Spiritual Care Chaplain

The Mustard Seed Calgary, Alberta

The Mustard Seed is a Christian humanitarian organization whose vision is to build community, grow hope and support change. We are seeking a Spiritual Care Chaplain to join our team.

The Spiritual Care Chaplain, within the framework of The Mustard Seed’s Wellness Centre Program, will oversee and/or directly provide for the Christian spiritual care of the clients we serve. The purpose of the Health and Wellness area is to support clients by addressing social determinants of health through system navigation, advocacy, and Christian spiritual care. Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, the Spiritual Care Chaplain will utilize the biopsychosocial-spiritual framework to partner with existing allied health programs to support the Christian spiritual needs of clients and staff. 

Position Type: Part time
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 1:30pm
Reporting to: Senior Managing Director, Calgary Programs
Location: Downtown Calgary


Develop an overarching ministry action plan for the provision of spiritual care through the services of the Mustard Seed Calgary’s Wellness Centre:

  • Form relationships with clients both individually and in groups
  • Introduce those we serve to the practical and compassionate love of Jesus Christ
  • Equip clients to make decisions and take actions that are rooted in Christ’s grace and hope

In partnership with a passionate team of volunteers and staff: 

  • Coordinate Spiritual activities within the Wellness Centre.
  • Care personally for the whole needs of those who come into his/her realm of influence
  • Offer and follow up on Spiritual Care Assessments and Spiritual Care Plans
  • Lead regular Spiritual services as needed
  • Develop programs that provide opportunity for spiritual growth.

As a member of the wider Mustard Seed family:

  • Be accessible for staff to provide guidance, support, and prayer
  • Work collaboratively with the wider organization and other partners to provide comprehensive care for clients
  • Track monthly statistics and prepare reports, as required
  • Attend meetings and training, as assigned
  • Serve on internal and external committees, as approved
  • Participate in all staff training (e.g. First Aid, SafeTALK, Nonviolence) and attend monthly general meetings and support meetings with supervisor 


  • Masters Degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry or relevant area of study
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience
  • Agree to The Mustard Seed’s “Calgary Chaplains Principle of Practice” document
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new initiatives and grow programs
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A self-starter with the ability to work in a cross-functional team
  • Ability to accomplish goals with minimal supervision
  • Strong networking and system navigation abilities required
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong working knowledge in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Experience working within a healthcare setting and within a clinical team recommended
  • Clinical Pastoral Education preferred but not required   


  • Shared office space will be provided
  • Working in and amongst a diverse group of individuals including other chaplaincy staff
  • Moderate sitting, standing, lifting, and walking
  • Extreme effort required to resolve conflict, build relationships with communities, and provide spiritual care
  • Fast paced and demanding work environment


  • An Employment Background Check is required for all positions at The Mustard Seed
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to agree to respect and not detract from The Mustard Seed’s Employment Values during their employment at The Mustard Seed.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer 


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  • We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.
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