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Occupational Therapists (maternity leave position and permanent position)- JAMI

  • Location: JAMI resources, local communities, and virtual support
  • Sector:
  • Salary: £25,000 - £30,000

Qualification: In addition to qualified applicants, we will consider applicants who can evidence that they are due to receive their qualification imminently.  

Hours Up to 37.5 hours per week – Due to our growing demand for an evening provision, the successful candidate for the permanent position will be required to either work 11-7 two days per week or 12-8 one day per week


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.

Job purpose

You will be working as part of our core services teams, 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 work towards their goals. 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

Key Tasks

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

• To manage a 1:1 caseload. 

• To facilitate recovery focused groups.

• To utilise video conferencing in order to support clients.

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

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

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

• To work with clients and with team to ensure that support and interventions are as accessible as possible

• To carry out duties which may not be routine

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications (Essential)

• 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.  

• 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

• Experience supporting people through telephone and/or video conferencing

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to build rapport and support people remotely through telephone calls and video conferencing


• Local knowledge of community resources and facilities 

• Experience and knowledge of the Jewish community 

• Ability to gather, analyse and interpret data

• Experience facilitating groups

• Lived experience of mental illness

• Formal presentation skills

Personal Qualities

• Self-awareness & self-development

• Self-motivation

• Professional integrity

• Time management skills

• Ability to manage personal stress

For further details/informal visit please contact yael@theworkavenue.org.uk

• Closing date for applications Sunday 4th October

• Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 12th October