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Position: Manager, Spiritual Care
Site: University Health Network- all sites
Department: Spiritual Care
Reports to: Senior Director, Health Professions & Practice Innovation
Grade: M0:06
Salary Range: $92,071.00-115,089.00 per annum (Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Permanent Full-Time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Manager, Spiritual Care in our Spiritual Care Department.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

The Spiritual Care Manager is responsible for managing, developing, implementing and evaluating spiritual and religious care within all campuses of the University Health Network This includes ensuring that the spiritual and religious needs of patients, their families/friends, staff and volunteers are met. As a member of corporate and site management teams, your principal responsibilities include: planning, developing, implementing and evaluating Spiritual Care Services both long range and short term,  business and other strategies to meet the on-going needs, changes and challenges of Spiritual Care services; providing clinical supervision and evaluation of all Spiritual Care staff and students; planning, organizing, and directing Clinical Pastoral Educational Programs; developing and managing budgets and related financial responsibilities; developing, implementing and participating  in research studies/programs that examine and advance the role and practice of Spiritual / Religious Care in health care from an evidence based perspective; perform cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the position classification, as assigned or requested. This position also holds responsibility as the Discipline Head for Spiritual Care as per the Job Description for the UHN Discipline Head Role.



  • At minimum, completion of a Master’s degree program from a college/university accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada; Doctorate preferred.
  • Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner - CPE and Certified Supervisor Education - CPE with CASC/ACSS required
  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Regulated Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) required.


  • Ten (10) or more years of relevant experience
  • Up to 10 years of Spiritual Care experience with a minimum of 5 years of successful teaching Supervision experience.
  • Preference to candidates with academic publication authorship experience and/or proven ability to develop a research strategy

Leadership/Additional Skills:

  • Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards.
  • Exercise initiative and good judgement with ability to multi-task.
  • Compliance with confidentiality requirements.
  • Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies.
  • Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds, and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand.
  • Adheres to UHN, CASC/ACSS, CRPO professional standards and code of ethics.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, respect for confidentiality, sensitivity, leadership, group facilitation and a commitment to responsible collegiality required.
  • Expertise in understanding group dynamics and facilitating group interactions
  • Excellence in counseling/clinical supervision skills
  • Demonstrated competence in enabling effective team collaboration between colleagues, staff, volunteers and community resources
  • Demonstrated competency in spiritual care/pastoral ministry to (the sick) those we are privileged to serve and to persons of diverse religious, educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrated competency in teaching and supervising adult learners
  • Clarity of professional spiritual care identity and role in a nonsectarian institutional setting
  • Ability to relate divergent theologies/spiritualities and behavioural sciences to the research, ministry and practice of spiritual care
  • Maturity and ability to function well under stressful conditions
  • Knowledge of organizational dynamics of faith based communities and designated donor committees/agencies
  • Advanced research skills

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

If you are interested in making a contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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