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Chaplain/Spiritual Care Specialist

Competition #:800451

Job Title:Chaplain/Spiritual Care Specialist

Department:Spiritual Care

Job Category:Health Disciplines

New Work Type:Full-Time Permanent

Positions Available:1

Union Affiliation:NU

Posted Date:17/03/17

Closing date:31/03/17

Salary Range:$34.39 -$40.46 per hour

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):1.0

The Spiritual Care Department is seeking an experienced Chaplain/Spiritual Care Specialist to provide high quality spiritual care to patients, their families and hospital staff. The successful candidate will join an expert team in providing spiritual care 24/7 at St. Michael's and work as a fully participating member of the health care team in a variety of program areas.

This position requires an occasional 12 hour night shift (20:00 - 8:00) and occasional weekend shift (8:00 – 20:00).


  • Providing and promoting high quality spiritual care that is consistent with the Mission and Values of St. Michael’s Hospital for patients, their family, and hospital staff
  • Providing care that is respectful of cultural, traditional, and religious diversity and supporting ethical discussion and difficult decision making by patients, their family and staff
  • Actively engaging patients, their 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 stake holders and functioning as a full participant on a variety of clinical teams
  • Facilitating a variety of staff support strategies nurturing collaboration & supportive community
  • Being available and accessible to patients, 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
  • Providing appropriate opportunities for worship, prayer, sacraments, and other rituals


Must be willing and capable of working 12 Hour shifts: Occasional Weekends (8:00 – 20:00) & Nights (20:00 - 8:00) inclusive

  • Specialist certification with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care and current membership
  • Undergraduate degree and a Master of Divinity 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 multidisciplinary teams and capable of working independently
  • Clinical experience required
  • Excellent communication (verbal/written English), interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills are essential
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with computer applications in a Windows environment (Word, Electronic mail)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of St. Michael's Hospital
  • Must have an excellent attendance record