In the Chaplaincy Department of a state hospital, correctional facility or agency, this class is accountable for ministering to the pastoral needs of the population and for conducting religious services.
Works under the general supervision of a Supervising Chaplain or other employee of higher grade.
May supervise religious services conducted by volunteers as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Preaches and conducts religious services in a state facility;
Administers rites and sacraments;
Prepares and preaches sermons;
Confers with visiting clergy;
Consults with facility staff on religious problems;
Interprets Chaplain function to other departments in facility;
Under appropriate clinical supervision, counsels individuals and their families;
Participates in team meetings;
Keeps records and writes reports;
Assists in organizing and conducting seminars for community clergy;
Participates in various in-house educational programs;
May speak to lay and professional groups;
May train and conduct choir;
May serve on a variety of committees;
May participate in Employee Assistance Program;
May counsel staff and their families;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of pastoral ministry and ability to perform requirements of formal religious services;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Incumbents must possess one of the following:
Graduation from an accredited three (3) year post graduate theological seminary;
A Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent;
Completion of all formal religious training required by a recognized religious denomination necessary to perform the pastoral role.
One (1) year of pastoral experience or equivalent experience within a recognized religious denomination.
Incumbents in this class must have been ordained or commissioned by a religious body and received endorsement by an acceptable recognized denominational authority for this position. Endorsement or credentialing by the same endorsing authority must be ongoing and uninterrupted as a condition of employment.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain individuals or inmates; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals or inmates; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Chaplain (35 Hour) in Salary Group HC 22 approved effective October 18, 2019. (Revised to modify Minimum Qualifications, add Acknowledgement section, and modify content) Final No. 23-044