Spiritual Care Coordinator – Hamilton




Good Shepherd Centres Hamilton, 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. An opportunity currently exists at Good Shepherd Centres, Emmanuel House in the role of:

Spiritual Care Coordinator

Full Time

 As a member of the Spiritual Care team, the Coordinator will be responsible for the provision of spiritual care to residents who are palliative and nearing end-of-life, their loved ones, volunteers and staff at Good Shepherd Centres Emmanuel House Hospice, ensuring their spirituality and faith traditions are respected and supported. Successful Candidate adheres to the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) standards of practice and code of ethics. The Spiritual Care Coordinator will be available weekdays and must be flexible to accommodate some evenings and weekends.


  • To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Mission and Values of Good Shepherd Centres.
  • To provide one-to-one support to residents through presence, deep listening, honouring wherever they are on their journey
  • To provide opportunities for legacy work and life review
  • To provide one-to-one support to loved ones of residents including helping with final arrangements
  • To provide one-to-one bereavement support to loved ones after the death of residents
  • To create opportunities for grief groups throughout the year
  • To create and provide opportunities for spiritual growth and nurture (i.e. small group
  • sharing, meditation, workshops, etc.)
  • To create and provide worship services when needed
  • To provide reflections for staff and volunteer gatherings/meetings when needed
  • To provide a work ethic in leadership and role modelling of behaviours that demonstrates the Mission, Vision and Values of Good Shepherd Centres
  • To provide support in a dignified and respectful manner that reflects the charism of Good Shepherd Centres and which integrates anti-oppression/anti-racism frameworks


  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of Responsibility, Availability, Hospitality, Adaptability, Quality and Dignity.
  • Masters in Theology and Spiritual Care, Divinity, Psychology, Social Work, Education, Nursing, or equivalent
  • Training through CASC (Canadian Association for Spiritual Care) preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge working with people who are palliative and nearing end-of-life 
  • Experience and comfort with multi-faith traditions and practices
  • Proven leadership abilities with effective skills in verbal and written communication, creative thinking and team building.
  • Demonstrates compassion, empathy and integrity.
  • Computer proficiency.

Please reply with cover letter and resume quoting job #EH-07-22 to:

Donna Heimpel

Clinical Manager


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 905-528-5877 ex 3336 orkmcguigan@gsch.ca

 Please note that Good Shepherd has implemented a Mandatory Verification of COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and would be pleased to provide all applicants with a copy of the policy.

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