Job Title: Chaplain

Company: Schervier Pavilion

City/State: Warwick, NY

Category: Professional/Non-Clinical

Department: Subacute Pastoral Care

Union: NO

Position: Full Time

Hours: 8 am - 4 pm

Shift: Days

Req #: 5226

Hiring Range: $27.49 - $34.55

Job Details:

The Chaplain is a pastoral professional whose primary function is to assess the pastoral needs of a particular situation and to offer appropriate pastoral care to the patient, family or staff involved. The Priest Chaplain participates in the programs and ministries of the Department of Pastoral Care, including the development and leadership of prayer services. The Priest Chaplain will minister to persons of varied religious beliefs, ages, and cultures, assisting patients/families/staff in drawing upon their spiritual resources as an important element in the healing and recovery process. Specifically, the Priest/Chaplain, through professional training and certification, assists patients/residents/clients to understand more fully life's events as they relate to their spiritual and emotional well-being.


  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide spiritual care appropriate to the age of the patients, as well as, family members and staff in all units of the hospital regardless of faith tradition or not.
  • Regularly visits with all patients/residents/clients giving priority to those in greatest need.
  • Provides overnight on-call: weekdays, weekends and holidays.
  • Functions within the facility's policies and procedures for Pastoral Care.
  • Facilitates the celebration of the sacraments.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with all members of the health team as well as with the volunteers.
  • Carries out the goals of the pastoral care department.
  • Supports an interdisciplinary approach to pastoral care.
  • Ministers to patients/residents/clients in appropriate manner.
  • Assist Director of Pastoral Care, as requested.
  • Participates in programs and administrative activities of the facilities related to pastoral care.
  • Participates in committees and patient/resident/client conferences to enhance the continuity of care to patients/residents/clients.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation.


Two years of pastoral experience preferred; ordination as a priest of the Roman Catholic Church required. Chaplain certification through NACC or ACPE or eligible for certification. Clinical Pastoral Education 4 units required; Broad understanding of the Catholic tradition, the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services Catholic Social Teachings, knowledge and understanding of other faiths and traditions. Ability and desire to work with clergy and volunteers of varying faith backgrounds. The Priest Chaplain must be an ordained Roman Catholic Priest in good standing with the Church. This position requires certification of ordination and letter of endorsement from the Bishop or local ordinary. The Priest Chaplain must receive faculties granted by the Archdiocese of New York.


Master's degree in divinity, theology, spirituality, ethics or related field of ministry.


If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes: 

  • Health Insurance 

  • Dental 

  • Vision 

  • 401K or 403B 

  • Flexible Saving Account 

  • Paid Time Off 

  • Holidays 

  • Tuition Reimbursement 

About Us:

Schervier Pavilion

At Schervier Pavilion, our goal is to help each resident maintain the highest level of daily independence possible. Located on a 27-acre campus that includes St. Anthony Community Hospital, Schervier Pavilion residents have access to a complete continuum of care.