To qualify for the Intermediate Level you must meet the following credentials, experience and training level.
1. At least two years experience field related
2. Level 2 Basic Chaplain Training taught by OCA or its equivalent such as ICPC Sr level or CPE 3 and 4 units*
3. Actively seeking to complete the following:
§ Crisis Intervention - level II
§ Conflict Management - level II
§ Unexpected Death Notification - level II
4. All applicants must be a licensed ministers or have one of the following
· A Christian Workers license from their local assembly
· Be designated as a chaplain from their local assembly
· If you are not the pastor of your local assembly, then you must have a signed Pastor's permission form
"Introduction to Community Chaplaincy II"
The following areas are covered in level II
· Theory of Pastoral Care
· Articulates a theory of pastoral care that is integrated with a theory of pastoral practice.
· Incorporates a working knowledge of ethics appropriate to the pastoral context.
· Articulates a conceptual understanding of group dynamics and organizational behavior.
· Identity and Conduct
§ Functions pastorally in a manner that respects the physical, emotional, and spiritual boundaries of others.
§ Articulates ways in which one's feelings, attitudes, values, and assumptions affect one's pastoral care.
§ Advocates for the person in her/his care.
§ Attends to his/her own physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
§ Establishes, deepens, and ends pastoral relationships with sensitivity, openness, and respect.
§ Provides pastoral care that respects diversity and differences including, but not limited to culture, gender, sexual orientation, and spiritual/religious practices.
§ Triages and manages crises in the practice of pastoral care.
§ Provides pastoral care to persons suffering loss and grief.
§ Provides religious resources appropriate to the care of clients and their families.
§ Develops and facilitates public worship/spiritual practices appropriate to diverse settings and needs.
§ Facilitates pastoral reflection in the practice of pastoral care.
· Promotes the integration of Pastoral Spiritual Care into the life and practices of the institution in which it resides.
· Supports, promotes, and encourages ethical decision making and practices.
· Documents one's provision of pastoral care effectively and thoroughly in appropriate records.
· Fosters a collaborative relationship with community clergy and faith group leaders.