CLAIR News January 2017

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CLAIR News January 2017
Mental Health Support Resources

The JET Mental Health Counselling Assistance Programme provides a partial subsidy (50%, up to 20,000 yen per year) for counselling costs incurred through consultation with mental health professionals in Japan not covered by health insurance. Additionally, the JET Online Counselling Service offers professional counselling for free through Web Mail and Skype. Please ask your contracting organisation for further information.

Period of Stay and Status of Residence Renewal

To JET participants who arrived in April: It is almost time to extend your Period of Stay, so please check the dates written on your Residence Card (especially JET participants in their 3rd year who will be reappointed for another term). For information on extending your Period of Stay or changing your Status of Residence, please refer to page 67 of the 2016 edition of the General Information Handbook (GIH).

2017 After JET Conference and JET Programme Career Fairs

If you are a JET participant finishing your appointment on the programme in 2017, don’t miss your chance to receive valuable career advice at the After JET Conference and explore new career possibilities at the JET Programme Career Fairs! The registration deadline to attend these events is Friday, 20 January, 2017. If you did not receive an e-mail from CLAIR about how to apply last month, please consult with your supervisor. In addition, don’t forget to check the companies that will be attending the career fairs at the following link:

CIR Mid-Year Conference

The CIR Mid-Year Conference took place from Monday, 28 to Wednesday, 30 November, 2016 at Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall. You can download the programme and presentation materials made by current CIRs (Japanese only) via the following link.

Japanese Language Courses (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)

Are you making progress in your Japanese Language Courses? You will not be able to access your account after the six-month period has ended, so please remember to complete your course and to download your Certificate of Completion as well as the PDF textbooks.

Grant for TEFL Certification

If you have received approval for a TEFL Grant from CLAIR, the deadline for your required documents to arrive at CLAIR is Friday, 27 January, 2017. In order to send your required documents so that they arrive by the deadline, it is recommended you finish your TEFL course at least a week in advance of the deadline. For more information about the TEFL Grant schedule, please refer to the Grant Overview, accessible from the link below.

Registration of Contact Information for JETs

Please access the Contact Information Survey for JET Programme Participants website to register your information if you have been notified by your contracting organisation supervisor.

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