Job details

Reference number - 1240 - 1950

Location - Portsmouth

Salary - £15,014 p.a., pro rata (£11,564 for 28.50 hrs)

Job type/hours - Temporary, part time (28.50 hours per week including early, late and weekend shifts)

Closing date - 16.00pm on the 20 April 2018


Apprentice - Health and Social Care - Temporary for up to 15 months.

28.50 hours per week including early, late and weekend shifts


Level 2 Apprenticeship - Adult Care Worker


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.


The Service


What is the purpose of Adult Social care from a service user perspective?

Help me, when I need it, to live the life I want to live.


The Victory unit is a new purpose built rehabilitation unit situated in the Hilsea area of Portsmouth.

As a service we take pride in our work by valuing others, focusing on what's important so that we make a real and positive difference.

As a service we take pride in our work by valuing others, focusing on what's important so that we make a real and positive difference.  Our values are outlined in our Ways of Working and our Guiding Principles and if they reflect how you are and how you work then this could be the role that meets your expectations.


What is the role?

  1. To assist service users to meet their social and Physical rehabilitation goals working to individual care and rehab plans
  2. To enable service users to achieve skills for independent living i.e. household task, shopping, cooking, interpersonal skills and personal care, which may involve moving and handling
  3. to work with the support and guidance of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and social work staff to provide one on one rehab programmes with clients
  4. To provide group activity and therapy programmes on the unit
  5. To report promptly and discuss significant changes in service users to appropriate professional
  6. To maintain confidentiality, legible and accurate records including admission assessments, care plans, weekly client reviews and accident reports
  7. To attend regular training, supervision sessions and participate in staff meetings


What we can teach you:

How to carry out rehabilitation programs to ensure goals are met

How to write care plans and record information

How to carry out activities to benefit the client

How to work in a multidisciplinary unit

How to manual handle clients

How to improve the person's independence

How to promote a safe, caring, responsive, effective, well led unit

How to communicate effectively in a team and deal with difficult situations effectively


What will you achieve?

A sound knowledge in how to care for people

Knowledge of working in a multidisciplinary team

Excellent communication skills

Satisfaction in seeing the person improve and be discharged home safety

Negotiation and persuasion skills

Knowledge and skills to further your development


Who is the person?

We are looking for someone who is:

  1. Positive, caring, motivated, thorough, responsible, committed, and understands the importance of confidentiality
  2. Good written and communication skills.   The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
  3. To be a team player, and able to fit into current team and willing to help out as needed.
  4. I desire to gain new skills and knowledge.
  5. Forward thinking.


Closing time/date: 16:00pm, on the 20 April 2018. 

Applications received after this may not be considered.







How to apply

How to apply: Please see the application attached at the bottom of the job page and email your application to or by post to Recruitment, Portsmouth City Council, Floor 1, Core 5, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EP ensuring the reference number and the Post Title are in the subject box – this will ensure your application is sent to the correct manager as quickly as possible.  We receive 1000’s of applications and do not always have the resource to investigate an application that is not clearly marked. If you do not receive an automated reply then we have not received your application.


If you have any queries, contact us on 023 9284 1191 (8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 4:00pm Friday).


You will need to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK. No post will be offered without it.

After the closing date all applications will be sifted for suitable candidates by Portsmouth City Council manager and the training provider.


Once the selection has taken place, if successful you will be asked to attend an assessment centre, which will hopefully lead to an interview.