Applications Accepted By: Attn: Masud Mahmoudiazar, Email: [email protected] Please mention ‘Competition # 28’ in the subject line of your email
The Chaplain / Group & Volunteer Coordinator will provide intentional, directed, spiritual care for residents. The position will organize and facilitate spiritual formation and development opportunities; provide Christian leadership in planning, directing, coordinating and monitoring volunteers within the facility to assist with residents and staff with a range of duties as assigned; organize, promote and monitor social activities and programs related to residents. This role is not gender-specific. We benefit from a diverse group of individuals on this team.
The Chaplain / Group & Volunteer Coordinator will:
Prays with and or leads people to faith in Jesus Christ as opportunity permits
Plans and conducts creative worship services, pastoral care programs (including on-going visitation), and Bible studies for residents as applicable
Assists residents towards achieving personal and spiritual well being
Works as a team member with the institution’s administrative and other pastoral care givers in corporate problem-solving for the benefit of the program and individuals; acts as a member of a case management team
Communicates in an empathetic and influential manner with residents, families, staff and community agencies; maintains written records / logs of activities (including activity reports and statistical information)
Recruits, interviews, trains, orients, documents, and monitors all chaplaincy volunteers, coordinating their involvement in program delivery
Develop and maintain involvement of Christian groups with weekly spiritual activities, special events and workshops
Liaises with representatives of other faith communities as needed
Knows and acts in accordance with security procedures of the institution to ensure safety and confidentiality of information
Reviews safety, physical décor and set-up of chapel or pastoral care areas
May serve on Salvation Army Councils and Committees
Promote volunteering (internally and externally) through recruitment and publicity strategies and campaigns
Generate appropriate volunteering opportunities and role descriptions based on the needs of the organization
Develop, monitor and evaluate outside activities and community engagement activities for the residents and write reports for funders if required
Liaise with different ministry units of The Salvation Army or with other stakeholders
Liaise with different colleges of social studies and Coordinate different programs and activities that are implemented by the practicum students.
Support planning and coordination of in-house programs and its activities
Responsible for the planning, development and execution of a variety of recreational programs
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
*NOTE: For some jobs, you may be required to provide validated educational documentation.
Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Christian Counseling or equivalent experience
Training in Christian theology and pastoral counseling with specific training in emotional and spiritual care and chaplaincy would be an asset.
Certification in First Aid/CPR
Certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
Criminal Record Review Act clearance to work with vulnerable adults
One year but less than three years of prior related experience, including, experience in a pastoral position dealing with death, dying and incarceration.
Experience working with marginalized people, including people recovering from addictions, and experiencing mental health issues
Experience in church and community related ministries
A primary commitment to Jesus Christ and a passion to minister to persons of diverse cultures and backgrounds
Excellent oral and written communication skills
An understanding of Salvation Army Social Services programs
Ability to interact individually and facilitate support groups
Understanding of Universal precautions
Computer skills, with ability to work with Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
Fluent spoken and written English
OTHER CONDITIONS / REQUIREMENTS
Successful obtainment of the Criminal Record Review Act clearance to work with vulnerable adults through the Criminal Records Review Program
Successful obtainment of clearance through The Salvation Army Child Abuse Registry
Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:
Background check consent.
A clear vulnerable sector screening.
A clean drivers abstract.
Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training.
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.