Occupational Therapist

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: MAY20210094

Job details


SensePlus Portsmouth

Job type

Part Time, Permanent


£19,601 - £21,736 Per Annum

Closing date

25 June 2021

Portsmouth City Council

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.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 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.

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.

Monday to Friday, SensePlus Portsmouth is committed to working with service users in ways that support their independence, relationships and social inclusion. Based on knowledge of the individual we look to maximise engagement and communication. We have two units which offer Service Users meaningful structured activity to achieve outcomes set out in care plans. The sessions use multisensory stimulation to aid engagement, participation and positive outcomes for set goals.

In this post you will work primarily with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities within the day service setting. You may also be expected to work with people with mild and moderate learning disabilities. 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 be a qualified Occupational Therapist with current registration with the Health Professionals Council and an understanding of adult safeguarding. You will have a commitment to ensuring the client remains at the forefront of all our interventions whilst delivering an effective and efficient service and experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities to develop. You will have good assessment skills and knowledge of Valuing People and Valuing People Now, being motivated to achieve positive outcomes in relation to rights choice, independence and inclusion

What you’ll get in return

Portsmouth City Council is committed to the development of its staff. Benefits include a great 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. 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. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role. Please address the role requirements in the Personal Statement/ Cover Letter section of this application.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

There is no set closing date, suitable candidates will be called for interview as they apply.