Spiritual Care Practitioner & Counsellor
Temporary Contract (ending March 31, 2023)
Full-time (1 FTE)
St. Joseph’s Hospice of London is a charitable organization that offers compassionate holistic care and support to people living with a palliative illness. Support is also extended to their family members and caregivers and to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Hospice programs and services are offered at no cost and are available irrespective of age, gender, religion, race, ethnicity or economic status.
St. Joseph’s Hospice is currently recruiting for a temporary, part-time Spiritual Care Practitioner & Counsellor. The position supports a variety of programs and services designed to promote a person-centred, seamless approach to care. The Spiritual Care Practitioner & Counsellor also supports the Psychological, Spiritual, Social, Practical, End of Life Care/Death Management and Loss and Grief Domains of Care of individuals and their loved ones throughout the Palliative Care - Chronic Disease Continuum, including bereavement. This position will serve our community clients and provide spiritual support to the London Middlesex Palliative Care Outreach Team (PCOT).
Key Accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
SPIRITUAL CARE and COUNSELLING:
- Completes spiritual care assessments and identifies, guides and facilitates the spiritual support and/or interventions for the unique faith needs of individuals in our community programs as well as the London-Middlesex Palliative Care Outreach Teams (PCOTs), and their identified circle of care.
- Builds strong relationships with various faith leaders to optimally address the diverse faith, cultural and spiritual needs of those we serve, communicating and facilitating connections with established Client faith supports, as appropriate.
PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION and EVALUATION:
- In collaboration with members of the interdisciplinary team, provides input into the direction of spiritual and supportive care programming to meet the diverse needs of those we serve.
- Adheres to the theoretical framework for spiritual and supportive care service provision.
- Ensures services are:
- reflective of the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph’s Hospice, and in alignment with our Strategic Plan; and
- evidence-informed and delivered in an effective and equitable manner.
To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and /or abilities required.
- University degree in in Counselling, Social Work, Religious, Theological or Pastoral studies is required, Master's level is preferred
- Registration and in good standing with a Regulated Professional College in Ontario is preferred
- Member of Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) is preferred
- Certificate in Grief and Bereavement or Thanatology from a recognized post-secondary institution is preferred
- Demonstrated relationship management skills consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Joseph’s Hospice
- Willingness to work flexible hours and possess reliable personal transportation and be approved by insurance carrier to drive personal vehicle
St. Joseph’s Hospice is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. If you require any accommodations to fully and fairly participate in the application, interview or selection process, please contact Human Resources at (519) 438-2102 ext. 257 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to provide a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account your accessibility needs.
If you are interested in this role, and have the qualifications identified, please submit your cover letter and resume via the link provided below:
We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted