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					                                Red Ribbon Project
                            Sexual Health Project Worker
                                 Job Specification

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
Organisational
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.
Responsibilities
                        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,
                        welfare days.

                        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
                       confidentiality.
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                       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.



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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.

                   Skills:
                   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
                      manner.
                   f) Demonstrate an ability to communicate proposals, plans, and
                      information clearly and effectively, and in a manner that is sensitive to
                      wider issues.
                   g) Demonstrate good time management.

                   Attitude:
                   a) Demonstrate motivation to work on your own and the ability to
                      motivate others.
                   b) Demonstrate initiative and the ability to plan for the future.
                   c) Demonstrate ability to work within a team or in partnership with other
                      stakeholders.
                   d) Demonstrate the ability to take responsibility for your own professional
                      learning needs.
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
Period
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
                   application form.
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
                   http://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/jobs/NCHD_Documents/Code_of_Practice.pdf
                   or on www.careersinhealthcare.ie or on www.cpsa-online.ie




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