POSITION TITLE: CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION RESIDENT
DEPARTMENT: Pastoral Care
SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Manager of CPE
PURPOSE OF POSITION: To learn the art and skill of pastoral care as a Clinical Pastoral Education student and to provide pastoral care as a Chaplain Resident member of the Pastoral Care Department
???Participate in all elements of the CPE Program The Chaplain Resident will prepare for, attend and participate in individual and group supervision for all aspects of the CPE program including individual supervision sessions; verbatim sessions; Interpersonal Relations Group Sessions; Didactic sessions; and other curriculum items on the syllabus for the individual CPE unit. The CPE Resident will meet with her/his Mentor as required. The CPE Resident will participate in evaluation of each unit of CPE and will also participate in Program Evaluation meetings.
???Provide Direct Pastoral Care The CPE Resident will be assigned a mentor for the year and to one in-patient unit or to an area of specialization (second year resident) where he/she will be responsible to visit patients and families, make spiritual assessments, and work together with the interdisciplinary team in providing spiritual support and interventions. Pastoral Care will be noted in the patients' charts. The CPE Resident will learn to provide pastoral support to staff members. The CPE Resident will provide call coverage as required.
???Develop a Written Contract for Learning The CPE Resident will write learning goals consistent with the Outcomes of Level I or Level II CPE as stated in the Standards of ACPE; the CPE Resident will define his/her learning goals based on feedback from CPE Educators and peers and emerging self-awareness. The CPE Resident will address these goals in individual and group supervision with CPE Educators at Cincinnati Children's and with mentor.
Qualifications - Internal
???Completion of 1 unit of CPE in ACPE accredited program OR 4 units for 2nd year residents
???Completion of at least 2 years of graduate theological education-M.Div., MAHL, or equivalent degree for the applicant's faith tradition;
???Completion of a graduate degree in theology.
???Some chaplaincy experience in 2nd Year CPE Residency specialization if applicable
???Self-Awareness Accurately identifying one's strengths and weaknesses; using this knowledge to identify necessary resources
???Interpersonal Skills: Able to relate well interpersonally and able to receive feedback about areas for improvement.
???Social Perceptiveness: In the process of learning to accurately decipher the underlying motives, feelings, needs, and intentions of others and predicting their behavior; correctly interpreting social cues
???Emotional Resilience: Learning to remain composed and calm when faced with setbacks, disappointments, rejection, crises, stress or pressure; readily putting aside concerns to get the job done; taking a problem solving rather than an emotional approach when faced with a difficult situation; being even-tempered and non-defensive
???Pastoral identity/skills: Addresses each of the Level I and selected Level II CPE Outcomes in the course of the year; Learning about each of the Common Standards for Professional Chaplaincy; Learning to do responsible self-care; Reference from someone in the Resident's faith group supporting the applicant's potential to participate in Clinical Pastoral Education.
???Sense of call: Articulates motivation to become a pastoral care provider in the area of specialization (if applicable); Able to distinguish pastoral care from pastoral counseling and from serving as a leader in a congregation.
???Stamina Possess physical, mental, and emotional stamina sufficient to remain alert for a 12-hour or 24-hour shift
???Excellent academic skills: Expresses self well in writing; Continues education by reading relevant material
???Feedback: Presents clinical work for feedback to peers and CPE Educators; Defines goals for professional education; Learning to consider feedback non-defensively; Learning to incorporate feedback resulting in behavior change
At Cincinnati Children’s, we come to work with one goal: to make children’s health better. We believe in a team approach, both in caring for patients and their families, and in advancing science and discovery. We strive to do better, and find energy and inspiration in our shared purpose. If you want to be the best you can be, you can do it at Cincinnati Children’s.