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Blue Badge Eligibility Assessor

Social Care Adults - Qualified
19004739 Requisition #
| Starting salary £28,925 per annum | Permanent Full Time, 37 hours per week |

We are currently seeking two qualified HCPC registered practitioners to join our small team based in Maidstone as a Blue Badge Eligibility Assessor. You will be taking on an exciting role conducting independent mobility assessments for Kent County Council with the Blue Badge Assessment Service.

Role Overview:

To carry out proportionate desktop, telephone and specialist functional mobility assessments of individuals with physical and non-visible disabilities, applying for blue badges and make recommendations about eligibility.

To ensure you are meeting the Government Requirements for the issuing of Blue Badge so that the people who require the badge have access to disabled parking.

Some travel will be required across the County in order to facilitate an eligibility clinic to carry out face to face assessments.

To make clear and accurate records of assessments, recommendations, outcomes and other work using standard assessment/report formats; including the provision of detailed reports/recommendations to other agencies and departments where appropriate and any associated administration.

To signpost and to make referrals to other agencies as appropriate.

You will receive training, support and supervision, however there is an expectation of working knowledge of assessing individuals. You will have experience of mobility based assessments. There are also flexible working opportunities. You will need to be able to work independently and as part of the team, be resourceful and have clear and concise recording skills; you will also be reliable, flexible and resilient. Possible suitable applicants could include Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and a relevant professional qualification (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy) as well as up to date registration with the appropriate professional body.

To view and download the job description and person specification for this role please click here.

For further information on this role please contact Emma Hurcomb, Team Leader on 03000 416262 or emma.hurcomb@kent.gov.uk, or Hannah Buckley, Operations Supervisor on hannah.buckley@kent.gov.uk

Interview date(s): 6th November 2019

Closing date: 25th October 2019

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