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Chaplain Director of Pastoral Care

Company: Bishop Gadsden
Location: Charleston
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Job Description:

--History/Description of Bishop GadsdenFounded in 1850, Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community is the leading not-for-profit, faith-based senior living community in the Southeast serving some 500 residents and over 400 team members. It is located on 125 acres of lush marshlands and majestic oaks on James Island, just 10 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, one of the most vibrant small cities in the US with exceptional arts and culture, healthcare, and educational resources.--Nationally recognized for its architectural design and innovative programs and services, Bishop Gadsden offers amenities including inventive culinary options, exceptional fitness and wellness facilities/programming, and the highest quality rehab and health care. Bishop Gadsden was named the 2018 Philanthropic Organization of the Year in recognition of the Community's exceptional contributions to charitable efforts in the Charleston area as well as charity care for its residents. Here, residents and team members alike enjoy the supportive culture that encourages all to live, learn, grow, and contribute.----Something "Different---"Throughout the Bishop Gadsden Community, you will often hear it said that there is "something different about this place".-- A uniqueness is widely recognized, a special quality that evokes welcome, belonging, dignity, and above all, a distinct sense of joyful community.-- Whether a first-time visitor, veteran staff member, new resident or long-time family member, this sentiment is universally felt yet hard to articulate.-- What comprises the Bishop Gadsden community culture is a special combination of values and behaviors, the "BG Way", that encompass our community life together.----MissionOur mission provides the foundation. It is our unifying and guiding statement of purpose, beginning with our God-given call to ministry and ending with an intention to generously share this ministry with others. It reminds us that our individuality is always respected and supported, and that our moral and ethical obligations, both individually and collectively, grow out of joyful service.----Bishop Gadsden's Trustees, Management, residents and team members rely on the Bishop Gadsden Mission Statement as a guide for decision-making, resource allocation, and ethical and behavior standards. It states:--Bishop Gadsden, a Life Care senior living community, embraces God's call to ministry.--We affirm positive living for all who live and work here.--We serve with integrity.--We exercise wise stewardship.--We reach out with a generous spirit.------Position DescriptionBishop Gadsden is currently seeking a Chaplain/Director of Pastoral Care.-- This is a leadership position with responsibility for pastoral, liturgical, Christian education and spiritual programs/services for the benefit of the residents and employees of Bishop Gadsden. --This position is an integral part of an exceptional, tenured team of departmental leaders, all contributing to the continued success of the Community in carrying out its mission. The optimal candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • A healthy, grounded Christian faith and spiritual life, rooted in the Episcopal tradition, to effectively provide spiritual and emotional support to our residents throughout their life in community, with understanding of the common needs and desires of older adults including intentional engagement, finding purpose, continued learning and spiritual growth, declining health, grief and loss, and general adjustment to life in a continuing care community.
  • A commitment to crafting thoughtful and meaningful liturgies, administering the sacraments (celebrating the Eucharist, etc.) for corporate worship and for individual needs (such as anointing the sick/dying), planning programs and studies that advance spiritual growth, and to being the Episcopal resource with an ecumenical and interfaith commitment to facilitate ministry to residents of other denominations/faiths.
  • A desire to be part of a spiritual and emotional support system for staff members, both formally and informally in order to meet their needs as they tend to the often intense work of caregiving, helping to connect employees to resources for grief, emergency assistance or other concerns.
  • Proven experience in values-driven leadership and participation in community life, establishing and nurturing relationships that further the Community's mission and culture.--Qualifications:
    • Must be an ordained Episcopal priest in good standing with the bishop and diocese in which the candidate is living.
    • Must be (or be eligible to become) canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.
    • Minimum of two years' experience in either a parish or institutional setting, with strong preference for experience in senior living or ministry to a residential community.
    • Completion of a minimum of one-year advanced clinical training (or no less than 4 CPE units) in a facility accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Care, or an equivalent in training and practical experience will be considered.------------------------------Bishop Gadsden offers exceptional compensation and benefits for this position:--
      • Total Compensation exceeds state median (as reported by CPG, October 2020
      • Standard Clergy Pension contribution and flexible housing contribution 401(k) Retirement Plan with exceptional match (100% of the first 2%, 50% up to an additional 4%)
      • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance with generous company contribution to Health Reimbursement Account
      • Flexible Spending Account
      • Short and Long Term Disability
      • Company Paid Life Insurance
      • Year-end bonus structure based on goals and organizational performance--
      • Generous PTO Program
      • PTO sell-back----
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Free access to Wellness Programs and Facilities--
      • Employee Scholarship Program
      • Other great benefits--To Apply for this PositionPlease send a letter of introduction and resume to:--Sarah Tipton, President/ Bishop Gadsden WayCharleston, SC 29412--JB.0.00.LN

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