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We are recruiting: part-time Crisis Pregnancy Counsellor

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We are recruiting: part-time Crisis Pregnancy Counsellor

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) is recruiting a part-time (18 hours p.w.) Crisis Pregnancy Counsellor, for our Dublin Counselling Centres. This position will be based on a renewable 12-month contract.


Job Purpose:

  • The Crisis Pregnancy Counsellor will provide counselling to women, young girls, couples and families experiencing an unintended pregnancy or a pregnancy that has become a crisis.
  • The IFPA is a pro-choice organisation and our Crisis Pregnancy Counsellor will support a woman’s own choice in all cases.
  • The Crisis Pregnancy Counsellor will provide clients with information and counselling on all options: including adoption, parenting and abortion.
  • This information and counselling is provided face to face in line with current legislation.
  • The Crisis Pregnancy Counsellor will provide post-abortion counselling and support to woman and their families.


Key Objectives:

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Be client-centered 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.
  • 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 accreditation or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ counselling experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of pregnancy counselling is desirable

Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.

Appointment to this role is subject to Garda vetting.

Applicants should complete the application form and return by email, by 5pm on Friday 3rd Nov 2017 to:

For more details call Maura Leahy on (01) 607 4456.


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