Workforce Chaplain

Position: Workforce Chaplain

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Human Resources

Shift: 8am -5pm (and rotating call)

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all of our patients and families that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.      


We are searching for a Workforce Chaplain – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide pastoral care, spiritual counseling, and guidance to the Texas Children's staff and sponsoring organizations. These include consultation, training, development of programs, employee assessments and referrals, the establishment of community linkages, case monitoring, and follow-up.


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Responsibilities :

  • Evaluate employee needs for spiritual guidance and counseling. Initiate or recommend programs to meet those needs
  • Provide spiritual services in a variety of settings throughout the organization. Arrange for group counseling, prayer meetings, and discussions
  • Support the emotional wellness of employees through routine engagement and referral basis. Provide counsel or guidance. Will travel to other locations
  • Provide referral service and act as a liaison for specialized assistance to employees and/or immediate family members with specific needs
  • Administer or arrange for the sacraments and perform religious rites
  • Provide the full continuum of crisis intervention, stress management, and grief counseling services
  • Respond to requests for critical incident/crisis intervention services within 30 minutes of notification and follow protocol for identifying appropriateness, assessing need, and gathering information
  • Collaborate with members of the healthcare team to identify and resolve problems. May act as a liaison between employee, family, EAP, and hospital healthcare team during periods of crisis
  • Perform crisis intervention and follow-up in response to traumatic incidents as needed. Coordinate team response when applicable
  • Create and promote healing and wholeness programs including Critical Incident Response Team activities and support the specialized ministry of healthcare chaplaincy in every setting
  • Develop links and maintain working knowledge and relationship with community resources for referral and collateral assistance.
  • Support the work of Texas Children’s in the greater community. Represent Hospital at interfaith meetings, and community events
  • Advocate for client and organizational needs with the provider when appropriate. Act as a liaison between employees, supervisory personnel, and referral sources
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with service providers’/community referral sources that provide affordable high-quality services to EAP clients in the spirit of cooperative assistance and continuity of care.
  • Always protect client confidentiality, assuring that no identifying or other confidential information be overheard or read by others


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption


  • Master’s of Divinity degree or canonically acceptable equivalent through the Board Certified Chaplain Eligibility and Verification with Certification of 4 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) units through internship/residency with ACPE institutions required
  • Licenses/Certifications: Board Certified Chaplain (APC - Association of Professional Chaplain, NACC - National Association of Catholic Chaplains, NAJC - Neshama Association of Jewish Chaplains, CASC/ACSS - Canadian Association for Spiritual Care/Association Canadienne de Soins Spirituals, AAPC - American Association of Pastoral Counselors required
  • Ordination with a faith group required
  • 2+ yrs of hospital chaplain experience and/or 5+ years of community experience highly preferred

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