OLA Pastoral Care Minister
Greenfield, WI 
Posted 19 days ago
Job Description
Job Title: OLA Pastoral Care Minister

POSTED DATE: 9/29/2021

LOCATION: Greenfield, WI

DEPARTMENT: Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Minister is responsible for providing for the spiritual needs of the Sisters at Our
Lady of the Angels, Inc., a co-sponsored ministry committed to serve our community members living
with memory loss by providing quality, specialized, person-centered care in a compassionate and
enriching environment.

1. Develops goals and objectives for person-centered pastoral care in a compassionate and
enriching environment (mission of OLA).
2. Follows policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors.
3. Collaborates with the Administrator, staff and volunteers to ensure a positive work environment
as related to the spiritual needs of the residents.
4. Maintains a high level of confidentiality generally expected of someone in a ministerial role.
5. Visits new residents as soon as possible after admission.
6. Visits residents who are hospitalized and residents admitted to a rehab setting. If unavailable,
coordinate other volunteers to do so.
7. Listens to residents with empathy and gives spiritual counsel as needed.
8. Assists residents in adjusting to diminishment and other aspects of aging and illness.
9. Assists residents in their life journey with a compassionate presence.
10. Arranges for opportunities to celebrate the Sacraments of Anointing and Reconciliation with a
priest on a periodic basis as well as in times of health crisis.
11. Works with the OLA Office Coordinator to make arrangements for the reception of the
Eucharist by scheduling priests for the celebration of Mass and scheduling volunteers to lead
Communion Services. This includes overseeing the payment of priests for their ministry as
well as the recruitment of volunteers who have the skills and ability to reflect upon scripture
and lead residents in prayer. The Pastoral Care Minister participates in preparing and leading
communion services.
12. Arranges for the services of a musician for liturgy when possible.
13. Oversees the selection of liturgical music for Mass and Communion Services through the
efforts of qualified volunteers.
14. Maintains sacristy, all supplies and the chapel dcor. This includes host and wine, blessed oil,
linens, and microphone system.
15. Creates and leads short periods of reflection, discussion and prayer pertaining to the liturgical
year and celebrations specific to residents' religious congregations.
16. Supports and facilitates as needed residents' involvement in opportunities to communally
reflect upon Sunday Scriptures, and to pray the rosary and morning Office.
17. Offers short periods of reflection/retreat according to the needs/abilities of the residents.
18. Prepares and leads a wake or memorial service at OLA when a sister dies.
19. Oversees and guides the volunteers who serve in a ministry role at OLA, i.e., Sacristans and
Communion Leaders.
20. Supports and encourages resident involvement in liturgy according to their interests and
abilities. This includes support and supervision of residents who serve as accompanists for
liturgies. Supports and supervises residents who serve as lectors for liturgies.
21. Attends professional programs to keep informed on the latest pastoral care developments.
22. Develops a budget for Pastoral Care at OLA in conjunction with the Administrator.
23. Must have the knowledge and compassion to deliver spiritual guidance that is appropriate for
each individual.

Candidate will be in good standing with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains or
will have a work history working as a Spiritual Director with familiarity of liturgical
services preferred
5+ years of experience in Pastoral Care
2+ years of experience in meeting the needs of elders. This may include: memory loss, the
sick, the terminally ill and dying.
Must hold a valid Wisconsin Driver's License and car insurance

Must possess attentive listening skills and have a compassionate, kind-hearted disposition
Knowledge of Microsoft word, excel and outlook.
Ability to submit monthly payments for Pastoral Care
Ability to recruit and train volunteers
Ability to maintain a network of Community contacts, organizations and volunteers to
ensure members have access to helpful resources.

JOB TYPE: Full-time/Exempt/40 Hours Per Week
BENEFIT ELIGIBLE: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Short-term Disability & Long-term
Disability Benefits, Life Insurance, 403B Retirement Benefits, Generous Paid-Time-Off Benefits &
Holiday Pay
If you are interested in this position please complete an application.
If you have any questions contact:
Lindsey Van Beck, Human Resources
Phone Number: 414-975-0007
Email: lvanbeck@ssndcp.org


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5+ years
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