CMHC Spiritual Care Coordinator

Connecticut, United States
19 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Responsible for assessing, planning, coordinating and facilitating the delivery of spiritual care to clients/patients/residents/families/staff of the Connecticut Mental Health Center and coordinating a broad array of relationships with a variety of faith communities and clergy in the surrounding community.


  • Plans/facilitates regular and special occasion religious services, celebrations and functions.
  • Chairs and/or participates in various committees, work groups and task forces.
  • Prepares and presents reports to the CMHC governing body.
  • Maintains an up-to-date roster of active patients with pertinent information regarding spiritual/religious matters.
  • Liases with other clergy involved in the care of CMHC patients.
  • Prepares and presents educational workshops and seminars within CMHC as well as for the broader community.
  • Educates staff and trainees about the role of religion and spirituality in the care of patients.
  • Visits with patients to provide spiritual support, comfort, and/or guidance.
  • Runs patient support groups addressing spiritual issues and needs.
  • Responds to staff requests for spiritual support/consultation, especially related to patient deaths.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with various community-based entities including but not limited to faith-based organizations.
  • May supervise chaplaincy interns and students.
  • Participates in treatment planning meetings for individual patients as needed.

Essential Duties

  1. Assumes primary responsibility for a program, service, activity, operation or function in an assigned area. Develops objectives, practice and procedure and identifies resources to ensure accomplishment of operational goals.
  2. Coordinates day-to-day operations in order to achieve designated goals. Ensures effective management and leads the development and implementation of best practices.
  3. Designs and implements quality control metrics to identify areas of risk. Analyzes, recommends, and implements strategic solutions to minimize risk.
  4. Develops a variety of complex report and other written materials.
  5. Provides guidance to and collaboration with internal and external partners as necessary.
  6. Develops, oversees and monitors budgets.
  7. Develops and maintains specialized training.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in related field and three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Proven individual and group  pastoral counseling skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Well-developed interpersonal skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability to make organized oral and written presentations

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to mentor and supervise trainees.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to engage in community-based networking and resource development.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Master’s degree in Divinity, Theology or Religion. Minimum of five years in the provision of professional-level pastoral care and coordination, preferably in a healthcare setting. Experience working directly with a behavioral health population Bilingual English/Spanish

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

Licensed and/or ordained as a member of the clergy and completion of a Clinical Pastoral Education Program.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements

Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a required health screening and/or TB test.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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