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Chaplain - TempFT

Chaplain - TempFT

Company: The Salvation Army
Contact Person: Robert Russell
94 York Blvd
Hamilton, Ontario , L8R1R6

Position Description

Job Description

Actively promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ to staff and clients by providing spiritual leadership, pastoral counselling and by modeling the Christian faith in all interactions.
Coordinate, organize and maintain delivery of spiritual and religious care to all shelter clients, staff and community members. 
Provide crisis support and pastoral care one-to one to clients, staff and family members as needed.
Provide a ministry of presence through regular interactions with clients and staff in the shelter service. 
Participate in and/or provide leadership of other client centered programs and activities (such as sobriety groups, recreational groups, seasonal events, life skills groups, etc.).
Participate as a member of the management team as well as all other relevant staff and case conference meetings.
Oversee volunteer and community partnership development.
Facilitate weekly chapel services and other spiritual and religious based services.  i.e. chapel or worship services, prayer meetings, client and staff bible studies, discipleship groups, seasonal celebrations, memorials.
Perform other position related duties as required.

Degree in Theology, Divinity or related discipline from an accredited university, theological school or seminary
Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a spiritual care role in a social services setting
Ordination or documentation in good standing in own faith group.
Extensive knowledge of spiritual care and/or pastoral counselling and its application within the sheltering environment.
Thorough knowledge of community resources, various theologies and faith backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of clients, staff, public, and community agencies.
Ability to deal with others effectively within a team setting and to use judgment and diplomacy
Self-directed with a demonstrated ability to plan, establish, organize and accomplish objectives, complete assignments and meet deadlines.
Computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheet and database skills.
Able to work as a part of a team and independently when necessary with minimal supervision. 
Ability to lift/move 20 lbs.
Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile, and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally.
Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques in both one-on-one and group settings.
Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information, and activities.
A valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License, own vehicle and insurance  and a current driver’s abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.
Provide an original copy of a Criminal Background Check with vulnerable sector screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.  The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.
Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry
Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.
NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered

This is a temporary full time position based on 25 to 35 hours per week.  Willing to work evenings / weekends as needed, including regular involvement at the Sunday afternoon chapel service.  Flexibility in hours is required.   Travel is required.

Start Date:  May 07, 2018                                           End Date: September 14, 2018

Normal hours of work:  in consultation with your supervisor Monday to Friday and includes a ½ hr. unpaid meal break where applicable
Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume
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.
Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

Posted: April 9, 2018 | Expires: April 27, 2018
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 5215 ]