Originally founded in 1987, as Cork AIDS Alliance, to provide support to people living with HIV, the Sexual Health Centre is now a leading organisation supporting and promoting sexual health in Ireland.

The Sexual Health Centre is now seeking an exceptional individual to join our team and deliver sexual health training and support within our service delivery team.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the overall strategy of the Sexual Health Centre.

We recognise that furnishing people with the skills to effectively respond to sexual health issues is crucial to overall wellbeing.

About The Sexual Health Centre

The Sexual Health Centre has an ambitious programme for a future where sexual health is recognised as an integral part of life, barriers to access sexual health services are removed, social stigma and discrimination are challenged, each individual feels safe to express their sexuality, and people make informed decisions regarding their sexual wellbeing and treat each other’s life choices with the utmost respect. Our services provide free and confidential information, counselling and support to help people make positive, healthy lifestyle choices to improve their wellbeing.

The Purpose of the Role

The purpose of this role is to support the training of professionals to improve their experience of sexual health, healthy relationships, wellbeing and education. The aim is to develop and deliver the Sexual Health Centre’s Training, Education and Wellbeing work with professionals in a variety of settings, ensuring effective delivery against commissioned contracts as well as programmes that generate additional income for the Sexual Health Centre. The role will be responsible for facilitating training for adults, parents, young people and professionals working with these groups.

This is a fixed term contract role for 7 weeks.

Responsibilities of your role will include:

  • To create an empowering, non-judgemental, positive and welcoming atmosphere within the Sexual Health Centre, emphasising self-determination and assisting young people to make plans and decisions and to accept responsibility
  • Assist in the development, delivery and evaluation of training programmes and support other professionals to help develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in relation to sexual health, healthy relationships and wellbeing
  • Deliver tailored educational programmes for professionals working with high-risk groups, universal groups or individuals that will enhance their self-esteem and reduce risk-taking behaviours in an office, education and training venue or outreach environment
  • Collaborate with and complement current outreach programmes delivered by the Sexual Health Centre team
  • Empower and encourage all young people to access Sexual Health Centre programmes with particular emphasis on ‘at risk’ groups as defined by the organisation
  • Work within the Sexual Health Centre’s internal pathways to refer clients to the appropriate professional team member or external service
  • Support the delivery of one-to-one support, drop-in services, condom demonstrations and helpline calls
  • Work within the Ethos, Policies, Procedures Protocols and Guidelines of the Sexual Health Centre
  • Monitor and evaluate work as required, keeping secure written and statistical records of work undertaken and providing reports as required
  • Represent the Sexual Health Centre at events, conferences, meetings etc.
  • Achieve volume, activity and income targets as agreed with the Centre Manager
  • Promote awareness of the services offered by the Sexual Health Centre, among professional workers dealing with vulnerable and disengaged young people
  • To establish and maintain rapport and respectful and trusting relationships with children, parents, carers and other professionals whilst providing ‘persistent and challenging support’
  • To ensure a healthy and safe working environment for clients and other staff whether
  • All roles will develop and the Sexual Health Centre may change the role scope in consultation with the post holder

Education / Professional Qualifications:

  • A relevant qualification in public health, health promotion, social care, youth work or any relevant area of education
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and to build strong working relationships is essential
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience in developing and managing training programmes is desirable
  • High-level English language and training skills

Requirements

  • Relevant experience
  • You will also be someone with a flexible working style with the ability to respond effectively to emerging/unexpected needs

Terms and Conditions

Salary: Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.

Contract: 7-week fixed term contract.

Hours:  This a full-time post (37.5 hours). However, the organisation will support a job-share if applicable. Due to the nature of the post, evening or weekend work may sometimes be required.

The Education & Wellbeing Worker will report to the Centre Manager.

CV and accompanying cover letter can be directed to Dr. Martin Davoren, Executive Director: martindavoren@sexualhealthcentre.com by 5 pm Tuesday, October 30th 2018.

The Sexual Health Centre is an equal opportunities employer.