Temporary Part Time Court Chaplain – Durham Court

Toronto Correctional & Justice Services
August 13, 2019
Oshawa, Canada
$22.50 - $33.76 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Greg McInnes: Greg_McInnes@can.salvationarmy.org
Closing date
August 23, 2019


The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement

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.

Core Values

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.

Position Purpose Summary:

Provide spiritual care, pastoral support, relevant programming, information and practical assistance to those

impacted by and working in the correctional and justice system in a provincial court, and maintain a prominent

and positive profile for the broad ministry of The Salvation Army and its Correctional & Justice Services.


  • Provide pastoral, spiritual and religious care, moral and emotional support, and life-change programming (eg. Positive Lifestyle, Celebrate Recovery, Vulnerable Persons Property Program) to accused persons, their families, victims, witnesses, and court personnel
  • Be proactive to seek out people in court who may need assistance
  • Refer people requiring ongoing spiritual support or information to an appropriate faith leader in the community
  • Maintain and secure Spiritual Care Logs, confidential records on referrals, contacts and direct service needs of clients served (eg. Positive Lifestyle)
  • Communicate in an empathetic and influential manner with clients, families and community agencies
  • Provide practical support (eg. travel assistance, clothing, snacks, information)
  • Participate in specialty courts as requested (Drug Treatment, Youth, Family, Mental Health etc.)
  • Represent The Salvation Army chaplaincy to court personnel and attend court meetings (eg. Operations Meeting. HSJCC), and maintain a highly visible and positive public profile in court
  • Record statistics and prepare statistical reports as directed
  • Work cooperatively with other court agencies and court staff
  • Work cooperatively with other Salvation Army facilities, agencies and court services to coordinate supports and resources for people in need at court

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Represent The Salvation Army Correctional & Justice Services in chaplaincy matters at court, liaise with the judiciary, crown counsel, court administrators, defense attorneys and representatives of other court agencies
  • Know relevant policies and procedures
  • Complete training in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, CPR and First Aid and maintain current certifications
  • Attend The Salvation Army Correctional & Justice Services staff meetings and other meetings, workshops, training and conferences, as requested
  • Participate in strategic planning and recommending goals and objectives as directed
  • Support the other ministries of Correctional & Justice Services
  • Professional attire is required. Salvation Army uniform or branded clothing is preferred. Dress shirts, pants and shoes. Ties are required for men. Salvation Army name badge is required
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Demonstrated commitment to work within The Salvation Army mission and values, and demonstrated ability to apply them in all aspects of chaplaincy ministry
  • Theological training, spiritual care experience, training with a recognized chaplaincy or spiritual care education body (eg. The Salvation Army Certificate of Chaplaincy, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent), or a combination of related education and experience
  • Uniformed Salvationist preferred. Ordination by a recognized Christian denomination or agency is an asset
  • Experience in Christian-based interviewing and proficient in pastoral counseling skills
  • Knowledge of Salvation Army resources for referral and support, and other community resources (eg. addiction treatment, mental health support, correctional programming)
  • Knowledge of the religious beliefs and practices of various faith groups
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, internet, and possess good computer skills to complete reports, access email
  • Knowledge of court processes and agencies is an asset
  • Highly motivated, personable and assertive in initiating spiritual and emotional support
  • Able to work independently with limited supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and able to appropriately respond to those who are upset, difficult, distressed, homeless, and people with mental illness and addictions
  • Possesses effective oral and written communication skills, and effective interpersonal skills to assist deal with offenders, their families and staff
  • Possess and provide sound judgment, and must be able to maintain confidentiality in accordance with policy
  • Position requires a frequent amount of walking, climbing stairs, pastoral care and reading court documents
  • English required and a second language is an asset

Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:

  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • Participate in our online Armatus Abuse Training and Health and Safety training required upon hiring, as well as updated annually

HOURS: 18 hours over 3 days


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

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

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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