Red Ribbon Project
Sexual Health Project Worker
Job Title Sexual Health Project Worker
Closing Date 5pm Tuesday 22 March 2011
Interview Date Tuesday 29 March 2011
Taking up The successful candidate will be required to take up duty as soon as
Appointment possible and no later than 6 weeks from the date of offer.
Location of Post Red Ribbon Project, Redwood House, 9 Cecil St, Limerick
Area Limerick, Clare & North Tipperary
Details of Service The Red Ribbon Project is a registered charity working in the area of
sexual health promotion and HIV prevention and support throughout the
mid-west of Ireland.
Reporting to The Manager, Red Ribbon Project
Purpose of the To plan, develop, implement, and evaluate sexual health promotion and
Post HIV prevention programmes, which will be designed to build the capacity
of individuals, groups, and communities.
Principal Duties Co-ordinate, present, and facilitate train the trainer workshops in the
and delivery of recognised, accredited, sexual health programmes.
Co-ordinate and implement local and national sexual health strategies
and action plans.
Co-ordinate and support a network of qualified trainers, organising
regular meetings and professional development.
Identify specific communities, or people, in need of targeted safer sex
and sexual health messages.
Facilitate workshops on sexual health topics for target groups as
identified in the Red Ribbon Project Work Plan.
Facilitate workshops on self-esteem, confidence building, and
assertiveness with the aim of enabling individuals to negotiate safer sex.
Maintain present broad based prevention initiatives e.g. condom packs,
Assist in recruiting and training volunteers.
Contribute to the development of resources to meet the needs of
specific target groups.
Liase with other professionals from health and youth organisations
in the development and promotion of sexual health services.
Prepare end of month progress reports.
Assist and participate in fund-raising activities.
This job description is subject to review in the light of National
and/or Local Strategic Plans and, as a result, the post holder may
be required to take on other duties appropriate to the post as
determined by the Manager of the Red Ribbon Project.
Eligibility Criteria A non-judgemental attitude and proven ability of maintaining
A 3 level qualification in health and/or social science or related field.
A minimum of 3 years experience of training in the health environment.
Good working knowledge of basic computer packages.
Proof of current qualifications and experience will be required.
Core skills and Knowledge:
competencies a) Demonstrate knowledge and experience in Sexual Health Promotion.
b) Demonstrate a clear understanding of the theories and principles of
Health Promotion practice.
c) Demonstrate knowledge of Research methods.
a) Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with
particular emphasis on negotiation, networking, conflict resolution,
decision-making and partnership working.
b) Demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate and implement action plans.
c) Demonstrate good facilitation skills.
d) Demonstrate the ability to manage projects effectively.
e) Demonstrate your ability to write reports in a timely, clear and concise
f) Demonstrate an ability to communicate proposals, plans, and
information clearly and effectively, and in a manner that is sensitive to
g) Demonstrate good time management.
a) Demonstrate motivation to work on your own and the ability to
b) Demonstrate initiative and the ability to plan for the future.
c) Demonstrate ability to work within a team or in partnership with other
d) Demonstrate the ability to take responsibility for your own professional
Working Week 35 hours, Monday to Friday. There will be occasional requirements to
work evenings and weekends to which the post holder will be entitled to
time off in lieu.
Hours 9.30am to 5.30pm
Salary Clerical Administration Grade 5: first point on the scale €39,807
Holidays 25 days per annum
Probationary Six months
Short listing Criteria for short listing are based on the requirements of the post as
outlined above and the information supplied by the candidate on the
Code of Practice As the Health Service Executive funds this post, The Red Ribbon Project
will run this recruitment campaign in compliance with the Code of
Practice prepared by the Commissioners for Public Service Appointments
(CPSA). The Code of Practice sets out how the core principles of probity,
merit, equity, and fairness might be applied on a principle basis. The
Codes also specify the responsibilities placed on candidates, feedback
facilities for applicants on matters relating to their application when
requested, and outlines procedures in relation to requests for a review of
the recruitment and selection process and a review in relation to
allegations of a breach of the Code of Practice.
Codes of Practice are available on
or on www.careersinhealthcare.ie or on www.cpsa-online.ie