PT Chaplain - Prison Ministries
Job Details
Son Shine Inn - Seattle, WA
Part Time

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 Chaplain Prison Ministries (Part – Time) , you will work with the Men’s recovery program team to provide Christ-centered care for inmates and their families by mentoring, resource support, transition planning to connect men upon release to Mission emergency and recovery programming. This role will teach/facilitate classes at correctional facilities; recruit volunteers to serve in the institutions, and to provide correspondence.



Monday through Wednesday & Friday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Thursday 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm



  • Assists with developing and implementing resources needed for successful reintegration of inmates into Mission resources and local church communities. This includes, but is not limited to, helping inmates with transportation, employment, housing, discipleship and connection to program intake.
  • Assists with developing and implementing resources needed to support families of incarcerated individuals.
  • Teaches/facilitates classes (Basic Life Skills, Bible studies, chapel services, etc.) at the King County Regional Justice Center and other correctional facilities.
  • Assists in recruiting, supervising, training and encouraging volunteers for their specific assignments.
  • Adheres to all State, County, and Municipal institutional protocols for work in respective facilities.
  • Meet weekly with supervisor and recovery team to discuss status of assigned men and any pertinent program information.
  • Record, report, and maintain required records and statistical information.
  • Perform periodic drug screening of men as requested.
  • 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 leadership example for recovery program men.
  •  Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission accepts and encourages the involvement of volunteers at all levels in the organization. All staff are 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


  • 2 – 3 years of experience with teaching and/or facilitating group classes within the criminal justice system is preferred.
  • Experience in networking, collaboration, and partnership building preferred.
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be able to meet the standards of the Mission driver criteria required, including but not limited to:
  • Clean driving record
  • No current suspensions or revocations
  • At least 21 years of age


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.