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Certified Chaplain Educator

Company: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Location: Hershey
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Days

Hours: Days

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking a compassionate and people-focused individual to join our leadership team as our Certified Chaplain Educator.


A crucial role within the Pastoral Services Department, our Certified Chaplain Educator will collaborate with leadership to assist in the administration and delivery of the Clinical Pastoral Education Program including maintaining compliance with national educational standards. This individual will provide supervision and instruction to Clinical Pastoral Education students and work closely with the Director of Pastoral Services and the Manager of CPE to develop and evaluate CPE curriculum that provides high quality educational opportunities for students and excellent pastoral care for patients, families, and staff.

As a staff member focused on outreach, this individual will work with the Manager of CPE to develop and maintain relationships with the religious community outside of the hospital including maintaining healthy relationships with his/her denomination, national and regional CPE bodies, and any other professional credentialing associations required for continuing endorsement and standing.

As a department leader, this individual will assist with recruiting, hiring, and supervising CPE residents and students, as well as attracting members to the Pastoral Advisory Committee as needed.


Master of Divinity degree or equivalent (accepted by ACPE) required

Certification by the Association for Clinical Pastoral education as Associate Certified Educator is required or must be a Certified

Education Candidate (CEC) by the ACPE actively working to obtain Associate Certified Educator credentials within 18 months of hire.

2 years of clinical experience as a Chaplain required


Ability to speak Spanish

Full certification by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Previous Parish experience

Why Hershey Medical Center?

The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Pastoral Services Department offers a richness and depth of experience in ministry and the opportunity to learn from peers in other professions as each seeks to discover the unique perspective of their own disciplines. The atmosphere encourages learning from reflecting on the ministry with patients, and provides a unique opportunity to work with patients who have been pushed to the limits of their abilities to cope and are in need of support during difficult times.

Penn State Health is a growing health system that offers a competitive salary, a collaborative and innovative environment, as well as an exceptional benefits program that includes strong paid time off to promote healthy life - work balance.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is motivated by a commitment to serve others through education.

Why Central PA?

We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer's markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster's Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball's Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League's Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country's most famous cities - New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

About Hershey

Hershey, PA is the birthplace of everyone's favorite chocolate! Like our city's founders, you will find this area to be full of socially-minded organizations and individuals working together to create an amazing place to live!

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday - Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained

Keywords: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Reading , Certified Chaplain Educator, Other , Hershey, Pennsylvania

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