• Chaplain

    Company : Name Ecumen Lakeshore
    ID 2018-12851
    Posted Date
    1 week ago(7/13/2018 10:48 AM)
    Pastoral Services
  • Overview

    Ecumen Lakeshore seeks a Chaplain to join its team.  Ecumen Lakeshore consists of 140 independent living and assisted living rental apartment homes as well as 60 short stay rehab beds, 20 additional residences for seniors requiring memory care services and is located in Duluth, Minnesota.  Ecumen creates home for older adults wherever they choose to live. Our employees are dedicated to empowering our customers to lead richer, fuller lives and have consistently recognized Ecumen as a “Best Place to Work,” an award by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.


    Responsible for developing, directing, and coordinating comprehensive programs of spiritual care. The chaplain will assess, coordinate, develop, and direct the spiritual care program to assure we meet the spiritual and religious needs for our residents. Supports the family and caregiver bereavement activities of the organization.


    Essential job responsibilities include:


    1. Provides an initial visit with new residents/families to assess spiritual care needs and introduce spiritual care services.

    2. Develops and maintains relationships with community clergy; serving as liaison to the resident’s community of faith.

    3. Provides compassion and sensitivity to the needs of others, accepting of a wide variety of faith perspectives.

    4. Provides pastoral care and spiritual/religious services in accordance with the beliefs of residents, including administration of the sacraments as requested.

    5. Conducts and/or coordinates devotions or Bible studies.

    6. Conducts funeral services as requested by a family as available.

    7. Arranges or conducts special seasonal religious services, including bereavement support to facility personnel through remembrance services.

    8. Enters appropriate notes in resident’s charts.

    9. Ensures the provision of 1:1 counseling to residents, family members, and staff, serving as a referral resource.

    10. Attends team meetings and participates in the interdisciplinary review of the plan of care.



    Minimum Required Qualifications:


    • Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology (M. Div. or equivalent theological degree)
    • 3+ years pastoral care or chaplain ministry experience
    • License or Ordination by a recognized religious organization and/or Ecclesiastical Endorsement of healthcare ministry
    • Demonstrates theological understanding and respect of all faith expressions, beliefs, and values
    • Commitment to personal self-care and spiritual development
    • Must be flexible and adaptable to changing situations including able to work irregular hours, attend meetings and special events
    • Ability to accept different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs, and values
    • Current valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
    • Ability to communicate both effectively in both verbal and written formats
    • Able to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident’s Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations


    Preferred Qualifications:


    • 4 year ministry college degree preferred
    • Minimum 1 unit of Clinical Pastoral Education
    • Experience working with seniors

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.


    We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.


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