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Caring Connection Team Lead

Title:  St. Luke’s Caring Connection Team – Team Leader

Purpose:
A small group within St. Luke’s that serves and supports our church community on an as-needed basis by:

Responsible to:  Church Staff Liaison and the St. Luke’s Community

Description of Duties:
Help and/or support is provided on an as-needed basis as the staff learns of individual or family needs within the St. Luke’s community and notifies the Caring Connection Coordinator by telephone or E-Mail about the need.  The Coordinator then contacts the individual/family re:  their needs/preferences (meal, ride, etc.).  The Coordinator follows up with the Caring Connection Team via E-Mail for assistance.  Team members respond, as they are able to the current needs.  The Coordinator continues to monitor the request on a timely basis until the need is met and maintains notes re: requests/follow-up/action. Attend quarterly Common Table gatherings.

Time Requirements:
The Caring Connection Coordinator spends approximately 6 – 8 hours per month in responding to/filling requests and attending the weekly Care Team meetings. Caring Connection team members are notified of needs via E-Mail and they then can respond to the requests outlined by the Caring Connection Coordinator as their time/schedule allows.  To fill a request, the team member would usually spend 1 – 3 hours on meal prep/pick-up and delivery of the meal.  There are no regular meetings or expectations about participation on the team.  If people want to get on the E-Mail list they can do it online at our website. Check your email list annually for members to add and come off. Update with the web master online.

Term:
2yrs or as long as you are enjoying the position.

Training and Resources:
Team members that respond to needs generally provide the meal, driving, etc., at their own expense.

Skills and gifts:
Nurturing/compassion, Organization.

Benefits to one serving in this role:
Satisfaction from reaching out and helping people in need usually during some difficult times in their lives.  It’s also a great way to get to know more people at St. Luke’s.

Updated:
Lynda Fickling 1/16