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Chaplain

The Salvation Army

Edmonton, AB

Website : https://salvationarmy.ca/alberta

 

Job Description: Job Poster

Mission and Values Statement 

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church and charitable movement, active in over 128 countries worldwide. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. The Mission of The Salvation Army is to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. This is expressed in spiritual ministry, and also by a wide variety of social services, which are extended without discrimination as to race or creed.

There are three Core Values of our Faith: Salvation, Holiness, and Intimacy with God.  Rooted in these three values are the seven core operational values that guide all aspects of the Salvation Army in the Canada & Bermuda Territory.

Compassion:        We reach out to others and care for them.

Respect:               We promote the dignity of all persons.

Excellence:          We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

Integrity:              We are honest, trustworthy and accountable.

Relevance:           We are committed to the pursuit of innovation and effectiveness.

Co-Operation:     We encourage and foster teamwork and partnerships.

Celebration:        We give thanks by marking milestones and successes.

The powerful mission and core values of The Salvation Army serve as significant attractors for those people who choose to join the organization, which has been serving the under-served and evolving for 150 years.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Performing various chaplaincy duties which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide spiritual care, direction and encouragement to those who access the Centre of Hope services including creating, documenting and following up on spiritual assessments and spiritual care plans
  • Plan & coordinate chapel services, devotions, worship events and Bible studies
  • Deliver a regular and intentional visitation program for residents as well as off-site visitation at hospitals, funeral homes
  • Participate as required in all areas of programming providing support and resources.  Must be available for scheduled hours during weekends, evenings and holidays
  • Communicate in an empathetic and influential manner with clients, families, staff and community members and agencies
  • Develop chaplaincy services which initiate and maintain links to community resources
  • Participate as an active member of the Centre of Hope Case Management Team
  • Be familiar with Centre Policies and Procedures and ensure they are followed and put into practice.  Assist with the development of Policies and Procedures specific to the Chaplaincy program
  • Conduct funeral and memorial services as required
  • Respond in Chaplaincy role to emergencies and crises as required
  • Maintain written records/logs of activities and provide weekly and monthly statistics as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must:

  • Be a High School graduate
  • Be ordained and have Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent (an alternative level of education and experience in Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy may be considered).
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience in Pastoral Care and/or Chaplaincy in a social services setting as well as experience dealing with mental health issues, substance use, addictions, death, dying, incarceration and family issues
  • Provide a current Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check (this is a requirement)
  • Be willing to travel to multiple sites.  Access to own transportation is a necessity

SALARY/GRADE:

To commensurate with education and experience

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.  Please inform us if you require a disability-related accommodation during this process.

The Salvation Army is a Scent Free & Smoke Free Facility

Interested applicants must respond in writing by January 20, 2019 with email to:

Charmaine_Jesso@can.salvationarmy.org 

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