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Disability Assessor

Capita PIP

  • Northern Ireland
  • £30000 - 40000
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 17/12/2017
  • Gemma Bourne
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Capita PIP are currently recruiting for Nurses, Paramedics, Occupational Therapist & Physiotherapists to work as Disability Assessors. APPLY TODAY BY EMAILING YOUR CV TO PIPRECRUITMENT@CAPITA.CO.UK


As one of our Disability Assessors you will be working at 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)

We provide intensive training, on-going support and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure each and every report meets the required standards.

Key Duties:

  • 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)

  • Work to ensure the productivity and quality targets, established by Capita PIP to meet its contractual Service Level Agreements, are met

  • Utilise Management Information and feedback systems to support improved quality and performance.  Take ownership of any feedback to aid own personal and professional development

  • 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

Essential Experience

  • Two years’ post-registration experience as an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Nurse, Paramedic or Doctor with a licence to practise

  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

  • Use of Microsoft Office packages


  • Excellent observational and decision-making skills

  • Effective listening, probing, questioning and conversation management skills

  • Ability to work at 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 (multi-tasking)

  • Ability  to deal with a high percentage of work using a  laptop and IT systems

  • Ability to use remote connections and secure access to systems

Essential Qualifications/Experience:

  • Must be fully registered without restriction or conditions with the NMC/HCPC/GMC and hold a valid PIN

  • Must have 2 years post registration experience as an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Nurse, Paramedic or Doctor.

  • Hold a full current Driving Licence with access to a car

In Return You Will Receive:

- A salary of £34,000 rising to £35,000 once DA Approved

- Opportunity to earn up to £3000 quality related bonus'

- 23 days holiday + bank holidays

- Pension, Healthcare & generous discount scheme

- Ongoing training & development opportunities

- Business working hours



Capita PIP is an equal opportunities employer who welcomes and encourages applications from all applicants. Adaptations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Including but not limited to job descriptions and information in brail or large print, and job interviews that include aid or adapting equipment and communication support.


If you would like to discuss how we can support you, please contact the recruitment team on  0300 303 8544 or email PIPRECRUITMENT @ CAPITA . CO . UK who will be able to provide further information and discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need.

Ref: 28112017
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