Chaplain III in Dakota City, NE at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

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Career Description

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Level III Chaplain will make regular pastoral rounds at work sites and provide coverage for Team Members during all shifts. The chaplain will independently manage the pastoral care program without direct involvement ofthe Director of Chaplain Services. The chaplain will make personal contact with Team Members and their immediate families in the event of a family or individual crisis, illness, hospitalization, death, and special occasions or accomplishments and offer theological intervention in treatment of spiritual distress as requested by Team Members. The chaplain will provide extensive pastoral counseling when requested by Team Members. Formal pastoral counseling should be short term and the goal is not to become involved in long term counseling. Team Members with long term counseling needs should be referred to appropriate community agencies and resources. The Level III Chaplain understands the need to build rapport, credibility, and send the wider organization the signal as to their presence, unique role, and availability. Confidentiality is considered as essential with certain exceptions when there is a clear and present danger to the lives or physical security or safety of counseled Team Members or others. The chaplain is also required to report instances of harassment, sexual or otherwise, and illegal activity that could put the company at risk.
COUNSELING GUIDELINES: Level III Chaplains will have skill set for integrating theological reflection and clinical practices for conducting extensive pastoral/clinical counseling and work independently of the Director of Chaplain Services unless outside of the Tyson Chaplain Services Manual.
QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Minimum academic preparation includes completion of a Master of Divinity degree and 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education or 4 plus years of chaplaincy experience. Preference is given to clergy who are board certified by a professional organization such as the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, American Association of Pastoral Counselors, or National Association of VA Chaplains.
Experience: Ordination and current ecclesiastical endorsement from the official endorsing agency of the chaplain's faith or denomination are required for Level III employment. The chaplain must be able to identify and understand human behavior through theological reflection as related to issues that arise in the workplace involving major life changing events such as death, emotional disturbances, spiritual distress, and/or religious/ethical dilemmas.
Computer skills: Strong computer skills to include MS Office programs and ability to learn and use the Tyson Business Computer programs.
Communication skills: Bilingual skills are beneficial at many of our locations, and are preferred but not required. Bilingual chaplains must be able to possess language proficiency to communicate with the management and supervisory staff. Must be capable to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of Team Members from Hourly to Upper Management, as well as Government Officials. Chaplain must be able to analysis and present to management issues of behavior or spiritual distress to enhance the overall morale of Team Members and thereby affect production and safety. Travel: 25%