Disability Assessor


  • Salary Rises to 35000 a year + £3000 Performance Related Bonus
  • Derby
  • Posted: 02/11/2018
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: V49100544

Job Details

An Occupational Therapist is required to work in either an assessment centre or conducting assessments in people’s homes. You will have a schedule of assessments each week and be expected to complete this schedule along with the associated assessment reports within an agreed timescale. As a Disability Assessor, you will:

  • Interview people to understand their condition and how it affects their day-to-day lives
  • Review and understand supporting evidence (e.g. the customer’s completed questionnaire and information from GPs or other Health Professionals)
  • Produce and present comprehensive structured and impartial reports to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) or the Department for Communities (DfC)
  • Meet face to face with customers and ascertain how their health condition and/or disability affects their daily lives and mobility
  • Conduct observations and assessments on an individual’s capacity to carry out functional activities
  • Analyse and interpret clinical information and supporting evidence to support assessment
  • Compile a comprehensive report in a professional and concise manner, including a detailed history, a full justification and conclusion from evidence gathered to support DWP (or DfC) in their decision-making
  • Ensure reports meet PIP requirements and are produced to a high standard (Grade A reports)
  • Maintain and evidence personal Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Online Mandatory Training (OMT) and ensure continuing professional registration
  • Develop own clinical knowledge of the functional impacts of health conditions less familiar to you
Intensive training, on-going support and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is provided.
Please get in touch with Jackie Whateley for more information and to apply


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