Métiers et professions en santé et services sociaux

Spiritual Care Provider

Spiritual Care Provider


salaire Min. 26,22 $ / h
Max. 43,49 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

Spiritual care providers offer patients, their family and loved ones spiritual and religious guidance and support. They plan, conduct and evaluate spiritual and religious activities. They visit patients and identify spiritual and religious needs. They offer theological, spiritual and ethical guidance, are a part of interdisciplinary teams and give moral support to the families of patients.

Spiritual care providers sit on committees and take on the role of caretakers outside regular working hours in order to respond to emergencies when their presence is required.

Education and Training Requirements

Various training programs in theology, pastoral and religious sciences are offered in religiously affiliated colleges and universities:

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must be a good communicator and listener
  • Must be able to adapt to all environments and clienteles
  • Must have excellent initiative and be able to work autonomously
  • Must know how to observe and analyze situations and people
  • Must love contact with the public

Personality Type (RIASEC)

  • S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them
  • C - Prefers to work in a methodical and structured way, according to established standards
  • A - Prefers completing creative tasks

Work Environment

Spiritual care providers mainly work in:

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