As a Disability Assessor you will embark on a rewarding career, utilising your core skills as a health care professional in an entirely different way. You will undertake clinical assessments for claimants who are making a claim for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), however within the Paper Based Team you will not be required to meet with customers face to face.
You will need to take into account all of the information presented including any supporting evidence (e.g. the customer’s completed questionnaire and information from GPs or other health professionals)
This report will contain a detailed history of the customer’s condition(s) including information gathered on their current medication and treatment the functional impact of their health condition or impairment and your opinion on the impact this has on their daily living and mobility.
You will provide a full justification explaining how you came to these conclusions from the evidence gathered and define the probable timescales over which a health condition or impairment may affect the customer. Therefore you will also give your recommendation of when it would be appropriate to review the customer’s circumstances again.
Once you have gathered all the necessary information you will complete a structured, evidence based report for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or Department for Communities (DfC).
The role requires a keen eye for detail, excellent comprehension skills, good written English and an ability to spot a gap in the information required for you to complete concise, factual written reports.
An extensive training programme and on-going CPD will be provided to support your continued professional development and registration.
- At least 2 years' post-registration experience as an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Nurse or Paramedic
- Must be fully registered without restriction or conditions with the NMC/HCPC/GMC and hold a valid PIN
- Hold a full current driving licence with access to a car
What's on Offer
- You will embark on a 4 week intensive training course (fully paid). Thereafter, there is a further week of on the job training with close mentorship and development.
Ongoing CPD keeps you up to date and eligible for revalidation.
We are passionate about rewarding and developing our workforce. The opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential - whatever that means to you.
You will enjoy a more conventional work-life balance with no nights and all bank holidays off, including Christmas.
You'll develop new skills, both professional and behavioural, as a result of rising to the challenges you face. You'll receive greater financial reward than you might in other healthcare roles.
You'll be applying your empathetic manner and desire to care, to something important to people. You'll work within a system that is designed to help those who need it. You'll deliver a service that makes you feel part of the 'bigger picture'.