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Become A Chaplains Assistant

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Working As A Chaplains Assistant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $40,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Chaplains Assistant does

  • Operate communication equipment and digital reporting systems.
  • Led bible studies with soldiers.
  • Executed the Command Master Religious Plan.
  • Assist in spiritual renewal, counseling, crisis and suicide intervention, volunteer pastoral visitation and medical ministries.
  • Assist in planning religious support operations and deployments.
  • Trained new soldiers and personnel in our S.O.P., maintaining excellence in our practices, and procedures.
  • Processed thousands of dollars of cash weekly, with no loss of accountability.
  • Safeguarded privileged communications and offerings.
  • Maintain reports, files and administrative data.
  • Provide logistical support for major events.
  • Participate and teach classes on suicide prevention, and financial management.
  • Arranged religious retreats and memorial ceremonies.
  • Provided counseling for combat fatigue, aggression, suicide, depression, peer and family conflicts.
  • Managed and implements support of pastoral care.
  • Manage multi-purpose worship facilities and programs for Soldiers and Families.
  • Apply knowledge of religious cultures, suicide and crisis intervention, and critical incident stress management to support chaplain emergency ministrations.
  • Received the Army Achievement Medal for outstanding performance during the 2013 annual training event
  • Skilled in resolving customer service issues and finding Win Win solutions.
  • Directed and coordinated the operations of the battalion religious services.
  • Provided weekend and evening coverage to chapel services and events.

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How To Become A Chaplains Assistant

High school graduates who have experience using computer software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets, usually qualify for entry-level positions. Although most secretaries learn their job in several weeks, many legal and medical secretaries require additional training to learn industry-specific terminology. Executive secretaries usually need several years of related work experience.


High school graduates can take courses in word processing and office procedures at technical schools or community colleges. Some temporary placement agencies also provide training in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

Some medical and legal secretaries learn industry-specific terminology and practices by attending courses offered at community colleges or technical schools. For executive secretary positions, employers increasingly prefer to hire those who have taken some college courses or have a bachelor’s degree.


Secretaries and administrative assistants typically learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. During this time they learn about administrative procedures, including how to prepare documents. Medical and legal secretaries’ training may last several months as they learn industry-specific terminology and practices.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Executive secretaries can gain experience by working in administrative positions that have less challenging responsibilities. Many secretaries and administrative assistants advance to higher level administrative positions.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification can demonstrate competency to employers.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals offers the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 to 4 years of administrative work experience, depending on their level of education, and pass an examination.

Legal secretaries have several certification options. For example, those with 1 year of general office experience, or who have completed an approved training course, can acquire the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) certification through a testing process administered by NALS (previously known as National Association of Legal Secretaries). NALS also offers the Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) certification, considered to be an advanced certification for legal support professionals.

The Certified Legal Secretary Specialist (CLSS) certification is conferred by Legal Secretaries International in areas such as intellectual property, criminal law, civil litigation, probate, and business law. Candidates typically need to have 5 years of legal experience and pass an examination to become certified.


Secretaries and administrative assistants generally advance to other administrative positions with more responsibilities, such as office supervisor, office manager, or executive secretary.

With additional training, many legal secretaries become paralegals or legal assistants.

Important Qualities

Integrity. Many secretaries and administrative assistants are trusted to handle sensitive information. For example, medical secretaries collect patient data that is required, by law, to be kept confidential in order to protect patient privacy.

Interpersonal skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants interact with clients, customers, or staff. They should communicate effectively and be courteous when interacting with others to create a positive work environment and client experience.

Organizational skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants keep files, folders, and schedules in proper order so an office can run efficiently.

Writing skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants write memos and emails when communicating with managers, employees, and customers. Therefore, they must have good grammar, ensure accuracy, and maintain a professional tone.

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • French

  • Korean

  • Swahili

  • Gujarati

  • Greek

  • Hindi

  • Tagalog

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Top Chaplains Assistant Skills

  1. Religious Ministrations
  2. Combat
  3. Crisis Intervention
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Served as security detail for Chaplain in combat operations scenarios.
  • Perform crisis intervention Coordinate Traumatic Event Management.
  • Applied critical communication skills for crisis situations and suicide prevention.
  • Visit individuals in homes or attend group meetings to provide information on agency services, requirements, or procedures.
  • Executed the Command Master Religious Plan.

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Chaplains Assistant Videos

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