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Chaplain/Spiritual Care Provider

Chaplain/Spiritual Care Provider

Company: The Salvation Army
Contact Person: Wendy Babcock
160 Jarvis St
Toronto, Ontario
Position Description


The Chaplain, under the supervision of the Director of Chaplaincy and in collaboration with the Program Coordinators provides spiritual outreach and care to the clients and staff of the Toronto Harbour Light Ministries Transitional Housing Program and Immigrant and Refugee Program accordance The Salvation Army accreditation standards. 


Expectations & Task LIST



Reports to the Director of Chaplaincy
Works collaboratively with Program Management staff of the Transitional Housing Program and Immigrant and Refugee Services, and the Corps Officers (Pastors) of the Harbour Light Community Church to insure the provision of adequate and appropriate spiritual care to program clients.
Attends case conferences, team meetings and staff meetings as requested.



Provide Pastoral Care, moral and spiritual support to clients and staff involved with the above named programs
As directed by the Director of Chaplaincy, plan, schedule and conduct weekly devotional, chapel services, and Bible Studies
Conducts spiritual assessments for all clients admitted to the Transitional Housing Program and with Immigrant and Refugee Service clients on request
Make Hospital visits on request to any Client/Resident who may be hospitalized
Source and distribute Christian and other religious literature as requested
When necessary, assist the Director of Chaplaincy Services with arranging ceremonies, observances and funerals for Clients, accessing community resources as necessary
Make referrals as requested to churches and faith communities in the Toronto area.
Support special program activities such as Christmas, Easter, etc.
Participates in Partners in Mission and Christmas Kettle appeals, and encourages staff and client participation.
Serve on Committees of the Ministry Unit as requested by the Director of Chaplaincy
Participates in team meetings and case conferences for the Transitional Housing and the Immigrant and Refugee Services programs.
Maintains accurate case notes regarding the spiritual care of clients in keeping with agency standards.
Submits Statistics on a monthly basis



Adhere to standards that are consistent with the values, ethics and philosophy of The Salvation Army

Participate fully and constructively in staff meetings and in-service training

Engage in monthly supervision meetings and formal evaluations sessions at 3 months during the first year of employment

Read and follow the policies and procedures and standards of the Ministry Unit.

As required and is applicable, make suggestions that will improve efficiency, working conditions or procedures to management
Represent the organization in a professional manner


The above responsibilities are to be discharged in accordance with The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement, in a professional manner, exemplifying Christian standards of conduct.



Post-secondary education in Pastoral Counseling, Religious Education or Biblical and theological studies
Graduate of Salvation Army College for Officer Training or equivalent Ordination preferred
Multifaith and cultural competencies
Languages other than English a strong asset
Experience serving the spiritual needs of a diverse population
Education, training or experience working with the homeless or marginalized population impacted by mental health, trauma and substance use issues
Thorough knowledge of community resources and services
Good interpersonal skills
Fluent in written and spoken English
Certification in First Aid/CPR; Crisis Intervention

Must be a Graduate of Salvation Army College for Officer Training or equivalent Ordination; thorough knowledge of Community Resources and Services; good interpersonal skills; fluent in written and spoken English; Certification in First Aid/CPR.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

Posted: September 29, 2017  |  Expires: December 28, 2017
Posted Under: Ministry - General
Career ID: [ 4462 ]