Specialist Pregnancy Counsellor - Saturday, Dublin

Last update 2023-12-11
Expires 2024-01-11
ID #1923399663
Specialist Pregnancy Counsellor - Saturday, Dublin
Ireland, Dublin, Dublin,
Modified November 14, 2023


Job Title:       Specialist Pregnancy Counsellor


Contract:      Part-time, permanent


Salary:           Starting salary of €48,276 per annum pro rata DOE plus €70 per month supervisory allowance



The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) is Ireland’s leading sexual health provider. We provide a wide range of services at our medical clinics and nationwide counselling centres, including specialist pregnancy counselling, abortion care, sexual and reproductive health services, and education and training.

We provide a wide range of services at our medical clinics and nationwide counselling centres and are committed to advocating to ensure that every person in Ireland who needs reproductive healthcare has access to quality services with dignity.

The IFPA is a pro-choice organisation and supports a woman’s own decision in all cases.


We are seeking suitably a qualified candidate to join our Specialist Pregnancy Counselling team on a part-time basis. The role will be based in the IFPA's Cathal Brugha Street clinic in Dublin 1 every second Saturday, 9am - 5pm. The counsellor will provide clients with non-directive and non-judgmental counselling, support, and information. This includes information on all their options, including abortion care, parenting, and adoption. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Director of Counselling and where necessary, the IFPA clinical teams.


The successful applicant will require:

  • A counselling qualification of at least Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications, or equivalent.
  • Accreditation with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI), or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3 years post-accreditation counselling experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of pregnancy counselling, and sexual and reproductive health
  • An understanding of child protection and welfare regulations and protocols



  • Knowledge and experience in the provision of trauma-informed care
  • An interest in sexual and reproductive healthcare



Benefits include: One-to-one super vision and case management, support for continuous professional development, and a supportive and collaborative team environment.


A full job description is available here.


The closing date for applications is 21/11/2023.


A panel may be formed for the filling of future vacancies.


For more information contact

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Specialist pregnancy counsellor - saturday

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