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State of Massachusetts Chaplain II - Nation of Islam in Milford, Massachusetts

Duties: This position requires travel to facilities located in the Northern and Southern Sectors. Applicants must possess and maintain ecclesiastical authority as Nation of Islam. * *Also, applicants must have at least one unit of clinical pastoral education or equivalent specialized training. Chaplain will provide religious programming and services to offenders in both general population and closed units; provide weekly religious services; provide pastoral counseling via regularly scheduled office hours and visitation to closed units; monitor and assess offender needs to ensure modification to programs are made when necessary; consult with and advise professional staff on religious/spiritual needs; provide religious education programming; integrate religious services with other treatment services where applicable; supervise religious volunteer programs; recruit and screen prospective volunteers (to include volunteers for any faith requested by an offender); ensure that 103 CMR 485 is adhered to; provide a variety of volunteer programs to ensure that diverse needs of the inmate population are reflected; supervise and monitor volunteer activities for continued appropriateness and adherence to regulations; ensure ongoing program development with religious services; attend 40 hours of approved training per year; attend quarterly chaplain meetings and regular institutional treatment meetings; adhere to 103 CMR 471 Religious Programs and Services; establish approved schedules, calendars and postings for informing staff and inmates of programs and services; that treatment program planning procedures are followed. Assist offenders in the development of discharge planning to meet their religious and spiritual needs and utilize the reentry screens in the Inmate Management System (IMS) as needed; assist with maintaining the Faith Based Database and making referrals to faith-based organizations in the community. Comment: This is a Civil Service position. Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement. Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents. The DOC urges bi-lingual applicants to apply. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. * * Applicants must have an ordination or other recognition as a religious leader/teacher based on the requirements of the population serviced and the specific requirements of the religion concerned. Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid Motor Vehicle Driver’s License at a Class level specific to assignment. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Community and Social Services* *Organization: Department of Correction *Title: *Chaplain II - Nation of Islam Location: Massachusetts-Milford-50 Maple Street Requisition ID: 22000BBK