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Chaplain

Glencroft Center For Modern Aging Glendale, AZ
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement
  • Employer Fairly Likely to Respond

Under the direction of the Chief Health Services Officer, the Chaplain is responsible for providing facility chaplaincy services to ensure the purpose and objectives of the program are met, which includes providing intensive and extensive emotional and spiritual care to patients, families and staff in ecumenical and interfaith contexts, requiring the assessment and documentation of emotional and spiritual needs and addressing appropriately.  Administers sacramental, religious and/or priestly duties.  Provides quality care in crisis situations and during the process of dying, death, and bereavement.  Performs a variety of functions involving working closely with pastors of all denominations and volunteers to provide pastoral counseling and guidance to residents of the Care Center, residents' families, and staff.  Provides regular worship services and special services in the Care Center. Supportive of the Christian lifestyle of Glencroft. Must be able to fluently communicate in or to take or give direction or guidance in the English language.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Regular attendance is considered an essential function of this position and is necessary for the efficient operation of the business.
  2. Participates with the social services staff of the Care Center in formulating and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures relating to pastoral services and counseling to the residents and families.
  3. Provides emotional and spiritual care and support to patients, families and/or staff.
  4. Assesses spiritual care needs of patients, families, and/or staff and responds appropriately.
  5. Provides emotional and spiritual intervention in crisis situations.
  6. Administers and/or facilitates sacramental, ritual, and devotional experiences. Leads interfaith and ecumenical worship services
  7. Responds to emergency calls and participates in a campus rotation schedule.
  8. May assist in orienting, training, and coordinating the work of Spiritual Care Volunteers and/or where applicable, Chaplain Interns.
  9. Performs a variety of miscellaneous activities in support of continuing education and/or spiritual services at care center, which may include: participating in evidence-based research projects and writing related journal articles; collaborating and maintaining community partnerships/relationships; providing educational and consultative seminars for the care center staff, peers, and (where applicable, to Clinical Pastoral Education students,) on topics such as, spiritual assessment, death and dying, grief, ministry skills, prayer, and spirituality; updating, maintaining, and distributing spiritual literature.
  10. Partners with care center regarding patients overall wellbeing.
  11. Partners with community chaplains and spiritual counselors in creating a diverse spiritual environment.
  12. On a social and spiritual basis, gives oversight to visitation of Care Center residents in the hospital. Gives particular attention to those residents without church affiliation.
  13. In connection with human services and social services departments, serves as support to family and friends of residents during periods of crisis such as illness or following the death of a resident.
  14. In response to the resident's and/or family's request, will perform church rites or arrange for appropriate services following the death of a resident.
  15. Helps organize and put into operation the spiritual life of the Care Center such as prayer, devotions, services, and other rites.
  16. Orients visiting ministers and all volunteers, prepares an outline of basic factors to provide a successful, helpful, and acceptable visitation and ministry to residents in the Care Center. Coordinates educational workshops for all pastors and volunteers.
  17. Participates in the Care Center Emergency Disaster Program.
  18. Directs and trains volunteers who help in the day-to-day ministry to all residents of the Care Center and when called upon to minister the staff.
  19. Assist residents in making contact with their faith community, welcome and encourage clergy and/or visitors to make contact with residents of their faith.
  20. Always on call for referrals from staff, families and/or residents.
  21. Serves on appropriate committees in the Care Center structural organization as assigned by the Chief Health Services Officer and the Spiritual Life Committee on the campus.
  22. Performs other related duties as assigned.

The vision of Glencroft is to create an environment that inspires seniors to experience enriched and fulfilling lives. Glencroft is the largest Senior Living Community in Arizona and the 4th largest in the nation. The community sits on 40 lush acres of citrus trees and grass. We offer all-inclusive services to our residents which consists of housekeeping, security, meals, transportation and activities.

 To provide a broad continuum of high quality senior services in a manner that demonstrates Christian love and compassion we select only the best employees. If you are passionate about your job and working with seniors in a team-orientated work environment, then we want you.

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