The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) is Ireland’s leading sexual health charity. We provide a comprehensive range of services on a non-profit basis specifically designed to promote sexual health and support reproductive choice, including high quality medical, pregnancy counselling and education and training services.

The IFPA is an equal opportunities employer. Our all current vacancies are listed on this page.

Current Vacancies

Part-time Crisis Pregnancy Counsellor, Dublin

The IFPA is recruiting a part-time (14 hours flexi) crisis pregnancy counsellor.

The counsellor will be based at our Cathal Brugha Street clinic in Dublin 1.

Closing date: 16th November 2018.

Job Purpose

The crisis pregnancy counsellor will:

  • provide non-directive counselling to women, young girls, couples and families experiencing a crisis or unintended pregnancy.
  • provide clients with information and counselling on all options: including adoption, parenting and abortion.   
  • provide aftercare to women and their families.

The IFPA is a pro-choice organisation and the counsellor will support a woman’s own decision in all cases.

Key Objectives

 The successful candidate will: 

  • be client-centred so that clients can discuss and explore their feelings, beliefs and circumstances. 
  • be knowledgeable about parenting, adoption and abortion.  
  • provide clients with information, counselling and emotional support, safeguard their wellbeing and respect their confidentiality. 
  • provide crisis pregnancy counselling to clients in accordance with IFPA policy and procedures and work to the Director of Counselling.
  • work as part of the clinical care team to ensure co-ordinated care for clients.
  • promote the IFPA service and network with relevant organisations. 
  • abide by professional standards and code of ethics. 

Experience and Knowledge

  • Counselling qualification of at least degree standard. 
  • IACP/IAHIP/FTAI accreditation or equivalent. 
  • A minimum of three years’ counselling experience. 
  • Experience in pregnancy counselling is desirable.

Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications. 

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in ongoing professional development and undertake regular supervision as required by their accrediting body.

Appointment to this role is subject to Garda vetting.

Applicants should submit a completed application form by 5pm on Friday, 16th November 2018 to reception@ifpa.ie.

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