RESPONSIBLE TO: Operational Services Manager
SALARY RANGE: London Living Wage
HOURS: Between 25 and 30 hours per week Monday – Friday. One full time candidate or two part time would be considered.
LENGTH OF CONTRACT: Five-month fixed term contract which may be extended subject to funding
LOCATION: Within our participants homes in the London Borough of Haringey. We would ideally like to offer the role to a Haringey resident.
OVERVIEW OF HOARDINGUK
HUK is the only UK wide charity solely dedicated to supporting people impacted by hoarding behaviour. Hoarding Disorder is a complex, comorbid mental health condition which affects 2 to 5% of the population and their families. Those we support are from the most vulnerable or marginalised communities and a high number have other complex disorders or disabilities.
HUK promotes CHOICE and CONTROL using a holistic, integrated framework to provide a safe space for those at risk and to advocate for their legal rights. We are a small charity supporting a big issue undergoing a period of positive change and we are looking for the right team members who share our passion to join us.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
We are delighted to have received local funding for an exciting new project which combines therapeutic counselling with in-home support.
The successful candidate will work with People with Hoarding Behaviour (PwHB) in their home, who have been referred by the local authority into our new program.
On a weekly basis you will attend the property and offer person-centred support as a partner to the PwHB, with the main goal of clearing the space, building back their wellbeing and creating a habitable environment.
You will agree a set of SMART goals and work with them towards manageable milestones. You will liaise with your colleague offering therapeutic support and the operations manager to maintain a wraparound support structure and iron out any complications or conflicts.
QUALIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES, AND EXPERIENCE
- An interest and/or experience in mental health and hoarding
- An empathetic persona with strong communication skills
- Self-motivated, tenacious and able to overcome obstacles
- Ability to build and maintain trust with vulnerable adults
- Problem solving and decision-making skills
- Efficient and organised with good attention to detail
INTERVIEW AND ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
If you need any support with the application or interview process, please let us know. People with lived experience of hoarding behaviour, and experience of accessing mental health services are encouraged to apply. This is an exciting opportunity for someone enthusiastic and energetic to help HoardingUK potentially change the way hoarding is managed by the local authority.
To apply please email email@example.com with CV and a Covering Letter stating why you would like to apply for the role. We will be offering first interviews on a rolling basis over zoom and second interviews in our office. Offer of employment is subject to a DBS check. Training on hoarding behaviour, holistic decluttering and other relevant areas will be provided.