EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE What to do when a coworker experiences distress
The university recognizes that a wide range of problems may have an adverse effect on an employee's job performance. When marital or family discord, financial or legal crises, emotional problems, alcohol or drug problems, illness, or other difficulties interfere with or threaten job performance or conduct, the university offers assistance through the State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP) in Human Resources.
How to address an employee • Calmly talk with the employee about your concerns if your comfort level provides the opportunity • Express your concerns in a non-judgmental way • Offer resources such as Counseling Center and SEAP
Cont. • If unable to speak with employee, speak to your supervisor and discuss options • Contact the Counseling Center (x 2255) for consultation and assistance (The counseling Center provides a free counseling and referral session)
State Employees Assistance Program(SEAP) • Services are available 24 hours, 7 days per week by calling 1-800-692-7459 • liveandworkwell.com –online access (access code: Pennsylvania) • Everything is confidential. • Up to three contacts free per service
Emergency Telephone Numbers • Crisis Intervention 226-7223 • Clarion Psychiatric Center 226-9545 • Mental Health Crisis Line 1-800-253-4906 • PASSAGES (Rape Crisis) 226-7273 or 911 (clarion County) • S.A.F.E. (Stop Abuse for Everyone) after hours: 226-7020 during business hours: 226-7233 • Venango County Mental Health: Emergency Protective Services: 814-677-1336 After Hours: 814-676-4545 • Clarion Counseling Center 226-6252 • Clarion County Mental Health 226-5840 • Drug & Alcohol Hotline (Gateway) 1-800-472-4488