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Chaplain/Spiritual Care Coordinator (Fond du Lac, WI)

The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA), a Roman Catholic religious order, is seeking a fulltime Chaplain/Spiritual Care Coordinator to serve the spiritual needs of the sister residents at Nazareth Court and Center, a retirement center in Fond du Lac, WI.  The role requires a compassionate and competent practitioner who is responsible for cultivating relationships with the sisters and demonstrates a respect for the religious way of life.

Ministry Description

The Chaplain/Spiritual Care Coordinator ministers to the spiritual needs of the resident sisters at Nazareth Court/Center and St. Francis Home in cooperation with the Local Coordinators, the local priest chaplain, the Staff at Nazareth Court/Center and the staff of St. Francis Home.  S/he participates in the care conference of an individual sister upon request of the sister resident and/or as deemed appropriate by the Care Conference Team. 


Position Responsibilities

Serves as a member of the health care team by providing the following:

  • being a “presence” to the sister residents both individually and in groups.
  • provides spiritual care in conjunction with the plan of care, including appropriate documentation.
  • provides on-call services as the CSA family representative when required.
  • organizes and leads scripture/faith sharing groups and prayer services, as needed.
  • assists in preparation of funeral prayer services and Liturgies for sister residents.
  • conducts study groups on topics of interest determined by the sisters.
  • assists the sister residents to understand and more fully experience life’s transitions as they relate to spiritual and emotional well being.  Encourages friendships.
  • provides bereavement education and support groups, as needed.
  • leads a transition care process / procedure between the U.S. Regional Coordinators and Local Coordinators for sisters as they transition to Nazareth Court/Center from local missions, including preparation for the move, orientation to Nazareth Court/Center, development of a ‘buddy system” with clear parameters and ongoing support during the transition period.
  • works collaboratively with other disciplines in addressing spiritual and pastoral needs.
  • performs other duties as assigned.


Position Qualifications: Education, Licensure, certification and other experience

  • Certification by an appropriate clinical pastoral education (CPE) association, preferably NACC, or actively pursuing certification.
  • Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education preferred.
  • Two years pastoral care experience preferred.
  • Capacity for high confidentiality (HIPPA).
  • Capacity for respectful compassionate listening.
  • Willingness to learn the culture and elements of religious life of women.
  • Desire to serve and has a comfort level with the elderly, including dealing with issues of healthy aging, diminishment, levels of dementia, death and dying.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent standing, walking and sitting.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and reaching above the shoulder.


Work Environment

  • Communicable diseases
  • Body /bodily fluids
  • Computer
  • Dust/furnace/gases
  • Extreme conditions cold/hot
  • Fire risk
  • Some high stress levels
  • Disorderly residents


Full time, salary: $20.00-30.00/hour

Additional Information

Start Date
Fond du Lac
Job Category
Other - Catholic Organizations
Employment Type
Full Time

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three references by July 15, 2019 to
Contact Name
Suzanne Flood

Download an application:

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