Job Description: The Chaplain is responsible for providing comprehensive Christian pastoral ministry to the residents and staff of the correctional facility; provide other services to inmates, staff public officials and the community that will enhance toe overall ministry.
Job Duties: General day to day job duties include the following:
- Provide comprehensive Christian chaplaincy services to inmates and staff; counseling, conducting/scheduling Christian worship services, Bible studies and arranging clergy visits, distributing literature and performing other pastoral and ministerial functions as appropriate.
- Facilitate access and ministry of religious volunteers for all faith traditions recognized by the facility.
- Handle emergency and death notifications among inmates and their families.
- Encourage and counsel inmates, correctional officers and other facility staff.
- Recruit, supervise and train religious volunteers.
- Promote the visibility of the ministry in the community through jail tours and presentations to individuals, community groups and local churches.
- Fulfill administrative requirements of the facility and our ministry.
- Generate and file computer reports using a variety of software applications.
- Work with the local community (churches, individuals, organizations, businesses) to develop partnership support for the ministry.
- Ability to think, function and minister in accordance with biblical standards
- Development of ministry programs
- Appropriate methods and means of biblically dealing with human behavior situations
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
- Ability to identify and develop human, financial and material resources for conduct of the ministry
- Ability to connect with the community and encourage partnerships
- General fiscal management
- Basic computer skille using MS Office Suite (or similar) programs
- Personal finances on order
- Ordained, licensed or commissioned by local church/denomination
- Incarceration experience: An understanding of the correctional environment with practical service/ministry experience in a jail/prison preferred.
- Proven track record of minister involvement and commitment
- Experience in evangelism/discipleship/teaching
- Agreement with GNJ&PM doctrinal statement
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited Bible/Christian college with major/emphasis in Bible or Theology or
- Master's Degree from a regionally accredited seminary
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