State of Massachusetts Chaplain II - Jewish in Norfolk, Massachusetts

Provides religious programming and services to inmates in general and closed units; provides religious services weekly; provides pastoral counseling via regularly scheduled office hours and visitation to closed units; conducts pastoral counseling sessions at each assigned facility with inmates and staff to provide spiritual assistance; consults with administrative, security and program staff to identify needs, establish programs and facilitate the provision of the Department's services; monitors and assesses inmate needs to ensure modification to programs are made when necessary; provides religious education programming; integrates religious services with other treatment services where applicable; supervises religious volunteer programs; recruits and screens prospective volunteers to ensure appropriateness pursuant to 103 CMR 485 Volunteers and Volunteer Programs; provides a variety of volunteer programs to ensure that diverse needs of the inmate population are reflected; supervises and monitors volunteer activities for continued appropriateness and adherence to regulations; ensures ongoing program development with religious services; attends 40 hours of approved training; attends quarterly chaplain meetings and regular institution treatment meetings; adheres to 103 CMR 471 Religious Programs and Services; ensures that treatment program planning procedures are followed; establishes approved schedules, calendars, postings informing staff and inmates of programs and services; assists inmates in the development of discharge planning to meet their religious and spiritual needs and utilize the Inmate Management System Reentry screens as needed; assists with maintaining the Faith Based Database and making referrals to faith based organizations in the community.

Applicants must possess and maintain Ecclesiastical Authority.

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.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, 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.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job: *Community and Social Services

Organization: *Department of Correction

Title: Chaplain II - Jewish

Location: Massachusetts-Norfolk - 2 Clark Street

Requisition ID: 1800035F