corporate director of spiritual care bereavement resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Multicultural and self-motivated University Instructor with 13 years of professional teaching experience in ethics and 20 years of practicing practical theology in health care and developing and mentoring Spiritual Caregivers. Experienced in pastoral ministry leadership that developed and mentored 40 Chaplains currently serving in various positions in the healthcare industry.

Objective: To utilize my teaching and practical theology skills in a university sharing the same values as I uphold.

  • Staff Scheduling
  • Administrative Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Inter-faith and Non-Denominational Spiritual Care
  • Team Building
  • Spiritual and Pastoral Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Group Bereavement and Spiritual Support
  • Spiritual Marketing
  • Human Resource Oversight
  • Lecturing
  • Grading
  • Student Assessment
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to Identify Student's Weak Areas
  • Ability to handle negative students in Class
  • Word Processing
08/2018 to 02/2023
Corporate Director of Spiritual Care, Bereavement Lemoyne College Syracuse, NY,
  • Developed programs to meet the religious and spiritual needs of patients, their families, and healthcare staff.
  • Revamped the bereavement policies and workflows in preparation for the digitalization of capturing information on Devero Electronic Medical Records.
  • Developed and facilitated professional development educational programs for the Bereavement, Volunteer, and Spiritual departments.
  • Coordinated and facilitated with the interdisciplinary team the creation of educational materials for new employees and team members.
  • Assisted leadership at local sites with performance evaluation of Spiritual Coordinators.
  • Teamed with local site leadership and Recruitment department to hire competent Spiritual, Bereavement, and Volunteer Coordinators.
  • Provided emotional support, spiritual counsel, and comfort to grieving employees and leadership.
  • partnered with the Education department to provide orientation to new employees.
  • Developed and operationalized strategic plans for leadership.
  • Applied research methods to understand the desired culture of the organization.
  • Applied business methods to develop the direction of the organization.
  • Collaborated with strategic leadership in designing departmental policies to reduce infraction of government laws.
08/2007 to 12/2019
Adjunct Instructor Corecivic Jackson, TN,
  • Used various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Created lesson plans and developed instructional materials covering required topics and learning objectives.
  • Documented student assignments, attendance, and test scores in online reporting systems.
  • Maintained a schedule of office hours to assist students and offer educational support.
  • Sourced appropriate course materials to support various student learning needs and styles and delivered content in relevant, distinctive ways.
  • Distributed and posted course syllabi and answered student questions regarding standards, material, grading, and progression at the beginning of the quarter.
  • Collaborated with faculty and academic administrators to discuss and implement curriculum changes.
  • Developed quizzes, exams, and assignments to measure student progress and comprehension.
  • Provided student feedback regarding areas in need of improvement and provided additional learning resources.
03/2007 to 12/2011
Chaplain Ascension (System Office) Signal Mountain, TN,
  • Recorded patient information with the First Hospice database accurately and timely.
  • Provided pastoral assistance and support to both patients and loved ones during crises.
  • Maintained availability to answer pages for emergency pastoral care during assigned shifts.
  • Utilized understanding of crisis intervention and stress management to support others in emergencies.
  • Supervised office and managed all records and files for the chaplain.
  • Facilitated and participated in prayer services while honoring the religious preferences of patients, loved ones, and staff within the hospital.
  • Handled emotionally disturbing situations.
  • Referred patients and associates to local clergy and pastoral ministries.
  • Delivered high level of spiritual guidance, emotional support and practical assistance to residents, loved ones and employee teams.
  • Gathered information and prepared materials for use in daily devotions, prayer meetings and Bible studies.
01/2012 to Jul2018
Director of Spiritual Care Charter Health Care Group City, STATE,
  • determined in partnership with the Human Resources department the personnel needs for the Spiritual department.
  • Assisted Executive Directors with interviewing and hiring Spiritual Coordinators.
  • Assisted the Director of Bereavement with developing programs for grieving families after the death of their loved ones.
  • Teamed with Human Resources in developing and implementing Employee Assisted Programs for emotionally struggling employees.
  • developed orientation materials for Spiritual Counselors.
  • developed training programs for new Spiritual Counselors.
  • Provided crisis management counseling to sites faced with trauma.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2007 to to
Master of Arts: Medical Ethics And Clinical Ethics
Loma Linda University - Loma Linda,
  • Research Project: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and Human Rights
Expected in 07/2007 to to
Ph.D.: Social Policy And Social Research
Loma Linda University - Loma Linda, CA,
  • Business Ethics, Social Responsibility and AIDS in Workplaces in Zimbabwe
Expected in 06/2006 to to
Master of Arts: Clinical Ministry
Loma Linda University - Loma Linda,
  • Research: Pastoral Ministry Model: The Perspective of 1st Generation of Black African SDA Members in the SECC Inland Empire.
  • Board Certified Chaplain- 2014
  • Certified Pastoral Counselor- 2010

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  • Loma Linda University
  • Loma Linda University
  • Loma Linda University

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