Spiritual Care Specialist – Thunder Bay

St Joseph's Care Group TB






St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG) is a Catholic organization that identifies and responds to the unmet needs of the people of Northwestern Ontario, as a way of continuing the healing mission of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie. SJCG is a recognized leader in the provision of services in seniors’ health, rehabilitative care, chronic disease management, addictions and mental health, for the people of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.  SJCG operates on a program management model with an emphasis on interprofessional teamwork and evidence-based practice.

The Mental Health Outpatient Program requires a highly organized team player who will join our interprofessional team to assist us in carrying out the mission of St. Joseph’s Care Group. The Spiritual Care Specialist works as a part of an interprofessional team to assess and treat the clients in the context of spiritual and religious needs. Services include individual and group therapy, with a focus on addressing bereavement and loss. This role requires a demonstrated appreciation of client-centred care including the importance of accessibility, accountability, evidence based practices, and evaluation.


  • Masters of Divinity or relevant graduate degree
  • Registered Certified Counselling Specialist with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (Applicants who have successfully completed two advanced units and are in the process of obtaining Specialist Certification will be considered)
  • Registered or eligible for registration in a relevant college (ie. College of Psychotherapy)
  • Ability to work in a multi-faith context with diverse populations
  • Training in marital and/or family counselling
  • Excellent individual and group counselling skills
  • Experience in a health care setting and knowledge of mental health and addictions issues
  • Demonstrated skills working as an effective team member on an interprofessional team, excellent leadership and communication skills, and skills in reasoning, problem solving, decision making, flexibility, time management, and organization
  • Demonstrated initiative, good judgment, and excellent interpersonal, communication and skills collaboration skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Demonstrated regular attendance at work


Thunder Bay is a scenic port city of 110,000 on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior, offering the perfect balance of a dynamic work environment and vibrant community.  Experience life to the fullest with easy access to a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.  With parks, music and performing arts centres, inland lakes, ski hills, fine dining, miles and miles of trails, rugged outdoor beauty and much more, you are sure to fall in love with Thunder Bay.  For more information about St. Joseph’s Care Group and our community, visit the following websites: www.thunderbayhealth.ca and www.sjcg.net.


To apply to this position, please visit www.sjcg.net/careers.


St. Joseph’s Care Group is committed to providing high quality client-centred care by building a respectful and inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves.  Individuals who speak a second language including French, Finnish, Italian, Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, etc. are encouraged to apply. 

Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

 Applications from all qualified individuals are welcomed.

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