Youth Summer Jobs

Full Time Spiritual Care Worker

Our Place Society (OPS) is an organization founded on progressive Christian values and principles. We work as a team to create a nurturing atmosphere of home and family, where all are welcomed. A team approach is critical to living out our mission and values and to directing our work.

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs plan for youth and the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. is between 19 and 30 years of age (inclusive at the start of employment);
  2. is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  3. is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Details of the Position:

Compensation:                      $19.50 per hour

Hours of Work:                       35 hours per week

Shifts:                                      To Be Determined

Duration of Position:             8 weeks each

Start Date:                              See below for specifics

Positions Available:               1 X Spiritual Care Worker

Please see below for specific job descriptions

Position  1 x Spiritual Care Worker

Job Summary

Under the leadership of the Manager of Spiritual Care, the Spiritual Care -Summer Youth Placement will work with the Spiritual Care team; providing culturally conscious and inclusive Spiritual Care programs to support a variety of spiritual beliefs and faith traditions. The ability to work with and maintain a welcoming environment for a diverse population, including people with mental health issues and/or physical disabilities, and people with substance use issues is critical.


Duties and Responsibilities

·         Work alongside the Spiritual Care team in cultivating an inclusive community for nurturing spirituality and healing.

·         Support the spiritual needs of all spiritualities and faiths, and those with no particular spirituality or faith affiliation across all Our Place sites.

·         Aid in providing culturally sensitive and inclusive spiritual care programming across all Our Place sites.

·         Encourage participation in the spiritual and faith life of the family at Our Place

·         As part of the Spiritual Care team, facilitate culturally appropriate and meaningful spiritual programming that nurture spiritual journeys and fosters relationships.

·         Perform other related duties as assigned by the Manager.

Start Dates Immediate

Qualifications and Required Skills

Education and Experience:

  • Pursuing, post-secondary education is an asset, although not essential, with preference in the human and social services field in a Degree, Diploma or Certificate program such as: BSW, Mental Health Worker, Community Health Worker, Mental Health and Addiction Worker and Social Services Worker.
  • Related experience working with people experiencing homelessness, mental health issues and/or substance use issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, is an asset.
  • Experience in providing spiritual care to people experiencing homelessness, mental health issues and/or substance use issues, is an asset.
  • Experience and/or understanding of a variety of spiritual beliefs and faith traditions.
  • Experience and/or understanding of homelessness, mental health Issues, and substance use issues.
  • Experience and/or understanding of Canadian Indigenous history, culture, and ceremony.
  • Experience of working with the survivors of Indian Residential Schools and intergenerational trauma, is desirable, although not essential.
  • Counselling skills are a definite asset.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to aid in facilitating a variety of Spiritual Care programming.
  • Comfortable collaborating with a variety of spiritual beliefs and faith traditions.
  • Empathetic and the ability to offer spiritual care without value judgment.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills must display tact and diplomacy and be socially sensitive.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with challenging behaviour and stressful situations.
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to deal in a positive collaborative fashion with individuals, family members/residents and community contacts.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds
  • Effective personal boundary setting skills with both family members/residents. and co-workers.
  • An established approach to personal self-care practices/activities.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, First Aid Certification, Trauma-Informed Care, and Mental Health First Aid training are an asset.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume detailing their related background, experience, and qualifications by Monday May 16, 2022, 4:30 p.m.  careers@ourplacesociety.com or to Our Place Society, Attention: Ryan Brost, HR Generalist, 919 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8V 3P4. Please quote “Youth Summer Jobs – Spiritual Care Worker” in the subject line.

Please note: All applications must have a cover letter to be considered.

Our Place Society is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our Place Society welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.