The Department of the Public Service Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) invited to facilitate consultations in St.Vincent.
The Department of the Public Service is pleased to announce that the Public Sector Reform Unit in the Service Commissions Department of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has invited representatives from EAP Unit to St. Vincent, to be the facilitators of a consultation to promote the merits of an Employee Assistance Programme for the Public Service. One of the objectives of the consultation process is to provide awareness and acceptance of the Employee Assistance Programme at the highest level in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Public Sector Reform Unit in the Service Commissions Department of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has recognized the Employee Assistance Programme Unit in St. Lucia as a “Bright Spot” in the region.
The Employee Assistance Programme in Saint Lucia has been featured in the Caribbean Leadership Project (CLP) Magazine entitled, “Celebrating the Caribbean Leadership Project 2011-2018” as a “Bright Spot in the Caribbean” . A Bright Spot is an establishment which has been identified by the Caribbean Leadership Programme as an organization which exemplifies excellence in leadership in the creation of innovative and client- centered service.
The Employee Assistance Programme was established on the 10th March, 2016, as a work-based intervention programme, designed to enhance the professional attitude of government employees and provide assistance to those persons whose professional and personal challenges are adversely affecting their quality of life and job performance.
This Programme provides six free counselling sessions to government employees and their immediate family members on: career counselling, job -related issues, emotional difficulty, abuse, alcohol or chemical dependency, health challenges, dependent care, financial issues, domestic violence, marital conflict, grief, medical stress, anxiety and depression.
Counseling sessions are facilitated by highly trained professionals, who are guided by the Code of Conduct and Standards for Counsellors/Practitioners. The clients’ reviews of the programme so far has been nothing short of fantastic.