Staff Recruitment

Current Opportunities

In order to support the further development of the counselling programme, applications are now invited for the following part-time positions based at SHEP’s main office and training centre in Ballintemple, Cork:

Coiscéim Referral Counsellor & Outreach Officer

3 or 4 days per week (or equivalent)

Two-year fixed term contact

Multicultural Programme Outreach Counsellor & Development Officer

1 or 1.5 days per week (or equivalent)

Two-year fixed term contact

 Closing date for receipt of the completed application form is Monday, 2nd November 2020.  Shortlisting may apply.  A panel may be created from which future vacancies may be filled.

Job Descriptions & Person Specifications

Application Form 1 (RC&OO) 2020

Application Form 2 (MCO) 2020


Our most recent staff appointments are as follows:

Ms Aleksandra Rogulska was appointed in October 2018 as part-time Finance Compliance Officer.

Ms Eilis O’Hanlon was appointed in May 2016 as part-time Training & Development Officer.

Ms Justyna Jegier was appointed in April 2016 as part-time Financial Assistant.

Ms Cliona Hurley was appointed in November 2014 as part-time Financial Compliance Officer.

Ms Helen O’Grady was appointed in 2014 as part-time Development Outreach Officer in the Limerick area.

Ms Dolores McCashin was appointed in 2013 as part-time Training And Development Officer.

Ms Deirdre Lillis was appointed in February 2012 as the project’s part-time  Advocacy Development Worker. This position is funded by the HSE.

Ms Nuala Burke was appointed in April 2011 as  the project’s part-time  Coiceim Referral Officer.  This new position is funded by the HSE.

Ms Leonie Lynch was appointed in January 2011 as  the project’s part-time  International Partnership Programme Officer. Leonie oversees SHEP’s international partnership work which is implemented in association with our partner NGO, Sahakarmi Samaj, in Nepal. This work is funded by Irish Aid and ICCO-Kerkinactie.

Ms Maeve Moroney was appointed in February 2010 as Development Officer (part-time) for our Coisceim Low-Cost Counselling Programme. This new position is funded by our main funder, the HSE.

Ms Deirdre O’Sullivan and Ms Kerri Fitzgerald were appointed in early 2010 as  temporary, part-time Training and Development Officers. These temporary vacancies arose from a career break.

 The Social and Health Education Project Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Selection of Trainers, Tutors & Counsellors/Psychotherapists

SHEP is supported in the delivery of our extensive training programme by a panel of SHEP Trainers who are involved on a contract-for-service basis. The SHEP Trainer Panel is full at present.

SHEP’s Community Education for Health & Well-being is delivered by a panel of over 100 Community Tutors who are trained by the Project. Training as a tutor with SHEP involves completing the Project’s two foundation courses, the SHEP Certificate in Facilitation, successful completion of at least one Tutor Training course, and successful completion of at least one apprenticeship.

SHEP’s Coiscéim Low-Cost Counselling Programme is supported by a panel of over 100 pre-accredited and accredited counsellors/psychotherapists. From time to time there are opportunities to join the panel. If you are interested please refer to the Counselling Section of this website.