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Overview of the job
This is a Chaplaincy job in an establishment which provides pastoral and faith specific care to prisoners and staff.
The job holder will provide for the religious care of prisoners and staff in the Roman Catholic faith tradition including sacramental provision, and appropriate pastoral care for all irrespective of faith or tradition.
The job holder will work with colleagues to ensure the delivery of the specification "Faith and Pastoral Care", and also the broader work of chaplaincy in delivering faith and non faith based courses. Will contribute to the process by which the Governor and Head of Chaplaincy/Profession at HQ are assured that the specification is being delivered.
The job holder will engage with, and build contacts with their own faith community towards aiding the resettlement of offenders.
This is a non-operational job with no line management or supervisory responsibilities.
Responsibilities, Activities and Duties
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:Act as faith advisor in the establishment providing advice, pastoral care and spiritual welfare to prisoners, staff and their families as requestedFacilitate and deliver opportunities for worship both sacramental and non sacramental, study and religious programmesContribute towards the development of local policy, procedures and practiceProvide mentoring and personal support for other chaplains and volunteers including following incidentsBe part of the provision of available and accessible chaplaincy care at all timesPlan and lead worship and prayer / faith specific meetingsProvide pastoral care to prisoners and help to provide support and bring resolution to crisis situations where requiredNurture Chaplaincy volunteers in their contributionFacilitate services provided by contractors and volunteersWork collaboratively with other Chaplains and Managing Chaplain on the maintenance and provision of facilities for worship and prayerEnsure your prison community is aware of relevant religious events and coordinate establishment support for theseAcquire and distribute appropriate religious literature, supplies and materialsContribute to training programmes and materials for staff and volunteersBe proactive in forging links with their local faith communities and other agencies, as relevant, and consider ways in which these communities/agencies may become involved in mentoring prisoners on release.Participate in developing ways for improving and achieving Service Delivery Indicators (SDI)As required, undertake and ensure that all relevant administration, data collection and analysis including relevant SDIs are collatedBe part of the organisation and delivery of Faith Awareness Training for staffTake responsibility for your own spiritual health and development, allowing time for private prayer, study and retreatUndertake Diocesan Ministerial Reviews, where appropriate.Provide appropriate support to the establishment in the absence of the Managing Chaplain.Actively support the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) processAttend relevant boards/meetings and actively contribute either as chair or team member
The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.
An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.
BehavioursCommunicating and InfluencingManaging a Quality ServiceMaking Effective DecisionsLeadershipWorking Together
Be an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church. Formal endorsement in the form of recognition from the appropriate Diocesan Bishop or Religious Superior
Have formal agreement to work in specific Dioceses by the local diocesan Bishop (evidence required before appointment).
Hours of Work (Unsocial Hours) Allowances
37 hour working week
Unsocial Hours Working
This role requires working regular unsocial hours and a 17% payment will be paid in addition to your basic pay to recognise this. Unsocial hours are those hours outside 0700 - 1900hrs Monday to Friday and include working evening, nights, weekends and Bank / Public holidays.