Jewish Culture Advisor

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With around 1250 passionate and committed staff, we deliver high quality services across a spectrum of age, need and ability.

Norwood is as devoted to our staff as we are to the people we look after. We offer a strong career progression, training and support to improve your skills. We have a range of care homes across London, and a major centre in Berkshire, plus our Head Office in North London.

Each and every role in Norwood is an essential part of the vital support services we offer.

Job Description

1. Identify the Jewish cultural needs for people we support across all settings in Norwood

2. Actively support people who choose to live a Jewish way of life across the wide range of religious observance, customs and practice, enabling them to make informed choices.

3. Improve access, inclusion and engagement with local Jewish communities.

4. Co-ordinate religious celebrations, event planning around Shabbat and Jewish festivals in partnership with the Norwood Services. Provide the Jewish way of life training and resources in partnership with colleagues, people we support and external agencies.

5. Organise and participate in Birthright/Israel programmes

6. Raise the profile of Norwood, the Jewish values and inclusive practice to the Jewish community and beyond developing relationships with communal organisations and other relevant stakeholders.

7. Develop collaborative partnerships across the Services

8. Produce evaluations, reviews and reports as required

9. Working in partnership with the Norwood Rabbi

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The Details

Salary:
£Up to £28,000
Hours:
35
Job Type:
Permanent
Reporting To:
Operational Manager
Location:
North West London – Broadway House Stanmore
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Who Norwood Supports
 

Experience

Essential

o Training and mentoring individuals and staff teams.

o Experience of working in the Jewish Community preferably across different groups.

o Facilitation of person centred approaches.

Desirable

o Experience of working with people who have learning disabilities.

o Project Management.

 

Qualifications

Essential

o Good Literacy and numeracy skills.

Desirable

o Higher Education .

 

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

o Understanding of the Jewish Community .

o Knowledge of Kashrut.

o Understanding of learning disabilities .

o Commitment to an inclusive approach to service planning and delivery .

o Car driver/owner.

o Understanding and ability to support people with a range of communication and behavioural needs.

 

Personal

Essential

o Resilience.

o Willingness to learn.

o Assertive and able to network positively .

o Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team.

o Ability to work independently and creatively using own initiative .

o Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people (i.e. colleagues, families, other professionals, etc).

o An open, positive value base which is able to empower the people we support and staff.

 

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Norwood is a Two Ticks accredited employer, this means we are committed to employing people with disabilities.

 
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