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Good Samaritan Society Lay Chaplain - LTC - GSS Woodland-PT-Days in Brainerd, Minnesota

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Join our not-for-profit organization that has provided nearly 100 years of housing and services to seniors with a commitment to quality care and service in a Christian environment.

Facility: GSS MN Brainerd Wdld
Location: Brainerd, MN
Address: 100 Buffalo Hills Ln E, Brainerd, MN 56401, USA
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Part time
Weekly Hours: 20.00

Department Details

20 hours per week with potential for full time hours. Most hours are Monday through Friday day time w/occasional evenings, weekends/holidays related to pastoral care needs.

Job Summary

Aims to offer a sense of attentiveness and compassion in the midst of suffering and struggle. Provides spiritual and emotional support during illness, injury, crisis and/or emergency. Performs spiritual care. Demonstrates pastoral care skills. Assesses patients’/residents' spiritual resources and well-being and encourage the patient/resident and/or family member to utilize his or her own spiritual and religious coping strategies. Possesses empathy for challenges experienced by patients/residents and families in the medical setting and comfortable with diverse populations of varying ages, cultures and beliefs. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships, serving as a member of the interdisciplinary team, collaborating with other members to develop and provide spiritual support to client and families. Functions effectively in trauma and crisis situations.

Follows the Association of Professional Chaplains Code of Professional Ethics. Effectively documents spiritual care visits in the electronic health record. Addresses the spiritual care referrals and consults in a timely manner. Follows departmental policies and procedures. Demonstrates critical thinking skills under adverse situations in order to respond appropriately to patients/residents and families. Understands one's limits and seeks appropriate guidance and assistance when needed to ensure delivery of adequate care. Communicates appropriately and thoroughly with chaplain colleagues about patient/resident care needs. Attends and participates in department meetings and gatherings. Depending on location, may be required to serve on call as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or above preferred.

One unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in an accredited CPE center required, two units of CPE preferred.

Will consider two years equivalent experience as a Chaplain, preferably in a medical or healthcare setting dependent on facility

needs and size.

One Unit = 400 hours, 300 clinical ministry, 100 group experience under supervision of certified supervisor of CPE program.

Ordained, licensed, or commissioned to function in a religious vocation by an appropriate religious authority required and obtains letter of endorsement or letter of good standing from their faith group.

Associate Chaplains hired on or after January 1, 2014, acceptable qualifications included one of the following:

  • Completion of, or in the process of obtaining a bachelor's degree.

  • Completion of advanced degree in divinity, theology, or its equivalency.

  • Ecclesiastical endorsement.

  • Minimum of one unit of clinical pastoral education.

  • Eligibility for certification in the Association of Professional Chaplains, Catholic Chaplains, or comparable professional organization.


The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

The Good Samaritan Society is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

The Good Samaritan Society has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

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