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We see ministry at the Chapel as a calling rather than a job—a calling to equip others, giving ministry away so that the diverse gifts of the Chapel family can be leveraged to make disciples. If you want to explore whether God �may be calling you to vocational ministry at the Chapel, we encourage you to review our open positions and submit an application.
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Current Employment Opportunities
Applications are received and employees are hired without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, physical or mental handicap, veteran status, or citizenship status. Williamsburg Community Chapel does reserve the right to employ persons who have a Christian background and a philosophy of ministry and who, in the opinion of the Chapel, live a life that is consistent with our Employee Covenant.
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Worship Buddies Associate
The Worship Buddies Associate provides overall direction and guidance for ministries targeting people of all ages with special needs. He or she develops and executes a comprehensive program of discipleship, service, and training for congregants and guests with disabilities. Specific responsibilities include:
- Developing programming parameters for the Worship Buddies program that are in keeping with the Chapel’s ministry context and that provide opportunities for ministry growth over the next three to five years.
- Recruiting and providing leadership, mentoring, training, and supervision to the Worship Buddies Leadership Team and Worship Buddies
- Providing information and training to staff, leaders, church ministries, peers, and the entire church family to facilitate a better understanding of disabilities and better inclusion in the body of Christ.
- Collaborating with all Chapel staff teams to ensure successful transitions for people with disabilities from one stage of life to another.
- Maintaining familiarity with the major ministry areas of the Chapel, being knowledgeable about programming and capacity for working with individuals with special needs.
- Developing an inclusion action plan, in conjunction with the Worship Buddies Leadership Team and/or Worship Buddies Coordinators, for each individual with disabilities that will allow him/her to be more fully involved in the body of Christ.
- On-going review and updating of all inclusion action plans in conjunction with the Worship Buddies Leadership Team and/or Worship Buddies Coordinators.
- Developing a system to create the resources needed for individual behavioral plans (visual schedules, cue cards, communication boards, etc.)
- Developing relationships with individuals and families with special needs, overseeing communication to the individual, parents, volunteers, and Chapel staff.
- Researching, organizing, and maintaining a database of resources, articles, and agencies and organizations that provide additional care, communicating the existence of this database to those who may benefit from it.
- Collaborating with local churches and organizations that support individuals and families with special needs.
- Serving as the initial point of contact for individuals and families with special needs that are in crisis, coordinating with the Pastoral Care team as needed.
- Overseeing the weekly development and adaptation of lessons/sermon notes for children, youth, and adults with special needs.
- Evaluating special needs programming and integration on an ongoing basis.
- Upholding the Chapel’s Governing and Squaring the Church documents.
- Living a life that is consistent with the Chapel’s employee covenant.
- Serving in other duties as assigned.
The qualified candidate will profess and live a life that reflects a personal faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to the mission of the Williamsburg Community Chapel. He or she should have a passion for preparing, challenging, and inspiring all people to a life of Christian discipleship.
This position is more administrative than hands-on, and thus requires strong administrative skills such as planning, organizing, promoting, implementing, and leading. The successful candidate will possess a growing understanding of a wide range of disabilities and of techniques for working with children and adults with disabilities. The successful candidate will have proven experience leading, training, and developing volunteers in a large church environment. Demonstrated success in developing and executing special needs programming is required. Knowledge of and experience in behavioral strategies (including de-escalation techniques as well as safe, certified hands-on interventions) is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. The successful candidate must have the ability to faithfully and creatively communicate the Gospel in an age and ability-appropriate manner to large or small groups. The qualified candidate will have experience relating to and counseling both believing and non-believing children, teens, and adults with special needs as well as their families. The successful candidate will possess an understanding of the needs of children, teens, and adults with disabilities and their families in today’s culture. A Bachelor’s Degree and three or more years of vocational experience in a ministry environment or commensurate experience are required.
The successful candidate will possess a moderate to high level of computer literacy, particularly in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel. He or she will have the ability to quickly learn and manage job-specific database and event management systems.
This is a full-time position averaging 32 hours per week, Sunday, Tuesday-Friday, with occasional evening events. Benefits include group health insurance and dental and vision insurance with an employer contribution; employer provided life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance; vacation, inclement weather leave, volunteer leave, and paid holidays; and a 403b plan with employer match. To apply for this position, please click the "Submit an Online Application" button.