Correctional Chaplain to Men or Women

Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
Published
March 1, 2019
Category
Job Type
Base Salary
$50,000.00 + benefits
Salary Units
USD
Work Hours
40-50 per week. Always on call
Street Address
P.O. Box 9760

Description

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:

  1.  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.
  2. Facilitate access and ministry of religious volunteers for all faith traditions recognized by the facility.
  3. Handle emergency and death notifications among inmates and their families.
  4. Encourage and counsel inmates, correctional officers and other facility staff.
  5. Recruit, supervise and train religious volunteers.
  6. Promote the visibility of the ministry in the community through jail tours and presentations to individuals, community groups and local churches.
  7. Fulfill administrative requirements of the facility and our ministry.
  8. Generate and file computer reports using a variety of software applications.
  9. Work with the local community (churches, individuals, organizations, businesses) to develop partnership support for the ministry.

Skills

  • 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

 

Qualifications

  • 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

Educational Requirements

  • 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

Responsibilities

See job description.

Experience Requirements

See qualification

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