Scope: Provides leadership and overall responsibility for the provision of pastoral care and counseling.
Duties: Serves as the primary pastoral counselor/consultant to clients, staff and volunteers of Skyland Trail.
Serves on the multidisciplinary clinical team and provides input on the spiritual/emotional issues of clients and their families, including treatment planning.
Conduct spiritual assessments and pastoral counseling for selected clients.
Attends and participates in staff meetings and activities as indicated.
Facilitates Spiritual Awareness / Faith Exploration Groups
Coordinates the conduction of spiritual services through linkages with other institutions to provide services at residences and community wide worship services.
Recruits, organizes, trains and supervises ministerial interns, as needed.
Comply with facilities policies and accreditation standards (i.e. Joint Commission, ORS, etc.)
Conduct spiritual services and activities as needed.
Reports to: Clinical Director
Competencies: This position should have sufficient preparedness in the following areas:
•Extensive knowledge of theology and behavioral sciences theory and
•Extensive knowledge and skills in the application of the techniques and practices of pastoral counseling.
•Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•Ability to plan and oversee spiritual services in an ecumenical and interfaith setting.
•Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, clients, families, and physicians by displaying tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
•Knowledge of CPR and First Aid Procedure
•Group Development Skills
•Crisis management skills
•Knowledge of emergency procedures for fire, disaster and unplanned incidents
•Knowledge of and ability to enforce HIPAA standards and Skyland Trail Confidentiality Policies
•Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university. Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary. Ordination or Ecclesiastical endorsement from one’s denomination/faith group preferred. Post-graduate education in counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy or other similar discipline strongly preferred.
•Certification from a recognized pastoral care organization and previous Clinical Pastoral Education Experience (residency preferred) and at least two years of advanced pastoral or other counseling supervision, training, and experience.