Chaplain

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Chaplain

The Heights at Mt.View | Victoria, B.C Canada. | Part Time 

The Opportunity 

At Baptist Housing, every day is an opportunity for you to help our seniors experience life well in supportive communities. As a member of our team, you can experience a fulfilling career while working in a collaborative environment where support for you is prioritized. In the role of Chaplain, you’ll create avenues for Christian worship, spiritual growth, and care for residents, families, and team members within the community, walking alongside them through life's challenges and joys. 

About The Role

*This is a 15-hour-a-week position in our Victoria long-term care community, The Heights at. Mt. View. 

As a Chaplain at Baptist Housing, you'll serve as an ambassador by embodying our ministry values and demonstrating servant leadership, catering to the needs of residents, team members, families, partners, and spiritual care volunteers. In complex residential care settings, you'll conduct spiritual assessments, collaborate with the interdisciplinary team, and participate in care conferences, ensuring residents' spiritual well-being aligns with their personal values. Additionally, you'll facilitate various spiritual activities, provide counselling for residents and families, and offer support to team members in addressing their spiritual needs. Networking with local resources and maintaining documentation for spiritual care services are also integral aspects of the role, contributing to a culture of health, safety, and holistic care. 

Requirements

  • A graduate degree in theology (e.g., M.A., M.C.S., M.Div.) or a minimum of a bible or ministry degree from an evangelical bible school 

  • Completion of Clinical Psychospiritual Education units or training in Professional Chaplaincy is preferred. 

  • Three to five years’ experience ministering to the unique needs of seniors.  Consideration will be given to life experience and personal learning. 

  • Agreement with Baptist Housing’s Statement of Faith 

About You

You possess a compassionate heart, dedicated to serving residents and families with love and pastoral care, regardless of their religious beliefs or background. Your innate sensitivity to religious and cultural diversity allows you to foster inclusivity and understanding within diverse communities. You excel at developing and enhancing chaplaincy services, seamlessly integrating the ministry of spiritual care volunteers. As a comforting and familiar presence, you navigate through the lives of residents and team members, offering solace and support in times of need. Your genuine affection for the elderly, coupled with a deep understanding of geriatrics and senior concerns, enables you to provide tailored spiritual guidance that aligns with their overall wellness. Your adeptness in crisis counselling and your ability to communicate faith issues with clarity and sensitivity from a biblical perspective without imposing beliefs reflect your commitment to respecting individual autonomy. Alongside your excellent communication skills and aptitude for relationship-building, you thrive in collaborative environments, valuing teamwork and continuous learning. Your self-motivation and adaptability allow you to work independently and flexibly, while your sense of humour adds warmth and positivity to interactions. Proficient in utilizing technology for communication and documentation, you ensure efficient and effective service delivery in today's digital age. 

About Us

Baptist Housing provides enhanced living communities and exceptional care to over 2700 seniors in British Columbia. We provide long term care, assisted living, independent living, and home support in our communities in Kelowna, Vancouver, and Victoria. We serve through a culture of caring where we put the wellness of our residents first in a person centred approach. We live out a servant leadership model that collaborates in teams and builds strong relationships while exemplifying Christ-like values.  We're a committed group of people who bring their whole selves to work, and we're also FUN! We take what we do seriously, but not ourselves. We're affiliated with the Fellowship Pacific Baptist churches.

Compensation & Benefits

An hourly wage of $35.69 with employer-paid extended health and dental coverage, paid vacation, RRSP matching, and support for professional development.

How To Apply

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