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Children and Young People (CYP) Adviser - JAMI

  • Location:
  • Sector: Not for Profit
  • Salary: Depending on qualification/experience and with reference to NHS bandings
  • Employer: JAMI
Jami was established in 1989 by parents, relatives and friends of people who experienced mental health difficulties. In 2013 Jami became responsible for the community’s non-residential mental health provision, creating a single mental health service for the Jewish community. This is a new role created to offer signposting, information and guidance to young people or anyone supporting a child or young person.

  • Member of the Children and Young People (CYP) working group which focusses on preventative education and early intervention in schools
  • Triage CYP referred through Jami’s duty process
  • Map CYP provision across the Jewish community and beyond
  • Develop close links with relevant statutory and non-statutory services and agencies
  • Member of Jami’s Clinical Governance Group contributing towards the strategic and operational direction of the CYP and overall Jami service
  • Develop access pathways to NHS early intervention, crisis intervention services, CAMHS and appropriate psychological therapies
  • NHS CAMHS services
  • Other Jewish communal organisations that support young people (e.g. Norwood, Camp Simcha)
  • School wellbeing practitioners
  • School mental health leads
  • Wellbeing Reps on university campuses (this is a new initiative commencing in Sept 2019)
  • University Jewish Chaplaincy
  • Synagogue ambassadors
  1. Provide a CYP triage service to people who call Jami, signposting to relevant statutory and voluntary sector organisations and on-line resources
  2. Map statutory and voluntary sector CYP services and on-line resources across the Jewish community and beyond, identifying gaps in provision
  3. Provide telephone support to university campus chaplains and student wellbeing reps on campus, providing support, guidance and signposting
  4. Work with Jami’s Head Room Education team developing programmes of education and prevention
  5. Work with Jami’s Carer Support Worker to further develop a carer service for people supporting someone under 18 who has a mental illness and for young carers supporting someone with a mental health condition
  6. Keep up to date with practice developments through involvement in appropriate national and local networks.
  7. Maintain own personal development and keep up to date with current knowledge and health and social care agenda through reading, attending study days, conferences and meetings as appropriate
  8. Work within Health and Safety guidelines, with reference to the Lone Worker Policy and individual risk assessments
  9. Compliance with the Equality Act, and Health and Safety legislation
  10. Attend regular supervision with named supervisor
  11. Participate in the organisation’s appraisal process
  12. Ensure that all activities are operated in a way which is consistent with the values of Jami and the Jewish community it serves.
  13. Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by your line manager or another designated senior manager
To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and all post-holders may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above. Such duties will fall within the general scope of the job description. The job description will therefore be subject to periodic review with the post holder to ensure it accurately reflects the duties of the job.

All employees are checked with the Disclosure Barring Service
If it is a requirement of the post that an enhanced check is undertaken, successful applicants will be asked to complete and sign a Disclosure Form giving permission for the screening to take place.
Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with Jami. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of offences.
Please note applicants refusing to sign the form will not be progressed further.

All information relating to service users, volunteers and staff gained through your employment with Jami is confidential. Any disclosure to any unauthorised person is a serious disciplinary offence.

Training & Qualifications
  • Relevant qualification (e.g. Psychology, Social Work, /Occupational Therapy/ Nursing, etc)
  • Registered with appropriate regulatory body (e.g HCPC)
  • Maintains a portfolio of CPD in line with regulatory body standards
Knowledge and Experience
  • CAMHS experience and/or working with CYP
  • Initial assessment skills
  • Risk assessment and management skills
  • Detailed theoretical and clinical knowledge appropriate to Children and Young People’s mental health
  • Knowledge of relevant current issues in health and social care relating to children and young people’s services
  • Thorough knowledge of safeguarding and ethics of working with children and young people
  • Understanding of relevant NHS and social care legislation that impacts on the service provided
  • Substantial experience working with children and young people in a mental health setting
  • Working in partnership with other agencies
  • Good IT skills
  • Local knowledge of community resources and facilities
  • Experience and knowledge of the Jewish community
  • Leadership experience
  • Working in a complex and changing environment
Communication Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Delivering presentations, workshops, seminars to a broad range of stakeholders
Closing date for applications 17th March 2019