Chaplain- Hamilton


Wesley Hamilton chaplain job ad Aug 20 2018



Job Title: Chaplain Job Posting #: 1008

Program: Chaplaincy Program

Effective Date: ASAP

Posting Date: August 20th, 2018 Posting Closing: September 3rd 2018 @ 4 pm

Status: Full-Time; Permanent/Full-Time; Temporary

Note: This posting is for two positions a permanent and a temporary which extends through March 31, 2019 with the possibility of extension.


Provide guidance and counsel within a multi-faith environment to the participants in our various programs related to their spiritual/religious well-being and needs recognizing the importance of spiritual/religious and emotional support whether it be opportunities to practice their faith or support for patients who align themselves with no faith.


  1. Provide spiritual and moral guidance to program participants;
  2. Partner to build a full program of spiritual/religious ministries, including workshops, counselling sessions, spiritual/religious education and special events across Wesley’s programs;
  3. Through a community development approach focusing on asset-based empowerment and building on the strengths of the individuals and the collective within the neighbourhood conduct research within the assigned neighbourhood and to understand the unique needs of the Syrian refugee population and the key issues facing communities;
  4. Develop and facilitate group sessions with newcomer men to identify cultural adaptation methods that will allow newcomers to integrate in a timely and appropriate way;
  5. Provide individual counseling to newcomer men and other Wesley participants regarding spiritual and emotional health
  6. Lead inter-denominational Sunday worship services within seniors programing;
  7. Creatively develop engagement strategies for Syrian newcomer men and other Wesley participants which promote community connections and integration;
  8. Provide referrals to/ maintain list of potentially needed supports, including; employment, recreation, education, housing, health, trauma counselling etc.
  9. Complete all administrative and financial requirements associated with the role;
  10. Participate in committees and participant conferences to enhance the continuity of care to participants
  11. Establishes positive working relationships with all members of the team as well as with the volunteers
  12. Assess participant spiritual/emotional/social needs and strengths (including but not limited to religious connections) and support use of participants strengths in addressing needs
  1. Provides crisis intervention as necessary;
  2. Document service provided.
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a safe environment and communicate effectively with all age groups of participants.
  4. Support staff in dealing with the emotion in loss of a participant.
  5. Adhere to all organizational standards, policies, and procedures and to the code of ethics of their particular Association of Professional Chaplain affiliation. (combined two items here)
  6. Other duties as assigned.



  1. Master of Divinity/Theology degree from a recognized educational institution;
  2. 4 CASC (or CASC equivalent) certified CPE Units
  3. Certification as Specialist with CASC and registration with CRPO preferred.
  4. Relevant, practical experience with target population
  5. Qualified spiritually, morally, intellectually, and emotionally to serve as a chaplain;
  6. Ability to function in a multi-faith capacity.
  7. Must have effective interpersonal and group communication skills;
  8. Must have the ability to work with a diverse/multi-cultural population;
  9. Experience providing chaplaincy in an Urban Core setting;
  10. Training and experience related to trauma counselling;
  11. Ability and stamina to minister to participants
  12. Flexibility in work hours , programs, and services
  13. Ability and desire to work with clergy and volunteers of varying faith backgrounds
  14. Experience in working as part of a team;
  15. Fluency in another language is a strong asset; Fluency in French or Arabic considered a strong asset

Core Competencies

1) Communication Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, written and spoken;
  • Fluency in a second language an asset.

2) Organization, Use of Self

  • Strong time management and organizational skills;
  • Strong team work skills;
  • Demonstrated initiative and problem solving skills, multitasking in a fast paced environment;
  • Self-directed for continuous improvement and ongoing learning;
  • Understand and practice related to setting and maintaining professional boundaries;
  • Understand the impact of personal values and beliefs on practice;
  • Understand and recognize situations involving conflict of interest;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality, privacy protection and informed consent;
  • Act with integrity;
  • Recognize personal limitations;
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of codes of ethics

3) Cross Cultural Competencies

  • Demonstrated understanding of anti-racist , anti-oppression frameworks, policies and practices, with training in these issues;
  • Proven skills in working productively with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • The ability to effectively work in an multicultural workplace environment;

4) Technology

  • Advanced computer skills with demonstrated knowledge and use of Windows MS Office, keyboard skills, email, and internet;
  • Open to using innovative technologies to advance program outcomes;
  • Knowledge or experience delivering training and networking services in a web based environment an asset;

5) Community Development competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice for client centered, strength based, neighbourhood based, and capacity building program development/delivery;
  • Broad knowledge of local community resources.


Interested applicants please send resumes including cover letter and salary expectations to:

Wesley is an equal opportunity employer which embraces diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. More information about Wesley can be found on our website at Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department at

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