The Pastoral Care Coordinator works collaboratively with the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word to celebrate their wisdom, deepen their prayer life, grieve their losses in aging and transition, assist them in continuing to live a meaningful personal and community life, and support them in their preparation for entry into eternal life; participates as a member of the Health and Wellness team. This is accomplished in accordance with the mission, vision and values of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.
Supports the Sisters residing at The Village at Incarnate Word (TVIW) in deepening their personal and spiritual growth.
Journeys with the Sisters through lifeâ€™s celebrations and challenges.
Accompanies the Sisters during illness and during times of hospitalization.
Supports the Sisters in addressing end of life issues with autonomy.
Being present with Sisters who are transitioning into eternal life with their friends, families, and co-workers.
Collaborates with the General Leadership Team, the Health and Wellness staff, the CCVI Health Advocacy Team, health care providers, the TVIW staff, and other designated individuals. Pursues opportunities for professional development in gerontology and spiritual care.
Complies with all safety policies and procedures by practicing good safety and health habits while performing duties.
Supervises and coordinates the growth and operations of the Pastoral Care team. Performs other duties as assigned by the General Leadership Team.
Bachelorâ€™s Degree required
Graduate Degree preferred: Social Work, Gerontology, Psychology, Religious Studies, Theology, Nursing or equivalent
1 unit CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education or equivalent) required, full year preferred
Minimum of one year supervised ministry in a setting with emphasis on elder care and aging, such as a long term care setting/senior care center/hospice/aging outreach program.
Well developed communication and listening skills
Understanding of Catholic Medical Ethics and basic medical terms
Emotionally and spiritually mature
Well-grounded in relationship to God and practice of prayer
Ability to function under stress and to cope with crisis and grief situations
Experience with, and ability to be present, supportive and compassionate when engaging all Sisters, especially those living with dementia and memory loss
Able to multi-task
Ability to function independently and in a team settingÂ
Valid driverâ€™s license with ability to drive when necessary
Ability to assist Sisters in and out of vehicles/buildings (with or without adaptive equipment)
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.