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18 Jun 2012

Freelance Director, Spiritual Care

Baycrest – Posted by Jewish Jobs Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

  • Ensure      alignment between corporate and program strategic and operational      priorities and is responsible for providing religious and spiritual      support to residents, clients, families, healthcare professionals,      Baycrest staff, volunteers, and visitors of all faiths.
  • Represent      the core Jewish identity of Baycrest, to assist in the planning and the      provision of religious/spiritual client and family programming.
  • Be      flexible, adaptable, resilient and durable, able to shift paths and tasks      frequently while maintaining calm.
  • Recruit,      hire, train and develop additional Spiritual Care staff as required and will      work closely with the student programs, and families, residents and      clients at Baycrest to ensure all are properly served.
  • Act as a      member of the Culture and Heritage working committee.

Job requirements: The ideal candidate possesses 5-10 years of experience gained providing spiritual care and healthcare services, with experience in a leadership capacity. He/she possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s Degree in Theology or equivalent from an accredited Rabbinic Seminary. He/she has successfully attained smicha from an accredited Rabbinic Seminary and is certified (or soon to be so) as Teaching Supervisor within the Clinical Pastoral Education (‘CPE’) or Pastoral Counseling Education (‘PCE’) stream, and is a member in good standing in the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (‘CASC’), or equivalent. Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to become a member of the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists. Ideally, the Director, Spiritual Care brings previous experience in a Not-for-Profit organization, including a complex health care facility (Hospital and/or Long-Term Care facility) or leading a religious congregation.

This position is part of the Avoda B’Ivrit community project – thank you to Oren Heiman from Shiboleth LLP for his consent.

How to Apply

Contact: Gillian Tessis, Principal at

Job Categories: Education/Teaching and Other. Job Types: Freelance.


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