“I’ve been an occupational therapist for six years now and during this time I’ve worked in the fields of forensic mental health, learning disabilities and autism settings. I decided to become a Disability Assessor as I wanted to gain more experience within the community and also expand my knowledge of physical health conditions, while still utilising my core occupational therapy skills. I was also attracted to more flexible working and the potential of being based from home as I have two young children.
I love working for a large company like Capita as this allows me lots of opportunities to progress in my career – so much so that I recently had a promotion to a Clinical Coach. I believe that Capita is able to offer so many more opportunities for people that smaller companies or the public sector are unable to do to the same extent. The training has also been very comprehensive and included a four week residential programme.
An enjoyable, varied work life balance
I thoroughly enjoy the varied workload I have in my day job – no two days are the same for me. I get to travel across the region to meet with peers and colleagues and supporting them in the Disability Assessor role on a one to one basis, face to face or via email and phone.
The biggest reward of my job? Working with some great colleagues, being appreciated in my role and knowing that my hard work does not go unrecognised. I love it!”
If Michelle has inspired you to find out more about becoming a Disability Assessor, visit capitapipjobs.co.uk to find out everything you need to know and to apply.
Alternatively, why not come and speak to our existing Disability Assessors at the Health Sector Expo in Cardiff on the 13th May & also Birmingham on the 30th September.