Spiritual Health Practitioner – Winnipeg





Position: Spiritual Health Practitioner
Department: Spiritual Care
Site: Misericordia Health Centre
City: Winnipeg
Union: MAHCP-Prof/Tech
FTE: 1.00
Anticipated Shift: Monday – Friday, occasional weekends

About Misericordia Health Centre

Misericordia Health Centre has been providing quality faith-based health care to Manitobans since 1898. Today, Misericordia plays a critical role within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. We offer a diverse range of health-care programs – everything from the Eye Care Centre of Excellence to the provincial Sleep Disorder Centre to Misericordia Place, our 100-bed personal care home.

Misericordia Health Centre is founded in the values of the Misericordia Sisters. These values of Respect, Care and Trust guide us in offering “compassion of the heart for those in need”.

Position Overview

Spiritual Health is a key component of faith-based care. At Misericordia, a Spiritual Health Practitioner is a valued member of the interdisciplinary care team and contributes to the wholistic care of our clients, patients and residents. Spiritual Health Practitioners are responsible for the assessment and continuing care of the emotional, spiritual and religious well-being of staff, clients and their families through programming, ritual and one-to-one support. Spiritual Health Practitioners practice person-centered care by offering a non-judgmental and compassionate presence to the diverse cultural, spiritual and religious needs of our clients.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from an accredited Canadian university or the approved equivalent, if internationally educated, is required. Course work must include psychology; sociology; philosophy/ethics; spirituality/religious studies; counseling; grief and loss; mental health & addictions and cultural safety. Master’s Degree related to spirituality and health is preferred.
  • Supervised clinical experience in a healthcare environment (at least 2 units of CPE is required, Advanced CPE preferred). May consider a combination or accreditation of equivalent courses (Spiritual Diversity, spiritual direction, counseling, etc.).
  • Active member of a professional organization with a Code of Ethics.
  • This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, Child Abuse Registry Check and an Adult Abuse Registry Check. Candidate is responsible for any service charges incurred.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong and demonstrated skills in active listening, compassionate presence, cultural safety, grief work, end of life conversations, crisis care, counseling and organizational spiritual leadership.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, respect and ability to champion mission, vision & values of Misericordia Health Centre. To apply or to view full WRHA posting, please click here: https://careers.wrha.mb.ca/job/Winnipeg-Spiritual-Health-Practitioner-MB/559478317/

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