Transitioning to a new challenge as a disability assessor

Joining our client Independent Assessment Services (IAS) as a Disability Assessor gives you an opportunity to use your existing skills in a completely new way, in a different environment. It’s both a demanding and rewarding role. Using your clinical expertise, you can make a real difference to the lives of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants, for the better.  

Whether you’re conducting consultations face-to-face, by telephone or video, a compassionate and caring approach is a must while you gain a better understanding of PIP claimants’ current physical and mental health needs.

Transferrable skills

Your empathy and compassion will be applied during every stage of the assessment process, while your medical knowledge, communication, organisational, listening, analytical and IT skills will be put to very good use.

As in your previous roles, you’ll be working closely with people and will really listen to claimants so that you’re able to probe appropriately and apply critical thinking to assign the correct descriptors. Although not offering advice or diagnosing conditions, the interpersonal, information gathering, report writing and time management skills you’ve gained in a clinical setting or previous disability assessor roles, will be invaluable.

Talent is nurtured

Keeping your professional qualifications up-to-date and the teaching of new skills is very important to our client IAS.  Developing and applying the clinical skills you’ve developed in previous roles is also a priority for us.

IAS cover the cost of your professional registration fees and they’ve recently established the IAS Academy to provide new clinical recruits with support and training from mentors and managers for six months, equipping you with the confidence and capability needed to move into your permanent role.

Recent graduate from the IAS Academy, Sarah, commented: “It’s been an amazing journey so far, the learning curve is exactly that, it’s immense at times and challenging but the support has been incredible. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced support like it in my 35 years as a qualified nurse. The challenges that we face on a day-to-day basis vary so much and the skill set we need is more diverse but the Academy Clinical Support Leads (CSLs) give you all of the support you need to build your confidence and use those new skills in a very practical way.”

The Academy experience

Support every step of the way

The support of course doesn’t end after six months. you will work as a team, helping each other to be the very best for PIP claimants and achieve high quality standards.

Transitioning into your new role can bring a mix of emotions but your team will on hand to support you every step of the way.

IAS are committed to creating an environment where colleagues continue feel valued, engaged and equipped with the right skills to succeed and deliver a great claimant experience. Having a structure of support and training in place to help you not only get started, but also build your career with IAS. The dedicated people team is focused on engagement, development and growth, also having a strong health and wellbeing culture with many resources and support services to make colleagues feel valued and supported through all aspects of their life, both in and out of work. 

If you are interested to find out more about working as a disability assessor or would like to apply, please click on the link Our Jobs | IMmagIn Recruitment or email [email protected]

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