Rehabilitative Vocational Support Center

Occupational Rehabilitation

The Summit Institute's Vocational Support Center guides participants’ job searches, supports them throughout employment, schooling, and job training, and operates the Yetzir Kapayim supportive factory - which aids participants to explore their employment prospects and earning potential while developing vocational skills. Participants arrive at Summit’s Rehabilitative Vocational Support Center both from the Summit Institute’s therapeutic communities as well as from all over the Jerusalem area.

"יציר כפיים". מקבלי השירות התעסוקתי עוברים תהליך אבחון ושיקום הכולל פיתוח מיומנויות תעסוקתיות וכן מקבלים ליווי בהשמה בעבודה ו/או בלימודים ותמיכה בהשתלבות ובהתמדה במסגרת שבחרו. אנו מלווים משתקמים מקהילת המשתקמים של מכון סאמיט וכן ממקומות נוספים בירושלים.



The Challenges of Vocational Rehabilitation:

      • Functioning in a work environment – providing quality work through focus, creativity, high-quality efforts, responsibility, and initiative

      • Interpersonal relations in the work environment – building and maintaining appropriate workplace relationships.

      • Self-identity as a member of the workforce – creating a positive, realistic self-image as a productive member of the open job market.

    Stages of Vocational Rehabilitation
    מפעל מוגן מעברי – מיועד למקבלי שירות המתקשים לעבוד בשוק העבודה ונעזרים
    Pathway to Employment – A transitional course which provides a smooth transition on the journey toward job recruitment. The participant works in the free market as part of a group, guided by an on-site counselor.
    קבוצת הכנה לתעסוקה נתמכת – סדנה לקראת מעבר לעבודה והשמה.
    Work – Guidance and support for participants ready to join the job market. Each participant is assigned a dedicated consultant and recruiting counselor who accompanies him or her throughout the job search, interviews, and acclimation process, including contact with the employer as needed.
    Studies – After making a well-informed, collaborative decision to return to school, participants require approval from the Ministry of Health Therapy Basket Committee or National Insurance Institute in order to receive funding.
    תעסוקה נתמכת – ליווי בהשמה ובהשתלבות בעבודה ו/או בלימודים:
    בעבודה – ליווי ותמיכה למשתקמים בעבודה. כל משתקם מלווה ברכזת תעסוקה הנמצאת
    הצורך בקשר רצוף  וקבוע עם  מקום העבודה.
    בלימודים – לאחר החלטה מושכלת ומשותפת על יציאה ללימודים, נעשית פנייה לוועדת סל- שיקום או למוסד לביטוח לאומי לקבלת סיוע ומימון לצורכי לימודים.



    The principles of the rehabilitation process in employment
    The Summit Institute’s employment program focuses on making gradual progress
    at the right pace for each individual participant
    We believe gradual, supported steps that incorporate the abilities and motivation levels of each participant are
    important for making progress toward productive, satisfying employment.

    In order to succeed in the workforce, participants must fulfill
    the following criteria:

        • Motivation to be employed

        • Willingness to accept the idea of rehabilitative therapy at work

        • A commitment to work diligently

        • A commitment to aim for high-quality results

        • A commitment to appropriate workplace behavior

        • Understanding, internalizing and accepting basic conditions such as: salary, vacation and permanent work.

        • Alongside all of these, the right to fair and respectful treatment in the workplace is, of course, arbitrary and exists.

      Application and Acceptance to the Supported Employment Program
      Candidates are able to apply to the Supported Employment Program through a number of channels: local mental health
      clinics, private therapists, or independently. The application requires previous approval from the relevant funding organization,
      המתאים, לרבות ועדת סל שיקום, משרד הביטחון או ביטוח לאומי. לכל מועמד ייערך ראיון,
      candidate is then interviewed twice. The staff presents the various program options to each candidate and together they
      assess the appropriate program for each participant. Once the approvals are confirmed, the acceptance process is brief and, in most cases, immediate


      מוזמנים/ות להתרשם בעשייה שלנו באמצעות ביקור ב-'יציר כפיים'.

      For more information and to apply, contact the Director of Psychosocial Rehabilitation or the External Participant Coordinator at +972-2-6733548.
      המשתקמים האקסטרניים טל': 052-5499952, 026480022
      employment: 4 Maase Hoshev Street, Jerusalem
      Address for documentation: The Summit
      Institute, PO Box 10234, Jerusalem 91101
      טלפון:  02-5471512 פקס: 02-5471517

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      A child is separated from his or her parents' custody only after efforts have been made to assist the parents and maintain the child's presence within the family. Priority is given to exploring the possibility of placing the child with a close relative, such as grandparents, uncles, or older siblings, before considering placing the child with an unrelated family.

      Foster families who are relatives undergo the same screening and training as other foster families. These individuals are committed and dedicated to providing a stable and secure home for a child from their own family, often transforming their lives to do so.

      Within the family, foster care helps the child maintain a sense of belonging and often allows them to remain in a familiar environment.

      The Summit Institute offers specialized and comprehensive support for these families, including customized courses and group activities, according to their unique needs.

      In 2006, the foster care law was enacted thanks to the efforts of Karin Elharer (Yesh Atid movement). As a result of this legislation, many relative foster families are now able to receive the same services and assistance as other foster families.

      The Summit Institute supports close foster families by providing professional guidance throughout the process and assisting the children with their fundamental needs.
      The term emergency foster care refers to a temporary arrangement for infants and children who have been urgently removed from their homes due to immediate danger. For up to 3 months, these families provide children with all the necessities they need after being removed from their homes, including physical and educational support, as well as a safe and nurturing environment. In addition, emergency foster families facilitate meetings between children and their biological parents at designated contact centres.
      During emergency foster care, welfare service care planning committees determine the children's future arrangements, including whether they will live with a long-term foster family, move to another out-of-home placement, or return home.
      The Summit Institute supports close foster families by providing professional guidance throughout the process, accompanying the children, and assisting them with their fundamental needs.
      The therapeutic foster care system is designed to support children and adolescents with challenging backgrounds who have faced traumas, primarily due to their biological parents' inability to provide essential emotional and physical care for their normal development. 
      Therapeutic foster care focuses on helping children exhibiting extreme and diverse behaviours, often requiring ongoing psychiatric supervision and emotional or medicinal treatment.   
      In order to accommodate these children, therapeutic foster families must possess emotional resilience and family strength.
      Therapeutic foster families receive extensive support throughout the process, including emotional support for the child as well as financial aid to alleviate the burden on the foster family.
      When a child enters foster care, it is a transformative event that necessitates a high degree of readiness from the foster family. In the case of foster care for children with special needs, additional considerations come into play.

      The CMAD foster care system addresses three types of limitations:

      1. Masha - Mental-developmental limitations

      2.     Autism

      3.     Physical limitations

      A family choosing to become a foster family for children with special needs receives comprehensive support from the moment they make the decision and throughout the process. This support encompasses psychological, financial, and enhanced medical assistance. 

      We deeply admire and appreciate the families who choose to provide foster care for children with special needs.
      It is natural for biological parents to be involved in their children's lives.
      In most cases, they continue to be the children's legal guardians 
      guardians and retain many parental rights. Foster care is essentially a cooperative parenting effort between the child's biological parents and the welfare services.
      The involvement of biological parents is crucial for the development of children in foster care, and we always encourage fostering a positive relationship between foster and biological parents whenever possible.
      In accordance with the child's and biological parent's needs, meetings with the children are scheduled weekly, biweekly, or monthly. These meetings take place at supervised contact centers or, in cases where supervision is not required,
      at pre-arranged locations like the parents' home or a public park. Contact may be limited to phone calls in some instances, depending on the case.
      For a child's mental health, it is vital to foster a strong relationship between the biological and foster parents.
      All decisions made by welfare services, foster parents, and biological parents should prioritize the child's best interests and foster a healthy connection with their parents.

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