Recovery Program Chaplain
Job Details
Hope Place - Seattle, WA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Nonprofit - Social Services

Are you looking for a way to use your gift to help others? Do you have a heart to come alongside others who are trying to improve their lives? Do you want to work for a company that has made it on the Best Christian Workplaces 2 years in a row? If so, we want to talk with you!


As a Recovery Program Chaplain, you will support the Ministry of the Women and Children’s Recovery program (WCM) at Hope Place. They will be providing high-quality spiritual leadership for guests and staff through bible studies, weekly chapel, and spiritual direction.




  • Provide pastoral care for all guests and staff at Hope Place.
  • Conduct pastoral and crisis counseling when needed and recommend an appropriate plan of action for any guest you meet with.
  • Become an expert in the chosen addiction recovery curriculum.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of these essential job duties, we can only consider females for this position.
  • Meet weekly with supervisor and recovery team to discuss the status of any pertinent program information.
  • Maintain caseload and meet with guests one-on-one to help them walk through their spiritual journey.
  • Record, report, and maintain required records and statistical information including input into work therapy schedules and the recovery program.
  • Facilitate Genesis support groups and bible instruction.
  • Lead daily prayer time.
  • Lead weekly devotions for guests and staff.
  • Conduct interviews with new program guests to gauge their spiritual journey.
  • Maintain a positive, pleasant, professional Christian attitude. Work with other staff to forge and model transparent and supportive Christian relationships, which will serve as a leading example for recovery program women.
  • Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission accepts and encourages the involvement of volunteers at all levels in the organization. All staff is encouraged to assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles in which volunteers might serve in the organization. All employees are expected to interact positively and cooperatively with our volunteers.
  • Attend and participate in all Mission, Division, and Department meetings and training, as required.
  • Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.


Qualifications & Experience


  • Prior pastoral experience is required.
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver's License and being able to meet the standards of the Mission driver criteria is required, including but not limited to:
    • Clean driving record
    • No current suspensions or revocations
    • At least 21 years of age
  • Work experience in rescue missions or with homeless issues is highly preferred.
  • Four-year degree in Theology or Masters's in Divinity preferred.


Work Environment


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods in a temperature-controlled environment. requires frequent use of computers, keyboarding, and talking on the telephone. Occasionally will stand, balance, twist, bend, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms. In addition, she regularly lifts up to 20 pounds and walks using stairways to climb multiple floors within the facility. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.




This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and drug screen.


COVID – 19 Protocol


Per King County, we require that everyone wear and mask while at any Mission facility (unless eating or drinking), practice social distancing, and temperature checks are required before entering any facility.

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, Seattle Union Gospel Mission employees at the following locations: KentHope, Hope Place, and Dental must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or be approved for a medical or religious exemption before being allowed to work.