Chaplain

Atlanta, GA
Type: Clergy
Posted Jan 19, 2023
Job Title
Chaplain
Name of church or organization
Canterbury Court
Location
Atlanta, GA
Job Description
The Chaplain for Pastoral and Spiritual Care coordinates the functions and activities of the Pastoral Care Program. S/he provides pastoral/spiritual care to residents, their loved ones, and staff.  S/he offers education and training, as appropriate, for Canterbury Court. S/he communicates and provides liaison with the religious community.

The Chaplain of Pastoral Care functions as an integral member of the Pastoral Care team with the following essential job duties:

  • Helps foster the spiritual life of residents, families, friends, and staff, affirming others’ faith traditions as appropriate.
  • Facilitate the implementation of programs such as support groups, interpersonal growth groups, and educational events to enhance the spiritual awareness and fulfillment of residents.
  • Provide, support, or arrange for at least weekly liturgical services, including communion, for both Pavilion/Personal Care and Independent Living residents.
  • Seek out and strengthen relationships with parishes and clergy of residents (across denominations).
  • Support residents’ participation in their parish of origin.
  • Coordinate and assist with the functions and activities of the Pastoral Care Services, including paid staff and volunteers.
  • Initiate relationships with new residents in a timely manner.
  • Support residents and their families during times of personal, health, or familial crisis, particularly at times of new diagnosis and end of life.
  • Be accessible to residents and their families for counsel and support.
  • Coordinate with family members for funeral liturgy and services as needed.
  • Provide continuity of care for residents in hospital, including visitation (in conversation with their local clergy).
  • Visit with residents in their homes or in common areas.
  • Participate regularly in community-wide events.
  • Counsel with residents, families and staff concerning death and dying, grief/loss, depression and loneliness.
  • Regularly assess pastoral care educational offerings to ensure they engage and challenge participants.
  • Partner with leadership to maintain a positive and professional work environment.
  • Provide prayers and blessings for various events and meals as requested.
  • Provide training and in-service education programs for residents and staff.
  • Support and cover for other pastoral care team members as able.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Type of Commitment
Full Time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Application Process
Please send cover letter and resume to Rev. Mary Beth Walker at marybethwalker@canterburyccrc.org
Website
https://www.canterburycourt.org/