Spiritual Care Practitioner – Brantford




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This is a great time to consider joining BCHS –come be part of our story!

Job Perks for Employees at BCHS:

  • Competitive Wages within a health care environment
  • Benefits for Regular Full-Time and pay in lieu of benefits for Part-time/Temporary staff
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan –HOOPP
  • Centralized Education Fund
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounted parking available


Casual Part Time Spiritual Care Practitioner

POSTING DATE: September 2021

Position Summary:

The Spiritual Care Practitioner is responsible for the offering of spiritual and religious care to patients, family members and significant others, volunteers and staff especially where crisis, decision-making, and difficult situations arise while in hospital. The Spiritual Care Practitioner facilitates resources in collaboration with other health care providers and community clergy and religious leaders. This position functions as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in the delivery of patient care.

We are excited to offer a casual part-time position for a Spiritual Care Practitioner and are seeking a candidate who will be able to work one day a week (7.5 hrs), at The Willett and Brantford General Hospital (one morning at the Willett and one afternoon at Brantford General Hospital each week). This is a six month contract with opportunity for renewal.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review patient lists and requests daily, conduct daily rounds
  • Provide spiritual counselling to patients, families and significant others
  • Facilitate spiritual, multi faith, cultural practice to promote healing and well being
  • Provide support and counselling to staff during crisis situations or where appropriate
  • Respond to after-hours on-call in collaboration with permanent part-time and casual chaplain
  • Communicate with community clergy to provide pastoral services
  • Work with patient and family to support acceptance of disability or death when recovery is not possible
  • Provide bereavement support

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree, Graduate degree preferred
  • Completion of at least two Basic Units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or Pastoral Counselling Education (PCE) through the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC), or equivalent training and experience
  • Current membership in the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC)
  • Experience in an acute and complex continuing care setting and psychiatric spiritually integrated/pastoral counselling preferred
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, critical thinking and time management skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team and as an independent professional
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Reliable individual with excellent attendance record and able to work all shifts

Primary responsibilities also include: Safety (patient, worker & workplace) is a BCHS Corporate Priority. The successful applicant will demonstrate good stewardship in the identification, reporting and mitigation of unsafe acts or conditions.

To submit your application, please forward your cover letter and resume to humanresources@bchsys.org

The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from women, members of racialized groups, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientation and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. To ensure there is equal opportunity during the recruitment and selection process, BCHS provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities upon request.

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