduct ongoing pastoral evaluation and pastoral research programs in assigned areas
-Conduct seminars with focus on specific pastoral care issues for chaplain residents and interns.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Master of Divinity or equivalent degree.
Level I: Completion of one year's residency in Clinical Pastoral Education.
Level II: Completion of a second-year residency in Clinical Pastoral Education
Level I: Six months pastoral ministry, in church or institution.
Level II: Three years of experience as a clinical chaplain
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Level I: Eligible for certification as "Board Certified Chaplain" by the Association of Professional Chaplains. Denominational Endorsement.
Level II Clinical membership in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc (preferred).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Level I: Skills in crisis intervention.
Ability to provide ministry in high stress environment
Skills in pastoral assessment
Physically capable of sustained work in high stress environment.
Level II: Skills in supervising the clinical work of chaplain interns and residents
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Level II: Development of administrative and mentoring skills for coordinating and administering a pastoral care spiritual support ministry in a major component of the health system, including participation in the training programs for chaplain interns and residents
Job Code: 00005014 CHAPLAIN Job Level: F1
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