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Multi-Faith Group for Healthcare Chaplaincy

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HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINCY OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS - A MAP OF THE STANDARDS
KEY PURPOSE KEY ROLES   UNITS OF COMPETENCE ELEMENTS

Enable individuals and groups in a health care setting to respond to spiritual and emotional need, and to the experiences of life and death, illness and injury, in the context of a faith or belief system

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A Identify and assess needs for chaplaincy provision A1 Identify and assess needs for Chaplaincy provision A1.1 Gather information about communal and organisational needs
A1.2 Gather information about individual pastoral, spiritual and religious needs
A1.3 Assess and prioritise needs
A2 Develop and implement a service strategy A2.1 Define and agree strategy for the chaplaincy service
A2.2 Implement, monitor and review the chaplaincy strategy
B Manage and develop a chaplaincy service B1 Manage and develop a chaplaincy service B1.1 Contribute to the effective working of the chaplaincy team
B1.2 Contribute to the effective working of the health care community
B1.3 Enable office representatives of religious organisations or voluntary agencies and other professional colleagues to contribute to the care of individuals
B1.4 Publicise the chaplaincy service
B1.5 Provide professional support through supervision of chaplaincy team members
B2 Manage resources of the chaplaincy service B2.1 Identify and seek adequate financial resources and deploy within budgetary constraints
B2.2 Provide, maintain and effectively utilise material resources
B2.3 identify and seek adequate human resources and agree their deployment as available
C Provide opportunities for worship and religious expression C1 Meet personal religious and worship needs C1.1 Ensure appropriate environment and facilities for personal worship
C1.2 Support the individual in prayer and worship
C1.3 Maintain and develop a personal spiritual discipline appropriate to one's own religious tradition
C2 Meet communal religious and worship needs C2.1 Ensure appropriate environment and facilities for communal worship
C2.2 Provide opportunities for communal worship
D Provide pastoral care, counselling and therapy D1 Respond to pastoral and spiritual needs D1.1 Ensure an appropriate environment for pastoral and spiritual care
D1.2 Cooperate with other caring groups and individual for the benefit of the person in need
D1.3 Establish and maintain a trusting and supportive relationship with individuals using the chaplaincy service
D1.4 Enable the individual's experience to be understood in terms of faith or belief
D1.5 Support the individual in problems solving and decision making
D1.6 Respect the integrity, autonomy and religious belief of the individual
D1.7 Provide advocacy
D1.8 Support individuals in episodes of psychological and emotional distress
D2 Provide formal counselling D2.1 Establish and evaluate contact with clients
D2.2 Provide counselling
D2.3 Evaluate counselling within supervision
D2.4 Operate an agreed action, referral and completion policy
D3 Provide therapy D3.1 Establish and evaluate contact with clients
D3.2 Provide therapy
D3.3 Evaluate therapy within supervision
D3.4 Operate an agreed action, referral and completion policy
E Provide informed resouce on ethical, theological and pastoral matters E1 Provide an ethical, theolgical and pastoral resource E1.1 Identify and explore ethical, theological and pastoral issues within the local health care setting
E1.2 Contribute to formal and organisational discussion about ethical, theological and pastoral issues
E1.3 Support individuals and groups in facing the ethical and theological implications of their situation
E1.4 Provide an ethical and theological resource on health care issues for the wider community
E2 Initiate and contribute to training and development E2.1 Identify the learning needs of self and others
E2.2 Design learning programmes which meet learning needs
E2.3 Provide learning opportunities to enable indiviuals and groups to achieve objectives
E2.4 Evaluate learning outcomes
E2.5 Collect and assess evidence of indivual competence
E2.6 Engage in reflective practice
E3 Initiate and Contribute to Research E3.1 Identify and critically explore research themes and questions
E3.2 Develop research proposals, projects and programmes of research
E3.3 Collaborate and take a lead in research projects
E3.4 Disseminate research findings and good practice

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