about putting your healthcare experience to good use
What you'll be doing
As a Disability Assessor, you’ll combine compassion and insight to help us understand the complex, unique living conditions of people with health conditions and impairments. While this role isn’t clinical or therapeutic in nature, you’ll utilise your healthcare experience and clinical expertise to empathise with individuals, and build a picture of their condition. As a Disability Assessor, you’ll:
- Interview people to understand their condition and how it affects their day-to-day lives
- Review and understand supporting evidence from other experts
- Produce and present comprehensive structured and impartial reports to the DWP and DfC
There’s no doubt about it: being a Disability Assessor is hard work but if you have the drive and ambition needed to make a difference, it offers great rewards, and the skills and experiences you learn will open up plenty of opportunities for your future career.
The aim of a face-to-face assessment is to gather sufficient information about how an individual’s disability affects their day-to-day life, and use this information to create a report for the DWP or DfC. This isn’t a full physical examination or an attempt to diagnose symptoms. As a Disability Assessor, you’ll combine dignity, respect and medical experience to build a picture of an individual’s health condition and how it impacts their day-to-day life..
As one of our Disability Assessors you might 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.
With every completed assessment, you will create an assessment report. We provide with intensive training, on-going support and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure each and every report meets the required standards.