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Occupational Therapist- JAMI (ACTIVELY RECRUITING)

  • Location:
  • Sector: Medical
  • Salary: £24,000-£26,500

Job purpose

You will be working as part of a newly formed community team, creating links with primary care and voluntary sector organisations to support people. You will carry out initial assessments and short-term interventions enabling people to identify their needs and goals.

Key Tasks

• To work as a member of the multi skilled community team providing support to members of the Jewish community experiencing issues with their mental health.

• To manage a 1:1 caseload.

• To support people on their recovery journey enabling them to identify their goals and work towards them.

• To work as part of a multi skilled team to deliver a recovery focussed mental health community service.

• To liaise with statutory and non-statutory support organisations and signpost where appropriate 

• To carry out duties which may not be routine


All criteria is essential unless stated as desirable

Training and Qualifications

• Professional qualification in Occupational Therapy (or evidence that this qualification is soon to be awarded)

• Registered with HCPC and BAOT (or evidence that registration is soon to be completed)

• Maintains a portfolio of CPD in line with regulatory body standards

Knowledge and Experience

• Experience of working with people with mental health problems

• Initial assessment skills

• Risk assessment and risk management skills

• Working knowledge of Recovery principles and values

• An understanding of service user involvement

• An in-depth understanding of Occupational Therapy theory and models of practice.

• Ability to help clients develop and maintain living skills, with support from the multi skilled team.

• An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people who experience mental health problems.

• Local knowledge of community resources and facilities

• Experience and knowledge of the Jewish community

• Working in a complex and changing environment

• Ability to gather, analyse and interpret data

• Lived experience of mental illness

• Ability to develop practical solutions to problems that may arise.

• Ability to interact with staff of all disciplines and work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

• Ability to form good working relations with professionals from other agencies

Communication skills

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Formal presentation skills

Personal Qualities

• Self-awareness & self-development

• Self-motivation

• Professional integrity

• Time management skills

• Ability to manage personal stress

For more information and to apply please contact yael@theworkavenue.org.uk

Closing date for applications Sunday 23rd February

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 9th March