Chaplain, Bethany Riverview – Calgary




Chaplain – Bethany Riverview

About Us

For over half a century, Bethany has been improving the lives of Alberta seniors and adults with disabilities by providing housing, health and community services that honour their spirit and individuality.

Bethany Riverview is a purpose-built, 210 bed seniors’ residence designed for complex dementia care and support. It will be the only care centre of its kind serving southern Alberta and will open in fall 2018. Bethany Riverview will feature an indoor atrium, supportive technologies including Momentum resident safety system, integrated electronic health record, and an on-site daycare and bistro, all contained within a beautiful, state of the art facility. Employees at Bethany Riverview will receive enhanced training and an extended orientation in order to fully support our specialized programs and atmosphere.

Bethany Riverview will be more than a building. It will be place for caring and connection for seniors, families, friends, volunteers and employees. Our employees adhere to a philosophy of care which celebrates aging in a dementia friendly environment absent of uniforms in which everyone participates equally in daily activities, including mealtimes and therapy. Our employees are committed to providing innovative, empathetic care to our residents in a joyful environment where residents and their families interact freely with employees, visitors and the environment.

Bethany offers competitive salaries, attractive benefits and pension programs, growth through learning and development, and numerous opportunities to give back to the community – just a few of the things that led to Bethany being named one of Alberta’s Top Employers for eleven consecutive years in 2018. It’s simple — we invest in our people because they are the reason for our success.

We are delighted that you are considering joining our team! We are looking for people who are passionate about people, working to enhance everyone’s quality of life at every stage of the journey.

About the Role:

At Bethany, a career as a Chaplain is both personally and professionally challenging and rewarding. The role is an expression of innovative tradition that honors the organization’s faith-based legacy by maintaining a pastoral presence and delivers clinical excellence that reflects advances in understanding the connection between spiritual wellbeing and health.

As a key member of our inter-disciplinary team, you will model and equip others to deliver compassionate care that nurtures the spiritual wellbeing of residents, families, staff and volunteers in a setting that values diversity of spiritual expression and faith tradition. Our employees have the unique opportunity to build strong personal relationships with the people who call Bethany home.

What You Will Do:

Reporting to the Director, Spirituality and Pastoral Care, this full-time position based at Bethany Riverview. With a passion for care towards residents, families and team members, the Chaplain is responsible for being a pastoral presence and delivering clinical excellence that supports spiritual wellbeing and Bethany Care Society’s mission of “Creating Caring Communities.” Individual responsibilities will fall under six main areas of focus:

  •  Resident-Centered Care–provides service excellence in spiritual assessment, care planning, and pastoral presence to meet the spiritual needs of residents in an ecumenical and multi-faith context.
  • Documentation –Accurately and comprehensively tracks information and creates reports relating to Pastoral Care initiatives.
  • Partnerships –Cultivates partnerships with faith communities and other groups that foster the mission of Bethany Care Society.
  • Leadership –Models Bethany Care Society’s vision and values, and lives out the mission of “Creating Caring Communities” by providing leadership to champion the Spiritual Presence Model which nurtures the mind, body and spirit present in both individuals and the organization
  • Team Work –Promotes an interdisciplinary team environment by fostering an understanding of the unique contributions of all team members and builds relationships with others on the Pastoral Care team.
  • Safety -Contributes to a safe environment for residents, the team and self by understanding and adhering to safety guidelines and practices at all times

What You Bring:

  • Master’s degree in Theology from an accredited theological school
  • Member in good standing with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), with at least Advanced Standing with CASC; as well as the willingness and ability to achieve Specialist Certification with CASC. Equivalent competency-based chaplaincy training may be considered. American credential may be recognized.
  • Formal training in working with seniors and persons with dementia is an asset.
  • 5 years pastoral and administrative experience working with seniors.
  • Denominational/Faith Tradition endorsement for Pastoral Ministry.
  • Excellent observation, communication (verbal and written), and problem solving skills
  • Excellent listening skills, basic counselling skills, group facilitation and program development

How to Apply:

Like what you see and think you have what it takes to join our team?

Apply Online before 23:00 on October 01, 2018 at:

All applicants are thanked for their interest.

Bethany Care Society is an equal opportunity employer.

All Bethany staff members are required to complete a Criminal Background Check.

Bethany Care Society complies with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). By forwarding your resume to Bethany you are consenting to the collection and use of your personal information for this job competition. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

More Information:

  • Posting Number: 18-1916
  • Location: Bethany Riverview
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Union: non-union
  • Position Type: full-time Shift: 8:00am-4:15pm
  • Hours Of Work/Shifts Per Cycle: Monday-Friday

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