Profession chaplain

Chaplains perform religious activities in secular institutions. They perform counselling services and provide spiritual and emotional support to the people in the institution, as well as cooperate with priests or other religious officials to support religious activities in the community.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Artistic
  • Enterprising / Social

Knowledge

  • Psychological counselling methods

    The various psychological counselling, training and coaching methods for persons of all ages, groups and organizations considering medical aspects.

Skills

  • Perform religious ceremonies

    Perform the ritual acts and apply the traditional religious texts during ceremonial events, such as funerals, confirmation, baptism, birth rites and other religious ceremonies.

  • Provide spiritual counselling

    Assist individuals and groups seeking guidance in their religious convictions, or support in their spiritual experience, so that they are affirmed and confident in their faith.

  • Reinforce positive behaviour

    Reinforce positive behaviour in people during rehabilitation and counseling activities, to ensure that the person takes the necessary actions for positive results in a positive manner, so that they remain encouraged to continue their efforts and reach goals.

  • Provide charity services

    Provide services for charity causes, or perform an independent activity related to community service, such as providing food and shelter, performing fundraising activities for charitable causes, gathering support for charity, and other charitable services.

  • Interpret religious texts

    Interpret the contents and messages of religious texts in order to develop spiritually and help others in their spiritual development, to apply the appropriate passages and messages during services and ceremonies, or for theological learning.

  • Respond to enquiries

    Respond to enquiries and requests for information from other organisations and members of the public.

  • Show empathy

    Show empathy in order to prevent any kind of symbolic violence and isolation and to guarantee a considerate attention to everyone. It should include a capacity to understand various verbal and non-verbal communication of sentiment and feeling.

  • Observe confidentiality

    Observe the set of rules establishing the nondisclosure of information except to another authorised person.

  • Provide social counselling

    Assist and guide social service users to resolve personal, social or psychological problems and difficulties.

  • Promote religious activities

    Promote events, attendance to religious services and ceremonies, and the participation in religious traditions and festivities in a community in order to enhance the role religion plays in that community.

Optional knowledge and skills

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Common job titles

  • Chaplain - spiritual care
  • Chaplain for senior community
  • Director of pastoral care
  • Chaplain - pastoral care #013
  • Senior chaplain (ft)
  • Hospice chaplain - full-time
  • Spiritual counselor
  • Hospice spiritual care coordinator
  • Chaplain-pdp
  • Spiritual care coordinator- chaplain