Who is eligible and what does it cost?
The EAP is available to all employees and their immediate family members at no cost.
How do I get EAP help?
To schedule a confidential appointment with Dr. Kahn:
- Call Lori Zuccola at ext. 7506 to schedule an appointment for one of the dates listed on the campus schedule.
- Call Dr. Kahn directly at (973) 761-5303
- E-mail Dr. Kahn at firstname.lastname@example.org
A meeting will be arranged at your work site, during work time or at a more confidential location after work hours. We will make every effort to be as flexible as possible and to accommodate the individual needs of all concerned.
Friends, associates or unions can refer employees by either calling Lori Zuccola at ext. 7506 or by making a completely confidential telephone call to Dr. Kahn at ECA. Supervisors may refer an employees to the Employee Assistance Program by calling Lori Zuccola at ext. 7506 or by completing the Employee Assistance Program Referral Form located in the Supervisor’s Toolbox. Before referring an employee to the EAP, please review the information provided in the Supervisor’s Toolbox.
What problems can the EAP help me to solve?
We all have problems from time to time and generally, we can solve them ourselves. Sometimes, however, we feel “stuck” in a particular situation which may begin to affect our work and home lives. We also can be affected by the problems of our family members or co-workers. If you have been struggling with a problem for two weeks or longer, or if you feel that you need support during a crisis, that is the time to call. Issues that are frequently addressed through the EAP include:
- Career Lack of direction or dissatisfaction in career
- Child Care Child care issues
- Elder Care Elderly parents or family members
- Family Relationship Problems Marital , children
- Financial Budgeting, financial difficulties
- Health, Health Care, Health Benefits HMO’s, other health care providers
- Mental Health Appropriate care referrals
- Retirement, Disability Eligibility, processing, related issues,
- Substance Abuse Alcohol, drugs or gambling
- Work related issues Getting along with supervisors or coworkers, job performance, lateness and absenteeism, disciplinary problems, harassment, discrimination.
Is it confidential?
The EAP respects your right to receive private, confidential treatment. Unless you request it in writing, your concerns remain confidential and are never a part of your personnel file.
In such cases where there is a threat to personal safety, confidentiality is superseded by the Tarasoff Decision, which obliges the counselor to warn and protect against danger.
Does the EAP protect an employee from disciplinary actions?
Coming to the EAP does not protect you from discipline but can provide an alternative.
Will there be a record placed in your personnel file?
In no case is any personal information from your counseling session placed in your personnel file.
When will the Employee Consulting Associates be on campus?
Contact Lori Zuccola at extension 7506 or email email@example.com
Additional Assistance and Information:
- Alcohol Screening Instrument – This tool enables individuals to privately assess their own alcohol use. Results are kept private.
- Links – Many useful websites that provide additional information and assistance.