Director of Pastoral Care

Christian Health | Rukes Search Group

Job Description

Christian Health awaits the arrival of a new Director of Pastoral Care to replace the current Director who is retiring after eight years in the role. The new Director will have the privilege of leading and managing a growing staff of five full-time chaplains who provide individual and small-group spiritual care and counseling, regular worship services, daily Bible study, monthly communion, and more. The Pastoral Care Department also offers diverse programs throughout the year for area clergy and church professionals and is present in community-at-large.

The Director of Pastoral Care is responsible for leading the Pastoral Care Department with wisdom and discernment, managing the staff and systems of the Pastoral Care Department, sharing pastoral care responsibilities with others on the staff, and providing timely and thorough verbal and written communication to all who intersect with the department.

The ideal candidate for this role will embrace the vision and mission of Christian Health and be characterized by emotional stability, situational awareness, and a cheerful disposition. The Director will be able to articulate a call to faith, to pastoral ministry, and to specialized ministry serving mental health and aging populations. He or she will be an experienced pastor ordained by a denomination within the Reformed tradition with two or more units of Clinical Pastoral Education. He or she will also possess a thorough understanding of, and ability to work within a Reformed theological perspective.

About Christian Health

More than a century ago, fourteen Deacons from congregations in the Reformed tradition vowed to change the delivery of care for people with mental illnesses. Their goal was to offer compassionate, loving care guided by the principles of the Christian faith. From those humble beginnings, Christian Health has grown to be the gold standard among those agencies dedicated to health, healing, and wellness through a full continuum of senior life, mental-health, and short-term rehabilitation services.

Christian Health is energized by a vision to be the hands of Christ through expressions of mercy and love. The mission by which the agency lives into that vision is to foster health, healing, and wellness for people of all ages in a compassionate and loving environment consistent with the Christian principles on which it was founded.

Headquartered on 78 acres in Wyckoff, Bergen County, New Jersey overlooking the Ramapo Mountains, Christian Health has expanded its footprint into two locations in Wayne located in Passaic County, New Jersey. Christian Health is a non-profit organization serving all people regardless of race, sex, or religion.

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Master's Degree

Date Posted
4 months ago
Wyckoff, New Jersey


Church Size
100-200 people