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  • Full-time


The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.


Arizona State Hospital

Job Location:

Address:  501 N. 24th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008

Posting Details:

Salary: $20.56373 

Grade: 17

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

The Chaplain will serve as a consultant on spiritual matters to the treatment teams, prepare and deliver worship services, complete spiritual needs assessments, and provide pastoral care/counseling for patients and their family as appropriate. The Chaplain will also be available for consulting with visiting clergy, help direct the work of religious volunteers, act as liaison between hospital and religious community, and assists in finding resources to address spiritual needs of all faiths.

Job Duties:

− Pastoral care with patients individually and in groups.
− Designing and conducting Worship Services
− Spiritual needs assessments, staff meetings, and assistance in finding resources and volunteers to address the
− spiritual needs of patients.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

− Familiar with mental illness and its relations to an individual's faith and spirituality.
− The intentional striving to meet individuals where they are in life.
− Provide Church teaching and practices.
− Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
− Conducting Worship Services, rosary groups/individual, meditation group/individual discussion groups and individual conversations, and spiritual needs assessments.
− Audio-Visual, writing reports, and interacting with hospital staff.
− Self-discipline must be demonstrated in keeping abreast in the field of Pastoral Care and mental illness.
− Good judgment, strong speaking skills, and good listening skills.
− Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

− Two years of experience working in the mental health field and/or a ministerial experience as a pastor, deacon, nun, rabbi, priest, or other clergy practitioner.
− Education in the areas of Master of Divinity, Religion, Theology, or Pastoral Studies is preferred.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Must be an ordained individual with documented education (Bachelor of Divinity, Religion, Theology or Pastoral Studies), experience and credentials.

- Driver's License

- Must possess a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issues pursuant to A.R.S.41-1758.07 or must apply for a level one fingerprint clearance card within seven working days after beginning employment.

Driving is required for State Business.
- Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.