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Work Life Specialist, Employee Assistance Program

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Requisition # 3738

Job Description

What will I be doing in this role?

The Work Life Specialist provides clinical expertise in a setting designed to help employees address personal and/or work-related problems that may be adversely affecting their work or personal lives.

*This position involves a hybrid model with an expectation of three days per week onsite. Occasional evening or night work may be required to accommodate departmental needs*

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts confidential clinical assessments, short term interventions and referrals to employees needing urgent same day/crisis appointments.
  • Facilitates regular Wellbeing Groups to support organizational goals of Physician/trainees wellbeing.
  • Provides/creates departmental and management in-services, educational programs, orientations, and trainings.
  • Creates and maintains linkages to resources including partnerships with Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and family care resources.
  • Supports organization through Critical Incident Stress Debriefings for employee wellbeing.
  • Facilitates and provides support to leaders and employees throughout the process of each case type.
  • Collaborates and consults with leadership, Human Resources and Employee Health Services and other key partners.
  • Makes recommendations on course of action for fitness for duty, threat assessment, domestic violence & substance abuse cases.




  • Master’s degree in Behavioral Sciences, Social Work, Marriage and Family or a related field.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Requires one of the following licenses issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor, or Licensed Educational Psychologists.
  • Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) or CEAP eligible is preferred.


  • Five (5) years of experience in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) field: management consultation, employee assessment, referral and follow up and/or training.
  • One (1) year of experience with evidence-based models for critical incident stress management debriefing is preferred.

Req ID : 3738
Working Title : Work Life Specialist, Employee Assistance Program
Department : Employee Assistance Program
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Human Resources
Job Specialty : Benefits
Overtime Status : EXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $95,326.40 - $152,526.40

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision (PDF) (opens in new window)

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All (opens in new window).

Cedars-Sinai is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy. Cedars-Sinai’s AA Policy Statement (PDF) (opens in new window)

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