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  • Freelance
  • Illinois
  • Salary: $30,000 - $30,000 Based on Experience
  • Organization Type: Health

Benedictine Living Center at the Shrine

The Chaplain provides spiritual guidance and support to families, residents and staff, particularly in times of illness, injury and/or emergency.  The Chaplain also performs religious services, leads prayer, and promotes a spirit of healing through compassionate and nonjudgmental listening, reflection, empathy and support.  May also assist with grief counseling, end-of-life issues, and difficult ethical decisions.


1.  Provide a compassionate, non-judgmental presence that will invite openness, sharing and the opportunity for a spirit of healing.

2.  Serve as a part of the interdisciplinary team and as a vital and contributing member by advocating for the residents.

3.  Serve as a resource for ethical consults such as preparing advanced directives, consulting with resident/families that are making difficult ethical decisions and participating in inter-disciplinary decisions.

4.  Show attention to those who are facing imminent death and providing bereavement resources to both residents and family.

5.  Support the spiritual beliefs/practices of the residents and staff.

6.  Provide an attractive and inviting worship area/chapel and lead services of worship and ritual.

7.  Educate and orientate staff to the importance of spiritual care in health and healing.

8.  Document significant consults and interactions with residents.

9.  Promote the Benedictine Mission and Core Values of Hospitality, Stewardship, Respect and Justice by bringing the Mission and Core Values into the day-to-day activities of the company.

10.  Perform other duties, task and/or projects as assigned.


Priest of the Catholic Faith

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within spiritual care

Demonstrates theological understanding of and respect towards all faith expressions

Master’s degree in Theology, pastoral studies or related field

CPE (clinical pastoral education), 4 units or enrollment in program with completion date of 4 units no later than one year from hire


One year or more of pastoral care experience in a health care setting


To apply please send your resume to Dawn Farnworth (618-394-6411) at

For more information you can check the website: Senior Living in Belleville, IL | Benedictine Living Community-At The Shrine