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Vancouver Coastal Health

Leader, Spiritual Health Education

Posted 17 days ago

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Job Description


The salary range for this position is CAD $45.48/Hr. - CAD $65.38/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Leader, Spiritual Health Education with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Leader, Spiritual Health Education to join the Spiritual Care Multifaith Service team. Apply today to join our team!

Reporting to the Director, Spiritual Health, the Leader oversees and co-leads the Spiritual Health education program across the designated portfolio with the senior educator. This includes developing an educational strategy that promotes and facilitates ongoing development/growth needs of Spiritual Health educators, interns and staff.  Working on behalf of the regional program, the position provides leadership and consultation to organizational leadership and staff regarding education strategies, and initiatives, and develops innovative educational programming to support program and organizational initiatives, and the training and supervision of interns, Educators, and organizational staff.

As a Leader, Spiritual Health Education with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Co-coordinate the overall leadership in Spiritual Health education in accordance with the organization’s mission, vision, values and strategic direction as well as the regional program’s vision and philosophy and professional practice standards by fostering a climate of continued learning and growth, and encouraging and supporting a variety of educational programs and strategies.
  • Identify education goals and objectives, and ensures sound ethical educational practices to advance the program.
  • Co-coordinate and co-lead the efforts of all Spiritual Care VCH Educator/Supervisors at multiple sites across all cost centres in both Community and Acute programs.
  • Provide training for Provisional Supervisors seeking certification as CPE Educator/Supervisors.
  • Provide clinical training and supervision of interns through group and individual teaching practices.
  • In consultation with the Director, provide education to local denominational clergy and other spiritual leaders on how health care can interface with spiritual communities in such matters as disaster management, advance health care directives and addictions treatment.
  • Co-oversee all intern and resident departmental and Health Authority onboarding from initial screening through to the start of clinical training.
  • Contribute to the development of an Educational Strategy to support the professional transition throughout the course of a career.
  • Develop a regional education framework for the program that is nimble and responsive to changing needs of the program and the organization.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement multiple education delivery modalities for the organization that are current, easily accessible, and supports the educational needs of staff, educators and managers.
  • Develop program evaluation strategies to ensure key educational objectives are met, and appropriate learning has occurred.
  • Network and interface with any college or university with which the program has an affiliation agreement – including recruitment, promotion, admission and record keeping.
  • Work in concert with the Director, S.H. to ensure that educators are implementing appropriate professional standards for themselves and their students in accordance with MOH, and VCH expectations.
  • Work with the Director to envision new approaches to educational services and/or develop new sites of operation. Identifies areas of need and new opportunities for special pilot projects with the assistance of respective local VCH based foundations.
  • In support of the Director, ensures all matters are in good order for renewal of accreditation of VCH as a CASC teaching site every 5 years, or as required.
  • Make recommendations for changes to those sections of the curriculum under local control.
  • Make recommendations for regular updates to the educational library.
  • Identify areas of need and new opportunities for special pilot projects with the assistance of respective local VCH based foundations.
  • Provide direct care to patients and families as required.
  • Stay abreast of any new developments with the national curriculum and the CASC Educational Standards Commission: works to ensure that educators are aware of any changes.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Meets preparatory qualification of a Spiritual Health Educator as listed in the MOH Framework for the hiring of SC professionals.
  • Certification with the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC) as a Teaching supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education and its international partners or has current standing as a certified Spiritual Health Practioner eligible for application as a Provisional Educator-Supervisor with CASC
  • Master’s Degree that includes graduate courses required by CASC.
  • A minimum of 3 years (more preferred) Experience working as a clinical pastoral educator.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience or demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate educators, interns, preceptors within a complex clinical and inter-professional milieu involving multiple programs and multiple sites.
  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and skill in educational theory, research, technology and related best practices as well as networking abilities to support enhanced educational practices.
  • Uses superior group facilitation, team building, negotiating, conflict resolution skills and an interactive teaching style to engage learners with a variety of different learning styles and facilitate critical thinking and problem resolution.
  • Fosters creativity and innovation in strategic planning involving learning and development and in the development of teaching and learning strategies.
  • Applies superior written communication abilities and proficient computer skills in the design and composition of creative high quality, interactive learning materials.
  • Advanced computer literacy including the flexibility to work with various work related software programs including Microsoft Office (word processing, databases, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, etc), Outlook, Internet, etc.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Closing Statement

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

Why Join Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH):

VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and 'going first' when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

About Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is one of five regional health authorities that work under the Ministry of Health together, with the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), to provide high-quality, appropriate and timely health services to British Columbians. VCH is a world-class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering care to more than one million B.C. residents living in Vancouver, the North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky corridor, Sunshine Coast and the Central Coast. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care across the full continuum in areas including public health, primary care, acute services, community-based long-term care and home health, mental health, substance use, and research. We are an organization fully committed to supporting healthy lives in healthy communities with the robust resources of more than 27,000 staff, 3,200 medical staff, 13 hospitals, 55 long-term care and assisted living sites, a number of urgent primary care centres, and 17 community health centres.


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Application closing date is 2024-08-06

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