HoardingUK (HUK) is looking for volunteer housing professionals/trainees to join our Access and Safety Improvement Programme (ASIP) providing practical person-centred in-home support for adults who are impacted by hoarding behaviour. Our programme has been operation since 2016 and has worked successfully with colleges and universities across Greater London.
About the role:
You will be providing in-home practical, person-centred support for people impacted by hoarding behaviour who may be facing a variety of situations including legal, financial, psychological and discriminatory abuse and neglect. Our programme takes place over the course of a year. You will be working with trained colleagues to alleviate housing, benefits, mental health and other problems experienced by HUK’s participants.
The role consists of:
· Volunteering at HUK a minimum of a half-day (4 hours) each week (there would be travel time on top of this).
· Providing accurate and timely support to those using the service.
· Maintain a caseload
· Taking responsibility for ongoing casework as required.
· Complying with HUK’s case-management procedures, training programme and other relevant policies and procedures.
Training on hoarding, helpline and other relevant areas of information advice will be provided.
We are looking for:
· Experience working with vulnerable adults as a housing or environmental health professional or in training
· The ability to work sensitively and professionally with people facing difficult circumstances
· A commitment to volunteering with us for one year.
· A commitment to values and ethos of HUK.
HoardingUK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Applicants will not be negatively assessed if they request support for the application process. HUK promotes equality of opportunity for all, through diversity, giving each individual the chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination.
If you are interested, please email apply below. For those who do not want to use the apply online feature, we have provided a copy of our expression of interest form. This can be emailed or posted back.
If applicants need support they will not be negatively assessed, instead helped through the process. Please get in touch.