Clinical Service Lead- Spiritual Health Services- Winnipeg





Clinical Service Lead, Spiritual Health Services

Requisition ID: 7178 

Position Number: 20030545

Posting End Date: May 10, 2018

City: Winnipeg

Site: Victoria General Hospital

Work Location: 2340 Pembina Hwy

Department / Unit: Pastoral Care 

Job Stream: Clinical 

Union: Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals (MAHCP) -Prof/Tech

Targeted Start Date: ASAP

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days; Weekends

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $24.461, $25.299, $26.232, $27.183, $28.144, $29.194, $30.248, $31.506, $32.683

Educational Requirements: Master’s Degree                                                                                                  

Languages Required: English

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Position Overview

Under the general supervision of the Manager/Director Spiritual Health Services, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing the daily clinical service delivery and environmental operational issues to ensure optimal person-centred care in a safe and therapeutic environment.

  • The incumbent contributes to the delivery of quality spiritual health services by examining, developing, refining and evaluating the body of knowledge and clinical practices and assists the Spiritual Health Manager/Director in program planning, development and evaluation.
  • The Clinical Service Leader collaborates with the Manager/Director to establish strategic goals for the department which will support and promote the mission, vision and values of the organization.
  • The incumbent will educate Spiritual Health and interprofessional peers on spiritual health screening, assessment, interventions and follow-up within established standards of care in the designated service area.
  • The Clinical Service Leader is an administrative/clinical position. Allocation of time spent on either responsibility will depend on the size of the Spiritual Health Services Department and will be negotiated with the Manager or Regional Director.


Demonstrates strengths as outlined in Core Competencies for Spiritual Health Care Practitioners (created by Manitoba’s Spiritual Health Care Partners (Sept.2017) include:

  • Spiritual Health Assessments and Interventions
  • Communication
  • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Inclusivity, Diversity and Cultural Safety
  • Personal, Spiritual and Professional Development
  • Leadership
  • Ethical Behavior and Practice
  • Research


  • Master’s Degree related to Spirituality and Health from an accredited Canadian University program or the approved equivalent if internationally educated, is required. Course work must include psychology; sociology; spirituality/religious studies; theology, counseling; grief and loss/thanatology; mental health, philosophy/ethics, cultural safety and leadership development.
  • Minimum of 4 CPE units supervised clinical experience in a healthcare environment is required. Two units Advanced CPE required. Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner (CASC) preferred. May consider a combination of equivalent courses and clinical practice hours in specialty areas (Spiritual Diversity, spiritual direction, counseling, etc.). Candidates must demonstrate competency-based equivalence to the Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner (CASC). Certification as a Supervisor-Educator in CASC is an asset.
  • In the case of faith-based facilities, there may also be a requirement that religious and spiritual education and practice is consistent with their mission, vision and values, ie. preference may be given to a candidate who is a graduate of an affiliated faith-based university or seminary having achieved a Master’s of Divinity or Theology.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience required. Preference for experience in an interspiritual, multifaith, and culturally diverse environment.
  • Additional training in: Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Safety, WRHA Health Ethics- Equity, Dignity Therapy, Advance Care Planning, MAID conversations and palliative care required. Completes mandated education according to WRHA policy.
  • Demonstrated educator/mentor competencies in the following; self-awareness; spiritual health assessment and interventions: excellence in communication, collaboration and partnerships; inclusivity/diversity/cultural safety; personal spiritual and professional development; leadership; ethical behavior and practice; and, research. Identifies and responds to staff /organizational spiritual needs to de-escalate crises. Promotes equitable patient access to spiritual/cultural/religious care and provides updates re health equity re: TRC Calls to Action initiatives to supervisor. Additional competencies in the areas of spiritual health education, facilitation, and research an asset.
  • Previous educator and leadership experience preferred.
  • Understands relevant theoretical frameworks and leading practices and demonstrates/teaches skills in Provincial Core Competencies for Spiritual Health Care Practitioners.
  • Models integration of personal spirituality and endorses belief that our shared humanity is sacred regardless of one’s religious or cultural tradition or spirituality. Demonstrates ability to provide care for all, whether religious, indigenous traditional, spiritual, atheist, agnostic, etc.
  • Demonstrates ability to be part of collaborative team building with the goal of enhancing quality person-centred care in a constantly changing interfaith, interspiritual, multicultural setting. Integrity of work within scope of practice. Maintains professional accountability, judgment and reasoning with excellent communication skills.
  • Active member of a professional organization with a Code of Ethics. Active CASC Specialist certification.
  • Commitment to ethical practice, professional development, and ongoing personal spiritual and reflective practices to support self-awareness and personal growth.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, respect and ability to champion mission, vision and values of the site.
  • Works together with Director/Manager to develop and implement departmental goals and strategic plan, aligning goals and plan with organizational goals and plan.
  • Uses research based knowledge to develop staff skills in research development. Leverages partnerships and resources to support outcomes-based best practices enhancing consistency in person-centred health care.
  • Advocates for access to spiritual health care within holistic care.
  • Must be able to travel to meetings on and off-site.


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, Child Abuse Registry Check and an Adult Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

Duties: Under the general supervision of the Director/Manager/Coordinator of Spiritual Health Services, the incumbent is responsible for: seeking out, assessing and responding to the unique spiritual health needs of patients, families and staff in an open and non-judgmental manner; working as a member of the health care team and providing the necessary guidance and resources to facilitate clients on their healing journey in a manner that is sensitive and respectful of all patients’ religious and spiritual beliefs and practices.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Good physical and mental health to meet the demands of the job. Incumbent must be capable of walking a large geographical area. On-call staff must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable motor vehicle as a condition of employment.

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