$39.27-$52.96 Hourly / $2,749.05-$3,707.44 BiWeekly /
In the Chaplaincy Department of a state hospital, correctional facility or agency, this class is accountable for ministering to the clinical pastoral needs as well as social welfare of the population and conducting religious services.
Provides clinical pastoral services to clients and their families; accepts referrals; attends clinical staff meetings; participates in or conducts group and individual therapy sessions; maintains documentation on patient’s current status; works cooperatively with staff of other disciplines; interprets Chaplain function to other departments in facility; participates in discharge planning, encouraging family and community support; provides emotional and spiritual support during crises; provides pastoral counseling to agency staff; accepts community referrals and provides crisis intervention counseling; prepares and conducts religious services; administers rites and sacraments; acts as liaison between agency and various religious communities; may serve as consultant to community clergy in area of mental health; may provide religious education; may speak to lay and professional groups; may participate in Employee Assistance Program; may recruit and oversee activities of community volunteers; may function as clinical team leader, case coordinator or primary therapist; may participate in various in-house educational programs; may serve on a variety of committees; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of pastoral ministry and ability to perform requirements of formal religious services; considerable pastoral care and counseling skills; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; some training ability.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients or inmates; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients or inmates; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Associate Chaplain in Salary Group HC 26 approved effective July 1, 2011. (Revised to modify content)