Chaplain /Spiritual Care Practitioner- Toronto

Chaplain/Spiritual Care Practitioner

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The Spiritual Care Department is seeking an experienced Chaplain/Spiritual Care Practitioner to fill a temporary full-time position until July 2019.  The successful applicant will join an expert team in providing 24/7 high quality spiritual care to patients, their families and hospital staff at St. Michael’s and will work as a fully participating member of the inter-professional health care team in a variety of program areas.

This position may require an occasional weekend day shift (8:00 – 20:00) or weekend night shift (2000 – 0800).

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing and promoting high quality spiritual care that is consistent with the Mission and Values of St. Michael’s Hospital for patients, their family, and hospital staff
  • Providing care that is respectful of cultural, traditional, and religious diversity and supporting ethical discussion and difficult decision making by patients, their family and staff
  • Actively engaging patients, their families and staff in developing an understanding of the relationship between spiritual, religious, physical, emotional, psychological and mental well being
  • Enabling effective team collaboration between and amongst stake holders and functioning as a full participant on a variety of clinical teams
  • Facilitating a variety of staff support strategies nurturing collaboration & supportive community
  • Being available and accessible to patients, family, and staff within the continuum of care, especially those experiencing spiritual distress
  • Assessing spiritual and religious care needs and implementing spiritual and religious care plans
  • Providing appropriate opportunities for worship, prayer, sacraments, and other rituals

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care and current membership (CASC)
  • Undergraduate degree and a Master of Divinity or Master of Pastoral Studies degree or equivalent
  • Ability to relate theology and behavioral science to the practice of spiritual care
  • Knowledge of various models of spiritual care and their appropriate use in a variety of practice contexts
  • Must be able to function as a member of both the spiritual care team and inter-professional teams and capable of working independently
  • Clinical experience in a fast-paced, acute care hospital required.
  • Excellent communication (verbal/written English), interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills are essential
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with computer applications in a Windows environment (Word, Electronic mail)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Must have an excellent attendance record

 To Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a resume and covering letter to:
recruitment@smh.ca

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