The County of Ventura recognizes that in order to have a dedicated and productive workforce, employees need support in balancing their work and their life outside of work. The Work/Life Program promotes the family friendly services offered to County of Ventura employees. The list on the left shows some of the work/life benefits available to County of Ventura employees.
The Child Care/Preschool Discount Program is available to County employees only. A variety of child care centers and preschool programs offer discounts to County employees. Proof of employment may be necessary when enrolling in the child care/preschool program. New Child Care/Preschool Discount Program booklets are distributed to employees by email each August.
An updated After-School Child Care Directory is made available to employees by email each August. Every effort is made to provide current and accurate information. Any changes to the After-School Child Care Directory should be reported to WorkLife@ventura.org
The Work/Life Program has local resource information available on child and elder care for County employees. Contact WorkLife@ventura.org for more information.
Positive Parenting classes and Balancing Work/Family Seminars are lunchtime learning opportunities sponsored by the Work/Life Program and the Wellness Program. County employees can register for these classes and seminars by visiting the Wellness Program website at: http://ceo.countyofventura.org/benefits/wellness or call Wellness at 805/654-2628.
The Work/Life Program hosts the Family Care & Volunteer Resource Fair at the Government Center in May each year. This is a wonderful outreach opportunity for organizations who cater to the needs of families. This concentrated gathering of family care organizations allows County employees to gather a wealth of information in a very short amount of time. It is also a great chance to recruit volunteers or to find volunteer opportunities.
Lactation rooms are available a several County work locations for employees who wish to continue to nurse their baby after returning to work. For more information on lactation rooms, contact the Work/Life program at WorkLife@ventura.org
New baby kits are mailed out to County employees who have recently added a new dependent onto their health benefits. New baby kits include information on child care, immunizations, safe sleep for baby, breastfeeding, lead poisoning, community services and organizations.
The Work/Life Program advocates for Flexible Work Schedules in County Agencies and Departments where appropriate.
ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
Elder Care Support Group meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month for those County employees who are caring for an elderly family member. Staffed by an EAP counselor, this support group can provide a needed outlet for those caregivers who are overwhelmed or simply need a chance to tell their story.