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 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.
Your New Role
The Community Independence Service (CIS) is part of a co-located health and social care service moving towards working in an integrated way with health colleagues, designed to provide support to adults with health and care needs. This is an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to work for us to deliver reablement and rehabilitation interventions to Portsmouth residents in their own homes in order to restore, maximise or prevent deterioration in their physical, psychological and social functioning.
In this role you will assess the rehab and reablement needs of clients referred to the service, plan treatment interventions and determine agreed outcomes to maximise occupational performance. You will provide comprehensive assessments of patients, support and educate the assistants to carry out individual graded programmes and monitor client interventions in order to measure client progress. You will be responsible for completing risk assessments to ensure risk is managed effectively. You will provide advice and support/supervision to the assistants and establish robust communication channels with other colleagues, internally and externally.
What you’ll need to succeed
You will need a qualification in Occupational Therapy as well as a current registration with HCPC and substantial post qualification experience. You will need a thorough understanding of the principles of rehabilitation and the ability to formulate, modify and evaluate rehabilitation programmes. You will need experience of complex caseload management as well as experience of providing specialist equipment and using assistive technologies. You should have the knowledge of social care policies and procedures as well as conditions affecting adults and relevant legislation. You should have experience of manual handling and the ability to respond effectively to competing demands and priorities.
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, 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.
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.