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Embark Enhances Maternal Leave Policy to Provide More Support to Families

Caitlin Burm
May 8, 2020

Tempe, Arizona – Embark Behavioral Health announced an enhanced maternal leave policy today, that offers up to six weeks of paid leave and up to 12 weeks of leave time for new adoptive or birth mothers. The new maternal leave policy takes effect immediately, across all company locations.

Embark CEO, Alex Stavros, said this of the new policy:

“At Embark Behavioral Health, we talk a lot about empathy – for each other, for our community, and for our families. As we remain steadfast in leading the way through these uncertain times, it is important to demonstrate the ways we support and value our team. After all, we can only accomplish our core purpose of creating joy and healing generations through our employees.

We strive to make our benefits reflective of our core purpose and commitment to be a different kind of company and are consistently evolving our benefits to better meet our employees’ needs.

One example was a Gratitude Bonus to honor our selfless employees on the front lines who demonstrate their deep commitment to the families we care for. One more recent example of our appreciation is Embark’s enhanced Maternal Leave policy.

Effective immediately, full-time, female employees have an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy family expansion, through adoption or birth. This new benefit is designed to provide employees time to bond with their new child while minimizing business disruptions.

This policy includes:

  • Four (hourly) to six (salary) weeks of fully paid leave from employment responsibilities
  • The continuance of 100% of regular wages during the leave period
  • The continuance of Embark’s benefits (401k, health insurance) for up to 12 weeks
  • The option of additional leave time, up to 12 weeks of total leave

Whether this policy affects our employees now, or in the future, Embark is striving to bring enhanced experiences and services that make them feel confident that they are valued employees.”

About Embark

Embark Behavioral Health is a leading network of behavioral health treatment centers, for young people, that is dedicated to reversing the trends of anxiety, depression and suicide by 2028. For more information about Embark or our treatment programs, visit: embarkbh.com.

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Caitlin Burm

Caitlin Burm is the Content Strategist at Embark Behavioral Health. She’s developed and managed health content for consumers and professionals across several industries, including government administration, health care and hospital organizations, higher education and more. She has won awards for her news writing and is an NAHJ member. She resides in Arizona with her daughter, son and husband.