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Occupational Therapist - Main or Higher Grade

  • Fresh Jobs
  • Portsmouth
  • 09/02/2019
Full time

Job Description


Why work in Portsmouth?

Portsmouth provides a unique location and a diverse range of attractions and amenities, with a stunning coastline . With an unrivalled maritime heritage, it is simultaneously a historic city, a modern forward-looking metropolis and a seaside resort.
It is Britain's only island city, just 110km south west of London. Southampton airport is a short drive from the city, and there are frequent rail links to London and the main international airports. Bordered by the South Downs and the Solent it is within easy access of other highlights of the south coast of England.
Portsmouth is one of the UK's warmest and driest cities.

Who are we?

The Community Independence Service is based in Adult Social Care where our statement of purpose is 'Help me, when I need it, to live the life I want to live'. We are in the process of radically transforming the design of our services in order to deliver our purpose for our customers. Leaders and staff at all levels are engaged in this work, to study, redesign, and continuously improve our ability to deliver our purpose

We are ambitious in our plans to deliver innovative and effective services that put the customer at the centre of what we do, working in more flexible ways to understand how we can put the right support in the right place at the right time to help people live the lives they want to live. By doing this, our aim is to improve the quality of care provided, reducing demand for social care services, reducing acute admissions (and therefore increased demand for ASC services) and length of time spent in hospital, as well as reducing the dependency on long term care.

This is an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to work in the Community Independence Service (CIS) where you will 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.

This is a City wide post.

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 and substantial post qualifying experience and current registration with the Health Professions Council.

Closing time/date, 17:00, on the 18th of February 2019
Applications received after this may not be considered.
Interviews will be held on the 28th Of February 2019

For full job details and how to apply please follow the link to the job page and download the documents.

Portsmouth City Council 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.

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