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Chaplain

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Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Nonprofit - Social Services, Other, Professional Services
Education 2 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others No
Industry Not for Profit - Charitable, Social Services, Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID Chaplain TCB

Job Description

Bridges of America is currently looking for a Chaplain to administrate a wide range of religious programs and to facilitate the religious expression of all male residential inmates at the Cocoa Bridge Community Release facility.  

Bridges of America is looking for individuals with strong leadership skills and a passion for inspiring, helping and challenging people and we want you to be a part of our team. The successful candidate must meet the requirements.

  


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

 

  • Plans, coordinates, and supervises all religious activities and services at the facility.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees a schedule of all activities, classes, services, etc.  This schedule including times and locations must be coordinated with the Facility/Executive Director and the Clinical Team.
  • Responsible for activities to assist inmates/clients in the expansion of their knowledge and understanding of and commitment to the beliefs and principles of their respective religions.
  • During emergencies, the Chaplain shall be available to provide moral and spiritual counseling to employees as well as the inmates/clients.
  • Schedule activities to allow each inmate/client an opportunity to participate in religious programs and activities of his choice consistent with the security, order and effective management of the institution.
  • Consults with staff, current volunteers and inmates/clients in order to determine needs which can be met through the utilization of volunteers.
  • Responsible to recruit, screen, orient/train, assign, supervise, and manage all volunteers at the facility.
  • Maintains confidential files on all volunteers to include the application, NCIC background approval, approval as a volunteer, documentation of training, letters, discipline, etc.
  • Coordinates facility’s activities concerning traditional holidays and holy days such as, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc.
  • Represents the facility and agency in the community attending appropriate meetings with churches, businesses, and community leaders.
  • Provides monthly Volunteer Activity Reports to the facility and Facility Directors concerning the number of services, activities, inmate/client participation, volunteer participation and the amount of volunteer hours.
  • Provides a monthly and annual report on these activities following the Department of Corrections reporting forms and submit to the Facility Director.
  • Attends and participates in Management and Clinical/Program meetings as scheduled.
  • Conducts orientation with all new inmates/clients welcoming them to our facility and inform them of the services and ministries available through the Chaplaincy programs.
  • Be available to work all shifts to ensure proper coverage per contract and policy standards. 

Job Requirements

EXPERIENCE:
  • Ordained Minister or licensed by a recognized ecclesiastical body
  • Minimum of three years experience
  • Minimumof one year substance abuse experinece

 

EDUCATION

  • AA Degree

(Education and experience may be substituted for each other on a year-for-year basis as deemed applicable. )

 

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