Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
As we are always looking for ways to benefit kids, the Mabton School District is also looking for ways in which we can benefit our staff. To that end, we have contracted with an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), to provide you with free, confidential support and resources to help with both work and life concerns.
Our provider is the Washington State EAP: a free, confidential program first created by the State Legislature in 1972 to promote the health, safety and well-being of state employees. Now the EAP serves more than 100,000 employees across the public service sector in our state.
EAP offers support with a wide range of work and life issues including workplace concerns, interpersonal conflicts, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting concerns, stress management, legal and financial issues, addiction and recovery, and more. No problem is too big or too small.
EAP services include:
- Short-term counseling support – talk with a local professional counselor about any work or life concern, by phone, video or in person. They will provide free confidential advice, help you develop an action plan, and suggest other helpful resources. Your benefit includes up to 3 sessions, and covers all adult family members in your household. And, EAP can be used multiple times a year if you have new problems to address. Call EAP at 1-877-313-4455 or fill out an intake form on the counseling page.
- For employees who are supervisors, managers and HR – organizational consultation: talk with an EAP staff counselor about any workplace concern for advice, coaching, support and resources. Topics include: performance concerns, conflict, substance misuse, managing change, crisis and trauma, managing team dynamics, diversity/equity/inclusion, mental health, safety concerns, sexual harassment, illness and death, and more. Call EAP at 1-877-313-4455
Work/Life services – free legal consultation, financial counseling and an employee support website with a wide variety of tools and resources. Just log in to the WorkLife website using our unique login code (email or call Jessica Prieto for the free code).
- Tools and resources through the EAP website such as: live and on-demand webinars; an EAP Resources page which includes links to COVID resources, racism & mental health resources, suicide prevention and intervention resources, and EAP Resource guides on a variety of subjects; a grief and trauma toolkit; EAP publications and more.
You can find out more about your EAP benefit by attending a live EAP Orientation webinar, watching a pre-recorded Orientation webinar (15 minutes) or the pre-recorded WorkLife services Orientation (11 minutes).
Let us know if you have any questions about these new services.
Remember, everyone faces challenges from time to time — but you don’t have to face them alone. Don’t hesitate to call the EAP for free, confidential support, at 1-877-313-4455.