Prefectural Advisors (PAs)
Who We Are
Prefectural Advisors (PAs) are appointed by the prefecture and receive training from CLAIR and professional counselors twice a year.
PAs’ are here to help you by listening to your problems, and to discuss options to solve them. PAs’ are here in case you can’t talk to your supervisor, friends, or family. PA counseling is confidential. If you are having problems coping at home, at the office, with legal matters, in obtaining sick leave (byokyu) or paid leave (nenkyu), with your tax, in a relationship, or anything, please contact a PA. If the PA can’t help you, they will find someone who can.
If you seek psychological counseling of a more professional nature, PAs’ can refer you to a professional counselor. Professional counseling is available over the phone or face-to-face. However, you are responsible for the counseling fees yourself.
The PAs work with the Ehime government department that is in charge of JET. Together they plan seminars for JETs and supervisors, as well as disseminate important information and announcements throughout the year. PAs are the advocates for JETs – not their bosses!
You can contact the PAs by emailing email@example.com. Or you can contact the PAs directly through their private email.
You can also contact the PAs via skype.
In offering counseling, our confidentiality is of utmost importance. Sometimes, in the course of counseling, it is necessary for the counselor to seek advice from a third party. A more experienced counselor may be required to answer a complicated question on law, taxes, contracts and the like. Therefore, a professional in that field may need to be consulted. Statistics are also kept on the type and frequency of the problems JET's encounter. Thus, counselors sometimes need to consult others, and records of a general nature are kept. However, please be assured that at no time is information divulged or recorded, unless that client first gives the PA permission to do so.
- CLAIR JET line: 03-3591-5489 [Mon - Fri 9am-5:45pm]
- AJET Peer Support Group: 0120 437 725 [toll free] [8pm - 8am]
- Tokyo English Life Line [TELL]: 03 5774 0992 [Daily 9am - 11pm] www.telljp.com
- International Mental Health Professionals - Japan (IMHPJ): www.imhpj.org
- AMDA - International Medical Information Centre: 03 5285 8088 [Mon-Fri 9am-5pm] [English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Thai], Wed - 1pm-5pm [Tagalog], Mon, Wed, Fri - 9am-5pm [Portuguese]