Corporate Professionals
COV00043906 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

This is your opportunity to join the dynamic health care team at Villa Caritas (VC), which is an acute care geriatric psychiatry facility that specializes in caring for seniors with complex mental health issues. This part time regular position will provide spiritual care to the units at VC. You will share in shift and on-call responsibilities with the team of chaplains at the Misericordia Community Hospital (MCH). Your professional practice of being highly relational, will continue to support collaboration between the patient, family and support system and the care team to be an integral part of Covenant Health's Geriatric Psychiatry Program. You will report to the Spiritual Care Manager, Acute (Urban & Rural). Please note: Travel is required, and may include the use of a personal vehicle. A standard driver’s abstract may also be required for use of corporate lease vehicles.


As a professional, integrated member on the healthcare team, the Chaplain, accountable to the Manager of Spiritual Care, seeks to improve the quality of life for patients, families, and staff, experiencing spiritual, moral or existential distress related to changes in health, ability, and life circumstances. Utilizing a holistic, relational approach, the Chaplain assesses the nature and extent of the client's concerns, develops a plan of care, and provides therapeutic interventions to promote and engage the client in their healing process, focusing on the wellness needs and goals of the client. Chaplains use interventions informed by religion, spirituality and the social sciences as well as counselling psychotherapeutic theories and an awareness of cultural traditions. Chaplain's honor and promote diversity and inclusion, while modeling respect and sensitivity. Chaplains initiate and engage in consultations and referrals with other professional colleagues and give spiritual leadership across Covenant Health sites. This position is non-unionized.

  • Classification: Chaplain
  • Unit and Program: Villa Caritas Spiritual Care
  • Primary Location: Villa Caritas
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • FTE: 0.50
  • Posting End Date: 14-JUN-2024
  • Date Available: 24-JUN-2024
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 5
  • Shift Pattern: As Per Rotation
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Hourly Salary: $34.17
  • Maximum Hourly Salary: $51.25
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

Commencement of a Master’s degree in theology or related field of studies from an accredited theological college. Completion of an undergraduate degree in theology or related field of studies. Advanced Standing in CASC/ACSS. Membership with the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC/ACSS). One year of related experience in institutional ministry preferred.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Suitable knowledge and abilities required for working within a continuing care or acute care setting, as well as with primary populations: women's health, intensive care/critical care, surgery, psychiatry, medicine, palliative, geriatrics, or emergency. Demonstrated understanding and ability to work in a multi-faith, multi-cultural and multidisciplinary setting. Commitment to personal and professional integration, as well as spiritual, psychological and emotional integration. Ability to engage in theological reflection. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Computer skills - email, outlook scheduling, electronic health programs as needed. Ability to listen, counsel, and be present. Ability to be non-judgmental, maintain confidence, and affirm individual worth.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in theology or related field of studies from an accredited theological college. Specialist certification in supervised Pastoral Education from a CASC/ACSS accredited program preferred. Three years of experience providing spiritual care in a healthcare setting.

Hiring Requirements

The following must be provided prior to your first day of work:

Security Screening: Satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search (as applicable based on position). Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions with Covenant Health.

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