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Last Updated on April 12, 2019

Posting 4/12/19


Posting 3/29/19

PeaceHealth is hiring a Certified Pastoral Educator!

PeaceHealth is looking for a talented Certified Pastoral Educator to conduct Clinical Pastoral Education under the accreditation of the ACPE. This is an exciting opportunity that works in collaboration with Mission Service leaders to promote and integrate the mission and formation of programs locally.

The ideal candidate will be able to develop curriculums, recruit students, supervise students’ clinical experience, provide educational opportunities, and evaluate students. The incumbent will also be able to actively engage and participate with the regional and national ACPE to maintain program accreditation and educator certification status.

 About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


  1. Develops an education program that emphasizes student-centered learning and mutual respect.
  2. Conducts admissions interviews and communicates admission decisions.
  3. Designs and implements curriculum for student-centered learning.
  4. Provides coaching and supervision of students; assigns, reviews, and comments on students’ written materials in a timely manner.
  5. Evaluate the students’ personal and professional functioning, writes evaluative reports in accordance with ACPE standards, and completes ACPE registration forms for students who complete their program.
  6. In consultation with the chair, facilitates and attends meetings of Pastoral Care and Education Advisory Committee to inform members of the educational activities and receive advice about maintaining standards of excellence in the CPE program
  7. Maintains ACPE standards for accreditation of Clinical Pastoral Education program.
  8. Collaborates with the institution’s Manager of Spiritual Care or other designated administrator to provide pastoral care coverage and participate in other spiritual care programs as assigned.
  9. Ensures education provided is within the context of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic health care and the Mission and Values of PeaceHealth and Pastoral and Spiritual Care Services.

Interested? Please visit and search Req Id # 171341.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and community please visit our homepage:

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Posting 03/29/19


Posting 3/29/19

Opportunity – Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health Fellowship Program with Spiritual Health Emory Healthcare

Spiritual Health at Emory Healthcare is pleased to announce a two (2) year Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health (CCSH) Fellowship program beginning in September 2019. CCSH is a research-based method to alleviate distress in patients and families and to mitigate burnout in healthcare professionals. CCSH Fellows will engage in a developing program to become registered interventionists in CCSH while working toward professional goals in spiritual health disciplines (e.g., Board Certification with APC, and strategic partners). CCSH Fellows will be expected to work approximately 35 hours/week in clinical service in a designated treatment area, and will receive approximately 5 hours/week in training in CCSH and consultation toward spiritual health vocational goals.  While the application for this fellowship requires 4 units of CPE, this is a post CPE fellowship where no units of CPE are granted. This unique opportunity allows for specialization in the expanding professional field of Spiritual Health. The goal of this new program is to offer successful participants the opportunity to become registered as CCSH interventionists.  

For more information, visit 

Posting 3/29/19

Manager Clinical Pastoral Education  
Hours per week: 40+
Status (Benefits): Full-Time
Work Schedule: Primarily Day Shift M-F Additional Times / Days as needed 
Location: 530 NE Glen Oak Ave, Peoria, IL, United States
Job ID Number: OSF005920

Serve within a Catholic healthcare system which has a proud heritage based on its Mission, Vision and Values. Led by the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis, this medical center is a strong, learning-based organization characterized by its close connection with local academic centers as well as a world class simulation center. 

The Clinical Pastoral Education Manager, hereafter referred to as the CPE Manager, provides primary management of OSF Residents for CPE, CPE students and programs in compliance with current ACPE Standards. This manager will work collaboratively with other leaders within OSF HealthCare and in the greater community to educate, guide and direct the CPE program.

The position is to be served by a skilled, qualified leader with vision and talents who will build upon the solid foundations of a recently established program. OSF seeks to retain a qualified, innovative, enthusiastic candidate who works well with others to bring high quality CPE education to our students for the betterment of our patients, their families, students, and staff.

A Master’s degree from an accredited institution is required.  
Certification/ACPE Educator in good standing. 
2 years of experience with leading and coordinating prayer.
Understanding and demonstrated active support of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

Experience (preferred minimum of two years) with successful completion of projects as assigned. 
Competencies in basic word processing, design and document production as well as willingness to learn new technologies, especially programs that enhance the educational experience.
Job seekers will be afforded equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, veteran status or disability status.

Posting 3/29/19

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling March 22, 2019

Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) invites applications and nominations for an opening in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The program is committed to the formation of students as self-reflective, social-justice oriented, multiculturally competent and spiritually integrated practitioners. Core faculty work collaboratively with colleagues in other CTS counseling and theological programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will be a full-time, 3-year term with the possibility of renewal, with faculty rank at the Assistant level. The faculty workload consists of teaching the equivalent of 3/2 courses per year and may include counseling supervision/field experience courses. The successful candidate will likely assume the role of Program Director of the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program after the first year and take the lead in the faculty’s collaborative preparation for the program’s CACREP accreditation.


The successful candidate will

  • Have an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education & Supervision from a CACREP-accredited doctoral program (ABDs in their last semester considered).
  • Possess a secondary theology degree (e.g., MDiv, DMin or MA) and be prepared to teach students enrolled in counseling courses from other CTS degree programs.
  • Provide evidence of a strong commitment to the integration of theological reflection and social justice principles with the healing wisdom found in counseling, psychology, and the social sciences.
  • Contribute a specialization in addictions counseling.
  • Possess skills necessary for administering a counseling program, conducting ongoing program evaluation and for leading a program accreditation process. Prior accreditation experience is a plus.
  • Be a licensed or license-eligible mental health counselor and be able to provide counselor supervision.
  • Demonstrate success in having taught graduate level courses.
  • Show a record of, or promise for, scholarly activity and service to a graduate theological educational institution.

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, CTS is a theologically progressive, ecumenical seminary with historic and ongoing ties to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). A strong endowment, committed Board of Trustees, visionary academic administration, and talented faculty position CTS well in continuing its mission of forming “disciples of Jesus Christ for church and community leadership to serve God's transforming of the world.”

For more information, visit the CTS website at and the program page at

Applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references to Della Stanley-Green, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, at Review of applications will begin in April and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to complete applications received by April 30, 2019. Ideally, an appointment will be made in time for the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Posting 3/20/19


Posting 3/15/19

Call: (920) 926-4889

Posting 3/15/19

Posting 3/15/19

New Orleans based, Ochsner Health System is seeking a Chaplain to join the team. 

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters.  Come make a difference at Ochsner Health System and discover your future today! 

The Chaplain assumes responsibility for offering pastoral care to patients, families, staff and visitors in assigned areas. Offers support at the time of death and assists in decisions near the end of life.  

Job Duties
Provides presence, comfort and spiritual support to patients, families, and visitors.
Provides pastoral care to staff.
Ministers to families and staff during crisis and death.
Maintains collegial ministry relationships.
Adapts behavior to the specific patient population

Required - Master of Divinity degree

Required - Minimum of four units of Clinical Pastoral Education, ordination or commission to function in ministry/pastoral care and endorsed or in good standing with faith group.

Work Experience
Required - Experience offering pastoral support in an interfaith and culturally diverse environment.

Required - Board certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) or the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) within two years of being hired into the position

Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Posting 3/15/19

Dover / Milford Delaware 

At Bayhealth, our Chaplain is responsible for the spiritual and bereavement care of patients, families & staff and oversee the day to day operations of the program to enhance the quality of care and service to the community in coordination with the Volunteer Services program.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or equivalent from an accredited institute of Ministry and two (2) units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) sponsored by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) required. Three (3) years of healthcare experience in pastoral care and a Ministerial license or eligible for license in the State of Delaware required. Must also be endorsed for institutional ministry by a recognized ecclesiastical authority.

To apply online: 

Posting 3/15/19

Director of the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Residency Program

Memorial Hermann Health System

Houston, Texas

Memorial Hermann (MH) invites qualified applicants to apply for a CPE director position. The successful applicant will be responsible for supervising two other ACPE Certified Educators and leading a CPE program that currently includes 11 fulltime residents at two different hospitals, an extended CPE program, and a summer CPE internship. The director collaborates with and serves as a resource for professional chaplains in contributing to the wellbeing of patients, families, and healthcare professionals by providing care that engages their spiritual, emotional, and relational resources. The MH CPE Director reports directly to the MH Vice President for Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care. Memorial Hermann Health System, a national leader in quality and service, includes 14+ hospitals and over 250 outpatient facilities in the greater Houston area.


  1. Master of Divinity degree or equivalent academic credit as determined by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). Master of Theology or Doctorate preferred beyond Master of Divinity.
  2. Five or more years of experience in managing education and chaplaincy services.
  3. Completion of minimum one-year residency in an ACPE program. Prefer two-year residency.
  4. Endorsement by a recognized faith group for chaplaincy.
  5. ACPE Certified Educator.
  6. Theological competency, expertise in the practice and teaching of the art and science of chaplaincy care, and developed skills for working with the behavioral sciences.
  7. Ability to serve in a multi-faith setting.
  8. Demonstrates skills in management/leadership/educational functioning.
  9. Demonstrates commitment to Memorial Hermann values, mission, and behavioral expectations in all interactions and in performing all job duties.
  10. Performs duties in a manner to promote quality patient care and customer service.

Interested candidates may apply at:

Posting 3/8/19

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking a compassionate and quality-focused individual to join our leadership team as our Supervisor, Clinical Pastoral Education. 

Job Responsibilities
A crucial role within the Pastoral Services Department, our Supervisor, CPE will collaborate with leadership to assist in the administration an delivery of the Clinical Pastoral Education Program including maintaining compliance with national educational standards.  This individual will provide supervision and instruction to Clinical Pastoral Education students and work closely with the Director of Pastoral Services and the Manager of CPE to develop and evaluate CPE curriculum that provides high quality educational opportunities for students and excellent pastoral care for patients, families, and staff.

As a staff member focused on outreach, this individual will work with the Manager of CPE to develop and maintain relationships with the religious community outside of the hospital including maintaining healthy relationships with his/her denomination, national and regional CPE bodies, and any other professional credentialing associations required for continuing endorsement and standing.     

As a department leader, this individual will assist with recruiting, hiring, and supervising CPE residents and students, as well as attracting members to the Pastoral Advisory Committee as needed. 
Master’s Degree of Divinity or Equivalent (accepted by ACPE) required
2 years of clinical experience as a Chaplain
Certification by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education as Associate Supervisor required
Board Certified by APC or eligible
Why Hershey Medical Center?
The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Pastoral Services Department offers a richness and depth of experience in ministry and the opportunity to learn from peers in other professions as each seeks to discover the unique perspective of their own disciplines.  The atmosphere encourages learning from reflecting on the ministry with patients, and provides a unique opportunity to work with patients who have been pushed to the limits of their abilities to cope and are in need of support during difficult times.  

Penn State Health is a growing health system that offers a competitive salary, a collaborative and innovative environment, as well as an exceptional benefits program that includes strong paid time off to promote healthy life – work balance.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is motivated by a commitment to serve others through education.

Why Central PA?
We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region.  We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz.  For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting.  For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC.   Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country’s most famous cities - New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.


Posting 3/8/19

Chaplain Educator

Morristown Medical Center, a member of the prestigious Atlantic Health System, is seeking a Full-time Chaplain Educator. Required hours are 8am- 4pm.


  • Recruit, interview, select, supervise and evaluate CPE students, interns and residents.
  • Develop and educate curriculum for Clinical Pastoral Education and participate in CPE at local and national levels of ACPE.
  • Design and coordinate orientation, educational curriculum, didactics and educational events for CPE students.
  • Maintain records, reports, policies and educational resources needed for the operation of the CPE program.
  • Maintain pastoral and prophetic presence through visibility, availability, dialog, prayers etc to the
  • MMC patients, staff and families. Oversee day to day operations of the Spiritual Care Department.


  • Must be an ACPE certified Educator, able to multitask and have strong interpersonal skills.


  • Must be an ACPE Certified Educator

Apply here

Atlantic Health System has created a Trusted Network of Caring™, delivering the right care, at the right quality, at the right time, at the right place and at the right cost. We aim to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 11th year in a row to Fortune’s “Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For” list. We believe you’ll find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families and our employees.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Posting 3/1/19

Posting 2/26/2019

Posting 2/8/19

Posting 2/1/19

Job Opportunity

Facility: Littleton Adventist Hospital       

Location: Littleton, CO

Department: Clinical Pastoral Education

Job Type: Full Time

Shift: Days

Important Note: Nicotine is part of our pre-employment drug screen

Job Summary

The Clinical Pastoral Educator is responsible to conduct the Littleton Adventist Hospital (LAH) program of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) consistent with standards of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). He/She will be integrated into a clinical assignment to ensure expertise and support to clinical staff and various Chaplain processes. He/She develops curriculum, supervises students' clinical work, pastoral development and professional preparation for healthcare ministry while evaluating the work, learning process and education opportunities of students. the CPE Educator is responsible for seeking and maintain ACPE accreditation for the program and providing overall pastoral leadership for spiritual care practice in collaboration with the LAH Director of Mission and Ministry.



  • Master of Divinity or other appropriate graduate degree from an accredited theological institution.


  • Ordination/endorsement for ministry in good standing within one's own ecclesial body. Certification as a full supervisor in good standing with ACPE

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities

  • Must be familiar with ministry within a Adventist setting, have knowledge of Ethical and Religious Guidelines for Adventist healthcare and desire to serve within this ministry context.
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with clinical staff and have an acute understanding of Chaplain procedures in the clinical setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has Experience in leading a CPE program and in completing accreditation process in a timely way.

Contact Information:

Casey Leno, MDiv
Director of Mission, Ministry
and Community Health Integration
Littleton Adventist Hospital 
7700 S. Broadway Rd.
Littleton, CO 80122
Office: 303-730-5866 
Posting 01/25/19

Posting 12/21/18



Urban CPE Consortium: Located in Chicago, Illinois, the mission of Urban CPE Consortium (UCPE) is to form persons able to identify root causes of injustice and to facilitate the healing of spiritual, social and systemic wounds. 
Our Core Values are expressed in professing to those we work with the effective importance of living a life committed to seeking Justice (right relationships), Community, Compassion, and Well-Being.

 The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the not for profit organization and is responsible for administering the affairs of the organization in partnership with the Board of Directors. The primary work of the organization is to provide supervised clinical pastoral experience and training to individuals under the standards of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE).

To accomplish the primary work of the organization the Executive Director:

  • Collaborates with member agencies to develop and maintain training sites for the students of UCPE
  • Maintains an open and inclusive relationship with the Board of Directors of UCPE and partners with the Board to plan for the development of UCPE
  • Maintains operations and fiscal accountability of UCPE at the highest industry standards
  • Seeks sources of revenue for UCPE in addition to tuition and fees, including fundraising events and grant applications
  • Recruits and supervises clinical pastoral education students
  • Maintains the accreditation of the UCPE by the ACPE
  • Designs creative programming aligned to mission
  • Collaborates with ACPE and its community of practices

Requirements for the position:

  • Management and administrative experience, minimum of five years
  • Experience as a clinical pastoral educator at all levels of training and certification by the ACPE, Inc.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to responding to the challenges of urban community life and social justice issues
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a board of directors and organizational committees
  • Highly developed communication skills along with a commitment to provide spiritual and emotional care to others
  • Competent in the use of technology to achieve organizational goals including potential for on-line learning programs
  • Understanding of effective fundraising programs and grant writing/grant reporting
  • Understanding of accounting principles, personnel requirements, and contract administration.

The position is a salaried, full-time position and provides health insurance, vacation, and assistance in obtaining continuing professional education.

 Please e-mail a cover letter, references, and resumé to Janet MacLean at

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