YOUTH HEALTH SERVICE COUNSELLOR (Maternity Cover)

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Overall Purpose of the Post 

The Sexual Health Centre was founded in 1987, as Cork AIDS Alliance, to provide support to people living with HIV. Since 1997, the Sexual Health Centre has been a leading organisation supporting and promoting sexual health in Ireland. The Sexual Health Centre works in partnership with the Youth Health Service in providing services for young people aged 23 and under. The Sexual Health Centre is now seeking an exceptional individual to join our counselling and psychotherapy team to provide maternity cover on a full or part time basis based at the Youth Health Service.

The YHS is the first of its kind in this country with friendly, non-judgemental staff within a welcoming and relaxed centre. The service aims to reduce unplanned pregnancy and STIs among young people and develop a holistic approach to their overall health and well-being.

The YHS is a free, non- judgemental health service for young people aged 23 and under. YHS offers:  STI (sexually transmitted infection) screening; Contraceptive Clinic; Pregnancy testing; all options Crisis Pregnancy  counselling; Post-abortion check-ups and support; General Counselling Drug and Alcohol counselling, Sexual Health information and Youth work supports for young people and parents.

Key Responsibilities

The Counsellor and Psychotherapist will:

  • Provide services within the code of ethics of the sexual health centre, youth health service, Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme and comply with legislation, and best practices in the field.
  • 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.
  • To provide a professional non-directive, non-judgemental counselling service to support young people’s positive mental health and wellbeing.
  • To provide support in the areas of self-awareness, building resilience, coping skills and early interventions to develop and sustain healthy relationships.
  • To provide support and work collaboratively with other service providers at the YHS to facilitate a reduction in risk taking behaviour.
  • To work with other service providers at YHS to facilitate a reduction in sexual risk-taking.
  • To provide services within the code of ethics of the HSE, IACP (or equivalent) and which comply with legislation, the ethos of the YHS and best practices in the field.
  • To liaise with medical practitioners, parents etc. in relation to clients, where appropriate.  To provide referral procedures for clients and implement as required.
  • To work as part of the team and within the structures of the YHS to ensure appropriate delivery of services.  To participate in team, supervision, management and staff meetings as required.
  • Report on service delivery to YHS coordinator including issues to be addressed, quarterly reports and child protection concerns.
  • Ensure that the rooms used for this service are maintained in accordance with Health and Safety and good practice guidelines
  • Maintain appropriate records in accordance with legislation and information requirements of the YHS, Sexual Health Centre and funders.
  • Engage in supervision, management and staff meetings as required
  • Liaise and network with other service providers as appropriate.
  • Participate in any national initiatives as appropriate.
  • Participate in training and future development of the service.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Counselling qualification of at least degree standard.
  • IACP/IAHIP accreditation or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ counselling experience.
  • Experience working with young people.
  • Knowledge and experience of pregnancy, sexual health, sexual issues and/or HIV counselling is desirable. 

Terms and Conditions

Salary:  €49,228 per annum

Contract: Maternity Cover

Hours:  37 hours per week (shorter hours may be considered). Due to the nature of the post, evening or weekend work may sometimes be required.

Holidays: Holiday entitlement is 30 days pro rata annual leave, plus public holidays.

Base: Youth health Service, Penrose House, Penrose Quay.

Appointment to this role is subject to Garda vetting.

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, March 5th, 2018. It is envisaged that interviews will be held in early March with a start date soon afterwards.

SHC is an equal opportunities employer.

Vacancy for Sexual Health GP (Clinical Lead)

JOB DESCRIPTION – TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Since 1987, the Sexual Health Centre Ltd has been a leading organisation supporting and promoting sexual health in Ireland. In February 2016, the Sexual Health Centre opened an out-of-hours STI clinic following increased requests for such a service. We are now seeking a medical practitioner to join our out-of-hours clinic team as our lead clinician.

Key Responsibilities

The doctor will:

  • Have a knowledge and understanding of the factors influencing a person’s sexual health.
  • Undertake regular clinical audits of the Sexual Health Clinic at the Sexual Health Centre
  • Display excellent people skills
  • Deliver excellent organisational, administrative, report writing and IT skills.
  • Have an appreciation of and empathy for the issues of concern to the Sexual Health Centre
  • Relevant experience in the area of Sexual Health


Key responsibilities:

  1. Ensure safe, legal and effective medical services are delivered through the clinic
  2. Provide all clinical services in accordance with best practice guidelines.
  3. Assess and plan treatment requirements.
  4. Undertake Medical administrative tasks.
  5. Ensure that all clients are provided with a high standard of service delivery.
  6. Contribute to a positive public image of the Sexual Health Centre.
  7. Work well as part of a team.
  8. Assist in the training of new staff members.
  9. Undertake some out of hours follow up when necessary e.g. providing prescriptions and onward referrals
  10. Liaise with the Sexual Health Centre staff including other doctors and healthcare professionals.
  11. Liaise with external agencies for the purpose of patient referral.
  12. Regularly audit the STI Clinic
  13. Sign off on all result
  14. Consistently work to the Sexual Health Centre policies and procedures

Terms and Conditions

Salary: €75 per hour

Contract: Subject to satisfactory performance and the continued viability of the service.  A  probationary period of 6 months will apply.

Hours: One session per week (3 clinic hours) on a Wednesday/Thursday evening from 5-8pm. Clinic times are flexible.

Due to the nature of the post, some extra follow up work may be required.

The successful candidate will report to the Services Manager. 

CV and accompanying letter should be sent via e-mail to The Executive Director, Dr Martin Davoren, The Sexual Health Centre: martindavoren@sexualhealthcentre.com

SHC is an equal opportunities employer

 

Counselling Positions at the Sexual Health Centre

PART-TIME COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST
JOB DESCRIPTION

Overall Purpose of the Post

The Sexual Health Centre was founded in 1987, as Cork AIDS Alliance, to provide support to people living with HIV. Since 1997, the Sexual Health Centre has been a leading organisation supporting and promoting sexual health in Ireland. The Sexual Health Centre is now seeking an exceptional individual to join our counselling and psychotherapy team on a part time basis. 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
 Facilitate a support group for people living with HIV
 Be knowledgeable about parenting, adoption and abortion
 Ensure that the rooms used for this service are maintained in accordance with Health and Safety and good practice guidelines
 Engage in Sexual Health Centre helpline provision
 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
 Participate in any national initiatives as appropriate
 Participate in training and future development of the service

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, sexual health, sexual issues and/or HIV counselling is desirable.

Terms and Conditions

Salary: Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications
Contract: One-year, fixed term contract Hours: 21 hour working week. Due to the nature of the post, evening or weekend work may sometimes be required.
Holidays: Holiday entitlement is 24 days pro rata annual leave, plus public holidays.

Appointment to this role is subject to Garda vetting.

Applicants should send an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and cover letter by e-mail to Dr. Martin Davoren, Executive Director: martindavoren@sexualhealthcentre.com by 5pm on Friday, January 26th, 2018.

SHC is an equal opportunities employer.

SESSIONAL COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST

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 3 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: 8 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 Dr Martin Davoren, Executive Director: martindavoren@sexualhealthcentre.com by 5PM on Friday, January 26th, 2018.

The Sexual Health Centre Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.