Allied Health Functional Assessor - Colchester
Our client is one of the UK's leading providers of functional assessment services, and they are looking to hire Allied Health Professionals (Paramedic / OT / Physiotherapist) to work as functional assessors, carrying out objective holistic assessments on people with a range of physical and mental health conditions.
A functional assessor who works on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) looks to assess the person, not the condition. You will use your clinical knowledge and expertise to get a comprehensive picture of how a persons daily living activities are affected. Your assessments will be made up from a mix of questioning and, where appropriate, basic physical examinations. You will also have access to reports from GP's and other health professionals.
Following your assessment, you will write a concise, evidence based report, which will be used by DWP decision makers to arrive at decisions regarding the amount of Personal Independent Payment (PIP) benefit that the person is entitled to.
When you start working in the role, you will be provided with comprehensive training, which is delivered in 3 stages.
- an in-depth E-Learning programme to ensure you have the required background knowledge
- a collaborative classroom based face to face training programme
- on the job mentoring and training
You will be a HCPC registered occupational therapist, physiotherapist or paramedic. You will have broad-based experience in your career so far. You have experience of working with a range of age groups, and have dealt with a range of conditions. You will be experienced in carrying out some type of assessment, and this can be pre-admission assessments, discharge assessments, triage assessments, or some form or ongoing assessment. Knowledge of how to carry out an assessment from start to finish is more important than the type of assessment at this stage, as the extensive training provided will cover the specifics of this role.
You will also be a decent typist, with basic knowledge of using Microsoft Word. You don't need to be a touch typist or an IT wizard, but you need to know your way around a keyboard and be comfortable typing reports following the assessments.
Working Environment & Salary
This is a full-time permanent position and you will be based in an office in Colchester and there won't be any need to travel to people's homes. All of the assessments are carried out face-to-face at the office.
You will be working Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 5:30. The salary is £32,000 per annum, and this rises to £33,000 when you successfuly complete your training. There is no requirement to work late or work weekends.
If you can see yourself as a functional assessor and would like to discuss the role further, give Mike a call on 0151 556 2090 or apply with your CV and I will give you a call.
Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.