The Chaplain’s position is an essential part of the success of the Mission. The Chaplain assists with the daily operations and activities of Mission programs, including providing discipleship counseling; Biblical, recovery and life-skill classes and case management assistance for clients. The Chaplain will also adhere to and promote all Rescue Mission Alliance (RMA) policies and procedures. This is a full-time, non-exempt position, reporting to the Program Manager of VCRM. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience, and includes benefits.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Promotes the physical, spiritual, emotional, personal, educational, and vocational welfare of the program clients in Gospel context.
- Provides clients with Christian discipleship and addiction recovery training including, explanation of the Gospel, Biblical instruction, relapse prevention and individual and group Christian discipleship counseling.
- Maintains a client caseload and provides appropriate case management for assigned clients. This includes regular one-on-one counseling, and oversight of client program progress.
- Work with Case Manager to create individualized care plans for clients.
- Keeps accurate client records and reports by utilizing the MissionTracker client tracking software system.
- Maintains good communication with the Program Manager and other Mission staff keeping them informed of client progress, potential problems, including drug use and any other discipline issues.
- Maintain communication with assigned donors.
- Must be willing to continue ongoing job related training and CEU’s in recovery, counseling, discipleship, etc. as directed by the Director or Program Manager.
- Servant leader who demonstrates Christian character (Fruit of the Spirit), integrity and cooperation in all interactions with clients and employees.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
- Promote RMA Safety Program and in alignment with the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) and Smith Systems policies and procedures, model safe work practices
- Occasional donation, accounting and gratuity processing.
- Occasional driving duties, vehicles inspections, and coordinating maintenance.
There are no employees reporting to this position
- Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ & be active in a local evangelical church.
- Must have compatible theology with RMA core values and Statement of Faith.
- Master’s degree in Theology, Christian Counseling, Ministry or similar. (May consider strong candidate with a relevant Bachelor’s degree and Addictive Studies Certification who also has 5+ years of applicable Rescue Mission, recovery or counseling experience.)
- Minimum of 5 year’s of experience in recovery ministry, counseling, Rescue Mission or related fields.
- Certification in Addiction Studies and/or Anger Management is strongly preferred.
- Teachable spirit and able to submit to leadership.
- Self-motivated leader who exhibits responsibility, maturity, integrity and dependability.
- Valid California driver’s license and insurable under RMA.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to teach classes.
- Strong administrative skills, including record keeping, time management, and use of computers and software.
- The knowledge and ability to guide and direct clients through discipleship counseling.
- Passionate to help people in need and skilled in relational ministry
- A learner who will read relevant works and attend occasional seminars or classes in the areas of recovery, discipleship, leadership and counseling.
- Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), MissionTracker.
- This position requires an extended amount of time working in an office environment.
- Must be able to sit for long periods.
- Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. without assistance.
- Basic office equipment, such as computers, copiers, and printers.
- Cars and vans.
This position will function to a large degree in an office & residential program environment. As a part of normal duties this position will be in facilities with an at-risk population where errant behavior and disease risk may be present. Appropriate safety considerations will be required to avoid illness or injury.