Presentation on theme: "HealthPoint Employee Assistance Program (EAP)"— Presentation transcript:
1 HealthPoint Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Occupational Health Program (OHP)Work/Life Balance & Wellness ProgramsMary Bade, Ph.D.EAP Staff PsychologistAugust 2013Human Resource ServicesThe University of Texas at Austin
2 EAP & Work/Life Balance MissionAt HealthPoint EAP we strive to transform lives to improve personal and organizational effectiveness for the benefit of the entire UT community. We provide behavioral health expertise, promote wellness, and develop solutions to life's challenges.We do this by providing brief counseling and consultation services, crisis intervention, assessment and referral, educational and training programs, and supervisory consultation.
3 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Personal and work-related counselingCONFIDENTIAL by law, freeLicensed clinical staff – Licensed Psychologists andLicensed Clinical Social WorkersUp to 6 sessions annually for employees & eligible dependentsCommunity referrals as neededWith supervisor approval, can meet with EAP during work timeConsultation with managers/supervisorsStaff and faculty mental health issuesCommunication strategies“Coaching” on manager skillsGroup servicesCritical Incident Stress ManagementSupport (caretakers; pre-tenure faculty)Coaching (first-time managers)
4 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Workplace Safety and Threat Assessment**If you are not sure if there is a threat to self or others, call us!**Fitness for Duty – HOP 7.E.5Medical and mental health evaluations to assess impaired faculty or staff who is creating a safety hazard in the workplaceThreat Assessment and Management – HOP 2.A.3EAP staff experienced in working with troubling, disruptive, or frightening behavior in the workplaceThreat Assessment Team – UTPD, EAP, Legal, HRS as appropriate, Provost’s office as appropriateFear Management and Critical Incident Stress Management after a death or any traumatic incident, including threat or violenceTrainings to increase safety (i.e., Words Matter at UT, Managing Distress and Disruption)
5 Layoffs and Separations Consultation with Managers & Academic Administrators:Preparing for Layoff, Termination, and NonrenewalHow to cope with emotionally-charged meetingsPersonal communication challengesCoaching for managing employee responses During the Layoff or Termination MeetingPlanning meeting with HRS teamCollaboration with other Human Resource Services as requested After the LayoffCoaching for managing reactions and departmental morale after a layoffStrategies to maintain an effective supervisory role and employee motivation
6 Layoffs and Separations Services for Workgroups (for employees laid off and for those remaining)Facilitated discussions on the emotional impact of layoffs—personally and departmentallyInformational presentations on managing layoff –related stressOverview of no-cost EAP services and community resources for employees
7 Work/Life BalancePresentations- StressLess, Managing Change, Creating Work and Life BalanceStaff Emergency FundEldercare and ParentingresourcesLactation/Quiet RoomsFlexible Work ArrangementsWork/Life Balance & Resources
9 Occupational Health Program MissionTo understand working conditions and ensure that appropriate precautions are taken to protect the university’s most valuable asset – our faculty and staff; and to treat minor work-related injuries and illnesses and provide health risk counseling to improve overall health and well-being.Occupational Health Program Website
10 Occupational Health Program (OHP) Clinical ServicesMedical monitoring of research and lab animal workers including initial risk assessment and periodic updatesRespiratory medical clearance exams & fit testing of respiratory equipmentJob specific immunizationsCommercial driver’s drug testingFirst aid services for work related injuries
11 Occupational Health Program (OHP) Consultation ServicesReview new research protocols to ensure employee health needs have been addressed; actively participate in the following:IACUC – Institutional Animal Care and Use CommitteeIBC – Institutional Biosafety CommitteeIRB – Institutional Review BoardHealth counseling for job related health concerns, e.g. ergonomics, indoor air quality, lab animal allergyPartner with EHS and other safety professionals to review injury & illness trends to improve worker safetyProvide medical review of Sick Leave Pool applicationsConsult on Fitness for Duty concerns where physical/medical health conditions and essential job functions are at issue
13 Wellness Program Wellness Website Programs designed specifically for employees:Healthy eating initiativesFarm-to-Work brings fresh, local produce right to the officePhysical activity programsGet FIT, RecSports, Healthy StridesBites of Wellness lunch & learn seriesOnline health risk assessment with free telephonic health coaching and dietician consultationsPoints of Health blood pressure stationsAnd much, much moreWellness Website
15 Contact InformationEmployee Assistance Program (EAP) Location:North Office Building A (NOA), suite 4.200EAP Hours:Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.and at PRC on Wednesday morningsEAP Appointments:For all appointments, presentation requests, and other services,call: (all calls for counseling services are confidential)orEAP After Hours Crisis Line:24 hours a day(512)
16 Contact InformationOccupational Health Program (OHP): For all appointments and other services, call: OHP(4647) or Wellness Programs for Staff & Faculty For programs and services, call: or North Office Building A (NOA), suite 3.302
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