Temporary Full Time Chaplain/Spiritual Care Provider until January 2024

November 24, 2022
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Harbour Light
Salary Range:
$23.88 per hour
160 Jarvis St
Posting Expires:
December 16, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Human Relations: resumes@harbourlight.org


The Chaplain, under the supervision of the Director of Chaplaincy and in collaboration with the Program Coordinators provides spiritual outreach and care to the clients and staff of the Toronto Harbour Light Ministries Transitional Housing Program, Immigrant and Refugee Program, and Grace Harbour Program accordance The Salvation Army accreditation standards


  • Provide Pastoral Care, moral and spiritual support to clients and staff involved with the above named programs
  • As directed by the Director of Chaplaincy, plan, schedule and conduct weekly devotional, chapel services, and Bible Studies
  • Conducts spiritual assessments for all clients admitted to the Transitional Housing Program, Immigrant and Refugee Program, and Grace Harbour Program clients on request
  • Make Hospital visits on request to any Client/Resident who may be hospitalized
  • Source and distribute Christian and other religious literature as requested
  • Arranging ceremonies, observances and funerals for Clients, with approval from management
  • Make referrals as requested to churches and faith communities in the Toronto area
  • Support special program activities such as Christmas, Easter, etc.
  • Participates in Christmas Kettle appeals, and encourages staff and client participation
  • Serve on Committees of the Ministry Unit as requested by the Director of Chaplaincy
  • Participates in team meetings and case conferences for the Transitional Housing, the Immigrant and Refugee Services program and Grace Harbour Programs
  • Maintains accurate case notes regarding the spiritual care of clients in keeping with agency standards
  • Submits Statistics on a monthly basis


  • Adhere to standards that are consistent with the values, ethics and philosophy of The Salvation Army
  • Participate fully and constructively in staff meetings and in-service training
  • Engage in monthly supervision meetings and formal evaluations sessions at 3 months during the first year of employment
  • Read and follow the policies and procedures and standards of the Ministry Unit.
  • As required and is applicable, make suggestions that will improve efficiency, working conditions or procedures to management
  • Represent the organization in a professional manner

Perform other duties as required.



  • Post-secondary education in Pastoral Counseling, Religious Education or Biblical and theological studies
  • Graduate of Salvation Army College for Officer Training or equivalent Ordination preferred; or training, with a recognized chaplaincy or spiritual care education background
  • Certification in First Aid/CPR; Crisis Intervention
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


  • Experience serving the spiritual needs of a diverse population
  • Education, training or experience working with the homeless or marginalized population impacted by mental health, trauma and substance use issues
  • Thorough knowledge of community resources and services


  • Multifaith and cultural competencies
  • Languages other than English a strong asset
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week



Please email your cover letter and resume and include Chaplain/Spiritual Care Provider in the subject line.



In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all new employees within the Province of Ontario, Social Services sector.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.


The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


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