CADRE Senior Chaplain
Job Details
Men's Shelter - Seattle, WA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$44,630.00 - $49,092.50 Salary/year
Nonprofit - Social Services

This position supports the Missions Men's Recovery Programs by leading the Christian Advanced Discipleship and Recovery Education (CADRE) programs and the Transitional Living residents at the Men's Shelter location. This will include: pastoral care and counseling to program participants, discipleship and spiritual formation, jobs readiness, certification and professional development through internship placement and management.



Essential Job Duties

  1. Create and teach a 4 quarter Biblical Studies curriculum to men in the CADRE program, intentionally creating an atmosphere of spiritual growth and accountability.
  2. Work collaboratively with Mission supervisors and Department heads to place and monitor CADRE interns.
  3. Work with Assistant Director of the Men's Shelter to inform/educate and recruit current program residents for the CADRE program to ensure 80% or greater enrollment at all times.
  4. Supervise CADRE Chaplain and ensure all CADRE year two program and curriculum are in alignment with Mission/Department objectives and goals.
  5. Create robust partnership with Christian Universities to expand higher education opportunities for CADRE men and internship opportunities for interns at the Mission.
  6. Meet weekly with the assigned men for a minimum of one hour. Conduct pastoral and crisis counseling when needed and recommend appropriate plan of action.
  7. Develop and manage intern work certification process that includes training, in partnership with local industry, NGOs, community colleges, and labor unions.
  8. In collaboration with other Mission departments, create, implement and maintain inter-organizational internship opportunities which meet both Program Ministries objectives and the Mission departments people resource needs.
  9. Ensure program residents are meeting their assigned goals as it pertains to their program, and that they are adhering to program policies.
  10. Become an expert in the chosen addiction recovery curriculum.
  11. Develop and maintain professional-quality case management files for assigned men as outlined in the program guidelines.
  12. Meet weekly with supervisor and recovery team to discuss status of assigned men and any pertinent program information.
  13. Record, report, and maintain required records and statistical information including input into work therapy schedules and recovery program.
  14. Maintain an atmosphere in the dormitories that will be most conducive to safety, dignity, and cleanliness
  15. Conduct periodic random breathalyzers and UAs.
  16. Conduct periodic room inspections.
    1. Due to the sensitive nature of these essential job duties, we are only able to consider males for this role.
  17. Conduct intake interviews with prospective residents for the program.
  18. Lead in establishing and maintaining good communication and relationships, including communicating program plans and details in a timely and effective manner, with interns, supervisors, case managers, co-workers and other Mission departments.
  19. Use independent judgment regarding program resident discipline, including barring and exiting based on Mission guidelines and management policies.
  20. Maintain a positive, pleasant, professional Christian attitude.
  21. Work with other Mission staff to forge and model transparent and supportive Christian relationships, which will serve as a leadership example to students.
  22. Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and training, as required.
  23. Use Clarity to document weekly one on ones, progress notes, treatment plans, bed assignments, exit notes and any other pertinent guest information.
  24. Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. The successful candidate will be a spiritually mature Christian with an active church/prayer life demonstrating a strong desire to serve the Mission by ministering to those whom it serves.
  2. Must agree with Seattle Union Gospel Missions Statement of Faith, Mission and Vision Statements and have a personal ethos and work ethic that reflects the Missions Core Values.
  3. Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, analytical, interpersonal, strategic thinking, critical thinking, and problem solving skills required.
  5. Ability to develop and navigate effective strategic plans and partnerships with church, educational, and community leaders.
  6. High level of proficiency in creating and navigating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations using the Microsoft Office Suite specifically Word, Power Point, and Excel.
  7. Ability to successfully manage multiple responsibilities at one time required.
  8. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regards to sensitive information required.
  9. Maintain strong knowledge of MRP addiction recovery curriculum
  10. Knowledge and understanding of case management standards and practices required.
  11. Seattle's Union Gospel Mission accepts and encourages the involvement of volunteers at all levels in the organization. All Mission employees are expected to assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles in which volunteers might serve in the organization, and to interact positively and cooperatively with our volunteers.
  12. Ability to successfully pass pre-employment drug and criminal background screenings.
  13. Possess a valid Washington State Drivers License and be able to meet the standards of the Mission driver criteria required, including but not limited to:
    1. Clean driving record
    2. No current suspensions or revocations
    3. At least 21 years of age



Physical Requirements

  1. Ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; bend, stoop or reach.
  2. Regularly lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds.
  3. Talk on telephone and use computer extensively.
  4. Ability to wear a mask for the duration of the shift.


Education: Four-year degree in related field required. Degree in Theology or Masters in Divinity preferred.


Experience: 10 years prior experience in local church pastoral care (and/or) education context highly preferred. Demonstrated ability to lead others towards maturity in Christ through teaching, preaching, discipleship and pastoral care required. Experience in an addiction recovery/recue ministry context highly preferred.


Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.


Mission Statement

To bring the love of Jesus and hope for a new life to our homeless neighbors.


Vision Statement

To see every homeless neighbor beloved, redeemed, restored.


Core Values

  • Sacred Relationships
  • Passionate urgency
  • Strategic effectiveness
  • Courageous Belief
  • Innovative and scrappy