Eshhar Social and Community Services Ltd
Established in 1994, Eshhar Ltd. is a private social service agency offering a wide range of consulting services, planning and assisting in the fields such as; Social Services, Community Services, Human Resource Services, and Welfare Services. Eshhar assists Individuals, families, organizations and communities in utilizing opportunities and breaking though barriers to personal, community and organizational development.
Eshhar’s services integrate personal attention with the support of a multi-disciplinary staff with experience and expertise in many fields:
Social casework services for individual, families and organizational employees
Community and Organizational Development, social project planning and social strategic planning.
Group and teamwork facilitation.
In-service training and supervision.
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
Direct counseling and support services to employees around personal, family, work-related problems; providing coping skills and tools.
Family and couple therapy
Physical and mental health
Coping with disability
Intervention in times of emergency
Coping with issues regarding special needs
Family financial planning
Intervention with work units around staff crises or exceptional events in the workplace
Planning and development of employee support services;
Retirement preparation and planning;
Support services for workers and management in the event of employee lay-offs.
Organizational and Community Development
Consultation for social-economic-organizational change and growth in rural areas and communal settlements (kibbutzim, moshavim and community villages).
Social planning for Urban Renewal and regeneration.
Community strategic developmental planning.
Community leadership training and empowerment.
Development of programs for people with special needs.
Human Resource management and consultation.
Facilitation of strategic workshops using techniques such as: Delphi, Focus Groups, SWOT, Open Space Technology including digital technologies for group decision making process.
Management consultancy for organizational growth and change.
Outdoor training O.D.T. for staff development and enrichment.
Supervision and professional training through workshops and courses.
Consultation to Human Resource Departments.
Mediation and consensus building.
Lectures and seminars on a wide range of professional topics.
Geriatric Health and Welfare Services
Information, intervention and advocacy to obtain rights, entitlements and services, both public and private for the aged.
Evaluation of the care needs of the elderly person;
Counseling and guidance for the elderly person and the family in dealing with the special needs of aging and the aged.
Development of a comprehensive care program, tailored to individual needs;
Assistance in implementation of the care program, together with the elderly person, family and local professionals and agencies;
Assistance in recruiting and supervising home caregivers, including 24-hour caregivers
Counseling and guidance in selecting appropriate housing solution (independent-living retirement home, assisted-living, long-term care, nursing home);
Psycho-social treatment crisis intervention in dealing with illness, bereavement, family crises, etc.
On-going care management, guaranteeing quality and appropriateness of services, and adapting them to changing needs of the individual and family.
Eshhar Ltd. provides a unique care management service for elderly persons whose family is abroad. Our geriatric social worker conducts an evaluation of the care needs of the elderly person and develops a comprehensive care program, tailored to individual needs. Eshhar serves as an extension of the family, monitoring the elderly person's needs and the provision of required services. The Eshhar social worker visits the elderly person regularly, is in touch with other care givers as needed and reports periodically to the family abroad. This service assures quality care for the elderly person in Israel and peace of mind for family members abroad.
Training and Supervision
Development and coordination of academic and in-service programs in social welfare and development.
Seminars, workshops and lectures on:
Economic and Self-Sufficiency Development
Training for Home Care Aides for the elderly.
Coaching and professional supervision of individual and groups for managers and service professionals.
Supervision for BA and MA level students of social work.
World of Work: from job search to retirement planning.
The Eshhar Commitment
Eshhar is committed to respect and fairness in all dealings with clients, colleagues and suppliers.
Eshhar is committed to uncompromised professional excellence though the highest standard of professionalism and client-oriented service.
Eshhar is staffed by social workers, available throughout Israel, all academically certified, usually with advanced degrees and many years of experience
Eshhar is committed to safeguarding and respecting client's rights, wishes and dignity.
Eshhar is committed to reliable and efficient services focused on client-centered needs and results in meeting those needs.
Eshhar is committed to flexibility and creativity in developing solutions to meet client needs
Eshhar is committed to services excellence that is highly accessible and flexible, usually in the family home, at times convenient for the client.
Eshhar is committed to finding solutions to complex issues, often through integrating interdisciplinary approaches through specialists from different professional fields.