Personnel Support Services

Employee Assistance Service
for Education (EASE)

Employee Assistance Service for Education

Employee Assistance Service for Education (EASE) provides mental health, legal consultation, financial counseling, and other services to school and college districts throughout San Diego County as well as the County Office of Education. Offices are located in various parts of the County to make it easy for employees to access services wherever they work or live.

Full- and part-time employees as well as their family members are eligible for EASE services so long as their school district contracts with the program. The EASE counselor, licensed by the State of California as a marriage and family counselor or social worker will provide up to six counseling and problem solving services per occurrence as well as appropriate referrals to community resources.

An important function of employee assistance is supervisory consultation. When a supervisor is unsure as to the best response to a problem or series of problems arising from one or more of his/her employees, consultation with a trained professional listener can be invaluable. Supervisors call and discuss a wide range of concerns including deterioration in performance, changes in attitude and appearance, absenteeism and tardiness, and an increase in accidents.

All meetings and consultations with EASE counselors are strictly confidential, in accordance with the law and sound ethical practice. The only exceptions to confidentiality are those mandated by California law such as child abuse reporting or danger warnings.

Call toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week:


TTY users call 711

Or visit:

Register with the company code: EASE

You are entitled to: Six face-to-face sessions or telephonic or web-video consultations for problem-solving support per incident, per calendar year.


The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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