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. The counselling team provides a professional, effective and reflective response to individuals living with HIV, individuals experiencing a crisis pregnancy and/or individuals experiencing concerns around their sexual health.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The counsellor and psychotherapist will:

  • Provide services within the code of ethics of the Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme and which comply with legislation, the ethos of the Sexual Health Centre and best practices in the field.
  • Provide a professional non-directive, non-judgemental counselling service for people affected by HIV.
  • Provide a professional, non-judgemental pregnancy counselling service for people affected by crisis pregnancies and their significant others, where appropriate.
  • Be knowledgeable about parenting, adoption and abortion.
  • Provide telephone counselling, Skype counselling and support as required.
  • Maintain appropriate records in accordance with legislation and information requirements of the Sexual Health Centre and funders.
  • Engage in supervision, management and staff meetings as required.
  • 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 three years’ counselling experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of pregnancy, sexual health, sexual issues and/or HIV counselling is desirable.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Remuneration: Commensurate to experience.

Contract: This is a contract of agreement for services.

Hours: Eight 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 via e-mail to Dr Martin Davoren, executive director: martindavoren@sexualhealthcentre.com by 5pm on Monday, 26 March 2018.

The Sexual Health Centre Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.