Covenant Retirement - Mercer Island, WA

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Chaplain The successful candidate must have:
Ordination by the Evangelical Covenant Church.
· Masters of Divinity or Master of Arts in Theology or Chaplain Certification.
· Five years ministry experience in congregational ministry, hospital chaplaincy, missions or para- church ministry.
· Clinical training in approved geriatric counseling programs or pastoral experience in a congregate living situation, preferred. Demonstrated experience with ministries to seniors.
The Chaplain serves in a staff relationship to Administration and Department Directors. The Chaplain shall establish and maintain strong ties and relationships with all community residents, their families and their clergy. In performance of duties, this position is entrusted with the coordination of all religious gatherings on campus at all levels of care. Development and maintenance of routine communications with local clergy, working to keep residents and their chosen clergy connected. Assure residents have opportunities to know and participate in their chosen church’s activities and facilitate the involvement of local clergy into pastoral care, worship services and community of the campus. Within the tenants of LifeConnect®, knows each resident and partners with them in their on going spiritual formation identifying the needs for Biblical instruction, worship, fellowship and opportunities for volunteer service. Participate in and manages an active program of visitation which offers support to residents, staff, and caregivers in times of crisis as well as those requesting pastoral care during times of dying, illness and hospitalization. Promote and provide oversight to programs which provide residents purposeful living and volunteerism including the adaptation and implementation of Befriender Ministry. Actively serve and participate on campus committees.
The incumbent must demonstrate effective communication skills and articulate a passion for ministry characterized by servant leadership. Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain healthy and positive relationships with staff and residents. Must have an appreciation for corporate structure and understanding of demands placed on administration. Must be comfortable with a flexible schedule, able to work out side of normal hours. Ability to handle confidential information. Must demonstrate good judgment, and possess problem solving skills and remain calm when faced with unusual circumstances. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.
Benefits may include medical, dental and vision insurance; employer paid group term life and disability; various voluntary benefits including critical illness (cancer rider available), accident and whole life insurance; retirement benefits , flexible spending accounts, education benefits; and paid-time-off.