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Occupational Therapist

Adult Social Care Jobs, Portsmouth City Council Jobs

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Job details


SensePlus Portsmouth, Rudy Row, Balliol Road, Portsmouth PO2 7QZ

Job type

Part time, Permanent


Band 9 £19,076 - £21,154 (£31,370 - £34,747 full time equivalent)

Closing date

31/10/2020 11:59 pm

With a little over 207,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.


Why come and work in Portsmouth?

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

·         Portsmouth City Council values Occupational Therapy

·         The post offers challenging and varied day to day work

·         We pride ourselves on our streamlined and lean process and actively encourage staff to identify better ways of working

·         There is support to attend both internal and external training opportunities

·         You will received dedicated and protected time to complete Continuous Professional Development


Your New Role

SensePlus Portsmouth provides support for adults, mainly those who have profound and multiple learning disabilities, including some behaviour that may present a challenge.  Using the expectations of ‘Valuing People Now’ we aim to enable service users to make informed choices, develop and maintain existing skills and make a contribution to the community which values their inclusion.

In this post you will work primarily with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities within the day service setting. You will be devising activity plans based on comprehensive assessment of individual needs using tools such as Pool Activity Level instrument, Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool and Activity Skills checklists. You will be working with staff to develop appropriate goals to support development of skills and promotion of wellbeing.


What you’ll need to succeed

You will need to have a Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists or BSc Occupational Therapy or any Occupational Therapy qualification recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and current registration with the Health Professions Council.


What you’ll get in return

Portsmouth City Council is committed to the development of its staff.  Benefits include a good induction process, a dedicated learning and development team to social care, regular supervisions for support including clinical supervisions with a Senior Occupational Therapist, yearly personal development reviews, and an overall supportive environment with a chance to work in a varied environment.

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career.


What next

To make sure your application is above the rest and for full job details, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role and you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

How to apply


Please ensure you follow the instructions in the ‘how to apply’ attachment and e-mail your application to