Spiritual Care Worker
Part Time .3 EFT
The successful candidate, under the supervision of the lead Spiritual Health Practitioner provides spiritual care services to assigned residents, and families at The Saul and Claribel Centre.
Performs all duties in accordance with established health and safety regulations/guidelines, policies and procedures (e.g. utilizing personal, protective equipment as per safe work procedures). Notify management or their designates (i.e. supervisors) of all accidents, injuries illnesses or safety or health concerns which are likely to harm themselves, their co-workers, or any others who enter the premises.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
• Education in clinical pastoral/spiritual care.
• Member in good standing with Canadian Association for Spiritual Care and Education (Manitoba Region) CASC/ACSS is a definite asset
• Endorsement for lay ministry or ordination by a faith group is an asset.
• One year of satisfactory spiritual care experience in a health-care setting.
• The spiritual needs of the sick, the elderly, the dying and their families.
• Current spiritual care practices.
• Able to meet the physical and mental requirements of the position.
• An appreciation of, and sensitivity, to different faith traditions.
• Proven interpersonal skills, including those necessary for spiritual care, and interdisciplinary relationships in a long term care setting.
• Demonstrates knowledge of, and support for, the Centre’s Mission Statement and goals, Residents Bill of Rights and Centre’s Code of Conduct.
Skills & Abilities
• To work as an interdisciplinary team member.
• To provide education for staff and community agencies.
• To determine resource requirements.
• To prepare written reports and correspondence.
• To communicate orally as in leading worship and teaching.
• Spiritual needs of residents and families are met.
• Active participation in interdisciplinary teams.
• Effective interpersonal skills are demonstrated.
• Confidentiality in all Centre matters is maintained.
• Continuing education, either at the Centre or externally, is evident.
• All deadlines are met.
• Centre policies and procedures are understood and carried out.
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Meets Spiritual, Religious and Worship Needs of Residents in the Centre
• Assesses spiritual needs of residents as assigned and documents same in health care record.
• Participates in interdisciplinary conferences.
• Provides spiritual care, counselling and religious rites as required.
• Ministers to patients/residents/families and staff to meet special needs at time of death or other crisis.
• Maintains ongoing communication with the supervisor relating to work schedule and status updates of the residents.
2. Provides Opportunity For Worship and Religious Expression
• Provides unit-based worship experiences or spiritual groups as required.
• Communicates special worship needs of individuals in the Simkin Centre to the supervisor.
• Develops and maintains a personal spiritual discipline appropriate to own religious tradition.
3. Initiates and Contributes To Learning and Development
• Identifies learning needs of self and others and communicates to the supervisor
• Participates in educational opportunities in The Simkin Centre and the community as assigned.
4. Participates – Spiritual Care Department, The Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre
• Meets regularly with Coordinator of Spiritual Care.
• Assists with interpreting Centre policies and procedures to visiting religious representatives.
• Participates in development of policies and procedures for Spiritual Care Department.
• Maintains appropriate records.
• Maintains active membership in CASK and other ecclesiastical and professional organizations.
• May include encounters with aggressive and/or agitated patient/residents, family members, staff, or visitors.
Please send resumes to: Renee.Gray@simkincentre.ca