Clinical Multifaith Chaplain – Penetanguishene

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Position Title:

Clinical Multifaith Chaplain

Job Class:



Ethics & Spiritual Care

Rate of Pay:

$37.68 – $42.41

Employment Type:

Temporary Full Time up to 1 year Employee Group: AMAPCEO

Work Schedule:

36.25 hours per week as per schedule Posting Date: September 24th, 2018

Posting Type:


The Director of Ethics & Spiritual Care is currently seeking a Clinical Multifaith Chaplain. The purpose of the position is to provide spiritual care services to patients, clients and their families including providing spiritual and clinical assessment as full members of inter-professional teams and contributing to holistic treatment plans on assigned units; designing, developing and delivering innovative spiritual care activities including organized multi-faith religious services, spirituality discussion groups, and 1:1 spiritual support. Incumbent will also provide spiritual and emotional support to employees and families of the Hospital.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Conducting Spiritual Intake and Assessments on all assigned programs and recording information in the clinical record and data tracking tools; assessing patient and client spiritual needs on assigned Waypoint patient programs and to liaise with family and faith communities as appropriate.
  • Including assessed spiritual needs and preferences in the development of patient/client treatment plans. Contributing to holistic care as a member of inter-professional teams by providing insight into spiritual needs and perspectives related to treatment.
  • The development and coordination of relevant groups and group spiritual activities.
  • Linking with community clergy to promote a supportive network for clients living in the community as well as a strong base for spiritual and religious services available on site.
  • Providing client and staff grief and bereavement support and attending to special memorial needs.
  • The maintenance of the principles of Faith-based Health Care as outlined in the Catholic Health Ethics Guide.
  • Contributing to the mission leadership at Waypoint by representing Spiritual Care at committee and workgroup levels as assigned by the Director of Ethics and Spiritual Care.
  • Providing training and education to students, pastoral visitors, and others as assigned.
  • Providing service development and evaluation activities using a CQI approach.
  • Assume on-call responsibilities as established by Director.
  • Maintaining professional/clerical standards through participation in approved professional organizations and functions.
  • Performs all work at all times in compliance with all hospital policies and procedures and legislation (Occupational Health &Safety Act, Fire Code, WHMIS, etc.) relevant to health and safety, security (including relational/therapeutic security) and potential risk hazards, and in particular, “duties of the worker” as defined in Section 28 of the OH&S Act.


  • Multifaith Competency Certification through the Canadian Multi-faith Federation
  • Theological education at the post graduate level or demonstrable equivalent spiritual care training and experience
  • Eligibility for membership in the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Training in Pastoral Counselling at the post-graduate level or supervised pastoral Education through the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC), or equivalent
  • Strong assessment skills in order to advocate for spiritual and religious needs, and well-developed interpersonal skills in order to work well in inter-professional team settings and to support conflict resolution
  • Organizational skills in order to organize and maintain diverse duties and responsibilities
  • Analytical thinking skills in order to problem solve and propose solutions
  • Leadership skills in order to effectively model spiritual care team standards and provide direction to spiritual visitors, students, and others
  • Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results
  • Proven ability to adapt readily to change
  • Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
  • Preference for proficiency in French/English language skills

How do I apply?

Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at and external applicants apply to by close of business (5:00 pm) on October 8th, 2018 quoting Job ID WC18-252. Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

For planning purposes, please be advised that final screening of all applicants will be completed by October 22nd, 2018. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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