Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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    Personal problems can affect the lives of employees both at home and at work. To assist its employees in accessing resources to help cope with life’s challenges, the Nantucket Public School System offers a comprehensive program. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is offered by
    Fairwinds—Nantucket’s Counseling Center, and is in place to aid employees in resolving issues that may adversely impact their work performance, conduct, health, and well-being. The EAP addresses problems in the quickest, least restrictive, and most convenient manner while minimizing cost to the individual and protecting employee confidentiality.

    The EAP offers initial assessments, short-term counseling, referral, and follow-up services for:

    • Family/relationship issues
    • Workplace concerns
    • Alcohol and drug misuse
    • Personal and emotional difficulties
    • Health and behavioral challenges

    Personal problems can affect the lives of employees both at home and at work. To assist its employees in accessing resources to help cope with life’s challenges, the Nantucket Public School System offers a comprehensive program. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is offered by
    Fairwinds—Nantucket’s Counseling Center, and is in place to aid employees in resolving issues that may adversely impact their work performance, conduct, health, and well-being. The EAP addresses problems in the quickest, least restrictive, and most convenient manner while minimizing cost to the individual and protecting employee confidentiality.

    The EAP offers initial assessments, short-term counseling, referral, and follow-up services for:

    • Family/relationship issues
    • Workplace concerns
    • Alcohol and drug misuse
    • Personal and emotional difficulties
    • Health and behavioral challenges


    If an employee requires more than 3 sessions, he or she may choose to continue in treatment, or Fairwinds can refer to another community resource when applicable. Employees make confidential appointments with counselors who assess their needs and work with them to develop appropriate action plans. Fairwinds’ experienced counselors/ intake representatives will ask a few vital questions and arrange an appointment that is convenient for the employee.

    Referrals

    A supervisor or human resource manager can refer an employee to the EAP for work performance problems. The manager will notify Fairwinds’ EAP by telephone or in writing before the employee reaches out to the agency for an appointment. When we have the referral information from the school, we will let the referring manager know whether the employee makes contact to follow up. All other information shared will be strictly confidential.

    A supervisor can make an informal referral. Not related to work performance issues, an informal referral is just a thoughtful mention that help is available. Confidentiality is strictly enforce and there will be no notifications to the school from Fairwinds in the case of an informal referral, unless the employee gives written consent.

    An employee can independently contact Fairwinds through the EAP for a confidential appointment. Job performance problems may or may not exist. The school will not be notified of contact without the employee’s written consent.

     

    Contacting the Employee Assistance Program

    Initial contact can be made by calling Fairwinds at 508-228-2689. It is important that you let the Fairwinds office know that you are calling regarding the Employee Assistance Program for the school to ensure the fastest and most appropriate response to your request.

    The Fairwinds Urgent Behavioral Healthcare Clinic is open 5 days a week at 5 pm, Monday through Friday. On Mondays and Fridays it is open until 6 pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday until 7. This resource is available for free at any time.

     


    If an employee requires more than 3 sessions, he or she may choose to continue in treatment, or Fairwinds can refer to another community resource when applicable. Employees make confidential appointments with counselors who assess their needs and work with them to develop appropriate action plans. Fairwinds’ experienced counselors/ intake representatives will ask a few vital questions and arrange an appointment that is convenient for the employee.

    Referrals

    A supervisor or human resource manager can refer an employee to the EAP for work performance problems. The manager will notify Fairwinds’ EAP by telephone or in writing before the employee reaches out to the agency for an appointment. When we have the referral information from the school, we will let the referring manager know whether the employee makes contact to follow up. All other information shared will be strictly confidential.

    A supervisor can make an informal referral. Not related to work performance issues, an informal referral is just a thoughtful mention that help is available. Confidentiality is strictly enforce and there will be no notifications to the school from Fairwinds in the case of an informal referral, unless the employee gives written consent.

    An employee can independently contact Fairwinds through the EAP for a confidential appointment. Job performance problems may or may not exist. The school will not be notified of contact without the employee’s written consent.

     

    Contacting the Employee Assistance Program

    Initial contact can be made by calling Fairwinds at 508-228-2689. It is important that you let the Fairwinds office know that you are calling regarding the Employee Assistance Program for the school to ensure the fastest and most appropriate response to your request.

    The Fairwinds Urgent Behavioral Healthcare Clinic is open 5 days a week at 5 pm, Monday through Friday. On Mondays and Fridays it is open until 6 pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday until 7. This resource is available for free at any time.