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Chaplain

Belmont House

This is a Part-time position in Toronto, ON posted July 7, 2018.

Located in Downtown Toronto (5 minutes from Bay/Bloor), Belmont House is a charitable, non-profit, Christian home for seniors offering long term care, retirement living and apartments. For more than 160 years we have provided quality care to our residents in a safe and stimulating home environment.   Belmont House values respect, caring, innovation, teamwork, excellence and responsiveness.  We are currently seeking a Chaplain who will work on a contract basis.

Working 10 to 15 hours per week, The Chaplain counsels and minister’s residents, tenants and families to ensure their Christian spiritual needs are met. 

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Other duties may be assigned)

-Ensure the provisions of Pastoral services as follows:

-Facilitating contact with the resident’s former community/faith groups.

-Providing grief and bereavement support to resident, their families and staff.

-Coordinating and directing faith groups’ programs of support to residents.

-Organizes and participates in quarterly memorial services for the Belmont community.

-Providing crisis intervention in experiences such as grief, illness and death.

-Spiritual counselling and one to one visitation.

-Attend or preside at funerals/memorial services for residents. 

-Provide leadership and management activity as follows:

-Participation in the development goals and objectives for Belmont House through the strategic planning process and the annual development of department objectives.

-Develops and implements policies and procedures, standards and programs for religious and spiritual care.

-Plans, develops, implements and monitors pastoral services.

-Implements activities to monitor, evaluate and improve quality.

-Ensures accurate documentation of pastoral services for the residents.

-Participation in decision making at the management level.

-By establishing and working with a Spiritual and Religious Care Advisory Committee.

-Plans for use of Chapel

-Provides for quality practices for residents’ pastoral care programs as follows:

-Participates in the assessment of the new and potential residents’ spiritual and religious needs. Ensure reassessment as required, documentations and follow up.

-Participates in Interdisciplinary care planning if requested. May participate with residents in end of life decision making.

-Plans of pastoral care as a member of the interdisciplinary team by:

-Using a resident-centered approach.

-Facilitating resident involvement in assessment and planning of Spiritual and religious care needs including a knowledge of and sensitivity to multicultural needs.

-Communicating effectively with the resident and his/her family.

-Setting realistic and achievable goals for residents, families based on assessment.

-Providing monitoring and continuous improvement for individual resident and departmental programs.

-Participating as a member of the Palliative care team.

-Working cooperatively and collaboratively with other members of the care team to coordinate resident care and to ensure needs are being met.

-Organizes a schedule of religious programming and communicates with the program department.

-Interprets the religious needs, concerns, backgrounds to staff as relevant to heath care

-Is a member of the Ethics in Healthcare committee

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION & COMPETENCIES

-Must have education from a Christian Religious Congregation

-Previous experience in a long term care environment is preferred

-As the designated lead for the program, must have sufficient knowledge and experience to co-ordinate religious services and spiritual care in a multi-faith setting.

-C.AP.P.E. Training with two advanced level units.

-Experience and knowledge of gerontology.

-Computer literacy to maintain records, generate reports, produce resource material and maintain databases.

-University undergraduate degree and post graduate from a theological college.

-Sensitive to the spiritual needs of the elderly

-Excellent organizational, observational, interpersonal and communication skills

-Strong documentation skills

-Demonstrated leadership ability

-Knowledge of palliative care.

-Endorsement to chaplaincy by faith group.

-Adherence to a code of professional ethics for healthcare chaplains.

-Ability to articulate and demonstrate resident safety strategies 

Forward your resume and salary expectations via email to: stheophylactou@belmonthouse.com or fax to 416.964.1448 Attention: Human Resources Visit us at: http://www.belmonthouse.com

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those who qualify will be contacted.  No phone calls or agencies please!

Belmont House accommodates the needs of job applicants throughout the recruitment and selection process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

 

 

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  • Education level: Professional
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years

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