As a Disability Assessor, you will combine compassion and insight to understand the complex and unique requirements of people with health conditions and disabilities. While this role isn’t clinical or therapeutic in nature, you will utilise your healthcare experience and clinical expertise to empathise with individuals and build a picture of their condition. As a Disability Assessor, you will:
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 daily life, and to 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 will combine dignity, respect and medical experience to build a picture of an individual’s health condition and the impact it has on their daily life.
As a Disability Assessor 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 will be expected to complete this schedule along with the associated assessment reports.
You will be provided with intensive training, on-going support and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure each and every report meets the required standards.