Facilitate/coordinate worship services/events and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to residents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Pray and promote spirituality.
- Read from sacred texts such as the Bible, Torah, or Koran.
- Prepare and deliver sermons or other talks.
- Organize and lead and/or coordinate/schedule regular religious services.
- Plan or lead religious education programs.
- Instruct people who seek conversion to a particular faith.
- Counsel individuals or groups concerning their spiritual, emotional, or personal needs.
- Administer religious rites or ordinances.
- Visit residents in their rooms to provide them with comfort and support.
- Study and interpret religious laws, doctrines, or traditions.
- Respond to requests for assistance during emergencies or crises.
- Provide religious and spiritual support and care to residents through person centered care.
- Maintain contact with and schedule services with Pastors/ Clergy.
- Schedule Lent and any holiday specific or special services.
- Provide spiritual assessment to residents to ensure individual care is provided as well as determining if resident wants direct communication with a pastor/ member of Clergy.
- Connect resident with Clergy if requested
- Provide 1:1 visits to all residents.
- Conduct various religions/ spiritual groups/ activities in facility including but not limited to: Bible/ Faith Studies, Prayer Groups, Rosary, Hymn singing. Provide comfort, support, and prayer as resident requires.
- Complete and document Spiritual Assessment
To perform this position successfully, an individual must demonstrate regular, predictable attendance and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and skill required. The individual must be able to successfully pass background checks.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in divinity, spirituality, or an equivalent discipline, or nationally recognized certification
- Previous experience working in a Long-term-care, clinical or hospital environment
- Some experience working in a setting with geriatric population preferred
- Spiritual/ religious background and knowledge
- Possess strong leadership skills
- Ability to prioritize residents’ needs.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to connect to residents and coworkers.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Visual and auditory ability to observe the daily living needs of the residents in order to provide quality spiritual guidance.
- Ability to follow written and verbal instructions including the ability to read, write and understand English.
- Effective problem-solving skills to support residents, staff, and family members with problems that might arise.
- Strong faith, empathy, and patience when working with others
- Basic computer skills
- Frequent walking, standing
- Physical effort could include bending, pushing, pulling, stooping
- Use of computer/ phones/ microphones, and other technology
To accomplish the essential functions of the position, one must be physically able to operate or work with computers, calculators, reference books, computer software applications, phones and other standard office equipment. The physical activities of the position include talking, reaching, grasping, light lifting, bending, squatting, and other repetitive motions.