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Spiritual Care Professional – Regular Part Time – 210359(210359)

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted April 2, 2021.

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Spiritual Care Professional – Regular Part Time – 210359 (210359) Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 2/1/2021 1:59:18 PM

We currently have a Regular Part Time opportunity for a Spiritual Care Professional in the Spiritual & Religious Care department at our Bayview campus.

Hours of Work: Weekdays: Evenings; As per schedule Weekends: Days; As per schedule

Summary of Duties

The Spiritual Care Professional 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 Spiritual Care Professional 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.

Qualifications/Skills

  • 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 210359 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click ”Apply for Position” at the bottom of this page.

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.

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