Occupational Therapist PIP Disability Assessor Job Manchester

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Recruiter
JustOT
Location
Stockport
Salary
28000.0000
Posted
08 Apr 2017
Closes
08 May 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
JustOT are looking for an experienced occupational therapist to work as a PIP disability assessor on a permanent basis based in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

PIP Disability Assessor Job
Stockport, Greater Manchester
£28,000 - £32,000 pro rata dependent on experience
Full-time
Start ASAP

JustOT are looking for an experienced occupational therapist to work as a PIP disability assessor on a permanent basis based in Stockport, Greater Manchester. As a medical (disability) assessor you will join an established team of highly skilled health care professionals. The role on offer is both challenging and rewarding; you will utilise your clinical and evidence based knowledge, highly tuned interpersonal skills and examination skills to work determine how disabilities or impairments (from a range of health conditions) impact on activities of daily living. You will assess individuals who are making a claim for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), and the role has flexible working days and hours, opportunities for career progression and ring fenced CPD funding. Our client's initial training is highly supportive and will help you develop any news skills to undertake this exciting role.

As part of the Government's welfare reform agenda, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have introduced a new benefit called the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Replacing the Disability Living Allowance (DLA). PIP is designed to better reflect today's understanding of disability and is focused on helping with the extra costs disabled people face to lead independent lives.

To become a PIP Assessor you will undertake a 4 stage training programme that will build on your professional skills and provide you with the new competencies essential for the role. On achieving approval as a PIP Assessor, you will have acquired a transferable qualification which will be an asset on any CV, inevitably broadening your career prospects.

Required experience:

*Proven post-registration experience within a range of clinical settings over a number of years.
*Full registration with HCPC (as appropriate) & continuous development maintained.
*Excellent clinic, communication & interpersonal skills & basic IT abilities (MS Word)
*Skills in report writing would be beneficial

We welcome applications from existing (DWP Approved) assessors with a clean audit trail.

If you would like more information, including a full job description, or for an informal confidential discussion please call Simon on .