Westminster at Lake Ridge
  • 12-Feb-2020 (EST)
  • Pastoral Care
  • Lake Ridge, VA, USA
  • Other
  • Contract

Part-Time Chaplain (contract)

The Ingleside family draws upon a century of experience to help retirees create the ideal engaged lifestyle by providing the services of a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community/Life Plan community. We have an excellent opportunity for a Part-Time Chaplain to join the Ingleside family and serve the many stakeholders at Westminster at Lake Ridge and Ingleside at Rock Creek. This position is a contract, part-time position with services to both communities. Our employee population is diverse, committed to our core values and provides the highest quality of care.  

Ingleside at Rock Creek is home to an extraordinary community of people that includes retirees from the highest levels of government, education, business and the arts, who share a desire for elegant and secure retirement living. We are dedicated to offering the best of senior living in Washington, DC.Within this urban oasis, residents find everything they need for a fulfilling, engaged, high-quality lifestyle: first-class fitness and health facilities; nutritious, chef-prepared meals; and a wide variety of cultural, social and entertainment options. The natural haven of Rock Creek Park is their backyard, and world-class shopping, dining and access to the cultural and entertainment wonders of the District of Columbia await just a few blocks away.

Westminster at Lake Ridge, an Ingleside organization is home to a retirement lifestyle free from care and rich with opportunity. It's home to a charming, historic neighborhood brimming with small-town charm, set against the natural forested beauty of Northern Virginia. Our community rests on 62 acres of land that back up to the Occoquan reservoir.  A few miles away, you'll find our nation's capital with a rich urban texture, pulsing with the energy, arts, historical and cultural attractions only a major city can offer.

Position Summary:

This position is primarily responsible for maintaining a pastoral presence with residents and staff and seeks to encourage within the community a life built on moral foundations. The ability to work with a variety of faith groups and embrace diversity.

Qualifications:

Master of Divinity and three (3) to five (5) years pastoral experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.   Incumbent should be able to read and interpret the Bible and/or other religious documents, the ability to speak effectively before groups of people.  Must have strong communication skills and the ability to relate to and work with the older adult population of varying ages and mental and physical wellbeing and their families, as well as a diverse staff. Has completed at least three to four units of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education).

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Provides worship services to residents and staff as well as aiding residents in a time of need.
  • Plans and presides over worship services including chapel, Holy Communion, Bible studies, special services (i.e. Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, et al) and Health Center Services.
  • Schedules and leads funeral services of residents as requested by the family.
  • Counsels and consults with residents and staff as appropriate.
  • Makes visits to residents in the Health Center, Apartments, Cottages, and hospital as necessary.
  • Assists residents through periods of grief, depression, and other hardships.
  • Offers religious and spiritual guidance to residents, family, and staff of Westminster at Lake Ridge
  • Maintains all administrative duties for the chapel and services.
  • Creates bulletins to be distributed during worship services.
  • Writes service sermon on a weekly basis. As an employer committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Ingleside recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

If you meet the qualifications for this position, we will be honored to review your resume. Please apply to this posting and attach cover letter along with your resume.

Due to the large number of applicants please DO NOT call to check on the status of your application. Hiring managers will review all applicants and contact those that are the best qualified. 


EEO Statement:
 

As an employer committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Ingleside recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

If you meet the qualifications for this position, we will be honored to review your resume. Please apply to this posting and attach cover letter along with your resume.

Due to the large number of applicants please DO NOT call to check on the status of your application. Hiring managers will review all applicants and contact those that are the best qualified.

 

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