Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to provide confidential and professional counselling services and is fully funded by Wimmera Health Care Group for both work-related and personal difficulties.
What is the Employee Assistance Program?
The Wimmera Health Care Group Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides assessment, counselling and support services to any employee who would like assistance to deal with both work related and/or personal difficulties. The EAP provides brief and timely intervention to help staff deal effectively with concerns and assists with referral to other professionals or agencies if longer term assistance is required. The EAP services include a range of locally based providers as well as a national provider at no cost to all employees and their immediate family members. The locally based provider is available Monday - Friday during business hours and the national provider can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.
What issues can the Employee Assistance Package help with?
The range of issues that may be addressed through the EAP services are broad and may relate to either personal, work-related and/or health and wellbeing matters. These include: stress and trauma, conflict with others, alcohol and substance abuse, gambling problems, career path planning, emotional problems, relationship/family problems, coping with change, a lack of confidence and financial concerns. Our national provider also has services that deal with dietary concerns and other health issues.
The EAP program helps employees identify there options, make informed decisions and build strategies to deal with issues. It is highly confidential and very effective.
Flexible Working Arrangements
WHCG has a large number of staff utilising a variety of flexible working arrangements. These include flexible working hours, job share positions, part time and casual positions, working from home arrangements and a variety of leave options to assist employees to achieve a work life balance and meet their personal commitments.
A variety of professional development and training opportunities are offered to our employees. Wimmera Health Care Group actively encourage and promote internal opportunities for employees to build their careers. We also have comprehensive orientation days for new staff, on the job training and induction programs, and support staff to attend relevant conferences and seminars to assist with their role and career development.
Recognition and Reward
A reward and recognition program is in place for all employees which includes regular staff barbeques, rewards for innovative ideas, thankyou card initiative, awards and recognition for years of service, and annual team awards for achieving departmental goals.
Onsite Café Facilities
Wimmera Health Care Group (Horsham Campus) has an on-site café and courtyard area. The café offers a variety of hot and cold food, plus freshly made salads, sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, and coffee.
As a WHCG employee, staff have access to our on-site library to hire books on a broad range of clinical and non-clinical topics. Our friendly librarian is available to assist staff in researching information.
Free car parking
WHCG offers free on-site car parking at both campuses with reserved parking areas for employees working evening and night shifts.
Wimmera Health Care Group is the largest employer in the Wimmera region which offers a variety of lifestyle benefits, including but not limited to:
• Nearby National Parks
• Little Dessert – bushwalking, plant and animal species, camping, four wheel driving
• Mt Arapiles – 2000+ rock climbing routes
• Music Festivals and Charity Events
• Local Aerodrome - flying & gliding
• Sporting clubs and facilities
• Surrounding Lakes - fishing and water sports
• Camping and Caravan facilities
• Primary and Secondary schools including a tertiary institution