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Catholic Chaplain                       

MCI Plymouth                            

Bridgewater, MA

Agency Name:

Dept. of Correction

Official Title:

Chaplain (C)

Functional Title:

Catholic

Occupational Group:

Social Service

Position Type:

Civil Service

Full-Time or Part-Time:

Full-Time

Salary Range:

$50,816.22 to $69,326.14 Annually

Bargaining Unit:

08

Shift:

Day

Confidential:

No

Number Of Vacancies:

1

City/Town:

Bridgewater

Region:

SOUTHEAST

Facility Location:

Massachusetts Treatment Center & MCI Plymouth

Application Deadline:

06-27-2013

Apply Online:

No

Posting ID:

J35994

 

This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.

 

Duties:

Must possess and maintain ecclesiastical authority. Provide religious programming and services to inmates in both general and closed units. Provide weekly religious services. Provide pastoral counseling via regularly scheduled office hours and visitation to closed units. Monitor and assess inmate needs to ensure modification to programs are made when necessary. Consult with and advise professional staff on religious/spiritual needs. Provide religious education programming. Integrate religious services with other Treatment services where applicable. Supervise religious volunteer programs. Recruit and screen prospective volunteers to ensure appropriateness. Ensure that 103 CMR 485 is adhered to. Provide a variety of volunteer programs to ensure that diverse needs of the inmate population are reflected. Supervise and monitor volunteer activities for continued appropriateness and adherence to regulations. Ensure ongoing program development with religious services. Attend 40 hours of approved training. Ensure that all requests for time-off and training are properly approved and that all DOT's affected by the time-off and the Program Services Division grant approval. Attend quarterly chaplain meetings and regular institution treatment meetings. Adhere to 103 CMR 471 and 103 DOC 111. Ensure that treatment program planning procedures are followed. Established approved schedules, calendars, postings for informing staff and inmates of programs and services. Assist inmates in the development of discharge planning to meet their religious and spiritual needs and utilize the Inmate Management Reentry screens as needed.

Qualifications: 

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: One year of experience as a chaplain or as a religious leader/teacher based on the requirements of the population served. 



LICENSES: 

- Ordination or other recognition as a religious leader/teacher based on the requirements of the population served and the specific requirements of the religion concerned. Refer to individual position descriptions for specific requirements. 

- Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state.

Preferred Qualifications:

Licenses: Ordination or orther recognition as a religious leader/teacher based on the requirements of the population served and the specific requirements of the religion concerned. Refer to indivdual position descriptions for specific requirements.

Comments:

This is a Civil Service position.

Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement.

The DOC urges bi-lingual applicants to apply.

How To Apply:

Mail cover letter and resume along with posting ID number to: Division of Human Resources P.O. Box 946 Norfolk, MA 02056 

Fax: (508) 850-5217

Agency Web Address:

http://www.mass.gov/doc/

Diversity Officer:

Ms. Monserrate Quinones

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.