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The Salvation Army Correctional & Justice Services
March 2, 2018
Job Type
To be determined
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Mail: Correctional and Justice Services Attention: Catherine Babich, Administrative Assistant 281 Wellington Street London Ontario, N5B 2L4 or Fax 519-432-9553 or E-mail: Attention: Catherine Babich, Administrative Assistant Please no phone calls.
Closing date
March 11, 2018


The Chaplain provides Spiritual Care and practical support and referrals for Correctional and Justice Services and Community Alternatives for Youth London and Area programs and staff team.

This is a permanent part time position based on 24 hours per week.  Schedule may vary according to requirements of responsibilities – some weekend and evening work may be required.  Some flexibility in scheduling is required.

Travel is required.

Normal hours of work – hours of work and work schedule may vary according to program and institutional requirements.  Includes a ½-hour unpaid meal break where applicable.

Normal location of work is at: 281 Wellington Street, London On, Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre London On, and various locations throughout South West Ontario.

Start Date: as soon as possible


Provide and/or arrange for crisis support, spiritual care and pastoral counseling of to the accused, their families, victims, witnesses, judicial staff and the staff team; ensuring and respecting the freedom of choice and privacy of individuals to select and/or request spiritual support.

Plan and conduct creative worship services, pastoral care programs, activities, outreach programs, literature distribution and Bible studies.

Liaise with correctional institutions, support inmates and correctional staff in cooperation with the institutional chaplain(s) following institutional policies and procedures.

Work as a team member with other pastoral care givers in problem solving for the benefit of individuals; may act as a member of a case management team.

Maintain organized, up-to-date written statistics/records/log of activities.

Recruit, interview, train, orientate, document, and monitor volunteers coordinating their involvement in program delivery.

Knowledge of other faith groups beliefs and practices and maintain a connection to community faith and spiritual group leaders for appropriate referrals and support of clients as needed.

Know and act in accordance with security procedures of the institution(s) to ensure safety and confidentiality of clients.

Participate in the development, provision and evaluation of relevant religious services and programs for clients as well as in-services for staff.

Maintain knowledge of current best practices by reviewing various spiritual care literatures, consulting with community/denominational experts in spiritual care, and attending professional development activities.

Contact and follow-up with families in the community where appropriate

Develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures for spiritual care; ensure Salvation Army accreditation standards for spiritual care are met.

Prepare and submit monthly statistical reports as required.

Perform other position related duties as required.


Requires completion of high school diploma plus relevant additional courses, Bible College Certificate or equivalent

Minimum of two (2) years of prior related experience, including, experience in providing emotional and spiritual support in a social services setting.

Ordination and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as delivered by Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC formerly CAPPE)

Extensive knowledge of spiritual care and/or pastoral counseling and its application within the corrections environment

Thorough knowledge of community resources, various theologies and faith backgrounds

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of clients, staff, public, and community agencies.

Mature and able to exercise sound judgment

Ability to present educational material

Self-directed with a demonstrated ability to plan, establish, organize and accomplish objectives, complete assignments and meet deadlines.

Valid First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Certification

Strong oral and written communication skills

Self-motivated and disciplined

Pleasant and courteous disposition

Strong skills in Microsoft Office products are required - i.e. Word, Excel etc.

Able to work as a part of a team and independently when necessary with minimal supervision

A valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License, own vehicle and insurance and a current driver’s abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.

Provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.  The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.

Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry

Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.

NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume. We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates throughout the recruitment and employment process. If you require accommodation, please inform us of your requirements.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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