Chaplain – Temp Part Time – Hamilton Booth

The Salvation Army
February 18, 2021
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Job Type
$23.68 per hour
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: Attention: Jonathan Miedema; Regional Director of Spiritual Care Mailing Address: 94 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON, L8R 1R6 Attention: Jonathan Miedema; Regional Director of Spiritual Care Please, no phone calls.
Closing date
February 25, 2021


The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.  Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

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The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

This is a temporary, part-time position based upon 15 hours per week. Flexibility in scheduling is required.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  Applicable shifts include a ½ hour unpaid meal break.  The operational hours of this facility are 24/7. Flexibility is required.

Shifts: 15 hours a week, Varied Shifts.

Start Date:  ASAP

End Date:  October 31, 2021

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.


Program and Service Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the Spiritual Care programs are operated and developed in accordance with the mission and values of The Salvation Army, and with applicable contract(s) and/or agreements.
  • Provide and/or arrange for crisis support, spiritual care, and pastoral counseling to individuals and families, respecting their freedom of choice and privacy to select and/or request spiritual support.
  • Develop relationships with and deliver spiritual care to residential clients of the Hamilton Booth Centre.
  • Coordinate spiritual activities including prayer, devotions, and Bible study for clients and/or staff. Assist in organizing appointments with a roster of spiritual care providers.
  • Work with interdisciplinary team members at Hamilton Booth Centre in problem solving for the benefit of clients. Attend and be an active participant in staff meetings, case management meetings and shelter discharge planning.
  • Have a knowledge of other faith groups, beliefs and practices, maintain a connection to community faith and spiritual group leaders for referrals and support of client as needed, as well maintaining a current directory of available multi faith referrals.
  • Work with other pastoral/spiritual care providers to provide care best fitting with each client’s needs.
  • Contact and follow-up with families in the community where appropriate.
  • Participate in and/or help facilitate wraparound groups in collaboration with the case management team.
  • Maintain knowledge of current best practices by reviewing various spiritual care literatures, consulting with community/denominational experts in spiritual care, and attending professional development activities.

Human Resources:

  • Provide orientation and training for those involved in providing spiritual care.
  • May directly supervise volunteers.

Financial and Administration:

  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual statistical information as well as case and log entries.
  • Achieve and maintain Spiritual Care Accreditation Standards.

Health and Safety:

  • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures.


Education, Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Degree in Theology, Divinity or related discipline from an accredited university, theological school or seminary.
  • Ordination or documentation in good standing in own faith group.
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as delivered by Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC formerly CAPPE).
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification and CPR/First Aid Certification.
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of prior related experience, including, experience in providing emotional and spiritual support in a social service setting.
  • Extensive knowledge of spiritual care and/or pastoral counselling and its application within the emergency shelter environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of community resources, various theologies and faith backgrounds.

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Develop an understanding of the Mission of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of clients, staff, public, and community agencies.
  • Ability to prepare and present educational material.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure that own behaviour is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • 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.
  • Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information, and activities.
  • Participate in supervision/annual performance review process
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training.
  • Must comply with all Salvation Army policies and procedures and associated legislation.
  • Proficient computer skills in using all aspects of Microsoft Office.
  • A valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License, access to a personal vehicle 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 Background Check with vulnerable sector screening.
  • Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry.

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