Psycho-Spiritual Practitioner – Hamilton

Psycho-Spiritual Practitioner

Posting #: 3299
Posting Date: 9/20/2021
Posting Closing: 10/20/2021

Have you heard of us?

Wesley is a long-standing local non-profit and living wage organization. We are passionate about our work advocating for harm reduction, housing, poverty eradication and food security in Hamilton, Halton and Brantford. We’re committed to diversity & inclusion and a healthy work life balance. We would love for you to join our team!

Are you the one we’re looking for?

We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated Psycho-Spiritual Practitioner who demonstrates our values of compassion, accountability, responsiveness and empowerment; to our clients, families and each other.
The Psycho-Spiritual Practitioner provides guidance and counsel within a multi-faith environment in order to improve the quality of life for Wesley’s clients and participants who are experiencing spiritual, moral and existential distress related to changes in health, maturation, ability and life circumstances. This position is a non-unionized, permanent, full-time position. The successful applicant must be registered or enrolled with the CASC and have or be willing to obtain liability insurance. 

Key Responsibilities:

Program Supports

1. Use a holistic and relational approach to assess the nature and extent of clients/participant concerns
2. Collaboratively develop, implement and evaluate a plan of care for each client/participant.
3. Provide online and in person therapeutic conversation that offers companioning, acceptance and presence for clients/participants
4. Provide online and in person psychotherapy session for clients and participants. Priority will be given to clients/participants at the Day Centre, SCU, WSH, Brantford and Hamilton Housing Programs. If resources permit, sessions will also be offered to clients in other Wesley Programs.
5. Provide group therapy sessions focused on spiritual and therapeutic topics such as: managing grief, managing stress, the role of spirituality in self-care etc.
6. Work closely with Program Managers, Supervisors and Direct Service Staff to ensure that work aligns with Program goals

Clinical Supports

1. Provide clinical guidance in terms of Psychotherapy practice to supervisors and managers in various Wesley’s programs and services to support quality client care.
2. Participate in the Clinical Working Group including sharing expertise through case conferencing, conducting research, assisting with policy development etc. (name can change and Terms of Reference to draft)

Inter-denominational Services

1. Lead inter-denominational Sunday worship services
2. Organize and hold memorial services to celebrate the lives of at risk individuals who have passed away and allow participants to reflect/remember

Other Supports

1. Collect and distribute (via email) spiritual and therapeutic resources for use within Programs to support clients/participants
2. Maintain a list of community based supports including; employment, recreation, education, housing, health, trauma counselling etc.
3. Conduct referrals to community and/or Wesley programs for clients and participants who require in-depth supports (employment, housing, senior outreach etc.)
4. Provide crisis intervention as necessary
5. Represent the organization to community partners including at Sunday Dinners (Day Centre), speaking engagement and community events

Administration and Organizational

1. Maintain records associated with therapeutic conversations and psychotherapy in accordance with the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care and College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario rules and guidelines.
2. Complete all administrative and financial requirements associated with the role including monthly management reports and annual funding reports
3. Participate in committees and participant conferences to enhance the continuity of care to participants
4. Establish positive working relationships with all members of the team as well as with the volunteers
5. Adhere to all organizational standards, policies, and procedures and to the code of ethics of ethics of Canadian Association of Spiritual Care.
6. Other duties as assigned.

What you will bring:

1. Master of Divinity/Theology degree from a recognized educational institution;
2. 4 Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC) (or CASC equivalent) certified Clinical Pastoral Education Units
3. Experience providing chaplaincy in an Urban Core setting
4. Certification as Specialist with Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC) and registration with College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) preferred
5. Relevant, practical experience with target population
6. Ability to function in a multi-faith and multi-cultural capacity
7. Effective interpersonal and group communication skills
8. Training and experience related to trauma counselling
9. Ability and stamina to minister to participants
10. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends

What we offer:

  • A positive work culture that prioritizes all staff having an opportunity to contribute
  • A supportive team that will empower you to achieve great milestones!
  • Fun and engaging organizational events such as our Staff Appreciation Event
  • Invest in Yourself as we Invest in You through professional development and training opportunities
  • Flexible Work Options
  • Full Health & Dental Benefits
  • Personal & Vacation Days
  • RRSP Contribution Program
  • Employee Discounts

Please Apply Via: Our Wesley Bamboo Portal:

1. Click on this link: https://wesley.bamboohr.com/jobs/
2. From there you can access all of Wesley’s job postings

Wesley is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. More information about Wesley can be found on our website at www.wesley.ca.

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