Access to DCJ’s Employee Assistance Program for staff of service providers
This page explains how the staff of contracted service providers can access the support, counselling and advice offered by DCJ’s Employee Assistance Program.
On this page:
- Extending access to our Employee Assistance Program to staff of our service providers
- What is the Employee Assistance Program?
- Which organisations are eligible?
- How do I register my organisation?
- When can staff access the services?
- Is this service confidential?
- What impact will this have on my contract with DCJ?
- Further information and questions
Extending access to our Employee Assistance Program to staff of our service providers
We’re aware of the challenges facing your staff at this time. We recognise they’re under added stress and may need extra support for themselves or members of their immediate family.
To assist, we’re extending access to our Employee Assistance Program to organisations that aren’t able to offer similar services. These confidential counselling services are available to your staff for the next 3 months.
The cost of the service will be covered by DCJ. There is no cost to your organisation or to individual staff using the service.
We’re working out our processes for delivering this service. We will provide more details as they come to hand.
What is the Employee Assistance Program?
The program provides your staff and their immediate family with support, counselling and advice on a range of work and personal matters. This includes workplace conflict, managing relationships and mental health.
These services are delivered by a team of highly trained psychologists and counsellors. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The program offers up to 4 sessions for each of the following eight separate service streams or types:
- Employee Assist (general counselling)
- Career Assist
- Conflict Assist
- Nutrition & Lifestyle
- Money Assist
- Family Assist
- Manager Assist
- Legal Assist (2 sessions only)
Which organisations are eligible?
Any service provider contracted by DCJ that doesn’t have a similar assistance program in place is eligible.
How do I register my organisation?
Once your organisation registers with DCJ for these services, we’ll pass on the details to the Employee Assistance Program provider. We will also provide you with promotional material to share with your staff.
These services will be available to your staff until 30 June 2020.
Is this service confidential?
Yes, the Employee Assistance Program provider guarantees the privacy of individuals and organisations.
We will only receive a report of the number and types of service streams delivered. This is for payment purposes only.
What impact will this have on my contract with DCJ?
There is no impact to your contract and you’re not expected to pay for these services. There’s no cost to staff accessing the service either, DCJ will cover the costs.
We are offering this service to support the wellbeing of your staff during COVID-19. This will also help to maintain service continuity to our clients and their communities.
Further information and questions
If you have any further questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your DCJ contract manager.