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Position Title: Chaplain

?We are in the journey with people in their life story; we are invited along to participate in their last chapter.?

- Cathy, Chaplain

At Compassus, we are dedicated to compassionate care, clinical excellence and providing comfort and support to patients and their families facing the end of life. Chaplains touch the lives of our patients and families by giving non-denominational support in a time of great spiritual need for many. For our team members, this is more than a career ? it?s a calling.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Join our team today as a Hospice Chaplain to positively impact the experiences of our patients and families. ?

Position Summary

The Chaplain is a hospice-trained individual who provides spiritual support to patients and families. As a Chaplain, you may be a priest, minister, rabbi or other individual with experience in spiritual support; your role is not intended to replace the patient's own clergy, but to bring spiritual guidance and support.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Provide spiritual support in matters relating to patient and family care

  • Act as a liaison with the clerical community to interpret the needs of the hospice patient and family

  • Support the family in working through the stages of death, grief, and bereavement

  • Communicate identified needs and potential solutions in the interdisciplinary team meetings, contributing to the development of the Plan of Care

  • Participate in the in-service programs to keep informed about current information pertinent to our volunteers


  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to counsel patients and families and assist local clergy in rendering pastoral care

  • Strong skills in counseling the terminally ill and his/her family

  • A positive, compassionate and empathetic approach with patients and families

  • Ability to travel to patient homes and nursing facilities

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

  • Valid drivers? license and auto liability insurance

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor?s Degree, Clinical Pastoral Education and/or equivalent experience. (Degree preferred in counseling or divinity)

State-specific certifications

  • Georgia: Documentation of ordination or commission by a recognized faith group; completed at least one unit of clinical pastoral education from a nationally recognized provider.

  • Louisiana: Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity or equivalent theological degree or training.

  • Missouri: Documentation of ordination or commission by a recognized faith group and has completed one (1) unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

  • Mississippi: Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity or equivalent theological degree or training

Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
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