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Chaplain, St. Brides Correctional Center (Chesapeake, VA)

Position title
Chaplain, St. Brides Correctional Center (Chesapeake, VA)
Weekly expectation
Three-Quarter Time (30 hours)
Church/ministry name
GraceInside (Virginia's State Prison Chaplain Service)
church/ministry location
2828 Emerywood Parkway , Henrico, VA 23294
The Chaplain serves as a Christian pastor and also as the coordinator for all religious services and programs for inmates of all faiths at St. Brides Correctional Center in Chesapeake, VA. Compensation: Part-time position, 115 hours per month. $26.00 per hour. Gross Monthly Pay: $2,990.00. Gross Annual Pay: $35,880. Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities: •Coordinate and oversee all religious services and programs for all faiths. •Provide pastoral care and spiritual guidance to inmates, inmate family members and prison staff. •Recruit and coordinate religious volunteers. •Perform administrative tasks such as religious program pass lists, monthly reports, etc. •Respond to inmate requests regarding religious issues and/or is available to those in crisis. •Interact with DOC administrators and staff in regards to religious programs. •Advocate for the religious and human rights of all inmates. •Handle the distribution of religious literature and materials. •Preach, teach and lead Christian worship. Job Skills: •Ability to work in a prison environment - interact with offenders of all faiths, function within the prison’s chain of command, set professional boundaries with offenders. •Time management and organizational skills (report deadlines, etc.). •All skills normally associated with pastoral leadership (preaching, leading worship services, teaching, pastoral care, administrative duties, etc.). Job Qualifications: •Formal Education: An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university and a Master of Divinity or equivalent degree from an accredited theological seminary. (Equivalent educational degrees and/or ministry experience may be considered.) GraceInside requires proof of education. •Ordination: Fully ordained and currently in full connection and good standing with his/her denominational body, church, etc. GraceInside requires proof of ordination. •Endorsement: Where applicable, endorsed by his/her responsible denominational agency as to current good standing and confirmation of abilities to perform the duties related to chaplaincy. Documentation of endorsement preferred. •Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE): Preferred, but not required: At least 12 months of CPE and three to five years of pastoral ministry or other ministerial experience. •Chaplaincy and/or other job experience in a jail, prison or other correctional setting is a plus.
More Details
Randy Myers
Close Date
December 23, 2022