Role of the Pastoral Care Team Coordinator
The Pastoral Care Team Coordinator's primary responsibility are t:
- To keep the minister informed of members of the congregation who need help and what the Team is doing to help them.
- To support the Team.
The Pastoral Care Team Coordinator meets with the minister fairly regularly about what the Team is doing and to communicate back to the Team about who needs to be seen and how we might be of help.
The Coordinator also keeps track of which Team member is working with which member of the congregation and is available for any Team member who is ill or having personal problems. The Coordinator tries to assess the comfort level of Team member in their pastoral care work so that they are not overwhelmed. The Coordinator and the co-coordinators do backup for any difficulty a Team member encounters.
In addition, along with the co-coordinators, the Coordinator helps plan the budget, write a column in our biweekly newsletter oversee making brochures or other publicity, and keep the Team meeting. Together we do the recruiting and plan the training for the new team.
The co- coordinators are instrumental in supporting the Coordinator, not only in running the Team on a day to day basis and covering when the Coordinator is unavailable, but also in planning new initiatives developed for the Team.