Office Based Disability Assessors – Belfast

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary £30000 - 35000

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1429967

 Job Description

Capita PIP are currently expanding their team and are recruiting Nurses, Paramedics, Occupational Therapists & Physiotherapists to work as Office based Disability Assessors in Beacon House, Clarendon Dock, Belfast. No Evenings or Weekends!

Start date – January 2020

Full time and part time roles (minimum of 3 days per week) available, however you must attend training on a full time basis.

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 Office 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 structured, evidence based report for the 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.


Key Skills & Experience:


  • Excellent observational and decision-making skills
  • Effective listening, probing, questioning, conversation management skills
  • Ability to work at a pace, set boundaries, manage conversations and keep to timescales
  • Ability to relate to people from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, races, religions and cultures
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to type whilst conducting an assessment
  • Ability to deal with a high percentage of work using a laptop and IT systems

Essential Qualifications/Skills/Experience:

  • Must be fully registered without restriction or conditions with the NMC/HCPC / GMC or relevant UK regulatory body, with a valid PIN
  • Must have 2 years post registration experience as an Occupational Therapist (OT), Physiotherapist, Nurse or Paramedic

In Return You Will Receive:

  • A basic salary of £34,000 per annum pro rata (rising to £35,000)
  • Opportunity to earn up to £3,000 quality bonus
  • Family friendly hours
  • Excellent clinical training & development opportunities
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • 23 days holiday + bank holidays (rising per year of service)
  • Focus on CPD

To Apply

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