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Job Opportunity: Chaplain Roman Catholic:Pub

Job description:


Vacancy No.: CAYF-10237036-18-MRD
Department: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

income: $76,409.00 to $99,332.00
Grade: 12 to 12

Perm/Temp: Permanent
FT/PT: Full-time

Open Date: 6/14/2018
Close Date: 6/28/2018

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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview

   » Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates 06/14/2018 to 06/28/2018
   » income
$76,409 to $99,332 per year
   » Pay scale & grade
GS 12
   » Work schedule
Full-Time
   » Appointment type
Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following Job location:
   » Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee, WI
Relocation expenses reimbursed
No

This job is open to

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The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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Announcement number
CAYF-10237036-18-MRD
Control number
502351500
   » tasks

tasks

Summary

The Chaplain has full responsibility for providing a complete religious ministry to Roman Catholic Veteran patients and their families. The Chaplain assesses religious, spiritual, moral, and ethical problems and plans and provides appropriate ministration, including individual in-depth pastoral ministry to Veteran patients and their families.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 10237036~ Lgain more about this agency

Responsibilities

   » Interviewing Veterans to conduct spiritual assessments.
   » Providing in-depth pastoral counseling to individual Veteran and family members and demonstrating sensitivity to the religious needs and requirements of each other and each individual Veteran.
   » Performing Roman Catholic worship services, provide all sacraments, rites and ordinances to Roman Catholic Veterans.
   » Setting up the chapel for Roman Catholic worship services and returning the chapel to religiously neutral condition after services.
   » Maintaining appropriately sacred items in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
   » Praying with Roman Catholic patients at their request and providing Roman Catholic literature at patients? request and providing sacraments at bedside.
   » Conducting periodic needs assessments of assigned populations served by the facility.
   » Developing programs of spiritual care that include spiritual assessment, direct pastoral care, and program evaluation components.
   » Selecting religious materials that will be used therapeutically for assigned Veteran populations in collaboration of Chief Chaplain and Chaplain Department staff.
   » Coordinating religious club meetings, religious consciousness groups, and interfaith meetings as called for by population served.
   » Evaluating the need for volunteer assistance in the religious program and to exercise appropriate supervision of volunteers utilized in the program.
   » Serving as a mentor/preceptor for new chaplains, chaplain residents, and chaplain students.
   » Providing counsel on medical ethical issues, such as Advance Directives, in the context of the Veteran's religious faith perspective.
   » Communicating effectively with persons of diverse races, cultures, religions, nationalities, ages, and persons having varying types and degrees of discapability to understand and address their specific needs.
   » Providing support and encouragement to primary family members and friends to be present and supportive as they are able in response to regular and emergent needs of the Veteran.
   » Participating actively on interdisciplinary teams, groups and committees to assure that the religious and spiritual dimensions of health and wellness are addressed in all aspects of the Medical Center's holistic Veteran care.
   » Developing and conducting pastoral care classes concerning outpatient ministry and telehealth chaplaincy for the chaplain staff, residents and students.
   » Advancing positive community relations through the development of relationships with local pastors, church groups and community organizations.
   » Seeking other clinical staff chaplains or clergy person in the community for religious/pastoral care service that he or she cannot provide.
   » Documenting care in electronic medical records and protecting sensitive information from loss, disclosure, or alteration.

Travel Required

Not required
managery status
No
Promotion Potential
12
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Job family (Series)

0060 Chaplain
   » Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

   » You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
   » Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
   » Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
   » You may be required to serve a probationary period
   » Subject to background/security investigation
   » Must be proficient in written and spoken English
   » Ecclesiastical Endorsement

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, candidates must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/28/2018.

1. Ecclesiastical Endorsement: An ecclesiastical endorsement, dated within 12 months prior to the closing date of the announcement, from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services USA. An ecclesiastical endorsement is the written official statement by the endorsing body certifying that you are in good standing with the faith group or denomination and that you, in the opinion of the endorsing body, are qualified to provide the full range of ministry required in the VA's pluralistic setting. To view his contact information, please click on link: https://www.patientcare.va.gov/chaplain/index.asp select and click, "Employment Information and Resources" and click on "List of Ecclesiastical Endorsers."

2. suitable education A Master of Divinity from an accredited institution or the equivalent. Equivalent education is a bachelor's degree (of at least 120 semester hours) from an accredited institution plus at least 70 graduate semester hours which included all of the following: at least 20 semester hours in pastoral ministry; 20 semester hours in any combination of theology, ethics, and philosophy of religion; 20 semester hours in the study of sacred writings, including the study of languages in which sacred writings are written; and 10 semester hours in religious history and/or world religions.

3. Clinical Pastoral suitable education In addition to the education requirement, candidates must have completed at least 2 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) [as defined by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)]. 800 hours of supervised ministry in a formal training program which incorporated both ministry formation and pastoral care expertise development will be considered for equivalency to the required CPE.

4. practice: practice refers to paid and unpaid practice, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work can help build critical competencies, knowledge, and expertise and can provide valuable training and practice that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying practice, including volunteer practice.

A minimum of three years of ministry practice. At least two years of this practice must have followed completion of the Master of Divinity or equivalent education. practice during graduate education may count for up to one year of the three years of required practice. One year of the practice must have demonstrated all of the following:
(a) capability to serve as a consultant or expert to a multidisciplinary treatment team;
(b) in-depth knowledge of related professional fields, particularly in the behavioral sciences;
(c) knowledge of, and capability to respond to, the particular concerns and issues pertaining to treatment of veterans;
(d) knowledge of the structure, regulations, practices, and programs of healthcare delivery systems;
(e) capability to interpret and apply a body of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures in professional practice;
(f) capability to develop and maintain liaisons with a variety of outside organizations.
*Completion of a doctoral degree directly related to pastoral ministry may be substituted for one year of this practice, unless the doctoral degree is used to satisfy the "equivalent education" as described above. Part time practice is prorated in comparison to 40 hours per week to determine its length.

5. English Language Proficiency: All candidates must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time practice will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. candidates wishing to receive credit for such practice must indicate clearly the nature of their tasks and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR practice, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR practice.

Education

Transcripts must be submitted with your application (student copies are acceptable.) Transcripts must indicate the degree(s) awarded and the date(s). A copy of the certificate or diploma must be submitted if no completion date is indicated on the transcript. Transcripts must show the name of the institution.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for Information technology to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, candidates must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. candidates can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN suitable education Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements. You must show proof that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. Information technology is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.All education claimed by candidates will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Additional information

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job located on how well you meet the qualifications above.
All candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated by the Board of Excepted Service Examiners to determine the degree to which the documents provided demonstrate that the applicant has the following competencies:
   » Assessing patients' spiritual needs and planning care in various care settings
   » Communicating health care information to individuals, groups, patients, treatment teams
   » Acquiring new pertinent knowledge and expertise through on-going professional self-development
   » Organizing work, setting goals, measuring and documenting results
   » Providing information and assistance to internal and external stakeholders including patients, families, staff members, community organizations, Veterans organizations
   » Providing pastoral care in a hospital setting to patients, relatives and significant others in conformity with standards of cognate groups such as the Association of Professional Chaplains, the Joint Commission
   » Assuring that patients have opportunity for free exercise of religion and preventing proselytizing from any source
   » Utilizing information technology including documenting care in electronic medical records
Advising interdisciplinary teams about patient needs and incorporating spiritual care into holistic health care
   » Providing care and advice on difficult and complex issues in conformity with principles and practices of clinical and moral ethics
   » Performing sacraments, rituals, ordinances, and worship service as appropriate to meet the needs of patients of the faith group by which the individual is endorsed
   » Dealing effectively with diversity. Providing culturally competent care
   » Taking initiative to seek methods to improve care and to lead workgroups, committees, and teamscandidates will be given a numerical score between 70 and 100. The numerical score is located on the totality of significant competencies. Information technology is not determined by summing scores on each competency. Those Veterans who are entitled to preference will get either 5 or 10 points added. candidates will be referred to the medical center for final consideration in score order. The medical center must select from among the highest three candidates.

candidates who have completed a Clinical Pastoral Education residency (4 units of CPE) or fellowship in a Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center within the past year; and who meet the minimum qualification requirements, may be referred to the selecting official for consideration without a numerical rating. This is called "non-competitive consideration." candidates with eligibility for Veteran preference will be referred first from lists of candidates eligible for non-competitive consideration.

Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, expertise and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
   » Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume, (List all jobs held whether paid or unpaid. You must indicate whether each job held was full time or part time. For part time jobs indicate the average number of hours you worked per week) and your application may not be considered if you do not provide this information.

2. Assessment Questionnaire, you must complete online through www.usajobs.gov

3. Ecclesiastical Endorsement, dated within the past 12 months signed by the designated endorsing official of the faith group.

4. Certification by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) as an Associate manager or manager of Clinical Pastoral Education.

5. College transcript(s). Copies are acceptable. Transcripts must indicate the degree awarded, if any, and the date awarded or conferred. A copy of the certificate or diploma must be submitted, if no completion date is indicated on the transcript. Transcripts must show the name of the institution. If you have a Master of Divinity Degree you do not need to submit undergraduate transcripts.

6. Veteran's preference documents, if you are a Veteran. Please go tohttp://www.fedshirevets.gov/
   » DD-214 Member 4 copy
   » Veterans Affairs or Department of Defense service-connect letter, if claiming 10 points Veteran's preference.You download a VA service-connect letter at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal
   » Form SF-15, you may download from at https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf*All documents must be submitted by midnight EST on 06/28/2018
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification Requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for Information technology to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
   » Benefits

Benefits

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   » How to Apply

How to submit the application:

All candidates are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 06/28/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10237036.
   » To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
   » Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.NOTE: Information technology is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Incomplete applications, application documents received after the closing date, or applications submitted to the National Chaplain Center at the address above will not be considered.

Agency contact information

Mario Dagulo Mario Dagulo

Phone
757-728-7069 Fax
757-728-3179 Email
E-Mail: Mario.Dagulo@va.gov
Address
Clement J Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center
5000 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and candidates will be notified of their status by email. Referred candidates will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred candidates receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, discapability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to candidates with disabilities where appropriate. candidates requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, candidates should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
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   » An employee with a discapability needs an accommodation to execute the essential job tasks or to gain access to the workplace.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Job Location: MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin
Company Type Employer
Post Date: 06/14/2018 / Viewed 21 times
Contact Information
Company: Pub
Contact Email: Mario.Dagulo@va.gov


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