The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is an off-site, confidential, voluntary, short-term counselling service. It has an Advisory Committee comprised of equal healthcare union and management representatives who provide guidance and support around the administration of the program, and ensure that standards of quality and confidentiality are met.
This Program is available to ALL Local 1611 members and their family.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
COUNSELLING, FINANCIAL & LEGAL SERVICES
EFAP provides assessment, short-term counselling, referral, case management, and follow-up services, which also include the following;
Assistance to strategize ways to achieve work and life balance and provides the tools necessary to resolve personal and work-related concerns. With client consent, EFMP guide members to coordinate services, support return to work, and facilitate resources with doctors, insurance companies, disability management programs, labour relations, and/or human resources (HR) by providing supportive emotional coaching.
For those who feel they do not require counselling services, EFAP offers goal based one-to-one supportive coaching to manage personal and workplace issues.
We will always maintain a neutral position throughout the process. Staff may confidentially engage our emotional coaching through referrals that may have been initiated or encouraged by their manager, supervisor, union steward, or HR department. We also provide support to leaders who are working through difficult situations.
The Parent Coach provides tools to improve parenting skills and effective strategies to help manage challenging situations with children of all ages. Benefits include reduced parent stress, improved parent-child relationships, and increased awareness of appropriate community resources.
Certified health coaches motivate and empower individuals to embrace a holistic wellness philosophy, utilizing registered dietitians, fitness and life coaches, meditation, yoga, and mindfulness based stress reduction tactics. Benefits can include weight loss, increased energy and improved self-confidence.
This service provides support and guidance to assist individuals in managing the challenges that arise from caring for an aging parent. Services include assessment and care planning, education to help understand the progression of diseases that can occur during the aging process, and support to help individuals cope with feelings of grief, loss, and guilt.