State of Massachusetts Chaplain II - Muslim- Shirley in Shirley, Massachusetts

Must possess and maintain ecclesiastical authority. Provide religious programming and services to inmates in both general and closed units; provide weekly religious services; provide pastoral counseling via regularly scheduled office hours and visitation to closed units; monitor and assess inmate 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; assist offenders in the development of discharge planning to meet their religious and spiritual needs and utilize the inmate management system reentry screens as needed; assist with maintaining the Faith Based Database and making referrals to faith based organizations in the community.

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

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 - Muslim- Shirley

Location: Massachusetts-Shirley-Harvard Road

Requisition ID: 180004QM