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OrganizationErin Garvey
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJanuary 31, 2020
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$65-75,000
Phone(434) 972-3179


Are you in search of a new career opportunity where you can provide spiritual guidance and make the most of every moment in someone’s life? Where you can unite a community with compassion by providing a complete range of spiritual care? Are you drawn to serving and supporting seniors?
The chaplain’s primary responsibility is to provide for the pastoral care needs of residents in areas involving spiritual health, worship, bereavement, end of life issues, crisis intervention and visitation. As may be appropriate and necessary from time to time, the chaplain will also provide such pastoral care services to resident family members. The chaplain will also be available to provide pastoral support to associates which may include direction to other resources such as the EAP, HR, and/or the associate’s personal clergy.


    • Arranges or provides weekly Vespers.
    • Plans and conducts special worship services, especially surrounding major religious observances.
    • Coordinates, arranges and/or officiates memorial services, celebrations of life, remembrance gatherings at WCBR.
    • Provides pastoral care and visitation to residents in care settings, both on and off campus (e.g., local hospitals).
    • Participates in the Interdisciplinary meetings and assists with transitions to alternative levels of care.
    • Provides input into the preparation of the chaplaincy budget and manages expenses within budget parameters.
    • The position requires frequent daily contact with residents and associates and occasional contact with family members and local area clergy.


    • Master of Divinity or equivalent from an accredited seminary.
    • Must be ordained and in good standing with their respective denomination.
    • A minimum of five years in a pastoral setting with an emphasis and some experience in long-term care, acute care, or hospice care. Experience in a CCRC setting is preferred.
WCBR offers competitive wages, phenomenal, low-cost to associate health and dental insurance, retirement savings with matching plan, education assistance program, as well as many other benefits.
Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge is an accredited, not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community with a mission to provide a lifecare community of vibrant living designed to meet the dynamic needs and opportunities of older adults. The WCBR Foundation, a subsidiary corporation, supports the overarching mission of WCBR by gathering private support for WCBR’s charitable activities.  We need YOU to join us in supporting these important missions.
WCBR is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of every individual and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran statu