Pastoral Care Coordinator Search
Are you a compassionate person of faith with experience caring for others in emotional and spiritual need?
The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is seeking a part-time Pastoral Care Coordinator to help support us in caring for our members, especially those who are lonely, sick, grieving, or for any reason in need of pastoral care. This is an approximately 8-hour-per-week position and is currently funded for a pilot period of one year (through fall 2023). Our ideal candidate may be lay or ordained and will have experience and training in a field such as spiritual care, mental health, social services, health care, or similar.
Please see the full position description below. Applications are open and may be submitted until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing applications in early September.
Please send the following by email to the Rev. Stephen Shaver at [email protected]:
- A short cover letter. Please tell us about your gifts, background, and interest in the ministry of pastoral care.
- A résumé.
- Names and contact information for three professional references.
Position Description: Pastoral Care Coordinator
The Pastoral Care Coordinator will support our congregation’s ability to care for all our members, especially for those who are lonely, sick, grieving, or for any reason in need of pastoral care. This position is currently funded for a pilot period of one year.
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE): 0.2 (approximately 8 hours per week).
Projected salary range: $12-15,000/year.
Reports to: Rector.
- Maintain an overall congregational care list of individuals in need of support (including those who are homebound, grieving, ill, in life transitions, etc.).
- Interface with clergy and existing ministry teams that offer various types of pastoral care, including Eucharistic Visitors, Daughters of the King, Phone Callers, meal-prep teams, etc. Coordinate with the Rector, other staff, volunteers, and associate clergy to ensure a care plan is in place and regularly updated for each person on the care list.
- Over the first 8-10 months of this ministry, coordinate the recruitment, initial training, and ongoing ministry of a team of 3-6 lay pastoral care volunteers. Choose curriculum/resources to support this ministry, such as Stephen Ministries, Caring Congregation, etc. (See also https://www.episcopalri.org/starting-a-lay-pastoral-care-ministry-team/ for ideas.)
- Meet regularly (approximately every two weeks) with the Rector and attend staff meetings frequently enough to maintain close collaboration with other staff (approximately monthly).
- A few times a year, offer classes/workshops on topics related to pastoral care. These might include grief and loss, mental illness, healthy relationships and communication, aging, etc., and might be single events or might lead to continuing groups.
- Comply with all diocesan and parish Safe Church policies to help care for the well-being of God’s people.
- Emotional and spiritual maturity, with a well-grounded faith practice. Willingness to endorse, support, and teach Christian faith in the Episcopal tradition.
- Experience and training in a field such as spiritual care, mental health/health care, social services, or similar. Candidates can be lay or ordained.
- Organizational and administrative skills. While providing direct pastoral care to individuals is a part of this ministry, the heart of the position is equipping and coordinating the ministries of others.
- Familiarity with online tools like Google Sheets and Box is helpful, as we will likely use some of these tools in coordinating pastoral care.
- Ablility to affirm our congregational values around inclusion of all ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations.