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.

Current Vacancies:

Senior Pregnancy Counsellor (part-time)

The IFPA is recruiting a senior pregnancy counsellor (20 hours a week). Closing date: Wednesday 9th January 2019.

The senior 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 always supports its clients’ own decisions about their pregnancies.

The senior counsellor will also have a supervisory role. In this capacity, he or she will:

  • Provide individual and team clinical supervision to all IFPA counsellors
  • Lead the training, recruitment and management of IFPA counsellors where appropriate
  • Act as the IFPA’s designated liaison person for child protections issues
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and networks with key stakeholders
  • Represent the IFPA at relevant events/meetings

Experience and Knowledge

  • Counselling qualification of at least degree standard
  • At least five years’ counselling experience
  • IACP/IAHIP/FTAI supervision qualification or equivalent
  • Experience in formulating and implementing policies and protocols
  • Experience in pregnancy counselling will be a distinct advantage

Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications. Appointment to this role is subject to Garda vetting. To apply, please complete the application form and return it to reception@ifpa.ie with the subject line “counsellor recruitment”.

Doctor (part-time)

The IFPA is recruiting a doctor (part-time) for its clinic in the Square, Tallaght and/or Cathal Brugha St, Dublin 1. The doctor will provide sexual and reproductive health services in accordance with best medical practice.

The doctor will:

  • Advise clients and provide all forms of contraception including long-acting reversible methods
  • Provide early medical abortion services when legally available
  • Provide cervical screening
  • Provide STI screening
  • Diagnose, give advice and appropriate referral on medical gynaecology such as treatment for menstrual disorders, menopausal problems, pelvic pain and infertility
  • Diagnose and give advice and appropriate referral for problems in early pregnancy, e.g. miscarriage, ectopic pregnancies
  • Analyse all medical screening results and follow up on clinical investigations appropriately

The IFPA is a pro-choice organisation and always supports its clients’ own decisions about their pregnancies.

Requirements:

  • Irish Medical Council registration
  • Medical Defence Insurance
  • Certificate in Contraception
  • Certified smeartaker

To apply, send a CV by email to reception@ifpa.ie with the subject line “doctor recruitment”.

Practice Nurse/Midwife (part-time)

The IFPA is recruiting a practice nurse/midwife (part-time) for its clinic in the Square, Tallaght and/or Cathal Brugha St, Dublin 1. The nurse will provide sexual and reproductive health services in accordance with best medical practice.

The nurse will:

  • Provide appropriate information and advice on contraception and reproductive health to IFPA clients, or refer clients to doctors or counsellors
  • Assist doctors with patient care (patient history; blood pressure checks; urine analysis; weight; bloods)
  • Provide pregnancy testing
  • Perform cervical screening
  • Provide asymptomatic STI screening
  • Assist doctors with IUCD insertions and Implanon fittings and removals
  • Assist with patient care in relation to early medical abortion services when legally available
  • Ensure examination room, instruments and stock supplies are satisfactory and clean before clinical sessions and during the clinics

The IFPA is a pro-choice organisation and always supports its clients’ own decisions about their pregnancies.

Requirements:

  • Registered with the Irish Nursing and Midwifery Board
  • Certificate in family planning
  • Certified smeartaker

To apply, send a CV by email to reception@ifpa.ie with the subject line “nurse recruitment”.

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