STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: CHAPLAIN II
Class Code: 1661-23 Date Established: 06-26-50
Occupational Code: 7-7-1 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To plan, implement and evaluate religious programs for the moral and spiritual guidance of residents at state institutions.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Plans and supervises the development and expansion of the clinical pastoral training and education program.
· Advises and counsels residents on religious needs or closely related problems through use of clinical pastoral techniques.
· Conducts formal religious services for residents and employees.
· Plans and directs religious volunteer activities.
· Participates in diagnostic and staff conferences; discusses case histories with clinical personnel in order that physio-therapy and religious counseling may be properly coordinated.
· Presents solutions and goals to community religious groups to offer guidance in establishing a favorable environment for the returning resident.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing related or similar work, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Ordination as a Minister, Priest or Rabbi with a Master's of Divinity or equivalent from an accredited seminary and one year of clinical pastoral training. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Four years experience as Priest, Minister or Rabbi in a church of a recognized denomination.
License/Certification: None required.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of modern principles, practices and techniques used in a clinical pastoral training program. Thorough knowledge of individual and group spiritual guidance and counseling. Considerable knowledge of the relationship between clinical, pastoral chaplaincy and related therapeutic and treatment programs. Thorough knowledge of the habits, attitudes and interests of persons under restraint. Considerable knowledge of individuals and group behavior and ways of working effectively with people. Knowledge of the principles and methods of supervision. Knowledge of teaching methods and of learning processes. Ability to instruct and to lead group discussions. Ability to direct the spiritual development of residents. Ability to establish harmonious relationships with administrative officials and employees. Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02