by Koi and Alicia
OK… so the whole Billy Ocean thing was kind of a ruse…
Are you professionally trained in psychology, social work, counselling, psychiatric nursing or other similar feel -good-helper-type roles? Do you have experience in managing acute psychological issues? Do you have professional training or experience in responding to assaults? Would you consider gifting some of your sweet time and knowledge year round to help Seed happen? Then read on… (NB there’s a special treat later for those of you reading who don’t have the above skills…)
Burning Seed is generally a happy, joyful and wonderfully fulfilling experience for participants. However there are times when things don’t go so well for individuals – at Seed we’re serious about making sure participants have access to vital psychological and/or emotional support when they need it.
In 2015 Seed established a specialised crew of Rangers – Psychological and Emotional Emergency Response (P.E.E.R.) Rangers – to provide support at times when really tough stuff happens at Seed that may be difficult for participants to process. “Really tough” could include: acute mental health crises, sexual non-consent matters and relationship violence. This critical team now needs a second-in-charge (2iC) – could that be YOU!?
As 2iC PEER Rangers you’ll get to:
- help recruit, select and train PEER Rangers;
- contribute to essential admin & work with sweet organisers behind the scenes, and;
- be a go-to leaderly type person available to work shifts during Seed and respond to incidents if they arise.
If you think you could help and want to get involved contact the Crew Wranglers ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and for a copy of the role description!
That Special Treat We Mentioned… here’s that satin-voiced R&B legend in all his 80s glory: Enjoy!
For those still reading, we have HEAPS OF ROLES to fill at Burning Seed requiring very sweet skills like yours! Check out the roles available and see where you might fit – add some more ‘immediacy’, ‘communal effort’ and ‘participation’ into your Seed! If compassion for your fellow Burners has brought you this far but you don’t have the professional experience we need for the PEER role, we have plenty of opportunities available for supportive souls like you.
For example, Red Earth Rangers actively support community well-being and safety, for instance as first responders to emergencies, and as community mediators. Rangers come from all walks of life, and with a bit of training (which we provide) nearly anyone can be a Ranger, whatever your level of work of life experience!!
But if you’re a good fit for the PEER 2iC, and feel like you might have what it takes, please get in touch and help us all Burn Bright and not Burn Out in 2016!