Employee and Family Assistance Program
What is an Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)?
The Board of Trustees funds several programs that recognize and support the hard work and dedication of staff in St. Albert Public Schools. One such initiative is the Employee and Family Assistance Program. Demands on our personal and professional lives can sometimes lead to circumstances that are difficult to resolve by ourselves. When that happens, and life becomes less rewarding, the EFAP is there to help us cope, survive and grow through the challenges of:
- physical illness
- emotional illness
- marital and/or family issues
- grief and loss
- work-related difficulties
- addictions like drugs, alcohol, gambling
- life transitions
- career concerns and professional growth
The Alberta Teachers' Association Local 73 and CUPE Local 1099 endorse our EFAP as a vehicle that promotes good health, and personal and professional well being. Confidential access to a variety of services is available to individuals or groups, not just in times of crisis, but on an ongoing basis.
Another key function of the EFAP is the promotion of good health, job satisfaction and personal well being. Wellness initiatives might include professional and personal development sessions that focus on managing change and life transitions; balancing professional and personal lives; or providing up-to-date information about wellness and self-care resources.
Who can participate in our EFAP?
To help ensure that an appropriate plan or assistance can be arranged for each employee in need, all district staff and their immediate families may access the services of our EFAP. If you need help to resolve a difficult situation, or want to learn more about wellness activities (confidential assessments, counselling, referrals to appropriate community agencies, etc.), simply call the number listed below.
Are services really confidential?
Absolutely! Confidentiality is assured. The service provider will handle each case in the strictest confidence. Neither the district nor your co-workers will have any knowledge of self-referred requests for help.
The Board of Trustees has contracted a complete package of services from the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) that provides for staff in St. Albert Public Schools.
Help and information are just a phone call away!
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