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Chaplain in Hamilton at Revera

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Division: Long Term Care

Site: BayWoods Place

Site Address: BayWoods Place,330 Main St. E.,Hamilton ,ON,L8N 3T9

Employment Type: Part Time

Expiration Date: 08/10/2018


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chaplain is responsible for providing a variety of services to ensure the spiritual and religious needs of the Residents are met.

Key Responsibilities

  • To assist in the development of goals and objectives and policies and procedures for the pastoral care services
  • To ensure pastoral care services are delivered in a manner that is keeping with the resident’s needs and expectations
  • To monitor, evaluate and continuously improve the quality of pastoral care services provided
  • To ensure that services are delivered in a manner that respects choice, consent and customer satisfaction
  • To coordinate, select, orient, and evaluate other pastoral service providers for the facility
  • To act as a resource for education, counseling, and advocacy to residents, families, and staff
  • To question, contribute, and give advice on ethical issues of the home, residents, or staff
  • To assess the spiritual and religious needs of each resident which in turn will form the framework for the services offered
  • To incorporate the following services for residents:
  • Ecumenical church services
  • Communion
  • Denominational services by clergy from specific faith
  • Non-denominational memorial service for residents, family, staff and volunteers
  • Ministerial visiting program
  • Prayer group
  • Reading or study groups
  • Special services for residents with cognitive impairments
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Off site religious / spiritual outings
  • Celebration of festivals and holy days for all faiths represented
  • Community worship within the facility
  • To uphold and promote the organization’s values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in Revera’s Code of Conduct;
  • To complete all other tasks as assigned.




  • Completion of post secondary education
  • Post graduate education relevant to spiritual and religious care
  • Endorsement by the multi-faith Council for Spiritual and Religious Care
  • 3 to 5 years experience with seniors 
  • Trained or experienced in multi-faith programming
  • Second language consistent with the resident population is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Current (within 6 months) Vulnerable Position/Sector Screening (VPS).


*Two 4-hour shifts weekly.