Just because you are away on a travel assignment that doesn’t mean your normal everyday challenges are left behind. Sometimes, being away from home can make those challenges seem bigger. In those instances where something happens at home with a family member or with you in the workplace, contact your Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Having a good EAP plan is one of those benefits that many of us rarely think about, but when the need comes along, it is a great benefit to have.
To help you get the most out of your travel assignment, trained EAP staff are available to help you manage any work or home life challenges that arise. A good EAP can help you find solutions for child care or elder care referrals, financial management assistance, and legal services like family law, real estate, or identity theft. Typical EAP benefits include 24/7 access to qualified clinicians who are there to gather information, assess your situation, and help you resolve the problem or refer you to the person who can. When you or a loved one needs to speak with a professional clinician, qualified EAP consultants are available to conduct face-to-face counseling sessions. For those that may not have easy access to visit a counselor or prefer not to meet in person, HIPAA compliant video sessions can be arranged.
Your health and wellbeing is an important part of your ability to be at your best. The same applies to your loved ones, which is why EAP benefits extend to spouses or domestic partners, dependent children, and even parents.
On your next assignment, take full advantage of being a “working tourist.” Explore the mountains, indulge the local cuisine, or take a break from it all and lay on the beach. You chose a career as a travel nurse or therapist because you wanted the freedom to take care of business at work and also to explore your assignment destination during your downtime. And, now is the perfect time to pick out your next working tourist destination. To find out about all of our exciting travel opportunities, contact us today.