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Spiritual Health Practitioner

Requisition ID: 328906 

Position Number: 20052029

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Victoria General Hospital

Department / Unit: Pastoral Care 

Job Stream: Clinical 

Union: MAHCP-Prof/Tech

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Weekends 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $23.296, $24.094, $24.983, $25.889, $26.804, $27.804, $28.808, $30.006, $31.127


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Position Overview

Spirituality is a core dimension of our personhood. It is foundational in providing a framework for understanding human experience, including the health care journey. Spiritual health care practitioners are specially trained to be fluent in the language of suffering and vulnerability, death and dying, and of hope, compassion and resilience. Spiritual health care practitioners are skilled in assessing the key role of spirituality, cultural and religious practices in wellness, human coping, resilience and recovery. The qualifications for a spiritual health practitioner include the following:


The incumbent is responsible for upholding dignity in person-centred care by seeking out, assessing and responding to the unique spiritual and religious needs of patients, families and staff in an open, compassionate and culturally safe manner ; working as a member of the interprofessional health care team.


Demonstrates strengths as outlined in the Core Competencies for Spiritual Health Care Practitioners created by Manitoba’s Spiritual Health Care Partners (September 2017)

  • Spiritual Health Assessments and Interventions
  • Communication
  • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Inclusivity, Diversity and Cultural Safety
  • Personal, Spiritual and Professional Development
  • Leadership
  • Ethical Behaviour and Practice
  • Research


  • Previous experience in a related field an asset.
  • Experience working in an interspiritual, multifaith and culturally diverse environment an asset.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from an accredited Canadian university or the approved equivalent, if internationally educated, is required. Course work must include psychology; sociology; philosophy/ethics; spirituality/religious studies; counseling; grief and loss; mental health & addictions and cultural safety. Master’s Degree related to spirituality and health is preferred.
  • Supervised clinical experience in a healthcare environment (at least 2 units of CPE is required, Advanced CPE preferred). May consider a combination or accreditation of equivalent courses (Spiritual Diversity, spiritual direction, counseling, etc.).
  • In the case of faith-based facilities, there may also be a requirement that religious and spiritual education and practice is consistent with their mission, vision and values, i.e. preference may be given to a candidate who is a graduate of affiliated faith-based university or seminary having achieved a Masters of Divinity or Theology.
  • Additional training in: Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Safety, WRHA Health Ethics-Equity, Dignity Therapy, Advance Care Planning, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) conversations and palliative care an asset.
  • Completes mandated education according to WRHA policy.


  • Active member of a professional organization with a Code of Ethics.
  • Maintains professional competence through a planned program of continuing education as specified by the professional association.
  • This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, Child Abuse Registry Check and an Adult Abuse Registry Check. Candidate is responsible for any service charges incurred.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training requirements for this position shall be in accordance with the WRHA policy.
  • At sites where staff is required to do on-call, staff must possess a valid driver’s licence and have access to a reliable motor vehicle.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong and demonstrated skills in active listening, compassionate presence, cultural safety, grief work, end of life conversations, crisis care, counseling and organizational spiritual leadership.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, respect and ability to champion mission, vision & values of the organization.

Physical Requirements

  • Good physical, mental and spiritual health to meet the demands of the job
  • Must be capable of walking/or navigating the full extent of the site

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.



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