Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Chaplain (Catholic)

Part-Time

Recruitment #200228-1510HC-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

CT Valley Hospital (CVH) is currently recruiting for a part-time Chaplain, (Catholic Priest) within the Administrative Services & Support Division.  The schedule for this position is 28 hours weekly, 1st shift, Sunday thru Wednesday:  8:00 a.m. to 2:30  p.m.  The position number is CV 88124.

Under the umbrella of Patient Central Services, this position is responsible for providing Chaplaincy services as a Catholic Priest.  You will work with Clients/Patient with substance abuse and/or mental illnesses.  Examples of duties may include administering sacred rites, such as Penance, Holy Eucharist (Mass) and anointing of the Sick.  The position will cover Connecticut Valley Hospital and Whiting Forensic Hospital, both located in Middletown, CT, as well as Blue Hills Hospital, 500 Vine Street, Hartford, CT.

State of Connecticut employees participate in competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off.

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.

Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Christine.Martin@ct.gov, DMHAS HR, 860-262-7198.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

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; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

  1. Graduation from an accredited three (3) year post graduate theological seminary OR the equivalent of a Master of Divinity degree.
  2. One (1) year of pastoral experience or equivalent experience within a recognized religious denomination.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. Completion of formal religious training recognized by a denomination which included completion of an undergraduate four (4) year degree or its equivalent may be substituted for the General Experience.
  2. Completion of all formal religious training required by a recognized religious denomination necessary to perform the pastoral role may be substituted for the Master's level training.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. 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 by the same endorsing authority must be ongoing and uninterrupted as a condition of employment.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.