- 1 What is EAP on my paycheck?
- 2 What does EAP help with?
- 3 What is an EAP service?
- 4 What happens when you call EAP?
- 5 Can I be fired for using EAP?
- 6 How long are EAP sessions?
- 7 Does employer know if you use EAP?
- 8 Can I trust EAP?
- 9 Are EAPs worth it?
- 10 What is included in an EAP?
- 11 Is EAP really confidential?
- 12 Is an EAP a legal requirement?
- 13 Is EAP for everyone?
- 14 What is EAP in mental health?
- 15 How do I become EAP?
What is EAP on my paycheck?
An Employee Assistance Program ( EAP ) is a voluntary, work-based program that offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related problems.
What does EAP help with?
An employer-sponsored employee assistance plan ( EAP ) is a work-based intervention program designed to identify and assist employees in resolving personal problems that may be adversely affecting their performance at work, such as marital, financial or emotional problems; family issues; or substance or alcohol abuse.
What is an EAP service?
An Employee Assistance Program ( EAP ) is a confidential counselling service offered by employers to their employees to support their well-being in the workplace and in their personal lives. Depending on the employer’s arrangement, EAP may also extend to immediate family members.
What happens when you call EAP?
When you call, you will answer a few general questions so that we can identify the most appropriate therapist and location for your counseling sessions. You can send an email using the Ask the EAP feature of this website. If you contact the EAP by email, we will still need to ask you some personal questions.
Can I be fired for using EAP?
You cannot be fired for using your company’s EAP benefits. However, if complying with treatment is a condition of your ongoing employment and you fail to do so, you could potentially be fired or experience certain consequences that negatively affect your employment situation.
How long are EAP sessions?
These EAP sessions are typically shorter than a typical therapy appointment, usually ranging between 25 and 40 minutes long (rather than closer to an hour in duration). Although sessions would be slightly shorter, you can still benefit a lot from each session!
Does employer know if you use EAP?
Voluntary or self-referrals are the most common. When an employee seeks EAP services voluntarily, all of the employee’s information, including whether he or she contacted the EAP or not, is confidential and cannot be released without written permission.
Can I trust EAP?
Even though EAP services are confidential, employees are worried that the information may somehow be leaked to management. In fact, EAP participation rates are usually better in companies where the management is deemed trustworthy.
Are EAPs worth it?
To summarize, employers have increasingly offered Employee Assistance Programs ( EAP ), often through their health care providers. Little evidence exists that demonstrates that EAPs are effective in serving the goal of employers to maintain productivity and healthy, well employees.
What is included in an EAP?
Key components of an Emergency Action Plan
- Evacuation procedures, escape routes and floor plans.
- Reporting and alerting authorities.
- Alerting staff and visitors of an emergency.
- Accounting for people after implementing an EAP.
- Notifying parents, guardians or next of kin.
- Identifying a media contact person.
- Training new staff.
Is EAP really confidential?
When an employee seeks EAP services voluntarily, all of the employee’s information, including whether he or she contacted the EAP or not, is confidential and cannot be released without written permission. In the case of guided referrals, information disclosed by the employee is still kept confidential.
Is an EAP a legal requirement?
Employee Assistance Program There is no legal requirement for employers to provide such a service, however, the aim is to provide preventive and proactive interventions for the early detection, identification and/or resolution of both work and personal problems that may adversely affect performance and well-being.
Is EAP for everyone?
Counseling is available for the entire family—individuals, couples and teens (with parental consent and in accordance with applicable law and clinical appropriateness). These sessions do not count against EAP clinical services.
What is EAP in mental health?
Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) offer support to employees struggling with personal and work-related problems. The support typically takes the form of counseling, referrals, or follow up services.
How do I become EAP?
Being an EAP Counselor requires a bachelor’s/master’s degree. Typically reports to a manager. To be an EAP Counselor typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function.