If your workplace has or is considering getting a Chaplain Care Team, you may be wondering what its purpose is, or how it works. You may hear the word ‘Chaplain’ and immediately think of a priest or religious advisor, however, this is not always the case. In fact, there are several misconceptions about the role of a Chaplain Care Team in the workplace. So, without further ado, here are some answers to the questions you may have about this special service.
Do I need to be religious to speak to a Chaplain?
No, you do not need to be religious to speak with a Chaplain. In fact, Chaplains are available to support anyone, no matter their religious beliefs, lifestyle choices, or ethnicity. They are there to care for you in the human struggles we all experience.
Will the Chaplain service interfere with part of my work?
No. Chaplains make every effort to touch base briefly with employees in the workplace so as to not interrupt their workflow. They welcome opportunities to speak with you during your breaks, lunch times, and even after-hours offsite if necessary. Your employer has partnered with the Chaplains so that you can have that support and are understandable when the Chaplains walk through your office or facility speaking with you and your co-workers.
Can I contact a Chaplain outside of the workplace?
Yes, you can contact a Chaplain outside of working hours. One of the ways in which you can receive 24/7 support is through the MyChap app, which allows you to text, call, email, or video chat with a member of the Chaplain Care Team.
How will a Chaplain service help me?
The Chaplain Care Team can help you with a number of different things. Whether it be a personal crisis, a stressful situation within or outside of the workplace, or even a mental health concern, the Chaplain services can provide you with emotional support and a listening ear.
Is the Chaplain service confidential?
Yes, everything you share with a Chaplain will remain private and confidential. They will never discuss your personal information and concerns with an employer or anyone else.
What are the Chaplains program like?
The Chaplain Care Team consists of a diverse group of people with decades worth of chaplaincy experience as well as previous experience in workplace settings. This means that they are well-trained to deal with any problems that you may bring to them and will be more likely to understand whatever it is that you want to discuss.
Can I be friends with the Chaplain Care Team?
Of course! While the Chaplaincy Care Team are there to offer professional and specialized support, they can also provide stability, a sense of comfort, or just someone to talk to. Equally, they will never force a relationship or discussion onto you, and it is completely your choice whether you want to take advantage of the services or not.
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All in all, if a Chaplain Care Team is assigned to your workplace, you can expect them to provide 24/7 confidential life support that is completely on your terms. Remember, Chaplains are there to talk to anyone who desires it, regardless of their background or beliefs. If you’d like to learn how this valuable resource will improve your business contact us today at 1-800-775-7657.