Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The County’s EAP program offers work-life assistance to help employees and their family members manage problems related to work, personal relationships, stress, finances, substance abuse, and other life concerns. The EAP also offers job performance referrals, management consultations, critical incident debriefings, and training programs to enhance workplace health and employee effectiveness. It is confidential and available to County employees and eligible family members at no cost.
A detailed overview of the services and benefits offered by Claremont EAP
How to access EAP Services:
Claremont Behavioral Service, Inc.
Claremont EAP’s hands-on approach and local administrative office will bring a larger network of providers, a better intake experience and additional training hours for our employees.
Starting January 1, 2020, all eligible employees and/or dependents can call Claremont EAP at 800-834-3773, Group/Employer: County of San Mateo
ASSISTANCE FOR SUPERVISORS AND MANAGERS
EAP provides an excellent, confidential resource for employees and can be a valued and effective resource for supervisors and managers.
Here are some situations where EAP can provide organizational support for supervisors and managers:
- HR & Management Consultations
- Worry over an employee’s emotional state (grief, trauma, illness, odd behavior)
- Critical incident de-briefing
- Interpersonal conflicts between employees
- Suspected substance abuse
- Seminars and presentations on a variety of work and personal topics
- Supervisor Referral (for Job performance problems)
The Supervisor Referral process is a structured tool a manager, supervisor, or HR staff member can use to help employees address specific on-the-job performance problems that are causing concern. A Supervisor Referral triggers a more generous EAP benefit for the employee, increasing the maximum number of individual counseling visits from 5 to 10. Employee participation is voluntary.
Supervisors and managers are encouraged to talk with the Employee Relations Unit in the Human Resources Department and EAP early in the process when the first indications of job performance problems arise.
Our EAP provider, Claremont EAP, provides resources for no cost Counseling, Legal Services, Financial Consultation, Work/Life Services, a Personal Advantage Website to access more than 20,000 resources to help with any life event, and a Positivity Center with resources and assessments for resilience, mindfulness meditation, gratitude, and the science of happiness.
MEET TESS! A NEW FREE SERVICE
Tess, an AI Chatbot, provides emotional support and check-ins to boost wellness. Tess is available 24/7 whenever and wherever you need assistance.
To get started, text “Hi” to Tess from your smart phone at 650-825-9634 and enter “Claremont” as your company name when she asks. For more information, please review this flyer.
Claremont EAP, has Newsletters and Resource Centers to help you and your family:
Claremont EAP created this Resource Center to ease your access to information about the Coronavirus and to supplement your growing toolkit.
Claremont EAP stands solidly against racial injustice.
Claremont EAP supports our law enforcement officers and first responders.
Newsletters for Employees
Claremont EAP produces their own quarterly newsletters for employees and their familes to show what services are available.
Claremont EAP produces their own quarterly newsletters for managers and supervisors to show what services are available.
Please visit https://www.claremonteap.com/ to take advantage of this valuable employee benefit.