Emory Back-Up Benefits: It's Okay to Call for Back-Up!

Written by Mary Ellen Nessmith

September, 2017

 

A new school year and the fall are an exciting time for everyone. In these exciting times there can be some challenges parents face such as unexpected illness, change in schedules, moving locations or a need to change after school plans. The Emory WorkLife Resource Center has solutions and programs to help ease the transition and provide assistance. Receive information on a range of services to help you with a variety of needs: hiring a student to tutor or babysit, researching after school programs, tutors, or after school activities, locating back-up when you normal caregiver falls through, care when your child is mildly ill, or college planning.

 

Available Services for University Employees:

 

Employee Student Job Network This is a joint collaboration between the Emory WorkLife Resource Center and the Emory University Career Center. It is designed to exclusively help Emory faculty and staff looking to hire Emory students on a part-time basis.

 

E4 Health Provides a professional consultation and referrals to assist with a wide spectrum of work, family and child related issues such as locating child care, after school care, after school activities/programing, tutors, nannies and more.

 

Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Is designed to provide temporary caregiving services so that university faculty, staff and graduate students can meet work and classroom related responsibilities when unexpected breakdowns in routine care occur.

 

Flexible Spending Accounts This allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible childcare and medical expenses. Enrollment can take place up to 31 days after a family status change or during open enrollment.

 

Sittercity Emory University pays for your membership on a yearly basis. Sittercity helps you find: babysitters, nannies, pet caregivers and caregiver to help with special needs, companion care, and housework.

 

For more information on preparing your family for fall call the Emory WorkLife Resource Center 404-727-8000.