SESSIONAL COUNSELLOR

Since 1987, the Sexual Health Centre Ltd has been a leading organisation supporting and promoting sexual health in Ireland. The Sexual Health Centre Ltd is now seeking an exceptional individual to join our counselling team on a part time basis. The counselling team provides a professional, effective and reflective response to individuals experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. 

Key Responsibilities

The counsellor will:

  • Provide services within the guidelines of the HSE Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme, comply with legislation, the ethos of the Sexual Health Centre and best practices within the field.
  • Provide a professional, non-judgemental counselling service for people affected by unplanned pregnancies and their significant others, where appropriate.
  • Provide counselling on related or tangential issues where appropriate.
  • Be knowledgeable about parenting, adoption and abortion.
  • Maintain appropriate records in accordance with the Sexual Health Centre and its’ funders.
  • Liaise and network with other service providers as appropriate. 

Experience and Knowledge

  • Counselling qualification of at least degree standard.
  • IACP/IAHIP accreditation or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ counselling experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of pregnancy counselling is desirable.

Terms and Conditions

Remuneration: Commensurate to experience. 
Contract:
This is a contract of agreement for services.

Hours:  4 sessions per week. Due to the nature of the post, evening or weekend work may sometimes be required.

The Counsellor will report to the Management team.

Appointment to this role is subject to the receipt of appropriate references.

Applicants should send an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and cover letter by email to: martindavoren@sexualhealthcentre.com
The closing date for applications is Friday the 1st of December.
The Sexual Health Centre Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.