Master of Divinity
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
Certificate in Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy or equivalent
Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC)
Member in good standing of the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario preferred
Faith Group Endorsement preferred
Minimum 2 years experience as an Institutional Spiritual and Religious Care Provider or equivalent
Function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
Demonstrated organizational skills and leadership qualities
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written & verbal)
Excellent collaboration skills
Evidence of good attendance, punctuality, and performance history
Requires knowledge of diverse religious traditions and the ability to minister to persons with diverse religious and cultural backgrounds
Requires knowledge of religious and cultural practices that unify work teams and build a positive work culture
Requires knowledge of crisis intervention
Evidence of satisfactory attendance record
An employee’s disciplinary record will be reviewed as part of the assessment of qualifications
Ability to work in a manner that exemplifies the centre’s core values and helps patients get their life back
Should be aware of conditions and measures that may affect the safety of patients, residents, students, employees, volunteers, physicians and visitors
Provide spiritual care to patients, residents, families and staff through spiritual assessment, supportive intervention, counselling, worship and education.
Provide support to patients, residents, families and staff in grief/bereavement as well as palliative care support.
Being trauma aware in practice.
Provide individual assistance and group services that fulfil the major spiritual needs of patients and residents (e.g. special occasion services, memorial services, crises debriefing, and bedside prayer service)
Provide religious and spiritual consultation for healthcare teams and visiting religious practitioners lay pastoral visitors and pastoral care volunteers.
Participate in the education of religious practitioners, pastoral visitors, students and staff in religious and spiritual care of the sick and their families through instructional programs, consultations and informal conversation. Provide education to staff to ensure that patients’ and residents’ spiritual care needs are addressed appropriately.
Engage community resources to meet spiritual needs of multi-faith patients, residents and families to ensure that patients and residents have the opportunity to contact the faith community of their choice.
Participate as a member of clinical teams by attending interdisciplinary rounds, staff meetings, documenting, providing consultations and participating in family conferences as requested.
Ensure best practices in religious and spiritual care.
Coordinate and manage volunteer religious services offered within West Park
Participate in other related duties that align with the mission and vision of WPHC as required.
Complete workload measurement tool (GRASP) on a daily basis.
Prepare and implement an annual plan to express spiritual care priorities, strategies and schedules
Remain current with the profession through participation in continuing education
At West Park Healthcare Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment, an important part of living our brand. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community. Our accessible employment practices are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter. For further assistance please contact the Human Resources Department at (416) 243-3600 extension 4633.