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VMP is looking for add a Chaplin to our Pastoral Care Team!

Provide and coordinate religious services and pastoral care for residents, patients, families, and staff of VMP.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Cooperate with entire Pastoral Care staff to provide weekly and special worship services to enhance the spiritual lives and religious faith of the VMP community.  Arrange or conduct memorial services and other special services as appropriate.  Be available to preach, lead, and officiate sacraments (the latter as applicable to chaplain’s denomination and credentials) on Sundays according to a rotation schedule arranged with the Pastoral Care staff.
  2.  Assist residents, patients, families and staff in coping with terminal illness, dying, and death.  Be available for emergency calls at the death of a resident, according to a rotation schedule arranged with the Pastoral Care staff.
  3. Engage in pastoral ministry with residents, patients, families, and staff on a regular basis.
  4. Provide spiritual and religious support and counseling for residents, patients, family members, and staff as requested.
  5. Function as liaison between VMP and the larger interdenominational religious community.
  6. Participate in orientation of new employees, in service programs, support groups, and interdisciplinary committees, as requested.
  7. Complete Spiritual Assessments on residents and patients in assigned areas and chart significant information gathered in pastoral visits.  Complete Care Plans and attend Family Care Conferences and other interdisciplinary team meetings.
  8. Participate in professional and community organizations as a means to achieve personal growth, promote a positive image for the organization, and keep informed on the latest pastoral care and health care industry developments.
  9. Maintain “on call” responsibilities during normal off-duty hours (i.e. evenings and weekends), according to a rotation schedule arranged with the Pastoral Care staff.
  10. Work with Chaplain-Educator to insure a quality CPE program through presentation of didactics, mentoring of students working in the chaplains’ assigned areas, and evaluation processes.
  11. Work collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary team to ensure high quality of resident care.
  12. Plan and present programs in the community in order to extend the ministry of VMP “beyond its walls”.
  13. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide pastoral care specific to the age of the resident/patient.
  14. Demonstrate preaching and public speaking abilities, as well as teaching and small-group leadership abilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree and Master of Divinity degree or the equivalent, from an accredited college and seminary.  At least 4 units of clinical pastoral education (CPE).  At least 3 years of ministerial experience, which includes working with the elderly.

Evidence of continuing education to update skills and knowledge in pastoral theology, spirituality, worship, pastoral counseling, gerontology, medical ethics and related areas of ministry.

Certification with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), or Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), or working toward said certification, endorsement or ordination from faith tradition.


  1. Understanding of and ability to abide by the Spiritual Care Collaborative Common Standards for Professional Chaplaincy.
  2. Sensitivity to people of diverse denominational backgrounds and varying states of physical, psychological and emotional functioning, especially those related to the aging process.
  3. Ability to work collaboratively with residents, patients, families, staff, other clergy, volunteers and the general public.
  4. Oral and written communication skills necessary to relate effectively with individuals and groups in VMP and from the community.
  5. Experience in ministry to the aging, preferably within a long-term care setting.
  6. Maintenance of confidentiality of all resident records and communications within VMP.
  7. Regularly exercises independent judgment and uses supervision appropriately.
  8. Ability to safely perform all essential job functions without causing harm to self or to others, with or without reasonable accommodations.

VMP is  an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.