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Chaplain - Bowling Green

April 09, 2013 - April 30, 2013
Location:Bowling Green, KY
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Paid sick, vacation and holidays; medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, 401(k) and educational assistance
Employment Type:Full Time
Location:Program Support Center
Description:Accept the challenge of a satisfying career with Christian Care Communities, the region's premier network of residential homes and community programs. We offer an excellent environment where you can make a difference in the lives of our residents.

Duties:Christian Care Communities is seeking a full-time Chaplain for our facility located in Bowling Green, KY

Only accepting on-line applications.

MISSION
Christian Care Communities enhances the journey of life for Older Adults.

VISION
Building on our faith heritage, Christian Care’s vision is to be Kentucky’s premier provider of Older Adult Services.

PART I: POSITION IDENTIFICATION Chaplain
Job Code: 77310190
Facility: Program Support Center
Location: Non-specified
Department: 773 Pastoral Care
Direct Supervisor: Director of Pastoral Care
Effective Date: March 2003
Revision Date: February 2012

PART II: POSITION SUMMARY
The Chaplain is responsible for providing pastoral and spiritual care to residents, family members, facility employees and volunteers while maintaining compliance with all applicable laws, regulatory and organizational standards.

PART III: POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree from 4-year college or university

Preferred Education: Master’s degree from accredited seminary, Master’s of Divinity
4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education from ACPE (Assoc of Clinical Pastoral Education) accredited facility

Required Experience: 2 years’ experience as ordained pastoral care provider

Preferred Experience: Experience in a healthcare or geriatric setting

Required: 30 hours continuing education every 2 years, 20 hours pastoral care, 10 hours gerontology; denominational endorsement from his/her community of faith, and be an active member of a local church congregation.

Business travel is a requirement of position; proof of valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
If personal vehicle is used to transport self or others; proof of insurance of $100,000 single limit of liability

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
1. Excellent communication skills to include:
a. Ability to speak and read English
b. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
c. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
d. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees, organizations and others
e. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff
2. Working knowledge of various software programs such as Microsoft Office products including, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

PART IV: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent performs job responsibilities without posing a significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of him/her or others while maintaining compliance with all policies and procedures of Christian Care Communities and within the parameters of the Organization’s mission, vision, and values.

1. Manages the religious services, biblical studies and activities at each facility, and provides spiritual, religious and pastoral guidance to residents, their family members, facility employees and volunteers.
2. Develops and maintains volunteer ministry programs with local Ministers and Congregations.
a. Works closely with local ministers and congregations.
b. Develops volunteer programs with local organizations.
c. Works with local school administrators to develop educational programs for students and residents.
d. Collaborates with Christian Care’s Director of Public Relations and Communications when initiating or developing public activities
3. Provides pastoral and spiritual care to residents, family members and facility employees.
4. Plans, develops, coordinates and conducts regularly scheduled religious services (including Bible Studies, Worship Services, and Memorial Services) for residents, family members and facility employees.
5. Participates in Resident Care Plans.
6. Visits residents in hospitals and/or other facilities where residents are temporarily located.
7. Provides communion and other religious acts as requested.
8. Maintains records and reports of pastoral activities as required, and submits necessary information for inclusion in residents’ medical records.
9. Provides support to dying residents and to their family members. Attends funeral and/or funeral visitation to provide support to families and care providers.
10. Responds on call for emergencies and critical pastoral care crises.
11. Serves as an advocate with the community for ministry with, to and for older adults.
12. Speaks at churches or civic functions as required or invited.
13. Personifies outstanding customer service to co-workers, clients and vendors by acting as a subject matter resource in a timely, considerate and friendly manner, always maintaining the “Golden Rule” approach; practices patience and kindness

PART V: PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the physical demands.
1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
2. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
1. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; lighting is in the standard range for office duties; business equipment is regularly operated (computer, copier, fax, printer, postage meter, land line and mobile phones, etc.).
2. The employee is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, and exposure to the infectious waste, diseases and conditions, including the AIDS and Hepatitis B and C viruses; and normal road hazards associated with driving.

PART VI: “W.E. C.A.R.E.” VALUES

Christian Care Communities is a values’ driven organization with six (6) core values. All staff members are expected to successfully meet the following non-negotiable Core Values Standards of Performance which will be used to measure overall work performance:

1. Work with compassion for Older Adults and their families:
a. Listen carefully
b. Professional and pleasant interaction
c. Practice patience and gentleness

2. Embrace aging as a valued part of life:
a. Encourage and respect individuality
b. Be humble and accepting
c. Compassionately engaged

3. Care for the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of those we serve and those who serve with us:
a. Provide exceptional care with kindness and humility
b. Know your residents and colleagues – their important occasions and crises
c. Care about wellness and healthy lifestyles, and both set an example personally, as well as encourage others in their efforts to improve

4. Always seek ways to improve and grow:
a. Share knowledge
b. Challenge people to reach their highest potential
c. Stay abreast of industry trends and the latest technologies

5. Respect the dignity of each person:
a. Invite participation and ideas from everyone
b. Treat everyone with honesty and fairness
c. Thank and recognize people for what they do
d. Acknowledge and speak daily

6. Exemplify integrity, excellence, and accountability:
a. Model what you expect
b. Do your best and strive to do better
c. Accept your role at Christian Care
d. Be reliable, enthusiastic, and proud friends of Christian Care
Qualifications:Required Education: Bachelor’s degree from 4-year college or university

Preferred Education: Master’s degree from accredited seminary, Master’s of Divinity
4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education from ACPE (Assoc of Clinical Pastoral Education) accredited facility

Required Experience: 2 years’ experience as ordained pastoral care provider

Preferred Experience: Experience in a healthcare or geriatric setting

Required: 30 hours continuing education every 2 years, 20 hours pastoral care, 10 hours gerontology; denominational endorsement from his/her community of faith, and be an active member of a local church congregation.

Business travel is a requirement of position; proof of valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
If personal vehicle is used to transport self or others; proof of insurance of $100,000 single limit of liability

Screening Requirements: drug screen and criminal background check

Christian Care Communities and its affiliated subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Christian Care Communities does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran’s status, or disability.


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