There are 6 qualified counsellors and a small crew of Emotional Support People.
Everyone must complete the applications form below to be considered.
Why is there an Emotional Support Crew?
We know that the topics we cover on the weekend can trigger emotional responses and we want Celebrating Sexuality to be as positive an experience for participants as we can.
For this reason, we are seeking people who are sensitive to the emotional needs of others and are prepared to respond as appropriate. At past events, the requirements of ESP crew have been minimal however, the availability has consistently been highly valued by attendees in event feedback.
All official positions have been filled. If you are a qualified counsellor with suitable qualifications or relevant experience in the area of sexuality, then you may express interest in coming on board as part of the general ESP crew.
Emotional Support Person (ESP)
You may, or may not have a formal qualification – it may be you are studying toward a qualification – but you have some skill or experience in identifying the requirement for emotional support.
Your duty of care as an Emotional Support Person (ESP's) is to maintain a general awareness of the people around you and be proactive in offering care to someone who seems triggered or upset.
This might mean offering someone to sit with, a short chat to debrief, being there to witness concerns, offering a space where they can be alone, basic support and resource knowledge.
Another way to look at it is as a role of a sensitive friend. If they require more than this, you may refer them to a qualified counsellor or the Captain. You will also have a high level of self awareness and respect for other peoples boundaries.
What will I be offered for the role?
General ESP's receive a Returning Sex Campers Ticket - $637 and payment plans through Zip are available.
Qualified counsellors POSITIONS FILLED in the designated role but other qualified counsellors have the option to come on board as an ESP.
If you are a Returning Sex Camper, we would love you to be a part of this team! and would be very grateful!
What else do I need to know?
There will be a briefing session for the ESP crew and counsellors during dinner on Friday night (6pm). You are encouraged to make regular contact/or contact as required with the qualified counsellors.
If as an ESP you are finding the time commitment more than occasional guidance, as described above, please discuss this with the lead counsellor.
Being part of this unique weekend festival will be life-changing, fun, exciting, and you will make long lasting connections with an amazing community. The weekend can also be intense and emotional, particularly so if you have not attended before, don't know anyone who has, and especially so if you are new to exploring intimacy, sex and relationships.
We do have a lot of amazing support available and can be flexible during the weekend however, I ask you to please consider carefully whether being part of the crew is right for you, or would you rather come as an attendee. You can email me before applying if you are not sure.