Website Karis Disability Services (Formally Christian Horizons)
A non-profit, developmental services organization.
Karis Disability Services (formally Christian Horizons) is a non-profit organization that operates in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and overseas in places like Ethiopia and Haiti. We have been serving people who experience disabilities for over 50 years. Our Vision is that people who experience disabilities belong to communities where their God-given gifts are valued and celebrated. Every role in our organization plays a vital role in achieving this, and our goal is to find a candidate who can help us achieve our Values, Vision, and Mission. Learn more about Karis Disability Services.
Temporary (One Year), Full Time
Organizational & Spiritual Life Specialist
(or another Karis Office location, e.g., London, Huntsville, Toronto, Peterborough, Ottawa)
The Organizational and Spiritual Life Specialist works closely with both the department executive director and manager as they develop and maintain positive, productive, and meaningful relationships within the organization and with the Christian community. This role contributes to and develops as appropriate internal and external communication related to Karis Disability Services’ organizational culture and spiritual life. The role interacts with other departments and districts as directed. Reporting to the Manager of Organizational and Spiritual Life, the Organizational and Spiritual Life Specialist collaborates closely with the Organizational and Spiritual Life team.
The Organizational and Spiritual Life Specialist embraces the Christian Faith Foundation of the organization; ensures the Christian ethos and the Values, Vision and Mission permeate their job responsibilities; and personally, commits to the expectations as outlined in the Statement of Faith.
- Help to coordinate and write in support of Karis’ core values in such items as prayer guides, Disability and Faith Forum, Reflections, podcasts, social media, and articles.
- Support Karis direct support locations and districts in grief and loss interventions, grief support groups, and spiritual aspects of personal planning processes (this is a shared responsibility amongst others).
- Observe and model Christian rituals, practices, and traditions (e.g., lead in prayer or devotions) within and outside of Karis.
- Provide Christian counsel, spiritual care, motivation, and support upon request to Karis staff and people who use the services of Karis.
- Identify mutual interests and develop relationships with churches, Christian schools, colleges and universities, and other faith-based partners, resulting in speaking engagements and other ministry-related opportunities.
- Develop and support church partnerships, including assisting in various conferences and events.
- Represent Karis at community and church events, staff retreats, and connections meetings.
- Support Family Camp volunteer recruitment processes, including advertising and promotion within the Christian community.
- Support the Family Camp volunteer team as required in the planning and delivering excellent training, programming, and retreat experiences.
- 3 years of related experience in Christian ministry, writing and administration, pastoral or counselling support, and/or disability support services.
- College Diploma or University Degree in a related field (i.e., theology, ministry, disability studies, social services, communications) with some post-secondary training in pastoral ministry or theology.
- Ability to work within a team
- Organizational and time management skills
- Research and administrative skills
Why Should You Apply?
- Competitive Wages
- Career Development and Training Opportunities
- Flexible Schedules
- Employee Discounts
Application Deadline: November 19, 2023
Apply with a cover letter and résumé by November 19, 2023, to the Organizational & Spiritual Life Manager at: jobs@Karis.org
Start Date: December 2023
Hourly Range: $28.05 – $31.69, depending on previous work experience.
Karis Disability Services seeks to hire a workforce that represents the diversity of the communities where we serve. We are committed to promoting communities of belonging where Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour feel valued, respected, represented, and heard. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from members of groups with historical or current barriers to equity. We seek to provide accessibility through all stages of the hiring process for all applicants with disabilities, consistent with our Accessibility Policies and the AODA. Please let us know if you require accommodation, and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.
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