Woodcrest Villa Chaplain - Part-Time - Part-Time 1st Shift

Mennonite Home Communities - Lancaster, PA3.0

30+ days ago

Provide spiritual support to residents through counseling; preaching, teaching, worship, and visitation. Coordinates all ministry and works collegially with another part-time Woodcrest Villa Chaplain. The part-time WCV Chaplain will work an average of 20 hours a week.


Resident Service- Practices a resident-centered focus. Creating an environment of compassion by acknowledging and respecting the individuality of each resident.
Accountability- Takes responsibility for own actions and monitors personal performance to ensure quality resident care and quality services. Follows department’s and organization’s policies and procedures.
Communication- Practices expressing oneself effectively and respectfully. Also listens well, gives and receives feedback, uses constructive criticism and helps to resolve conflicts.
Teamwork- Being open to learning from each other and celebrating and creating community together. Cooperates and partners with fellow team members to accomplish goals and shared purposes.

Provide pastoral care to residents, family and staff.
Provide formal by appointment and informal visitation to WCV residents (crisis care, new residents, on-going support).
Provide a pastoral presence within the community. (e.g. Birthday Cards)
Administrate all WCV funeral needs.
Be the WCV Chaplain to MH residents – provide pastoral care to WCV residents on Wissler Run, and as WCV residents transition to become MH permanent residents
Participate in weekly hospital visits
Be available for MH funerals as needed – lead/greet (This need can vary greatly from week to week)
Lead and administrate all aspects of spiritual care at WCV.
Be a part of the WCV Senior Leadership Team. (monthly meetings)
Coordinate programming and facility needs with WCV Staff
Attend bi-weekly Resident Care Meetings
Attend major events as appropriate
Work with the WCV Spiritual Life Committee as the staff contact and support, as they oversee their programming (Sunday Evening Hymn Sing, Yearly Food Drive, Volunteer Piano Players, Caring Neighbor Program, and other occasional projects.)
WCV Caring Neighbors: Make calls to Caring Neighbors regarding hospitalizations. Attend Caring Neighbor meetings, reporting on new move-ins (as obtained from marketing). Serve as the staff advisor to the Caring Neighbor coordinator as needed.
Publish a monthly “Religious Activities Report” for WCV and distribute through Welcome Center.
Sunday Morning Worship WCV: (Preach and/or worship lead 1-2x a month at WCV. Recruit, train, schedule and appreciate all guest leadership – speakers and musicians (paid and volunteer). Provide a weekly bulletin.
Wednesday Evening WCV Bible Study (Sept. – June): Recruit, train, schedule and appreciate all guest leadership – speakers and musicians (paid and volunteer). Worship-lead at least 3x a month, teach as available.
WCV Special Programming – Lead/organize all special worship services such as Holy Week, Thanksgiving, Ash Wednesday, etc. and special groups/studies, such as the Grief Support Group and seasonal programs.
Provide spiritual resources WCV as needed. (e.g. Distribute Our Daily Bread.)
Lead MH Secure Unit Worship Services 1x a month (Three ½ hour services)
Every other month, preach at MH, on Sunday morning
Participate in special MH worship services (Good Friday, Thanksgiving)
Provide other MH worship leadership/teaching as needed.

Employee has completed annual compliance training and exhibits behavior as set forth by the code of conduct in the performance of their duties.
Responsible to complete all required Relias courses (can join in-service or do on-line)
Responsible to actively participate in advancing Person Centered Care.
Participates in team and all staff trainings.
Attends weekly Pastoral Care Department staff meetings and other WCV leadership meetings.

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or equivalent masters-level educational experience.
Preferred: Minimum of 1Unit of CPE or equivalent intensive chaplaincy training.
Preaching and pastoral care experience, at least 3 years.
Ordination and good-standing in a Protestant denomination, Anabaptist preferred.
Chaplaincy experience in a clinical setting.