Job Posting


Application Deadline: 

September 1, 2023

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At Parkwood Seniors Community, we seek to nurture the mind, body and spirit of residents through a culture of kindness. We are a charitable, non-profit, organization comprised of 18 Independent Garden Homes, 78 Retirement Residential Suites with Assisted Living services and an 96-bed Long-Term Care home.

We welcome you to join us! If you want to work in a team-based environment with others who enjoy what they do and treat each other with kindness and respect, look no further. We provide guided orientation and onboarding, as well as opportunities for team appreciation, individual recognition, growth and development. Indeed, kindness lives here.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate, after a suitable amount of orientation to the role and to Parkwood, will be working on a day when the Chaplain is absent – which can be negotiated, but will likely be on a Tuesday, Friday or Saturday. Occasional Sunday morning worship leadership will be required. Time for communication/reflection with the Chaplain will be included, either in person or online. Following the 6-month contract, the situation will be reviewed with some possibility of it being extended.

Reports to:

Christine Normandeau, Executive Director

Assets and Qualifications:

  • Theologically trained, preferably has completed some units of Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Experience providing cultural programming
  • Familiar with religions/faith traditions in addition to Christianity
  • Experienced in working with Seniors,
  • Knowledge of dementia and other age-related illness
  • Able to lead in worship and in small groups
  • Musical ability is an asset
  • Must comply with all hiring policies, including at least 3 Covid-19 vaccinations, and clearance from CPIC Vulnerable Sector check


  1. Organizes and/or leads religious/spiritual services and other faith group programs as indicated by the current resident population.
  2. Provides individual visitation with residents as needed.
  3. Facilitates contact with the resident’s former community/faith groups as applicable.
  4. Provides crisis intervention for experiences such as grief, illness and death.
  5. Is available for individual staff counseling and provides staff with support in spiritual and religious issues as well as grief and bereavement support.
  6. Maintains proper documentation on the electronic Resident Progress Notes.
  7. Provides end-of-life support to residents and their families and friends.
  8. Other duties assigned

Shift Information:

  • 7.5 hours / week
  • 6-month contract, Part-time
  • Day shift
  • Weekend – Occasional Sunday morning worship leadership will be required.

Ability to provide effective service in French (proficient in conversational French for activities of daily living) is considered an asset.

If you require accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and assessment process, per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005, please speak with the hiring contact. Fairview Parkwood Communities will be pleased to support you.

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