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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Supervisor, Pastoral Care Education in Orange, California

We are looking for a Supervisor of Pastoral Care Education at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange.

Location: Orange, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly hours

Shift: 8 hour, Days

Job Summary:

The Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor is certified as an ACPE Supervisor or Associate Supervisor and conducts programs of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) for assigned facilities in the PH&S, California Center for CPE, according to Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Standards. The CPE Supervisor reports to the Regional Director, Clinical Pastoral Education, Providence Health & Services, California Region and works cooperatively with PH&S ministries and their Spiritual Care Department Managers to coordinate CPE students' placements and ministries. While the CPE Regional Director has final responsibility for the CPE center's compliance with ACPE Standards and accreditation requirements, each CPE supervisor is expected to be aware of these and to personally comply with these professional expectations.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts CPE units at assigned facilities according to ACPE standards:

  • Respects and protects students’ rights to have high quality education and excellent supervision.

  • Conducts timely admissions interviews, communicates admission decisions, and handles application materials in a timely and professional manner.

  • Designs curriculum for student-centered learning, for both CPE Levels 1 & 2, and Supervisory CPE.

  • Assigns, reviews, and comments on students’ written materials in a timely manner.

  • Makes routine visits to students’ ministry sites to assure optimal communication with Spiritual Care Department staff who provide direct oversight of students’ ministry and to directly observe this ministry and provide feedback when possible.

  • Evaluates students’ personal and professional functioning; writes student evaluations in accordance with ACPE Standards.

  • Collaborates with the spiritual care managers and CPE supervisors throughout PH&S, Southern California Region to improve the delivery of spiritual care.

  • Participates in the facilities’ plans for continuous quality improvement.

  • Communicates effectively with CPE supervisors and spiritual care managers about the activities of students ministering in the various institutions.

  • Supports an interdisciplinary approach to spiritual care by serving on committees as appointed and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to spiritual care among CPE supervisors and students.

  • Maintains and promotes PH&S, Southern California Region’s Mission Division and Spiritual Care Department policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement plans, and patient/customer safety standards.

  • Contributes to the wider community through activities such as publication, teaching, research, and leadership in professional organizations.

  • May author or co-author materials relevant to spiritual care and pastoral education.

  • Participates in teaching/lecturing on a periodic basis as invited.

  • Attends regional and national ACPE meetings and conferences as able.

  • Serves on ACPE Pacific Region and ACPE national committees as invited/elected.

  • Participates in programs and administrative activities of PH&S’s Southern California Region and at the system level where appropriate, for example, Mission and Spiritual Care Meetings and Retreats as invited.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education :

  • Master's Degree - Divinity or Theology Master’s degree as defined by ACPE. (Any ACPE supervisor will already have demonstrated this through the ACPE

  • certification process.)

  • ACPE Supervisory Education completed

Experience : Chaplaincy experience, 2 years preferred.


  • Certification as an ACPE Supervisor (preferred) or ACPE Associate Supervisor.

  • Ordination or commissioning for ministry by a recognized religious group and endorsement for chaplaincy by that group.

  • Maintains membership and good standing with ACPE, and completes annual continuing education and other requirements for continued certification.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience : 2 years of Independent supervision of CPE units.

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text message with additional questions from our Modern hire system.

Compassion. Dignity. Justice. Excellence. Integrity.

These timeless values form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting.

As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our new employees were either referred by friends or applied to work at St. Joseph based on our reputation. It is little wonder, then, that retention rate is significantly higher than the average for healthcare institutions in our community.

Clinical Excellence

When you take the latest in medical technology and place it in the hands of highly skilled clinicians, recognition is sure to follow. In July 2007, 2008 and 2009, St. Joseph Hospital was named one "America's Best Hospitals" for Orthopedic Care by U. S. News and World Report. This highly esteem recognition is testimony to our unique blend medical science and compassionate, values-based care.

A haven that feels like home.

St. Joseph Hospital offers a unique environment in which healthcare givers who share a kindred spirit can do important work and grow both spiritually and professionally. Here, values-based employees view their jobs not simply as careers but also as callings.

Care to get acquainted? Then we warmly invite you to explore the many career opportunities offered by St. Joseph Hospital!

St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Category: Non- Clinical Lead/ Supervisor/ Manager

Req ID: R331295