Chaplain Per Diem Chicago

    • Job Tracking ID: 512219-604418
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: PRN
    • Date Updated: February 13, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: February 5, 2018
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Job Description:

On a Per Diem basis, The chaplain visits with patients and families and assesses their spiritual strengths, issues and needs in order to  provide non-judgmental support and care that is individual for each patient/family’s needs.  They also work with the patient’s pastors or priest or rabbi in order to arrange for them to meet with the patient and family.  The Chaplain also provides prayers, readings, poems, blessings and funeral services when asked to do so.

Seeking a Rabbi to support Jewish patients and families.  Weekend and holiday availability preferred, including Shabbat.  The majority of patients will be in the Chicago/Northshore area, but additional travel within the service area will be required.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assesses the spiritual needs of patient and families and provides the appropriate spiritual care including contacting religious communities as requested.     

Documents visit summaries, develops and updates an individualized care plan for each patient/family’s spiritual goals as well as follow-up phone calls with family members who are in need of support, but do not require a visit.

Provides patients and families with an affirming presence, non-judgmental listening and focused discussions of spiritual issues and possible resolutions.     

Conducts funerals, prayers, reflections and memorial services for families of patient and community members in a manner appropriate to the spiritual and cultural traditions of the patient and family.     

Attends and participates in interdisciplinary meetings regarding patients and families.     

Identifies circumstances when patients and families are encountering unusually complex or difficult spiritual issues, including risk for suicide.     

Supports families at time of death as required.

Participates in internal and external education to develop an advanced practice of spiritual care in the hospice and palliative care setting.     

Uses chaplain lead as a clinical resource.

Other duties may be assigned or required for the performance of this position.

Experience and Skills:

Education & Formal Training Required:


Master’s degree in ministry, pastoral care or pastoral counseling.


Clinical Pastoral Education, at least Two (2) unit, preferred


Understanding of human nature, divine revelation and self-understanding


Training in pastoral counseling


Maintains professional Licensure/certification requirements


Certifications, Licenses & Registrations Required:


Clinical Pastoral Education or equivalent, preferred




Job Experience Required:


6-12 months experience as a chaplain


Experience in a clinical setting


Specialized Competencies (Skills, Abilities, and Behaviors) Required:

Certain positions require Pediatric skill competencies on an infant, toddler, preschool, school age or adolescent.


Communication verbal and written skills


Listening skills


Organization skills


Compassion for people of other faiths or no faith


Computer skills; Word, e-mail, patient database, internet, voicemail


Knowledge of rituals and rites specific to denominations


Understanding of family dynamics
Physical/Mental/Visual Job Requirements:


Frequently working with complicated family dynamics and expressions of anger, leading to stressful situations


Frequently standing for many hours at a time


Frequently working with confidential information


Frequently working under tight deadlines


Working at the computer for many hours at a time


Frequently lifting up to 25-50 lbs and occasionally moving up to 200 lbs

Frequently driving daily.  
Working Conditions:

Daily driving to see patients


Exposure to contagious diseases


JourneyCare is the combined organization of Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, JourneyCare, and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter.  The three organizations came together in 2015 to provide greater services to more patients and families across 10 counties in the Chicago area and northern Illinois.  We offer more than 100 years of combined expertise, providing palliative, supportive and end-of-life care and helping people facing serious illness live life to the fullest, with dignity and without pain, on their own terms. 


JourneyCare is growing and seeking world-class, compassionate professionals who are highly skilled, possess superior interpersonal skills and make a commitment to our culture of excellence. Join our team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains and C.N.A.’s , along with more than 1,300 volunteers, who continue to be a trusted resource for care and support in the communities we serve.


Our services include:

  • Adult hospice and palliative care

  • Pediatric hospice and palliative care

  • Five Hospice CareCenters, located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago, Glenview and Woodstock, for those who require short term, around-the-clock medical oversight

  • Integrative therapies that include pet therapy, music therapy and music-thanatology, aromatherapy, art, massage and compassionate touch

  • A comprehensive grief support program

  • Jewish Care Services

  • We Honor Veterans Program

  • A broad range of volunteer opportunities


    Your Life . . .


    Working for JourneyCare is more than a career choice.  Many of our employees will tell you it’s a calling that changed their lives.


    JourneyCare has cared for generations of patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses, providing comfort, peace and well-being.


    We are committed to be the employer of choice by offering:

  • Competitive compensation

  • A comprehensive benefit package

  • Continuing education and generous tuition reimbursement

  • A supportive, collaborative and fun work environment


    Your Path . . .


    Our Care Teams are committed to making each day the best it can be for our patients and families while enriching the lives of those we serve.


    Join our Journey!

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