Campus Pastor / Chaplain.
Company: Presbyterian Homes & Services
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: May 2, 2021
Overview: Presbyterian Homes & Services - Prairie Gate in
Council Bluffs, Iowa, is seeking a Part-Time Campus Pastor to
support our community. The Campus Pastor is responsible for
providing spiritual guidance, counsel and comfort to the residents
and staff. Sound inter-personal relationships, which are built on
Christian values and principles, form the basis of practice and
service. Reporting Structure: The Campus Pastor reports to the
Campus Administrator. ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY The sprawling,
multi-wing Prairie Gate complex is being built on 17.5
acres.Prairie Gate will offer a full continuum of care for up to
150 residents. It will include 36 independent living apartments, 24
assisted living apartments, 18 memory care apartments and 72
skilled nursing suites.At the heart of the community will be the
two-story 21,000 square foot Town Center offering an array of
amenities and services, including community gathering spaces,
restaurant-style dining, a bistro, salon, library, club room,
business office, guest suite, chapel and wellness center with
aerobics studio. Outdoor pathways, prairie plantings, gardens and a
courtyard will be just outside the doors in a beautiful patio
setting. Responsibilities: Responsibilities include but are not
- Assist in maintaining an environment that achieves high quality
care and service for residents (physical, mental, emotional, social
and spiritual) and maintain their independence and dignity to the
highest degree possible. Establish and maintain effective
communication systems with
- Implement, organize and coordinate the Spiritual Care (Worship,
Sacraments, Prayer, Bible Studies, and PHS Programs) program to
enhance the care and services for residents. In accordance with
resident requests and desires, provide for Sunday worship and
chapel services throughout the week. Plan, arrange/conduct special
events for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Lent and Advent and
other special holiday services. Schedule and arrange services for
all major resident denominations using outside clergy as needed.
Serve or arrange for the serving of communion. Conduct small Bible
studies on a weekly basis. Visit and pray with residents on an
individual basis. Document visits. Maintain accurate records and
reports on all resident programming and visits. Provide specialized
services to the dementia care program residents. Implement PHS
spiritual care programs Blessing of the Hands, Procession of Honor
and others. Support Hospice programs and staff as appropriate.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
outside agencies and organizations Promote Presbyterian Homes and
its ministry at assorted church functions. Participate with the
various community constituencies to achieve mutually beneficial
results. Coordinate spiritual services collaboratively with
Pastoral Care Director and other professionals inside and outside
PHS. Participate in local and conference ministeriums as
- Visit residents on a regular basis on campus and in the
hospital as needed. Participate in care conferences and family
conferences as required. Communicate and document appropriate
resident information in resident file, maintaining confidentiality.
Conduct funeral and memorial services when requested. Provide
pastoral counseling, personal support and guidance to residents and
families experiencing life changes, including death of a resident.
Provide emergency pastoral care as needed.
- Provide bereavement follow-up of families for a one-year period
after the death of a resident as appropriate or needed. Document
visits/interactions. Conduct regular memorial services for
residents who have passed away. Provide referral services for
families and staff. Maintain an ongoing process of support for the
staff as needed during times of crisis or following significant
deaths. Collaborate with Learning and Development staff to identify
and deliver on-going staff and volunteer education regarding
care-giving, grieving, the role of faith in health care,
spirituality and aging, etc. Act as a liaison between
resident/family and home church and/or act as the pastor for those
residents without a church, regardless of denomination.
- Implement established spiritual care services and policies,
procedures and practices. Use quality management process to meet
resident needs. Ensure compliance with regulations and established
best practices. Apply the knowledge and skills needed for the
position, including technical competence in the field and current
knowledge of laws and regulations affecting your position. Maintain
current knowledge of community resources available for residents.
Use discretion and independent judgment to compare and evaluate
possible courses of action and Qualifications:
- Education Bachelor s degree and a Master's degree from an
accredited theological seminary preferred.
- Experience: three years of experience in a church setting or
other pastoral care/chaplaincy ministry preferred. One unit of
clinical pastoral education (CPE) is preferred.
- Demonstrate the ability to make independent decisions.
- Ability to tactfully deal with residents, family members,
staff, visitors, outside public, and church organizations.
- Demonstrate good moral character.
- Plan, organize, develop, and implement goals and objectives
necessary for delivering pastoral care program.
- Ecclesiastical endorsement by a recognized religious
- Agreement with the mission statement, vision and values of
Presbyterian Homes & Services, espousing an evangelistic pastoral
- Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand the
English language to communicate with all customers. About PHS:
Rated #1 employer in Minnesota by ! Presbyterian Homes & Services
(PHS), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a non-profit, faith-based
organization providing a broad array of high quality housing
choices, care and service options for older adults. Over 7,000
employees serve 27,000 older adults through 50 PHS-affiliated
senior living communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, and
through Optage home and community services. PHS is also co-owner of
Genevive, a progressive model of primary care, care navigation and
value-based services for over 5,300 older adults in Minnesota.
Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative
leader concerned with promoting independence, vitality and
well-being for those they serve. We believe employees are the most
important resource in our ministry and we are committed to an
environment where employees are valued and empowered to make a
difference. With a strong commitment to grow our employees from
within, the development opportunities with us are virtually
unlimited. We offer competitive wages, opportunities for
advancement, ongoing training, and incredible benefits like
education assistance and nursing loan forgiveness.If you have a
desire to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts
of older adults, consider answering the call and join our team.PHS
is an EEO/AA employer. All applicants will receive consideration
for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion,
national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital
status, or status with regard to public assistance. Associated
topics: chaplain, community participating, consultant, coordinator,
event organizer, minister, program, representative, supportive
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