Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:717306
|$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year|
|Wednesday, August 01, 2012 to Thursday, August 16, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time – Excepted Service Permanent|
|1 vacancy in the following location:
Mather AFB, CA United StatesView Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
|United States Citizens|
Department of Veterans Affairs Core Values I ntegrity, C ommitment, A dvocacy, R espect, E xcellence = I CARE
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides exceptional health care for our Nation’s Veterans
This is a permanent full time position for a Chaplain for the Department of Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System. The duty location is Mather, CA.
Certification as a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education is desired.
- Must be a US Citizen
- You will be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year
- You may be subject to random urinalysis testing
The chaplain supervises the provision of spiritual and pastoral care to Veterans at the medical center. This includes supervsion of staff chaplains, program development, resources management, and coordination of spiritual and pastoral care with other organizations and disciplines within the medical center and in the community. The chaplain provides direct spiritual and pastoral care to patients, including performing spiritual assessments to ascertain patients’ religious background, to determine their religious and spiritual needs and to determine an appropriate plan of care. Provides worship services; extensive and intensive pastoral counseling; advice and consultation on ethical and moral issues; counseling for problems of conscience; counseling for family and marital differences; spiritual consolation, support and guidance to those seeking solutions to personal problems of adjustment to illness.
If the selected applicant is certified as a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor, he/she will oversee an accredited CPE program, including recruiting and screening students, providing and coordinating training, evaluating student functioning, and administrative duties to maintain the program in good standing with the accrediting organization.
The chaplain documents spiritual care and assessments in electronic medical records. The chaplain protects sensitive information from unauthorized release, loss, alteration or unauthorized deletion.
To be considered for this position applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
- Ecclesiastical Endorsement: An ecclesiastical endorsement, dated within the past 12 months, from the official national endorsing authority of your faith group/denomination. An ecclesiastical endorsement is the written official statement by the endorsing body certifying that you are in good standing with the faith group or denomination and that you, in the opinion of the endorsing body, are qualified to provide the full range of ministry required in the VA’s pluralistic setting. Endorsements must be specifically for VA Chaplaincy. Endorsements for the military or Federal prisons Chaplaincy are not acceptable.
Ecclesiastical Endorsements must be signed by the endorsing official designated by the faith group. The list of endorsing
officials is online at the VA Chaplain website: www.va.gov/chaplain Choose ”employment information” then scroll down to the
list. If your faith group is not on the list contact John Batten at 757-728-7062 or Mario Dagulo at 757-728-7069.
- Education: A Master of Divinity from an accredited institution or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution plus at least 70 graduate semester hours which included all of the following: at least 20 semester hours in pastoral ministry; 20 semester hours in any combination of theology, ethics, and philosophy of religion; 20 semester hours in the study of sacred writings, including the study of languages in which sacred writings are written; and 10 semester hours in religious history and/or world religions.