Chaplain – Sault Ste Marie




Consider a rewarding career in Correctional Services and join us in making a difference in the lives of individuals in custody and in keeping our communities safe.

We are currently seeking a part-time Chaplain to provide spiritual and religious care and support to inmates at the Algoma Treatment & Remand Centre. This role will involve responsibility for maintaining a comprehensive, multicultural chaplaincy program for inmates, their families, and staff.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:

  • A defined benefit pension plan
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Collegial and professional work culture
  • Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
  • We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role.

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:

  • Canada’s Top 100 Employers
  • Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
  • Greater Toronto’s Top Employers
  • Canada’s Greenest Employers
  • Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

What can I expect to do in this role?

  • Provide comprehensive religious services and spiritual care programs to inmates, their families, and staff
  • Coordinate and monitor a busy and involved multi-faith program
  • Create new programs and coordinate spiritual activities
  • Build relationships and partnerships with community groups
  • Partner with local faith communities to establish programs to help inmates reintegrate into the community
  • Represent chaplaincy on institutional committees
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team made up of correctional staff, the healthcare department, and other professional staff
  • Other duties as required

How do I qualify?

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

  • You have experience providing spiritual care programs and services within an institutional setting (such as health care, military, corrections, education, residential care, etc.)
  • You have applied knowledge of various faith groups, multi-denominational groups as well as religious beliefs and practices which may be acquired through a combination of university, theological school, certification program, and/or professional experience
  • You have experience working collaboratively with various faith groups
  • You have general understanding of the criminal justice system and correctional institutions in order to develop spiritual programming that meet inmate needs

Communication, Interpersonal and Counselling Skills

  • You can interact effectively with inmates, families, staff, and volunteers
  • You have strong counselling skills to assist inmates and their families through issues and crisis

Organizational and Supervisory Skills

  • You are able to plan, organize, implement and evaluate spiritual care programs and religious services
  • You have supervisory and coordination experience in order provide guidance, orientation, and training to volunteers, students and other spiritual and religious visitors

Other Skills

  • You have analytical skills and good judgement to identify and resolve issues
  • You are able to work within the legislative framework, balancing confidentiality and the need to maintain the safety and security of staff and inmates

Salary Range:

$61,102.00 – $76,937.00 per year

Additional Information

  • 1 Permanent – Regular Part-time, 800 Great Northern Rd, Sault Ste Marie, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
  • This position is a regular part-time position, requiring the applicant to work 24 hours per week


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.
  • Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.
  • A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

• T-CL-161986/21

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 161986, by Friday, April 2, 2021. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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