Spiritual Care Provider/Chaplain – Owen Sound




Spiritual Care Provider/Chaplain – Owen Sound

(2 Permanent Part-Time Positions- .6 fte – 22.5 hours/week in Acute Care, and .4 fte – 15 hrs/week in Hospice Care; Hours equal to full-time)

The Spiritual Care Department at Grey Bruce Health Services and the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce (Chapman House) are seeking one experienced Spiritual Care Provider/Chaplain to provide services to both organizations. Both positions are permanent part-time roles beginning February/March 2018. The successful applicant will join a small and enthusiastic team in providing high quality spiritual care to patients, families and hospital staff, and will work as a fully participating member of the inter-professional health care team in a variety of program areas in the acute care setting at the Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound Hospital. At Chapman House, next door to the Owen Sound hospital, the Spiritual Care Provider will care for up to 9 residents at the end of life while supporting families, friends and staff. The successful candidate will be contracted with and paid by the Grey Bruce Healthcare Chaplaincy Council.
This position includes some on-call responsibilities off hours and weekends.


• Providing and promoting high quality spiritual care that is consistent with the mission and values of Grey Bruce Health Services, the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce and the Grey Bruce Healthcare Chaplaincy Council for patients/residents, families, and healthcare staff
• Providing care that is respectful of cultural, traditional, and religious diversity; supporting ethical discussions and difficult decision making by patients/residents, families and staff
• Actively engaging patients/residents, families and staff in developing an understanding of the relationship between spiritual, religious, physical, emotional, psychological and mental well being
• Enabling effective team collaboration between and amongst stakeholders and functioning as a full participant on a variety of clinical teams in both settings
• Facilitating a variety of staff support strategies nurturing collaboration & supportive communities
• Being available and accessible to patients/residents, family, and staff within the continuum of care, especially those experiencing spiritual distress
• Assessing spiritual and religious care needs and implementing spiritual and religious care plans, particularly at end of life
• Providing appropriate opportunities for worship, prayer, sacraments, smudging and other rituals


• Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (preferred) or in process; and proof of current membership (CASC)
• Undergraduate degree and a Master of Divinity or Master of Pastoral Studies degree or equivalent
• Ability to relate theology and behavioral science to the practice of spiritual care
• Knowledge of various models of spiritual care and their appropriate use in a variety of practice contexts
• Must be able to function as a member of both the spiritual care team and inter-professional teams and capable of working independently
• Clinical experience in an acute care hospital; experience in crisis care, mental health, and end-of-life care preferred
• Excellent communication (verbal/written English), interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills are essential
• Demonstrated proficiency working with computer applications in a Windows environment (Word, email); electronic documentation experience an asset
• Must have an excellent attendance record

To Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a resume and covering letter to:
Rev. Joan Silcox-Smith
Manager for Spiritual Care
Grey Bruce Health Services and Grey Bruce Healthcare Chaplaincy Council

519-376-2121 ext. 2861

Closing date: January 23, 2018

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