Portsmouth Local Authority 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.
What is the role?
You will work primarily with disabled people 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.You will be working with people who have the most complex and complicated needs in a number of client groups: Older People, Adults with Physical and sensory Disabilities, Adults with Learning Disabilities.You will be working in a Community Team for Older People and Adults with Physical or Sensory Disabilities.You will be working independently and be responsible for managing your own caseload and maintaining case records within an environment offering a high level of supervision and support.You will understand the importance of safeguarding policy and procedures and integrate and implement these into your work.
You will 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.
Who is the person?
You 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.Current registration with Health Professions Council.Substantial experience as an Occupational Therapist.Knowledge of Adult Social Care eligibility criteria.Excellent assessment skills.A thorough 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.The ability to cope with a case workload efficiently and effectively.Good evidence based recording skills.The skills of a good communicator with an ability to deal with conflict.The ability to work on your own initiative, organise your own workload and work under pressure in response to competing demands and changing priorities.Experience of using assistive technologies and design and construction methods to improve, restore and attain occupational performance.Experience of the provision of specialist equipmentTo have excellent manual handling skills.Demonstrable IT skills.
Please contact Amy Maher on 01992 513 777 ext 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org.