Spiritual Care Practitioner – Toronto



Spiritual Care Practitioner PFT UC – Toronto, Ontario

Position: Spiritual Care Practitioner
Site: Toronto Rehab University Centre
Department: Spiritual Care UHN
Reports to: Manager
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Permanent Full-Time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Spiritual Care
Practitioner in our Spiritual Care Department.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto
Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the
Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the
magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research
and education. With a long tradition of ground-breaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities
through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research
teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many
volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, a leader in adult rehabilitation and complex continuing care, is Canada’s largest
adult rehabilitation hospital. Bringing together innovative patient care, ground-breaking research and diverse
education to help people overcome or recover from disabling injury, illness or age-related conditions Toronto Rehab is
located at four sites: University Centre (550 University Ave.), Lyndhurst Hospital and Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac and
Stroke Centre (Rumsey Road) and the Bickle Centre (Dunn Ave). Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


Functioning as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team the primary responsibilities of the Spiritual Care
Practitioner include: providing direct religious and spiritual care to patients, families/friends and staff at UHN within
assigned areas, ensuring their spirituality and/or faith traditions are respected; performing other responsibilities to
ensure continued success of Spiritual Care Services; participating in professional development/educational activities/
programs to ensure excellence in the provision of spiritual care services; performing cross-functional and other duties
consistent with the job classification, as assigned and/or required.


  • At minimum, completion of a Master’s degree program in Theological or Spiritual Care
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are Certified in Spiritual Care with the Canadian Association for
    Spiritual Care (CASC)
  • In the process of registering with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Up to one (1) year of relevant experience
  • Clinical experience required
  • Membership with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care is required Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards
  • Exercise initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task
  • Compliance with confidentiality requirements
  • Effective organization, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of applicable, legislative, UHN and /or departmental policies
  • Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with
    different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand
  • Excellent counseling/clinical skills and compliance with confidentiality requirements
  • Demonstrated competence in enabling effective team collaboration between colleagues, staff, volunteers and
    community resources
  • Demonstrated competency in spiritual care to the sick and to persons of diverse religious, educational and
    cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge of research procedures, methods, techniques, statistical principles, measurement theories and data
    collection instruments
  • Ability to relate theology and behavioural sciences to spiritual care work

POSTED DATE: July 22, 2021

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

University Health Network thanks all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. UHN is a
respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal
opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant
has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when

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