Workplace Chaplains Services, LLC is pleased to offer you and your household a unique and comprehensive Chaplains Assistance Program (CAP) that will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This service is voluntary on your part and available to all employees, and is independent of the company operations. Information that you share with your chaplain will not be shared with management.
Our chaplains are proficient and discerning professionals who have experience working with individuals in the corporate environment. What makes them unique is their compassion, as they have the heart and desire to help others.
The chaplains provide compassionate care and a non-judgmental listening ear to support you when needed. The chaplains will only talk about spiritual issues when an employee or household member brings up the topic. To those who request it, a chaplain is a spiritual confidant. To those who don’t, the chaplain is similar to a life coach, able to walk through the ups and downs of life with employees and their households. Any and all personal information shared with the chaplains is kept confidential.
The services offered through Workplace Chaplains Services, LLC. Chaplain Assistance Program includes:
- 24/7/365 Availability: A chaplain is available on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for crisis intervention and emergency situations. For emergencies, our commitment is to have a chaplain respond by phone within 24 hours or less.
- Chaplain Services: For all employees and their household members, chaplains provide individual, confidential conversations to discuss a variety of issues, including, but not limited to: marriage, divorce, remarriage, serious illness, death, grief recovery, child-rearing, and care of aging parents. Other conversation topics might be the effects of illnesses, drug and alcohol dependency, anxiety, financial and budgeting matters, mental health issues, spousal or child abuse, work/life balance, and stress management.
- On-Site Appointments: Chaplains will regularly visit the contracted company’s facility in order to build trust and engage in brief, nonintrusive discussions. Additionally, chaplains will meet with employees during breaks or lunch, as well as before or after an employee’s workday. Extended on-site visits during the regular workday will require a supervisor’s prior approval.
- Off-Site Appointments: Based on an employee’s request, a chaplain will coordinate a neutral place and time for a meeting to discuss an issue or concern. At an employee’s invitation, chaplains can make hospital, nursing home, funeral home, and/or other neutral site visits.
- Referral Services: While most chaplains are not professionally trained psychologists, our chaplains can provide referral services and act as coordinators for specialized assistance to employees and/or their household members with special needs. Chaplains will refer to other professional services as requested, and connect employees or their household members to needed community services (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Grief Share, Divorce Care, etc.).
- Special Events: Chaplains are able to provide public prayer or inspirational remarks for ceremonies or special events as requested (e.g., at a time of crisis or tragedy, Memorial Day, company anniversary, company picnic). Chaplains can also provide critical-incident debriefing and ministry following accidents or incidents of violence that affect multiple employees.
- Incarceration Services: When visitation is requested, chaplains are able to make jail visits to employees and/or their household members who are locally incarcerated, provide emotional support, assist the family during times of separation, and recommend community services available to individuals being released from prison.
- End-of-Life Services: At the request of an employee or a member of their household, a chaplain may serve as a part of a hospice care team. In addition, chaplains are able to serve on a death-notification team. Some chaplains are available to help plan or conduct funerals and/or conduct on-site memorial services for employees or their immediate family members living with them. Chaplains are also available to provide follow-up support to the family during their grieving period.
What Are the Benefits of Having a Chaplaincy Program and What Role Do Chaplains Play in the Workforce?
|Cleric Services||Weddings, funerals, hospital visits,|
|Safe Person||Advisor or confidant|
|Early Warning Notification/Indicator||Employee personal issues|
|Referral System||Alcohol, drug, suicide, financial, marriage, etc.|
|Relationship Builder||Employee/employee & employee/management|
|Religious/spiritual resource||Biblical perspectives, prayer, bible study, etc.(ONLY BY REQUEST!)|
As members of the New York State Chaplain Task Force, We can recommend a chaplain of a specific faith group by request.
It’s Not About Religion
Because chaplaincy and spirituality often go hand-in-hand, there are some common misperceptions and fears about Chaplaincy Assistance Programs. But there’s no need to be afraid. Chaplaincy is not about pushing religion in the workplace; rather, it’s about personal care for people regardless of their beliefs or backgrounds.
This is not to say corporate chaplains don’t talk about faith. Indeed, if an employee initiates and invites a conversation about faith, a chaplain will engage. But if that invitation has not been made, a chaplain simply operates as a life coach, listening, encouraging, advising on practical matters, and helping the employee or their family member deal with life’s pressures in a healthy way.
Corporate chaplains follow the Guidelines on Religious Exercise and Religious Expression in the Federal Workplace. In 60 years of corporate chaplaincy, with over 6,000 (and growing) corporate chaplains nationwide, there has never been a court case contesting this institution.