CARE EAP provides confidential diagnostic assessments and short-term, solution-focused counseling for troubled employees and their eligible dependents. When more specialized care is needed, CARE EAP counselors make referrals to treatment facilities or private providers. CARE EAP carefully evaluates the presenting problems of employees in order to rapidly recognize emerging mental health and substance abuse related issues. When identified, the program acts quickly in facilitating an employee’s admission to the most appropriate treatment program. Referral facilitation and management, including verification of eligibility and pre-certification is coordinated with the health insurance benefits provider.
A confidential case file is maintained on each employee or family referred for assessment services. Non-confidential data is extracted and included in quarterly utilization reports. Items tracked include referral date, source of referral (self or management), presenting problem (self-report and clinician’s assessment), service outcome (closed or referred and to whom), and any follow-up conducted. Written follow-up of employees who are referred for ongoing treatment is provided.
Follow-up contact is an integral component of service delivery and monitoring. Written quarterly reports are provided to the organization including statistical information with a synopsis of services provided. Absolute confidentiality is preserved and written authorization to release information is secured at the initial assessment.
CARE EAP offers a choice of a one to three, one to six, or one to ten session models. A thorough assessment is completed and either brief counseling is initiated within the EAP or a rapid referral is made into the insurance benefit. If the employee is not insured, referrals are provided to local community mental health and social service agencies. Case management and follow-up is an integral part of the program. Contacts are made to ensure that each person being referred into their benefit plan has followed through with the recommended referral.
CARE EAP provides a 24-hour 365-day toll-free number which ensures access to a master’s prepared clinician. Clinical staff are trained and qualified to assess, intervene and case manage troubled employees and/or family members, directing them to the most appropriate level of treatment. Many times a clinician can see an employee within 24 hours if in acute distress. For those experiencing a medical emergency, referral to the appropriate emergency service is facilitated. An appointment with an EAP clinician will be offered in a convenient and timely manner. All non-emergency or non-urgent calls are responded to within one business day.
CARE EAP clinicians can provide telephone case consultation to management and supervisory staff. In-person consultations are also conducted and encouraged. Collaborating with an EAP professional about a troubled employee, an upcoming confrontation or a work-team dysfunction can be a cost-effective early intervention strategy. Interventions may be arranged for entire departments to assess internal struggles, personality dynamics, and operational processes, and to assist management in developing a functional plan. Also, an EAP clinician can be involved in mediation or negotiation between a supervisor and employee or between employees.
The CARE EAP program has been designed to work in close collaboration with the Human Resources Department. CARE EAP provides consultations to HR regarding policies specific to drug and alcohol, sexual harassment, workplace violence, crisis intervention, etc
CARE EAP will conduct orientation and training meetings to ensure that employees learn and understand the range of confidential services and how to access them. Each employee will receive a CARE EAP brochure and is encouraged to ask questions or call to speak privately if questions are of a confidential nature. Orientation and Training sessions can be designed to coincide with regularly scheduled meetings or can be adjusted and customized to fit other time slots. This information is also available on an ongoing basis via Internet access. Posters, cards, and complimentary brochures on behavioral healthcare topics will be provided.
The CARE EAP team, in consultation with your designated liaison, will provide on-site training sessions to supervisors, managers and administrative personnel on the role of the EAP in the workplace. The purpose of this training program is to alert managers to the service and to expand awareness of mental health and substance abuse problems.
On-site employee educational sessions on work/life topics are provided for the contract year. Topics for these sessions are developed in collaboration with your human resource professionals in response to employee need. A variety of topics are available including stress management, communication skills, the difference between depressions and “the blues.”coping with divorce, etc.
CARE EAP provides quarterly statistical reports on program utilization while protecting employee confidentiality. These reports can be customized to provide the employer with preferred information. Employee satisfaction surveys are sent out to all seen in face-to-face interview(s).
It is the policy of CARE EAP to protect the confidentiality of all clients and their records. Client information is protected under both state and federal statutes and shall be deemed as privileged information.
Clinical Services Management, P.C.
6 Prospect Street, Suite 3B
Midland Park, NJ 07432