3 New Job Profiles

Internal Use only 

HR Advisory Notice 23

Date: 

Subject:  Three (two?) New Job Profiles 

Distribution:  SIL Area HR leaders – Forward  to all HR staff and Unit leaders and Unit HR teams

Alliance Representatives – Forward to Organisation and your team members

Cc: HeRMiTs where appropriate, please forward to your teams 

Background:

With the “Be Healthy Initiative” as part of SIL’s Action Plan, there is a need to define three new roles in SIL as job profiles. Areas are encouraged to look at existing staff roles to see if any of them need to be moved to these new job profiles. Doing this will enable these staff to be connected to others working in the same area of interest. 

Advice:

There are three new job profiles that can be used to establish new roles (positions in SIL). All three profiles are in the Care and Wellbeing discipline.  (Links take you to the details.) 

  1. Spiritual Director/ Accompanier
  2. Spiritual Care Facilitation
  3. X TBD

There are three other job profiles that are in the same grouping (family or roles). 

  1. Chaplain
  2. Prayer Coordinator
  3. To be found 

Actions requested of HR or SIL leaders:

Area HR leaders are asked to do two things:

  1. Notify Units of the availability of these new job profiles
  2. Look at existing staff in similar roles to see if their position should be re-assigned to one of these new job profiles. 

If you need assistance in re-assigning positions to these roles please contact…….

Job Family GroupHuman Resources
Job FamilyCare and Wellbeing
Job Profile Spiritual Director/ Accompanier
Job DescriptionSpiritual direction is different than pastoral counseling or therapy. There is a place for both of those, but spiritual direction is neither of these. If a person needs therapy or counseling they should get it and then pursue the growing edge of spiritual direction.Spiritual direction involves walking with another person in an intentional relationship. While a  spiritual director shares their own experience in a limited way, the focus is on listening to and the reflecting back to the directee what is heard and observed. The Spiritual director focuses on helping that person pay attention to where God is present and what He is doing in their life. They also use their informed knowledge of historic approaches to spiritual growth.This often includes spiritual practices such as journaling, sacred imagination, lectio divina (or sacred reading), and contemplative prayer. The person shares their experience of the spiritual journey with the director who responds to their stories and themes with counsel, questions and in many instances, a ministry of presence, of just being with them.Spiritual direction can be offered on a weekly, monthly or every so often basis. It often stretches into years and grows deeper as the relationship grows deeper.A good spiritual director is a guide who offers you advice through a faithful observance of spiritual formation activities (disciplines). They will help you, through reflection on the current events of your life, and through praying with you, to become more present to your own relationship with God and to the subtle ways in which He may be nudging you. They might help you discern which spiritual practices or methods of prayers are most helpful for you.
Qualifications & ExperienceCertified Spiritual Directors may be ordained clergy, lay religious, or very active religious persons who specialize. Many pastoral counselors and general counselors have received advanced training in order to add this to their existing practices.It is common for Spiritual Directors to take particular course work and receive a certificate from a recognized institution. This requires one to be in spiritual direction him or herself in order to understand what it is like and to offer that experiential base to others.
Spiritual Directors are often affiliated with religious organizations or are housed by them in their buildings with a kind of adjunct status. They are often paid directly by their clients.Spiritual Directors can be clergy or laypersons, and either male or female. The qualities that will ensure their ability to fulfill their role are a mature and well-informed faith and prayer life of their own, and the ability to listen to, encourage, and challenge their spiritual charge to a greater awareness of God’s action and call in their life.
Maintain an exemplary standard of ethics and conduct that reflects Biblical principles *  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA): • Experienced in the dynamics of interpersonal conflict • Trained in dealing with conflict Biblically • Field experience highly desired. • Healthy, positive view of organization (administration; membership; goals). • Vision, aptitude, and a heart for people. • Effective and engaging interpersonal skills essential.

Job Family GroupHuman Resources
Job FamilyCare and Wellbeing
Job Profile Spiritual Care Facilitator
Job DescriptionThe Spiritual Care Enabler, is focused on generating and maintaining community (organisational) resources, rather than being focused on the individual (see Spiritual Director role). However this does NOT exclude individual interactions. 
Positively impacts the SIL community by promoting spiritual, relational, and emotional vitality through proactive and reactive activities. • May use assessment tools for identification of needs.• Develops entity resources to respond to need • Consults with administration and membership on needs, policies, options, and resources • Facilitates dialogue and resolution of conflict • Available for problem-solving • Networks with a Community of Practice and the Global HR team, and other member care providers. • Helps peers develop community self-care strategies effective in building personal hardiness and resilience, understanding common reactions to trauma and how to assist fellow staff in dealing with those reactions • Helps the community support peer support, identify and cope with transitional issues.  

Maintain an exemplary standard of ethics and conduct that reflects Biblical principles *  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA): • Experienced in the dynamics of interpersonal conflict • Trained in dealing with conflict Biblically • Field experience highly desired. • Healthy, positive view of organization (administration; membership; goals). • Vision, aptitude, and a heart for people. • Effective and engaging interpersonal skills essential.
Qualifications & Experience


Job Family GroupHuman Resources
Job FamilyCare and Wellbeing
Job Profile To Be Determined 
Job Description
Qualifications & Experience

Existing Job Profiles 

Job Family GroupHuman Resources
Job FamilyCare and Wellbeing
Job ProfileChaplain
JOB RESPONSIBILITIESStimulates spiritual growth in staff via worship services, sermons, and other talks. Develops vital interpersonal relationships that lead to staff growth. Leads Bible studies and organizes retreats. Offers pastoral counseling. Offers peer debriefing. Assists staff in maintaining accountability. The person in this position will: Offer pastoral counseling, lead Bible studies, Master of Divinity Ordained/commissioned minister in a recognized faith tradition following training/education, Specialized chaplaincy training, either clinical or pastoral. 
Qualifications &  ExperienceOrdained minister. Experience in informal counseling and pastoring. Formal certification/verification of training is required if the primary responsibility of this job is formal/official counseling…in which case, the standard job of Counselor should be used. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing training suggested. Contact SIL International Director for Personnel Services for more information.

Job Family GroupHuman Resources
Job FamilyCare and Wellbeing
Job Profile Prayer and Intercession Facilitator 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
– Identifies, recruits and encourages prayer teams.- Gathers and disseminates prayer requests.- Reports on updates and answers to prayers.- Relates appropriately to other established prayer groups/partners.- Coordinates with other prayer facilitators.- Organizes special concerts of prayer.- Promotes prayer programs.
Qualifications & ExperienceKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA):- Grounded in Scripture.- Personal life experience in trusting and walking with God.- Expectant of God’s grace and mercy in all situations.- Physical Abilities: While performing the duties of this job, the staff person is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk and/or hear. The staff person frequently is required to walk and sit. The staff person is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The staff person must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff person encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Family GroupHuman Resources
Job FamilyCare and Wellbeing
Job Profile To be identified
Job Description
Qualifications & Experience