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Director of Spiritual Care- Long Term Care

Company: Notre Dame Health Care Center, Inc.
Location: Worcester
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Who We Are:Notre Dame Health Care Center, Inc. deeply rooted in the heritage of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, is committed to the physical, spiritual, and emotional care of our residents and patients. Located off the shores of Lake Qunsigamond within the woods of the Worcester Land Trust, our award winning Long Term Care facility seeks a Director of Spiritual Care to oversee and ensure the provision of pastoral/spiritual care to patients/residents, their loved ones. and healthcare staff.Notre Dame Health Care is a unique community where we strive to provide a family-like environment for our residents, patients, family members, students, and team members. This environment is built on the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame, and is exemplified by love, joy, and compassion. **Note Employees working at Notre Dame Health Care must be vaccinated against COVID-19**Excellent benefits!MA C.N.A. Test Exam Paid By NDHCFree Pathway to C.N.A. Career TrainingFree Career Counseling, Tuition Reimbursement, ScholarshipsPath to U.S. Citizenship including Classes and TutoringFree GED TutoringFree English Second Language (ESL) ClassesWeekly PaycheckLocated on the Bus RouteTop Rated Insurance Including Health, Dental, Vision, and DisabilityPaid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick TimeFree parkingRetirement Plan with excellent company matchResponsibilities:Meet and welcome new residents and families within three days of admission to enable them to feel part of the NDHC community.Ensures the delivery of a complete program of pastoral/spiritual care to patients/residents, their loved ones, and healthcare staff of all faith traditions. Organize and administer Pastoral Care Program to address spiritual needs of residents.Coordinate, organize, and staff daily facility mass. Responsible for the scheduling of priest/pastor and necessary staff. Responsible for maintaining inventory of supplies and materials necessary.Supervises and facilitates the work of that delivering pastoral/spiritual care, including employees of the institution and Chaplains appointed to the Pastoral/Spiritual Care Department by the religious community. Train and supervise volunteers assigned to the Pastoral Care Department.Implement and review, when necessary, the policies of the Pastoral Care Department to be in compliance with regulations for pastoral ministry.Participate actively in Performance Improvement opportunities, suggesting new ideas, and providing feedback.Understand the mission and philosophy of NDHC and provide a climate where hospitality, compassion and mutual support are expressed to those who serve and those being served.PM17.

Requirements:
Master's degree in theology or related degree required. Two units in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) are required, certification with NACC or ACPE or its equivalent is preferred. Eucharistic Minister, or eligible, required. Experience working with infirm elderly is needed as well as excellent communication and counseling skills, patience, tact, positive attitude, integrity, and cheerful enthusiasm. Bachelor's degree with minimum 5-years experience working within a spiritual care leadership position; Masters preferred. Experience in spiritual care, knowledge of specialized fields of theology, liturgy, psychology, sociology, ecumenical orientation and Catholic ethical guidelines. Bachelor's Degree is required with the specified knowledge and experience. Work Hours and Schedule Expectations:1. Typical work day hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00PM.2. Employee within this position may be expected to work paid holidays.3. Position may require working weekends to ensure services provided.Work schedule will require flexibility to be available to residents or families during the evenings, as needed.PI160823289

Keywords: Notre Dame Health Care Center, Inc., Worcester , Director of Spiritual Care- Long Term Care, Executive , Worcester, Massachusetts

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