Chaplain, Director of Pastoral Care

Charleston, SC
Type: Clergy
Posted Jan 4, 2021
Job Title
Chaplain, Director of Pastoral Care
Name of church or organization
Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community
Charleston, SC
Job Description
Bishop Gadsden is currently seeking a Chaplain/Director of Pastoral Care.  This is a leadership position with responsibility for pastoral, liturgical, Christian education and spiritual programs/services for the benefit of the residents and employees of Bishop Gadsden.  This position is an integral part of an exceptional, tenured team of departmental leaders, all contributing to the continued success of the Community in carrying out its mission. The optimal candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • A healthy, grounded Christian faith and spiritual life, rooted in the Episcopal tradition, to effectively provide spiritual and emotional support to our residents throughout their life in community, with understanding of the common needs and desires of older adults including intentional engagement, finding purpose, continued learning and spiritual growth, declining health, grief and loss, and general adjustment to life in a continuing care community.
  • A commitment to crafting thoughtful and meaningful liturgies, administering the sacraments (celebrating the Eucharist, etc.) for corporate worship and for individual needs (such as anointing the sick/dying), planning programs and studies that advance spiritual growth, and to being the Episcopal resource with an ecumenical and interfaith commitment to facilitate ministry to residents of other denominations/faiths.
  • A desire to be part of a spiritual and emotional support system for staff members, both formally and informally in order to meet their needs as they tend to the often intense work of caregiving, helping to connect employees to resources for grief, emergency assistance or other concerns.
  • Proven experience in values-driven leadership and participation in community life, establishing and nurturing relationships that further the Community’s mission and culture.
Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
To apply for this position, please send a letter of introduction and resume to:
Sarah Tipton, President/CEO
1 Bishop Gadsden Way
Charleston, SC 29412
Application Deadline
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