Rehabilitation Officer for Visually Impaired Adults

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUL20224966

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£32,797 - £36,370 Per Annum

Closing date

8 August 2022


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 

The Sensory Impairment service works across the city in co-located health and social care teams for Older People and Adults who have Physical or Sensory Impairments.

Our Aim is to assist people of all ages with physical, mental and social impairment to optimise their functional independence and quality of life.


Your new role


You will need to:

Work primarily with individuals and their carer’s in their own homes, assessing needs and implementing agreed action plans to  facilitate choice and control in their lives and enable participation in the community.

Assess and advise on and adapting methods of carrying out daily activities to support individuals in managing their Sensory needs and promoting independent living and Wellbeing.  

Work alongside individuals and their families to risk assess their wishes to increase their independence within their local community. This will also include working alongside Occupational Therapists regarding Blue Badge criteria and assessment

Recommend, and provide where appropriate, specialised equipment and demonstrate and give guidance to clients and carers in the use of equipment.

Work independently and be responsible for managing your own caseload and maintaining case records within an environment offering a high level of supervision and support.  

Participate in the Sensory intake duty process.  

Understand the importance of safeguarding policy and procedures and integrate and implement these into work. 

Be fully conversant with statutory legislation and guidance and demonstrate that you implement this in your day-to-day practice and have substantial experience as a practitioner.  

What you’ll need to succeed

You need to have:

•    A Foundation Degree in Science Rehabilitation Work (Visually Impairment) or above
•    Current registration with Health Professions Council. 
•    Knowledge of Adult Social Care eligibility criteria. 
•    Good assessment skills. 
•    An understanding of adult safeguarding. 
•    A commitment to ensuring the client remains at the forefront of all our interventions whilst delivering an effective and efficient service. 
•    The ability to effectively measure outcomes of interventions. 
•    Good evidence-based recording skills. 
•    Good communication skills with clients, their families and carers, colleagues and other organisations. 
•    The ability to work on your own initiative, organise your own workload and work under pressure in response to competing demands and changing priorities. 
•    An understanding of assistive technologies and design and construction methods to improve, restore and attain occupational performance. 
•    Possess an understanding of, and an ability to carry out, risk assessments for community orientation work’
•    Demonstrable IT skills. 
•    A commitment to meet the continuing professional development requirements for a Rehabilitation Officer for Visually Impaired Adults and maintain professional standards of practice.


What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and 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 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.


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