Our Children and Young Persons Service aims to improve the quality of life for young people by ensuring their voices are heard, providing access to resources, and equipping them with the necessary skills, knowledge, and support.

Join our compassionate team as an Occupational Therapist dedicated to supporting Children and Young People with mental health and well-being. Through personalised assessments and tailored interventions, you will help individuals regain independence, engage in meaningful activities, and achieve their recovery goals. This role offers a unique opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of those experiencing mental health challenges within a supportive and inclusive environment.

You will conduct initial assessments, offer 1:1 support, and help young people identify their needs and work towards their goals. You will collaborate within a multi-disciplinary team, providing both Occupational Therapy-specific and general mental health support, meeting clients in person and via video conferencing.

This post is working 36.25 hours per week Monday to Friday.

Shortlisting week commencing 29th July with interviews being held week commencing 12th August 2024.

What you will be doing:

  • Conducting initial assessments and ensure robust support packages are offered.
  • Providing 1:1 support to a caseload of clients.
  • Assisting young people in their recovery journey, helping them identify and achieve their goals.
  • Liaising with statutory and non-statutory support organizations, providing appropriate referrals.
  • Working with young people, their networks, and the team to ensure accessible support and interventions.
  • Maintaining up-to-date records and implement policies and procedures.
  • Contributing to funding applications and update reports.
  • Maintaining personal development and stay current with knowledge and the health and social care agenda.

What you will need:

  • Professional qualification in Occupational Therapy (or evidence of imminent award) (E)
  • Registered with HCPC and BAOT (or evidence of imminent registration) (E)
  • Experience working in a multi-skilled team with young people (11-25) with mental health difficulties (E)
  • Experience supporting young people with living skills and meaningful activities (E)
  • Experience in needs-led assessments, goal planning, and reviewing (E)
  • Experience supporting young people with complex needs (E)
  • Evidence of partnership working with Social Care Services, Health Services, Voluntary Agencies, Education, etc. (E)
  • In-depth understanding of Occupational Therapy theory and practice models (E)
  • Understanding of Recovery values and principles (E)
  • Knowledge of social care resources and provisions in statutory and non-statutory agencies (E)
  • Commitment to service users’ rights, involvement, and service-user-led initiatives (E)
  • Ability to create and embed a culturally sensitive approach (E)
  • Excellent assessment skills, both generic and Occupational Therapy-specific (E)
  • Client-centred support approach (E)
  • Strong, organisational and communication skills with an ability to meet deadlines (E)
  • Ability to manage risk, and reflective practice.
  • Good IT skills, including use of Zoom, MS Teams, and client database systems (E)

Jami is here for when mental illness and distress make everyday life a struggle. In November 2023 Jami and Jewish Care announced they would become one, to ensure long-term sustainable services for people of all ages in the community. With the combined expertise of Jewish Care and Jami, we can support even more people in their journey to better mental health, providing treatment, support and education to young people, adults, families and community leaders in the Jewish Community.

LocationMaurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus

The Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus is a modern, purpose-built development in Golders Green. It offers a balance of activities and relaxation for residents and visitors alike, as well as care and retirement living.

The campus is home to Otto Schiff care home, which provides personal care for people living with dementia. Residents at Otto Schiff get to live in a close-knit community while remaining part of the wider care home and enjoying the many campus activities.

There is a retirement community at Selig Court for people who want to live independently with the peace of mind knowing that there is always support close by. It also houses the bustling Michael Sobell Jewish Community Centre and Holocaust Survivors’ Centre, as well as our head office Amélie House.

STAFF FACILITIES

DEDICATED TEAM BREAK ROOM

FREE FRESHLY PREPARED LUNCH

ACCESS TO ONSITE GARDENS

Why

JEWISH CARE?

We offer excellent benefits to reward you for your hard work, dedication and commitment. These include:

  • RETAIL DISCOUNT

    RETAIL DISCOUNT

    A huge range of discounts at major retailers and supermarkets

  • HEALTH CARE

    HEALTH CARE

    24/7 access to a GP either online or on the phone

  • STAFF SUPPORT

    STAFF SUPPORT

    Access to our Employee Assistance Programme providing confidential advice

  • WELLBEING HUB

    WELLBEING HUB

    Articles and support with physical and mental wellness, free fitness and yoga videos and lots more

  • PENSION

    PENSION

    4% employer pension contribution

  • LEARNING RESOURCES

    LEARNING RESOURCES

    Career development opportunities and access to our online learning management system

  • FREE DBS CHECK

    FREE DBS CHECK

    Free DBS checks for our Care Home Workers

  • FREE UNIFORM

    FREE UNIFORM

    Free uniforms for everyone required to wear one

Please note all applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK

Occupational Therapist

  • Department: Jami Mental Health Services
  • Location: Amelie House, Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus, 221 Golders Green Road, Barnet, NW11 9DQ
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary:  £40,000 a year
  • Closing Date: 28 July 2024

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