SUMMARY:The Level II-III Chaplain, depending on education and experience, will make regular pastoral rounds at the corporate offices in Dakota Dunes, SD and in Dakota City, NE. They will provide coverage for Team Members during the work day, some weekend visits, and on-call as needed. The chaplain will work with the lead chaplain without direct involvement of the 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 pastoral care intervention with those with personal and/or spiritual distress as requested. The chaplain will provide pastoral care and counseling when requested by Team Members, which is short term and is not considered professional therapy. The chaplain will refer Team Members to certified counselors in the area for long term therapy when needed. The Level II-III Chaplain understands the need to build rapport, credibility, presence with their unique role and availability to all Team Members. 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. The chaplain will initiate social interaction with all Team Members by building trusting relationships. The chaplain will also be expected to volunteer on various committee?s in order to provide a positive presence and to build rapport and team work with other Team Members.
COUNSELING GUIDELINES:Level II-III Chaplains will have a minimum level of professional skill set and experience for integrating theological reflection and clinical practices for conducting pastoral care and counseling. They will work closely with the lead chaplain, but will be independent and given flexibility in supporting Team Member?s needs.QUALIFICATIONS:Education: Preferred academic preparation includes completion of a Master of Divinity degree and 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education and 4 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 group or denomination are required for employment. The chaplain must have a minimum of two years of experience in being 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. The chaplain will also be able to work together with the lead chaplain and work closely with the Human Resource department. Computer Skills: Strong computer skills to include MS Office programs and ability to learn and use the Tyson Business Computer programs.Communication Skills: The chaplain must be capable to conduct conversations during crises management and in awkward situations with Team Members and their families. They are also called upon to be an advocate for Team Members when working with H.R. with work related issues. They may be expected to speak publicly and to be a public representation of Tyson Fresh Meats in the community. They must be able to initiate conversation with effective communication both verbally and in writing with all levels of Team Members from Hourly to Upper Management, as well as Government Officials.To view a full job description and submit your resume for consideration, click APPLY TO THIS POSITION below and follow the prompts.