Chaplain: EHM Senior Solutions
The Chaplain is a member of the interdisciplinary team and focuses on the spiritual needs of patients, families, caregivers and staff, including volunteers. The chaplain provides pastoral care interventions, including pastoral counseling, which are determined by spiritual assessment, the specific setting and sensitivity to a variety of values, beliefs and religious orientations. The chaplain seeks excellence in pastoral care, which requires authentic demeanor, compassion and skill in dealing with the spiritual dynamics of illness, loss and death.
The primary purpose of your job position is to provide pastoral/spiritual care for patients/residents, their loved ones, and employees. Will have responsibility to ensure that religious and spiritual needs are met by:
- Support for Patients/Residents
Rounds offering spiritual support to patients and their families, talking with them, reading the Bible and praying together.
- Support for Staff
Provides spiritual counseling for employees experiencing professional or personal problems.
- Ambassador of Compassionate Passing
Provide support for patients who are on palliative care and/or dying, and for their families and other loved ones. This is especially important for patients who do not have a minister or are not near their family.
- Worship Services
Conducts or coordinates worship services in the chapel for patients.
Job Type: Full-time
- Qualified candidates must have Ordination or Commission to function in a ministry of pastoral care and has received the endorsement of and is in good standing with his/her body of faith.
- Five years of pastoral experience preferred – two in a clinical setting.
- A minimum of 1 unit (400 hours), preferably two (2) or more, of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) accredited by one of the following: Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, National Association of Catholic Chaplains or the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education.
- Equivalencies to CPE may include one of the following: Evidence of clinical pastoral educational experience that includes supervision of ministry, peer group participation and theological reflection; AAMFT, AAPC, or AMHC certification; or DMIN or other accredited graduate degree in pastoral care.
- Knowledge and skill in dealing with spiritual dynamics of illness, loss and death.
- Ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Commitment to professional growth and development.
United States (Required)
This position will reside in Saline, MI and will travel within the area to our 2 campuses.
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Paid time off
It is the mission of the Evangelical Homes of Michigan, a Health and Human Service Ministry related to the United Church of Christ, to provide health and housing services to persons who are elderly, in a manner which respects their rights, dignity, and worth as children of God and to render those services with compassion and patience in accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards.
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