Chaplain (RPT 0.5 FTE)

Spiritual Care Brockville, Ontario


Position Information

Posting Number: BMHC24-007E
Title: Chaplain (RPT 0.5 FTE)
Position Status: Regular Part-time
FTE: 0.5
Job Schedule: Days/Weekends
Department: Pastoral Services
Union: OPSEU Local 439
Site: Brockville Mental Health Centre
Number of Vacancies: 1

About The Royal

As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees. Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education.   

The Ministry of the Solicitor General facility includes a 100 bed Secure Treatment Unit (STU) to service the needs of incarcerated offenders with mental illness; and the STU has been designated a Schedule 1 facility under the Mental Health Act by the Minister of Health and Long Term Care. 

Duties: 

  • Facilitates recovery oriented spiritual, religious and cultural health services to clients and their families and staff, including spiritual, religious and cultural care assessment, interventions and connections with appropriate community partners.
  • Advocates for the spiritual, religious and cultural specifics and support of clients and their families.
  • Coordinates education regarding the integration of spiritual, religious and culturally appropriate care in the treatment of clients.
  • Recruits, screens, educate and supports the use of spiritual, religious, cultural peer support in program develop when possible to reflect a recovery oriented and collaborative approach to service delivery.
  • Develops and coordinates spiritual, religious and cultural health educational seminars and activities that enhance community capacity to support individuals living with a severe mental illness in the community.
  • Leads recovery oriented spirituality groups for clients.
  • Coordinates and contributes to the spiritual, religious and cultural education of staff regarding spiritual health practices, religious and cultural specifics of the client population.
  • Maintains excellent client records.
  • Completes work load measurement and data collection as required.
  • Keeps current with hospital policies and procedures and applicable legislation.
  • Participates in program and Spiritual and Cultural Health service meetings, staff development, committees and peer consultation.
  • Participates in program and Spiritual and Cultural Health research and evaluation.
  • Maintains competency regarding professional standards and spiritual therapeutic interventions by reviewing current literature, attending workshops/seminars, networking with colleagues and professional associations.
  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of the Royal.
  • Ensure a work environment that is conducive to the Royal’s Anti-Racism, Harassment, & Discrimination Free Workplace Policy.

Qualifications: 

  • Master level degree in divinity, religion, theology or spiritual care.
  • Clinical pastoral education at the advanced level with eligibility for registration with the College of Psychotherapy and Mental Health Workers as a Spiritual Therapist.
  • Training, certification and evidence of ongoing practice in a recognized spiritual/religious practice discipline relevant to the care of individuals living with a severe mental illness.
  • Sensitivity and ability to advocate for the spiritual, religious and cultural specifics with the care of clients and their families.
  • Training in principles of bereavement support and loss, experience leading bereavement support groups and providing crisis intervention regarding loss and death.
  • Training in principles of adult education, group work and community development.
  • Ability to foster compassionate, respectful and recovery oriented relationships, programs and community.
  • Awareness of wisdom teachings and principles of culturally divergent care.
  • Ability to advocate and respect diversity of clients, staff and community.
  • Awareness of principles of medical ethics or willingness to attain training.
  • Organizational and clerical abilities to coordinate the development of community and peer volunteers.
  • Awareness of relevant legislation and commitment to the principles of relevant legislation including the Mental Health Act, Privacy (PHIPPA) and the Criminal Code of Canada (Mental Disorder Provisions).
  • Advanced crisis intervention skills.
  • Strong advocacy skills.
  • Client-centered and driven approach.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals living with a mental illness and principles of a Recovery Culture.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with client, family, care givers, other professionals, volunteers and the community.
  • Ability to work in an automated environment.
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral expression/comprehension, reading comprehension and written expression.  Bilingual (French/English) is considered an asset.  

Salary Range: $43.39 to  $55.26 per hour

Additional Information

  • All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.
  • Please apply by clicking on the Apply button below.
  • The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • All new hires will be required to obtain a clear and valid Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.
  • The Royal is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.