St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School, PK-5th, is seeking a Part time experienced Chaplin who will conduct chaplain duties such as leading daily worship, teaching religion classes, offering pastoral care, and overseeing community outreach and service learning. The chaplain epitomizes the school’s core values and Episcopal identity, and works alongside the school’s leadership to ensure the implementation of the school’s mission.
Plan, organize, and lead daily chapel services that are developmentally appropriate and reflect the mission and values of the school through Bible readings, liturgy, songs, and other spiritual messages
Model and encourage regular prayer
Plan, organize, and lead All School Chapel services and other special services
Plan for all special services: Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Blessing of the Animals, Maundy Thursday, Flowering of the Cross, Grandparents Day, and Graduation, ect.
Provide pastoral counseling services to students, families, faculty, and staff as needed. Such services may include (but are not limited to) crisis counseling, grief work, and other assistance, and will include working alongside other key personnel such as the School Counselor
Coordinate parent led support systems for community members in times of need
Oversee Schools religion curriculum that reflects the mission, core values, and Episcopal identity, that increases the religious literacy of our students
Assist teachers with developing classroom lessons that correspond with the school’s mission, core values, and Episcopal identity
Teach religion classes
Work with the Inclusivity Committee and Director of Counseling to incorporate multicultural curriculum and activities into the school and the community at large
Attend weekly team meetings and occasional retreats and planning sessions
Prepare Chaplain’s annual budget and operate under the guidelines of that budget
Attend faculty meetings which may include division meetings, as well as full faculty and staff meetings
Participate in student supervision duties: carpool, lunch duty, recess supervision, etc.
Consult in the admissions process
Be an integral part of the broader life of the school
Participate in diocesan affairs as desired or as required by the Diocese of Miami
Meet regularly with the Head of School and the Rector
Ideally should be an ordained Episcopal
Masters or other advanced degree, preferred
Must be committed to the principles of the Episcopal Identity of the school while serving in a diverse community
Outstanding organizational and communication skills
Excellent judgment and analytical and problem solving skills
Should be enthusiastic, motivated and able to work with multiple constituencies, especially elementary age children
Reports to the Head of School and will liaison with the Church Rector
About St. Thomas Eiscopal Parish School
St. Thomas School is a highly-respected elementary school that draws students from Coral Gables, Pinecrest, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne, Kendall, and beyond. Excelling in academics, the performing and visual arts, technology, and enrichment offerings, the program at St. Thomas takes into consideration each child’s emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual development. The 425 students represent Miami’s diversity in ethnicity, race, and religion.