We currently have a Regular Part-time opportunity for a Spiritual Care Professional in the Spiritual and Religious Care department at our Bayview campus.
Summary of Duties
The Spiritual Care Practitioner/Chaplain is responsible to assess and provide spiritual care and emotional support for patients, families and staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Bayview and Holland campus). The Chaplain assumes an active role in the Spiritual Care Team and assigned units while demonstrating a commitment to compassionate, person-centered care within an inter-professional context. This position reports to the Professional and Education Leader for Spiritual & Religious Care.
Provides spiritual care and supportive counseling to support patients and their families, team members and other health care providers.
Assesses the spiritual and religious care needs of patients and their significant others and offers care directly and/or makes appropriate referrals to other members of the inter-professional team and/or to community partners.
Functions in a multi-faith environment to ensure patients and families have access to spiritual/religious and cultural rituals and services as appropriate or requested
Assists in the co-ordination of special bereavement functions such as Memorial Services.
Participates in inter-professional team meetings incorporating the patient/family spiritual needs into the overall care plan.
Advances current professional expertise and specialized knowledge in spiritual care.
Master’s Degree in Divinity or related field preferred
Certified as Specialist in Spiritual Care with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC), or its USA equivalent preferred
Registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario (CRPO) practicing in Spiritual Care preferred.
Experience providing spiritual care in a busy healthcare environment.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, critical thinking and time management skills
Compassionate, Person-centered and Family focused care philosophy required
Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of patients, families and health care staff.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in inter-professional teams.
Must be proficient in writing, reading and speaking English
Multi-lingual abilities are an asset
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 201309 to:
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.