|Job Title||Volunteer Case Worker - EXPIRED|
|Job Published||27 Mar 2015|
|Contact Name||Volunteers team|
Doctors of the World UK is part of the global Médecins du Monde network, which delivers over 300 projects in more than 70 countries through 3,000 volunteers.
In the UK we provide acute medical care and advocacy from a drop-in clinic in east London, supporting some of societies most vulnerable and marginalised people to access mainstream health services. Over the coming years we plan to develop and expand our services to meet growing demand.
We believe that every person has the right to primary healthcare, and will advocate tirelessly on behalf of those facing barriers, whether they are vulnerable migrants, sex workers or people with no fixed address.
Our clinic is staffed by volunteer support workers, nurses and doctors. Case workers also follow up on more in depth cases from our office. These volunteers provide a highly empathetic and practical service to our service users, making a real difference to peoples' lives.
Our effective, committed and enthusiastic team is looking to incorporate new volunteers. If you want to stand up for vulnerable people's rights; if you are passionate about championing accessing to healthcare; enjoy working in a team on often complex and challenging cases, then maybe you should consider becoming a Doctors of the World volunteer!
You will gain experience of working inside a humanitarian organisation making a real difference, and will have the opportunity to gain and develop further transferrable skills through the variety of engaging work you will be involved in as well as regular training sessions. Twice weekly debriefs and regular supervisions are just part of the back up our small staff team provides.
As an organisation running thanks to volunteers, we look to provide them with opportunities to develop their skills and leadership. Volunteers' feedback is structured to directly mould the delivery of our service. Volunteers are not expected to remain static within their role but are encouraged to develop their own areas of interest within the organisation (e.g. carrying out research; representing the organisation; getting involved in programme planning; working from the office on in-depth case work).
For more information on the role and how to apply, please visit http://cs.mypbiz.com/careers-dotw-uk/6277-vcsw001-volunteer-case-worker.aspx
TPP is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We shortlist based on competencies and not on race, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.