Occupational Therapist Functional Assessor
* £39,500-46,300 Salary
* Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Part-Time Available
* Office & hybrid home-working options available
Are you an Occupational Therapist (OT) who is looking for a better work-life balance?
This role is a fantastic opportunity to hone your assessment skills and develop your clinical knowledge, while making a difference to people's lives. As a Functional Assessor, you will work with a diverse range of people handling challenging situations.
You will draw on your experience as a clinical expert to assess and examine individuals with disabilities and illnesses who have applied for Employment and Support Allowance. You'll listen sensitively to their experiences, ask questions and use your insights to report on how their disability or health condition is affecting their daily life. Your factual report will help the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) determine their eligibility for benefits.
You will be supported in managing your caseloads efficiently, with the time to give consultations the care and attention they deserve. You will not be expected to work long days, do night shifts or take work home with you.
Once you apply, you will be contacted by one of our team of specialist recruiters who will guide and advise you through the recruitment process and match you with a client which we feel best suits your role, location and requirements.
Due to COVID-19 most assessors are currently undertaking telephone assessments until we can resume face-to-face assessments.
* 25 days of annual leave + BH - option to buy additional days or sell back.
* Private medical insurance, life assurance, pension scheme and healthcare cash.
* Medical indemnity cover and protected CPD.
* An option of up to 60% working from home.
* Supportive working environment with ongoing CPD support.
* HCPC/NMC fee reimbursement and revalidation support.
* All flexible benefits can be tailored to your requirement and lifestyle, such as travel. insurance, dental insurance and childcare vouchers.
* Office & hybrid options available.
Training & Development
To ensure you are fully prepared for your new role, you will embark on a comprehensive induction and training programme, earning over 100 hours of CPD within your first 3 months! Ongoing professional development will be given throughout your career to keep your knowledge current and you will have plenty of exposure to develop your skills and clinical knowledge.
* Currently and fully HCPC or NMC registered with a valid licence to practise in the UK.
* Eligibility to live and work in the UK (no sponsorship opportunities are available).
* Up-to-date evidenced CPD portfolio and appraisal.
* Government legislation requires at least 1-year post-qualification work experience.
* Previous experience as an assessor is not required as you will be fully trained to do the role.
* A UK driving licence is NOT required for these roles.
Why SJB Medical
We are the longest standing recruitment agency for DWP assessor contractors and pride ourselves on the support we give our healthcare candidates throughout the whole recruitment process. We believe that a diverse workforce adds to the success of our clients and as such, are committed to maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity throughout our recruitment process.
Job applicants will receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or marital status. Our job advertisements will clearly and accurately state requirements of the role to enable applicants to assess their suitability. To give everyone a fair experience, we will review and consider, where reasonable, adjustments and accommodations during the recruitment process.
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