Spiritual Care Practitioner
University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario, CA
4d ago

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  • Functioning as a member of the interprofessional health care team, the primary responsibilities of the Spiritual Care Practitioner include : providing direct religious and spiritual care and psychotherapy to patients, families / friends and staff at UHN, ensuring their spirituality and / or faith traditions are respected;
  • performing other responsibilities to ensure continued success of the Department of Spiritual Care at UHN; participating in professional development / educational activities / programs to ensure excellence in the provision of spiritual care and psychotherapy ;
  • performing cross-functional and other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned and / or required.


  • At minimum, completion of a Master's degree program in Theological or Spiritual Care
  • Preference will be given to candidates with Specialist certification with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) and / or working towards teaching supervisor certification
  • In the process of registering with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Up to one (1) year of relevant experience
  • Clinical experience required
  • Effective organization, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of applicable, legislative, UHN and / or departmental policies
  • Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand
  • Excellent counseling / clinical skills and compliance with confidentiality requirements
  • Exercise initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated competence in enabling effective team collaboration between colleagues, staff, volunteers and community resources
  • Demonstrated competency in ministry to the sick and to persons of diverse religious, educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Provide support to patients, families, and staff throughout MAID
  • Knowledge of research procedures, methods, techniques, statistical principles, measurement theories and data collection instruments
  • Ability to relate theology and behavioural sciences to spiritual care work
  • Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards
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