Do you want to become a counselor on the Sexuality Hotline?

Do you want to become a counselor on the Sexuality Hotline?
Deadline for applications: Friday, July 28, 2017
Contract:
Location: Beirut
Working area:
Job Description

The A Project invites you to apply for an intensive six day training on Gender and Sexual & Reproductive Health (SRH), for a chance to become part of our team of counselors who answer phone calls on our Sexuality Hotline.

The hotline aims to provide support to women and trans* persons who have questions about sexuality, gender and SRH. This training will equip the participants to be able to engage on these topics in a feminist, supportive, affirmative, and body-positive way by listening, providing accurate information, framing the issue politically, and sometimes referring callers to services needed.

The hotline is open to calls every day between 5 PM and 11 PM. The phone rotates between counselors on a weekly basis.

Counselors are compensated for every hotline shift they take.

Since its launch in November 2016, the hotline has received questions on a wide array of topics, including sexual pleasure, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), contraception, gender identity and sexual violence.

As the number of calls increase, we will need more people to take shifts on the hotline. Could you be one of the people we are looking for?

We need people who:

  • Are women or gender non-conforming individuals
  • Speak Arabic fluently
  • Commit to attending all the sessions of the training without exception
  • Are willing to take shifts on the hotline for at least 6 months after their training
  • Can commit to follow-up trainings that are held once a month

We will give priority to people who:

  • Attended the Politics of Sexuality Reading Retreat (aka Sex & Society Reading Retreat)
  • Have contributed to feminist writing, thinking and/or organizing in Lebanon or the region

After the training, some participants will be selected to become hotline counselors.

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Training Dates: August 21st – August 26th, 2017.

Training Location: Hotel Padova, Sin El Fil

Training Capacity: 15 people

Application Deadline: Friday 28 July, 2017.

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The training will cover the themes below from a feminist perspective:

  • Gender, Diversity of Gender Identities
  • Trans* health
  • Contraception
  • Reproductive Tract Infections & Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Unwanted pregnancies
  • Sexual violence

A detailed agenda will be sent to chosen applicants.

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HOW TO APPLY

  1. Submit a CV to mashroualef@gmail.com with the subject line: Hotline Counselor Application. Please make sure you write down your telephone number, email address and date of birth on your CV.
  2. In your email, please answer the following questions:
    1. Why do you want to become a hotline counselor? (400 – 500 words)
    2. What is your gender
    3. What do you expect to be doing in the next 6 months?
      1. I have a full-time job
      2. I have a part-time job
      3. I am a university student
      4. I am completely free
      5. Other:

We expect all participants to fully attend the 6 days of training and to be on time. Based on that could you please let us know in advance if:

  1. You need transportation to and/or from the hotel
  2. You live far away and may need accommodation at the hotel during the training period
  3. You have a disability that may require specific considerations
  4. You have any food allergies
Experience required: Education degree: No Degree Required Field of education:
Languages
Arabic: Fluent English: Very Good French:
Period:
Salary:
Submission guidelines:
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
Zeina
Sexuality Hotline Coordinator
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