Chaplain Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO)
We have a full-time opening for a Chaplain Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO).
Must be able to work at least 5 shifts per week.
- Must have 1 or more years experience.
- Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Be authorized to work in the United States.
- Must have reliable transportation.
- Background check required.
- Valid Driver’s License
- Minimum Age
- 18+ years old
Chaplain Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Program
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story
2600 Tarawa Court, Norfolk, VA 23518
CREDO is a Secretary of the Navy Flagship program which has a 44 year history of proactively delivering specialized pastoral/spiritual care to address issues affecting readiness and resilience. The facilitation of professional pastoral care services required by this Performance Work Statement (PWS) is similar to Department of the Navy and other Department of Defense clergy support services with the exception that the focus of effort is on facilitation, testing, and evaluation of CREDO programs. The CREDO facilitator support services and related manpower are needed to expand the access to CREDO pastoral care programs which sustain the Fleet, enable the War Fighter, and support their Families.
* The contractor shall be responsible for ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, and completion of the retreats, workshops, assessments, and reports in support of the CREDO program
* The contractor shall be a credentialed subject matter expert with the knowledge, skills and abilities of seminary-trained professional clergy, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Two years of professional experience leading groups in a pastoral care or nurturing, supportive context is a minimum requirement. That level of expertise is critical to creating safe emotional space for CREDO participants (many suffer from varying degrees of operational stress, post-traumatic stress, battle fatigue, and other forms of visible and invisible wounds) in varied CREDO program formats: a retreat in a weekend setting away from base in civilian clothes, or a workshop on base.
* The contractor shall assist CNRMA Religious Programs Office as a professional facilitator and provide support services to the CREDO staff for command administrative consulting support to meet its mission of strengthening Fleet, Fighter, and Family. This effort includes:
o Identifying and defining additional capabilities and initiatives that can be delivered by CREDO under the four Chaplain Corps professional capabilities: Facilitate, Provide, Care, and Advise.
o Making appropriate referrals to a chaplain or other helping professionals within the Navy system when trauma and traumatic loss needs arise, especially with wounded, ill and injured service members, and their families.
o Using the Navy Chaplain Ministry Support Tool (NCMST) to capture measures of performance and measures of effectiveness regarding the impact of CREDO programs in order for Echelon I, II, III and IV commands and other stakeholders to have ready access to professional business processes, data and trend analysis.
o Promoting knowledge sharing between other caring professions within the Navy system through collaborative ventures that increase professional cross-pollination in prevention and intervention pastoral care services for Sailors and their families.
* Contractor shall maintain professional certifications, credentials and ethical standards required in the field of pastoral care, counseling, and/or social work; and immediately report moral breaches to the Government Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) and/or the Regional Chaplain.
* Contractor shall comply with station and government policies and regulations regarding identification badges, parking, professional decorum, and Information Technology Information Assurance.
* Masters of Divinity degree or a Master's Degree or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 60 units in a related field that is accredited by Association of Theological Schools.
* Must have completed a minimum of one (1) unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent clinical training experience; or successfully completed clinical program(s) accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP), or the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.
* Equivalent Training: 100 hours of supervised ministry in a formal education program that incorporated both ministry formation and pastoral care skills development or extensive clinical supervision in practicing listening, attending and caring skills in the context of individual and/or group work.
Hours of Operations
* 40 hours total per week