Jan 20, 2022Full time
Posting #: 2022-002 Position: Spiritual Care Coordinator Posted: January 20, 2022 Deadline: February 19, 2022 Spiritual Care Coordinator Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week 3-year term contract - renewal based on funding JOB SUMMARY: Carpenter Hospice is an 11-bed home in the heart of Burlington that offers resident-based care to individuals in the last stages of their lives, and community-based programs for individuals dealing with grief or a life-limiting illness. It is an exciting time to be joining Carpenter Hospice as we expand our resident and community services in Burlington and surrounding areas. Working in partnership with the hospice and community teams, the Spiritual Care Coordinator delivers emotional, social, and spiritual care supports to clients and their families. This position encompasses an awareness of faith based and broad spiritual needs at the end of life and an ability to build relationships with faith leaders in the community. The Spiritual Care Coordinator will provide a range of interventions including individual and family counseling, advocacy, education, access to community supports and spiritual companioning. In partnership with the Bereavement Coordinator will provide grief and bereavement support and care for family and caregivers who’s loved one has died. This is an exciting opportunity to build a new program at the hospice. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: In this role, you are responsible for addressing inquiries related to a wide range of psychological, social, emotional, and practical services to meet individual and/or family needs as well as supporting financial, legal, healthcare, and funeral planning. Other responsibilities include: Design, implement and evaluate the spiritual care program, ensuring proper documentation Provide direct 1:1 spiritual support and/or counsel to residents and families with complex spiritual needs Provide comforting and counseling services to clients/residents/families/staff directly and through special services (e.g., memorial services) Serve as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team involved in client care planning, with particular focus on spiritual components of care Participate in opportunities for ongoing training to ensure nursing staff, multi-professional colleagues and volunteers have the necessary skills to support spiritual needs Receive and process assessments and referrals and assess for assignment to spiritual care volunteers according to need and level of expertise Build and maintain connections to local spiritual resources including community faith leaders and mentors Provide orientation to Carpenter Hospice (CH) to community faith leaders to enable them to provide care to their members at CH Work with the bereavement coordinator, facilitate bereavement support groups and activities Work with the wellness coordinator identifying spiritual needs of clients and families Establish and maintain community partnerships to ensure an integrated approach to programs and services Contribute to the development of relevant hospice policies and procedures Develop and maintain program content for annualized calendar, website, and other social media outlets Participate in budget planning, identifying needs and goals for the program and maintaining oversight accountability for program spending Oversee quality assessment and improvement opportunities and track statistical information regarding utilization of services and program outcomes Set and achieve program goals that align with the organization’s strategic priorities and mission, vision, and values THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: Bachelor’s degree in religious studies or related topic Master’s degree in theology, divinity, pastoral studies or equivalent preferred Experience in palliative and end of life care including with clients/residents and their families One to one and group counseling experience Proven leadership abilities with effective skills in verbal and written communication, problem solving and team building Demonstrated experience with group facilitation and training Experience leading and evaluating programs Demonstrated ability to manage challenging situations, effectively utilizing negotiation and conflict resolution skills Knowledge of the healthcare system, hospice/palliative care philosophy, grief and bereavement and community resources Additional education/training in mental health and experience with virtual programs will be considered assets Excellent team player. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Ability to work flexible hours including evening hours and weekends to meet the needs of clients and families, including on-call support Ability and means to travel as needed Required to provide a satisfactory current criminal reference check (CPIC) including for Vulnerable Populations prior to hire Carpenter Hospice has a mandatory COVID-19 immunization policy in place. All applicants will be required to adhere to this policy To apply, please email your resume to HR@thecarpenterhospice.com At Carpenter Hospice, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter. For any assistance, please contact the Human Resource Department at 905-631-9994 extension 136. We thank all applicants for their interest in Carpenter Hospice. Only qualified candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.