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Looking for a new skill? Are you a qualified Occupational Therapist, Nurse or Physiotherapist? Immediate starts available, Permanent Full or Part Time Opportunities As a Disability Assessor (Initial Review Assessor), you will embark on a brand new and rewarding career, utilising your core skills as a health care professional in an entirely different way. You will form part of a team who will undertake the initial review and paper based assessment process of claimant's who are making a claim for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The role will be based at our main hub, a landmark building in Birmingham, between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday working 40 hours per week. The role requires a keen eye for detail, excellent comprehension skills, good written English and an ability to spot a gap in the information that may need requesting to ensure you do a first class job. As a Disability Assessor in Initial Review you will suggest the best route to assessment, if required, for each individual claimant and complete specific forms and reports which will be submitted to the DWP or NI SSA. An extensive training programme and on going CPD will be provided to ensure your ability to undertake this opportunity whilst supporting your continued professional development and registration. Salary �32K + 23 days holiday + contributory pension + flexible benefits (pro-rata if part time) Essential experience and skills At least two years' post-registration experience as an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Nurse or Doctor with a licence to practise; you have a clear understanding of the clinical aspects, and likely functional effects, of a wide-range of health conditions and disabilities. Personal Attributes Empathy, respect, sensitivity and a professional approach are a must as these attributes will help you inspire confidence and trust in everyone you assess. What is PIP? As part of the Government's welfare reform agenda, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Northern Ireland Social Security Agency (SSA) are introducing 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. Unlike DLA, where claimants are expected to assess their own eligibility by way of a claim form, the majority of those claiming PIP will have a detailed, face-to-face assessment with an experienced Healthcare Professional. What's in it for you? Becoming a Initial Review Assessor is a great way to extend your professional experience, broaden your field of expertise and develop your career. Our initial training and assessment programme and Capita's commitment to Continuous Professional Development will ensure you have the skills to do the job. To apply please visit and apply for a role in the Initial Review Team or to discuss this exciting opportunity further please contact a member of our dedicated PIP recruitment team Call Keeley or Paul on Do what you trained to do, and apply today. Closing date 31/12/13 Capita Resourcing welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation. Capita Resourcing is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.