The Newton Public Schools provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to employees through CMG Associates.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the Newton Public Schools Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
Employee Assistance Program is a source of confidential aid for finding
solutions to any personal problems you or your family might experience.
They provide information, problem-solving, and referral resources for
all employees who work for the Newton Public Schools on a full-time or
permanent part-time basis.
Why does the Newton Public Schools provide an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
employees are the school system's most valued assets and we are
concerned about you and your family’s welfare. When you have problems,
so does the school system in terms of the possibility for increased
accidents on the job, higher rates of absenteeism, medical claims and
morale problems. The EAP is a professional resource for resolving
difficulties that may affect your personal and work life.
How can I know if the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is for me?
not call and ask? Just talking to someone and bringing your problems
out into the open can help. The counselor will be able to advise you
about the seriousness of your problem.
Where is the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) located?
Elliot St, Suite 180L, Newton Upper Falls, MA, 02464. The Employee
Assistance Counselor will provide directions to the office when you call
for an appointment.
Will the City be notified if I use the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
school system receives no information from the EAP or the counselor
that would identify you as an employee of the Newton Public Schools or
the department that you work for. Likewise, the school system does not
receive any information related to any issue that you may be discussing
with your counselor, unless you authorize the release of such
information. Privacy and confidentiality will be discussed as part of
your first appointment.
Is there a cost to use the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
If it is determined that further professional help is needed, the
counselor has available experts in the field of financial planning,
legal aid, marriage/family counseling, alcohol/drug abuse treatment, and
domestic abuse, to whom you can be referred for additional assistance.
There may be a charge for these services that must be covered by you or
your health insurance.
What do I have to do to use the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
Simply call for an appointment: 1-800-444-7262 (Voice-mail messages are strictly confidential)