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Camden, NJ Job ID 5936 Job Type Part Time Shift Day Specialty Social Work
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At Cooper University Health Care, our commitment to providing extraordinary health care begins with our team. Our extraordinary professionals are continuously discovering clinical innovations and enhanced access to the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, technologies and research protocols. We have a commitment to our employees by providing competitive rates and compensation, a comprehensive employee benefits programs, attractive working conditions, and the chance to build and explore a career opportunity by offering professional development.

Discover why Cooper University Health Care is the employer of choice in South Jersey.


Short Description

Provide emotional and spiritual support via spiritual/cultural rites and activities elected by

the patients and staff of Cooper Hospital via direct patient contact with pastoral care staff,

departmental volunteers, and clinical pastoral education program students, while

responding to requested referrals to patient/community resources.


Experience Required

Social intelligence, i.e., ability to engage others meaningfully & emotionally.

Personal and spiritual commitment to supporting the welfare of others.

Personal and spiritual commitment to a faith system which is socially relevant.

Functional understanding of, and openness to, various religion-philosophic biases of a large array of individuals.

Sophistication in professional health team work.

Basic comprehension of the disciplines associated with own special area of expertise.


Education Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent required.

B.A or B.S. Degree preferred 


Special Requirements

Graduate Seminary degree Master of Divinity, or specialized training within denominational guidelines (e.g., Eucharistic Minister, ordained deaconate, etc.) preferred.

Active functioning in a congregational leadership position prefferd.

Membership in a nationally recognized professional Chaplaincy certifying group preferred

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With the help of Cooper, I have obtained my Epic Certification as well as my Masters in Business Administration. Cooper has really been supportive and really helpful in helping me to develop professionally and personally they really believe in a strong work-life balance.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We have always strived to create a diverse and inclusive environment that reflects the vibrant community of Camden. But we don’t rest on our reputation. We are constantly asking ourselves how we can be better. From our students to our staff, our patients to our community, we want to be a place where anyone and everyone can feel at home.

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What Inspires Us

Every member of Team Cooper has their own unique story to tell about what inspires them to be with Cooper. Some were kind enough to share them with us.

  • 2022 LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer Award
  • 2023 Forbes America's Best-In-State Employers Award
  • 2023 US News Best Regional Hospitals Award
  • 2023 Procedures and conditions Awards

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