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Spiritual Care Practitioner

Posted Jun 14th, 2024 in Careers

As the only rehabilitation hospital in the Niagara Region, Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre provides specialized post-acute hospital care and exceptional clinical outcomes through inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and complex care programs. Our interprofessional team utilizes state of the art equipment to restore health, rebuild lives, and renew hope providing the highest quality of compassionate care to every patient. Hotel Dieu Shaver is where careers begin and flourish.

Position: Spiritual Care Practitioner
Position Type: Regular Full-Time (1 position), Casual (1 position)

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.
  • Provides 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.
  • Possesses proficient computer skills preferably in Microsoft Word, Meditech and Emerald.
  • Has strong clinical documentation skills.
  • Possesses 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.
  • Has 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.

*Must be willing to work on a rotational basis during days, weekends and holidays as scheduled by the Director of Mission and Pastoral Services.*

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.

At HDS we believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes informed decisions, drives innovation, and delivers the best care for our patients. We are dedicated to fostering a positive culture where individuals of all backgrounds and identities feel empowered, respected and included. HDS values equity and an inclusive culture and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse team where everyone is welcome.

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 appreciate all applications received and advise that only those under consideration will be contacted.

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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