Good Shepherd, a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, strives to enhance the quality of life for all who seek assistance and support in our community. Good Shepherd Centres, Emmanuel House Hospice– Hamilton Palliative Care Outreach Team (Hamilton PCOT) is comprised of dedicated professionals with expertise in pain and symptom management and psychosocial support to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. We are presently looking for the following position:
Psychosocial Spiritual Bereavement Clinician, Full Time
As a key player in our interdisciplinary Hamilton Palliative Care Outreach Team (Hamilton PCOT), the Psychosocial Spiritual Bereavement Clinician is concerned with the psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being of the persons who are dying, their caregivers and their families, as they deal with issues of self-esteem, adaptation to the illness and its consequences, social functioning and relationships, communication, and spiritual suffering. Often, there is also a need for support with the necessary practical aspects of end-of-life decision making. The Psychosocial Spiritual Bereavement Clinician can provide a wide range of interventions including individual, couple and family counselling, advocacy, education, access to community supports, and spiritual companioning as well as bereavement support.
Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Abilities
• Masters in one of the following; Social Work, Education, Counselling Psychology, Nursing, Ministry and Spirituality, Theology or equivalent;
• Proof of registration in good standing with a Regulated Health Professional College in Ontario;
• At least 5 years’ experience in hospice palliative care;
• Advanced training (CPE or PCE stream) with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). Preference will be given to applicants who have achieved CASC certification, or are working at an advanced level towards certification with CASC;
• Demonstrated multicultural competency and anti-oppressive anti-racist practice;
• Supervised counselling and psychotherapy training. Must be able to practice the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy;
• Training in spiritual direction through a recognized theological college;
• Proven history of working well within an interdisciplinary team with excellent interpersonal skills;
• Proven leadership abilities with effective skills in verbal and written communication, problem solving and team building;
• Demonstrates compassion, empathy and integrity;
• Proficiency in French and/or another language in addition to English is definite asset;
• Computer proficiency;
• Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel throughout the region
Please reply with cover letter and resume quoting job # EH-01-19 by March 1st 2019 to:
Director Hospice Palliative Care Services
Good Shepherd is an equal opportunity employer operating within an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework. We strive to establish workplaces that reflect and are enhanced by the rich diversity of the community we serve.
Good Shepherd welcomes and encourages applications from all people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you are in need of accommodations, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-528-5877 ex 2265.