Edgware, Greater London
£25,000 to £30,000, dependent on experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job title

Occupational Therapist (Vocation and Young Adults Services)




Up to 37.5 hours per week


£25,000 to £30,000, dependent on experience

Service setting

Jami resources, local communities, and virtual support

Responsible to

Vocational Initiatives Manager/ Y.ROC Lead



Jami is a mental health charity committed to providing practical and emotional support to the Jewish community, delivering services that educate, support and facilitate recovery.

Jami help people with mental illness build resilience, achieve their goals and have control over their life through Community Hubs and outreach; education and training; and bespoke recovery support plans.

Jami currently:

  • Supports around 1,300 service users at any one time living with mental ill health
  • Delivers approximately 27,000 separate provisions of service annually
  • Operates programmes from four Community Hubs and two Enterprise Hubs across London
  • Reaches thousands more people each year through education, seminars, work in schools and other organisations, and through our social enterprises.


Job purpose

  • You will be working across Jami’s Vocational and Young Adults Services with the aim of delivering services to young adults and those requiring support to access vocational activity (volunteering, education/ training, paid employment).
  • Establish a network of relationships with educational, vocational and leisure facilities.
  • Provide outreach support to Young Adults in line with a “whole team approach” working with key individuals in mutually agreed settings.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of a high quality, needs led, innovative mental health service for Young Adults and those using our Vocational Service.
  • Be involved in carrying out initial assessments, short-term interventions, enabling people to identify their needs and service evaluation.
  • You will meet people in person and use video conferencing technology to support people through 1:1 and group work. Due to the hybrid of virtual and in person support, we will consider applicants who are able to work from London 5 days per month



  • Work as a member of the developing Young Adults and Vocational Services. Supporting members of the Jewish Community experiencing issues with their mental health, in collaboration with key individuals such as families, carers, teachers as appropriate.
  • Manage a 1:1 caseload.
  • Support (young) adults with their recovery journey enabling them to identify their goals and work towards them.
  • Provide a service, which promotes recovery, identifies people’s needs and strengths, is user centered, holistic, and promotes safety and positive risk taking.
  • Work in collaboration with other community partners (e.g. Resource, Work Avenue, JVN) to find suitable employment, education and volunteering opportunities
  • Participate in the setting up and running of service user groups.
  • To maintain up to date and accurate electronic records as required by existing procedures 
  • Liaise with appropriate statutory and non-statutory organisations and signpost where appropriate.
  • Provide specialist assessments and holistic interventions, using tools such as I.ROC/Y.ROC, to inform a meaningful support plan in line with the service user involvement strategy.
  • Re-assess using I.ROC/ Y-ROC on a three-monthly basis to evaluate progress and re-evaluate the support offered.
  • Work effectively using a whole team approach as required.
  • Create and maintain local partnerships and relationships within the Jewish community and beyond, supporting the development of resilient communities and an environment that enables and supports mental health recovery, and identifies and implements preventative strategies.
  • Maintain own personal development and keep up to date with current knowledge and health and social care agenda.
  • Maintain awareness of current thinking and new developments in mental health care of (young) adults
  • Work within Health and Safety guidelines, with reference to the Lone Worker Policy and individual risk assessments.
  • Compliance with the Equality Act, and health and safety legislation.
  • Provide a service which adheres to policies and procedures including following safeguarding and rise assessment practice.
  • To utilise video conferencing in order to support clients.
  • Attend regular supervision with a named supervisor, incorporating this into practice.
  • Attend relevant meetings.
  • Participate in the organisation’s appraisal process.
  • Ensure that all activities are operated consistent with the values of Jami and the Jewish Community with which you serve.
  • Carry out any other necessary duties or tasks as requested by your line manager or another designated senior manager.



The post holder will be expected to: - 

• Attend regular supervision with named supervisor.

 • Incorporate feedback from supervision into practice.

 • Participate in a programme of continued personal development. 

• Attend relevant meetings 


see attached JD for more details To apply for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to . Closing date for applications Sunday 11th  of October 2020.






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Refreshed on: 01 October 2020
Closed date: 11 October 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Practitioner