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Spiritual Care Practitioner

Posted Dec 27th, 2023 in Careers

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre is a faith based 134 bed facility specializing in rehabilitation, complex care and seniors’ health. We are Niagara’s only rehabilitation hospital and we take pride in providing an environment where our staff can grow professionally and personally.  Add to that the beautiful environment of the Niagara Region with its breathtaking nature trails, award-winning wineries, acclaimed arts and culture and post-secondary institutions, and Hotel Dieu Shaver is where great careers begin and excel.

Position: Spiritual Care Practitioner
Department:  Mission and Pastoral Services
Position Type: Casual and Regular Part Time

We are seeking a Spiritual Care Practitioner to provide spiritual/religious/emotional support and supportive counseling on the basis of need to patients, family, and HDS team members.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Provides high quality spiritual care that is consistent with the Mission and Values of Hotel Dieu Shaver.
  • Provides direct religious and spiritual care to patients, families/friends and staff at HDS ensuring their spirituality, faith traditions, diversity and culture are respected.
  • Provides support in ethical discussion and difficult decision making by patients, their families and staff.
  • Provide appropriate opportunities for worship, prayer, sacraments and other rituals.
  • Has the ability to work independently and as a team member in a multi-faith, multi-cultural setting.
  • Possess proficient computer skills preferably in Microsoft Word, Meditech and Emerald.
  • Has strong clinical documentation skills.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills to facilitate strong working relationships with patients, families, spiritual care team, interdisciplinary team and community partners.
  • Availability and accessible to patients, loved ones and staff within the continuum of care, especially those experiencing spiritual and emotional distress.
  • Engages and advocates for the care and treatment of the whole person (spiritual, psychological, mental and social) during their hospital experience.
  • Excellent counseling/clinical skills and compliance with confidentiality requirements.
  • Must have an excellent attendance record.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Undergraduate and a Master of Divinity or Master of Pastoral Studies degree or equivalent.
  • Current certification as Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC), or in the process of completing certification.
  • Registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, or in the process of completing registration.
  • A minimum of two years recent pastoral care experience in a hospital setting, preferably in a complex care or rehabilitation setting.
  • A letter of endorsement from a recognized faith group required.
  • Proficiency in both official languages (English and French) will be considered an asset

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption based on medical or other ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

If you are interested in serving our community in an environment of holistic and compassionate care and would like to join our team, we invite you to submit your resume and cover letter.

We invite you to join our friendly work environment and take advantage of a unique opportunity to develop in an innovative role and in a culture that fosters holistic and compassionate care.   Please submit your resume and cover letter.



Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Human Resources Department
541 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON L2T 4C2

Fax: (905) 687-3228

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request throughout the recruitment process.               

We thank all applicants for their reply and advise that only those under consideration will be contacted by the Human Resources Department.

Renewing Hope. Rebuilding Lives.

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre is a specialty hospital that excels in providing rehabilitation and complex care to thousands of patients across the Niagara Region.

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