Occupational Therapist (SensePlus Portsmouth)

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: NOV20211910

Job details


New Road Unit, 5 Balliol Road

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£32,233 - £35,744 Per Annum

Closing date

26 January 2022

Please note this role works across two locations:

SensePlus Portsmouth New Road Unit, 5 Balliol Road, Portsmouth PO2 7PP (Location of interview)

SensePlus Portsmouth, Henderson Road Unit, Ferry Road, Southsea PO4 9AG

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.

The Service
SensePlus Portsmouth is the Portsmouth City Council In House Day Service providing support and development opportunities for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD)

Your New Role
Your role will be to assist in the delivery of Occupational Therapy services to individuals with profound multiple learning disabilities who attend the two SensePlus day centres across Portsmouth.
You will be working and providing support for people who have PMLD.  You will be responsible to insure you assist people with PMLD and optimise their functional independence and increase the quality of their life so they are able to participate as active and equal citizens, retaining maximum dignity and respect.

What you’ll need to succeed
It is essential you have either a Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapist or BSc Occupational Therapy or any Occupational Therapy qualification recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.  You will also need to have a current registration with the Health Professionals Council. You will need a good understanding of Adult Safeguarding. Experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities to develop. You will be an individual who shows commitment to ensuring the client remains at the forefront of all interventions whilst delivering an effective and efficient service.

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.

What next
If you have any questions, or would like an informal discussion about the role, please call
Janice Webb – 023 92696783 / 07961931065.

Closing time/date: 9th January by 23:59pm.  Applications received after this may not be considered.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


Please note that from 11th November 2021 it will be a legal requirement for all employees working within a care home to have received both Covid-19 Vaccinations. Proof will be required by all unless a medical exemption applies.