Job Description

Job Title: Pastoral Care Minister
Job ID: 672865
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Activities
Location: 351 Causeway Dr, Franklin PA 16323


The Pastoral Care Department is responsible for reflecting a commitment to the mission and values of UPMC Senior Living Corporation by supporting an interdisciplinary approach to spiritual support, growth, and development within the health care setting. In a spirit of reverence and compassion, the Pastoral Care Minister assists residents, loved ones, and staff to integrate life's events through spiritual and emotional support. The Pastoral Care Minister ensures the provision of a complete program of pastoral care.

  • Assist residents and family members in making life-style adjustments and health care/ethical decisions in light of their values and beliefs.
  • Assist with resident's personal and religious adjustment.
  • Be a sustaining presence that offers comfort, hope and emotional support in times of stress, grief and loss.
  • Consult and make referrals to appropriate staff, attend department meetings, and participate in resident conferences as appropriate and/or requested.
  • Coordinate the Pastoral Care Volunteer Program.
  • Ensure that appropriate worship opportunities are provided.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to the Pastoral Care Mission and help implement the concept of whole-person health care in a caring community.
  • Foster attitudes that respect both the process of aging and the value of the aged.
  • Help them to find meaning and purpose in their present situation.
  • Inform pastors of admission and special needs as requested by resident or family.
  • Initiate, develop, and direct a well balanced and comprehensive spiritual program designated to meet the needs of all residents, their loved ones, and, as appropriate, staff.
  • Invite local clergy and residents' pastors to preside at interfaith services/sacraments in order to maintain a vital link between residents and their religious traditions.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with staff, clergy and volunteers in order to present a unified and effective pastoral care program.
  • Maintain accurate files, documentation, and daily pastoral census of residents. Provide appropriate departments with a monthly pastoral care schedule. Attend all mandatory in-service programs and adhere to all UPMC standards, policies, and practices. Function in a manner that reflects the mission and vision of the institution. Utilize continuing education opportunities and in-services offered in Pastoral Care and related fields.
  • Meet with the Activity Director to review and evaluate the spiritual services and programs; initiate change as needed to assure quality improvement.
  • Provide orientation and training according to institutional standards; maintain ongoing communication, education, and evaluation.
  • Provide special care for residents and families in crisis.
  • Support a compassionate resident-centered environment where quality care and patient satisfaction are the highest priorities.
  • Support an interdisciplinary approach to pastoral care.
  • Visit residents regularity, prioritizing time for those in greatest need.
  • Welcome new residents upon admission; complete a spiritual assessment and plan interventions to meet their needs.
  • Work with the terminally ill and their loved ones toward the acceptance of dying and death.


Masters degree in Theology, Divinity or related counseling field, Ordination preferred. Studies in Pastoral Care and/or Pastoral Theology. 2-4 units of Clinical Pastoral education preferred. Sufficient background and experience in spirituality, prayer, and guidance. Ability to integrate theology of health care and pastoral care practice. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Effective organizational and managerial skills. High degree of emotional energy and mental alertness; ability to move easily throughout the facility.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $15.84 to $25.33

Union Position: No

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