The Parish Volunteer Screening Committee will develop a ministry role description for every ministry position within their parish. It is imperative to describe each ministry position and define its inherent risk and the measures that will be taken in order to address these risks.
Below is a list of ten items, which must be covered in a Ministry Position Description.
States what the position is about
- Mandatory Activities/Responsibilities
Lists what this position requires the volunteer to do and how and when they are required to perform these responsibilities
- Skills, Experience and Qualifications
Lists the knowledge and ability the volunteer should have in order to carry out the responsibilities
- Personal Traits and Qualities
Lists what the volunteer should be like in order to be able to carry out the responsibilities
- Orientation and Training
Lists what is needed to prepare you for this ministry in this parish community
- Participant Group
Outlines who the volunteer will serve and with whom they will minister
- Support, Supervision, and Evaluation
Outlines who will support the volunteer in this ministry position
- Length of Ministry Appointment
States how long the volunteer is required to serve in this ministry position
- Benefits and Working Conditions
Lists the advantages the volunteer will receive and the situation of the position
- Screening Measures
Lists the steps that will be used to determine if this is the right ministry position for this volunteer and how the volunteer will be supported and monitored
Finally, include a place for the Ministry Coordinator (if one exists), the Parish Volunteer Screening Committee and the Pastor's approval. Date the Ministry Position Description.