Job Title / Job Description
Director of Pastoral Care and Patient Advocay
Oversight of an Interfaith Spiritual Care Department and direct pastoral care for a 273 medical and psychiatric inpatient and a number of hospital campus programs which includes a homeless shelter, and substance abuse treatment programs.
Supervision of Field Study Students from area Graduate Schools and Volunteers (lay and ordained)
Preaching and Designing and Leading worship and memorial services.
What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?
Human Rights Officer
What new technology will be important?
Computer programing to help with Medical, psycho-social assessment and documentation.
What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?
Masters of Divinity (1979) Andover Newton Theological School
Bachelor of Arts (1974) University of Massachusetts, Boston
Continuing Education: Field Education Supervision, United Church of Christ Polity (Harvard Divinity School) Other on-going education in areas of Heath Care, Ministry, Medical/Professional Ethics, Geriatrics, Social Work, Psychology, Management and Government
Volunteer work (during and after Graduate School) for Social Work Education Program at a major hospital.
pursuing professional license- Licensed Certified Social Work including On-going profession continuing education to develop new skills/knowledge and met bi-annual requirements for re-certification.
Leadership/Team Building: working well with all types of people and facilitate cooperation. skills in developing a supportive working environment for co-workers.
Counseling/Clinical:Being an empathic leader providing counseling and crisis intervention.
Skills in assessing needs for medical, psychological, spiritual intervention.
Program Development: experience in development and implementation of community programs. Development of educational programs and staff and patient educational materials and networking systems
What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?
B.A. in Social Work, Education, or Public/Human Service field
Some Divinity Schools offer dual degrees- Master of Divinity/Master in Social Work
When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?
Yes, I always had an interest in ministry that began in childhood.