Chaplain - Full-time - Days

Posted: 05/26/2024

Join the team at Avera!
Award Winning Health Care:  Avera has been named among the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems, Forbes list of America’s Best-in-State Employers and Level 10 Most Wired Health Care Organization by CHIME.

Culture:  Be part of a multidisciplinary team built on teamwork, with compassion and the goal of Moving Health Forward for you and our patients. Work where you matter.

You Belong at Avera:  Competitive pay, front-loaded PTO and options for free health insurance, various shifts to fit your lifestyle and opportunities for career growth.

Join Avera as a Chaplain and join a mission-driven organization with a great company culture, and team environment.

Position Highlights:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) available on Day 1!
  • Options for Free Health Insurance!
  • Positive Work Environment: Be part of an organization where we practice the mission in our daily operations and demonstrate our pride by delivering excellent care.
  • Job Satisfaction: Each day you will positively impact a patient you serve.

Job Summary

  • The Chaplain is accountable for providing spiritual counsel, guidance and pastoral care for patients, families and/or staff for the Avera Marshall Region.

Education and/or Experience

  • Master’s degree in Theology, Divinity, Pastoral Care or a related field required.
  • Minimum of two units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) required.
  • Knowledge of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care preferred.
  • One or more years of pastoral care within a healthcare organization preferred.
  • One or more years in Hospice ministry preferred.


  • Preferred license/certification/registration:
    • Certification in National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) or
    • Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) or
    • Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)

Work Schedule

  • Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm; 80 hours every 2 weeks


The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

  • $21.50 - $32.50 per hour