CPE and Chaplaincy
The Rev. Julie R. Swaney
Manager & Certified Supervisor, ACPE
Part time CPE Program
1031 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
ACPE Supervisor, Rev. Rod Seeger
2nd Year CPE Opportunities - Community Inclusion for Veterans / Couples and Family Therapy (2 Positions)
Rev. Stacy Kenney
216-791-3800 ext. 3408
Fall/Winter Extended CPE Unit
September 8, 2015 - January 29, 2016
Clinical Pastoral Education at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Diablo Service Area (Walnut Creek, CA):
- Experience-based theological education in a clinical setting
- Kaiser Permanente’s brand is Total Health: Body, Mind, Spirit
- Provide patient care in the following areas: Hospice, Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Maternal Child Health, Oncology, Cardiac and/or Medical/Surgical units.
- KP Diablo has several staff chaplains with whom you interact and from whom you can learn.
- Unit Fee: $500
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Diablo Service Area (Walnut Creek, CA) is a Satellite CPE Center of Stanford Health Care, which is accredited for Level I and Level II and Supervisory CPE by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., One West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur, GA 30033-4635 (p: 404/320-1472; web: www.acpe.edu)
Los Gatos Meadows offers a positive work environment where teamwork, open communication, and professionalism are emphasized. Los Gatos Meadows is owned and operated by Episcopal Senior Communities which has earned a place on the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area list as reported by the San Francisco Business Journals.
The overriding goal of every ESC employee is to provide gracious, exceptional service to residents, visitors, and fellow employees.
The role of chaplain at ESC is based on the recognition that all human beings have spiritual needs, whether such needs are specifically religious or not (e.g. for meaning and purpose; for love; for forgiveness; for creativity; for hope). The chaplains of ESC engage the spiritual needs of residents, enhance the spiritual life of every person in the community, and advocate for spiritual values in community life through explicitly religious channels and spiritual programs; through spiritual programs that are open to those of all faiths or those of none; and through their care, presence, and counsel.
Part Time position: 15-18 hours a week, ideally spread over three days a week.
- Build relationships of trust through visits, presence, counsel and conversations with residents, staff, visitors, and others.
- As part of the Interdisciplinary Team, regularly visit residents in Memory Care, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing in the community and chart activity and observations. Visit residents in outside hospital facilities as appropriate.
- Collaborate with staff in assessing resident needs and proposing and/or delivering appropriate responses or care plans, especially when facing transitions of level of care. (For example, by attending Continuation of Care and/or individual care conferences.)
- As appropriate, counsel residents and their families, as well as staff, especially in response to issues of life transitions, end of life, grief, and loss.
- Work with residents and staff to assist new residents in their transition into community life.
- Lead or provide regular worship services and sacramental rites appropriate to constituencies in all levels of care within the community.
- Lead or provide special services that are inclusive and welcoming to all faiths and denominations. Such as: celebrations, Memorial Services. etc.
- Collaborate with staff to initiate or participate in programs and activities aimed at fostering wellness and spiritual well-being.
- Collaborate and consult regularly with the Executive Director regarding the overall spiritual care program and spiritual health of the community.
- Consult and attend chaplain’s meetings with the Director of Spiritual Care and chaplains of other communities.
- Provide oversight and training for resident volunteers assisting with chapel activities (such as altar guild, ushering, etc.).
- Participate in staff and resident committee meetings, as appropriate.
- Provide oversight and management of chapel funds, as appropriate.
- Master of Divinity (MDiv) or Master of Theological Studies (MTS) or equivalent from an accredited college or university or theological school.
- Ordained in good standing with their denominational judicatory and/or ecclesiastical endorsement for specialized ministry.
- One or more units in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). A CPE residency program is preferred.
- Demonstrated experience working in environments that foster religious diversity and inclusion.
- Ability to provide pastoral care to residents and staff, regardless of religious or spiritual background or belief and to support the whole community as an ongoing, organic system.
- Special skills in non-judgmental listening and providing counsel, guidance in ethical decision making, and mediation and conflict resolution.
- Ability to work collaboratively.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality in accordance with Canonical practice and California-mandated reporting requirements.
- Ability to distinguish between spiritual counseling and psychotherapy, and—in consultation with other staff members—a willingness to make referrals to appropriate professionals.
- Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
- Training in gerontology, geriatric care, and/or the spirituality of aging.
- Experience in a residential/clinical setting.
- Experience with palliative care, hospice, or end of life services.
- Experience leading a congregation.
- Some prior experience with business or in a business environment.
- Required to talk to and listen to residents, families, and staff.
- Sit, stand, bend, lift and carry during working hours, including the ability to sit with residents and family members during counseling.
- Must be able to travel to other locations as needed.
- Must clear FBI/DOJ Livescan, TB and Physical.
A Summer CPE opportunity is being offered through the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base.
This is a one-unit opportunity, supervised by Chaplain Joanne Martindale.
For more information, please contact Chaplain Joanne Martindale, joanne[dot]martindale[at]va[dot]gov.
Interested persons should get in touch with her ASAP.
Applications Accepted NOW; Interviews in April 2015!
The Tenderloin Community Chaplain Resident position is designed to create a bridge between patients served in the hospital and those same individuals living on the streets or in marginal housing in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. This chaplain resident [CPE education student] will specialize their learning in a hospital/community context - half in a clinical setting at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and half in the community centers that support SFMH patient population. The resident will serve 12 hrs (weekly) of Spiritual Care Service at Saint Francis, plus overnight on-calls (5 monthly), plus 18 hrs (weekly) of Spiritual Care Services in the community centers and on the streets in partnership with three organizations (Faithful Fools, the Living Room, and Gubbio Project).
There is a need to more fully locate healthcare spiritual care in the context from which sickness and injury impacts the whole person. The environment itself educates - this particular setting from which indigent patients come and into which indigent patients reside in aftercare informs the chaplain in training, impacting both the healthcare context for spiritual care skill development in our hospital and the indigent life context that befriends patients where they reside.
Candidates for this innovative position are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, by submitting completed CPE application to:
"Street- Saint Francis Project",
Rev. Douglas Lubbers
c/o Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
900 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
A hospital-based Clinical Pastoral Education and Training program (CPET) is being initiated for the San Jose area starting Spring 2015. Good Samaritan Hospital is the Center.
The CPET program is an interfaith model for learning pastoral care and counseling in a clinical setting. The program is offered in a wide variety of settings including skilled nursing homes, hospices, congregations, psychiatric institutions, and correctional facilities, but it is most frequently offered in hospitals. The trainees (chaplain interns) study the patient as “a living human document”, learn counseling and care skills, group dynamics, and the intersection of medicine, psychology and spirituality. In addition to learning skills and theory, the trainees engage in an intensively self-reflective process in which they gain more insight and understanding about themselves, their motivations, and drives bridging to pastoral care and counseling at the “bedside” with patients, family, caregivers, and/or an interdisciplinary team member.
The CPET program is open to qualified lay and ordained professionals, students of theology and ministry from any faith tradition or those without faith affiliation. One unit of CPET consists of 400 hours of training seminars, which include: case study presentations, peer consultations, readings and didactics, individual weekly supervision and journaling, group relations work, direct pastoral care services to patients, families, caregivers, and/or staff, and mid- and final-unit evaluations. The CPET program provides educational opportunities for trainees to explore new areas of learning related to pastoral identity and authority, and the use of the self as a pastoral tool. At the completion of the unit, a certificate is presented to each trainee. The CPET program is also beneficial to any healthcare professional who desires to learn more about the integration of spirituality and healthcare, and who wants to learn to be an engaged listener, provide meaningful and effective interventions, and become a therapeutic presence, especially in stressful and complex situations.
The program is accredited by multiple accrediting agencies.
For more information and an application, contact the Director of Chaplaincy, Robert Bruce Mackay, at 408 559 2232 or chaplainmackay[at]gmail[dot]com.
The Program is now accepting applications and formulating dates and times.
We are eager to let PSR students know that we are actively recruiting for Fall Extended Unit Interns at this time. In addition, we may possibly have 1-2 Year-Long Residency positions still open. All positions require a completed ACPE application.
California Pacific Medical Center Clinical Pastoral Education
2014-15 Academic Year Programs and 2015-16 Year Residency
Full-time Year-Long Residency 2015-16 (54 week academic year)
- August 10, 2015 – August 28, 2016
- Application deadline is January 31, 2015
- Four CPE Unit program
- $500 Tuition for each of the four units = $2,000
- Supervised Clinical hours = 1,200 minimum per year; 300 minimum per unit
- Structured Education hours = 400 minimum per unit year; 100 minimum per unit
- Current Residency stipend = $33,280/year plus basic medical benefits
- Weekly on-call rotations
Fall Extended CPE Unit (21 weeks) August 31, 2015 – January 22, 2016
- Application deadline is May 31, 2015
- $500 Tuition
- Three full days of Orientation (week of August 31, 2015)
- Education time after orientation = 5 hours per week (Tuesday afternoons)
- Clinical hours = 15 per week and can be scheduled evenings and weekends
- Supervised Clinical hours = 300 minimum
- Structured Education hours = 100 minimum
- On-call rotations per Unit = 9
CPE focuses on personal and professional growth and awareness. CPE students are assigned to hospital nursing units and departments where they learn to roles and develop t their skills as chaplains to patients, family, and staff.
Under close, personalized, individual supervision by the ACPE Supervisor and/or Supervisory Education Student (SES), the program provides CPE students with many opportunities to examine their relationships with other disciplines, beliefs, and world views, including:
- Interactions with acutely ill patients
- Interactions with long-term care patients in our sub-acute unit
- Interactions with other CPE students representing diverse theological backgrounds
- Interactions with families and hospital staff
Clinical Group: CPE students meet with supervisors to discuss verbatim reports, case studies, and to hear didactic seminars that explore personal and professional issues that arise in ministry.
Covenant Group: There is no pre-set agenda for this group except the group itself, how students relate to one another and the supervisors, and the issues that they bring.
Program Admission Criteria
- We require completion of a high school program, and give preference to those who have completed a master’s level program related to their faith tradition or pastoral formation.
- We value diversity in the composition of the CPE group with student of different ages, gender identifications, religious denominations and spiritual practices, cultural, social, and familial backgrounds who can work together effectively to reach shared goals.
- We prefer applicants who demonstrate a strong sense of personal and professional identity, have excellent communication skills, and are committed to working on personal dynamics and self-knowledge.
- In the admissions interview, we seek to determine an applicant’s awareness of personal issues and readiness to engage the CPE process.
CPMC is fully accredited to offer Level I, Level II, and Supervisory Education by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc (ACPE) One West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur, GA 30033-4635, (404) 320-1472, www.ACPE.edu
How to Apply
- You may download application form from ACPE website: www.acpe.edu.
- Send Applications with a $30.00 non-refundable application fee to:
Institute for Health & Healing
Department of Spiritual Care - CPE Programs
2300 California Street, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94115
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- Paired with one of the staff night ministers provide spiritual care to people on the streets of San Francisco.
- Paired with a veteran Crisis Line Counselor serve as a San Francisco Night Ministry Crisis Line Counselor.
- Participate in leading Open Cathedral, a worship held outside in an area where homeless people gather.
- Participate in leading a bible study for homeless people in San Francisco
For More Information Contact Rev. Rod Seeger:
Cell Phone: 415-328-8281