Dec 112016
 

Dear ESSB teacher,

Once again this year, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider for the Eastern Shores School Board is Morneau Shepell.

Morneau Shepell is a leading EFAP service provider and offers a wide range of confidential and voluntary support services to assist you and your family with resolving everyday challenges, complex issues, and everything in- between. You and your immediate family have access to the EFAP at no cost.

Please remember that the EFAP is completely confidential within the limits of the law. No one, including Eastern Shores School Board, will ever know that you have used the service unless you choose to tell them.

What does your EFAP include?

  • Short-term Professional Counselling provides support for personal and emotional issues. Choose from a variety of delivery methods to best suit your comfort level and lifestyle including In-Person, Telephonic, E- Counselling, First Chat (instant online chat with a counsellor), Video, Text-based self-paced.
  • Family Support Services connects you with a Family Support Specialist for personalized assistance with family planning, parenting, childcare, eldercare, homecare support and more.
  • Legal Support Services provide consultation with professional lawyers to answer legal questions surrounding divorce, custody, adoption, real estate, debt, bankruptcy, landlord/tenant issues, and more.
  • Financial Support Services provide consultation with financial professionals to answer financial questions about budgeting, debt management, tax issues, and more.

The program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!!!

Call the Morneau Shepell Care Access Centre toll free at 1 (800) 387-4765;
Register and login to E-Counselling via workhealthlife.com, MorneauShepell.com or My EAP app.

Sep 292013
 

logoThe Eastern Shores School Boards (ESSB) uses the services of Aux Trois Sources Inc. to offer its employees an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The Program was setup to provide support for employees going through a difficult period in their lives. Employees of the Eastern Shores School Board may make use of the assistance program for issues not necessarily related to the workplace. This program is free for ESSB employees.

To make use of this service, please call (418) 368-3939 or toll-free at 1-866-369-3939.


La commission scolaire Eastern Shores sert des services de la compagnie Aux Trois Sources inc. pour offrir à ses employés un Programme d’Aide aux Employés (PAE). Le programme a été mis en place pour soutenir les employés qui traversent une période difficile dans leurs vies. Les employés de la Commission scolaire Eastern Shores peuvent profiter du programme d’assistance pour des questions qui ne sont pas nécessairement liées au milieu de travail. Ce programme est gratuit pour les employés de la commission scolaire Eastern Shores.

Pour utiliser ce service, s’il vous plaît appelez (418) 368-3939 ou sans frais au 1-866-369-3939.

Oct 222012
 

For the out-of-province teachers that move to Quebec to work, moving to a new province involves overcoming a lot of red tape in order to have their qualifications recognised. In order to help new teachers “from away” to navigate through the bureaucracy, QPAT has produced a checklist of requirements (in both English and French) in order for teachers “from away” to obtain a brevet or Québec Teaching Permit (QTP).

It is the teacher’s contractual responsibility to submit the required documents without delay in order to become qualified. Sometimes, I’ve noted that new teachers are confused between the documents that they need to provide the school board in connection with their salaries and contracts and the documents that they must provide the MELS in order to become legally qualified in this province. It is important to distinguish between a teacher’s obligations to his/her school board, as the employer, and the MELS.

Of course, new teachers should not forget QPAT’s excellent publication: New Teacher’s Handbook (English | French).

Questions? Please contact Ray Venables, President.

Have a good union day!

Aug 222012
 

The Eastern Shores School Board has signed a contract with Aux Trois Sources Inc., whose offices are located in Gaspé. Their toll-free number is 1-866-369-3939. As always, the service is completely confidential for ESSB employees and is completely free.

Information pamphlets should be available in all ESSB schools and centres; if this is not the case, please ask your administrator.