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Psychosocial Spiritual Care Clinician

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

The Huron Perth Hospice Palliative Care Outreach Team is a secondary level consult team that works in partnership with primary care providers (nurses, physicians, etc.) to provide support and consultation in symptom management including psychosocial and spiritual aspects to care. This team is in search of a:

Part Time Psychosocial Spiritual Care Clinician

The Palliative Care Outreach Team supports primary care providers to support their patient in their communities, prevent avoidable hospital or emergency visits and to help meet the care needs of the individual and their family as their illness progresses.

The Outreach Team Members:

  • Collaborate in the assessments and management of individuals and families requiring hospice palliative care.  This may include direct patient contact or consultation support to health care providers and team members.
  • Coordinates educational programs in collaboration with the team.
  • Provides leadership in the evaluation of individual and family outcomes.
  • Contributes to the knowledge of the team, sharing expertise and current evidence informed practices and information.

Position Summary

As a member of the Hospice Palliative Care Outreach Team, the Psychosocial Spiritual Care Clinician is concerned with the psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being of the persons who are dying, and their families, as they deal with issues of self-esteem, adaptation to the illness and its consequences, social function and relationships, communication, and spiritual suffering.  Assisting and supporting conversations essential for end-of-life, decision-making is included in this role.  This position reports to the Huron Perth Palliative Care Outreach Manager. 

Your qualifications and experience include:

  • Degree in one of the following; Social Work, Ministry and Spirituality, Theology or equivalent; Masters preferred
  • Additional training obtained through CAPE and/or SCOPE preferred
  • At least 3-5 yrs. experience in HPC
  • Extensive experience supporting individuals and families facing life-threatening illness, as well as providing bereavement support
  • Demonstrated knowledge and respect of other faiths and traditions while using sound theological, assessment and reflective skills
  • Expert knowledge and experience providing practical assistance and information that pertains to future planning including advance care planning, Powers of Attorney, Wills, Compassionate Care Benefits, and insurance policies is essential
  • Proven knowledge of hospice palliative care is a requirement, as well as a certificate in the Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care or the commitment to obtain
  • Proven history of working well within an interdisciplinary team with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven leadership abilities with effective skills in verbal and written communication, problem solving and team building
  • Regular travel throughout the Huron Perth region is required
  • Proficiency in French an asset

Home office location for this position is to be determined within the Huron Perth area.  To apply for this position, please visit  Application deadline is February 6, 2017.

We thank all applicants; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews please inform Human Resources. 

We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds.

About the CCAC

Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) connect people across Ontario with quality in‐home and community‐based health care. CCACs provide information, access to qualified care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.