Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care
Providence Care Centers
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
CCRC-Continuing Care Retirement Community
Excellent benefit package. CHI Living Communities recognizes employee's contributions to the ministry by offering benefit programs to enhance and preserve their work/life balance and help them protect, plan, and prepare for today and tomorrow. Health, Dental, Vision insurance. Retirement plan, 401K with company match, Paid time off, and Tuition reimbursement.
Internal Number: #6
The Director of Mission Integration & Spiritual Care provides leadership in assuring the integration of Mission into everyday operations and interactions. In addition, the Director is responsible for developing and implementing high quality spiritual care services for residents at all levels of care. The Director plays a key role in shaping the culture grounded in the Core Values of compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence and collaboration, and which is expressed in workplace spirituality reflective of the Franciscan heritage and Catholic identity on which the organization is founded.
Reports to: Executive Director
Essential Job Specific Duties/Responsibilities
Provides Mission Integration leadership in the senior living setting.
Serves as the subject matter expert in Mission, Values, Catholic identity and heritage within the facility. Understands, promotes, and interprets the Mission and Values and ensures their application to policies and practices.
Fosters a culture based on the Mission, Values, Catholic identity, and heritage that encourages pride and ownership in the Mission. Helps provide meaning and purpose to the work of each employee.
Cultivates spirituality in the workplace. Leads prayer and theological reflections with managers and employees.
Maintains responsibility for the formation of managers and employees, including understanding and support of Mission, Values, Catholic identity and heritage. This includes initial orientation and ongoing programs.
Ensures compliance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services. Serves as chair of the facility Ethics Committee. Ensures ethics consults are available to residents and family.
Oversees the spiritual care department of one full-time person and several volunteers. Ensures that excellent spiritual care is integrated within the continuum of care, particularly at the end of life.
Ensure appropriate religious services are provided for all residents; oversees care of the chapel on each of the two campuses.
Engages with area clergy, faith communities and the general community as needed.
Coordinates volunteers in the spiritual care area.
Collects data for the annual Community Benefit report. Promotes advocacy on behalf of poor and disadvantaged persons.
Master’s Degree, preferably in theology, pastoral ministry or a related field, with a working knowledge of operations; working knowledge of health care ethics and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs); a demonstrated familiarity with a diversity of spiritualties; the knowledge and ability to work effectively within the framework of the Catholic Church; and alignment with the spirit of CommonSpirit Health. Strong preference is for an active Catholic; exceptions include only candidates supportive of the Catholic heritage and practices with experience in Catholic health care.
Experience working with the elderly required; preferred in a health care setting. At least two years of demonstrated success in management positions, preferably in health care. At least two units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent education/training in pastoral care preferred.
Located on two beautiful campuses near the coast of Lake Erie, The Commons of Providence and Providence Care Center provide an array of senior living services in the Franciscan tradition of quality care. Providence Care Centers are part of CHI Living Communities, a subsidiary of CommonSpirit Health.