If you’re a Health Professional (HP) contemplating a change of career, a new role as a disability assessor could be just the thing for you.
If you’ve heard of it before, you may have misconceptions about what’s involved. In truth, disability assessors play a vital role in the UK’s welfare system by assessing the personal circumstances of people with disabilities or health conditions who are applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
Why this job matters
The role of a disability assessor is an important part of the claimant journey and our assessors support some of society’s most vulnerable people. Our qualified team of HPs work to ensure that people who need assistance from the Government can receive it. For thousands of people, this financial support can be far-reaching.
The impartiality of IAS is reflected in our role as independent assessors. We don’t make the final decision on any PIP claim. For us, it’s about being fair, respectful and providing a high standard of service.
What the job entails
We’re here to help claimants in the hope that we can make a positive and lasting difference to their day-to-day life. Disability assessors work to standards set by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to complete an objective, accurate and concise report based on the assessment of a claimant's case.
At IAS, our claimant facing teams carry out consultations using their clinical expertise to analyse a claimant's information about how their health or disability affects their daily lives; and submit a detailed report to the DWP, so they can make a decision on whether a claimant is eligible for the benefit.
Additionally, staff working in non-claimant facing roles are also key to ensuring that the overall claimant experience of the process and the reports are of the highest standards. From completing the initial review of the case to liaising with the people involved with their care, each step is essential in delivering a consistent and quality service.
What qualifications are required
This role offers an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of the claimants you will assist. In order to work as a disability assessor, you must have a medical background with at least two years’ experience, be that as a nurse, physiotherapist, paramedic or occupational therapist. Your skills, experience and compassion will be invaluable in making the process clearer and easier for those individuals who engage with us.
What’s more, working at IAS offers a flexible and supportive working environment and you’ll be given the opportunity, training and support to expand your skills and progress your career.
How to apply
If you think that a new role as a disability assessor could be the right career for you, there’s never been a better time to make a change and join our team. For more information about this great opportunity and how to apply, please click here.