Chaplain Educator in Training
Department Spiritual Care
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift 12 Hour Shift, 8 Hour Shift, Days, Nights, PM, Rotate, Weekends
Benefit Eligible No
Temporary Position Yes (12/03/2018 - 12/31/2020)
Job Details

Full-time, Working rotating shifts, Days/PMS/Nights/Weekends

The Chaplain Educator in Training (CET) practices a high degree of professional competence in the provision of spiritual and pastoral care within the department of Spiritual Care to patients, families, staff, residents and clients in the Gundersen Health System. Once the CET becomes an ACPE Certified Candidate, the CET progresses through the phases of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Certification process and is allowed to work with ACPE residents and interns as an Educator Candidate. The functioning begins with observation and builds towards progressive autonomy as an educator. Prior to becoming a Certified Educator Candidate, the Aspirant will serve in a leadership and mentoring capacity within the department as a Chaplain while completing the second step of gaining admission into status as a Certified Education Candidate. If necessary, the Aspirant can enroll in Level I/Level II CPE to work on areas of needed learning outlined by the Certification committee.  The CET will participate in peer groups for training and successfully address competencies as listed under the ACPE Standards. This position is temporary and is contingent on successfully building a portfolio and progressing through the phases of CEC education as outlined within the ACPE Standards and Certification Manual. A completed ACPE application, onsite screening interview by ACPE Certified Educator and screening committee required.

Job Responsibilities
  • This temporary position requires that the Chaplain Educator in Training demonstrates progress through the Certified Educator Process and achieves certification as an ACPE Associate Educator within required time frames of ACPE standards and certification manual.

  • Responsible to develop a signed learning contract with the training educator which is renewable each year.

  • Achieve status as an ACPE Certified Educator Candidate (CEC) within 2 years. As a CEC the position moves through various phases of participation within the ACPE program that leads to progressive autonomy as an educator of CPE Interns and Residents.

  • Works with department members and the health care team to provide quality, direct interfaith, clinical ministry to patients, families and staff to meet the standards of practice within the department and/or clinical service area assigned. Rotates on overnight/weekend call and is accessible/available for emergencies.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and rounds, serving on institutional committees and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to spiritual care.   Be available for consultation to staff and other individuals on matters pertaining to organization-wide spiritual care.

  • Will work with area and community clergy and leadership to foster the spiritual/religious traditions in concert with the department's mission and objectives to provide timely and effective ministry that meets the standards of spiritual care for patients, families, and staff. May be assigned to facilitate the department's ministry with a faith group.

  • Will assist with mentoring and coordination of CPE students’ work in order to provide effective support and learning opportunities for the student as set forth by the ACPE Standards. May provide educational opportunities, both individually and in a group setting to patients and those who serve patients/families.

  • Responsible to follow the code of ethics as stated in ACPE, APC, NACC, and related Gundersen Health System policies on confidentiality and conduct.

  • Endorsement for ministry by a recognized religious body.

  • Maintains ACPE membership.

  • Performs other job-related duties as requested.

  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Infant (less than 1 year)
    Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required Master's degree in   Theology from an accredited institution or equivalent 
    and successful completion of one year (4 units) of ACPE and ACPE Level II Outcomes.

    Work Experience:
    Required 3-4 years ministry experience
    Required Ability to...
    Computer Systems/Software/Applications operate computer
    Communication excellent oral and written communication skills
    Communication plan, research and develop educational and informational materials and implement programs
    Communication communicate with ease on a professional level
    Communication have effective expression in individual or group situations including gestures and nonverbal communication
    General - All Positions effectively get ideas accepted and to guide a group or individual to accomplish a task
    General - All Positions perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others
    General - All Positions have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development
    General - All Positions use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication
    Leadership effectively organize own activities and those of a group
    Leadership manage conflict
    Leadership build teams
    Leadership planning skills
    Leadership be sensitive to other employees' needs
    Leadership problem solve - evaluate, analyze, negotiate and recommend alternatives
    Reasoning/Decision Making appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own
    Reasoning/Decision Making develop additional knowledge by attending workshops and seminars
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Associate Supervisor (ACPE ASSOC) in 5 years 
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Static Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Walking/Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Stooping/Bending Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Climbing Stair
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level
    Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Reaching - Above Shoulder Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force: 0-25
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
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    Environmental Conditions
    Exposed to infectious diseases.

    Chaplain Educator in Training

    Equal Opportunity Employer