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Chaplain Career Opportunities

All opportunities to apply for employment can be found on the USA JOBS* or at VA Careers.  VA has immediate openings for Roman Catholic Chaplains. 


Additional employment information:

VA has immediate openings for Certified Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Educators:

  • ACPE Certified Educators and Associate Educators are responsible for the development and coordination of accredited Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Programs.
  • VA has ACPE accredited CPE programs at 35 locations.
  • ACPE Certified Educators recruit, screen and evaluate CPE participants and faculty, evaluate and assess the work of the multidisciplinary CPE Professional Advisory Committee, and serve as liaison with ACPE.  
  • In addition, many Certified ACPE Educators provide direct pastoral care to assigned patients.
  • How to Apply On-Line Using VA Careers: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/index.asp . Type in " Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) " in the Keyword(s)Series# box and any other desired criteria. Click on the "search" button.  It will provide a list of VA "Staff Clinical Chaplain (ACPE Certified Educator)" jobs. When you select the desired position, it provides instructions on how to apply on-line.

Federal Applications forms on USA Jobs*/GSA sites:

Where to find Help:
• USA Jobs - https://www.usajobs.gov/*
• Performance Based Interviewing - https://www.va.gov/pbi/
• Twitter:  #WorkAtVA: Follow the hashtag to learn about VA careers

External resources:

  • Religion Online* - More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education
  • Hartford Institute Listing of all Official Denominations* - This listing allows Veterans to research and find information on any of hundreds of religious groups and organizations.
  • Interfaith Calendar* - This listing shows the holidays and observances for all the major religious organizations. It includes definitions for each of the observances listed.

 

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