Employee Assistance Program
EAP SERVICES AVAILABLE
In general, the services offered through EAP include two components: counselling intervention which includes problem identification and referral, and wellness programming to assist teachers in developing positive health behaviours and supportive strategies to enhance well-being.
Any active, full time, replacement or substitute teacher can contact the EAP to obtain confidential help.
The full range of services include:
- Individual assessment, problem identification, referrals for counselling and follow-up
- Voluntary self-referrals
- Mandatory referrals by school board
- Consultation services regarding workplace issues
- Referrals to other Programs and Services staff
- Resource and promotional materials, flyers and workbooks
- Wellness promotion
WHAT ABOUT THE COSTS?
There are no costs to the teacher in seeking the assistance of an EAP coordinator. However, when a referral is arranged for a teacher, there are costs for counselling.
Financial assistance is available through the Membership Assistance Fund. Each teacher is provided with $3000 funding over the course of their career and must be an active NLTA member to be eligible for EAP Counselling Services. The program will cover private counselling up to a maximum of $40.00 per hour session, and 12¢/km for travel to counselling sessions. The NLTA group insurance may also reimburse some additional expenses. Under the guidelines of the EAP, financial assistance is not available for family members or for retired teachers.
Due to the current high volume of referrals, EAP Coordinators are not able to accommodate wellness workshop requests at this time. Please email Ian Crewe, Assistant Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to submit a workshop request through Programs and Services. There are no costs to the school, branch or board for an EAP coordinator to facilitate a workshop for a group of teachers.