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Certified Nursing Assistant 

Title: Trained direct Staff/CNA/Caregiver


**Provide a variety of non-medical services that will allow the Benedictine Sisters who are living in St. Joseph Court to be able to live their lives in a positive, healthy, and dignified way.



Reports to: Infirmary Administrator/ Elizabeth Peters


Duties, Responsibilities and Functions

Including but not limited to the following:


  • Work with daily plan of care as well ADL’s

  • Toileting and/or cleaning incontinence issues

  • Answer call lights

  • Bathing, Dressing, and undressing

  • Assisting with daily hygiene

  • Preparing and Serving meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, as well as water and snacks)

  • Cleaning kitchen after all meals are serviced

  • Helping all of the Sisters in St. Joseph’s Court with walking w/walkers and/or canes, using their wheelchairs in and outside the Infirmary

  • Observing and reporting daily conditions of Sisters in St. Joseph’s court/ normal as well as abnormal

  • Helping with activities, art & crafts, chair Yoga, and attending to get to daily prayers/mass

  • Light housekeeping/ cleaning up after meals/ making beds/ changing linens/washing/drying/ and putting away clean laundry 

  • Providing medication reminder as needed

  • Assisting Sisters in St. Joseph’s Court with daily exercises/ daily walks outside (weather permitting) as recommended by their health care providers

  • Providing companionship and conversation

  • Transferring and range of motion

  • Performing other reasonable/duties as assigned and/or per request

  • Working side by side with the RN & LPN for daily care plan

  • Pleasant and courteous interactions with all Sisters and personnel


Other Requirements:


  • Must be able to lift, move and assist in moving Sisters from beds to chairs, etc.

with NO restrictions

  • Must have experience of at least 2-3 years

  • CPR training is a plus


Please email your resume to

Communications Coordinator

Title:               Communications Coordinator

Reports to:     Director of Development

Department:   Development


General Job Description

Responsibility for the overall communication functions of St. Scholastica Monastery.


Job Duties and Responsibilities

Develops and implements strategies for good communication with all monastery constituencies (sisters, oblates, alumnae, donors/friends) and tracks communication trends. Communication venues include email, social media, website, magazine/annual report, Livestream, and public relations:


1. EMAIL: Direct the email program that includes a monthly e-newsletter, reconcile new email subscribers and respond to those who unsubscribe.


 2. SOCIAL MEDIA: Coordinate the development and upkeep of all social media (currently Facebook,             Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube) for the monastery, as well as photography for events. This includes daily scripture reflections, daily posts, promotion of events, and social justice issues.


3.WEBSITE: Act as webmaster for the monastery, performing updates, edits, additions, deletions, etc. On a weekly basis, this includes posting the Sunday reflection and on-demand news updates. Create and promote events for the Monastery on the website (and other media) and coordinate registration forms and registrations.


4. MAGAZINE/ANNUAL REPORT: Manage, design, write, or recruit writers, and edit

the bi-annual newsletter and annual report. Pull mailing list. Work with the printer.


5. PUBLIC RELATIONS: Handle all external advertising and public relations for the

monastery, including press releases, graphic design for ads in Catholic press, preparing talking points, arranging interviews, etc.


6. LIVESTREAM: Manage and operate the equipment to run live stream services in

St. Scholastica Chapel, e.g. feast day, jubilee, and funeral Masses as well as other program offerings.



Maintain the brand guide, create an annual communications plan based on the brand

guide, and create a communications calendar. Track analytics on a monthly basis and keep reports for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Constant Contact Email, and website.


Assist the Director of Development with events including the annual SSA Chicago Alumnae Reunion, Testimonial Dinner, and Donor Appreciation Liturgy.


Assist the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago with spirituality and educational programs/events where appropriate (annual oblate lecture, Laudato Si events, etc.).


Design, provide copy, and coordinate assorted printed materials. Create communications and development packets for all spirituality programs.


Perform other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or a related field is required.

At least 1-2 years of demonstrated job-related experience with a non-profit organization.

Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal).

Excellent computer skills including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, and various

   desktop publishing tools.

Skills in maintaining mainstream social media platforms and digital photography.

Strong time management and organizational skills.

Proven accuracy and attention to detail.

Ability to protect the confidentiality of all information and effectively communicate with multiple stakeholders.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Director of Development,  Joanne Spata,


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